George Ritchie

George Ritchie

It is with great sadness that I would inform you of the passing of George Ritchie today (Wednesday 8th April) at home after a long illness borne with tremendous courage and dignity for almost fourteen years.

George (81) was a Life Member of Glasgow RA and a great supporter and ambassador of the Association over many years. He joined the Association in 1963 and after retiring from active refereeing he continued to look after and support the membership in his various roles, Minor Grades Advisory Panel member and Convenor, Development Advisor and Assistant Referee Co-ordinator for the West Region of the SJFA. In all of his positions he discharged his duties in an exemplary manner. He was always keen to pass on his wisdom and invaluable experience whilst providing tremendous support and encouragement to members. For a considerable time, he was pivotal for many members achieving promotion to the “Senior List”. It is members of George’s calibre that allows the Association to proclaim it is the biggest and the best. A true gentleman who will be sadly missed.

My thoughts at this sad and difficult time are with his wife, Carmen and sons Brian and Derek and their families.

Alan Cunningham
Association Manager
Glasgow RA.

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