In Memoriam

This is our permanent listing of written tributes to loved ones. Also see our In Loving Memory online pages, a book of remembrance listing ceremonies held by surname and year.


In Loving Memory – Eleanor Douglas

Eleanor Douglas 17 March 1937 – 18 January 2018 Eleanor, the daughter of a miner, was born to Bob and Peggy Stobbart in the family home in Arniston on the 17th March 1937 and was the first of their five children. In the early 1940’s the family moved to Newtongrange. Eleanor was a bright youngster […]

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In Loving Memory - Blain Oliver

In Loving Memory – Blain Oliver

Blain Richard Oliver 4th January 1987 – 7th December 2017 As his mother Rosie said; “Number one son, Blain Richard Oliver, as he liked to refer to himself in every Christmas card he ever sent to us. A brother of number one sister Skye, and number one brother Q2, such rivalry to be number one…. […]

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Marian McKellar

In Loving Memory – Marian June McKellar

Marian June McKellar 29th June 1927 – 27th October 2017 Marian was the first of Duncan and Rose McKellar’s two children and was born on the 29th June 1927 in Teddington Middlesex. A sister to Duncan junior who arrived in 1934. Marian was an extremely bright child who developed a love for literature and the […]

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Bob Brownlee

In Loving Memory – Robert (Bob) Brownlee

Robert Brownlee “Bob” 7th December 1947 – 1st August 2017 Bob was born to Louis known as George and Jean Brownlee in Edinburgh on the 7th December 1947; a wee brother to John and an older brother for Roselin. The family home was in Pennywell north Edinburgh but when Bob was seven the family moved […]

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Joy and Chas Atkins wedding photo

In Loving Memory – Joy & Chas Atkins

Joyce (Joy) Mary Atkins 21st February 1926 – 2nd April 2017 Charles (Chas) Frederick Atkins 26th April 1921 – 8th September 2017 Joy was born to Joyce and Harold in London on the 21st February 1926; she was their only child. She went to school in London and then a boarding school in Hertfordshire. In […]

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In Loving Memory – Steven Cameron

Steven Cameron 1st August 1992 – 15th December 2014 Steven Cameron was Gordon and Liz’s first child, a big brother to Stewart; they were very close. He was the first grandchild of Liz’s parents; Betty and Jim Neilson and the third for Gordon’s parents; Cathy and Donald; all of whom spoiled him and he loved […]

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In Loving Memory – Thomas Desmond Durkacz Ryan

Thomas Desmond Durkacz Ryan “Tom” 21st September 1991 – 10th December 2013 Tom, a beautiful big hazel eye’d baby, the second of Des and Anna’s four children; a brother to Sadie Martha and Paddy. He was a small, quiet and bright child, a deep thinker and had good dry sense of humour. At school Tom […]

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In Loving Memory – Lee Brooks

Lee Brooks 30th November 1981 – 30th December 2013 The loss of such a brilliant young life is a devastating and heartbreaking blow to all who knew and loved him. Lee though would have wanted you to go on and live your lives without limits, without fear, revelling in the great gift that life is, […]

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