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
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 4˝
years she made new friends from all over the world and was respected
for her fabulous posts of photos of auld Glesca streets.
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 overseas 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 a selection 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
|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
|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 .....
|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
|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
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
|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.
thinking of Valar, so I wrote this wee poem………
Sitting here thinking
Tears, fought back by blinking
About a GlescaPal
The unique and lovely Val
I’ve known her now for several years
And am writing this through a veil of tears
I’ll remember the storks, the streets, her smile
And her goodness of spirit for a while
cheerio our good friend Val
We’re gonna miss you one and all
We’ll raise our glasses at the September do
And stop a while and think of you.
I was very
saddened to read of the passing of Valar. I knew her only from the
posts she made and shared on Glesca Pals. A medium that she
obviously loved to read and to communicate her personal interests
and pictures with her many Pals around the world.
She will be remembered as a very special lady who was appreciated by
so many Pals, and especially as a long time major contributor to
Glesca Pals. May her family be comforted in knowing that God’s love
goes beyond the grave. Because Christ has risen, God gives us hope
in the resurrection. And as believers we are told to sorrow not as
others who have no hope. We shall meet again. May God grant that
comfort to Valar's family.
Our condolences to her sons, Arthur & David
and their familes
joined GlescaPals August 2003
|| Jamesy was a founder
member of the new GlescaPals messageboard joining on 5 August 2003 and
he spent everyday he could posting on the messageboard, at his death
he had amassed nearly 30,000 posts !
He attended many of the GlescaPals get-the-githers.
Jamesy wi his very own dress code looking snazzy wi his shades oan
at the Peoples Palace 13-Apr-2009.
(GlescaPals Peter, Jamesy, Eddie, Claire, & Maryjane).
He was a real character very strong
on his beliefs and loved a good debate wi' the ither GlescaPals. A
avid reader and a lover of all sporting topics he enjoyed starting
wee quizzes and polls!
A typical bachelor, a bit off the wall, a non-conformist dresserrbut
ye always got him the same way.
We kin all take comfort that we wurr his
'pals' and he loved his GlescaPals.
He last logged onto GlescaPals on the 13th Nov and sadly after an
illness with cancer he died on 18 Nov 09
.Jamesy was the
author of the Glasgow book
Wed 25th Nov.2009; 11.00am at Linn Crematorium.
There has been an outpouring of tributes
from the GlescaPals since Jamesy's death was announced, which can be read on
messageboard. A small sample of which are
|sorry to hear of the sad passing
of jamesy. His posts were always a delight to read (even if we
didn't always agree with him !!) and he never shirked from offering
his opinion, on anything. I know he recently hoped to do some work
on Riverside Secondary School, so let's hope that is picked up and
completed by others.
He left us as a legacy his book 'Last Exit to Brigton', along with
the thousands of posts here and elsewhere. God bless.
|Rest in peace Jamesy
I too was very sad to hear that James had passed away ,i remember
meeting him in Morrisons he had me laughing my head off with his
trousers with the tag still on them and shirt with the cardboard in
them ,what a laugh that night .Jamesy will be missed by many
people,and I'm sure his family will be touched with the special
tributes paid to him..
|Shocked and stunned
RIP Jamesy Gone but his words will live on
in GlescaPals all over the world. Not a bad legacy to leave
so sad and in tears reading the webbie's posting. Jamesy was a
character on Glesca Pals, we were going to set up a stall at the
Glasgow Commonwealth games in 2014 to sell our books, I just don't
know what else to say, I'm stumbling for words. R.I.P. Jamesy Pal
I am really saddened at Jamesy's passing - he was such a character,
a loveable one at that.
