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Brodie a loss to NI and Scotland

IT was a sad loss when the news of Dr Malcolm Brodie MBE's passing was announced.

Malcolm had been a member of the Belfast Benevolent Society of St Andrew for more than 50 years and, in those years, served as a loyal and faithful servant in keeping his roots and links with Scotland alive and promoting the charitable causes in which the society is involved.

Even though 70-plus years were spent in Northern Ireland, where he married, had children and settled very easily, there was always a large part of his heart which was forever Scotland.

His international fame grew year on year in his chosen profession of journalism purely because of the kind of man he was: unassuming, genuine, caring and gentle.

He gave all of his time and talents during his time with the St Andrews Society, regardless of his already busy, non-stop life. So well thought of, he was made honorary president in 2012.

Malcolm was a major driving force in keeping the Belfast St Andrews Society alive as it approaches its 150th anniversary in three years.

All members of the society were shocked by his passing and the society passes on our thoughts and prayers to his family on this, the first anniversary of his passing.

HUGH D WILSON

President, Belfast Benevolent Society of St Andrew

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