John Richardson Hay

Funeral Service: Tue 31st May 2022

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Peacefully at home in his sleep, after a short illness, on Sunday 8th May 2022. John , sadly missed by Dorothy, Ian, Linda, Julie, Rob, Karen, Alana and Carly.
Service to be held on Tuesday 31st May 2022 at Beattie’s Acorn Chapel at 1.00pm followed by interment at Wilton Cemetery at 1.30pm to which all family and friends are invited.

Funeral Service


Beattie's Acorn Chapel
John Beattie & Sons
Weensland Road

Date & Time

1:00pm Tue 31st May 2022

Burial Service


Wilton Cemetery, Hawick

Date & Time

1:30pm Tue 31st May 2022

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Lynne wrote

17th May 2022

From my young days we lost touch and were brought together again over the last few months. It was so good meeting you again and lovely to talk about my fond memories of you and auntie maimie when I were a youngster. I am so glad you and Dot met and continued a happy life with your hobbies. RIP John. A lovely man. Thinking of everyone.

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Tricia wrote

11th May 2022

Uncle John, I’m so glad that you reached out to me over the last few weeks and we had time to catch up. You will never be forgotten and you are now at peace with Auntie Maimie. My heartfelt condolences to Dot, I know you will miss John so much, you were great for one another and I know you had a long and happy life together. Love to you Dot. RIP dear John.

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John Beattie & Sons Funeral Directors

Weensland Road

01450 377 284

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