Webmaister, Jamesy would be delighted at your post and photograph -
as you said he had strong views but never ever crossed the line or
He will be sadly missed - he made a lot of friends on the board and
I know everyone will be shocked to hear of his sad passing. No one
will every forget our Jamesy
R.I.P. my friend. Norrie and Claire xx
"How can you grieve so for someone you barely knew, yet knew so
well?" I ask myself. I haven't shed a tear, but I have this great
big lump inside me, ye ken what ah mean? Jamesy & I were at opposite
ends of the political spectrum, and exchanged views on many an
occasion. He never went in the huff, he was always true to himself
and never impolite. I remember him with affection - the time when he
& Nell were racing to see who would get the first 5000 posts: the
time he was sitting chatting to me at the swally and my dear Pal,
Lizzy, got up to her daft antics and started dancing alluringly
around him, and Norrie took that photo, and the laughs we had; the
conversations we had about Dalmarnock and my contribution to his
second book; the first time I met him at the very first swally and
he started to discard layers of clothing Oh,
I could go on & on - and yet, did I know him? I wonder. But still, I
What a shock! He never said a word about being gravely ill just a
few asides that he didn't feel too well at times and others
suggested he lay off the "chardy." It's sad enough when someone
dies, especially when they are younger than I am but to leave no
immediate family is truly sorrowful. He was probably in the best
place when the end came and had been taken care of. Poor Jamesy, he
must have been in great pain from bowel cancer and refusing
treatment. I never met him but did feel something of his presence
from what he wrote and I'm sure he will be enjoying another cruise
in another life. RIP
Aah've been hame jist aboot
hauf an hoor, returning frae Southend on Sea, where aah wiz at ma
Pal Des's funeral, and as soon as aah'd checked ma emails, aah
logged oantae Glesca Pals tae see whit aw oor Pals huv been up tae
whilst aah wiz away................
Yuse cannae imagine the shock (well, maybe yuse kin), when the first
thing aah saw wiz a header that read "GlescaPal Jamesy r.i.p"
Ma wee hairt stoaped beatin fer a few seconds as aah took it in.
Aah thoat at first it wiz his dreaded laptoap thit hid died, urr his
throw-away camera. No fer wan second could aah believe it wiz
actually Jamesy until aah started reading the threid.
Jamesy, as mony folk huv said afore me, wiz a man of few words,
famous fer his one-liner posts (aah even made a wee gag aboot it
last week when folk wurr enquiring efter him, that he wiz away
composing his next one-liner)
Jamesy Pal, and ye truly wurr a Pal, aah'm gonnie miss those wee
posts. We didnae always agree,(life wid be boring if we did) but aah
always hud respect fer yer resilience in no taking offence at whit
folk wid say in therr responses, but, in typical Jamesy fashion, ye
wid state clearly thit ye wurr immovable oan yer viewpoints, and
that wiz a fantastic quality.
Despite whit folk said, ye always stuck tae yer guns rigidly.
Jamesy, it wiz a pleasure meeting ye in Glesca last year, and aah'm
certain that ye'll remain in the GlescaPals Roll Of Honour fer years
Noo it's time tae make that Last Exit Frae Bridgeton and enjoy a
gless o chardy wi a few angels Pal.
God Bless You Jamesy, and may ye Rest In Peace.
Gosh Scotty, that was really lovely what you said. I am sitting here
reading all that has been said of Jamesy and the tears are blinding
me, ah don't think that Jamesy knew how much he would be missed. God
It was with great sadness and utter shock I received the news of
Jameseys' passing last night from WilmaB. Jamesey was an old class
mate and genuine friend. We both joined Pals in 2003 and I contacted
him about Last Exit as it had given me such joy. We exchanged many e
mails since then, reminiscing about our youth and beyond. Jamesey
was so enthusiastic about those days and was a true gentleman, never
having a bad word to say about anybody. If anything remotely upset
him he would laugh it off with one of his one liners. I still have
all his e mails from then and have been reading some today with the
tears running down my face. Sadly we hadn't been in touch for a few
months and I will always regret that. Jamesey loved Pals and would
be chuffed to bits at all the wonderful tributes and I know tomorrow
he wont ' Walk Alone '. God love you Jamesey
I am sitting here at work in shock, tears streaming down my face. I
cant believe it, I have known Jamesy (it was me who named him Jamesy
Boy) since 2003 when I first joined GlescaPals. I cant write now I
am too upset will post something more appropriate later.
RIP Jamesy ma GlescaPal
I am still reeling
from the news, I was very friendly with Jamesy, his birthday was the
day before mine and we always exchanged cards. I am going to miss
him soooo much.
