Farewell to Clara Kay, Carluke Rovers stalwart

Clara Kay died 2011
Clara Kay died 2011

AN emotional tribute has been paid to Clara Kay, of Holm Street, the lady credited with keeping Carluke Rovers Junior FC alive during an incredible 65-year association with the club.

Clara, who died aged 75 on June 27 after battling ill health in recent years, remained loyal throughout her life to Rovers, the club formerly run by her dad Charlie. She will be sadly missed by many local people, including former Rovers manager Whitey Moffat who knew her for 48 years.

“It was a real sickener to hear the news of Clara’s death,” Whitey said.

“I’d known her since 1963 when I signed for Rovers as a 16-year-old and never met anyone in junior football with a personality like Clara.”

For a full obituary, pick up a copy of this week’s Carluke Gazette.