Ronald Alexander Hamilton (25 Nov 1936 - 5 Sep 2017)

Funeral Service

Location
Broxburn Parish Church Broxburn EH52 5EL
Date
13th Sep 2017
Time
3pm
Funeral Director
Thomas Brown Funeral Directors

In loving memory of Ronald Alexander Hamilton who sadly passed away on 5th September 2017

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Emma Martin wrote

Life without you grandad is even harder than I ever imagined. As I wake up on the day of your funeral I feel a sadness and an emptiness like I have never felt in my life. I know today you will get the send off you deserve❤️

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James McCourt wrote

Ronnie I have had the pleasure of knowing you for over ten years and in this time we have had some great times together discussing football, cars and the boxing. It still feels like yesterday that I was down cleaning your cars or watching the World Cup with you.
You were a larger than life character who was always the heart and soul of any event, like our Xmas and New year drinking sessions.lol. I have some great memories of you and the time we spent together and would like to say it was a privilege to have known you.

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  • Lovely James ❤️❤️ X

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Lisa Hamilton wrote

My father-in-law was a true family man and a devoted husband to Sheila. They were like young lovers and were never out of each other's sight. I am sure that he is still with us now as many of his most wonderful traits are part of what makes up the extended family. We will all miss him dearly.

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well Ronnie ,i had the pleasure of meeting you 25 years ago , when Karl was lucky enough to marry your lovely daughter, who by the way has so many of your ways, and wonderful sense of humor. when i when i meet you again was when i broke down on a friday afternoon , in Dunfermline, you came with Shelia to pick me up , in your red mazda, i ended up staying a week, on saturday night you took me to the Saugh Tree pub ,after the second one for the road, i asked you if we were walking the A1, and by wed night i think we had reached Newcastle. lol. you and Shelia told many funny tales in that week ,two of them being the sheep , and your overalls, you know the ones, you had me laughing , and still do . i have found this so hard , as so much i could say , but Ronnie i will never forget you , even in the later years and when you was not well you still made me laugh , with things you came out with it will be so hard when we come to Broxburn and not seeing you , but you will never be forgot, so Ronnie i will bid you a goodnight for now,untill we meet again and thank you for the privilege to of known you , cheers one for the road , hope they have it on tap. Pete

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  • Brilliant Pete. He loved every minute and looked forward to your recent visit! He wa so pleased to get a wee journey in the 'beast'!! ❤️ X

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Together again .... I hope ❤️❤️ Xx

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Still has these shorts .... always got his money's worth ? Xx

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Aunty Jen and dad ..... the famous saying "I love you my lovely" ❤️❤️ xx

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Happy times xx

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  • I love this picture so much. Gives me that warm homely feeling inside. This is how I remember grandad the most with his bonnets and big jumpers. It's so nice to their house in the background. That famous brick wall! Gran looks absolutely stunning in this picture. This really reminds me of the good old days. ?????

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  • I also remember the two stools. There was the tall one that used to sit behind grans chair next to the telephone. And the twirly dark red velvet one next to tv. I remember as when the whole family was round we'd each have our shot. The twirly velvet one was my fav. Gran and grandads house was so special. I remember every room and the feelings I had. The back and front garden. Auntie avril and Stacey remember the gang hut?? lol Stacey you ate so many digestive biscuits to join the crew! lol I'll always remember the rhubarb and mint corner. Lol then there was the sweet peas in the front garden next to the bench, and

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Jean Grant wrote

My dear Shiela Avril & Ian will be thinking of you all love Jean xx

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  • Thanks Jean ❤️

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Ian Hamilton wrote

Dad, it's taken me a few days of coming on this page to write some words. You have and always will be part of my life the things you done and helped me with are way to long to mention . A few special things stick out to me , lying under the Hillman Hunter changing my first clutch and how you in your own words helped me lift and guide the gearbox back into place , the numerous times you called me down to turnhouse in the good old days to see up close and some times guided tours of an airplane or two, remember seeing my first aircraft refuelling at the age or 12 or so . Funny how that turned out eh then in later years you gave me £100 to go towards my HGV with the words if you pass you can keep the money well you didn't get it back. And best of all to me was to get my pliers at Edinburgh after completing my training 2729 turned out to be your pliers boy was I chuffed.

Never forget the time we got off the bus in Broxburn to go play a game of snooker you pulled out a fifty pound note , we never made the Snooker did we. ONE FOR THE ROAD!!

Then the times mum and you came down to Cowieslinn for the weekends sitting in the Garden you always remarked boy it's certainly Cracking down here .
Lisa and I would drive you and Mum down to Port Seton for fish and chips sitting buy the harbour to eat them.

A big thank you Dad you brought me up well and I will always be very proud to call you Dad .

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  • Such a lovely and heartfelt message dad. I know how hard this was for you to write. So proud of you. I know how proud grandad was of you too! He used to say so frequently! ❤️❤️❤️❤️Xxxxx

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