My Nan was the Matriarch and Queen of the family and her loss is irreplaceable to us all. She was the greatest grandmother that I could have ever asked for and my best friend. There will never be another Mary McLelland as she was truly unique. If it wasn't for her, I wouldn't be so interested and knowledgeable in all sorts of subjects from politics and geography to history and spirituality.
She taught me so much and I will always cherish the memories with her especially our daytrips together to cities such as York and the multi week roadtrips with Grandad to Scotland when the three of us explored the Lowlands and Highlands of Scotland and sang every song on that Corries folk song album many times as we went up and down all those hilly roads.
Not to mention the countless excursions and holidays at home and abroad from the Ribble Valley to Pendle Hill and the Forest of Bowland to Spain nor could I forget the many,many quiz nights when you would come round and keep our brains ticking and laughing at your insights and anecdotes into random subjects.
I'm seriously going to miss your unique laugh and long bear hugs but I know one day many decades from now, I'll hear and feel them again.
I know you are reunited with Granddad now, seven years to the day since he left us and you are safe with no more pain, aging, sickness or worry in the bosom of your Lord Jesus Christ. I'll make sure to take those trips to those foreign cities we said we would do together aswell as "our island" when you felt better.
I'll do that for the both of us and complete the family tree we were working on.
I already miss you terribly and as you said to me many times when I was a young boy and even recently the last time I saw you "I love you to the Moon and back".
Requiescat in pace Nana
RIP Mary we will miss so much. Your lovely smiling face and your kindness and love and care that you gave to everyone. You are a special wonderful lady. All our love Mary, Mike and Anthony
Left by Mary Gorton:
So sorry we were not able to say our goodbye. We will miss you so much, miss our catch up over a coffee and our nights in around the kitchen table. You are now at peace with your lovely Ian. God bless you both all our love Betty, Tommy and Christine
Left by Liz Moore:
To my sister Mary,
You will always have a special place in my heart. Will miss you very much.
And love you always...
Your loving sister Eileen, and brother in law Bill.
Left by Eileen Ramsden:
My darling Aunty Mary,
I will hold dear my memories of the time I spent with you and all the lovely letters you wrote to me letting me know all your news.
I will miss you always and I love you dearly.
Aunty Mary, I will miss you terribly, but you will always be remembered so dearly. I have such fond memories of all my time staying with you, sitting at the kitchen table chatting and playing card games until the wee hours of the morning. Love you always, Christine xx