Birth, Deaths & Marriages

BIRTHS
SLOAN — Ryan and Sarah (nee Murray) are delighted to announce the safe arrival of their son, Jack Harvey Thomas Sloan on 5th October at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow. 3rd Grandchild for Harvey and Karen, Balloch and 2nd Grandchild for Tommy and Kath, Stranraer. Thanking all in attendance.
DEATHS
ELLIS — Peacefully at the Galloway Community Hospital, Stranraer on Thursday 12th October 2017, Val Ellis née Quinn, aged 72 years, of 6 Braidview Avenue, Stranraer. Beloved wife of Robert, dearly loved mum and nana of the family. Interred Glebe Cemetery on Wednesday 18th October 2017.
IN MEMORIAM
COSH — In loving memory of Babs, who died 21st October, 2005. Hamba Kahle Make. — Jim and Richard.
JESS — In loving memory of a dear partner and loving mother, Nicky, who died 21st October, 2016. Every day, in some small way, Memories of you come our way. Though absent, you are ever near. Still missed, still loved and ever dear. — Big John, Wee John and Molly xxx.
JESS — In loving memory of a dear daughter and mum, Nicky, who died 21st October, 2016. I hide my tears when I say your name But the pain in my heart is still the same, Although I smile and seem care free There is no one who misses you more than me! — Love from Mum and son Liam xx. My dear sister, the moment you died my heart was torn in two, One side left with heartache And the other died with you. I'm sending a dove to Heaven With a parcel on it's wings It's full of beautiful things, inside are a million kisses. Wrapped in a million hugs, to say how much I miss you. All my love until we meet again. — Stacey xx Aunty, Deep in the heart lies a picture Of a loved one laid to rest; In memory's frame we shall keep it. Because she was one of the best. — Lots of love Joe and Carly xx.
JESS — In loving memory of a dear grand-daughter, Nicky, who died 21st October, 2016. Things I feel most deeply, Are the hardest things to say My dearest Nicky, I loved you, In a very special way. If I could have one lifetime wish, One dream that would come true, I'd pray to God with all my heart, For yesterday and you. — Love from Granny x.
KYLE — In loving memory of Susan (Gilly), who died October 16, 2016. Beloved wife, mother, daughter and sister. — From Jim, Keavy, Jacky, Margaret and John. Miss you mum, always in my thoughts. — Your loving daughter Keavy.
LOWRIE — We would like to remember John (Jock) Lowrie with love, admiration and affection. He died 21st October, 2016, leaving his family shocked and at a loss. He was a wonderful character, his wit and humour second to none and a great listener to each and every one of us. His house was our house. Cheers. Love and miss you forever. — Your family.
MCKINNEY — In loving memory of our dad and granda, Robin, died 22nd October, 1989. The tears in my eyes I can wipe away The ache in my heart will always stay. — Love always Tina, Cokie and Family.
SLOAN — In loving memory of Hugh, who died 21st October, 2016. Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there, I do not sleep, I am a thousand winds that blow I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain; When you awaken in the morning's hush, I am the swift uplifting rush Of quiet birds in circled flight; I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there, I did not die. You are always on my mind. — From Violet and Family.
WATSON — In loving memory of a dear mother and grandmother, Sheila, who died on 10th October, 2002 and a dear father and grandfather, Allan, who died 27th October, 2005. We often think of bygone days, When we were all together, The family chain is broken now But memories live forever. To us they have not gone away, Nor have they travelled far Just entered God's eternal home, And left the gate ajar. — Karen, Lynne, Mandy and Families.
WILSON, ELIZABETH (NETTIE) — In loving memory of a dear wife and mother, died 17th October, 2014. The rose of life you were to me And in our hearts you'll always be. — Danny and Family x.
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
BLAIN — The family of the late Agnes (Nessie) Blain would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their 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 their care and attention, to everyone who kindly donated to the Huntington's Disease Charity, Rev Pam Bellis for her comforting service and Frazer Hare for professional services.
BROWN — The family would like to thank all who attended the funeral service and for all kind expressions of sympathy, flowers and cards received during their recent bereavement. Thanks also to Ballantrae Medical Practice and all at Ainslie Manor for care and attention, J & J Lindsay for funeral arrangements, Jeanette Sloan organist. To Rev. Ian McLachlan for spiritual comfort and to all who gave to the retiral collection in aid of M.S. Wigtownshire.
CAMPBELL — Gillian, Neil and Marion would like to thank all family, friends and neighbours for their kindness, sympathy and support received at this very sad time. Sincere and heartfelt thanks to the doctors and nursing staff of Ward 10, Dumfries Royal Infirmary for the care and comfort which Sandy received and for the support given to the family. Rev. Edward Lyons for his kind ministrations at Penninghame St Johns Church and at the graveside. To everybody who kindly attended Sandy's funeral service to pay their respects and gave generously to the retiral collection for Cancer Research and Diabetes UK. Finally, to Alex McCleary Funeral Directors for their professional services. — Viewlands, Viewhills Road, Newton Stewart.
JOHNSTONE — The family of the late Helen (Nellie) Johnstone would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for kind expressions of sympathy received in their recent sad bereavement. Doctors and District Nurses of Lochnaw Practice and all staff of Thorney Croft for their care and kindness, the Rev Carolyn Baker for kind ministrations, Craignelder Hotel for catering and Alan Dougan of John McNeil Funeral Directors for professional arrangements.
MCGARVA — The family of the late John McGarva would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for kind expressions of sympathy received in their recent sad bereavement. Police and paramedics for their prompt attention. The Rev Pam Bellis for conducting a very personal and sympathetic service which was widely appreciated by all, Craignelder Hotel for catering and Alan Dougan of John McNeil Funeral Directors for his sensitive and professional arrangements.
MCKEAND — Ashley, Peggy and Frank would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for cards, flowers and kind expressions of sympathy received in their recent sad bereavement. Police and paramedics for their prompt attention. The Rev Pam Bellis for kind ministrations, Colin Heron and staff of the Football Club for catering and Alan Dougan of John McNeil Funeral Directors for kind professional arrangements.
MCQUARRIE — The family of the late Nancy McQuarrie wish to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their support and kindness received at this sad time. Mr Malcolm Gordon for his kind words and uplifting sermon, Special thanks to Sanders and June Oxenham for their friendship and all that they did for Nancy over the years. Craignelder hotel for catering and Stuart McNeil and staff for their professionalism and guidance provided throughout.
SIMMONDS — The family of the late Steve Simmonds would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for kind expressions of sympathy received in their recent sad bereavement. Bob Hogg for his kind words and Stuart McNeil for his professional arrangements.
DIAMOND WEDDING
MACPHERSON — BLAIR — On October, 18th 1957 at Greenbank Parish Church, Clarkston, Fred to Tina.