Tribute to Joe McKendrick
1949 – 2012
Announcement made aboard Waverley on Tuesday 14th August 2012
“Ladies and Gentlemen, as we approach Blairmore Pier you will see the flag on the Pier is flying at half-mast today as is Waverley’s red ensign at the stern.
Both flags are lowered as a mark of respect for Dr Joe McKendrick who sadly passed away last night after a short period of illness.
Joe was a Waverley Steam Navigation Director for 30 years as well as a Director of Waverley Excursions Limited. He was also Vice-Chairman of both companies. Joe was Chairman of Blairmore Pier Trust from 2003-2009 and was instrumental in the saving and re-opening of the Pier for Waverley.
His input to Waverley over the past 30 years has been invaluable and his passing is a sad loss for the ship. Waverley has lost one of her greatest supporters and a true friend.”