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