Cremation Service: Thu 14th Jul 2022

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Peacefully after a short illness on Monday 4th July at Borders General Hospital, Dick Cook, dearly loved husband of Margaret. Much valued father of David and father-in-law of Karen. Loving and proud grandad to Christopher and Stephanie. Service to be held at borders Crematorium on Thursday 14th July at 1.00pm. No flowers, but donations if desired to Borders Cancer Services Fund.

Cremation Service


Borders Crematorium

Date & Time

1:00pm Thu 14th Jul 2022

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John Beattie & Sons Funeral Directors

Weensland Road

01450 377 284

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What should I wear?

We normally associate wearing black with going to a funeral. But it is increasingly typical for families to express a preferred dress code. Our advice is to look out for information from the family in a notice published either in newspapers, online or in the funeral director window to advise you of their preference.

How long does a service last?

Typically a service in most churches or crematoria lasts around 20-30 minutes. A formal mass may take a little longer and we would expect this to be nearer an hour. Finally, burials can vary in length as they are weather dependent.

Where should I sit?

Family and close friends typically reserve the first couple of rows in a service. We recommend sitting nearer the front than the back of a service space in order to support the family and enabling late arrivals to discreetly fill back rows.

Where should I send flowers?

Often a family will express a preference for flowers - or charity donations in lieu of flowers. We recommend you keep an eye on notices posted in newspapers, or online or in the funeral director window so you are able to follow their wishes.