Birth, Deaths & Marriages

BIRTHS
HAMILTON — Sandy and Paula are delighted to announce the safe arrival of their baby son, Ruairidh Robert Muir Hamilton on Wednesday, 31st January, 2018. A first grandchild for Robert and Alice Forbes, Ardbrae, Balmesh, Glenluce and Muir and Dinah Hamilton, Derrie, Port William. Many thanks to the staff at both the Clenoch and D.G.R.I.
DEATHS
CARTER — Peacefully at the Galloway Community Hospital, Stranraer on Wednesday 7th February, 2018. Alice (Eileen) Ann Morrison Mackenzie (Sister Carter) aged 87 Years of Bredaig, Rowanshill Crescent, Stranraer. Beloved wife of Bill Carter, dearly loved mother of Alasdair and Laura, mother in law of Shane and a much loved wee nanny of Katie and Sarah. Interred Glenjorrie Cemetery Wednesday 14th February, 2018.
GORMAN — Peacefully at Galloway Community Hospital, Stranraer on Thursday 8th February, 2018. James Allan Gorman aged 75 years of 93 Main Street, Glenluce. Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth (Elma) Macintyre. Dearly loved father of Allan and Mandy, a much loved grandfather of Caitlyn and Chelsea. Funeral on Friday 16th February, 2018. Service in Luce Valley Church, Glenluce at 12.00.noon. Thereafter to Glenjorrie Cemetery. All friends respectfully invited. Donations if desired to Palliative Care Unit, Galloway Community Hospital on retiral from church.
HASTIE — Peacefully at the Galloway Community Hospital, Stranraer on Saturday 10th February, 2018. Carolyn (Carol) Hastie nee Rice, aged 63 years of 10 Ross Avenue, Stranraer. Beloved wife of Henry (Harry) Hastie, dearly loved mother of Caryn. Funeral arrangements to follow by window intimation.
MCCRACKEN — Peacefully at home, surrounded with his family, on Thursday 8th February 2018, Davie McCracken, aged 84 years of Byeways, Lochview Road, Stranraer. Dear husband of Margaret McMullan, much loved father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and uncle of the family. Funeral Service to which all friends are respectfully invited at St Ninians, Lewis Street, Stranraer on Tuesday 20th February 2018 at 11 a.m. Thereafter interment at Cairnryan Cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to S.S.A.F.A. on retiral from service.
TREW — Suddenly at home on Monday, 29th January, 2018, Bobby, aged 66 years. Much loved son of Sarah and the late Robert, brother of Fiona and father of Bryan. Funeral service on Wednesday, 28th February at Masonhill Crematorium, Ayr at 12 noon. To which all are respectfully invited. Donations if desired to the British Heart Foundation.
WHORLOW — Suddenly at the Galloway Community Hospital, Stranraer on Wednesday 7th February, 2018. Amanda Margaret Smith (Mandy Whorlow) aged 47 years of 38 Ashwood Drive, Stranraer. Beloved partner of Keith Whorlow, dearly loved mother of Keith, John, May, Kelly, Chelsea, Emma, Tommy, Katy, Marie and Leah. A much loved nanny of all the family. A dearly loved daughter of Ian and June and a much loved sister. Funeral on Monday 19th February, 2018. Service in the Trinity Church of Stranraer at 11.00.am. Thereafter to Glebe Cemetery. All friends respectfully invited, family flowers only please, donations if desired to Galloway Community Hospital Stranraer on retiral from church.
IN MEMORIAM
DEANS — In loving memory of June, died 13th February, 1999. Sadly missed. — John and Karen.
MCLAUGHLIN — In loving memory of our dearly loved mother, Elizabeth Jane, who died 13th February, 1996. Also our dear father, John, who died 7th April, 1967 and beloved sisters Jessie and Ellen. The heart is a house of many rooms Where things are stored away The treasures of life's remembered joys The pearls of yesterday But there is a corner of the heart A secret place Where we cherish above all other things their loving memory — Inserted by Vera, Ann, Edith, Elizabeth, Willie and Families.
ROSE, BOBBY — Treasured memories of a dear father and granpa, who died 6th February, 1987. Your life was a blessing Your memory a treasure You are loved beyond words And missed beyond measure. — Remembered always with love, daughter Margaret, Hugh, grandchildren Hew and Margaret.