Farewell to Jamesy,
With your viewpoints so strong
You stuck to your guns
Even when you were wrong
Farewell to Jamesy
You've left a big void
Your hatred of Lenin
Used to get me annoyed
Farewell to Jamesy
Ah remember the day
You said "Jamesy chinge his views
Not never, no way"
Farewell to Jamesy
Tell me ahm wrang
Bit we aw used tae laugh
at your funny rhyming slang
Farewell to Jamesy
Loved Dalmarnock with pride
Bit wiz peeved when he flitted
Tae new East Kilbride
Farewell to Jamesy
The Pals will all treasure
Your wee wan line posts
We all read with pleasure
Farewell to Jamesy
A pal good and true
and in GlescaPal's hearts
There's a wee place for you
Farewell to Jamesy
It's hard not to weep
For someone who left us
good memories to keep
Farewell to Jamesy
Mah good GlescaPal
You urr gonny be missed
by one and by all
The rain wis lashing doon as the hearse drew up tae Linn
Crematorium, waiting furr Jamesy wis
The minister, 6 family members, 13 GlescaPals and half a dozen
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. GlescaPals was mentioned and he
read from the website the paragraphs I have on Jamesy's webpage which
I was pleased with.
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 played 'I belang to Glasgow'
Aye Jamesy got a lovely send off.
You know I was thinking during the service how wonderful GlescaPals
is. I am very proud of it. I know I started it, look after and
nurture it but its the GlescaPals that make it what it is. Jamesy
found and made more Pals oan here than he probably made in his whole
lifetime. We can all be proud o' that.
In attendance representing the GlescaPals family and seeing oor pal
off was - Norrie, Claire, Mags, Annie, Huddy, Maryjane, ASB, Liz,
Katslater, Jeep, Charlie, myself and JohnMcla's brother
Aye we'll never see his like again.
condolences to Jamesy's family
GlescaPal IanS from Oldham was born 21 Apr 1951, died 27
joined GlescaPals in 9 Jan 2004 here is his introductory message :
would love to hear from anyone who remembers me. I lived at 587
Dalmarnock Road and I went to Springfield Road Junior School up
until 1961 then I went to Riverside Senior Secondary.
I moved down to Oldham in 1965 when my dad died.
My brothers were George and Donny Smith, sadly they passed away a few
I used to hang about with Joe Docherty and Alex McMeachan, Ali Jack,
the Small family-Eric, Andy, Junior, Andy Madden, Pete (Neatsy)
Smith, Gordon Orr, Stuart Craig, Bobby Steele, etc, etc.
I had a girlfriend called Cathy Tinney. She lived on Baltic Street
with her sister Anne. I think she had another sister called Audrey.
Their parents were Steve and Jean Tinney. They last lived near
Sunnybank Street during the 1970's. I also remember Elizabeth
Davidson as she was Donny's girlfriend. Thanks, IanS
July 2004 he wrote ....
My memories of Bridgeton/Dalmarnock are very mixed.
I had some good times and some bad times just the same as anyone
else. I think the good times outweighed the bad times as I only have
one sad memory of that time and that was when my dad died in 1965.
My best memory was when my brother Jim enrolled in the Royal
Highland Fusiliers and as he was the first recruit he was treated
like a film-star and was in all the papers and even on Pathe News at
Bad times are harder to remember but I think that is caused by
selective memory process. Poverty? Yes, I remember that as my
parents had to bring up 6 boys and yes we struggled.
Deprivation? Yes, but then again, who wasn't deprived of the basic
things in life then? Only the lucky few I suppose. Playing out
was a fantastic adventure though
Climbing the dikes, dreeping down them. Knock-door-run-away,White
Horse,kick-the-can,the game's a bogey the man's in the lobby!
Fitba' in the streets with a real leather ball, with a bladder
inside it. New chippy opening on Springfield Road and the
first lot of chips tasting of paint
Getting chased by Big Tam the polisman for getting a 'niggy' on a
Bowie's Laundry van. Boy could he run.
Anybody remember Big Tam who used to direct the traffic at the
junction of Dalmarnock Road/Springfield Road? When I was about 11 I
found a small metal container at the back of the coal yard at
Dalmarnock Railway Station and me and my mate Joe Docherty were
throwing it to each other. Big Tam spotted us and told us to place
it on the ground. Within 5 minutes the place was full of
police cars and then army trucks arrived. We had found an
incendiary bomb from WW II and it was still active! I got
praised but also told off for picking it up!.
