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Jean Leiper - Niven
  • 83 years old
  • Date of birth: Nov 11, 1927
  • Date of passing: Sep 2, 2011
Let the memory of Jean be with us forever

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Jean Leiper - Niven, 83, born on November 11, 1927 and passed away on September 2, 2011. In Insch War Memorial Hospital, Aberdeenshire Scotland. We will remember her forever.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Elizabeth Leiper on 12th November 2016

"Mum
I put flowers out for you bonny red roses and rich burgandy through to pink gerberas. I know you'd love the colours.
It's a real autumn leafy scene there now at your resting place.
Think of you daily Mum but on  your birthday even more so
Love Liz xx"

This tribute was added by Ian Leiper on 11th November 2016

"Happy Birthday mum. Thinking of you and missing you as always. Like Barbara I have bought a nice bunch of flowers that sit pride of place on the dining room table that I think you would like. Hope you are having a ball, today especially xx  Ian and family"

This tribute was added by david leiper on 11th November 2016

"Happy Birthday Mum,
I'm away at work just as I was for too many of your birthdays when you were still with us. Thinking of you as always,
Love
David xx"

This tribute was added by Barbara Leiper on 11th November 2016

"Mum

Happy Birthday to you. Thinking of you today as I do everyday.  I have raised a glass to you and bought a wee bunch of flowers too which are sitting on the dining table looking lovely.  I think you would like them.  Hope your resting well.  Lots of Love always and forever Barbara xx"

This tribute was added by Les Leiper on 11th November 2016

"Happy Birthday Mum,
Ever in our thoughts but even more so today - your Birthday.
Love always,
Les and Sue xx"

This tribute was added by Barbara Leiper on 2nd September 2016

"5 years ago today was an awful day.  5 years have gone so fast but to me that awful day feels just like yesterday.  I know you wouldn't want us to be sad but I am deep down. I have been thinking alot to day about the many laughs and the special times we had as a family and when there was just the 2 of us.  These give me comfort and put a smile back on my face. You were one in a million you didn't have an easy life yet you always did your best for us and made us the people we are today. You did a great job as we turned out ok I think.  Hope you are resting easy Mum.  I miss you so much.  All my love always Barbara xx"

This tribute was added by Les Leiper on 2nd September 2016

"Hello there Mum,
Five years have now passed since you went away,
Within our hearts you are loved and missed every day.
Love always,
Les and Sue xx"

This tribute was added by Elizabeth Leiper on 2nd September 2016

"Mum the years - 5 already! since you left us have flown by.
We have all said how fast they've gone,
but the memories of laughs and love linger on
Hope you like the flowers David and I put out for you Roses, Freesias and Carnations in all your favourite colours"

This tribute was added by david leiper on 1st September 2016

"5 years already since you left us Mum.
Sad to think about it but there are always the happy memories of you to think about and bring a grin to my face.
I hope you like the flowers Liz and I left at the graveside today.

Love David xx"

This tribute was added by Ian Leiper on 1st September 2016

"Another year mum! That's me 49 today and my thoughts turn to 2011 when you sadly left us, but I am quickly cheered up by all sorts of memories of you from the past (summer holidays with Wullie, New years parties at Selbie drive with all the neighbours, our trip to Holland for Liz's wedding etc). Miss you always and full of admiration for a wonderful mum!!  

Love Ian xx"

This tribute was added by Elizabeth Leiper on 11th November 2015

"Mum
Happy Birthday hope you like the flowers.
Bet you had a chuckle at me amd my lack of floristry skills
I think of you and miss you daily and I often speak to you
You are always remembered but especially today
Love always Liz xx"

This tribute was added by david leiper on 11th November 2015

"Hello Mum,

Well, Guy Fawkes has just passed,
But I'll always "Remember Remember",
The 11th of November.

Happy Birthday Mum xx"

This tribute was added by Barbara Leiper on 11th November 2015

"Birthday wishes I send today
To a star in the sky, not far away,
Engraved in gold on a cloud above
Just for you Mum, with all my love.

