It is with much regret that we have received the sad news that one of our longest standing members, Jimmy Christie, has passed away at the age of 82 years. Jimmy had been in hospital for some weeks, having suffered a number of strokes from which he failed to recover. Jimmy first joined Victoria Park on the 28th May 1946 and was still competing in July 2012 at the grand age of 81 years throwing the Javelin and Shot Putt in Dunfermline at the Scottish Athletics Masters’ Championship.
During his years of membership of Victoria Park, Jimmy was involved in most aspects of volunteering within the Club – Coaching, Team Managing, Officiating and sitting on the Committee as Vice President and President for a period of time in the late 60s-early 70s. It was in the early 70s that Jimmy began competing as a Veteran athlete and clearly enjoyed representing his club in Pentathlon events and taking part in Glasgow Marathons and Half Marathons.
He was also a long time member of the Scottish Veteran Harriers Club. His boundless energy would have been a credit to people half his age and Victoria Park City of Glasgow will be made poorer by his passing. He has been a true role-model.
Jimmy was a very recognisable figure within the Scottish Athletics community and will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Our sincere condolences go to his family and friends.
Jimmy’s funeral will be held at Craigton Cemetery, Berryknowes Road, Cardonald, Glasgow, G52 2DB on Monday 22nd July at 1.30pm.