GlescaPals I received this sad news this morning 28 Sept 2010 from
IanS's son :-
My name is Iain Smith. My dad, Ian Smith has just passed away on the
27th of this month at the Royal Oldham Hospital.
written instructions asking that I log into his GlescaPals account
and inform the good people of this site of his death, He
specifically requested that I include the following: They have
been extremely helpful in the past and I would like someone to tell
them how grateful I was for all their help and support in trying
My dad went under the username of 'ianofoldham' display nameIanSI
would be most grateful if you would announce his passing and pass on
his gratitude to your fellow members. If at all possible, I would
like to keep his account open for a short while. Thank You,
Iain Smith jr
thank you very much for letting us know - very very sorry to hear
about your sad loss. Your Dad joined the GlescaPals messageboard in
Jan.2004 and whilst not a prolific poster he was a regular and his
last posts were this month. 59yrs old is very young to die our
sincere condolences to all the family.
How very thoughtful of IanS to think about GlescaPals in his last
wishes. He posted a lot in the early years to Chrissie and Jamesyboy.
Oct. 3rd, 2010 ...Thank
you all so much for your kind words of comfort. I am amazed at just
how far and wide they originate. I have printed the pages and will
make sure they are with my dad when he is cremated on Tuesday. I am
sure he would have been very happy to see such comments and I am
eternally grateful to you all. Kindest regards.
Iain Smith jr.
GlescaPal FrankD born 30 Jul 1934 died 01 Nov.2010
| Frank Dawson
joined GlescaPals in April 2006 here is his introductory message :
I was born in Glasgow in 30 July 1934.
I attended Haghill Primary School and then did 6months at the toffs
school of Whitehill but asked for a transfer to Onslow Drive School
which was later named Whitehill Junior Secondary.
I lived at Crinan Street, Dennistoun until I married my first wife
in 1954 but later divorced and remarried in 1963 to the lady who has
been my wife for the past 43 years. I was granted custody of the 2
children of the first marriage.
We have a family of 5 daughters and 2 sons and have 22 grandchildren
and one great grandchild expected any day now.
I am a retired Factory Manager and have lived in Essex for nearly 30
years except for a 6 years stay in Largs.
I would love to hear from any of my old friends or ex workmates.
This is a wonderful site.
All the best to everyone.
a long fight with illness oor GlescaPal FrankD passed away today. He
latterly knew that his illness was terminal but it never dampened his
spirits and he was an inspiration to everyone who knew him. He fondly posted
of the times he was sharing with his dear wife Mary and their family
He wrote on 7th Oct 2010...."Well
Pals hopefully this cancer does not kill me before the 50 years anniversary
of my getting together with my wonderful sweetheart Mary.
Who would have thought when I met her as a workmate at the British Oxygen
Company at Polmadie all those years ago we we end up as lovers and best
friends 50 years later.
Mary is my carer and she baths and dresses me and each night she kisses me
just before we go to sleep.
What a gem of a person she is and I struck it lucky all those yers ago when
our paths crossed.
Would you all agree Pals?"
16 Nov 2010
| GlescaPals Ronnie,
Jessie and admin Nell travelled from London to attend FrankD's
Nell said "Foggy in London when my daughter Pauline and I left,
but not so when we arrived at Weeley for Frank's funeral, crisp and
cold but blazing sunshine.
The service was beautiful, a humanist service as FrankD did not
believe in God and had no religion. The funeral was attended by
Children, Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. I presented Mary
with a card signed on behalf of all of the GlescaPals. I am
attaching his order of service here. I was quite moved by the whole
thing and was glad Ronnie and Jessie were there too. The GlescaPals
were mentioned as we were all a big part of Frank's life and Mary
told me he loved his GlescaPals. RIP Frank."
condolences to FrankDs family
See his GlescaPals
Honorary life member
born 17 July 1934
died 11 Feb 2011
joined GlescaPals in 29 Jan 2005
here is her introductory message :
names jean franklin (nee curtin) thote ad already
done this? mibee a wis scrubbed? born in bed at
54 coocaddens street, hid 4 sisters, ellen,sadie, lottie, wilma.
merried an english sailor, hiv 4 weans & 9 gandweans.
last joab wis workin in newsagents aw ower britain,
noo retired. jeanc.
54 Cowcaddens Street
GlescaPals received the sad news from jeanc's daughter :-
sat for a while trying to decide how to tell you but there isn't an
easy way. My Mum, Jeanc, passed away tonight at 9.15pm. She had been
taken in to hospital when her breathing became more difficult. My
Dad and her sister, Lottie, were with her. They said she took her
oxygen mask off, her breathing became calm and she fell asleep.
