Mrs Elleanor Officer

Funeral Service: Wed 6th Dec 2023

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Peacefully at home on Friday, November 24, 2023, after a short illness, Elleanor nee Mearns, aged 87 years, much loved and devoted wife of Peter, loving mum of Vivienne, dear mother in law of Colin, a wonderful granny to Kelsie, Stephanie and her partner Tom and a dear sister.
Funeral service in West Parish Church, Inverurie on Wednesday, December 6 at 1.00pm, thereafter to Inverurie Old Cemetery, to which all friends are respectfully invited. Family flowers please, donations in lieu, if so desired at church door in aid of Inverurie Community Nurses.

Peter and family would like to thank all relatives, friends, and neighbours for the kind messages of sympathy received by cards, flowers, messages and visits, following the sad loss of Elleanor, a dear wife and mother. Special thanks to Ward 208, ARI and Inverurie Community Nurses for their dedication and care. Thank you to Rev Rhona Cathcart for a lovely service. To Ian and staff at Eric P Massie Funeral Directors for their kind and efficient arrangements. Thanks also to The Garioch Heritage Society for a beautiful tea and to all those who attended West Church and Inverurie Old Cemetary and finally, for the generous donations received in aid of Inverurie Community Nurses.

Funeral Service


West Parish Church
West Street
AB51 5QS

Date & Time

1:00pm Wed 6th Dec 2023

Burial Service


Inverurie Old Cemetery

Date & Time

1:40pm Wed 6th Dec 2023

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Eric Massie Funeral Directors

76A High Street
AB51 3XS

01467 621 368
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