Birth, Deaths & Marriages

BIRTHS
DOUGLAS — Craig and Jennifer are delighted to announce the safe arrival of their beautiful daughter, Isla, on Wednesday,15th February, 2017 at Queen Elizabeth Maternity Unit, Glasgow. Second grandchild for Margaret and Andy, Stranraer and Sally and Ian, Glasgow.
FOLEY — Kieran and Lorna (nee Young) are delighted to announce the birth of their daughter, Isla Beth at the Birth Centre, Lewisham, London on the 2nd February, 2017. A beautiful little sister for Eloise.
HENRY — CLYNE — Martyn and Amy would like to announce the safe arrival of their daughter, Eilidh Ann Henry, born 23rd January, 2017. A little sister for Jenna and Archie. Thanks to all in attendance at Cresswell.
PENIKIS — James and Jemma (nee Dornan) are delighted to announce the safe arrival of their son, Archie, on 5th February, 2017 at Crosshouse Maternity Hospital, Kilmarnock. 1st grandchild for George and Kim and Howard and Geraldine. 1st great grandchild for Jay and Anne and latest for Mary and Marjorie.
DEATHS
CRAIG — Peacefully at the Galloway Community Hospital, Stranraer, on Wednesday, 15th February 2017, Kathy Craig, of 7 Eastwood Avenue, Stranraer. Beloved wife of the late Jimmy and a much loved mum and nana. Funeral Service to which all friends are respectfully invited at St Ninians, Lewis Street, Stranraer, on Tuesday, 28th February, 2017, at 11.30 a.m. Thereafter to Masonhill Crematorium, by Ayr for 2 p.m. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to the Galloway Community Hospital on retiral from service.
MCHALLUM — Peacefully at Galloway Community Hospital Stranraer, on Saturday 18th February, 2017. Daniel (Danny) McHallum aged 77 years of Hampton Court, 5 Agnew Crescent, Stranraer. A special friend of Alex and Sheila Sloan, Mandy McLeod and Colin McFadzean. He will be sadly missed. Funeral Private.
WALL — Suddenly at home, on Saturday, 11th February 2017, Karen, aged 67 years, of Flat 3 Dourie Bank House, Port William. A dear wife of the late Lawrence and a loving mother to Nathan. Funeral on Tuesday, 28th February, 2017, service in Mochrum Kirk, at 1.00 pm. Thereafter to Mochrum Kirkyard, to which all friends are respectfully invited, family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to the Port William Doctors Surgery Fund will be accepted on retiral from the service.
IN MEMORIAM
COWAN — In loving memory of a dear mother, Helen Cowan, died 22nd February, 1995. To lose a mother as good as you Remains a heartache all life through. On earth you toiled, in Heaven you rest, God Bless you mum, you were the best. — Your loving son Mark. God Bless Nannie. — From Eilidh and Ian.
COWAN — In loving memory of a dear sister, Helen, died 22nd February, 1995. Forever in our thoughts. — Hugh, Mary and Family.
COWAN — In loving memory of a special friend, Helen Cowan, who died 22nd February, 1995. Time passes but memories don't. — June.
MCCULLOCH — Bernard, died 24th February, 1999, only brother of Margaret and uncle of Robert, Craig and Eleanor. No farewell words were spoken No time to say goodbye My heart still aches in sadness And secret tears still flow What it meant to lose you No one will ever know. — Margaret and Family x. Wonderful, precious and beautiful memories of my mum and dad, Thank you for being yous xxx.
MCWILLIAM — In loving memory of a dear grandmother, Margaret, who died 26th February, 2001. Loved and remembered every day. — From granddaughter Margaret.
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
ANDERSON — Alex and Gary would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy received in their recent sad bereavement. Doctors and Nurses of the Galloway Community Hospital and Corsewall home carers for their care and kindness, The Rev Carolyn Baker for kind ministrations, Craignelder Hotel for catering and to Alan Dougan of John McNeil Funeral Directors for arrangements. 1 Burnbank, Lewis Street, Stranraer.
BENNETT — John and the family of the late Sandra, would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for cards, and flowers received in their recent sad bereavement. Sincere thanks to the Newton Stewart Community Support Team, the ARC and the Day Centre for all their support given, it meant so much to Sandra, many thanks to the Police and Paramedics, for their assistance, also doctors at the Galloway Hills Medical Group, for all their care. Special thanks to Rev. Edward Lyons for his service and words of comfort and to all who gave donations to the Riverside Day Centre, £271.64 was raised in Sandra's memory finally to Ian Broll for the efficient handling of the funeral arrangements. — 60 Glebe Crescent, Newton Stewart.
CAMPBELL — Margaret and family would like to thank friends and relatives for the very thoughtful visits, phone calls, cards and flowers received in their recent sad bereavement. Special thanks to the ambulance crew, staff at Loch Ree Practice and to all the staff at the Galloway Community Hospital for their care and attention to John and also to his family. Thanks to Frazer Hare for his caring funeral services, Rev. Mike Sheppard for the touching service and to the staff at the Craignelder Hotel for the excellent catering. The sum of £361.15 was donated to the R.N.L.I. Thank you all.
CURRIE — Dennis, Olive and Denise would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for cards, flowers and kind expressions of sympathy received in their recent sad bereavement. All medical staff for their care and kindness, also a special thanks to all whom donated at church in aid of British Heart Foundation amounting to £769.47. The Rev John Burns for kind ministrations, Stranraer Social Club for catering and Alan Dougan of John McNeil Funeral Directors for funeral arrangements. — 51 Fairhurst Road, Stranraer.
HAMILTON — Wilson, Tracy and Fiona would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy with cards and flowers received in their recent sad bereavement. Special thanks to the district nurses, doctors and the staff at both the A & E department and the Garrick Ward, Galloway Community Hospital for all their care and attention. Thanks to Rev. Claire Burl for her kind ministrations, Frazer Hare for his professional and efficient handling of the funeral arrangements, the North West Castle for catering and to everyone who kindly donated to the district nurses.
SLAVIN — Kathleen, Barry and Jill would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for kind expressions of sympathy and support in their recent sad bereavement, also to all whom donated at church in aid of Cancer Research amounting to £708.29. The Rev. John Burns for kind ministrations and to all staff at John McNeil funeral directors for funeral arrangements. — 21 Parklands Oval, Glasgow.
ENGAGEMENT
COOKE — MARSHALL — Both families are delighted to announce the engagement of Neil, only son of Alan and Joyce, to Lauren, only daughter of Ian and Louise, on 14th February, 2017.