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
Glasgow, Scotland died March 2015
|Sadly oor dear friend GlescaPal TT ( Tam O’Hara aka tammytroot) died last month.
He was born in Oakbank Hospital, Glasgow on 30 June 1948 and was brought up in Cranhill.
Sadly we had
no notification of his death or funeral but his last post was on 20th
March 2015. He had ill health and passed away peacefully on the 24th of
March at home.
TT registered wi GlescaPals
in June 2004 and was a regular contributor posting over 23,000 posts
and when he hadn’t posted for a few days we feared the worse and two
stalwart GlescaPals Annie and Norrie did some research and Annie came
up with the sad news that TT had in fact died and his funeral had taken
place. My sincere thanks to Annie for her diligence.
Unknown to anyone except Admin I had received a private message from TT in June 2013 which I can share with you all now…….
I've been thinking long and hard about sending you this message, but
have decided that it's only right to let you know how things stand with
me. I'm afraid that I have serious heart problems that could kill me at
first diagnosed back in March of this year, but things went OK for a
while, until I took a suspected heart attack at the beginning of June.
Further tests in the hospital showed up more problems, and it's really
been a matter of going downhill since then. As you can appreciate,
things have been very difficult for me, and I haven't been on the board
a lot because of this. I don't know from day to day how things are
going to be, but, generally, they're not good.
have to thank You and Norrie and Nell for my nine years on the board,
and all the enjoyment I've had, and I'm sure others have had as well,
thanks to all your efforts. I will try to keep posting as long as I
can, but I don't know how long that will be. God bless you all.
I would appreciate it if you kept this message to yourself, Nell and Norrie for the time being.
TT was clever and witty man, a kind man who never had a bad word for anyone.
His time on GlescaPals was filled with humour and passion. He was very
knowledgeable in many subjects and would often use his ‘know-how’ to
aid other GlescaPals. He loved a good debate and was skilled in using
the messageboard to its full advantage sadly with the onslaught of
facebook our messageboard like others are in decline and memberships
are dwindling. A sign of the times. However TT loved the messageboard
and to my knowledge never embraced the new technology of facebook.
He will be sadly missed by everyone and once again although we had
never met we all feel like we knew him as a very close friend.
Bob, memaw, foster, AnnieMay, Wilma, WilmaB, Goldie, JohnC, OzBill,
Andyt, Isobel, Norrie etc all regular posters on the GP messageboard
will particularly miss this exceptional man.
R.i.P. GlescaPal TT
too am saddened to hear of the passing of TT. When he hadn't been on I
thought something was wrong but then thought he may be staying at
Balloch with his friends. I then made a few enquiries and was told this
sad news. TT's sister said he loved his GlescaPals and it gave him
great delight in 'talking' to his pals.
Rest In Peace TT.
| SEE TT's photo and poem
Our condolences to TT's family
MarionNY Born 18 Feb 1934, Glasgow - Died 8th August 2015
Victor, New York State, USA
See MarionNY GlescaPals webpage
|So sad to learn that our Glesca Pal Marion NY passed away yesterday. A lovely person. Another loss to us all. May she R.I.P
to let you know my sister in law Marion passed away today,,,I know she
was on Glesca pals ,so maybe you could let them know
condolences to Marion NY's amily
( John Dempster, Cobourg, Ontario, Canada)
Born June 19, 1939 Glasgow, died September 2015.
|Tribute from his daughter, Sharon Dempster Forgie ....
last few weeks you have watched our family as we shared the sad news of
my dad’s prognosis and eventual passing on September 11. Many of you
offered comforting words either in person or through personal messages.
This past Saturday we held my dad’s memorial and it really was exactly
what he would have wanted – a glimpse into his life and everything that
was important to him. Not everyone is comfortable sharing their pain,
especially online, but I personally took great comfort in the support
many of you offered - I know my parents found the same comfort during
but nice, little things have happened since my dad passed away that I
see as signs he is okay (and I will be too one day). I will never stop
missing my dad but I take comfort knowing that in the end everything
was on his terms, no words were left unsaid, and he was not in pain –
you can’t ask for more than that.
you to everyone for reaching out and offering your support. Dad would
be so pleased to know that your memorial donations to Northumberland
Hills Hospital are approaching $1,000 - but I'm sure he already does know. Never stop smiling! xo
Norrie and I had the pleasure of meeting GlescaPal Johnboy at the GlescaPals Hoose Party in Toronto in 2009.
He joined GlescaPals in June 2004 and spent many happy hours bletherin' tae the Pals.
Our condolences to JohnBoy's family
DavyK ( David KIlpatrick) Born 31st march 1939 - Died 22 April 2016
Stewarton, Ayrshire, Scotland
Its coming yet for a' that. That man to man the world o'er shall brithers be for a that
was born in Parkhead, went to Riddrie Primary then Whitehill Secondary
School. Married to Mary they lived in East Kilbride then moved to
Stewarton in Ayrshire, where they have spent many happy years and made
DavyK loved GlescaPals and made 4,500 posts. He was well liked and always was on hand to help anyone in need.
He was a keen bowler and member of the Stewarton BC and an active Freemason and Past Master of his Lodge.
DavyK and his two Stewarton Pals, Goldenbear & Rabaitch
were great friends and it was always a pleasure to have the three of
them and their wives at the annual GlescaPals Swallys.
I got to know DavyK very well and he became a good friend and I always
enjoyed his company. I like many others who knew him will dearly miss
|GlescaPal DavieK after a long fight with cancer sadly passed away this morning.
Davie was a much loved Pal and had a lovely friendly manner and he will
be sorely missed. Our sincere condolences to his wife Mary and the
condolences to Mary & the family, Davy was such a lovely man. He
will be sadly missed. You are now free from pain Davy. R.I.P x❤️My
deepest condolences to Mary & the family, Davy was such a lovely
man. He will be sadly missed. You are now free from pain Davy. R.I.P x❤️
|Sorry to see a pal and a brother go, condolences to the family. andyt.
|Sorry to read about Davy K.
losing his battle with cancer,i met him on a few occasions and found
him to be a really good pal,my thoughts go to his family.
|RIP Davie You
are free from all the pain now.Condolences to all your family and I
hope they get the streangh to get through this x
|My sincerest sympathy goes to Davy's family. RIP DavyK
|So very sorry to hear this. Condolences to his family. Was a good Glesca Pal 😢
|You fought a brave fight Davie...condolences to your wife,and all your family..R.I.P. Glesga Pal..xx
|So sorry to
hear this news. Thank you for the email Will. I will always remember
the banter I had with Davy about Celtic And Rangers, always in good
fun. RIP DavyK. My thoughts are with Mary and his family and friends.
|Sorry to hear of Davys passing, his suffering is over, our thoughts are with his family at this sad time. RIP
|So sad Mary
will be devastated poor souls R.I.P. Davy it was a pleasure knowing him
he was a gentleman condolences to the family x
Our condolences to DavyK's family
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?