Birth, Deaths & Marriages

BIRTHS
LECKIE — Jim and Jill (née Boyd) are delighted to announce the birth of their son, Jackson James William, on Sunday, 10th March, 2019 at QEUH Maternity Unit. A wee brother for Sarah. First grandson Jim and Ann and another lovely grandson for Morag and Wullie.
MCKIE — PACKER — Laura and Davie would like to announce the safe arrival of their daughter, Molly Sarah Packer, on 23rd December, 2018 at DGRI. A first grandchild for Kevin and Marion Packer and first grand-daughter for Quentin and Carol McKie. Both families are delighted.
DEATHS
ANDREW — Peacefully at the Galloway Community Hospital, Stranraer on Wednesday 6th March, 2019. John Andrew aged 82 years of Heugh Rise, Portpatrick. A dearly loved brother and Uncle to all the family. Funeral on Monday 18th March, 2019. Service in Roucan Loch Crematorium by Dumfries at 1.00.pm. All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only please, Donations if desired to R.N.L.I. Portpatrick on retiral from crematorium.
BARNES — Peacefully at Beatson, Glasgow on 9th March 2019, Ann (née Scobie). Beloved wife of William and dearly loved mum to Stewart, Ian and Jill. A much loved grandma of all the family. A funeral service to celebrate the life of Ann will take place at St. Serfs Church in Tullibody on Friday, 22nd March 2019 at 10.15 a.m. followed by cremation at Falkirk Crematorium and thereafter to the Inglewood House Hotel in Alloa to which all family and friends are respectfully invited. Family flowers only please. Retiral offering in lieu of flowers for cancer research if so desired. Roy and McIntyre Funeral Home Glenochil on 01259 769995.
BIAGI — Peacefully at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, on Tuesday, 5th March, 2019, Jacky Biagi, aged 87 years, of 32 Kings Road, Whithorn. Dear husband of the late Elizabeth (Bertha) Cain, and a much loved father, grandfather and great grandfather of the family. Funeral service on Friday, 15th March, 2019, to meet at St. Ninian's Priory Church, Whithorn, at 11.00 a.m., thereafter to Whithorn Cemetery. All friends are respectfully invited. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to St. Ninian ‘s Priory Church, Whithorn, will be accepted on retiral from the service.
BROMILEY — Suddenly at his home, on Wednesday, 6th March 2019, John, aged 87 years, of 4 Commercial Street, Port William. A much loved husband of the late Connie, also a dear father of the late Mark and a dear brother and uncle to the family. Funeral on Friday, 22nd March, 2019. Service at Roucan Loch Crematorium, Dumfries at 1.00 pm. to which all friends are respectfully invited, family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired, to Cancer Research, will be accepted on retiral from the service.
DODDS — Suddenly at home on Wednesday 6th March 2019, Margaret Dodds née Harvey, aged 80 years, of Culmalzie Cottage, Wigtown. Beloved wife of the late Hugh Dodds, a much-loved mum of Linda and Brenda and a devoted granny of the family. Funeral Service to which all friends are respectfully invited, at Kirkinner Parish Church on Monday 18th March 2019 at 11.30 a.m. Thereafter interment at Kirkinner Cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to charity on retiral from church. Bright colours to be worn if possible, please.
HAYTON — Suddenly but peacefully at home on Saturday 2nd March, 2019. Thomas Hayton aged 79 years of 40 Dounan Road, Dunragit. Beloved husband of Jose Hayton, dearly loved father of Michael, David, Jacqueline and Stephen. A much loved grandfather and great grandfather of all the family. Cremation service has taken place on Wednesday 13th March 2019. at Roucan Loch Crematorium, Dumfries.
LAING, JEAN — The cat lady of Castle Kennedy, died peacefully in Ayr on 6th March, 2019. Funeral private.
MURRAY — Peacefully at Thorney Croft, Stranraer on Friday 8th March, 2019. Andrew (Drew) Murray, aged 85 years of 22 Spoutwells Way, Stranraer, beloved husband of Sarah (Sadie) McColm, dearly loved father, grandfather and great grandfather of all the family. Funeral on Tuesday 19th March, 2019. Service in the Trinity church of Stranraer at 12.00.noon. Thereafter interment at Stoneykirk cemetery. All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired in aid of Alzheimer Scotland on retiral from church.
SHANKS — Peacefully at home on Saturday 9th March 2019, Irene Shanks, aged 85 years, of 4 Burnside Terrace, Stranraer. Beloved wife of James, dearly loved mum of Mark, Lawri and the late Ian, mother-in-law of Libby and Caron and a devoted gran to Lorn and Ailie. Funeral Service to which all friends are respectfully invited at Trinity Church of Stranraer on Friday 22nd March 2019 at 11.30 a.m. Thereafter to Masonhill Crematorium, by Ayr for 2 p.m. Family flowers only please donations if desired to Alzheimer Scotland on retiral from services.
WALLACE — Peacefully at Galloway Community Hospital, Stranraer on Wednesday 6th March, 2019. Ernest (Ernie) Wallace aged 64 years of 58 Gallowhill Rise, Stranraer. Beloved partner of Jacqueline Heron, dearly loved father of Kelly, Ernest, Sarahjane and Shannon. A much loved grandfather, brother and uncle to all the family. Funeral Private.
