GlescaPals.....obituaries ... ...
they are stars in the sky
Remember me - by the laughter, not the tears,
remember me - for
the joy and fun we shared, through all the happy years
Please think of me, if you will, with a smile, when we all shared jokes
and laughed, at things we did a wee bit daft
If you smile - and if you laugh, sing songs, share fun and joy,
will join you in the toast
And think if you want to think of me.
lift up your glass so I can share,
enjoy yourselves.....and I'll be there
we will remember them
GlesgaPal Cath Caley in London sadly died on
Jan.25th 2005 after a long fight with cancer. Cath had many pals on 'GlesgaPals' and many cards and telephone calls took place...Wilma in Canada summed
it up "I know we mostly know one anither oan the Webmaister's website but although
most of us have not seen one anither it seems to me we still have the
closeness you hiv wae a personal friendship. It is hard to believe that so
much warmth can be transmitted through the web."
Cath's 28yr old son Gregory posted
this message 1 Feb 2005..........
".....Thanks for all your lovely messages about my mum. Jane,
Graham, Dad (Terry), and Myself are very proud of mum and the affect
that she had on peoples lives. She was an amazing mum and a lovely person in
general with a huge heart. In my eyes she was and still is the best. If mum
wanted to say anything to us & all of you & all her other friends she would
have said this poem"
21st May 1945 - 25th Jan 2005
With all the messages and cards she got, it gave her the strength
to carry on for as long as she did, she was and we are very grateful for all
your messages of support.
Love and thanks to you all RIP MUM, I love you ............Gregory
friends It was beautiful
As long as it lasted The journey of my life
I have no regrets Whatsoever save
The pain Iíll leave behind Those dear hearts
Who love and
care And the heavy with sleep
Ever moist eyes The smile in spite of a Lump in the throat
And the strings pulling At the heart and soul
arms That held me up
When my own strength Let me down
Each morsel that I was Fed with was full of love
At every turning of my
life I came across Good friends
Friends who stood by me Even when the time raced me by.
Farewell Farewell My
I smile and Bid you
No, shed no tears For I need them not All I need is your
If you feel
sad Do think of me For thatís what Iíll like
When you live in the hearts Of those you love
remember thenÖ...You never die.
The funeral service took place on Thursday 3rd February. While it was a
very sad and emotional day, it was a huge celebration of Cath's life. There
wasn't a spare seat in the church, people were queuing down the aisles. It
was an amazing send off. The piper was just fantastic and at the end playing
Amazing Grace there wasn't a dry eye in the house. The 'wake' after went on
until the early hours and there will be plenty hangovers It was a true
celebration and everyone was so proud for Cath..........
(frae Glasgow, 2005)
We thought of you with
But that is nothing new.
We thought about you yesterday.
And days before that too.
We think of you in silence.
We often speak your name.
Now all we have is memories.
And your picture in a frame.
Your memory is our keepsake.
With which we'll never part.
God has you in his keeping.
We have you in our heart..
Oor GlesgaPal 'Lucky' ( William Devine )
frae Dalmarnock lost his gallant fight with ill health today, his family were
overwhelmed by the kindness shown from the GlesgaPals who knew and loved
him. He joined GlesgaPals in August 2005 and in that short time on our
messageboard he and his wife Mags enjoyed the company and many friendships were made.
He introduced himself on 25th Aug 2005, 19:19 ...........
name is Bill Devine I was born on the 14th June 1937 in 22 Battleburn Street
Tollcross moved to 11 Potter Street Auchenshuggle 1940 stayed there till I
went into the army 1955 when I came out in 58 my maw had moved to Belvedere
1405 London Road. I have lived in Drumchapel, Clydebank, Invergorden, Alness,
worked in Saudie Arabia for some time, now retired and live in Dalmarnock.
