Birth, Deaths & Marriages

BIRTHS
MCCRINDLE — Scott and Gill are delighted to announce the birth of their son, Jack Angus, on Thursday, 9th August, 2018 at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Glasgow. A lovely little brother for Freya.
DEATHS
COLLEDGE, MARGARET ORIMSTON (MAGS) — Suddenly at home on Tuesday, 31st July, 2018, Mags, beloved daughter of Robert and Betty Colledge, sister of John and Liz and aunt of Nyima and Dawa and dearly loved friend of Steven. Private funeral service to take place on Saturday, 18th August, 2018. Donations in memory to Mind UK or Diabetes UK.
LOWRIE — On Thursday, 9th August, 2018, at the Galloway Community Hospital, Stranraer, after a long illness, Valerie Lowrie, aged 53 years, of 18 Rephad Crescent, Stranraer. Much loved wife of John, dearly loved mum of Gavin and Kirsty. Funeral service to which all friends are respectfully invited at St Ninians, Lewis Street, Stranraer, on Friday, 17th August, 2018, at 11 a.m. Thereafter interment at the Glebe Cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to the Garrick Ward and the Beatson Hospital on retiral from service.
LYNN — Peacefully at Galloway Community Hospital, Stranraer, surrounded by his family on 9th August 2018, Rev. Robert Lynn, aged 72 years, of 9 Ardwell Park, Ardwell, Stranraer and formerly of Ayr. Beloved husband of Gillian, dearly loved dad of Hilary and David, father in law of Steven and Julie, adored papa of Emily, Rory and Anna. Funeral on Friday, 17th August, 2018. Service in St. Leonard's Church Ayr at 1.00 p.m. Thereafter to Masonhill Crematorium by Ayr at 2.00 p.m. All friends respectfully invited, family flowers only please, donations if desired in aid of Sandhead Surgery.
MAXWELL, ANGELA — Peacefully after a long illness, Angela, aged 66 years, passed away at the Biggart Hospital, Prestwick. Devoted wife of Davy, beloved mum to Paul and Heather, much loved granny to Andrew, Natasha, Jasmine and Logan, and great granny to Eva. Treasured sister of Caroline, Catrina and John and a special friend to many. Funeral will take place at Masonhill Crematorium on Monday, 20th August at 9.45 a.m. The family have asked for casual clothes in bright colours to be worn if possible. No flowers please. Special thanks to the staff at Station 15, Ayr Hospital.
MILLER — Suddenly at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary on Thursday, 9th August, 2018, Hazel Miller née Paterson, aged 60 years, of 15 Fairhurst Road, Stranraer. Beloved wife of John, dearly loved mum and nana of the family. Funeral service to which all friends are respectfully invited at St Josephs R.C. Church, Stranraer on Tuesday, 21st August, 2018 at 12 noon. Thereafter interment at the Glebe Cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to R.N.L.I on retiral from church. R.I.P.
MOORE — Peacefully at the Galloway Community Hospital, Stranraer on Tuesday 7th August, 2018, Ronald (Ronnie) Longmuir Moore, aged 84 years of 12 Church Road, Sandhead. Beloved husband of Charlotte (Lottie) Smith, dearly loved father of Lesley and Kevin, a much loved Granda of the family. Funeral on Thursday, 16th August, 2018. Service in Sandhead Church at 1.00 p.m. Thereafter to Stoneykirk Cemetery. All friends respectfully invited, family flowers only please, donations if desired to Palliative Care Unit Galloway Community Hospital and Sandhead Surgery on retiral from church.
MURRAY — Suddenly at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary on Friday, 10th August, 2018, Hugh Murray, aged 73 years, of 21 Galloway Avenue, Stranraer. Dearly loved husband of Pamela. Much loved dad of George and the late Gordon, father-in-law of Tonia, devoted grandad of Molly and Ellie and a dear brother and uncle of the family. Funeral arrangements to follow by window intimation notices.
WELSH — Peacefully at Belmont Care Home, Stranraer on Thursday 9th August, 2018, Elizabeth (Betty) Welsh, aged 92 years formerly of Fairhurst Road, Stranraer. Beloved wife of the late Peter Welsh. Dearly loved aunt to all the family. Funeral on Saturday, 18th August, 2018. Service in Masonhill Crematorium by Ayr at 11.15 a.m. All friends respectfully invited, family flowers only please, donations if desired to Alzheimer's Scotland on retiral from crematorium.
IN MEMORIAM
BURNS — In memory of my mother, Ann, who died 16th August, 2010. A mother's love is binding Unrelenting in its power. The glow from it so blinding Beyond her final hour. Even after a mother's gone Her love will see you through. A love to help you carry on Because that's what mother's do. — Raymond, Clare, Craig, Richard, Jessie, Lee and Natalie.
KIRKLAND — In loving memory of our mother, Sheila, who sadly died 14th August, 2010. Nothing can replace you Nothing ever will In life we loved you dearly In death we love you still — Inserted Jessie, Richard, Lee and Natalie. There is a corner in my heart I keep it just for you As long as life and memories last I will love and remember you. — Inserted Harry.
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
CAIRNIE — Stuart, Carolyn and family would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy and support in their recent sad bereavement. To all staff of both Galloway Community Hospital, Stranraer and Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary for all their care and kindness. The Rev. Christopher Wallace for kind ministrations and Stuart McNeil for funeral arrangements.
DRENNAN — Ruby, Mark and family would like to thank all friends and neighbours for cards, flowers and expressions of sympathy received on their recent bereavement. To Doctors, District and Macmillan Nurses, Lochnaw Practice, for their unfailing care and attention. Special thanks to his Consultant Oncologist and her team in DGRI, for their expertise and commitment, and those who have kindly donated to her research program. To Creachmore Golf Club for excellent catering, and finally to Frazer Hare Funeral Director for his highly professional and sympathetic guidance at this sad time.
JOHNSTONE — Helen and the family of the late Eric Johnstone would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for cards, letters, phone calls and kind words of sympathy received at this sad time. Sincere and heartfelt thanks to the nursing staff of Dalrymple Ward, Galloway Community Hospital, Stranraer. Also Crossroads Carers for the help, kindness, care and support which Eric and the family received. Rev. Stephen McGarva for his kind ministrations and family visits and to everyone for their attendance at Roucan Loch Crematorium for Eric's funeral service and for the generous donations in aid of Galloway Hills Medical Practice and Dalrymple Ward, Galloway Community Hospital which raised £422.00. Finally, to Alex McCleary Funeral Directors for their help and professional services. - High Street, Wigtown.
MCILWRAITH — The family of the late Tricia McIlwraith would like to thank all relatives friends and neighbours for cards, flowers and kind expressions of sympathy and on going support in their recent sad bereavement. All doctors, nurses and staff of The Queen Elizabeth I.C.U. for their care and kindness, the Rev. Ian Mclachlan for kind ministrations, to all that helped at Ballantrae Village Hall with catering. Special thanks to all whom donated at church to The Queen Elizabeth I.C.U. amounting to £2144.04 and to Stuart McNeil for funeral arrangements.
MCLEAN — Norma and family would like to thank everyone that sent cards, flowers and kind expressions of sympathy and support in their recent sad bereavement. Rev. Pam Bellis for her lovely service, Custom House for catering and special thanks to Frazer Hare for his excellent professional services.