WOODHOUSE — Peacefully on Monday, 4th March, 2019, Jean Woodhouse, aged 80 years of 2 culreoch Holdings, Stranraer. Beloved wife of the late Ken. Dearly loved mother of Martin, much loved granny of Evie and Alan. Funeral Private.
IN MEMORIAM
BOYD — In loving memory of a dear mum and nanny, Karen, who died 16th March, 2016. Mum, you left us beautiful memories Your love is still our guide Although we cannot see you You're always at our side. — Denise, Emma, Martin and Families.
BURNS — In loving memory of my husband, Billy, who died 13th March, 2018. — Sadly missed by all the family.
GRAY — In loving memory of my dear wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Mirn, died 15th March, 2017. I have lost my soul companion A life linked with my own And day by day I miss you more As I walk through life alone When ties of love are broken And loved ones have to part It leaves a wound that never heals An ever broken heart. — Your loving husband Hughie. Two years have passed since that sad day When one we loved was called away God took her home, it was his will But in our hearts she liveth still. Much loved and sadly missed. — From the family Minnie, Billy, Elizabeth and the late Elaine, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
BOLAND — Jude, Andrew and Paul Boland would like to thank everyone for their kind expressions of sympathy, cards and flowers following the death of their beloved mother, Carol. Many thanks to all the Doctors, Nurses, Porters and all hospital and ambulance staff at Dumfries Royal Infirmary and Stranraer Galloway Community Hospital where Carol was looked after in a caring and understanding way by all; to Robert Scott Hogg for his beautiful, touching and kind words as the celebrant of Carol's life; the North West Castle for great catering and service after the funeral; and to Frazer Hare, Rory and all for their compassionate, professional and understanding services throughout. Many thanks to all family; friends; neighbours who came from far and wide to remember and celebrate Carol's life – raising £456.75 for two Charities very close to Carol's Heart – Glasgow Children's Hospital and The Royal Marsden in Sutton. Many thanks to all.
DARROCH — The family of the late Cathie Darroch would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their expressions of sympathy and support. Special thanks to the team from First Homecare for their kindness over the past months and to Frazer Hare and staff for their efficient handling of the funeral arrangements.
DUXBURY — The family of the late Eunice Duxbury would like to express their thanks to Eunice's friends, neighbours and carers for their attendance at her funeral service in Wigtown Parish Church on Thursday 28th February and for paying their respects. Sincere thanks to Rev. Boyle for his services at both Eunice's funeral service and at the informal remembrance held in the Craft Hotel in Wigtown, with our thanks, also to the staff there for handling the teas and refreshments afterwards. Donations collected at Eunice's funeral service will go to the local Girl Guides (£64.05). Finally thanks to Mr Christopher Shannon (Solicitor) for making all the necessary arrangements and to Gordon Leckie of Alex McCleary Funeral Directors for carrying out Eunice's wishes regarding her funeral. — The family, U.S.A.
HUGHES — Andrew 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. Family Doctors and Rainbow Carers for all their care and kindness. The Rev John Burns for kind ministrations. Craignelder Hotel for catering and Alan Dougan of John McNeil Funeral Directors for excellent funeral arrangements.
LINDSAY — Derek 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 The Galloway Community Hospital Stranraer and Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary for their care and kindness. Special thanks to Freda Patterson for her friendship and kindness, The Rev Pam Bellis for kind ministrations, Craignelder Hotel for catering and Alan Dougan of John McNeil Funeral Directors for his excellent professional services.
LOWNDES — Moira would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for cards and kind expressions of sympathy received in her recent sad bereavement, Doctors and Nurses of the Galloway Community Hospital Stranraer for their care and kindness, Julie Fitzgerrald for kind words, Craignelder Hotel for catering and Alan Dougan of John McNeil Funeral Directors for excellent arrangements.
MCCULLOCH — The family of the late Kevin would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their cards, flowers, baking and messages of sympathy. Special thanks to doctors and nurses in Wards B2 and C.C.U. at D.G.R.I. for all the care and attention they gave to Kevin. Thanks to Rev. Eric Boyle for a very comforting service and to all who attended and gave donations in Kevin's memory which raised a sum of £460.92 for I.P.F. Thanks to Derek at Bladnoch Inn for catering and to Ian Broll for comforting and professional funeral arrangements. — McCulloch family.
PAXTON — Brian and family would like to thank all relatives and friends for their kind expression of sympathy, cards and flowers received after their recent sad bereavement. Special thanks to Thorney Croft staff in Victoria wing, and staff at the Galloway Community Hospital for their kind care and attention. Rev. Clare Burl for her kind ministrations. Sally Hair for her excellent catering and to Stuart McNeil for his support to all the family and for his professional arrangements.
TYSON — The family of the late Jean Tyson would like to thank all family, friends and neighbours for the kind messages and cards received in their recent sad bereavement. The family wish to express their gratitude and appreciation to the staff at Thorney Croft Care Home for the personal care given to Jean over the past six years and also to GP and District Nurse teams for their support. Thank you also to Frazer Hare for the friendly and professional funeral arrangements.
GOLDEN WEDDING
CONNER — KELLY — Elizabeth to Walter on 18th March 1969 at St. Ninians Church. “Best wishes” John, “Congratulations” Jimmy, “All the Best” Amy, “Enjoy” Alex, “Regards” Jeff, “Have a lovely time” Gordon. Memories from the late Pat. — The Connor Family.