Alan Oldershaw

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Peacefully on Saturday 24th April 2021, at St Andrew’s Nursing Home, Alan dear husband of Sadie and the late Daph Oldershaw, devoted father to Kim, step-dad to Lyn and Morag, father-in-law to Angus, and step-father-in-law to Bill. A well loved grandad, great-grandad, great-great-grandad, and friend to many, he will be sadly missed by all. Small private family funeral due to current restrictions.
For anyone wishing to pay their final respects, the cortege will leave from John Beattie & Sons at 11.15am on Wednesday 5th May , heading along High Street, Albert Road, Princess Street, then A7 onwards to Borders Crematorium.

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Jan wrote

30th Apr 2021

Happy memories of Alan. He was a true gentleman.. RIP Alan 💔

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Paula wrote

28th Apr 2021

Thoughts are with you all at this sad time. Alan was a lovely kind man x

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01450 377 284

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