Thank you all so much for being her be friends and giving her a
laugh and something to keep her going during her long illness.
has lost one of our stalwarts indeed jeanc was held in such high
regard that she was given the very first honorary life membership of
GlescaPals on 6th Dec 2010.
overwhelmed so a mur. an honoury member
a canny believe it. Thanks webmaister it
means so much. a don;t get oot much, this board keeps me gawn.
She was a real character and much loved by everyone of the
GlescaPals who met her and Jim at the GlescaPals swally's or who
simply knew her from her posts. A very caring, kind hearted and
funny lady who will be sadly missed.
A selection of messages from all oe'r the wurld jeanc
wis a very special member o' GlescaPals
......please accept my deepest sympathy. She was a fine, humourous, lovely woman and will be missed immensely on GlescaPals.
RIP JeanC. Fae yir big china Nellxxxx
- Oor wee GlescaPal.
The board is very sad the day
The posts are tinged wi pain
Oor wee pal Jean his passed away
Things wull never be the same
She touched the heart o aw of us
Wi her charm and wit and style
Tae help a pal, wi little fuss
she’d walk that extra mile.
We urr gonna miss you, oor wee pal
But mibbe efter a while
We’ll dry our tears, and read your posts
And think of you and smile.
I first met Jeanc at one of our swallys nights
in Morissons Bar, Glasgow
When I asked he what she was drinking, I never expected her to say a
pint of John Smiths
After that I always remembered what she drank and ribbed her about
it, she gave as good as she got. Jeanc was always good for a
laugh, I remember her standing on the seats in Morissons lounge to
show off her stocking line! Jeanc will never be forgotten on
GlescaPals, she has left her mark on all of us, they broke the mould
when they made her. Rest in Peace, jeanc, plenty of John
Smiths in Heaven
No....I am shocked and saddened to hear that your mum has passed
away Glasgowgal, I just cant believe it. I dont know what to say.
Please accept my condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you
all. Rest in Peace Jeanc,
you were a great pal and will be sadly missed. x
very saddened to hear of the passing of jeanc. I for one certainly
enjoyed her patter, and was pleased when the Webmaister made her an
'Honorary Life Member' in respect of her long membership and high
number of posts to Glesca Pals, an accolade for which she was no
doubt very proud.
And wasn't it only recently she was posting those wonderful pictures
of wee Craig, (the cheeky wee monkey) peeking through the cat flap?
The poor wee soul will be wondering where his Grannie has gone eh!
Jeanc will certainly be missed by all Glesca Pals as much as she'll
be missed by her direct family, that's for sure.....A lovely lady.
my dear, I am shocked and saddened by this news.I really don't know
how to express my sorrow. Jeanc was a great pal, and I felt as if I
had known her all my
My condolences to all of her family, and my thoughts and prayers are
with you all.
Rest in peace our dear Jeanc.
a shock I feel so sad in my heart you were such a lovely woman,I
have gotten joy from all your photos of how proud you were of Craig
and the love you had for your family,you will be missed so much. My
Condolences to you all the family ..R.I.P. Jeanc ..God Bless
am shocked to read this, jeanc was much loved by all, she was a real
character, we had many laughs together, we are all going to miss her
very much. My heart goes out to all the family at this sad time.
R.I.P. My wee pal Jeanc XXX
wiz a stalwart o GlescaPals, and will be sorely missed by all who
have come to know her through these pages. R.I.P. Jeanc
...just read this sad sad news of jeanc and am shocked, she was a
such a lovely person and was loved by everybody on GlescaPals that
met her and by those who never had that honour, I feel blessed that
I did, please tell all the family that they are in our thoughts and
tae believe oor Jeanc his left us. She shared so many happy memories
wi us. We miss her already.
condolences to all the family family on the passing of your mum, I
had the pleasure of meeting jeanc at one of the 'swallies', a lovely
woman, she will certainly be missed.
really sad tae hear the bad news. Jeanc and me had many a laugh, wi
me kiddin her on aboot bein an
- very far frae bein the truth, of course. She wis a cheery wee
sowel, despite her illness, wi a wonderful sense of humour. God rest
loved Jeanc - she was witty, never afraid to poke fun at herself as
well as others, and I had the privilege of meeting her at the
swallies. She was a smashing knitter too - mind the wee teddy, and
the twin dolls? I sent one of the wee dolls off in a parcel for a
children's charity - so it went to a Romanian orphan.
She will live on in all our memories of her.
