The following is a reprint of an article about Alex
Mackie and his wife, Mary. This article
appeared in one of our clubs first newsletters back in 1990. Some artistic
license has been taken so that the article reads in the present time.
Admiring the skill and expertise, you must know that Alex,
our 1st President Pro-Tem, began bowling at age 9. Hailing from Glasgow, Mary and Alex enjoyed
Scottish and English bowling where he designed and donated a trophy awarded
yearly as the “Alex Mackie Trophy”. They
came to California
in 1973 where they both enjoyed swimming, gardening and their dog, “Susie”.
While still working at Hughes Research in Malibu, they looked
forward to his retirement hoping to visit friends around the country, perhaps
in a motorhome, and of course, more bowling competition. Watch and admire that super skillful form and delivery!
Alex joined the Oxnard
Joslyn Lawn Bowls Club in 1986 and was the 1st President Pro
Tem. His membership continued down through
the years. In more recent time after a
period of declining health Alex died at home on October 15, 2013. He was cremated on October 21 and his ashes
are to be delivered to Scotland. It was Alex’s wish to return to Scotland some day. I expect he will be meeting with his friends
and relatives on the green.
Alex with his pal Oreo
Displaying a fine delivery style
Picture of a happy man
We'll miss you Alex