Flowers of the Forest

We honor friends and family in who have departed us in the past year. During the Games' Welcoming Ceremonies, they will be memorialized by a reading of their names and the piping of The Flowers of the Forest. May their lives and contributions to the Scottish community, both abroad and at home, always be remembered.

2019

WOODROW ‘CHIP’ CRAWFORD, JR.
Chip He was the president of the Central Florida Scottish-American Society. Chip is survived by his wife, Karen Jordan-Crawford; daughter, Allana Grace Crawford; step-daughter, Danielle Allana Parsons (husband, Steven Parsons); sister, Cathy Rivera; sister, Connie Herrara (husband, Henry Herrara, Sr.); granddaughter, Lucy Abigail Parsons; and nieces and nephews, Kealan Rivera, Henry Herrara, Jr., Ashley Smith and Aaron Herrara.

DAVID HARDIN GOUGE.
Husband, father, grandad, brother, mentor, friend, minister of the Gospel, 101st Airborne, photographer,diver, upholsterer, Scoutmaster, teacher, grillmaster, locomotive enthusiast, punster and kilted volunteer of Central Florida Scottish Highland Games. He went to be with the Lord on July 4, 2019 after a long battle with Agent Orange-related cancer.

JOHN “BUD” W. BLACK, JR.
Husband to his ever- patient Wendy, Bud was a long-time entertainer on the Delta Queen Steamboat, performing on banjo, guitar and mandolin. He was quick with a song or funny story and often said, “You just can’t play a sad song on a bango.”

CALVIN LEE GUTHRIE.
Mr. Guthrie served in the Army during the years of 1967-1979. He was a Vietnam War Veteran Ground Medic for one tour from 1967-1968. “DUSTOFF” #236 from 1971-1972. He was awarded Air Medal with numeral 12, Vietnam Service Medal with 1 Silver Service Star and 2 Bronze Service Stars, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm Unit Citation. Good Conduct Medal (Feb 1, 1970), Aircraft Crewman Badge and Combat Medic Badge. He also received the National Defense Service Medal, 4 Overseas Bars, Vietnam Service Medal with 6 Campaign Stars, Vietnam Campaign Medal w/ 60 Device. He was a lifetime member of the VFW, DAV, and a member of the American Legion. He was Post Commander of 4008 in Belton, Texas for 4 years. He was “Driver of the Year” in 1994 at Paul Arpin Van Lines.

PHYLLIS CLARKE PRUITT.
A lovely Irish lass who sparkled with wit and smiles. Mother of Karen Clarke Pruitt; Highland Games Heritage Tent.

REID RAPPORT.
He served honorably in the U.S. Army as a Specialist E-4. A Guild-Certified Sommelier, Reid was well known in Central Florida and beyond for his enthusiastic love of wine and fine food. He was a long-standing member of the Alliance of Sommeliers and was the founder of a local single malt whisky education group.

LUCY PARTYKA HARMER.
Beloved mother of Paul P. Partyka.

CLAN CHIEF, LADY ELIZABETH, THE RIGHT HONOURABLE COUNTESS OF SUTHERLAND.
Lady Elizabeth, succumbed to pneumonia and died peacefully at her home in London.

2017

COL. THORNTON "ANDY" ANDERSON.JR.,USMC Retired.
Served in WWII and the Korean War. Acitve member of The Knights Templar and SAS, CLan Anderson.

CARELTON MACRAE COOK II.
Served two tours in Vietnam, worked at Nebraska State Penitentiary and was house detective for Playboy Enterprises. Carl served as President of the Scottish American Society of Central Florida, announcer for atheletics and public safety. Carl drummed with various Pipe and Drum bands over the years and was a magnet for people with his infectious luagh and smile.

JIM BURGESS.
American Legion Commandant in Safety Harbor, Board Member and Officer of the Blue Knights and Florida Convenor for Clan Young and one of the founders of New World Celts.

CURTIS CONDON.
Served in the US Navy aboard USS Wisconsin (BB-64) and was a veteran of the the Korean War. Curt was an active member in the Loyal Order of the Moose and earned his Pilgrim Degree of Merit. Father to Cheryl Barrett-SASCF Childrens' Games.