My sincere condolences to Jim and the family.
sad message of JeanC`s passing. I send my heartfelt condolences to
you all the family. JeanC was a wonderful lady with a great sense of
humour. Loved by all GlescaPals. RIP JeanC.
.... so sorry to hear that we have lost a good pal, Jeanc will be
sadly missed on GlescaPals ,she was such an amazing character and I
just loved her sense of humour. My condolances to all the family
,you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. Rest in
Peace Jeanc fae yer wee
pal Daisy x
am shocked and so saddened reading of the passing of Jeanc. Jeanc
your posts were always vivacious with such a gifted sense of humor.
A sad loss indeed for all of us on the GlescaPals Board. My heart
felt condolences to Jean's husband and all her family. R.I.P. Jeanc.
words can express my sympathy for your family for the loss of a
great woman and Mother. She made us laugh, she made us cry and now
we have lost a great Pal. She may have struggled with life but
always with her great sense of humour. Sadly I never had the
opportunity to met her but I'm sure that was my loss as I would have
loved to meet this great lady. I'm sure she has left so many of us
with a huge hole in our hearts and she will always be remembered
with love. God Bless you all and help you through this most trying
am so sorry to hear this news. I never met Jeanc but like many of
the pals we feel as if we have known each other for years. My
sincere condolences to all the family. RIP Jeanc, gone but never
was so sad to read about Jeanc. I never met her, but her personality
certainly came through in her many posts and she seemed like a
lovely, caring and very funny lady.
My deepest condolences to Jim and all of her family. I know you will
all miss her.
was awfie news aboot 'JeanC' an' as is evidenced fae the number of
posts tae the lassie, she wiss very much loved oan oor Boards.
Thanks for being oor friend jean hen an' yurr 'contributions' wull
always be therr furr folk tae remember ye by, R.I.P. lass!
am really saddened by Jeanc loss she was one special woman with all
her humour and jokes she made so many people laugh even through her
own pain bless her.
I know Jim will be so lost without her and I for one will miss her
dearly she always took the time out for me and so many others its
such a loss to so many of us. Jeanc where ever you are my friend be
happy and pain free. God bless you R.I.P.
So sorry to hear of Jeanc's passing she was such a nice lady. Met
her just the once at the only swally at Morrison, I attended. we
talked about Oxygen and she was so surprised that I could fly and
her Doctor wouldn't let her. I hope she did make it to Spain once
was so shocked when I came on this morning & read about JeanC
passing, I was only reading the post the other day about her eye op
being postponed. I just cant believe it, she was a cracker from the
very first time she came on the pals. Full of humour even through
all the trials she went through, a light in the world has gone out
today, but she will be up there gabbing away with all the other
pals, and heaven will be a brighter place with JeanC there. God
bless you my pal, JeanC this will be a sadder place without you.
My condolences to Jim & all the family. RIP safe in the arms of
FUNERAL Mon.21st Feb.2011
We Made it to represent GlescaPals at JeanC's funeral. Left
Cambridge at 06:30 and arrived at the Crematorium in Middlesborough
at 09:50 with 10 minutes to spare a three and a half hour drive. As
we entered the chapel "Flower of Scotland" was playing, then there
was a beautiful service by the Minister. Many anecdotes of Jean's
life, with both tears and laughter. There were two poems chosen by
the family, one of which was called "The Broken Link". Jim had
written some beautiful words to Jean and they were read out, and
Lizzy and I shed a wee tear for our wee GlescaPal Jean. There was a
prayer for Jean, and "Amazing Grace" was played. The Minister
mentioned GlescaPals and told a few little stories of her posts on
the Pals, he also thanked GlescaPals for their friendship to Jean
and told how she loved her GlescaPals and the Swallies she had
attended. As we left "Flower of Scotland" was played again. It was a
wonderful send off for Jean and hit exactly the right tone.
We were invited back to Jean & Jim's house for a refreshment and as
we had been driving for a few hours we gratefully accepted. We had a
cup of tea and some food and met all of Jean's lovely family, were
there were more anecdotes and stories of Jean's life. The family
were full of praise for GlescaPal and let us see the beautiful card
sent by Webmaister on our behalf, and also a lovely note and card
from oor Josie. After about an hour we left for our long journey
home again, and Jim has said he is going to register with the pals
and he will be up on 30th September for our Hoose Party, I told him
he would be more than welcome.
Now back at Lizzy's and will travel back to London tomorrow.
condolences to jeanc's family
See her GlescaPals
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?