Scotland: Johnny Beattie MBE - Tribute and funeral webcast

  • Evonne Gourlay

Evonne Gourlay writes: Johnny Beattie, Patron of St Margaret of Scotland Hospice, in Clydebank, died recently. He was a most wonderful fundraiser and kind, charming gentleman. Johnny was a great entertainer and regularly came to the Hospice and each Christmas to entertain the patients at the Day Hospice Christmas Party. Everyone loved him - patients, visitors, staff and volunteers. Over the years he helped with our Annual Ball, Sports Dinners, Ladies Lunches, Ceilidh and Concerts. From six years old to 110, he was loved by all. It was only right and fitting that he had his final days here at the Hospice and what a privilege it was for us to look after him. It was so appropriate that he was here with his family and Sister Rita in his final hours.

Sister Rita Dawson, MBE, Chief Executive of St Margaret of Scotland Hospice said: "You die as you live and Johnny certainly died as he lived. Full of love, gratitude and entertaining to the end. We are so very sad to have lost someone who never said no to us."

(During the funeral, special mention was made of Sister Rita Dawson MBE. At the Crematorium, Johnny's daughter, Maureen, finished with the quote from the St Margaret of Scotland statue at our front door. It was really lovely.)

The funeral of Johnny Beattie MBE was livestreamed at 10am on 24/July/2020 on the following private website:


Please enter the following password to view the livestream:


After the service, the funeral cortege moved onto Glasgow Crematorium where this service will be livestreamed at 11.15am on 24/July/2020. Please use the following webpage to view the livestream:

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Tags: Clydebank, Johnny Beattie, St Margaret of Scotland Hospice, Sister Rita Dawson

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