Birth, Deaths & Marriages

DEATHS
CARRUTH Peacefully at Galloway Community Hospital, Stranraer on Sunday 22nd December 2019. John Aitken Carruth aged 98 years of Stranraer. Beloved husband of the late Emily. Dearly loved father of John and father in law of Elaine. A much loved grandfather and great grandfather of all the family. Interred Inch Cemetery 10th January 2020.
DOCHERTY Peacefully on Tuesday 7th January 2020, at the Galloway Community Hospital, Stranraer, Beth Docherty, aged 83 years of 6 High Street, Port William. A much loved wife of the late John Docherty, a loving mother of Stephen and Kay, also a dear nana and great-nana to the family. Funeral on Thursday 16th January 2020, service in Mochrum Kirk at 12.00 noon, thereafter to Mochrum Kirkyard, to which all friends are respectfully invited. Family flowers only please donations in lieu if desired to, Alzheimer's Scotland, will be accepted on retiral from the service.
FRASER Peacefully at the Galloway Community Hospital, Stranraer, on 1st January 2020, Elizabeth Fraser, aged 67 years, of 1 Bankfield Steadings, Glenluce. Beloved Wife of Andrew, dearly loved Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. Funeral Service to which all friends are respectfully invited, at Roucan Loch Crematorium, by Dumfries, on Monday 20th January 2020, at 2 p.m. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to Diabetes UK, Scoliosis Association and Macmillan Cancer Support on retiral from service.
GREENHILL Peacefully after a short illness at the Galloway Community Hospital, Stranraer, on 12th January 2020, Christopher (Chris) Greenhill, aged 60 years, of 4C, Old Station Court, Portpatrick. Dearly loved Son of Bryce and the late Christina, much loved Brother of Margaret, David and the late Bryce and a dear Uncle of the family. Funeral Service to which all friends are respectfully invited at St Ninians, Lewis Street, Stranraer on Tuesday 21st January 2020 at 11.30 a.m. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to the St Johns Unit on retiral from service.
KEENAN Suddenly but peacefully at home on Friday 3rd January 2020. William (Billy) James Keenan aged 53 years of 26 Murray Place, Minnigaff, Newton Stewart. Beloved son of Ina and the late William Keenan. A much loved brother of Hazel and Pamela and brother in law of Colin. A much loved uncle of the family. Funeral on Tuesday 21st January 2020. Service in Roucan Loch Crematorium by Dumfries at 3.00.pm. All friends respectfully invited, family flowers only please, donations if desired to M.I.N.D. on retiral from crematorium.
MCINTYRE Peacefully at her home in Edinburgh on 7th January 2020, surrounded by her loving family, Ailsa Kirkpatrick McIntyre, aged 50 years. Dearly loved Daughter of Rona and the late Fraser McIntyre, Cluden, Whitehouse Road, Stranraer, much loved Sister of Jill, Lorna and Ewen and a very special Aunt of Angus, Lucy, Claire and Jack. Funeral Service Private. No flowers please.
MCMILLAN Peacefully at Galloway Community Hospital, Stranraer on Tuesday 7th January 2020. Henrietta (Etta) McMillan aged 97 years of McMasters Road, Stranraer. Beloved wife of the late Jimmy McMillan, dearly loved mother of Etta, Diane and the late Jim. Much loved granny and great granny of all the family. Funeral on Monday 20th January 2020. Service in Stranraer Parish Church (High Kirk) at 1.30.pm. thereafter to Glebe Cemetery. All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to Galloway Community Hospital on retiral from church.
MEWS Peacefully at home on Wednesday 8th January, 2020. Jean ( Janie ) Elizabeth Mews aged 79 years of Monument Cottage, Leswalt. Janie was a beloved mother, wife, sister, companion and friend. Funeral on Friday 17th January, 2020. All friends are invited to meet at Kirkcolm Cemetery gates at 12.00 noon. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to World Horse Welfare on retiral from cemetery.
MUIR Peacefully following a short illness, on Saturday 4th January 2020, at Newton Stewart Hospital, Alexander Landers Muir (Alex), in his 84th year. Much loved Dad and Papa of the family. Funeral Service to which all friends are respectfully invited, in Penninghame St John's Church, Newton Stewart, on Friday 17th January 2020, at 11 a.m. Thereafter interment at Machermore Cemetery, Minnigaff. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to Newton Hospital League of Friends Palliative Care Unit on retiral from church.
STEVENSON Peacefully at Galloway Community Hospital, Stranraer on Wednesday 8th January, 2020. Evelyn Stevenson, aged 76 years, daughter of the late Dunlop and Jessie Stevenson, beloved sister of Tom, Margaret and the late James, much loved aunt and great aunt of the family and a dear friend to many. Funeral service on Saturday 18th January, 2020 in Luce Valley Church, Glenluce at 10.30.am. Interment thereafter at Glenluce cemetery. All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only please, donations if desired in aid of Mercy Ships on retiral from church.
