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|Name:||Miss Jean Currie|
|Address:||Barp View (Barp means Fort)|
|Place of death:||Uist and Barra Hospital, Benbecula|
|Date of funeral:||05/01/2002|
|Funeral Location:||St. Peter's RC Church, Daliburgh|
|Presider:||Canon John Angus Galbraith|
|Additional Info:||"Your kind prayers and asked for the repose of the soul of JEAN CURRIE, Lochboisdale, who died in Ospadal Uibhist agus Bharraigh early on Thursday morning at the age of 83. Jean had been ill for some considerable time. Jean was a schoolteacher by profession and spent her working life in South Uist. She began her teaching career in East Gerinish (1941 - 45), and subsequently taught in Howmore School|
(1946 - 60), Daliburgh School (1960 - 71) and Lochboisdale, School (1971 - 81). After retiring she continued supply and relief teaching in Lochboisdale School until 1986. Except for Daliburgh, the schools in which she taught have all closed down. Because of her involvement with these schools her life story would make an interesting social comment on the recent history of South Uist. Despite deteriorating health in the past few years she retained a great interest in local matters. Until a few weeks ago her mind remained sharp and the apt comment came easily to her. She was often heard relating the folklore and traditions of the Islands on the local Gaelic radio. Her stories were full of interest and delight. She was a mine of information about Uist and the Islands. Her remains were taken to the Church on Thursday evening and the funeral Mass took place on Saturday in St. Peter's." (Written by Canon John Angus Galbraith in January 2002)
|Death Register Number:||02/01|
|Gravestone Inscription:||In Loving Memory Of|
Mr. Duncan Currie (Brother) (deceased) view record.
Ms. Mary Currie (Mother) (deceased) view record.
Mr. Ronald Joseph Currie (Brother) (deceased) view record.
Mr. Angus Currie (Father) (deceased) view record.
Miss Catherine Currie (Sister) (deceased) view record.