Happy Birthday Mum. I miss you so much.
Lots of Love Barbara xxxx"

This tribute was added by Ian Leiper on 11th November 2015

"Hi Mum,
Remembrance Day and your birthday! A day I will never forget. Thinking of you always and miss you everyday. Love you

Ian xx"

This tribute was added by Les Leiper on 11th November 2015

"Happy Birthday Mum,
Ever in our thoughts but even more so on this day.
Love always.
Les and Sue xx"

This tribute was added by david leiper on 2nd September 2015

"Hi Mum,
4 years have passed so quickly.
Still thinking of you regularly and wish you were here.
Love and miss you,
David xx"

This tribute was added by Les Leiper on 2nd September 2015

"Hello there Mum,
Four years have now passed since you went away,
But you are always loved and missed each and every day.
Love always,
Les and Sue xx"

This tribute was added by Barbara Leiper on 2nd September 2015

"Mum its 4 years passed since 1 of the 3 worst things in my life happened. Having to say goodbye to you on that day was hard and today the hurt is just as strong if not stronger. I hate that the only way I can see you now is when I smile at you everyday as you sit in a photo frame on my dressing table & lounge but you smiling back at me gives me the motiviation I need to get on with the day ahead. You are with me everyday but I miss you so much,  I love you Mum sleep well xxxx"

This tribute was added by Gordon Leiper on 2nd September 2015

"Mum I miss you as much as i ever have and you know I think of you and talk to you most days.I know it's 4 years but it wouldn't matter if it was 49 it wouldn't be any easier. I love you Jean Rose..Rest well Xx love Gordon"

This tribute was added by Ian Leiper on 1st September 2015

"Hi mum
Still miss you and wish you were still sitting waiting for me to arrive at your flat and see you peeping and waving out your window. I miss our chats we had when I visited and just being able to pickup the phone and ring you. Love you loads and hope your happy xxxx"

This tribute was added by Elizabeth Leiper on 1st September 2015

"Mum,

Four years have passed so quickly, but when I look back it feels like yesterday.
I put flowers out for you again from us all, I hope you are looking down and smiling at my attempted 'artistry'

Always remembered, in so many ways"

This tribute was added by Ian Leiper on 11th November 2014

"Happy Birthday mum!
I really hope your having a big party and celebration with dad, Alistair and Wully and you are being well looked after. Miss you always. I can still hear you saying things in my head every day, which give me a chuckle! Life is poorer without you here with us all but I am grateful for all you did and like David wish I was able to share more of your birthdays with you. Love Ian & family xx"

This tribute was added by david leiper on 11th November 2014

"Happy Birthday Mum,
Think of you always and more so today.
Wish you were here so I could share it with you as I missed too many when you were here.
Love David and Family xx"

This tribute was added by Barbara Leiper on 11th November 2014

"Happy Birthday Mum, if only you were still here to share it with us.  I raised a wee glass of wine tonight for your birthday and I even made some scones but they aren't as good as yours used to be.  You have been in my thoughts all day long as you are every passing day but more so today.  I miss you more and more as time goes by but more so today your Birthday. Hope you are resting well.  I miss you so much, all my love always Barbara xxxxxx"

This tribute was added by Les Leiper on 11th November 2014

"Hello Mum,
You are foremost in our minds today, your Birthday.
Love always.
Les and Sue xx"

This tribute was added by Elizabeth Leiper on 10th November 2014

"Our life is like a thorny rose
Not perfect, but always beautiful
The thorns represent the hardships in our lives...and you surely had your share of those.
The delicate red petals represent the fun and beautiful things in our lives.
When I see a rose Mum..I always think "Jean Rose".

