Mrs Janice Banks

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Passed away at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary on 16th July 2021 aged 80 years. Jan, beloved wife of the late Gordon Banks, much loved mum to Kate, Mark and Emma, cherished mother in law to Graham and Mark and adoring Nan to Jack, Joe, Rebecca, Phoebe, Alice, Millie, Noah, Sam and Thomas as well as being a great grandmother to Theo, Beau and the newest addition to the family Luen‐Rose whom sadly she had not had the opportunity to meet. Will be greatly missed by all her family and friends who all hold a special place in their hearts for such a kind and caring lady. Private funeral due to Covid restrictions.

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We normally associate wearing black with going to a funeral. But it is increasingly typical for families to express a preferred dress code. Our advice is to look out for information from the family in a notice published either in newspapers, online or in the funeral director window to advise you of their preference.

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