Birth, Deaths & Marriages

DEATHS
BAILEY — Peacefully at Oxton Grange Residential Home on 23rd October, 2018, Alexander Dennis Bailey, 91, of Bebington Wirral. Family from Drummore. Much loved great grandad, grandad and dad. Private funeral. To be interred at Kirkmaiden.
DOUGLAS — Peacefully at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, on Thursday, 8th November, 2018, Fiona Douglas, aged 59 years, of Douglas Fruit Shop, George Street, Stranraer. Beloved daughter of the late Jimmy and Isa Douglas, much loved sister of Anne, dear sister-in-law of Archie, dearly loved aunt of Jenna and Paula. Funeral service to which all friends are respectfully invited, at the High Kirk of Stranraer, on Monday, 19th November, 2018, at 11 a.m. Thereafter interment at the Glebe Cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to the Order of St John and Park School Nursery Fund on retiral from church.
FARLEY — Peacefully at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, on Saturday, 10th November 2018, Thomas (Tam) Farley, aged 62 years, of 15 Randpolph Crescent, Garlieston, a much loved son of the late Peter and Moll, a dear brother and uncle to the family. Funeral on Monday, 19th November, 2018, service in Sorbie Parish Church, Millisle at 11.00 a.m. thereafter to Kirkinner Cemetery, to which all friends are respectfully invited, family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired, to Crossroads Home Carers, will be accepted on retiral from the service.
LIVINGSTONE — Peacefully at Galloway Community Hospital, Stranraer on Wednesday, 7th November, 2018, James Livingstone aged 80 years, of Clenoch Street, Stranraer. Dearly loved father of Tania and Michael. Funeral private.
RILEY — Peacefully at Galloway Community Hospital, Stranraer on Tuesday, 6th November, 2018, Connie Riley, aged 81 years, of 77 Fairhurst Road, Stranraer. Beloved wife of the late Alex Riley, dearly loved mother of David and Evelyn, much loved granny of all the family. Funeral on Friday, 16th November, 2018. Service in the High Kirk of Stranraer at 11.30.a.m. Thereafter to Masonhill Crematorium by Ayr at 2.00.p.m. All friends respectfully invited, donations if desired in aid of Galloway Community Hospital on retiral from church.
SCOBIE — Peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, 6th November, 2018, Gregory (Greg) Kyle Scobie aged 69 years of 16 Springwell Road, Stranraer. Beloved husband of Jean Speirs, dearly loved father of Alyson and Alister, a much loved grampa of Anja and Alex. Interred Glebe Cemetery Tuesday 13th November, 2018.
SMITH — Peacefully at the Galloway Community Hospital, Stranraer, on Wednesday, 7th November, 2018, Miss Marguerite Smith, aged 89 years, of Provost Road, Stranraer (formerly of Portpatrick). Dearly loved aunt and great aunt. Funeral Service to which all friends are respectfully invited at St John's Scottish Episcopal Church, North Strand Street, Stranraer, on Friday, 16th November, 2018, at 1 p.m. Thereafter private. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to Guide Dogs for the Blind on retiral from church.
IN MEMORIAM
BORLAND — In loving memory of a dear father, James, who died 13th November, 1979. Always in our thoughts. — Hugh, Mary and Family.
BORLAND — In loving memory of a dear granda, James, who died 13th November, 1979. Sadly missed. — Mark and Family.
CALVERT (SMALL), AGNES — In loving memory of a dear mother, who died 11th November, 2001. Always in our thoughts. — June and Family.
GARRETT — In loving memory of a dear mum and nana, Elizabeth (Liz), who died 18th November, 2003. Though her smile is gone forever And her hand we cannot touch. Still we have so many memories Of the one we loved so much. — Love Alison, Davy, John, Isabel and grandchildren.
HOGG — In loving memory of Theresa, a dear wife, mother and grandmother, who died 15th November, 2015. A little tribute, true and tender Just to say we all remember. — Tommy and Family.
KIRK — In loving memory of a dear husband, dad and papa, Jim, who died 18th November, 2013. Now that you're not here To share my life each day I feel a sadness in my heart That just won't go away And everything starts to fall It's when my arms long for you And I miss you most of all. — Love Dorothy. Five years on and it's still raw Not one second goes by where you're not thought of But you will always be in our memories. — Val and Sean.
KIRKPATRICK — In loving memory of my dear partner, Margaret, died 14th November, 2014. Forever in my thoughts. — John, Colin, Chris and Family.
MCCUTCHEON — Cherished memories of a dear daughter, sister, sister-in-law and auntie, Karen, who died 18th November, 2013. No one knows how much we miss you No one knows the bitter pain we have suffered Since we lost you life has never been the same In our hearts your memory lingers sweetly, tender, fond and true There is not a day dear Karen that we do not think of you A page in our book of memories is silently turned today. All our love. — Mum and Dad xxxx. Of all the many blessings, However great or small, To have had you as a sister, Was the greatest one of all. Memories of you, We will always have, They'll never fade away, You'll be loved as much tomorrow as you are loved today. Time is a healer, And broken hearts will mend, For God he only takes the best, Our sister, our best friend. — Loved so much Lynn, Diane and Tom x. Miss and love you everyday. — Sherilyn, Clarke, Courtney and Sophia x.