IN MEMORIAM
BAILLIE In loving memory of our dear mother and granny, Vera (Mann), who died 19th January, 2005. You hold a spot deep in my heart There the sun will always shine For there will never be another to me Like that wonderful mother of mine. — Loving daughter Sharon, Peter and grandsons Andrew, Kyle and Owen xxx.
BURNS, RAYMOND In loving memory of a dear dad, Raymond (Ray), who died 13th January, 2014. I never ask for miracles But today just one would do To see the front door open And see our Dad walk through. We think of him in silence No eyes can see us weep But still within our aching hearts His memory we keep. — Raymond, Clare and Craig. Many a lonely heartache Often a silent tear But always a beautiful memory Of a Dad we loved so dear. — Inserted Richard, Jessie, Lee and Natalie.
CAMPBELL In loving memory of Christine, much loved wife, mother and granny, died 21st January, 2011. Sadly missed. Always in our thoughts. — Andrew and all the family.
CRAMOND Treasured memories of my dear friend, John, who died 21st January 2019. Sadly missed. — Tommy.
CRONIE In loving memory of my dear husband, Drew, our dad, granda and papa, who died 11th January 2001. Always remembered. — The Family.
EDDINGTON (NÉE KYLE) In loving memory of a dear wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, May, who died 15th January, 2008. Also remembering George Kyle, who died 10th November, 2008. Your memory is a keepsake With which we'll never part God has you in his keeping We have you in our hearts. — Husband Robert, Gina, Roberta, Robert, Mandi, Jodi and Phoebe.
MCMILLAN In loving memory of my dear brother, John (Johnnie), who died 16th January, 1991. In our thoughts every day. — Brother George, Peggy and Family.
PATTERSON, ROSE In loving memory of a dear mother and grandmother who sadly passed away 16th January 2001. You may have been taken from us But you are always in our thoughts. — Inserted by son Colin, grandson Steven and great grandchildren.
RODDY Toni, who died 16th January, 2017. — Inserted by husband Ted and daughters Dawn, Deborah, Donna, Fleur and Sarah-Jane.
WILSON Treasured memories of a wonderful mum, nana and great nana, Sheila, died 19th January, 2009. We think of things you used to say And all that you would do At some point everyday Our thought will turn to you. To lose you was a bitter wrench The pain cut us to the core We cried until our tears ran out And then we cried some more. We know we can't be with you now And you can't be with us But safe inside our hearts You'll stay until we meet again. Loved always. — Morag, Janet, Betty, Doris, Pat and Families.
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
HENRY The family of the late Alan Menzies Henry J.P. would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for the kind expressions of sympathy, cards and flowers received in their recent bereavement. Special thanks to all Home Carers and Staff at Thorney Croft for their care and attention, North West Castle for catering arrangements, Rev. Pam Bellis for her words of comfort and Rhona Smith for all the music. Thanks also to everyone for their generous donations to Prostate Cancer Research and the Scottish Ambulance Service and finally to Frazer Hare for funeral arrangements.
PATERSON The family of the late Ian Paterson would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for kind expressions of sympathy and support in their recent sad bereavement. District Nurses and all staff of Palliative Care Unit Galloway Community Hospital for their excellent care. Rev Stephen Ogston for kind ministrations, Papa Rab and staff for catering and Stuart McNeil for funeral arrangements.
RENNIE Irene, Catherine and family 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 Glenluce Surgery, Stars carers and home carers for all their care and kindness. The Rev Stephen Ogston for kind ministrations, Julie and Glenluce Bowling Club for catering and Alan Dougan of John McNeil Funeral Directors for excellent arrangements.
RICE Ann and family would like to thank family, friends & neighbours for the many kind gestures given on the sad loss of Willie. Special thanks to staff in ward B3 Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary and to a fantastic team at Newton Stewart hospital who made Willie's final journey dignified and peaceful. Thanks must be given to Rev. Edward Lyons and Rev. Fraser Aitken for their support and ministrations at this time Also thank you to Barry of Barry Whalen Funeral Directors for his professional guidance and kindness. - 4 Cumloden Court, Minnigaff.
ENGAGEMENT
MCCLINTICK - HONEYMAN Both families are delighted to announce the engagement of Lynsey, elder daughter of Douglas and Mary, Drummore, to Ross, youngest son of Steve and Anne, Dumbarton, on 23rd December, 2019.
MITCHELL - JACKSON Both families are delighted to announce the engagement of Jill to Martin on Christmas Day. Congratulations to you both.