Birth, Deaths & Marriages

BIRTHS
MCGILL— James and Andrena (nee McCreery) are proud to announce the birth of their son, Ernie Samuel McGill, born 5th May 2018. First grandchild for the delighted Norman and Mary and Samuel and Jennifer.
DEATHS
ALEXANDER — Peacefully at Thorney Croft, Stranraer on Monday, 14th May, 2018, Jack Alexander, aged 84 years, of 12 Challoch Crescent, Leswalt. Beloved husband of Margaret, dearly loved father, grandfather and great grandfather. Funeral Arrangements to follow by window intimation notices.
REID — Peacefully at Cornwall Park Care Home, Newton Stewart on Sunday, 6th May, 2018, Renée Reid. Dearly loved wife of the late Jim Reid, much loved mother and grandmother of the family. Funeral Service to which all friends are respectfully invited in Penninghame St Johns Church, Newton Stewart on Friday, 18th May, 2018 at 10.30 a.m. Thereafter cremation service private. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to Cornwall Park Care Home on retiral from church.
ROSS — Peacefully at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary on Thursday, 10th May, 2018, Graham Ross, aged 51 years, of 30 Thorn Street, Lochans. Beloved husband of Elizabeth, dearly loved dad of Sarah, much loved son of Bobby and Hazel Ross, dear brother of Heather and Alan. Funeral Service to which all friends are respectfully invited at St Ninians, Lewis Street, Stranraer, on Thursday, 17th May, 2018, at 12.30 p.m. Thereafter to Masonhill Crematorium, by Ayr for 2.45 pm. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to the Renal Unit, Stranraer and Critical Care Unit, DGRI on retiral from service.
STEWART — Peacefully at the Galloway Community Hospital, Stranraer on Thursday 10th May, 2018. Esther Cunningham aged 77 years of 15 Trades Court, Stranraer. Beloved wife of the late Jimmy Stewart, dearly loved mother of Susan and mother in law of John. A much loved Granny of Jonathon, Stewart and Garry and Great Granny of Mya. Funeral on Tuesday 22nd May, 2018. Service in St Josephs R.C. Church at 12.00.noon. Thereafter to Glebe Cemetery, all friends respectfully invited, family flowers only please, donations if desired to Galloway Community Hospital on retiral from church.
IN MEMORIAM
AGNEW — In loving memory of Carol, a loving wife and mother, died 17th May, 2006. Sadly missed. — Loving husband John and son Johnny.
CALDWELL — In loving memory of our brother, Michael, died 17th May, 2000. Sadly missed. — James, Lesley and Family. Elizabeth, Michael and Family.
DUNCAN — In loving memory of our dear son, brother and uncle, Kevin, who died 18th May, 2002. To our wonderful son Of all the special gifts in life However great or small To have you as our son Was the greatest gift of all. A special time A special face A special son We can't replace With an aching heart We whisper low We miss you son And love you so. — From Mam and Dad xxx. Love and miss you Always and forever Until we meet again. — Love Gavin, Ashley, Billy and Kids xxx.
DUNCAN — Treasured memories of a grandson, nephew and cousin Kevin, died 18th May, 2002 after a tragic road accident. As long as life and memories last I will love and remember you Kevin. — Love Nana. Thinking of you always. — Robert and Family. Treasure memories forever. — Uncle George, cousins in Tarbet and Irvine. Kevin your memory is as dear today As the hour you passed away. — Love Auntie Catherine, Uncle Allan and Family. Just a token true and tender Just to say we will always remember. — Donna, Jamie and Family.
GRAHAM — In loving memory of our dear mother, Hilda, who died 14th May, 1999. Forever in our thoughts. — Alan, Linda and Ruth.
HASTIE — In loving memory of a beloved daughter and mummy, Doreen, died 17th May, 2015. Your touch, your smile Was always so tender Today, tomorrow I will always remember. — Dad x. Today, recalls sad memories Of a dear mother gone to rest And the one who thinks of her today Is the one who loves her best. — Brianna x.
KIRK/MCCAIG — Treasured memories of our son Robert, a loving daddy to Alana and grandson Justin, who died 18th and 19th May, 2015. Though your smiles have gone forever Before we sleep and after we wake up. And all the hours in between you occupy our minds, So practically every moment of every day You are in our thoughts. Memories of you both fill our minds Thousands of bright stars in the sky. There will never be a day when we won't think of you both And wish you were here by our sides. You will never be forgotten We promise. Missed and loved every day. — From Mum, Dad, your darling daughter Alana, Granny, Grampa, Brothers and Sister.
MCCLINTOCK — In loving memory of a dear husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, Ian, who died 17th May, 2004. We do not need a special day To bring you to our mind The memories we have of you Are the everlasting kind. — Sadly missed by wife Jean and all the family.
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
DOOLEY — The family of the late Miss Sheila Dooley would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for kind expressions of sympathy received in their recent sad bereavement. All staff of Belmont Care Home for care and kindness. Father Neil O'Donnell for his comforting service. Stuart McNeil for funeral arrangements.
GARRETT — Mary, Catherine, Andrew and family would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for cards, flowers and kind expressions of sympathy received in their recent sad bereavement. Doctors and Nurses of Lochinch Practice and District Nurses for their care and kindness. The Rev Pam Bellis for kind ministrations, Robert and Alexa for catering and Alan Dougan of John McNeil Funeral Directors for arrangements.
HUGHES — David, Ebony and family of the late David Hughes would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for kind expressions of sympathy received in their recent sad bereavement. Police and paramedic for their prompt attention. The Rev John Burns for kind ministrations, Railway Club for catering and Alan Dougan of John McNeil Funeral Directors for arrangements.
MACPHERSON — The family of Charlotte (Lotty) Macpherson would like to thank the people who became good friends with their mother during her time here in the Stranraer area. Thanks also to The Galloway Community Hospital staff who cared for her over the years and to family doctors for their medical attention and compassion. Thanks also due to the wardens at Millburn Court for their warmth and care. Special thanks to John McNeil Funeral Directors for their professional and dignified service. Malcolm, Rhona and Morag. 6 Park Lane, Stranraer.
NISH — Cissie, Wendy and Lesley would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for kind expressions of sympathy received in their recent sad bereavement. Thanks to family doctors and doctors and nurses of the Garrick Ward at the Galloway Community Hospital for all their care and kindness to Kenny, also Rev. Mike Sheppard for his kind ministrations, the Craignelder Hotel for catering, Frazer Hare for his professional handling of the funeral arrangements and thanks to everyone who kindly donated to the retiral collection for the Garrick Ward (£367.38).
REEVES — Senga, Laurie and family would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for kind expressions of sympathy received in their recent sad bereavement. Doctors, Nurses and all staff at the Galloway Community Hospital for care and kindness. The Rev Pam Bellis for kind ministrations. Stuart McNeil for personal and professional services.
TODD — Joy and family would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for kind expressions of sympathy and support in their recent sad bereavement. Corsewall Home and all staff of Galloway Community Hospital for all their and kindness. The Rev George Fiddes for kind ministrations and Stuart McNeil for funeral arrangements.
ENGAGEMENT
RAE — HORNBY — Both families are delighted to announce the engagement of Steven to Samantha on Sunday, 6th May, 2018.