Category: Remembrance

Remembering John McKeen

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Blantyre man John McKeen. John (73) passed away suddenly but peacefully at Hairmyers Hospital on Tuesday, 17th November 2020. He was a well known local man who lived all his life in Blantyre, and his passing will come as a shock to everyone who knew […]

Remembering John Sankus

It is with sadness we learn of the sad passing of Blantrye man, John Sankus (68) who passed away suddenly but peacefully on Monday 2nd November. The sad news of this very well known man has taken the community in Blantyre by surprise. John’s funeral will take place on Thursday 19th November at St Joseph’s […]

Lest We Forget

We headed back over to the Cenotaph this afternoon to get a few more photos and we’re delighted to see so many wreaths and tributes have been laid since this morning. Remembrance may have taken a different shape this year, but it’s clear that so many organisations and individuals came to pay their respects and […]

Remembrance Day

With so many of our readers in different places throughout the world and outwith Blantyre, each year we get messages saying what can be done to include them in Blantyre’s remembrance events. This year is of course different. 2020 means even those in the town have not been able to congregate together, offering their own […]

Blantyre Remembers

It’s remembrance Sunday and thoughts turn to those brave souls who gave their lives for our freedom.  Today we remember not just those who died in 20th Century terrible conflicts, but also those who were left scarred terribly by the horrors of war. We remember not just the monumental loss of life but how it […]

Hugh Dunsmuir Funeral Details

We have a message from the Dunsmuir Family releasing details about the funeral of Hugh Dunsmuir. Message reads, “Our entire family just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone for all of your kind comments on the post shared by Blantyre Telegraph about the passing of our Hugh Dunsmuir. “ “We would also […]