Robert 'Nisbet' James

Cremation Service: Mon 30th May 2022

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Peacefully at Hawick Community Hospital on Wednesday 11th May 2022, Nisbet, loving husband of the late Barbara, father to Roberta and Sandra and father-in-law of Iain. Dear grandad “Nim” to Taran and Ronan and “Slim” to James. Brother to the late Billy, Slim, Jeanette, Nancy and Jean. Survived by brother Jim and sister-in-law Evelyn, and brother-in-law Bill. Service to be held on Monday 30th May 2022, Borders Crematorium at 12.00 noon. Donations may be made in aid of ‘ Friends of Hawick Community Hospital’.

Cremation Service


Borders Crematorium

Date & Time

12:00pm Mon 30th May 2022

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Jill wrote

28th May 2022

Sandra and family, I was so sorry to hear this, my thoughts and prayers are with you all, lots of love and hugs to you all xxx

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Thomas wrote

28th May 2022

My deepest condolences and sympathy to the family and friends. Rest in Paradise Slim.

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