Tribute to a well respected and loved woman in Ellon

Back row l-r: Sylvia Raitt, Mary Duncan, Madeline Somerville, Pat Wink Front row l-r: Nan Wyness, Mary Mitchell, Maureen Thomson, Maureen Dean
Back row l-r: Sylvia Raitt, Mary Duncan, Madeline Somerville, Pat Wink Front row l-r: Nan Wyness, Mary Mitchell, Maureen Thomson, Maureen Dean

One of Ellon’s most respected and loved women who died last month was given a warm, touching send off by family and friends at Ellon Parish Church last week.

A near full church recalled the life of Maureen (Mackie) Thomson with fondness and gratitude for a woman who spent her entire 77 years in a town she was proud to call home.

Mrs Thomson was remembered as a cheerful, always friendly lady whose smile warmed all who came in contact with her, working in the town, while serving in the community where she was such a popular figure.

Her love of flowers and dancing with her husband Eric of over 50 years were recalled in the emotional tributes paid by family and friends who gathered at the New Inn after the touching service at the church she knew so well.

A well known in face in community affairs, Mrs Thomson worked as volunteer with the WRVS and was a prominent figure at the local lunch club.

A regular attendee at McDonald Club social functions, and a keen supporter of local charities, she was also a much loved member of a weekly meeting of her friends for coffee, but most of all she was seen to be the most devoted of mothers and grandmother.

Maureen Thomson will be sadly missed by the many who were privileged to come across her time in Ellon where she was so well known and loved.