I am thinking of you particularly..on what would have been your 88th birthday
Love always xx Liz"

This tribute was added by Ian Leiper on 4th September 2014

"Hi mum,
Another birthday past for me and another year we have sadly been without you. You struggled to bring me into the world and now each birthday I struggle with the fact that you are no longer with us. Forever grateful to you mum, love you, proud of you and miss you. Xx"

This tribute was added by Gordon Leiper on 3rd September 2014

"Hey Jean,
Its 3 years since you we lost you,
They say time flies,
But no....not when your Mum dies
You,ve left a big hole in our lives,
As big as your heart,
We carry on with our life,
Year in,year out,
But every day I miss you Mum,
And that really is the hardest part....
Love you Jean Rose XX"

This tribute was added by david leiper on 2nd September 2014

"Hi Mum,
Three years already since you passed away, how the time has flown.
You pop in to my thoughts and make me smile.
Forever missed.
Love David xx"

This tribute was added by Les Leiper on 2nd September 2014

"Hello Mum,
Three years have now passed since you went away,
But you are always loved and missed on every day.
Love always, Les and Sue xx"

This tribute was added by Elizabeth Leiper on 2nd September 2014

"Three years today since we lost you Mum, how the years have flown.
I went to the graveside Mum, to put out flowers for you and while I was there the sun shone.
I told myself that was you smiling at the flowers I'd chosen (many of your favourites) and my attempts at floral display.
I saw your sister Nan both she and Adriana said you are in their thoughts often, but most especially today.
Though it saddens me to have to go to the grave to spend time with you, it is something I will always do.
I hope you like the flowers and that you Dad and Alistair are all at peace and with one another.
You are sorely missed.
Love always, Liz"

This tribute was added by Barbara Leiper on 2nd September 2014

"Mum I wrote this for you:
2nd September 2011
you slipped away and went to heaven
Its been 3 years now since we said goodbye
and still every day I want to cry
I miss your laugh, your voice your smile
I wish that we could chat a while
I'll never forget everything you did
Especially when I was a kid
You worked so hard and did your best
And often there was no time for rest
Life wasn't easy for you when we lost our Dad
You were very brave & never did you let us see you sad
I'll never forget you, you were the best
I hope that now you are enjoying a rest
I'll sign off now with a tear in my eye
I know you would tell me not to cry.
Love you always Mum
Barbara xx"

This tribute was added by Elizabeth Leiper on 30th March 2014

"You are in my thoughts daily Mum, but especially today on Mothering Sunday.
Love always Liz xxxx"

This tribute was added by Barbara Leiper on 30th March 2014

"Hi Mum, I think of you everyday but more so today being Mothers Days.
I miss you so much.  All my love always Barbara xxxx"

This tribute was added by david leiper on 30th March 2014

"Thinking of you on Mothers day mum,
Miss you,
Love David and family xxxx"

This tribute was added by Les Leiper on 30th March 2014

"Hello Mum,
You are foremost in our thoughts today, Mothering Sunday.
Love Les and Sue xx"

This tribute was added by david leiper on 12th November 2013

"Happy birthday Mum,
thinking of you always- take care xx
David and family"

This tribute was added by Barbara Leiper on 11th November 2013

"Happy Birthday Mum.  Thinking of you today and missing you more than usual with it being your Birthday. Memories of past birthdays have been filling my head and the one that stands out is your 70th in Sydney - the look on your face when you realised you were riding in that limo will stay with me forever.  Anyway Mum I hope your resting, I miss you so much. Love Barbara xxx"

This tribute was added by Elizabeth Leiper on 11th November 2013

"Hello Mum,
today is especially poignant - your birthday
Am placing flowers at the graveside to mark this day as the special one it is.
You are always in my thoughts, more so today.
Love always Mum, Liz"

This tribute was added by Les Leiper on 11th November 2013

"Hello Mum,
Our thoughts are with you today, your birthday.
Love always.
Les and Sue xx"

This tribute was added by Ian Leiper on 11th November 2013

"Happy Birthday Mum.
Your in my mind and in my heart. Love you and miss you Xx"

This tribute was added by Gordon Leiper on 11th November 2013

"Hi there mum and a happy birthday to you.Thinking about you a lot mum and not just today.wish you you were still here to share in what we,re all doing.Have a great birthday and I hope you are still watching over us.I miss you mum XX"

