Flowers of the Forest

Recalling Scots mourning for the thousands fallen at Flodden Field on 9 Sep 1513, Flowers of the Forest is the name of a pipe tune and a later poem, and now is traditionally used for a roll of clan members who have gone on before.

The following appeared in Volume 2 of Litir à Clann (Family Newsletter), edited by
R.M. "Mac" Sinclair of Kingston, Ontario.


October 1990

With sincere sympathy to Helen (Sinclair) Rowe of Kingston, Ont. we note the death of her husband, Arthur (Bud) Rowe on September 1st 1990. Bud was a former WO II from RCEME and, after retirement from the Canadian Army, worked for several years at the Frontenac County Board of Education. He was a very strong supporter of this Clan Association.


December 1990

Gladys (Sutherland) Sinclair, wife of our president, Jack, has experienced great sadness during this past year in the deaths of her father, MacLean Sutherland (age 97) and two brothers, Gerald of Lloydminster and Harry of Nova Scotia. On your behalf, I extend our sincere sympathy to her at this great loss of family.


February 1991

It is with sadness that we report the death of "Bud" Sinclair of Halifax, N.S. He was born at Goshen, Guysborough Co., and served in the WW II from 1939-45 in Ontario, India and Burma. For some 23 years, Bud was district service manager for Ford Canada, retiring from that position to become manager for East Coast Salvage until his death. He was a member of the Masonic Order and the Scottish Rite. Surviving him are his wife, Lillian, four sisters (all are or have been members of our association): Mrs. Christy paton, Mrs. Lena Smith, Mrs. Grace Trueman and Mrs. Kathleen McClelland as well as several nieces and nephews. Burial is at Goshen Cemetery.

Although not a regular member of our Association, as such, we have in recent years become aware of this renowned nutritional scientist and have had a little correspondence with him. His death at Sutton Courtney, Abingdon, England has been an occasion for many distinguished scientists to pay tribute to him for his creativity in research and vision, particularly with respect to human nutrition.

He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, a great-grandson of the Rt.Hon. Sir John Sinclair, the great British agriculturalist. His University work was done at Oxford and his connection with Oxford never really ceased. In WW II, Dr. Sinclair was deeply involved in nutritional research to help point the way for sustaining the people of Britain and the recovery of Europe's starved populace. He was a modern day genius of whom Sinclairs everywhere might well be very proud. A tribute to him from two colleagues says:

"As founder and Director of the Oxford Nutrition Survey, Dr. Hugh Sinclair helped to win the Second World war on the home front. As founder and Director of the International Nutrition Foundation, he became the world leader in understanding the vital importance of essential fats to human health. Inspiration to generations of distinguished scientists, loyal friend, original thinker, his deep knowledge, sharp with, great intellect, and brilliant writing and speaking make him one of the great scientists of our time."


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