Birth, Deaths & Marriages

BIRTHS
MCGIBNEY — WETTON — Laura and Adam would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Annie Katie, born on Saturday, 8th July 2017 at Dumfries. A gorgeous wee girl sent to make our family happy again.
RINGLAND — HAMILTON — lan and Katie are delighted to announce the birth of their son, Stevie, on Friday, 7th July, 2017 at Cresswell Maternity Unit, Dumfries. A little brother for Harry.
DEATHS
BLACKETT — Peacefully at Belmont House Nursing Home, Stranraer on Sunday 16th July 2017, Sadie Blackett, aged 93 years, formerly of Ross Avenue, Stranraer. Beloved wife of the late Terry, much loved mother of Shirley and dear grandmother and great grandmother. Funeral Service to which all friends are respectfully invited at St Ninians, Lewis Street, Stranraer on Thursday 20th July 2017 at 11 a.m. Thereafter interment at the Glebe Cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to S.S.P.C.C and S.S.P.C.A on retiral from service.
DOUGAN — Eric (Eck) precious husband, dad, father-in-law, papa, brother and friend to all died peacefully at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary on Sunday, 9th July, 2017, a determined fighter at the end of his 77 years. The cremation took place on Monday, 17th July, at Roucan Loch Crematorium.
GIBB — Suddenly at home on Saturday 8th July 2017, Brian Gibb, aged 69 years of 3 Liddesdale Road, Stranraer. Beloved husband of Margaret and much loved dad and granda of the family. Funeral arrangements to follow by window intimation notices.
HOLAK — Peacefully at home on Thursday 13th July 2017, Michael Holak, aged 72 years of Camserney, Stoneykirk, Stranraer. Beloved husband of Jan and a loving brother and uncle. Funeral service to which all friends are respectfully invited at St Ninians, Lewis Street, Stranraer on Friday 21st July 2017 at 11 a.m. Thereafter interment at Stoneykirk Cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to Marie Curie on retiral from service.
KENNEDY — Peacefully at Thorney Croft, Stranraer on Wednesday 12th July 2017. Margaret Currie Caskie, aged 73 years, formerly of Smyrton, Glenapp. Beloved wife of the late James Kennedy, dearly loved mother of Jane, Morag and Elizabeth, a much loved granny of James and Lorna. Funeral on Friday 21st July, 2017. Service in Glenapp Church at 1.00.pm. Thereafter to Glenapp cemetery. All friends respectfully invited.
MCPHILLIPS — Peacefully at home, on Thursday, 13th July, 2017, Nancy (Towser) McPhillips, aged 85 years, of 7 Kay Avenue, Newton Stewart. A much loved wife of the late Seamus, also a devoted mum, granny, great-granny and great great-granny to the family. Funeral on Friday, 21st July, 2017, service in Monigaff Parish Church at 12.00 noon, thereafter to Machermore Cemetery. 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.
WILLIAMS — Peacefully at Galloway Community Hospital, Stranraer on Saturday 15th July, 2017. Patricia (Pat) McDowall, aged 83 years, of 50 Gallowhill Rise, Stranraer, beloved mother of David and Katy, and mother in law of Karen and David, a dearly loved granny of Zoe, Callum, Craig, Jack and Ebony. Funeral on Saturday 22nd July, 2017. Service in Kirkcolm Church at 10.30.am. Thereafter to Kirkcolm Cemetery, all friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired in aid of Macmillan Nurses on retiral from church.
IN MEMORIAM
AGNEW — In loving memory of David French Agnew (40p), died 19th July, 2015. Two years has passed since that sad day When my uncle was called away God took him home to rest For he was one of the best. Always in our thoughts. — Love Linda, Michael and Shannon.
HASTIE ROBERT (RAB) — In loving memory of a dear dad, died 16th July, 2013. You are missed so very much dad We often sit and think about The years that have passed by And of the happiness and joy That was shared by you and us We think of all the laughter The smiles and all the fun And before we even knew it Our tears have once again begun For although it brings us comfort To walk down memory lane It reminds us how without you Life has never been the same. We love and miss you always. — Joyce, Robert and Ann. Grandad, we never ask for miracles But today just one would do To watch the front door open And to see our grandad walk through. Love you always. — Maxwell, Rodney, Gareth, Margaret, Peter and Jordan.
MCLEAN, JESSIE — Treasured memories of a dear granny, who died 21st July, 1999. Remembering you is easy We do it every day But missing you is the heartache that never goes away. — Colin, Grace, Alex, Helen, Alan, Zoe, Druchtag, Port William.
MCMILLAN — In loving memory of a dear husband, father and grandfather, Isaac, died 23rd July, 1988. Always remembered. — By his wife and family.
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
LITTLE — The family of the late Alexander (Sandy) Little would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for kind expressions of sympathy, cards and flowers received in their recent sad bereavement. Special thanks to doctors and nursing staff at the Galloway Community Hospital for all their care and attention, Rev. Pam Bellis for her comforting words, The Royal Hotel for catering arrangements and Frazer Hare Funeral Directors for funeral arrangements.
MCCRAE — Margaret Lynette & David - The family of the late David McCrae would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy, cards and flowers. Special thanks to all the Renal Unit nurses for their kindness to David over the years - Donations for the Unit raised £542.62 - Thanks also to The Rev John Burns for his kind ministrations, North West Castle for the catering and Stuart McNeil for arrangements - Dunmore, Thornbank Road.
MCCUTCHEON — The family of the late Billy (Zeb) McCutcheon would like to thank all relatives and friends for kind expressions of sympathy in their recent sad bereavement. Police and Paramedics for their prompt attention, the Rev. Chris Wallace for kind ministrations, Stranraer Football Club for catering and Stuart McNeil for funeral arrangements.
PATERSON — The family of the late Cecilia Paterson would like to thank all relatives and friends for kind expressions of sympathy in their recent sad bereavement, doctors, nurses and all staff of Galloway Community Hospital and Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary for their care and kindness. Stranraer Football Club for catering, Deacon Peter Marks for kind ministrations and James McClymont of John McNeil funeral directors for funeral arrangements.
SMITH — The family of the late Mrs Jessie Smith would like to thank all friends and neighbours for kind expressions of sympathy in their recent sad bereavement, doctors, nurses and all staff of Galloway Community Hospital for their care and kindness, the Rev. Pam Bellis for kind ministrations and Gordon McNeil for funeral arrangements.
ENGAGEMENT
MILROY — WALLACE — Both families are delighted to announce the engagement of Jodie, youngest daughter of Len and Claire Milroy, Newton Stewart to James, son of Jim and Fiona Wallace, Claycrop, Kirkinner on 24th June, 2017.