MCCUTCHEON — In loving memory of a dear friend, Karen, died 18th November, 2013. Forever in my thoughts. — Love from Lynn.
MCHARRIE — Fond memories of a dear sister-in-law and auntie, Moll, who died 14th November, 2017. Forever in our thoughts And so sadly missed. — From Sandra and Family x
O'SULLIVAN — In loving memory of my wife, Helen, who died 13th November, 2003. The years have passed My love is strong May God care for you Until my days are done. Also remembering her sister Jean and brother Steven. Fondly remembered. — Paddy, Kilmarnock.
O'SULLIVAN — In loving memory of my aunt Helen, who died 13th November, 2003. Also remembering her sister Jean and brother Steven. Sadly missed. — Grace, Kilmarnock.
PATERSON STEVEN (PAT) — Died 19th November, 2013. Wherever I go Whatever I do I will always think of you. — Your pal Russell.
PATERSON — In loving memory of a wonderful son, dad, step dad, papi and brother, Steven, died 19th November, 2013. To have, to love and then to part Is the greatest sorrow of a parents heart Too precious to lose. I had no choice I could not choose What good is life with all its pleasures When a parent loses their greatest treasure. RIP. — Love Dad, David, Kevin and Family xx. Your wings were ready But my heart was not. — Loving daughter Chelsey xx. If love could have saved you You would have lived forever Love you always. — Laura and Lats x. We love you to the moon and back Our brightest star. — Chloe and Ellie xxx. Wishing today as I wished before That God could have spared you many years more. In my heart your memory is kept To love, to cherish and to never forget. — Jane x.
ROBINSON — In loving memory of a dear sister Rae, who died 19th November, 1999. I think of you with love today That is nothing new I thought of you yesterday Each day before that to I look at your picture You seem to smile and say Don't cry wee sis, I'm only sleeping We will meet again one day. — Wee sis Margaret. Today is remembered and quietly kept. ­— From Raymond and Michelle.
SHAW — In loving memory of a dear dad, James, died 10th November, 1972 and a dear mam, Janet, died 17th November, 1985; also daughter Flo, died 13th October, 2011. Always in our thoughts. — Norman and Family.
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
AGNEW — Margaret, Robert, Susan and Katie would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for cards, flowers and kind expressions of sympathy received since their sad loss. Special thanks to the Local District Nurse team for their superb support and care given, the Rev. Clare Burl for kind ministrations and to Jane Sloan for beautiful organ playing and music. Thank you to everyone for their wonderful support on Friday and their very generous donations £919.92 which will go to Macmillan nurses. To the North West Castle, thank you for taking very good care of everyone, much appreciated and finally to Stuart McNeil for his excellent professional service. Remembering a very special man, Bampa, David Wilson Agnew.
BARR — The family of the late Sheena Barr would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy and support received in their recent sad bereavement. In addition we would also like to thank the carers for the support from Rainbows and latterly the care from Murrayfield House Care Home, Edinburgh. The Rev. John Burns for kind ministrations, North West Castle for catering and Alan Dougan of John McNeil's for excellent professional services.
HAINEY — The family of the late Mrs Jean Hainey would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for kind expressions of sympathy and support received in their recent sad bereavement, Doctors, nurses and all staff at Sandhead surgery for their every attention, Rainbow and Care Solutions for their care and kindness, the Galloway Celebrant, Robert Hogg for his heartfelt service and comforting words, also to thank everyone who generously donated at church and the crematorium for Sandhead surgery amounting to £547.75. The Tigh Na Mara Hotel, for catering and to Stuart McNeil for funeral excellent professional services.
LOWE — John and all the family of the late Mrs Mary Lowe would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for kind expressions of sympathy and support in their recent sad bereavement, Police and paramedics for their prompt attention, Father Neil O'Donnell for kind ministrations and to Alan Dougan of John McNeil funeral directors for arrangements.
MCHALLUM — The family of the late Jock McHallum would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for cards, flowers and messages of sympathy received in their recent sad bereavement. Grateful thanks to doctors and staff at Port William Surgery, Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, Newton Stewart Hospital and Crossroads for their care and support, thanks also to Rev. Jeff Mead for his kind ministrations, to everyone who attended the funeral service and kindly donated to Newton Stewart Hospital, League of Friends, to The Bladnoch Inn for catering and to James Hawthorn for funeral arrangements.
SMITH — Sheila would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for kind expressions of sympathy in their recent sad bereavement, the Rev. Clare Burl for kind ministrations and to John McNeil funeral directors for arrangements.