All at Greenock Wanderers RFC were deeply saddened to learn this week of the sad passing of highly popular former Club Secretary Trevor Pack, aged 75, who died after a short illness.
Mr Pack had been a stalwart of the club for many years and his highly efficient administrative capability was utilised to the full when he took on the role of Honorary Secretary during the presidency years of the late Willie Gardiner, Donnie Cunningham and Dougie Sloan.
A lifelong Wanderer, Mr Pack was a tenacious first team scrum half during the 1960’s but work commitments took him away from the area and he and wife Anne spent a large part of their married life in Kampala in Uganda where Trevor was a school teacher.
His love of sport continued and he became president of Kampala Rugby Club and also of the Ugandan Rugby Football Union and enjoyed patronage of many ex-pat clubs and communities including the Caledonian Society and the Rotary Club.
Mr Pack was also involved in the freemasonry movement and in 1990 became the Right Worshipful Master of the Caledonian Lodge of Uganda number 1389.
On returning to his native land Mr Pack worked as Senior House Master at Keil School in Dumbarton which was one of the leading fee-paying schools in the country at the time. His popularity was such that even years after retiring he still received letters of appreciation and seasonal greetings cards from former pupils.
Trevor’s commitment to schools rugby was immense and he was also a regular patron of the Melrose Sevens.
On retirement Trevor and Anne returned to Greenock and Trevor renewed his involvement with the local rugby club and became a senior office bearer of Wanderers in 2002.
Former Wanderers president Donnie Cunningham said, “It was a privilege and pleasure to have known and worked with Trevor Pack. His appetite for work was insatiable and he was a leading light at Fort Matilda throughout his time as secretary. In particular, he was heavily involved in all the arrangements concerning the opening of the new clubhouse in 2008 by HRH The Princess Royal and, true to form, all the coordination and plans he put in place passed off smoothly and without a hitch.
“Trevor led a really interesting life and his knowledge and humour will be greatly missed by all who knew him”.
Mr Pack is survived by his devoted wife Anne and adult children Cammy, Lois, Sheona and their children.
His funeral will take place on Thursday 15 May at 2:30pm at Clydebank Crematorium.