Category: Remembrance

Remembering Velma Andreini (nee Valerio)

It’s with sadness today, we learned of the passing of well known woman, Velma Andreini (nee Valerio). Velma passed away peacefully at Lower Johnshill Care Home, Auchlochan Garden Village, Lesmahagow on Monday 12th July 2021. She was 94. She will be remembered by most folks in Blantyre for her association with The Cafe de Royale […]

Statement from Marshall Family

The family of murdered Blantyre man, Richard Marshall has issued a touching note of thanks to neighbours and emergency services during their recent difficult time. Richard Marshall (33) had his life taken on 31st March 2021 at Camelon Crescent, Blantyre. It was a story we didn’t dwell on at the time opting to give the […]

Remembering Steven Doherty

The community in Blantyre was shocked this week to learn of the sudden death of popular local man, Steven Doherty. Steven was a kind, loving dad of two and lots of people will know Steven from his passion for playing football. Fit and healthy Steven (38) went to sleep on Sunday night after ‘suffering from […]

Remembering Helen Cox (81)

It’s with sadness we heard of the death of local woman, Helen Cox, who sadly passed away on Tuesday 18th May 2021, aged 81. Helen was a much loved and well known Blantyre lady and this post hopes to reach out to everybody who knew her. As a young girl, she was brought up in […]

Remembering Helen Kelly (68)

It’s with sadness we recently learned of the passing of local woman, Helen Kelly, who sadly passed away on 23rd April 2021. Helen was a much respected member of the community and chairperson of the June Stewart Hall in High Blantyre. She was 68 years old and had lived in High Blantyre for 49 years. […]

Remembering Robert Robertson (57)

We were saddened to learn of the passing of Blantyre man, Robert Robertson, who sadly died on 10th April 2021 in Hairmyres Hospital. He was 57. Robert was popular and well liked. He had a strong connection to Blantyre Bowling Club being a former President of the club. His daughter Claire told us, “My family […]

Rest in Peace Henry Gallacher

Many people will have already heard about the sad passing of Jan and William’s dad, Henry Gallacher on 29th of March. Henry sadly passed away on 29th March 2021. He was 66. The funeral details are now released. His funeral will take place tomorrow, on Friday 9th April, 11.00am at South Lanarkshire Crematorium. As only […]

Remembering Those Who Died

It’s been one year exactly since the Prime Minister announced the first National lockdown. A day of reflection is here with a planned minute’s silence to be held at midday. People are also being encouraged to stand on their doorsteps at 20:00 GMT tonight [Tuesday, 23rd March] with phones, candles and torches to signify a […]