The EDA is sorry to hear of the recent death of Mr Syd Wilkie, former President from 1997 – 1998.
Mr Wilkie led the organisation when it was called the Electrical Wholesalers’ Federation, the forerunner of the present day Electrical Distributors’ Association.
Mr Wilkie worked for Glasgow firm William C Yuille & Co. This independent electrical wholesale business joined the EWF in 1920, making them one of the earliest members – the EWF was launched in 1914.
Colleagues recall that he ‘broke the presidential mould’ by delivering his EWF Presidential speech in a tartan bonnet and orange wig!
When he retired from the sector, Syd settled in Milton of Campsie, Glasgow, and continued as a business consultant, styling himself as the Company Doctor.
The funeral service is on Wednesday 26 July 2017, 10.45am.
Co-Operative Funeral Parlour
Glasgow, G66 1PY
High Park Cemetery
North Birdston Road
Kincaid House Hotel
Milton of Campsie
If you are interested in attending the funeral, please contact Mr Alan Dunnet, Chairman, Holland House Electrical Co Ltd.