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


  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.

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

  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

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

  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


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