John H. Rennie

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John (“Jack”) Harvie Rennie, 79, was born on July 27, 1938 in Dalry, Ayrshire, Scotland, and died on March 2, 2018 at Coastal Carolina Hospital in Hardeeville, South Carolina. He is predeceased by parents James and Margaret Rennie, sister Nan and brother “Wee Jim.” Jack graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music in Glasgow, and taught music in public schools in Scotland and England for 35 years. Throughout much of that time, he played piano in his own band. A man of varied and eclectic interests, Jack was a professional soccer player for the Glasgow Rangers while in his 20s, and continued to follow Scottish “football” all his life. Every morning found him at the computer reading “The Scotsman” to keep current on both Scottish news and football happenings.
Jack moved to America in 2000. A life-long musician, he met the love of his life Ingrid while directing the Beaufort Belles. They married in 2005 and moved to Sun City in 2006, where he continued his passion for music by starting and directing both the men’s and women’s barbershop choruses there. He later directed the Callawassie Chorus, and has been a member of the Sun City Chorus and Concert Band for a number of years, initially playing the synthesizer for the band and then continuing as a singer.
He is survived by his wife Ingrid, daughters Fiona Paterson and Lorna Gardiner, and son Alan Rennie, all residents of Scotland, step-son George Raupp of New Hope, PA, and grandchildren Katie, Lewis and Teah of Scotland, and Tom and Malcolm of New Hope, PA.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to an animal shelter of your choice. A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at Sauls Funeral Home, 90 Simmonsville Rd., Bluffton; those attending are invited to a reception immediately following the program at the Riverbend Lodge in Sun City.