Daz Hack: Funeral to take place Monday 1st

It is with deep sadness that we announce that Darren (Daz) Hack, husband to Emma and dad to Aimee and Olly, died peacefully on 21 September 2012 at the Marie Curie Hospice, Edinburgh.

Daz Hack helps raise funds for Pencaitland PTA earlier this year (March, 2012)
Daz Hack helps raise funds for Pencaitland PTA earlier this year (March, 2012)
It is with deep sadness that we announce that Darren (Daz) Hack, husband to Emma and dad to Aimee and Olly, died peacefully on 21 September 2012 at the Marie Curie Hospice, Edinburgh.

The funeral will be held on Monday 1 October at 10am at the Borders Crematorium in Melrose. Family flowers only, donations can be made to Marie Curie please.

Following the service, Emma invites everyone to Pencaitland Bowling Club for Daz’s After Party and refreshments.

There will be a Memory Book available at both the Crematorium and the Bowling Club for you to write a message to Emma, Aimee, Olly and family.

Daz Hack: Request

Daz chose an eco-friendly cardboard coffin and asked for everyone to have a chance to either write a message or draw a picture on it. You can do so today, Friday, until 4pm, or tomorrow, Saturday, between 9am and 5pm, at the Co-operative Funeral Care, 96-98 High Street, Tranent.

Please try and make the time to do this over the next two days, as it was one of Daz’s last wishes.

Daz requested that people wear what makes them happy, for Daz’s colleagues, the wearing of police uniform to the Service is entirely optional.

For directions:

Borders Crematorium, Melrose, TD6 9HA

Pencaitland Bowling Club 29 Vinefields, Pencaitland, EH34 5HD

Co-operative Funeral Services 96-98 High Street, Tranent, EH33 1HH

Ormiston church packed for Bill’s funeral

Bill Wise’s funeral took place yesterday at Ormiston Parish Church with Minister David Torrance taking the service.

Bill Wise's sad death is reported in this week's East Lothian Courier
Bill Wise’s sad death is reported in this week’s East Lothian Courier. Click to read the story
Bill Wise’s funeral took place yesterday at Ormiston Parish Church with Minister David Torrance taking the service.

If an indication were needed of how well liked Bill was, then the packed church, with people standing in every available space, spoke volumes.

A number of Pencaitlanders made it along to pay their respects as well as Bill’s large family and many friends from Ormiston, where he lived most of his life.