Former Carnoustie man dies in South Africa

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THE DEATH has taken place in South Africa of former Carnoustie man Mr Alan Craigie.

Following a short illness Mr Craigie (70) passed away on Thursday, July 7, in Johannesburg with his wife Jenny and her family at his bedside.

He was the son of the late Mr and Mrs Alan Craigie, formerly of Yeaman Street, Carnoustie.

His father Alan senior was a master baker who ran a successful bakery business in the town for many years which is now the JM Bakery.

Alan junior was educated at Carnoustie School and started work as a radio and television engineer with Ron Soutar in High Street.

Following his apprenticeship he continued working as a radio and TV engineer in Arbroath and Dundee.

Later, following his spell of working with NCR in Dundee, he emigrated to South Africa in 1967 where he worked with NCR in micro-electronics.

He continued his work in South Africa in the 1970s as a partner in a television aerial business and later returned to micro-elctronics work with Panasonic.

Mr Craigie is survived by his children Mark, Jill and Eve in Australia and Tanya and Dominique in England.

He took a great interest in the on-going developments of his native town and met up with as many of his friends as possible during his several visits to Carnoustie over the years.