Robert John Hobkirk

Cremation Service: Wed 20th Apr 2022

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Peacefully at Borders General Hospital, on Sunday 27th March 2022. Robert (John), husband to Kathy and doting father to Jane. Service at Borders Crematorium, Melrose, on Wednesday 20th April, at 2 pm, to which all family and friends are respectively invited. Family flowers only please, but donations for John's chosen charity.

Cremation Service


Borders Crematorium

Date & Time

2:00pm Wed 20th Apr 2022

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Andrew and Wendy wrote

3rd Apr 2022

Sorry to hear your sad news. Our thoughts are with all the family. RIP John Take care x

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Stuart and Mary wrote

1st Apr 2022

So sorry to hear this news, thoughts are with the family,sending love.💗 RIP John

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