TODAY we say farewell to Jack Frater, an incredible man who meant a great deal to the team at Pacific because he was so crucial to the growth of the business in its early days and its ultimate success.
Jack worked at Pacific delivering complex projects with incredible ease, as he was the consummate craftsman and perfectionist.
Never one to turn down a challenge, he absorbed the stresses and difficulties presented to him in the workplace and always won through.
His no-nonsense approach and honesty won him many friends both within the business and within client companies as well as among the other professionals with whom he worked.
Jack also worked with many of the Pacific team in their previous incarnation at Syncro, so he was a well-kent face for close on 30 years.
His broad Ayrshire brogue and his physical presence will always be remembered by everyone who knew him and we will all miss him dearly.
Our sadness is exacerbated by the fact that due to the current situation around the coronavirus pandemic, none of us will be able to attend his funeral in Dreghorn today and pay our respects properly – a wrong we hope to right at a celebration of his life in the near future
As a passionate follower of Robert Burns, he would have hopefully appreciated our final farewell:
Had we never lov’d sae kindly, Had we never lov’d sae blindly,
Never met – or never parted – we had ne’er been broken-hearted