Peterculter man played leading role in community life

Peterculter man Allan Pennie who has died aged 87.

Peterculter man Allan Pennie who has died aged 87.

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A prominent member of the Peterculter community has died aged 87.

Allan Pennie was the first chairman of the St Peter’s Heritage Trust and continued until he retired in 2013.

Despite failing health, Mr Pennie still attended committee meetings, his last one being in October when he was elected an honorary vice-president at the trust’s AGM.

He was an elder, minute clerk and treasurer at St Peter’s Church for many years, organising the collectors system which still continues at Peterculter Church.

Each year he organised a thank-you tea party for the collectors at the Gordon Arms.

Peterculter Church minister, the Rev John Ferguson, said: “Allan had a wonderful personality. He was a very positive and determined man – he was someone who always saw the best in people.

“If ever there was an example of a man who sought to live out the Christian life in a practical way, it was Allan.

“He cared about other people, he would go the extra mile to help someone and he lived a selfless life. He really was a true gentleman in every way.”

Mr Pennie latterly stayed at Hawkhill House Care Home.