The Scotsman : 2019-05-11



THE SCOTSMAN Saturday 11 May 2019 SCOTSMAN. COM @ THESCOTSMA­N DEATHS FUNERAL SERVICES YELLOWLEES Lesley ( Colinton, Edinburgh / Dunfermlin­e) Peacefully, after a short illness bravely borne at the Queen Margaret Hospital, Dunfermlin­e on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Lesley ( nee Mackenzie), aged 68 years of Dunfermlin­e. A loving mum of Jane and Daniel, mother- in- law to Dan and doting and much loved granny to Mia, Jessica and Harvey, ( granny to Oscar the dog). Very sadly missed by all who knew her. Funeral service at Dunfermlin­e Crematoriu­m on Friday, May 17, at 2.45 pm. All welcome. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu, if so desired, may be given on leaving the service for the Samaritans, Dunfermlin­e, ( Lesley was a devoted volunteer). You can personalis­e your loved one’s family announceme­nt with a graphic of your choice, please see our examples below or you can choose something more personal for your loved one. Don’t forget to ask your Funeral Director to include one in your notice. FROM ONLY £ 6 TAYLOR Jane Millar ( Jean) ( nee Wilson) ( formerly of Kirknewton) Peacefully, in her own home in Linlithgow, on May 1, 2019, aged 102. Wife of the late Matthew Taylor, mum to Sandra ( Paul) and David ( Helen), gran of Susan, Jonathan, Julian, Derek, Sara and Timothy, devoted great- grandma ( GG), aunt and friend to many. The committal will be at Kirknewton Cemetery, on Tuesday, May 28, at 10.30 am, followed by a celebratio­n of her life in the Burgh Halls, Linlithgow, at 2 pm. All are invited to join the family at either or both. Family flowers only ( There will be an opportunit­y to give to her chosen charities, if desired). welcomes obituaries and appreciati­ons from contributo­rs CLARK Eleanor ( née Laidlaw) ( Corstorphi­ne) On May 6, 2019, suddenly, following a long and courageous journey, Eleanor Eileen Douglas Clark, passed away peacefully at the Western General Hospital. Beloved and loving wife of William. Devoted mother of Philip, Martin and Raymond. Proud grandma of Lauren, Reuben, Cora and James. Loving mother- in- law and sister. Formerly of the Civil Service and Edinburgh City Libraries. No flowers please, but donations, if desired, to Ward 8, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh. Funeral private, at her request. as well as suggestion­s of possible obituary subjects Please contact: FLYNN Michael ly decorated boxes to simple wooden chests. Many specialist websites offering memory boxes also give the option to personalis­e the box, with a name or special verse, if you’d like. However, the box itself doesn’t have to be shopbought or expensive, it simply needs to be somewhere for you to keep all the special keepsakes you treasure together in one place. Open the box whenever you wish and pass it down to your children so that the memories can live on. someone we love has passed away most of us try to a way of keeping their memory alive. This can vary from planting a tree to naming a star. Here are a few of the options that you may want to consider. fter ‘ Love Lives On Necklace’ and ‘ Love Lives On Charm’. In addition, they also offer a Memory Book for family and friends to share their stories and memories about a loved one, plus a selection of bereavemen­t cards. ( Peebles) Peacefully, at Borders General Hospital, on May 8, 2019, Michael Flynn ( Mike), beloved husband of Jess, much loved brother of Brian and Roddy and a dear uncle to the family. Service at Mortonhall Crematoriu­m, Pentland Chapel, on Monday, May 20, at 1.30 pm. All friends are respectful­ly invited. Family flowers only, please. Gazette Editor find The Scotsman, SAYING THANK YOU If your loved one was helped or supported by a charity or hospice before they passed away, making a donation can help you feel like you’re saying thank you and giving something back. This could be a one- off donation or many offer the option to donate a small monthly amount straight from your bank account. These donations are usually used to fund valuable research or to help improve services for others who are going through similar experience­s to your loved one. IN THE STARS For some, naming a star after the loved one they have lost seems a memorial. There are many star naming websites for you to choose from on the internet. Simply do an internet search for ‘ naming a star, UK’. Most of these specialist websites give you the choice of naming a single star or a star in a constellat­ion. Once you have named your star, you will usually receive a certificat­e, star chart and co- ordinates to help you it in the night’s sky. financial Level 7, Orchard Brae House, IN MEMORIAM fitting SPENCE John 30 Queensferr­y Road, RINGS AND THINGS An item of jewellery can make a keepsake as most pieces can be worn at all times and many people say this helps them feel closer to the one they have lost. Maybe you’ll choose a piece of jewellery from their own collection that has special memories for you, such as their wedding band, favourite brooch or watch. Perhaps you’d like to buy a new item, such as a pendant in the shape of their initials, or a personalis­ed piece engraved with their name. If you’re looking for a gift for someone else who is grieving there are a number of websites that sell bereavemen­t jewellery. inspiredgo­odbyes. co. uk, for example, offer a ‘ Love Lives On Pin’, fit- Darling, our hearts still hurt. ting Much love, Sheila, Sarah, Catriona, Mark and Dmitri. Edinburgh EH4 2HS. QUIET REFLECTION Many people who are going through a bereavemen­t say they want somewhere they can sit and reflect about the one they’ve lost and relive some of the memories they made together without being disturbed. Buying a bench for your garden can be a comforting solution. Memorial benches come in a variety of price ranges, sizes and materials, including wood, metal and stone. find BEREAVEMEN­T BOX Creating a memorial keepsake box is a comforting option for many. This box can be with special memories you shared with your loved one: perhaps a photograph or two, a favourite piece of jewellery, cards and letters... Memorial boxes are widely available to buy. Amazon, for example, sell a large selection, filled Email: [email protected] scotsman. com ranging from ornate-

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