Category: memorial

Leslie MacKay Memorial

  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

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…

Army School of Bagpipe Music and Highland Drumming Memorial Fund

In memory of Lillian Reid, March 11, 1919 – October 18, 2012

Lillian Reid passed away on Thursday, October 18th in Comox, BC.  She was the widow of Alex Reid, who predeceased her in 1982.  She was the loving mother of Sheila, Jim, Sandy, and Mary-Ann.  Lillian is also survived by fourteen grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Lillian’s husband, Alex, was a well-known piper and teacher in Vancouver,…