A proud GlesgaPal ......... See his
army photo on Glesga
ah wis sent this site fae an auld school mate of
mine an he lives in USA ah stay in dalmarnock, glesga an never new anythin
aboot it. am ah no glad ah joined it's fandabydosie, pure dead brilliant
Lucky in September 2005 found an old Pal, Wullie Keys whom
he hadn't seen for 50 yrs.....
Thanx tae GlesgaPal Ella a've fun an auld mate
efter 50 years oh lookin jist got aff the phone wi him my god it wis good
tae talk tae him An am no long GlesgaPals he goes back tae the USA on
Thursday an were gonnae meet before he goes back it's great intit GesgaPals
a owe you thanx again. ;)
Lucky with his grandson Logan at a Dalmarnock fun day
Sadly one year later almost to the minute from his first post......
August 25th 2006 ...... Lucky's
daughter Mary..... just to let you all know that Lucky passed away
peacefully tonight at 19:05 hrs. Big Mags and close family were with him.
Thanks for all your cards and wishes. Once again Thank you. Mary & Big Mags
My son Logan told me today about his Grandad,
these are his words:-
My Grandad used to be a brave
He liked to talk, sing and use his
He was kind and beautiful. I love my Grandad,
He is the best Grandad in the universe.
think these innocent words sum my Dad up well.
Once again thank you all.
29th Aug.2006 from Lucky's daughter Mary.....
To all of Lucky,s GlesgaPals.......Just to let you all know that Lucky's
funeral is on:Thursday 31st August, a short service will be held at 14:20 in
Taylor Brothers Funeral Parlour in London Road, then onto Daldowie
Crematorium at 3pm where another service will be held. I know many of you
are spread out over the world but anyone who can or wishes to come is more
than welcome. We are then going on to The Dalmarnock centre in Lily Street
My family would like to once again thank you for all your cards and kind
wishes. My Dad built up a great network of friends with GlesgaPals and he
loved speaking to you all. He was a great family man and I know he enjoyed
sharing his photos and stories (good and bad!) with you all.
Love Big Mags, Mary, Stewart, Gary, Eddie, John, Logan, Christopher and
Chloe All of Lucky's family x
Pals it is
with deep regret I announce the death of GlesgaPal Normanconk.
He passed away 21st March 2007 after a long fight with cancer.
He had been very ill these past months but did not want anyone to
I had the pleasure of sharing a few beers with him last year when he
(Cobourg, Ontario, Canada, 2006)
and we met up in Aug.2006
when this photo was taken
my type of guy!
He likes a laugh.
NC was a proud member of
GlesgaPals, he met lots of
great Pals on the board and in
person and thoroughly enjoyed
to 'Uncle Fester'
Adams Family .. eh?
Our thoughts are with his wife Jean and family
at this sad time
John Dickson Pattison :
March 9, 1943 - March 21, 2007
Monday, March 26, 2007
At 3:30 p.m. MacCoubrey Funeral Home,
Memorial Donations :
Victorian Order of Nurses, Community Care
- Port Hope
PATTISON, John Dickson Peacefully at
the Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg on March 21, 2007. John
at the age of 64 was the beloved husband of Jane Pattison. Loving
father of Sharon (Mike) and Scott (Kelly). Dear grandfather of
Lindsey (Cory), Michelle (Matt) and Natalie (Mike) and great
grandfather of Cody. Dearest brother of Margaret, Josephine,
Francis, Marie, Thomas and the late Jim.
John will be deeply missed by all his family and many friends.
A memorial service will be held at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King
St. E, Cobourg on Monday March 26, 2007 at 3:30 p.m. In lieu of
flowers, memorial donations can be made to Victoria Order of Nurses
or Community Care Access Centre, Port Hope.
Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com
joined GlescaPals May 2004, Manchester, England
" I was born 18 Jan 1939 at 136
Blackburn Street. Nae hoaspital for ma mammy. When I was 3 we moved to
Langholm Street in Yoker. When I was 5 ma mammy died of consumption. I had
ma first wean (of six) in 1957 got merried and lived in Whiteinch.Didnae
work oot, goat divorced ad goat merried again.Went to Toonheid frae1962
-1970. Parly Road wis magic.Toonheid wis a wee room and kitchen and
sterrheid toilet.Went tae Drumchapel -bath and inside toilet-luxury but
couldnae staun the place there wis nothing there. Stuck it for a year then
went tae Springburn. Moved tae Manchester 1984.Went tae Yoker primary and
secondary school. First job UCBS Clydebank-( uncles cakes and burnt
biscuits). Also worked in Woolies and Singers in Clydebank. Variousc jobs
including barmaid and railway cleaner at Springburn lived in Hawthorn
Babysitter died in 2006
March 2006, died 13 Apr 2009
..... Her first post in 2006
Hello, I was born at Stobhill Hospital Aug 6.1949 and went to Newlands and
Riverside. We lived at 18 Edmiston Street, Parkhead. Left with my parents in
1966 to go to Vancouver. I now live in a very small town on the beach a few
miles away from Vancouver. I used to love Newbank swings and also
tennis at Tollcross Park... gave myself sunstroke one hot summer afternoon
there. Oh boy! I was really SICK.
My Parents were : John MacWilliam, born 1926 Swanson Street - he went to
John Street Primary and Riverside Secondary along with his brother Jim
MacWilliam and sister Jean MacWilliam.
My Mother: Margaret MacWilliam (nee McGuigan) she was brought up along with
her 4 sisters by her Grannie (Mary Jane McGuigan) in Nuneaton Street,
Bridgeton. and she now lives in Kirkintilloch, aged a young 81.
Thanks to this website I have been able to contact 7 or 8 former classmates.
Babysitter died in 2006
joined GlescaPals Sept 2004, Kings Park, Glasgow
|| Valar joined GlescaPals on
19 Sept 2004 and was a prolific poster averaging nearly 170 posts a
day, her total posts to March 2009 was 37,000 posts.... aye she
In her 4Ĺ
years she made new friends from all over the world and was respected
for her fabulous posts of photos of auld Glesca streets.
She was the queen of the photies thread, constantly
posting and 'finding' photies that no one else can! Which I can tell you
was much appreciated by the
GlescaPals website is something
special and when we have our get-togethers at the Peoples Palace and
at oor annual 'hoose parties' it is as if we have known each other
all oor lives. Valar came along to the Peoples
Palace to meet GlescaPals and she was a lovely wummin.
Sadly after a long fight with
cancer oor lovely GlescaPal Valar died on 15th June 2009.
Thurs 18th June 18:30 at Christ The King Church, Carmunnock
Road, Kings Park - a short service to receive the body.
Mass on Friday 10am
at Christ The King Church, then the Linn Crematorium at 11.15am.
Thereafter to Orchard Park Hotel, Kilmarnock Rd, Giffnock
There has been an outpouring of tributes
from the GlescaPals since Valar's death was announced,
here are some of them :-
It is with a heavy heart I am having to tell you that our dear pal
Valar died this morning at approx 3.30am.
Her son David phoned me with the sad news.
Valar was a lovely lovely person, inside and out, and I know she
will be sadly missed on the board.
As soon as I know when the funeral is I will post it on the board.
I know all our thoughts are with the family. RIP Valar
Norrie and Claire
||Thank you Norrie &
Claire for all you have done on behalf of everyone on GlescaPals.
For sure oor Valar knew she had many many good and true Pals oan
I'll always remember her for being so 'into' GlescaPals that she
fought to overcome her fear of outdoors to come along to a Peoples
Palace get-together, so she could meet her GlescaPals.
A lovely lady who will be sadly missed by us all.
