Forget me not...
they are stars in the sky
. .. we will remember them
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
GlesgaPal Cath Caley in London sadly died on
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..
GlesgaPal 'Lucky' ( William Devine ) frae Dalmarnock lost his gallant
fight with ill health today 25 Aug 2006, 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, born 6 Aug 1949 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, Canada. 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 the GlescaPals website I have been able to contact 7 or 8 former classmates.
I received an airmail letter today from my aunt in Canada who informed me
that my pal Liz (Scotbandit a Glesga pal) also known as Liz, June Macwilliam
married name was Mellis has died.
I am in shock as I have spoken to Liz for a few years and we had family
connections we used to speak a lot on Skype.
I will miss her dearly. Liz was only 59 and died on April 13th there is a
family gathering this Saturday 9th May to celebrate her life there will and
open house in Sechelt Canada from 12 noon to 4pm with a eulogy and address
starting at 1-30 pm this is for her friends and family who can make it.
RIP Liz, I will miss you so much.
:- I appreciate that Mags knew her well and she will be very upset. As
you know, I also got to know her well, but only through e-mails, Blogs and
phone calls, I had never met her in person. But I felt that I knew her
really well. I don't know if all the other pals know that I shared a Blog
with her (we were both editors) about the primary school that we both went
to "Newlands" at Parkhead. There were others involved in the Blog but
essentially it was Liz and myself that did most of the admin in the end. I
will miss her sorely and I am not sure if the Blog will survive without her.
The Blog concerned is the one that shows up as a link below my school
photos. I will of course contact the others concerned with the Blog and then
post info of her sad passing on the Blog.
Goodbye Liz, we will truly miss you.
PS: Anybody interested in looking at Liz in the Blog Brian shared with her,
see the link below:
Or to see the Blog as it was written to date, click on:
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?