I am surprised at the amount of people who have excessed this tribute and as yet have left no tribute to Gary.

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Patricia McCann:
25/02/2021
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I very rarely nowadays buy newspapers. However today I bought a newspaper. It was nice to read that a celebrity adopted a rescue dog. That cheered me up immensely. Rescue dogs have so much to offer.

Tricia Owner of a rescue dog.
Patricia McCann:
22/02/2021
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Today I bumped into a friend of Gary and I's whilst I was doing my weekly shop. Chris became Gary's friend when we first moved to Carluke in 2001. Gary and Chris were as we say 'Like two peas in a pod' They e-mailed each other and other friends constantly. Chris always enjoyed Gary's company. We had many a night out with friends including Chris. He would always e-mail Gary and ask 'Are you going to the Crown for a pint'. (Need I say what the reply would be). Because of Covid restrictions I have not seen Chris for a while even though we followed covid restrictions kept our distance wore masks it was nice bumping into him. More so when he asked me how I was keeping. Nice to know that our friends still ask how I am keeping since Gary passed. 'Ah but as they say' friends remain friends forever.

Tricia Gary's Loving partner.
Patricia McCann:
22/02/2021
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This month Patsy, Gary and I's dog is now 11 years old. There is a story as to how we obtained Patsy. Our previous dog was a rescue dog from Bothwell cat and dog home. She was also called Patsy, Patsy 1. she was the first dog Gary and I owned. She was a cross breed, in other words a mongrel. But a very loving dog. Gary was very fond of her. She was an older dog when we got her. However as the story goes when people know your dog has passed away someone always knows someone who has a dog and no longer wants it. If no one takes it it will go to the cat and dog home. Gary stated to me it's up to you. The person that did not want Patsy 2 brought her to our house so as we could see her. As soon as she ran into our living room the first thing she did was to do the toilet on our carpet. I cringed as I thought 'Awe naw' that's it Gary won't want her. However I was wrong we kept her that very day. Patsy 2 was 1 year old when we got her that February. Gary throughout the years was also very fond of her. I used to joke with Gary as he choose the name for both our dogs, as my name is Patricia I used to joke with him and say are you trying to say I look like dog, no he would say he liked the name Patsy as that was the name of Joanna Lumley in her role on T.V. My advice to anyone who would like a dog is to think about taking a rescue dog as they will have no regrets in doing so. When I was young my mother and father had many a rescue dog in the family and they were all loved and passed away with old age. I have an affection for mongrel's because they have their own personality and no dog looks the same as Breeds always do. Well I am working tomorrow (front line worker) so I will not be able to visit Gary's grave until 1 week Sunday. I take Patsy with me so we can both express our respects to Gary's memory.

Tricia, Gary's loving Partner.
Patricia McCann:
19/02/2021
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Happy Valentines Gary. I visited your grave and laid a single red rose as well as a bunch of roses. I had a chat with Gary as I always do when I visit his grave. Discussed The usual how I am managing in life. I visit Gary's grave often and I wished him a happy Valentines day, also informed him of how Scotland got on in the 6 nations rugby tournament, I am sure he already knows. However the team did well. Miss you.

Gary's loving partner Tricia
Patricia McCann:
14/02/2021
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14/02/2021
This weekend is Valentines day Sunday 14th. I remember when I first received my very first Valentines card. I was still at school and was 15 years of age. It came through the mail and my father (James Geddes) picked up the mail that was delivered that day, it was addressed to me, he knew right away what it was, as it said on the back sealed with a loving kiss. As he handed it to me, he teased me about receiving the card. I opened it up but it was one of these cards sent by as they say from a secret admirer. I never knew to this day who sent it to me. I had my ideas it must have been someone from my class at school. Ah when you are young how chuffed you felt in receiving a Valentines card even though you did not know who sent it. I have kept all the Valentine cards Gary sent me when we were together those 17 years. He never missed sending me a Valentine card as I never forget sending him one as well. Funny even when we all get older it is nice to know someone feels that much about you to send you a card. Alas I know he loved me. I have kept all his cards and there are times that I look at them and there is one in particular that he sent me in 2013 were he openly expressed his feelings of love for me. I am glad I have those memories of Valentines day we shared together they are unreplaceable. On Valentines day I will think of Gary and as I sometimes do read the card he sent me in 2013 it was so romantic, a lot of people who knew Gary would not classify him as romantic however no one knew him as well as I did.

Tricia Gary's loving partner.
Patricia McCann:
09/02/2021
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09/02/2021
Hooray Scotland Rugby Team have beaten England in this years 1st Six Nations Rugby game. Gary would have been cheering and delighted. Gary and I would have been watching it together on T.V or in our local pub in Carluke. Ah many happy memories of past games I shared with Gary. Wish he was here to share this one

Tricia Gary's Loving Partner.
Patricia McCann:
06/02/2021
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I visited Gary's grave today, laid fresh flowers and said a few words. I let him know I am still working away and keeping well. I informed him that next week end is the beginning of the Six Nations Rugby. Gary was a keen rugby supporter. I remember the first time he took me to the Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh. It was in the year 2000. It was the first time I ever attended a rugby match. I soon realised that I would have to learn the rules of the game, which Gary explained to me. Every year we would watch the Six Nations Rugby. We would watch all the Scotland games. Sometimes we would go to our local club with friends and watch the match, sometimes in our local pub with friends and other times at home. One of the games that sticks out in my memory was the 5th February (Sunday) 2006. It was the match were Scotland beat France. Gary was over the moon at this result as he informed me it had been a long time since Scotland beat France. I own a signed Framed Scotland Ruby shirt. Signed by all the players who played n that match. I have it hanging in my computer room and every time I look at it it brings all those happy memories Gary and I shared watching the six nations rugby every year. Always hoping Scotland would win the title. I will watch it this year and who knows maybe Scotland will do it this year. When I watch the rugby this year Gary will not be far from my thoughts.

Tricia Gary's loving partner.
Patricia McCann:
31/01/2021
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