A pleasure getting to know you Valar, God bless you.
|I'm so sorry to hear
this, Webbie. Regrettably, our paths didn't cross much on the Board,
but the outpouring of love & affection, so typical of GlesgaPals,
says so much about her. She is in that better place, and at peace
with her God, I'm sure; she certainly earned it, by everything that
everyone says about her. RIP, Valar
|Words can not
express how i am feeling at the loss of a very dear and wonderful
friend as Valar, she fought her illness with such courage and was
indeed a credit to all in the way she was always asking how everyone
else was doing, but then , that was Valar, the wonderful person that
My heartfelt condolences to Valars family and my thoughts are with
It was a great pleasure to have know Valar and she will be very much
May you rest in peace now Val...........Maryjane & Huddy xxxxx
|It is with a sad
heart that I write this, it was a privilege and a pleasure to have
shared some time with Valar. My heartfelt condolences go to her
family and friends, their loss is great.
Rest in Peace my wee Glesca Pal ....... From Nell & John
|What a sad loss to
valars family and everyone on the Glesga Pals site, I never had the
pleasure of meeting her, but her warmth and wit shone through
everytime she posted on the Pals, you will be sadly missed val.
|what a shock to hear
such sad news. i looked forward when i logged on every day to see
what valar had managed to find and post on the streets photo thread.
my sincere condolences to the family and friends.
|Such very sad news
Norrie & Webbie.
Valar wiz an inspirational Pal, and although we never had a great
deal of intercommunication, I always read her posts and viewed all
the images she posted on Glesca Pals.
I know that Norrie & Claire have spent many hours visiting her and
conveying the wishes of so many Pals, and such dedication is also
worthy of a mention. Thank you Norrie & Claire for keeping us so
well informed and for being there on behalf of all the other Pals.
To Valar's family, Colleen & I extend our warmest condolences in
respect of a well-loved Glesca Pal, who will be remembered here for
many years to come. R.I.P. Valar
xxx Scotty & Colleen
|What a shock to read
that darling Valar died today. I'm lost for words.I'm stunned. I
will pray for you dear David at the loss of a WONDERFUL mother.How
SAD to read that news. Amethyst
|Rest in Peace Valar
- I am so sorry to hear of your passing and know that you will be
much missed on this board - your contribution was priceless.
|I was so shocked to
read this awful news. I only met Valar once but she came across as a
truly kind and caring person. Her posts on the board will be sadly
missed. She was a TRUE Glesgapal.
Thank you to Norrie and Claire for passing on all our good wishes to
Valar and for visiting her as often as you did. RIP dear Valar, your
suffering is over now. Condolences to Valar's family.
|I have such a sad
heart this morning hearing of Val,s passing , we were brought up a
couple of closes from each other in the old Garngad i had such a
nice time catching up with her again on pals, my condolences to
David and Arthur ,you had such a lovely Mother she will be missed
here on pals ,i will light a candle this morning at Church .... God
Bless .. R.I.P. my dear friend .....
|I was shocked to
read of the news of Valar passing away. I knew many went to see her
and I feel for them also at losing someone so dear to the Glescapals
|Im so sorry to hear
this about Valar I loved looking at the pictures she posted they
brought back many happy memories of my life. My deepest sympathy to
Valars family she will be missed here on this board rest in peace
|There are no words
to express my feeling at the loss of my dear pal Val.
We started our friendship not long after I joined Glesca Pals and
communicated via email at least twice a week, sometimes more, and
with telephone calls. Although she faced several challenges as far
as her health went she was always there for me when I needed comfort
or words of advice.
Thanks to Mags and Ella for letting me know about Val's passing and
also to Norrie for being such a good Pal to all of us. My
condolences to her sons, Arthur and his wife Jennifer and their
children Adam and Freya, and David and Elaine.
Rest in Peace dear friend. Mam
|I am still in shock
as I find it so hard to take in that our dear friend Valar has gone,
its just so sad and I think everyone has said it all as she was one
wonderful woman who will always leave a stamp on my heart.
Valar it was privilege to have known you and I will always remember
last week when Maryjane and I left you with a big smile on your
My condolences to Arthur and David your dear Mum is now free of her
God Bless you Valar may you rest in Peace. Mags
hear such sad news, Ron and I were priveliged to have met Valar. Our
sincere condolences to all her family and friends. RIP dear
Val. Love Jean & Ron x
|What a shock to hear
Val has died.I was looking forward to meeting her in September.
