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“One of life’s better people”

 

Conrad MacVicar

Tributes poured in for a long-term Caymanian resident and accountant who died recently. 

Conrad MacVicar was well known in the community and business world. 

He came to Cayman from Partick in Glasgow, Scotland, and was boyhood friends with comedian Billy Connolly. 

Among other places, he worked at NAPA and Jacques Scott. 

Jon Cubbon, of Jacques Scott, said: “Conrad was a fantastic individual full of great stories. He was a man of empathy and integrity.  

“I met him in 2005 and we became instant friends. He was a great man, a proper gentleman, scholar and entertainer. He will be sorely missed.  

“He impacted a lot of people’s lives for the good from near and far. All at Jacques Scott that were privileged to work with him are deeply saddened by the news. Condolences to his family, he will be sorely missed.” 

The father of four and step-father of two spent two spells working at NAPA.  

Managing director Carl Gordon said: “Mr. Conrad MacVicar was a member of our staff as of December 11, 1989 and continued until 2001.  He resigned and joined Jacques Scott & Co. to 2003 and then rejoined Kirk Motors to 2014. At which time he took up full retirement as far as we know. 

 “He is survived by his wife Mrs. Carla MacVicar.  We wish the family God’s blessing in their time of grief.” 

Others remember Mr. MacVicar through stories of Hurricane Ivan. 

Mark O’Keefe remembered one in particular. 

“In 2004 Conrad called around to what was left of my house the day after the hurricane had passed to see how me and my family were doing. He asked me if I had anything to drink as my fridge had been washed away during the hurricane. 

“I said I’ve got some juice boxes belonging to the kids or some whiskey. Needless to say, we had the whiskey.  

“I vaguely remember him saying I will only stay for one but he meant one month. 

“Conrad shared my apartment in George Town. We had many a great laugh, deep conversations and the odd tear here and there. 

“During that time, I honestly believed that we helped each other through a very difficult time so as I sit here on my balcony looking out at the Atlantic I raise a glass to a true gentleman and friend till we meet again. Conrad RIP.” 

Another friend, Eddie Ballantyne, a Celtic FC supporter, added: “I loved him dearly. He was and will always be one of life’s better people. His only flaw really was his love of Rangers. 

“He made us laugh through the very dark days after Hurricane Ivan.” 

Mr. MacVicar is survived by his wife Carla (nee Bodden), children David, Conrad, Pauline, Brittany and step-children Emily and Morgan. 

He also has six grandchildren and one great grandchild.  

A funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Tuesday Aug. 15 at First Baptist Church. Viewing will be from 2 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will follow at Prospect Cemetery. 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

About Paul Kennedy

During a career that spans almost three decades, Paul has covered some of the biggest stories in the world for regional and national newspapers. A multi-award winning journalist and published author, he has worked for the past six years producing television news and documentaries in Cayman. Paul is also the host of a weekly football show. His dream story is to find a dog that can play piano.

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