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Memorial George Stephen Geddes 1950 – 2014

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Steve Geddes, an outstanding piper and one of the founding members of the City of Victoria Pipe band passed away on March 4, 2014. For the 30 year life of the band, he successfully wore two hats as pipe sergeant and band manager.   Stevie, as he was affectionately known in the band, was a formidable…

Leslie MacKay Memorial

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  Lesley MacKay, former piper in the Vancouver Ladies Pipe Band and daughter of former BCPA Chief Steward Archie MacKay, passed away on January 15, 2014. Lesley courageously battled cancer for many years and chronicled her fight in her frequent Facebook postings. Through her determination, she was able to watch her daughter play with the…

Colin Mathews, father of piper Craig Mathews of the Dowco Triumph Street Pipe Band, passed away on December 10, 2013

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Colin will be remembered as a very genial man and supportive parent by the many people involved in the Dowco Triumph Street and Robert Malcolm Memorial Pipe Bands. Colin also made a significant contribution to piping and drumming education in BC by spearheading the effort to have the Institute of Piping and the RSPBA Structured Learning…