We had many a laugh and good blethers on the phone. Val was
such a lovely person,i felt i had known her for years.
My condolences to Arthur and David and the Grandchildren. I
will miss you pal
|It is with a heavy
heart that I post on here today. I am saddened at the passing of our
pal, and my dear friend Valar.
We built a close friendship a number of years ago, and kept in
constant touch by telephone and by e-mail. She taught me how to post
pictures on the board, and gave me lots of little tips. She was a
great teacher and I will miss her terribly.
To Arthur and Jennifer, David and Elaine, and also grandchildren
Adam and Freya, I offer my sincere condolences to all of you. Your
Mother, and Grandmother, was a lovely woman, and I am honoured to
say that she was my friend.
Sleep in Peace my dear friend. Ella..x
|Like my Pals I was
shocked to hear of Valars death. What a wonderful lady she
She never failed to pm me regarding my own and Mary's health.Like
all my pals I will miss her dearly. God Bless!
|I am very saddened
by this turn of events in respect of oor good pal Valar. Isn't it
the case though that we each believed she'd pull through, given
time, supportive medication, and family care? I certainly believed
this to be the case. Unfortunately though this wasn't to be. Valar's
passing, obviously a heartbreaking experience for her family and
close friends, Is certainly a very very sad time for those who knew
her through Glesga Pals....Her frequent and excellent posts will
certainly be missed.
If there's a heaven, Valar most certainly will be there. And if at
all possible she'll definitely be up early each morning to log on
and read how things are progressing on Glesca Pals. This is indeed
the end of an era.
||Oh what I shock I
got reading this. I, like many others, thought that Valar would pull
through. I will really miss her posts. Although I never met her,
just reading through all the wonderful things that other Pals say
about her tells of a lovely lady.
My heartfelt condolences to David and all of Valar's family.
|It is indeed sad to
hear of Valar's death and my heart goes out to those close to her
and to those Glesga Pals who had the honour of meeting her for their
loss must be great.
I hope that her last hours were peaceful and that it was peacefully
that she slipped away.
|I am so saddened to
hear of the passing of our dear friend Valar. I had the pleasure of
meeting Valar on many occasions and found her to be a real lady. My
condolences go to Arthur & David and their families, im sure in time
they will remember the good times and the laughs.Rest in Peace Val,
you will be sadly missed.
Softly within the shadows
She heard a gentle call
And taking the hand of Jesus
She quietly left us all.
God Bless Val.
|It was a pleasure
and a privilege to know her - our irreplaceable Pal, Valar - gone to
her heavenly rest.
Our thoughts & prayers are with her family at this sad time.
Robert & Carlin
|Whit can ah say?
Ah'm totally gobsmacked tae hear this news. Like many of the Pals,
ah never met Valar, but she seemed built intae the brickwork o
Glesgapals - always there - and always winnin aw the quizzes - and
wi a great sense of humour. Deepest condolences tae the family.
|It is so sad to see
the post about Valar's death. She very kindly came to meet me just
under a year ago with some of the other pals at the People's Palace.
she was a real Lady.
I was saddened to
hear of the death of Valar, I never had the pleasure of meeting with
her but heard so much about her from others. My deepest sympathy
goes to her family,
wonderful woman is now at rest
Taking her place with all the best
A new star is shining in the heavens above
And smiling down on those she loved
Her battle now over she is now at rest
Valar as a glescapal you were one of the best
Sadly you,ll be missed by all on this site
But as a star in heaven you will always shine bright.
