Walter Paterson

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Peacefully at Weens Care Home on Sunday 19th November, after a long struggle with Alzheimers, Walter (Wat), loving husband to the late Myra, much loved dad to Heather and Fiona, and father-in-law to Dave and Jim. Wonderful papa to Lauren, Clare, Kirsty and Laura, and papa Wat to Skye and Finlay. Private family cremation.

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Shona wrote

24th Nov 2023

Thinking of you all at this sad time. Happy memories of holidays and days out with both our families - Shona x

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ros wrote

22nd Nov 2023

We were very fond of wattie. Lovely man and always had time for keith and i. He and Myra were such good friends of Vera and Bill. Keiths parents. Sending lots of heartfelt best condolances. X

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Keith wrote

22nd Nov 2023

Sorry to hear this. Lots of great memories of myra and watt. Lots of love from the mundells Keith, Ros and all the boys

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