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We were all saddened to learn of David Munro’s passing on Tuesday 21st January 2019 at the age of 89 years. There was barely a seat to be had a David’s funeral at Killearn Kirk on Friday 8th February and this reveals something of the affection and esteem that he was held in by all those who knew him. David’s contribution to the ministry and mission of the former Bearsden North Church cannot be overstated and so it was felt appropriate to include a tribute to his life and ministry in Word from the Cross. We are indebted to the Rev. Fergus Buchanan for his permission to print the Eulogy he gave at David’s funeral service, and this is reproduced in full underneath as is the Tribute paid to David’s life and ministry at the Kirk Session meeting on Wednesday 20th March. In the last magazine we sought comments and memories from those who had experienced David’s ministry in Bearsden North. A selection of those contributed include:“He was a most caring and dedicated man. His God, his family and his congregation were his life! He always hoped he would be able to preach until the end and I’m so happy he got his wish.” “One memory that remains in my mind is of "The Notebook". If one mentioned anything to him, this notebook, or notepad, which I suspect was already open at a blank page, was whipped out of his pocket and a note scribbled into it in what looked like his own kind of shorthand (you couldn't have read it even if you did have sight of it!) - and you could be sure that if what you had mentioned required further action, it would receive attention. A small thing in its way, but of such things are memories made!” “I, and most people, commented on his prayers – I felt he was talking to me alone and others felt the same.” GRW

Eulogy given by Rev. Fergus Buchanan – 8th February 2019 My first contact with David was when I was a Probationer for the Ministry. Along with others I had to attend a Conference at Carberry Tower. David was one of the speakers and his topic was ‘How To Organize Your First Year. ‘ There was practical advice about setting up your study, not listening to stories about your predecessor and keeping you card index up to date. And David had card indexes for everything. Apart from the usual things like the Congregational Roll, there was a record of books read and illustrations he had gleaned for his preaching - with the dates when they were used. But my abiding memory of that talk is quite simply of this man absolutely buzzing with the joy and the privilege of serving God as a Minister of Word and Sacrament. It was obvious that in David’s mind there was no greater work that could ever fall to a man or a woman, a conviction that he conveyed to a number of Probationers who trained under him. 15

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