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MACQUEEN (Troon) – Obituary

We are heartbroken to announce that on the morning of Saturday 6th August at 11.11, our wonderful father, James MacQueen, passed away peacefully.

As some of you may know, our incredible Dad has been bravely fighting Non-Hodgkins Follicular Lymphoma since 2016.

His passing was beautiful. He was surrounded by his four girls and our mum, his absolute world, Judy MacQueen. We were in the middle of pooja prayers, a Hindu ceremony guided by a Pandit, chanting blessings and prayers when he passed away peacefully. The timing was extraordinary and it has brought us all great solace knowing he will rest in eternal peace with a send off full of love and warmth.

He was the anchor of our clan. Not many people know this but he dedicated his love to his family by getting a tattoo in Koh Samui many years ago. It was a compass and J U D Y (mum’s name) was his North, South, East & West and in between the letters were his daughters initials V D P E to symbolize NE SE SW NW. He also had a sailing boat many moons ago and he called it “Elvidepa” after all four of his girls (Elidh, Vikki, Debbie, Patricia). The love we shared as a family was a bond like no other. He has shown us what true love is and his legacy will live on through all of us forever.

Although we would give anything to have had more time with Dad, we are so grateful for the past 8 months. The hospital called us on New Years Eve encouraging us to rush to his bedside to say our goodbyes when he unexpectedly fell ill. A week after that dreadful phone call, we managed to bring him home and we all pulled together to be his carers. He got better and stronger by the week, defying all the odds & astounding all the doctors. He was brave. He fought hard. We had precious times together & celebrated his 77th Birthday and his 53rd wedding anniversary.

Just a few weeks ago the doctors called again, this time wanting to try treatment. It was momentous because it meant he had recovered enough to be given another chance at chemo. Unfortunately, that round of chemo took a toll & he fell seriously ill again. We brought him home 10 days ago and we had more special, quality times together, sharing memories and recanting all of our incredible family adventures from all over the world.

He truly was the best father, grandfather and husband. He gave his life to his family and we couldn’t have been more blessed.
He was like no other. Wise, intelligent, humble, loving, hilarious and fun. He will be greatly missed but his bright light continues to shine and be our North Star, guiding us always and forever. Our compass. Our anchor. Our daddy. We love you. RIP. 🙏🏼❤️

James MacQueen’s funeral will be held on Monday, August 15th 2022 at 10.30am at Troon Old Parish Church followed by a graveside service at Troon Cemetery at 11.30am. James MacQueen will live on in our hearts forever.

JOLLY (Cumnock) – Obituary

Peacefully at Ayrshire Hospice, Cumnock on Saturday 30th July 2022 after an illness bravely borne William (Billy) Anderson Jolly devoted and much loved Husband, Father and Grandfather. Funeral at Cumnock Baptist Church at 1.00pm on Tuesday 9th August 2022 thereafter 2.15pm at Cumnock Cemetery. All friends respectively invited. Donations for Ayrshire Hospice may be given at the Church exit if desired.

MCCALLUM (Troon) – Acknowledgement

Catherine, Joanne and Fraser would like to thank family, friends and neighbours for their cards, flowers and expressions of sympathy following their recent bereavement. Thank you also to Pastors David Rudge and Claire Fender for spiritual comfort and the staff at Armours Funeral Directors for their kindness and care. Thank you to all who attended Duncan’s funeral and a total of £475 was collected for the Troon RNLI.

GAW (Troon) – Acknowledgement

The family of the late Robert would like to thank relatives, friends and neighbours for expressions of sympathy, floral tributes and cards. With thanks to Doctor Holland, Meadowgreen Practice, Mr Palmer at Gartnavel Hospital and all at Macmillan Cancer Support. Thanks also to all at Armours Funeral Service for their kindness and care and to the team at The Piersland Hotel for their hospitality after the funeral service. A retiral collection raised £240.00.

SHEPHERD (Ayr) – Obituary

Peacefully at home on Thursday 21st July 2022. Noel Shepherd aged 70 years. Much loved husband of Yvonne, a dear dad of Victoria, Michelle and Jacqueline. A proud Papa to his nine Grandchildren. Family and friends are respectfully invited to the funeral service on Saturday 30th July 2022, Masonhill Crematorium at 12 noon. Family flowers only. Donations if desired in Noel’s memory to The Ayrshire Hospice.

FORBES (Prestwick) – Obituary

Peacefully at the Biggart Hospital on 15th July 2022, Anna Forbes aged 90 years. Much loved wife of the late Jim Forbes, a loving mum of Gordon & Gail and son-in-law Alistair, a loving gran, great-gran and a good friend to many. Funeral Service will take place at Masonhill Crematorium, on Tuesday 26th July at 11.15am.

COWAN (Ayr) – Obituary

Peacefully on 9th July 2022. Agnes (Bunty) Cowan, aged 95 years. Much loved Aunt of Catherine and the late Margaret. The Funeral Service will take place on Wednesday 20th July at Masonhill Crematorium at 3.30pm.

SCOTT (Ayr) – Obituary

Peacefully at home on Monday 11th July, Bill Scott aged 90 years. Beloved husband of Roma, loving father of Kirsty and Calum, and much loved papa to Rowan, Colette and Brunel. Family and Friends are respectfully invited to his funeral on Tuesday 19th July at 2pm, at Masonhill Crematorium and thereafter at Hotel Kylestrome. Donations in lieu of flowers to the British Heart Foundation.

ADAMS (Alloway) – Obituary

(Morton) Peacefully at Ayr Hospital on Tuesday 28th June 2022 Flora Adams, aged 80 years of Greenfield Avenue, Alloway. Beloved wife of James Adams, loving mother of Elaine and David. Former solicitor at Black Hay. Family and friends are respectfully invited to the funeral service on Tuesday 12th July 2022 at Masonhill Crematorium Ayr at 10.30am. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu of flowers to Cancer Research UK.

JAMIESON (Dalmellington) – Obituary

Suddenly but peacefully at home on Wednesday 29th June 2022 Jim Jamieson aged 78 years. Beloved husband of Mora, loving father of Alan and Murray, a devoted papa to Chloe, Alan, Paul and Sarah. Sorely missed by all his family and friends. Family and friends are respectfully invited to the funeral service on Wednesday 6th July 2022 at Masonhill Crematorium at 12noon.