Christine McFarlane

Funeral Service: Wed 29th Jan 2020

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Peacefully at the Borders General Hospital, Melrose, on Friday 17th January 2020, Christine, Hillend Drive, Hawick, beloved wife of Gordon, much loved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Service at John Beattie & Sons Funeral Directors on Wednesday 29th January 2020 at 11.00 am, with Committal at Borders Crematorium, Melrose at 12 noon, to which all family and friends are respectfully invited. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, may be made in aid of Arthurshiel Rescue Centre.

Funeral Service


John Beattie & Sons Service Room
John Beattie & Sons
Weensland Road

Date & Time

11:00am Wed 29th Jan 2020

Cremation Service


Borders Crematorium

Date & Time

12:00pm Wed 29th Jan 2020

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Karen wrote

4th Feb 2020

So sorry hear about christine Gus,sending you all my love.x

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David wrote

28th Jan 2020

Our beloved sister Tina. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal.Always and forever in our thoughts.Thelma, Phillip

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Debbie wrote

21st Jan 2020

You were so loved by not just your family but by the kids growing up alongside your Grandkids. You always had such a wonderful smile and kind caring heart. We will all miss you so much. May the angels hold you in their wings and bring you eternal peaceThinking of all the family, especially Gus at this time. May the find comfort in one another and know you are always with them xxxx

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John Beattie & Sons Funeral Directors

Weensland Road

01450 377 284

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