Funeral Directors and Memorials

East Port, Melrose TD6 9EE

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1935 - 2021


George “Chump”



Peacefully at Riverside Healthcare Centre, Selkirk on Thursday 7th January 2021, George, aged 85 years, former teacher & Deputy Head at St. Mary’s, School, Melrose, Rugby referee, Border League and South of Scotland Rugby administrator, after dinner speaker, dearly beloved husband of Margy, dear father of Alison, Ian and Catriona, father-in-law of Andrew, Mandy & Simon and proud and loving grandfather of Angus, Sara, James, Ewan, Aobha, Tom & Oli.  On Friday 22nd January at 12.35pm the cortege will leave Spottiswoode House & pass slowly through Gattonside & onto Melrose RFC and St. Mary’s at 12.50pm before travelling to Wairds Cemetery, Melrose where a private interment will take place at 1.00pm. Family flowers only please but donations, if desired, for The Bill McLaren Foundation may be sent to Thomas Brown & Sons, Funeral Directors, East Port, Melrose, TD6 9EE or directly online at

The family would like to thank everyone for all the love, support, stories & tributes that they have shared & they would also like to thank the wonderful staff at Riverside, especially Susan & Donna.

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