Mrs Margaret Ractliffe

Cremation Service: Thu 19th Apr 2018

1931 – 2018

Peacefully at Forth Valley Royal Hospital on 3rd April 2018 aged 86 years. Family flowers only please as there will be a retiral collection for British Heart Foundation.

Cremation Service

Location

Mortonhall Crematorium Pentland Chapel,
30B Howdenhall Road,
Edinburgh EH16 6TX

Date & Time

11:30am Wed 18th Apr 2018

Oakvale Funeral Home

Funeral Tea

Location

Mortonhall Crematorium Pentland Chapel,
30B Howdenhall Road,
Edinburgh EH16 6TX

Date & Time

11:30am Wed 18th Apr 2018

Oakvale Funeral Home

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Angela

13:39 31st March 2018

Sorry to hear about Margaret and husbands death.I got Margaret’s class at Royston when she retired and she thoughfully left a card in the desk welcoming me to the school. Every year she turned up at my door collecting for RNLI and we had a lovely blether. A kind soul x

Una

31st March 2018

I was so very sorry to hear of Margaret’s death. Please accept my sympathy.

William Purves Funeral Directors

318 Ferry Road,
Edinburgh EH5 3NP,
0131 447 5858
info@williampurves.co.uk

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