REAY SUTHERLAND MACKAY.
A child prodiy earning his first of many professional piping competetions at age 13, Reay went on to earn the North American Solo Piping Championship 6 times consecutively.

ALICE MARGARET WALLING MEWES.
A lifelong teacher and charter member of Sanlando United Methodist Church, she sang in the choir and had a passion for jail ministry and was one of the original members of SAS Orlando (Clan Grant).

HEIDI MICHELLE NAGEL, M.D.
Programmer for NIntendo before becomg Board Certified Physician working at Northwest Medical Center. Heidi was a violinist in the Celtic Conundrum band and active member in New World Celts.

BRADLEY QUENSEL.
Bradley Imports.

MARY T. SLOAN.
US Veteran, diver, officer in NWC and member of the SAS.

2016

JAMES STEWART MURRAY GRAY.
Served in the Royal Air Force, fought in Korea and conintued to serve in the Army for 23 years after. Founding president of Clan Stewart in America, he was an integral member of the SAS.
MARK ANTHONY BAYLIS, devoted volunteer at our Games.
DONALD ELLIOT HAMILTON, JR., Dad & Father-in-law to Donny and Rhonda Hamilton.
PENN LESTER, The Compleat Knight, maker of kid's wooden swords, shields and crossbows.
MATTHEW NEGEDLY, District Chief, Orlando Fire Department, Honor Guard, Orlando Pipe & Drums.
ALAN LAMAR MCDOWELL, Cousin to Carol Johnson-SASCF Sponsors.
WILLIAM A. NORRIS and JOSHUA T. POLLETTE, Father & Grandson of Mary Buckalew.
KAREN SPRINGER, MOther of Anyah Cook-SASCF Secretary, Heritage Tent.
BARBARA ROSE ENSIGN PAUL,Friend of Heidi Gouge-SASCG Graphics and Print Media.

2015

COREY ALLICOCK
KANE HURLOCK
KEALY MCCOLLUM-LANDES of Clan McCollum
ED NEIGH, taught at the the NOrth American Academy of Piping and Drumming.
ELIZABETH ADAIR SCOTT,daughter of Jennifer and Dr. Jonathan Scott.
DR. BILL SHAW of Ormond Beach PAP JOE SCHRIMSHER, WWII Vetran and host of the mighty Schrimsher CLan of Central Florda
PETER ELSON SPILLER, long time member of SAS Palm Beach County, holding the position of Sargeant at Arms.

2014

MARY BLACK Mother of Heather Munro
ALBERT C. EATON, FSA Pipe Major, 33-degree Scottish Rite Mason, Convenor and past President of the Clan Home Society, Vice-President of the Orlando Scottish Heritage Group.
MARTHA ELLIS 64, Member and Treasurer of Clan Anderson and manned the tent every year, Scottish country dancer, re-enactor for many groups.
MARK GASKILL of Sarasota. Beloved husband of Pamela Gill-Gaskill.
TRACY HARMAN 27, Daughter of Lorraine Lindsay & friend of Central Florida ScottishHighland Games
ARCHIBALD ANGUS CHARLES KENNEDY, The 8th Marquess of Ailsa, 19th Earl of Cassillis, 21st Lord Kennedy and 8th Baron Ailsa.
CAL MATHESON Canadian-born and attended the Games for many years. He had a passion for anything Scottish from where he traced his ancestry.
DAVID WILLIAM MCKEE 52, Brother of highland athlete, Ching McKee-Oettel.
HARVEY RITCH Owner of “Everything Scottish” in Linville, NC. A longtime vendor of the Central Florida Scottish Highland Games.
ROBIN McLAURIN WILLIAMS Comedian, actor

