Mr John Docherty

Cremation Service: Mon 16th Aug 2021

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This will be available to watch for 28 days and will be uploaded 3 days after the service using the same link

Family Flowers only please however should anyone wish to donate to a charity of their choice in John's name please do so.

Please wear traditional funeral attire or kilts.

Cremation Service

Location

Warriston Crematorium Lorimer Chapel
36 Warriston Road
Edinburgh
EH7 4HW

Date & Time

12:00pm Mon 16th Aug 2021

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Siobhan wrote

29th Aug 2021

It was such a shock to get the news of John's passing. He will be remembered with many happy memories of wine tastings, lunches, drinks down the pub and hours exploring the city. His big smile will be missed.

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Andy Golder wrote

19th Aug 2021

Lovely service. Thanks for letting us see it and sharing in it.

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Hil wrote

16th Aug 2021

I was so sad at the news of John's passing, and again today at a very moving and personal service to say goodbye. We could all do with more kind souls like John in our lives.... be at peace big fella x

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Rosie wrote

16th Aug 2021

So sad to say goodbye today. I count myself very lucky to have known John and remember many happy times over the years at wine tastings, lunches, Friday night drinks and parties. He was great company and truly one of the good guys. RIP JD x

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Cate wrote

16th Aug 2021

Such a lovely service today. Although I did not know John really well, I met him a few times through parties at Rosie's house. I will always remember his big beaming smile as he arrived....lit up the room. A sad day for everyone, John will be sadly missed. Cate

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Sue wrote

16th Aug 2021

I have just watched the funeral from Portugal via your live stream. What an incredible man John was! I will always remember his cheery smile when he welcomed me to one of my first meet up groups. He was always ready to help you, such a kind and caring man. Although I haven't seen John recently, I remember with fondness a time when we all went back to his flat after a meet up. He was a great host and was proud of his music collection! I will miss your cheery smile John. You were taken too soon. R.I.P Sue xx

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Keith wrote

16th Aug 2021

Good night JD, going to miss you my friend. May the force be with you, always x

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Kathleen and Ian wrote

16th Aug 2021

Very sad to hear of John's passing. Will miss him at the ceilidhs. He was always kind and considerate to be with and we will miss him.

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Rob wrote

15th Aug 2021

Thank you John for introducing me to Celtic thrash. And for educating me on the rights and privileges associated with dishwashers. Specific I know. And for being so bright kind and funny. You remain with us.

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Daniel wrote

15th Aug 2021

I'm really sorry to hear about John's passing. As my godfather and as a close friend to my family for many years, John always has a special place in our hearts and was so warm and friendly to us all when we got the chance to catch up with him. My condolences go out to the family. Rest in Peace, John.

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Anne Therese wrote

15th Aug 2021

Praying, John, that you are now experiencing the peace and joy which life did not share with you. Rest in Peace.

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Jenny wrote

14th Aug 2021

I first met John many years ago when he started volunteering with a local charity that I was part of. As a work colleague and volunteer John was a very genuine and very supportive chap.- you couldn’t ask for better in a volunteer. He was diligent, honest and conscientious, a truly loyal volunteer and I valued his opinion on many matters. He had fine human qualities with a good sense of humour and I regarded him as a good friend as well as a volunteer. He liked a challenge and was good at problem solving with super communication skills and a cheery smile. He was a great ambassador for the charity and was a great credit and asset to the organisation. He was genuinely a lovely man.

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Kathleen wrote

11th Aug 2021

Remembering back all those years ago John , when we your cousins waited excitedly to meet you , and we weren’t to be disappointed ! There you were smiley , round faced with huge eyes , and we loved you ! You grew and became the man you were to be , smiley , with a Huge heart and a sensitive soul , and we loved you ! We now say goodbye John and Rest in Peace , we love you !

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Seona wrote

11th Aug 2021

Very saddened to hear about John's passing. I have many happy memories of John from walking to attending various events. John was great company, always had a cheery smile, as well as a great taste in rock music! My deepest condolences to the family. Be at peace John.

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Maureen wrote

9th Aug 2021

John, you were so happy and looking forward to wearing your kilt a few years ago! Rest in peace with your mum and dad. Maureen and Rhys

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Tom wrote

7th Aug 2021

I was so saddened to hear of John's passing. I enjoyed his friendship over many years and loved his quirky sense of humour with its deadpan delivery. A really kind and generous person, John will be sorely missed by those who had the pleasure of bumping into him on life's journey. My sincere condolences to John's family. Free at last, John, may you rest in peace.

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Sabine wrote

2nd Aug 2021

Incredibly sad to hear of John's passing, I considered him to be one of my best friends. When I moved to Edinburgh and ended up living at the end of his street, we became close friends and I have many happy memories of travelling and attending various events. His smile and laughter and many stories will stay with me. Bye-bye miracle baby, we are missing you so much.

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Michael wrote

30th Jul 2021

Really sorry to hear that John has passed on, such a friendly man, he will be missed by many. Please accept my condolences.

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Torben wrote

30th Jul 2021

My deepest condolences for your lost. Sending healing prayers and comfo0rrrting hugs

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Heather wrote

30th Jul 2021

I have many happy memories of John. Parties, trips, talks and walks. But my lasting memory is John’s ability to walk into a room full of strangers, smile and make everyone feel comfortable. Be at peace x

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Ross wrote

30th Jul 2021

Very sad to hear the news about John. John was one of the kindest gentleman to have had the privilege to work with. Very fond of his rock music and his love of Star Wars 😊.. Be at peace my friend. The force was strong with you…

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Marion wrote

30th Jul 2021

Very saddened to hear about John's death, and sending my condolences to his family and friends. John was a kind and gentle human being, with an irreverent sense of humour, and will be much missed.

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Sandra wrote

30th Jul 2021

So sad to hear of John's passing. I have good memories of fun times in his company. Condolences to his family.

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Karren & Grant wrote

30th Jul 2021

We were very sad to hear John had passed away. Deepest sympathies to his family and close friends. Sorry we will not make it for the Funeral.

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