Aileen Buchanan

Cremation Service: Mon 23rd Oct 2023

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Peacefully at Borders General Hospital on 8th October 2023, Aileen Buchanan (nee Donaldson), beloved wife to Jim, much loved mum to Cheryl and Grant, loving granny to Ava and Fraser, and a dear mother-in-law.
Service at Borders Crematorium, Melrose on Monday 23rd October at 2.00 pm, all friends are respectfully invited. Family flowers only please.

Cremation Service


Borders Crematorium

Date & Time

2:00pm Mon 23rd Oct 2023

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Carol wrote

12th Oct 2023

Thinking of the fun times we had many years ago. Thought are with Jimmy, Cheryl and Grant ❤️

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Shona wrote

11th Oct 2023

Sincerest condolences to Jim and the family. Aileen was a lovely woman and a great colleague with a tremendous sense of humour and a warm heart xx

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