Poll

Should the council spend an extra £300,000 on adding microchips to bins? (See full story on this page)

Free Press Commercial Print Stair Estates

Birth, Deaths & Marriages

BIRTHS
SHERRIFFS - MONAGHAN — Margaret is fair chuffed to announce the gift of a son, Rohan Andrew James Sherriffs to Ian and Emma on 19th October, 2020 at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness. 3rd grandchild for Margaret and the late Andrew, Stranraer. 1st grandchild for Lynn and Tony, Shetland.
DEATHS
GRAY — Suddenly but peacefully at home on Monday, 26th October, 2020, Jim Gray, aged 73 years, of 33 Main Street, Port William. Beloved husband of Jenni, brother of Sheena and a friend to many. Funeral service private due to current government restrictions. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to The Mission to Seafarers Scotland or Wigtown Branch of Enable.
HOPE — Suddenly but peacefully at home on Wednesday 21st October, 2020. John Edwin Hope aged 73 years of 11 Mayfield Ave, Stranraer. Beloved husband of Marlyn McKinlay, dearly loved dad of Steven and father in law of Kelly. A much loved Granda to Chloe, Olly and Olivia. Funeral private, however anyone wishing to pay respect the hearse will be passing Stranraer Police Station at 12.15.pm. on Friday 30th October, 2020.
MCKINNON — Suddenly but peacefully at home on Friday 23rd October, 2020. Margaret (Mags) Scott McCleary aged 71 years of 98 Eastwood Avenue, Stranraer. Beloved wife of Davy McKinnon, dearly loved mother of Sharon, Scott and William. A much loved nana and great nana of all the family. Funeral Private. However anyone wishing to pay respect, the hearse will be leaving Eastwood Avenue at 11.15.am. on Tuesday 3rd November 2020. Travelling towards the Glebe Cemetery.
IN MEMORIAM
BOWIE — In loving memory of a dear mam, mother-in-law, granny and great granny, Jeanette, who died 30th October, 2015, also remembering David, a dear brother and uncle, who died 3rd November, 2000. We can't have the old days back When we were all together But secret tears and loving thoughts Will be with us forever. Missed forever, forgotten never. — From the Family xx.
BURNS — In loving memory of Rita, a dear mother and grandma, who died 15th October, 2000, and Bob, a dear father and grandad, who died 30th October 2008. Much loved, missed and forever in our thoughts. — Alexa, Gary and Families.
MCMILLAN — In loving memory of James (Jimmy) Forsyth McMillan. Loving husband, daddy and papa. Died 27th October, 1990. I keep you close within my heart And there you will remain You'll walk with me throughout my life Until we meet again. Love you always. — Loving wife Margaret, Ayr. There is a love that's very rare A love a father and daughter share We had a love you and I From the day I was born and the day you died A kiss, a tear till the end of time For a wonderful daddy I'm proud was mine. — Loving daughter Margaret, Son-in-law Derek. A happy face A heart of gold No finer papa this world could hold. — Loving grandsons Craig and Derek and great grandchildren. Deep are the memories and precious they stay Miss you dad every day. — Loving sons Jimmy, Italy and George, Ayr. Find your softest pillow Lord To place his head upon And place a kiss on his cheek And tell who it's from Love you daddy. — Mary and Jim Miss you papa. — Love Kimberley, Dean, Kayleigh and Jessie and Great Grandkids.
PORTER — In loving memory of Connor a dear husband and Granda who died 31st October, 2012. Also remembering brother and great uncle Pat who died 18th November, 2003, also mother and Nu Nu Margaret who died 3rd October, 2009. Missed beyond words. — Amy, Amand, Margaret Ann and family. Michelle, David and Family, Robert, Nicola and Family.
PORTER — In loving memory of our dear friend, Jock, who died 31st October, 2007. Always in our thoughts. — Rab and Jennifer Nisbet.
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
CAMPBELL — Malcolm, Lachlan and Alasdair would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for kind expressions of sympathy and support in their recent sad bereavement. All Doctors and Nurses for all their kindness, home carers for their devoted attention. The Rev John Gillies for kind ministrations and Stuart McNeil for funeral arrangements. Glenstockadale, Several, Leswalt.
GARRITY — Andy, Julie-Anne, Cheryl and family of the late Winifred Garrity, would like to thank relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy, cards, letters, messages and phone calls, received following Winifred's sudden but peaceful death. Special thanks to Doctors and Staff at Four Winds Surgery Glenluce, Galloway Community Hospital and Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary. Our sincere thanks to everyone who came to pay their respects to the funeral cortege, in what is the “new norm”. Our thanks to the Rev Clare Burl for a lovely service at the graveside and words of comfort. Finally thanks to McNeil's undertakers for their help and guidance with all funeral arrangements, a special thanks to Alan Dougan for his professionalism and friendly help and advice. We have been deeply touched by all the kindness and support we have received.
GREER — Don, James and Kevin would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for cards, flowers and kind expressions of sympathy received in their recent sad bereavement. Doctors, nurses and staff of Dalrymple Ward Galloway Community Hospital for all their care and kindness. Robert Hogg for his kind words and service. Stuart McNeil and staff of John McNeil funeral directors for professional arrangements.
JAMIESON — Linda, Helen and Louise would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for flowers, cards and kind expressions of sympathy received in their recent sad bereavement. Doctors and Nurses of Galloway Community Hospital and Hairmyers Glasgow for their care and attention. The Rev Clare Burl for kind ministrations, Stranraer Football Club for catering and Alan Dougan of John McNeil Funeral Directors for excellent Arrangements.

COVID-19 News

How financial support is helping firms adapt

read more >>

Financial support helping companies adapt and innovate

read more >>

Government action at home and abroad helps cope with Covid

read more >>

Protecting jobs and supporting business

read more >>

LOOKING FOR HELP DURING CORONAVIRUS?

read more >>

The news you can trust

read more >>

Extraordinary kindness across our communities

read more >>


 

LOCAL TIDES

Click for your Local Tide Details