James Donaldson

Burial Service: Fri 20th May 2022

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Peacefully on Tuesday 26th April 2022, with his family around him at St Margaret’s Care Home, James Jackson Donaldson (Jimmy), beloved husband of Jean (nee Amos), proud father to Keith and Jill and father-in-law to Marion and Mark. Loving Papa to Lisa, Zoe, Phoebe and the late Zach, Great papa to Clemmy. Graveside service to be held on Friday 20th May 2022 in Minto Cemetery at 1.00pm, to which all family and friends are invited. Family flowers only but donations if desired to Parkinson’s UK

Burial Service


Minto Cemetery

Date & Time

1:00pm Fri 20th May 2022

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Sandy wrote

30th Apr 2022

We are so sorry to hear about Jimmy. What a lovely man and great neighbour when we were at Minto Kaimes. Still remember when we got Jen from him. We are thinking of you all at this sad time. Sandy, Susan, Helen and Lorna Whillans

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Caroline wrote

29th Apr 2022

So sorry for the loss of my fav Uncle Jimmy....will always remember childhood holidays coming to visit from Yorkshire, loved the lambing time and watching you work. You was always a happy chap with a lovely smile, caring nature. Our family will miss you sadly, sleep peacefully...xxx

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