The Royal Caledonian Curling Club

The Royal Caledonian Curling Club

National Governing Body for Curling in Scotland

Remembering Past President Matt Murdoch

Posted on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 12:00pm

Matt Murdoch - President 2008-09Murdoch Family Thanks:

Marion, Nancy, Neil and David wish to express their sincere thanks to family, friends, curling and Rotary acquaintances worldwide for such comfort shown to them on the very sad loss of Matt.

The family have been overwhelmed with the expressions of sympathy and support received and also everyone who showed their respects at the funeral.  It is of great comfort to know how much Matt was loved and touched so many people’s lives.  Generous donations of £2700 will be shared between Lockerbie and District Rotary and Lockerbie Ice Rink.

Special thanks to Rev Sandy Stoddart for his wonderful words of comfort and celebration of Matt’s life at the service and to Christine and her team at V & M Thomson for their tremendous empathy, dignity and meticulous organisation.

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The Royal Caledonian Curling Club was saddened to hear of the passing of past President Matt Murdoch, who died suddenly on 5 March 2014. Matt was a long standing member of the RCCC and president in 2008/09.

The thoughts of the entire curling community are with Matt Murdoch’s wife, children, family and friends. He was a very special person in the curling family who made friends around the world and we will all miss him. Matt has left a huge legacy for curling and his contribution to the sport is quite remarkable.  He will be remembered as one of the great men in the game and we are proud to have known him.

STATEMENT FROM DAVID MURDOCH 3 x Olympian, Sochi silver medal winning curler, 2 x world champion, 3 x European champion on the loss of his father.

“Myself and my entire family are shocked and totally devastated following the sudden loss of my father Matt Murdoch last night.

As many within the sport may know, my dad was a 3 time Scottish national curling champion and former president of the Royal Caledonian Curling Club. He was a brilliant dad to us all. My mum and dad inspired me, my brother and sister to take up curling when we were youngsters and have done so much to help us all in our chosen careers in addition to helping to inspire many others to take up the sport.

I dedicated my recent Sochi Olympic success to my parents without whom I wouldn’t be were I am today. My dad will be much missed by us all and he was so happy to see me and touch the medal he has helped my whole life to aim towards.

We thank everyone for their well wishes at this sad time and ask the media to respect our privacy.

Our dad was much-loved – by all our family,  by his friends, and by the curling community.”