Captain Keith Davie

Post date: Dec 02, 2011 10:35:23 PM

We recently received the sad news that Captain Keith Davie died in April of this year.  His wife Maureen said that it had been difficult to keep up with all the different organisations Keith was associated with as he used to do all the paperwork himself.   Mrs Maureen Davie writes:  "Keith was born in 1936 and died at home this year in April.  On leaving school he went to Warsash Naval College and then joined P&O as a deck cadet. He progressed steadily through the ranks to Chief Officer. We were married in 1959 and the rapid growth of the first two children made him decide to come ashore.  We attempted to raise pigs in Devon and Cornwall for some 10 years however the enterprise, although enjoyable, was not profitable enough to support the family (now three).  So, seeing an advertisement encouraging Officers to return to sea, Keith rejoined P&O which soon became P&OCL and after a while he became Captain of several of the new Container ships.  When Keith became medically unfit he had to give up and come ashore again.  He showed great courage and would not admit he was ill, indeed many of his friends did not know. He took a 2 year course in furniture making and made several beautiful pieces for our home and family. He was treasurer of numerous local organisations and will certainly be missed."Belinda McCormack

Hon. Secretary, SCARA