Birth, Deaths & Marriages

BIRTHS
MCCLYMONT — Adam and Sarah (nee Dickson) are delighted to announce the safe arrival of their daughter, Emily Valerie, on 5th March, 2017. First grand daughter for Agnes and Vaughan, Drummore and Valerie, Stranraer.
DEATHS
BEST — Peacefully at the Galloway Community Hospital, Stranraer on Thursday 16th March 2017, Danny Best, aged 92 years of 11 Glen Road, Leswalt. Beloved husband of the late Florence, dearly loved father of May, Rena and the late Anne and Margaret and devoted papa of the family. Funeral service to which all friends are respectfully invited at Leswalt Church on Thursday 23rd March 2017 at 11 a.m. Thereafter interment at Leswalt Cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to Kirkcolm Bowling Club on retiral from church.
GRAY — Suddenly but peacefully at home, on Wednesday 15th March, 2017. Marion ( Mirn ) Bennewith, aged 75 years, of 24 Crofthill Road Glenluce. Beloved wife of Hughie Gray, Dearly loved mother of Minnie, Billy, Elizabeth and the late Elaine. A dearly loved grandmother and great grandmother of all the family. Funeral on Friday 24th March 2017. Service in Luce Valley Church Glenluce at 12.00.noon. Thereafter Glenjorrie Cemetery. All friends respectfully invited, family flowers only please, donations if desired to Glenluce Surgery on retiral from church.
MCCREADIE — Peacefully at home on Friday 17th March, 2017. Helen McCune aged 70 years of Merkland, Main Street, Stoneykirk. Beloved wife of Richard McCreadie, dearly loved mother of Richard and Jonathan and mother in law of Gillian and Jaye. A much loved nana of Daniel, Emma and Ellie. Funeral on Saturday 25th March 2017. Service in Ardwell Church at 10.00.am. Thereafter to Stoneykirk Cemetery. All friends respectfully invited, family flowers only please, donations if desired to Sandhead Surgery and Thorney Croft Day Centre on retiral from church.
MCKAY — Suddenly on Wednesday 15th March, 2017. Kathryn (Kathy) McKay aged 62 years of 25 Main Street, Sandhead. Beloved wife of John McKay, dearly loved mother of Duncan and Andrew. Funeral on Thursday 23rd March, 2017. Service in Sandhead Church at 1.00.pm. Thereafter to Roucan Loch Crematorium by Dumfries at 4.00.pm. All friends respectfully invited, Family flowers only please, donations if desired in aid of The Dogs Trust and British Heart Foundation on retiral from church.
PARKER — Suddenly at Vale of Leven Hospital, on 11th March, 2017, Leslie David Parker, aged 49 years (formerly of Stoneykirk) beloved partner of Liz and dearly loved son of the late Bobby and Chris, dear brother of the family. Funeral service on Monday, 27th March, 2017 at Cardross Crematorium, Dumbarton, G82 5HD, at 11.15 a.m. All friends respectfully invited. Donations if desired to MND on retiral of service. Please wear bright colours.
PATERSON — Peacefully at the Galloway Community Hospital, Stranraer on Friday 17th March 2017, Catherine Paterson of Estate Cottage, Dunragit. Beloved wife of the late William and dear sister of Etta. Funeral service to which all friends are respectfully invited at Trinity Church of Stranraer on Monday 27th March 2017 at 11 a.m. Thereafter Private. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to S.S.P.C.A and the Galloway Community Hospital on retiral from church.
PHILLIPS — Peacefully at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary on Wednesday 15th March, 2017. Leonard (Len) Phillips aged 68 years of 1A St. John Street, Glenluce. A much loved father and granddad of the family. Funeral on Thursday 30th March, 2017. Service in Luce Valley Church, Glenluce, at 11.00.am. Thereafter to Glenjorrie Cemetery. All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to Glenluce Primary School on retiral from church.
PIERI — Peacefully at home on Monday 20th March 2017. Margaret “Jean” Ledingham of Cairnhandy Cottage, Ardwell. Beloved wife of the late Jim Pieri, Dearly loved mother of Vivienne, a much loved Grandma of Anna and Marie, a much loved Gran Gran and Great Gran Gran. Funeral arrangements to follow by window intimation.
WOLSTENHOLME — Peacefully at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary on Sunday 19th March 2017. Julie Wolstenholme aged 49 years of 85 Gallowhill Rise, Stranraer. Dearly loved mother of Callum and Lauren, much loved nana of Ewan and Jacob. Beloved daughter of Roland and the late Brenda, dear sister of Peter. Funeral arrangements to follow by window intimation.
IN MEMORIAM
FARROLL — Precious memories of our mum and granny, Nora Farroll, died 25th March, 2006. Much loved wife of the late Andy Farroll. Loved and missed every day. — Paula, Stephen, Alan and families.
HEWITT — In loving memory of a dear husband, Fred, died 23rd March, 2002. Time may hide the sadness Like a smile may hide the tears. But loving memories hold you close Despite the passing years. — Your loving wife Joyce.
LANGDON — In loving memory of our dear mum, Annie, died 24th March, 2007. We are sending a dove to Heaven With a parcel on its wings Be careful when you open it It's full of beautiful things Inside are a million kisses Wrapped up in a million hugs To say how much we miss you And to send you all our love. We hold you close within our hearts And there you will remain To walk with is throughout our life Until we meet again. — Love Freda, Wullie, John and Mary.
MCDOWALL — In loving memory of Irene, died 27th March, 1996. A beautiful wife, mother and companion. — Andy
MCNEILLIE — In loving memory of my dear wife, Murial, died 21st March, 1991. We lived in hope, we prayed in vain That God would make you well again. You were so good, you made no fuss You tried so hard to stay with us. — Inserted by ever loving husband David, 22 Douglas Road, Castle Kennedy.
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
CUMMING — Jessie and family would like to thank all relatives friends and neighbours for kind expressions of sympathy and support in their recent sad bereavement. To all staff at Galloway Community Hospital, the Stars team for all their kindness and to all that donated in aid of R. P. Church and Galloway Community Hospital amounting to £405 and to Stuart McNeil for funeral arrangements.
DOYLE — Evelyn and the family of the late Paddy Doyle would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for kind cards, flowers and kind expressions of sympathy received in their recent sad bereavement. Doctors and Nurses of Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary and Galloway Community Hospital for their care and kindness. The Rev John Burns for kind ministrations and Stuart McNeil for funeral arrangements. 27 Orchard Road, Stranraer.
FORSYTH — Isaac and the 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 and Nurses of the Galloway Community Hospital for their care and kindness. The Rev John Burns for kind ministrations, Football Club for catering and Alan Dougan of John McNeil funeral Directors for arrangements. — 26 Thorn Street, Lochans.
MCCARLIE — Gordon and family would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours, for kind expressions of sympathy received in their recent sad bereavement. Doctors and Nurses of Newton Stewart Hospital and Staff of Trust Housing for all their care and kindness. The Rev John Burns for kind ministrations and Alan Dougan of John McNeil Funeral Directors for arrangements.
ENGAGEMENT
MCGILL — MCCREERY — Both families are delighted to announce the engagement of James to Andrena on 17th March 2017.