Birth, Deaths & Marriages

CLEARY — James Edward, aged 80, formerly of 52 John Simpson Drive, Stranraer. Died peacefully at Dumfries on 1st February, 2019. Much loved Dad of Mark, Roy and Alan.
DARGIE — Suddenly but peacefully at home on Saturday, 9th February, 2019, Phyllis Dargie, aged 49 years of 13 Belmont Crescent, Stranraer. Beloved fiancée of Colin Nish, dearly loved mother of James, Jonathan and Jason. A much loved nana of Riley and Jaxson. A dearly loved daughter of Grace Dargie, sister and aunt to the family. Funeral arrangements to follow by window intimation.
IRONS — Peacefully at Galloway Community Hospital, Stranraer on Wednesday, 6th February, 2019, Elizabeth (Betsy) McGuire, aged 95 years of Trust Housing, Stranraer. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Irons, dearly loved mother of Marie and mother in-law of Fergus, and a much loved granny and great granny of all the family. Funeral private.
MCCUBBIN, DAVID — Peacefully at Ayr Hospital, on 9th January, 2019, David, aged 94 years, formerly of Craigenquarroch. Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth (Bessie), much loved father to Colin and devoted grampa to all his grandchildren and great grandchildren. The funeral service will take place at Gospel Hall Prestwick Road, on Monday, 18th February at 10.00 a.m. and thereafter to Ayr Cemetery at 11.30 a.m.
MCCULLOCH, WILMA — Beloved mother of George and the late David, very much loved and highly respected sister-in-law of the McCulloch family (formerly of Auchenlarie).
MURRAY — Suddenly at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary on Wednesday 6th February 2019, Morag (Mo) Murray, aged 65 years. Dearly loved Partner of Davy and much loved Mum of Laura and Ryan. Funeral Service to which all friends are respectfully invited, in Monigaff Parish Church, Newton Stewart, on Tuesday 19th February 2019, at 11 a.m. Thereafter to Roucan Loch Crematorium, by Dumfries, for 2 p.m. Family flowers only please, donations if desired on retiral from service.
PROUDFOOT — Suddenly but peacefully at home on Wednesday, 30th January, 2019, David Proudfoot, aged 55 years of 19 Highcroft, Stranraer. Beloved husband of the late Julie Wilson, Dearly loved father of Jonie, David, Callum, Campbell and the late Steven. A much loved granda to Bethany and Iain. Funeral on Friday, 15th February, 2019. Service in The High Kirk of Stranraer at 12.00 noon. Thereafter to Glebe Cemetery, all friends respectfully invited, donations if desired to Diabetes U.K. on retiral from church.
CLOSS (NEE BLAIN) — Betty passed away on 15th February, 2009. A very much loved mum, granny and great granny. Forever in our thoughts and hearts. — Love Roberta and Family.
DEANS — In loving memory of June, died 13th February, 1999. Sadly missed. — John and Karen.
MARSHALL — In loving memory of Jean, a dearly loved mother, granny and great granny, who died 13th February, 2016. Forever in our hearts. — Duncan, Joyce and Family.
MCCRAE — In loving memory of William. A beloved son. A devoted dad of Oliver, died 12th of February, 2018. Very sadly missed Forever in our hearts. — All our love, Mum, Andy, brother of Kirsty, Karen and Lindsay xxx.
MCLAUCHLAN — 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. When ties of life are broken And loved ones have to part It leaves a wound that never heals An ever-broken heart. — Inserted by Vera, Ann, Edith, Elizabeth, Willie and Families.
SMITH (WHORLOW) — In loving memory of a dear partner, mum and nana, Mandy Smith (Whorlow), who died 7th February, 2018. As I opened my eyes this morning I realised that life goes on But lately my life has no meaning Because some one I loved so dearly has gone A life that ended too early Has made my life fall apart But I still remember the good times we had And am sure we will meet again at Heavens gate. — Loving partner Keith and Family.
WHORLOW, TOMMY — Treasured memories of a much loved brother, uncle and great uncle, died 15th February, 1993. A special place within our hearts Is always kept for you Loved and remembered always. — Linda, Brian, Douglas, Kenneth and Families.
JACKSON — Moira, Gordon, Susan and the family would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for cards, flowers and kindness received on the sad bereavement of Alec. Doctors and staff of Dumfries Royal Infirmary for their care and support. Rev. Stephen McGarva for his very kind ministrations at Roucan Loch, and also to everybody for their attendance at Alec's funeral service and for kind donations to the retiral collection. Finally to Alex McCleary for their professional funeral arrangements. — Craigbank, Wigtown Road, Newton Stewart.
MCCATHIE — Agnes and the family would like to thank relatives, friends and neighbours for cards and flowers received in their recent sad loss. Many thanks go to all the staff and Nurses at Newton Stewart Hospital, who looked after Wullie so well in his last days. Thanks also to Rev Canon Nigel Newton for his service and kind words. Finally to Gordon Leckie of Alex McCleary for the funeral arrangements. The sum of £441.69 was collected for the League of Friends at Newton Stewart Hospital. — Meadow Park, Kirkcowan.
MURDOCH — Anne, Ian and Alistair wish to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for cards, letters, flowers and phone calls received, following the death of their Mum Agnes Murdoch, who passed away on Sunday 20th January 2019, at Newton Stewart Hospital, aged 82 years. Sincere thanks to all medical staff at Newton Stewart Hospital for the care, help and support given to Agnes and also to the family. Rev. Lyons for his kind ministrations at Penninghame St. Johns Church, and also to everyone for their attendance at Mum's funeral service and for kind donations to the retiral collection for Newton Stewart League of Friends. Crown Hotel for the catering arrangements and to Alex McCleary Funeral Directors for their professional services. — St. Couans Place, Newton Stewart.
PATERSON — Martin and the family, of the late Pam Paterson, wish to thank all friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy with cards and letters received in their recent sad bereavement. Special thanks to the doctors and staff at Wigtown surgery, also the doctors and nurses at the I.C.U. at DGRI for all their care, sincere thanks to the Rev. Jeff Mead, for his kind ministrations and words of comfort and to all who attended the service and gave donations to the I.C.U. which raised the sum of £400.30 and to The View, Port William for the catering, also to Ian Broll for all his support and efficient handling of the funeral arrangements. - Sheep Park Cottage, Whauphill.
RAE — The family of the late Lilian Rae 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 the Galloway Community Hospital for their care and kindness. The Rev. Christopher Wallace for kind ministrations, Craignelder Hotel for catering and Alan Dougan of John McNeil Funeral Directors for arrangements.
RENNIE — MCINTYRE — Married on 14th February, 1969, at Glenluce Church by the Rev. G. Tran, Frank to Maureen. Congratulations from all the family.
SWEETIN — ANDERSON — On 14th February, 1969 at Old Luce Parish Church, Glenluce by Rev. G. Tran, Bobby to Margaret. Present address 13 Fairhurst Rd., Stranraer.