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Family Notices


Peacefully at home on 26th February 2021, Bruce Kennedy aged 61 years. Beloved husband of Carol and devoted Dad to Caroline. Much loved son, brother, uncle and friend. An indescribable loss.
Funeral service will be held on Friday 5th March at Alloway Church following on to a burial at Ayr Cemetery.
“Fair thee weel my best and dearest.”

GARRETT (Tarbolton)

Suddenly on 9th February 2021, Luke Garrett aged 20 years. Much loved son of Shaun and Tricia, a loving brother of Anna and a dear grandson. Luke will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.


Suddenly, but peacefully on 18th February 2021, Moira Gemmell aged 78 years. Much loved wife of the late Robert Gemmell, a dear mother of Jack and Bill, a loving mother-in-law of Michelle and Una and a doting gran of Cameron, Elizabeth and Lewis.

HART (Troon)

John Charteris Hart (Melrose & Troon)
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of John, aged 84 years, who passed away peacefully at Ayr Hospital on the 11th February 2021. Adored husband of Jean, beloved father of Michael, Douglas and Thomas, father-in-law of Bridget, Alison and Kathryn. Proud grandpa of Andrew, Rachel, Arran and Findlay. Funeral service will take place on Friday, 26th February 2021 at Portland Parish Church, Troon at 1.30pm and thereafter at Masonhill Crematorium, Ayr. Due to current restrictions attendance is by invitation only.

RODGERS (Symington)

At home on Friday 5th February 2021, Rose Rodgers aged 61 years. Much loved partner of William and loving sister to the family. A private funeral service will take place at Masonhill Crematorium, on Friday 19th February 2021. Rose will be sadly missed by all her family and friends.


It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Ronald who passed away peacefully in the care of The Ayrshire Hospice on Friday 12th February 2021. Dear husband of Sheina, beloved Dad of Steve and Andrew. Devoted Grandpa to Jacob, Ben and Connor. He will be cremated at a private ceremony at Masonhill Crematorium on 22nd February. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to


It is with deep sadness the family announce the passing of their dearly loved Mother, Dorothy Emily at Ainslie Manor, Girvan on Tuesday 9th February. Loving wife of the late Alexander McLay (Daily Bake) and dear mother of Laurine, Margaret, Alistair, Lynn and the late Michael. Mother-in-law of Meic, the late Jim, Nan, Linda and Jim and very special Granny to 9 and Great Granny to 16. A private funeral at St James Church will take place on 24th February and afterwards at Monkton Cemetery, in line with Scottish Government Restrictions. The family would like to thank all the staff at Ainslie Manor for their kindness and care of Dorothy over the past 18 months. Dorothy will be missed greatly but will once again be reunited with her beloved Alec. A proud Orcadian who never forgot her home.


Marion Jane Sinclair, 82, beloved wife of Reid and devoted mother to Carolyn, Mandy, Angela and Tracey, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday 24th January. Funeral cortege will leave Portland Church at 1.20pm on Friday 5th February 2021 for a private burial at Troon Cemetery. Flowers or donations to the British Heart Foundation will be gratefully received.

NEIL (Ayr)

Peacefully at home on 5th February 2021 Margaret (Pearl) Neil aged 93 years. Wife of the late John Neil much loved mum of Janis, John, Margaret and Andrew, dearest gran, great gran and mother in law. The funeral cortege will leave 75 Fenwickland Avenue at 2.30pm on Monday 15th February 2021 for a private cremation at Masonhill Crematorium in line with current Government restrictions.