David Bell

Funeral Service: Fri 3rd Nov 2023

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Peacefully at home on Monday 11th September 2023, David, loving son to the late Gladys and Harry (junior). Much loved dad to Craig, Aileen and Alistair, a very dear brother and brother-in-law to Doreen and Stuart, and very proud papa and uncle to the family. Cremation on Friday 3rd November at Borders Crematorium at 10.00 am followed by a service in Beattie’s Acorn Chapel at 11.15 am, to which all friends are invited. Family flowers only please, with donations towards Escape Youth Café, Hawick.

Cremation Service


Borders Crematorium

Date & Time

10:00am Fri 3rd Nov 2023

Funeral Service


Beattie's Acorn Chapel
John Beattie & Sons
Weensland Road

Date & Time

11:15am Fri 3rd Nov 2023

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Wilma wrote

26th Oct 2023

My heart goes out to Doreen and Stuart, and the rest of the family. Words are never enough but just know that you have been in my thoughts throughout this heart-breaking time. Just know that you will get through this and there will come a day when your grief and sadness will turn to memories of the happy times.

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Dot wrote

18th Oct 2023

David was a lovely man , so sorry for all the family

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