Patricia Armstrong (Pat)

Funeral Service: Thu 23rd Nov 2023

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Peacefully at St Margaret’s Care Home, after a long illness borne with great dignity, humility and faith, Patricia (Pat) née Heslin, loving wife to the late David, wonderful mother to Lesley, Pauline, Claire and Bernard, loving mother-in-law, granny, and great-granny to all her family. Service to be held at 12 noon on Thursday 23rd November at St Mary’s & St David’s RC Church, Hawick, followed by interment at 1.30 pm in Wilton Cemetery. Family flowers only. Retiring collection for Macmillan Cancer Care.

Funeral Service


St. Mary's & St. David's RC Church, Hawick

Date & Time

12:00pm Thu 23rd Nov 2023

Burial Service


Wilton Cemetery, Hawick

Date & Time

1:30pm Thu 23rd Nov 2023

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Nikki & Giorgia wrote

8th Nov 2023

We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your mum Claire. Sending you and your family our condolences at such a sad time xxxx

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Margaret wrote

8th Nov 2023

Tommy and Margaret Cannon send their sincere condolences. Thinking of you Lesley and all your family on the death of your loving mum. May she rest in peace.

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Linda wrote

7th Nov 2023

So sorry Claire and all the family to hear about the loss of your Mum.❤️

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Gillian wrote

7th Nov 2023

Hi Lesley, so sorry to hear about your mum xx sending you and the family lots of love at this sad time xx

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