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DEATHS
GALLOWAY — Suddenly but peacefully at Galloway Galloway Community Hospital, Stranraer on Friday 27th March, 2020. Sylvia Rankin Galloway aged 79 years of Dalrymple Court, Stranraer. Dearly loved mother of Evelyn and much loved granny of Lana and Ronan. Funeral Private.
GARDINER — Peacefully at Ayr Hospital on Thursday 2nd April, 2020. Janet Pollock aged 67 years of Bank House, 27 Main Street, Dalmellington, Ayrshire. Beloved wife of Iain Gardiner, dearly loved mother of Ian and Gregor and mother in law of Lesley-Ann. Funeral Private.
KEENAN, DAVID — Formerly of Stranraer, passed away suddenly on Saturday 18th April aged 74. Husband to Gillian, loving Dad to Christopher and James and grandad to 5 grandsons. Will be sadly missed but never forgotten by all those who knew him.
ROGERSON, MARY HELEN — Peacefully after a short illness at Cumberland Infirmary, Carlislie on 6th April, 2020. Formerly of Stranraer and a much loved mother and nana of the family.
RUSH, LINDA — It is with deep sorrow my wife and mother to Paul, Simon and Hayley and grandmother and great grandmother passed away after a short illness. My deepest thanks go to NHS staff at Dumfries Hospital and to Port William Surgery for all their hard work and dedication. My deepest thanks also to Rev. Currie, Ian Broll and Tammy Rennie for their Funeral Services. Also, all the friends who have made us feel so welcome over the past 40 years living in Wigtownshire.
RYMAN — Peacefully at home at Dalreagle on Monday, 6th April, 2020, aged 79 years. John, beloved husband of Nancy and loving dad of Alan, Scott, Angela, Helen and John.
WERDER — Peacefully at Thorney Croft Care Home, Stranraer on Monday 6th April,2020. Ellen Johnstone Werder (nee Whorlow) aged 90 years, formerly of 25 Antrim Avenue, Stranraer. Beloved wife of the late Ernest Werder, dearly loved mother of Anne, Rosemary, Helen and the late Pamela. A much loved grandma of Kirsten, Rory and Poppy. Funeral Private.
WILSON — Peacefully at home on Tuesday 31st March, 2020. Jamesina Wilson aged 90 years of Low Dinduff Cottage, Leswalt. Beloved wife of the late Robert Wilson, dearly loved mother, grand mother and great grand mother of all the family. Funeral Private.
IN MEMORIAM
GRAHAM — n loving memory of a dear husband, Wullie, died 10th April, 2015. Time slips by and life goes on But from our hearts you're never gone We think about you always We talk about you too We have so many memories But we wish we still had you. — Inserted by loving wife Margaret.
GRAHAM — In loving memory of my dad, granda, Wullie, died 10th April, 2015. No farewell words were spoken No time to say goodbye You were gone before we knew it And only God knows why. — Daughter Margaret, son-in-law James, granddaughter, True and grandson, Steven.
GRAHAM, WILLIAM (WULLIE) — In loving memory of a much loved dad, granda and great granda, who died 10th April, 2015. Always remembered - sadly missed. — Billy, Linda and Family.
MANN — Cherished memories of our mother, Carrie, granny and great granny to the family, whom we sadly lost on 8th April, 2019. Loved and missed everyday. — Linda and Ronnie.
MCKINNEY — In loving memory of my partner Nancy, who passed away April 12th 2017. I wish I could see you one more time come walking through the door, But I know that is impossible I will hear your voice no more, I know you can feel my tears and you don't want me to cry, Yet my heart is broken because I can't understand why someone so precious had to die, I pray that god will give me strength and somehow get me through as I struggle with the heartache that came when I lost you. — Loved always Jim.
MCKINNEY — In loving memory of our mum and nana Nancy who passed away 12th April 2017. We are sending a dove to heaven above 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. Loved always. — Tina, Cokie and family.
TAYLOR — Cherished memories of a dear dad and ganda Dougie, who died 12th April, 2019. We think about you always We talk about you still You have never been forgotten And you never will. — Love Diane, Gail and Tommy. I never will forget you And we'll never be apart In all the special memories I keep inside my heart. — Love Eilidh.
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
ALLISON — John and Paul would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for kind expressions of sympathy received in their recent sad bereavement. All staff of Thorney Croft for their care and kindness. The Rev. Pam Bellis for kind ministrations and Alan Dougan of John McNeil Funeral Directors for excellent funeral arrangements.
HENRY – The family of the late Agnes (Nancy) Henry would like to thank all family, friends and neighbours for cards, flowers and kind expressions of sympathy received on their recent sad bereavement. A special thank you to the Rev. Pam Bellis for her kind ministrations and Stuart McNeil of John McNeil funeral directors for the excellent funeral arrangements.
HILL — Sandy Park, son of the late Nan Hill would like to thank all friends for their kind expressions of sympathy received in his recent sad bereavement. Special thanks to Thorney Croft for their care and attention, Rev. George Fiddes for his kind ministrations and Frazer Hare for funeral arrangements.
JAMIESON — The family of the late Isabella Jamieson would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for kind expressions of sympathy received in their recent sad bereavement. Doctors and nurses of Dumfries Royal Infirmary for their care and kindness. The Rev. Stephen Ogston for kind ministrations and Alan Dougan of John McNeil Funeral Directors for excellent arrangements.
KERR — The family of the late Hugh Kerr would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for kind expressions of sympathy received in their recent sad bereavement. All staff of Munches Park House, Care Home, Dalbeattie for all their care and kindness. Rev. Stephen Ogston for kind ministrations and Stuart McNeil of John McNeil funeral directors for professional services.
MCCRAE — Ivie would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their phone calls, messages, cards and support received at this sad time following the loss of his sister Violet on the 27th March 2020. Grateful thanks to Doctors and Staff at Cairnsmore Medical Practice, Newton Stewart, Dumfries Royal Infirmary in Wards 4,7 and 10 and at Newton Stewart Hospital. Special thanks to all the Staff at Cumloden Manor for the care and support which Violet received during her time in their care. Rev. Edward Lyons for his kind ministrations and to Alex McCleary Funeral Directors and Staff for their professional services and arrangements. - Kirroughtree Avenue, Newton Stewart.
MCGREGOR — Robert would like to thank all friends for their kind expressions of sympathy received following the sad loss of his wife Ann. Sincere thanks to Cornwall Park Care Home for their excellent care and attention, Rev. Mike Sheppard for his kind ministrations and Frazer Hare for funeral arrangements.
ROGERSON — Ian would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for kind expressions of sympathy received in their recent sad bereavement. Special thanks to Leslie for all her help and kindness. The Rev. Stephen Ogston for kind ministrations and Alan Dougan of John McNeil McNeil Funeral Directors for professional arrangements.

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