Published on: 24 Feb 2022 09:56

Written by: Maryhill Housing

Maryhill Housing are sad to announce the passing of former Board Member, Les Currie, last week.

In addition to serving on our Board for 11 years, Les was instrumental in his role within Barnes Road Action Group and Barnes Road Consultative Group (now known as Parkhill Residents Association).  He campaigned tirelessly for the regeneration of Barnes Road and was heavily involved in the stock transfer of 367 houses from the then Glasgow District Council to Maryhill Housing in 1993.

Les also realised the importance of having a local community hub; a place where people could meet, connect and access services.  He volunteered his time on the advisory committee of Ruchill Community Centre, ensuring the community had access to facilities such as youth services, a credit union, community events and a community garden.  These services were pivotal in the regeneration of the area and gave many young people a safe place to go with divisionary activities.

Maryhill Housing Chief Executive, Bryony Willett, said: Les was an active champion and campaigner for change and gave up decades of his time to make the Maryhill and Ruchill areas better places to live.  Maryhill Housing are incredibly grateful for the contribution Les made to his local communities and our thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time.

Les is survived by his wife Ann, daughter Lesley Ann, son Mark and grandchildren, Jay, Kayla and Aria, who were his world.

The funeral service will take place at 10.30am on Tuesday 1st March at Maryhill Cemetery.

Les Currie

[This article has been published with consent from the Currie family.]