Stewartie has been serving our church in this capacity, as caretaker, since he was 19 years old. His mother preceded him in this role. Stewartie’s love for Dervock Presbyterian Church was evident even as a youth of 19 when he used to re-polish all the bits his mother missed. Stewartie is responsible for a whole manner of jobs, he is meticulous in how well he keeps the graveyard maintained, he still digs graves (manually) in the old part of our cemetery, he cleans the halls, pre boils the boilers before all church functions, he is the first to arrive and always the last to leave. If you need the halls opened, seated or ready for anything, he’s your man!
Recently (Sept 2015), Stewartie’s 50 plus years of dedication to Dervock Presbyterian Church was recognised when the Moderator of the General Assembly, The Rt. Rev. Dr. D.I.J. McNie presented him with a painting of our Meeting House.