Doug Richardson

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Peacefully at Borders General Hospital on Saturday 20th February 2021, Doug, much loved husband of the late Jessie, dearly loved father of Andy, Shiela and David, loving father-in-law, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Private family interment due to restrictions.

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Pearl wrote

26th Feb 2021

It has been my greatest honour to have known both Doug and Jessie. They have been a great comfort to me when I needed it. I loved ti hear their many stories from days afore. Together again god bless and miss you. Pearl

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Evelyn wrote

25th Feb 2021

Sorry to hear about the loss of Doug. Thinking off you all at this sad time. From Tom and all the family. X

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Jean wrote

24th Feb 2021

Sorry to hear this, Doug was one of life’s gentlemen. Thoughts are with you all.

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