REQUIESCANT IN PACE Val xxx
|I was very sad to
read about the passing of Valar she always came over as as a really
What a contributor to this board, what lovely old photos ofGlasgow
that I have looked throu and also ofthose lovely storks in their
nests. In heaven for sure...
|Like all the
GlesgaPals, I am so shocked to hear the news about Valar. I was so
sure she would pull through and be back on the board. My thoughts
and prayers are with her family and friends. Norrie and Claire,
thank you so much for keeping us up to date on Valar and for
visiting her on behalf of us all. xx
|I was so shocked
when Annie let me know of Valars passing, I feel like I have lost a
special friend, I was so hopping to meet with her when I came home
but its not to be.sadly every time I look at a photo of Glasgow I
will remember a dear Lady a true Glesca pal
|I am numbed with
sadness to read that we have lost our dear pal Valar. Although I
only knew her on the board and never had the pleasure of meeting her
personally, her enthusiasm shone through in her posts and the lovely
pictures of the streets of 'Old Glesga' that she posted which
brought joy and wonderful memories to all of us who left Glasgow
many years ago. My condolences to her
family. R.I.P Valar
|So sad to hear that
our dear pal and friend Valar has passed away.
Our condolences to David,Elaine.Arthur and family,and Vals
Val will be so saddly missed.She invited Jim and myself into her
heart and home,when we were in Glasgow 2 years ago.A kinder lady
would be hard to find.I am just glad her suffering is over.
Thankyou Mam for ringing me from Canada to let me know our dear pal
had lost her courageous battle,and thanks to all the pals who
visited val,and kept us up to date on how Val was doing.
RIP dear Val.. Margaret and Jim.
|I am so shocked to
hear about Valor who we will all miss due to her great posts and
pictures of Glasgow. Due to being unable to get on to this thread I
didn't realise how ill Valor really was. It has taken me all day to
get my head around it. She always looked so well when she was with
the pals that it really took the feet from me. If it hadn't been for
me seeing Jeannie posting about Chrissie I wouldn't have known.
She was a delightful correspondent and loving Mother who was over
the moon when all went well for David.
I feel so bad for her family who she loved so much and trust in God
to help them through this terrible loss. A lovely woman and a true
Glesga Pal who will be very sadly missed. My condolences to the
family and the Pals who were fortunate enough to meet her.
Thank you Norrie and Claire, Mags and Maryjane and everyone who took
time to stand by this wonderful lady during her final days.
|My Wife and I are
truly shocked at the passing of "Valar". She was a really nice Lady.
If Glesgapals had a Hall of Fame She would be at the top.
|R.I.P Valar you will
be missed on the board my heart goes out to your
family,thanks for the chats never met you but we did have a few
chats, Thanks for all the great post and pic its so sad
|I was away over the
weekend and yesterday and I'm very sad on learning of Valar's death,
especially when I had read that she was holding her own or doing
better. She'll be missed sorely on these pages as her ability to dig
up photographs and history were very interesting. I never met her or
spoke to her but she came over to me as a very lovely woman. My
condolences to her family
|I am so sorry to
hear about Valar.
I am glad that I got to meet her once in person at the Peoples
Palace last year. I did not know her very well, but she was
obviously very well liked by all Glesca Pals and will be sorely
missed by us all. Regards, Brian.
Our condolences to her sons, Arthur & David
and their familes
I read of a man who
stood to speak
at the funeral of a friend.
He referred to the dates on his tombstone
from the beginning...to the end.
He noted that first came the date of his birth
and spoke of the following date with tears,
but he said what mattered most of all
was the dash between those years.
For that dash represents all the time
that he spent alive on earth...
and now only those who loved him
know what that little line is worth.
For it matters not, how much we own;
the cars....the house...the cash.
What matters is how we live and love
and how we spend our dash.
So think about this long and hard...
are there things you'd like to change?
For you never know how much time is left.
(You could be at "dash midrange.")
If we could just slow down enough
to consider what's true and real,
and always try to understand
the way other people feel.
And be less quick to anger,
and show appreciation more
and love the people in our lives
like we've never loved before.
If we treat each other with respect,
and more often wear a smile...
remembering that this special dash
might only last a little while.
So, when your eulogy's being read
with your life's actions to rehash...
would you be proud of the things they
say about how you spend your dash?