WHORLOW, TOMMY — Treasured memories of a much loved brother, uncle and great uncle, died 15th February, 1993. Loved and remembered in our hearts Forever and a day. — Linda, Brian, Douglas, Kenneth and Families.
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
ADKIN — Malcolm Harold Adkin of Wigtown, Dumfries & Galloway. Passed away suddenly at home on Thursday 25th January aged 83. A service for close family was held on 6th February at Roucan Loch Crematorium in Dumfries, taken by the Rev.d Stephen McGarva. Friends and family were in attendance from Wigtownshire, Nottinghamshire, Yorkshire, Jersey and Sweden. Born and raised in Sutton in Ashfield, Malcolm worked in the family building firm Harold Adkin & Sons as a Quantity Surveyor, later on becoming Managing Director. In 2000, the family moved to Wigtown in Scotland, where they enjoyed a very happy retirement. Malcolm is survived by his wife Joyce, children Paul and Jane and Grandchildren Steve, Kelly, Michael and George. The family would like to thank all our friends for your kindness, sympathy and support, which has helped us greatly.
CLARK — The family of Jenny Clark warmly thank all friends and relatives for their kind sympathies and memories following the sad loss of Jenny. Special thanks to Tracy and to all staff at Cornwall Park for the tender and loving care shown to Jenny in her tragically short time there, and to district nurses and doctors who kept her as comfortable as possible. Grateful thanks too, to the Rev. Pam Bellis for the comforting and thoughtful funeral service, to Stuart McNeil for the very supportive arrangements and to North West Castle for much-welcome sustenance. Many thanks to all who attended the High Kirk and to those who were able to join us afterwards to share reminiscences of Jenny. Your much-appreciated and gracious donations of £390 will be given to Alzheimer Scotland in Stranraer.
MATTISON — Christine, Pauline and Susan 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 Stranraer for their excellent care and kindness given to Mary. The Rev George Fiddes for kind ministrations, Craignelder Hotel for catering and Alan Dougan of John McNeil Funeral Directors for arrangements. Special thanks to all who donated to the R.N.L.I. Portpatrick which totalled £300.00 15 Blackpark View Stranraer.
MCFADZEAN — Stewart, Mhari and Arabella, would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours, for cards, letters and flowers received after their recent sad loss. Grateful thanks to Mears, Crossroads and the Richmond Fellowship for the outstanding care and compassion shown to Susan. Special thanks to the Rev. Stuart Farmes for his kind ministrations and to all who attended the funeral service and kindly donated the sum of £1,262.90 to Enable and Newton Stewart A.R.C. in Susan's memory, also to the Creebridge House Hotel, for the catering. Finally many thanks, to Ian Broll for the efficient and sympathetic manner in which he carried the funeral arrangements. - 7 Masonfield Crescent, Minnigaff.
MOODIE — The family of the late Margaret would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for the kind expressions of sympathy, cards and flowers received in their recent sad bereavement. Special thanks to doctors and staff at the Galloway Community Hospital for all their care and attention. Rev Mike Sheppard for his words of comfort, the Craignelder for catering, to everyone who kindly donated to the retiral collection for the Red Cross and finally to Frazer Hare for funeral arrangements.
RENNIE — Cliff 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 the Galloway Community Stranraer, Dumfries Royal Infirmary and Stars carers for all their care and kindness. The Rev Clare Burl for kind ministrations, Blue Peter Hotel for catering and Alan Dougan of John McNeil Funeral Directors for his excellent handling of funeral arrangements. 14 Bayview Terrace Kirkcolm.
ROBERTSON — Duncan, Margo and Kay would like to thank relatives, friends and neighbours for kind expressions of sympathy, cards and flowers received in their recent sad bereavement. Special thanks to Doctors and staff of the Galloway Community Hospital and Lochree Practice for care and kindness, The Rev John Burns for welcome visits and the Rev Carolyn Baker for kind ministrations. North West Castle Hotel for catering and Alan Dougan of John McNeil Funeral Directors for arrangements. Thanks to all that donated which totalled £871.43.