2013

Dr. Fred Brough
Don Cameron, Sr. - Cameron’s British Foods Founder
Robert N. King - SASCF
Frank Stewart “Scotty” Meredith - Bagpiper, Rosie O’Grady’s pipes & drums
Ross Morrison-Grandfather Mountain Highland Games President, athletic judge
Harry p. Rose – US Navy ret., SASCF
Charles “Charlie” Grant Ross - St. Andrews Society, SASCF
Mary Bell Caswell Cook Sherrard
Judy Wisehart Clan Macleod, past regional vice president
Jim Wright - Clan Macleod

2012

Neil Alden Armstrong - First man on the moon and only “Freeman of the Borough” of Langholm, Scotland
Dr. John S. Barnett, PhD - USAF veteran, Clan Ross, New World Celts
Bruce Burt - Pipe major, Bagpiping judge
Sandy Keith - Bagpiping judge
Roderick “Roddy” MacDonald - Pipe major, EUSPBA Past President
Robert G. McPherson
John, 11th Duke of Atholl, Chief of the Murrays
Nancy Sloane – SUSPBA
Thomas Springer – Father of Anyah Cook of Scottish Heritage Group
Ted Trias – Highland athletics judge
Ed Young – Founding member of local Clan Young.

2011

Nancy Gail Anderson - Clan Anderson, St. Andrews Society, SMOTJ
Jean Murray Anderson- Clan Murray; CFSHG and Society
William Ron Cobb - Clan Stewart Society in America
Elton Eugene Cameron - Clan Cameron
William Kay Cummings, Sr. - Scottish Athlete, conducted Athletic Competition at the Central Florida Scottish Games since 1996, introduced Scottish Athletic Team competition throughout USA
Bernice Duffy - Clan MacDuff; CFSHG Gold Sponsor
Alasdair Gillies - Solo Piper; three-time Glenfiddich Champion
Donald Livingston - Founding Member Clan Stewart Society in America
Robert “Bob” MacThomas - Founder Clan MacThomas, North America
Vince McGough, aka Scott Harris - News Anchor, Channel 13 & WDBO
Kenneth Leroy Meek - Clan MacDuff; CFSHG Gold Sponsor
Matthew Douglas Patterson - Clan MacLaren
Hamish Pollock, Jr. - Founding member St. Andrews Society of Central Florida
Ronald Rollo - Founding member 78th Fraser Highlanders Pipe Band, Former President of the Pipers & Pipe Band Society of Ontario
James Robert Tatum - Clan Cameron

2010

Don Callahan
Eudora Campese - Clan Henderson and past SASCF member
Hamish Cummings
Rae Feldman - OSHG, Scottish American Society of Central Florida, Orlando Scottish Heritage Group
Elaine May Frailey
Betty Lowe - Clan MacLaren
Regis Malady - “The Celtic Trader”
Brian Relyea – Clan MacBubba

2009

Eugene Edmunds - Member SASCF
Michael Ganley
Betty Hughson - Early member of SASCF
Ron Monroe - Clan Munro
David R. Ross - Albannach
Quinn Tyndall - Border Collie shepherd

2008

Ronald Eargle Austin - Clan Stewart, Clan Keith
Robert A. Baird, USN, Ret. - Clan Baird
Bette Dian - Clan Gunn
Byron Lamont - Highland Athlete
Marian MacCall - Clan Donald, Founding member Orlando Scottish Highland Games
William E. MacLauchlin - Clan MacLachlin, SASCF Past President
Dorothy Tanner Rowntree - Clan McIntyre
Duncan Louis Stewart of Acharra, the Younger - Clan Stewart
Ann Young

2007

Thomas Edwin Gordon, Jr.
Wally Hughson - founding council member of the Central Florida Highland Games
Charles Eichelberger - Clan Donnachaidh

2006

Geraldine Audrey “Jerry” Keeth
June Hill
Albert “Bert” Wigmore
Phyllis Kennedy - Clan Kennedy
Max Hall - Clan Skene

2005

Bertha Streeter - 20+year member of SASCF
Deborah McBain Longton Orr Greenhill - Clan McBain
James “Jimmy” Orr - Former Pipe Major, Edinburgh City Police
Barbara Duncan Ginsberg - Clan Donnachaid
Betty Robertson Wendorph - Clan Donnachaid
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