Robert 'Malcolm' Bell

Funeral Service: Wed 1st Jun 2022

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Peacefully at Hawick Community Hospital on Friday 6th May 2022, Malcolm, loving husband of the late Moira, father to Aileen and Fiona, father-in-law of Neill and Andrew. Dear pappy of Cara, Duncan, Erin and Molly. Brother of Jane and brother-in-law of Denis.
Service to be held on Wednesday 1st June 2022 at Beattie’s Acorn Chapel 12.45pm, followed by interment at Wilton Cemetery at 1.30pm to which all family and friends are respectfully invited. Family flowers only but donations if desired may be in aid of ‘Friends of Hawick Community Hospital’.

Funeral Service


Beattie's Acorn Chapel
John Beattie & Sons
Weensland Road

Date & Time

12:45pm Wed 1st Jun 2022

Burial Service


Wilton Cemetery, Hawick

Date & Time

1:30pm Wed 1st Jun 2022

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Ian wrote

30th May 2022

To Aileen and Fiona we are so sorry hear about your Dad,Malcolm was a lovely man who always had a smile and a kind word for anyone he met he will be sorely missed.our thought s are with you Ian,Morag ,Rhuaridh and Fraser.

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Irene wrote

17th May 2022

Thinking of all the family at this difficult time. Malcolm and Moira were like family to me when I lodged with them in the 80's . Remembering Malcolm with fondness and sending warm caring thoughts to the family

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Peter & Margaret wrote

15th May 2022

The Watkins & Emerson families wish to pass on their condolences to Aileen , Neill, Cara and Erin & Fiona, Andy, Duncan & Molly on the death of their Dad & Pappy. We all got to know Malcolm on his to visits to Northern Ireland and enjoyed our time spent in his company. RIP

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Jim wrote

12th May 2022

As Past president of the Buccleuch Bowling Club. Had many happy memories with Malcolm....Condolences to the family. RIP Malcolm..

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Ann wrote

12th May 2022

Fiona, so sorry to hear this very sad news about your dad. Hugs and prayers

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Mary wrote

11th May 2022

As president of the Buccleuch bowling club and a very dear friend to malcom. He was a member a very long time and president to,I would like to take this opportunity to let you know we are all thinking of you Aileen and Fiona and family at this sad time.

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John Beattie & Sons Funeral Directors

Weensland Road

01450 377 284

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