Sadly oor GlescaPal Jamesy died on 18th Nov 2009.
Jamesy ( Jameseyboy McKenna ) was a founder member of the new GP
messageboard which I opened in August 2003. Since that time Jamesy a
bachelor all his days had made nearly 30,000 posts and along his GP
journey made friends with Pals from all over the world.
Truth tae say oor jamesy was at times a wee bit zany and held a strong
opinion on every subject especially his beloved United Kingdom
I can proudly say Jamesy never once crossed the line of being abusive in
any of his posts. He posted without 'fear or favour' but never a cross
word was used, an excellent GlescaPal who will be sorely missed.
GlescaPal sadly passes away, nice tae know however he never left this
place with no pals - jamesy thru the GlescaPals messageboard had friends
all over the world who will mourn his passing. The family
have told us all are welcome to attend the service.
His legacy lives on in his Glesca book 'Last Exit from Bridgeton',
The funeral took place at Linn Crematorium on Wed 25th Nov. at 11.00am.
The rain wis lashing doon as the hearse drew up tae Linn Crematorium,
waiting furr Jamesy wis
The minister (unfortunately I don't his name), 6 family members, 13
GlescaPals (incl CharlieMcD frae Keelies) and half a dozen others. The
services wis lovely and well presented by the minister who admitted he
never knew Jamesy but had learned about him over the past few days and
he said he was a decent man.
We sang How Great Thou Art as the opening hymn and with a small
gathering everyone gave their best. The eulogy was very nice indeed and
Huddy commented to me afterwards that he was thinking he'd like that
minister to do his service. Family, school times and GlescaPals was
mentioned and he read from the website the paragraph I have on Jamesy's
webpage which was very nice of him.
The closing hymn was Psalm 23 The Lord's my Shepherd.
Goodness and Mercy all my life
Shall surely follow me
and in God's house forever more
My dwelling place shall be.
As we left the Crematorium the organist fittingly played 'I belang to
Aye Jamesy got a lovely send off.
In attendance representing the GlescaPals family and seeing oor pal off
was - Norrie, Claire, Mags, Annie, Huddy, Maryjane, ASB, Liz, Katslater,
JohnMcla's brother and myself.