Thursday, 19 January 2012

Thank You

Thank you everyone who left messages, emails and cards. Alistair's Funeral was yesterday. It was quite amazing. Well over 220 people turned up at Christchurch Priory to say good bye. The service of remembrance was held by Fr Darryl Jordan. A Scottish Piper playing 'Flower of Scotland' lead the coffin, which was carried by Alistair's brothers and nephews and my John into the Priory. An Eulogy was given by Alistair's younger brother, John Roddy, Debra, his wife, our sister read the poem, Stop All The Clocks. Alistair's picture and a bottle of Glenfiddich was placed by the coffin, and we all wore Partick Thistle scarves. Later the coffin was lead from the priory by the Piper playing 'Amazing Grace', then continued its journey to Bournemouth Crematorium where Fr Darryl, once more lead a short but very touching service. The piper played Scotland the Brave. Afterwards everyone was invited back to Alistair's local for a 'wee dram.' Alistair will return to Scotland later in the year (on his Birthday, August 4th) where he can drink his Glenfiddich and fish in the loch near The Croft where he spend many happy childhood years.

Debs and Alistair in Stornaway last year

5 comments:

  1. My thoughts are with you and your husband Lyn, take care of each other and I hope you are feeling well enough to be back with the team soon.
    Hugs
    Di

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hi Lyn, this moved me to tears. What a lovely send off for Alistair, you all did him proud. Di xx

    ReplyDelete
  3. Lyn so sorry to hear of your loss of your brother in-law it's so sad, but reading your post it sounds like you all gave Alistair not just a beautiful funeral but also a celebration of his life too, wee had a piper also at my Dads as he was a Scotsman it was very moving.
    Thinking of you, and I'm sorry it's been a while since I last popped by take care chum.
    Lots Hugs Sarah x

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hi Lyn & family,
    These things are never easy,but it sounds as though everything went off well.Thinking of you all..
    Hugs
    Susan x

    ReplyDelete
  5. It sounds like you had a very fitting and proper celebration of his life amongst those that knew and loved him. Hugs to you Lyn xx

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for your comments! They make my day!!
Spam does not get read or published!


((Lyn))

Twitter!

WOYWW?

Just Keep On Creating!

JkoC adv button

I Made Top Three!

I Won Top Three

Photobucket

Search This Blog

Sliekje digi Images!

Sliekje digi Images!
Freebies!

Post Pals~Brighten a seriously ill child's day~Please click Banner to Find out more

Post Pals - Putting a Smile on Childrens Faces

My Blog List

Blog Archive

I love to Blog Hop!

I love to Blog Hop!

party time

Party Time Tuesdays Challenge

mim

Pink Paper Paradise

Crafty Card Makers

From PurpleHat and Cosmic Strawberry!

From PurpleHat and Cosmic Strawberry!
Thank you!!

My Lovely Blog Awards! Thank you so Much.

My  Lovely Blog Awards! Thank you so Much.
From Liz, over on 'Lace, Ribbons, Buttons & Bows. & Dawn

My Blog Has Attitude Award 4th Jan 2011

My Blog Has Attitude Award  4th Jan 2011
From Ali and Sue

From Kaza and Liz

Newest Visitor from Mexico! Newest Flag from Papua New Guinea!

free counters

WhimsicalWendy's Video Guide to...

WhimsicalWendy's Video Guide to...
Printing & Colouring Digital Stamps

ww

Jaks AquaMarker Video Tutorial

Jaks AquaMarker  Video Tutorial
Click the picture

Jackqui Shows You How to....

Jackqui Shows You How to....
Colour with Copics & Prisma Pencils

Links to more Freebies @ Scrapbooking Supplies!

Free Scrapbooking Supplies