James Young

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Peacefully on Saturday 8th May 2021, at Hawick Community Hospital, James, loving partner to Gabi, step-dad to Justyna, and a dear brother, uncle and friend to many. Private service due to current restrictions. For anyone wishing to pay their final respects, the cortege will leave from John Beattie & Sons at 1.00 pm on Tuesday 18th May 2021, heading along the High Street, Tower Knowe, Howegate, Drumlanrig Square, Loan, then turning right to drive past the former High Level Bar, down Beaconsfield Terrace, onto Buccleuch Street. Onwards to Borders Crematorium using the A7 route via Princes Street, and folk are asked to wear something blue in colour as a tribute. Donations can also be made towards Friends of Hawick Community Hospital, and the Margaret Kerr Unit (Fund 21 - https://www.thedifference.org.uk/fundlist)

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Linda wrote

19th May 2021

My Visits to Hawick will never be the same, till we meet again. Uncle James xx

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shirley wrote

10th May 2021

Thinking of all the family at this sad time. James was a lovely guy, always had a smile on his face. Great times in the High Level and Office bar. He will be missed by many. R.I.P James x

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Rob Evelyn Mirelle wrote

10th May 2021

Loving brother and amazing uncle. Another bright star in the sky. Xx

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Carole wrote

10th May 2021

You are now at peace Uncle James. Forever in our memories. Love Keith, Carole, Kerr & Keelan

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Yvonne wrote

10th May 2021

Dera brother you will be so missed xx

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