Robert James [Bobby] McAlpine, scion of the baronets of that name, died 25 June, 2021. He was 89.
Bobby McAlpine was an affable chairman of his family construction group and a familiar figure on the Turf as a steward, racecourse administrator and owner-breeder of several top-class racehorses....A bon viveur, he was a talented squash player, would shoot as many days as he could and in the summer played cricket for several clubs.
He was born 6 May, 1932, son of Alfred James McAlpine [1908-91], and his first wife the former Peggy Barbara Saunders [who died in 1984]; married 1stly, 8 Sept, 1956, Jane Winifred Mary Anton [1932-92], daughter of James Giles Anton [1910-75], and his wife the former Mary Elizabeth Hodgkinson [1902-95]; married 2ndly, 1981, Angela Jacquleine Langford Brooke [1948-2016], daughter of Major Eric William Langford Brooke [1910-61], and his wife the former Margaret Dempster [1910-80].
Bobby McAlpine leaves two sons Euan and Christopner, and a daughter Sara from his first marriage, and a daughter, Emma, from his second marriage.