Marian Forbes

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Peacefully at Borders General Hospital on Thursday 18th February 2021, Marian, loving wife of the late Archie, caring mother to Jackie and Ian, and a much loved aunty, granny, great-granny and friend to many.
Peace, Love and Harmony.

A private interment will take place at Wilton Cemetery on Thursday 4th March 2021 at 10.00 am

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Jim wrote

26th Feb 2021

Always used to have a grand blether when used to meet Marian, back in the day...and enjoyed the banter when she worked in the bakers shop up the Howegate,,,,RIP...

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