|June Lockhart (and Molly)|
16th June 1949 - 1st May 2022
RLCGA Past Captain and West Vets Past Captain -- June Lockhart (nee Smollett) who was well known to so many in the West of Scotland golfing circles and beyond.-- died on Sunday 1st May and the very large funeral took place yesterday 18th May 2022 with many of her friends including Liz Munro (President of Scottish Golf). Thanks go to one of June's close friends - Liz Mavern (Ladies' Captain at Ralston) who passed me on some of the earlier information.
|Photo - Courtesy of Helen Faulds|
When she moved to Glasgow she then joined Western Ladies and then Hillhead Hockey Club and played with eg - Helen Faulds, Pat Syme, Dorothy Gilmour, Moyra Withycombe, Lynn Mitchell, Lynn Forsyth and Sheila Moodie
|The Lockharts - Sheona, Gordon, Iain and June|
In 1975 June met Iain Lockhart and they were married in 1977 at Aberdeen University They had 2 children Gordon and Sheona and lived in the West end of Glasgow. Tragedy struck in 2011 when Sheona who had been fighting an illness for many years died at the age of 24.
|Belle Robertson, Pamela Feggans, JuneLockhart and Anne Wilson|
In 2009 she played in a Pro Am at Archerfield and - The longest drive was an accumulative prize won by Belle Robertson, Anne Wilson and June who were accompanied by team professional Pamela Feggans who contributed a massive 312 yards with her drive !
|RLCGA 2018 County Team Runners Up|
In 2017 in her 2nd year of West Vets Captaincy she also became Renfrewshire Ladies’ County Captain and took the team through to the Scottish County Team finals played over Kilmacolm in 2018. Renfrewshire just missed out being Champions to Aberdeenshire by an agonising half a point on count back. Despite the disappointment, the team took defeat with very good grace and indeed showed their appreciation of an Aberdeenshire team which hadn't won the title for 34 years. June maintained a great friendship since then with Ann Smart the then winning Aberdeenshire Captain and at the 110th RLCGA anniversary dinner in 2019 June said in her speech “ It is not the winning or the losing its the friends you meet along the way”
|June has her 3rd Hole in One at Troon|
At the Renfrewshire’s County Beetle Drive Fundraiser in February 2018 , Gleddoch pair Isabell Donnelly and Shirley Back outbid others for a round for 3 with RLCGA President Jennifer Mack at Troon Portland and June was invited to make up the 3rd player.
|Some of the DP Abba Group - -- Avril Berry, June Lockhart, |
Helen Faulds Olive Mackay
Front : Chris Dingwall
|June and Bernie Mitchell (Husband of the the Late Lynn Mitchell)|
There are so many more stories that can be told and can be summed up by many of the kind words that have been sent in - Bernie Mitchell husband of the late Lynn Mitchell said - "June just got on with it and committed herself to many causes, charitable, sporting and all associated administrative chores. The words, unique and legend, have become all too debased with frequent and inappropriate usage. In the case, however, of our dearest friend, June, they are truly relevant"
Morag Clapperton (Aberdeenshire Past Captain)
What a sad day for us all but so much for us all to remember. She was one of the best pupils I ever taught and one of the best hockey players I ever played with, but most of all she was the best and most loyal friend anyone could ever ask for!
Simply the best!!
Gillian Kyle (Past Captain RLCGA)
It's all just SO sad, especially when June was such a lovely, good-living person.
I would like to say what a wonderful, supportive VC June was to me. I really had to twist her arm to take on the role but I persisted as she was such a popular member of the "RLCGA family." She'd been unwell already that year but I promised to look after her & reassured her that we'd make a good team-which we did by winning the County Finals at Glenbervie. She kept meticulous notes as she always wanted to do the right thing for the County & the team.
She will be sadly missed for her kindness, thoughtfulness & quick wit.
Sandra MacDougall (West Vets and RLCGA)
It is so sad, Carol - I really can’t believe how quickly it has all happened.
My regular joke with June was to remind her when Mo Neilson and I played against her in the 4s - she couldn’t understand how we had a combined handicap of 12.25 - until we told her it was out tee time - it always made her laugh.
Donna Jackson (Captain RLCGA)
June was one of the nicest people I have met and became friends with through playing golf. I will miss the fun and the wicked sense of humour, and the odd swear word that would slip out when she was caddying for you in the county matches. RIP my friend
Ann Smart (Past Captain Aberdeenshire County)I first met june at the County Finals in 2018 as a fellow captain. We became really good friends. An absolute gem of a lady who never once complained. Didn’t know you long enough June.
Now and then someone comes into your life something just clicks, everything's right
Laughter, fun and compassion ensue you just know that this person's a good fit for you
And when you needed her, she was right there to give you advice, which she handled with care
And you would be there anytime that she asked to help with a noble or trivial task
She has a few nicknames, Joony Poony and Quine and Svetlanna is really a favourite of mine
On her piano, I'll hae a wee tune but I've a long way to go till I play it like June
Her face was fair, her words were kind and a truer friend you'll never find
With the skirl of the pipes
And the swirl of her kilt
She went on her way
With her hat at a tilt !