Updated 6th March 2019
The funeral of Alec ‘Eck’ Condie will take place on Monday 18th March, 12:45pm at Kirkcaldy Crematorium and then afterwards at the Dean Park Hotel.
Everyone at Raith Rovers was devastated to hear about the death of committed supporter and former Director Alec Condie. Alec was 80 years old, and is survived by his wife Wilma, sons Graeme and Alisdair and grandsons Harris and Arran.
Alec (‘Eck’ to those he knew and loved) passed away peacefully yesterday morning (Saturday 2nd March) after a couple of weeks in Victoria Hospital.
Alec was a familiar presence at Stark’s Park; firstly on the terraces, then in the South Stand and also in the Boardroom where he served as the Supporters Director on the Board. He joined the board in the summer of 2006, serving on the Board of the football club for 2 years after being elected as the second fans representative on the Board.
Alec had a distinctive voice in the South Stand and was a lively presence during matches. He was a fan of the Rovers all his life, but his support of the club peaked when Frank Conner arrived as manager in 1986.
He was in Iceland and Munich during our UEFA Cup campaign under Jimmy Nicholl after winning the League Cup in 1994.
Away from RRFC Alec was heavily involved in the local social housing sector for which he was awarded an MBE in 2007.
Alec had a wide and varied career – he did his national service in the Royal Navy, worked at Burntisland Shipyard and as an engineer. He also worked as a teacher. His favourite anecdote from his working life was turning Sandy Lyle down for a job as an engineer and telling him to stick to the golf.
Rovers Director Ali More (who Alec succeeded as Supporters Director in 2006) said “Eck was a passionate Rovers fan. He was a huge help to me when I became the first Supporters Director following Reclaim the Rovers in 2005.
He was very supportive, full of advice and always willing to help. He eventually joined as Supporters Director for the club he loved, and was determined to do whatever he could to make Rovers better. A sad loss”