This tribute was added by david leiper on 2nd September 2013

"Hi Mum, 2 years since you went for your rest. Time has flown by and I hope it has been 2 years of peace for you. Laid some flowers for you today, hope you like them. Still miss my wee visits and chats with you,
Take care up there,
Love, David and family xxxx"

This tribute was added by Les Leiper on 2nd September 2013

"Hello Mum, Two years have passed since we said our goodbyes - too soon.
Those we love don't go away, they walk besides us every day.
Unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and ever dear.
Love Les and Sue xx"

This tribute was added by Barbara Leiper on 1st September 2013

"Mum its been 2 years now since you had to leave us and the hurt is still strong.  I miss you so much I wish I could sit and have a cuppa with you one more time.  Like Ian I have your picture in my purse so you come everywhere with me and you are very much in my heart and I think of you everyday. Hope you are at peace Mum.  All my Love Barbara xxxxxx"

This tribute was added by Elizabeth Leiper on 1st September 2013

"A daughter looks back on memories of her mother.
She states that as long as her mother's memory is in her heart, she is never truly gone from her life.
I think of you daily Mum and hope you are at peace, miss you very much"

This tribute was added by Ian Leiper on 1st September 2013

"Hi mum,
My birthday reminds me that I am another year older but more so now that we have been without you for another year. I hope you are happy now & that if you are looking down on us that we are all doing you proud! I miss my visits to you, from Shetland but with your photo in my wallet you now travel everywhere with me. Thinking of you xx"

This tribute was added by Gordon Leiper on 31st August 2013

"Mum,Its another year past and it still feels like just yesterday since you left us.In many ways mum you,ll never leave us,theres many a day I feel your with me.and Ihope you are cos you,ll be back here in N Z.Its a year mum since I landed back home.Fathers day.The best present I could have would be to see your smiling face with us again. I miss YOU xx"

This tribute was added by Elizabeth Leiper on 12th March 2013

"If I had a flower for each time I thought of My Mother, I could walk in my garden forever.

Mum you were my "anchor" to this life -
The "rock", that I clung to - The place, where I could turn
When, nowhere else would do."

This tribute was added by Barbara Leiper on 10th March 2013

"Mum I miss you more and more as each day passes and I think about you every day.  You have been in my dreams alot recently too.  Wish I could cook you tea today and spoil you on this Mothering Sunday but sadly I can't.  Hope you are resting well all my love always Barbara xxxx"

This tribute was added by Les Leiper on 10th March 2013

"Hello Mum,
Thinking of you always - and today even more - Mothering Sunday.
Love from Les and Sue xx"

This tribute was added by Barbara Leiper on 12th November 2012

"If Roses grow in Heaven Lord, please pick a bunch for me.
Place them in my Mother's arms and tell her they're from me.
Tell her that I love her and miss her, and when she turns to smile,
place a kiss upon her cheek and hold her for a while.
Because remembering her is easy, I do it every day,
but there's an ache within my heart that will never go away."

This tribute was added by Ian Leiper on 11th November 2012

"Hi Mum,
Happy birthday and I hope you are being spoilt wherever you are. Hopefully Dad, Wully and Alistair are with you to share the day with you. I bought a lovely vase of flowers for our table and Lisa the kids and me all had a toast to you with or meal. Hope you can see them too. Miss you & in my thoughts, Love Ian, Lisa, Alex, Caitlinxxxx"

This tribute was added by Elizabeth Leiper on 11th November 2012

"Mum, I miss you every day and it feels awful not being able to wish you a happy birthday personally. I'm hoping Dad and Alistair have been there with you on your special day.
I hope you have seen the flowers David, Joanne, Emma, Ryan and I have put by the grave for you.
Rest easy Mum"

This tribute was added by david leiper on 11th November 2012

"Happy Birthday Mum - Me, Joanne and the kids met with Liz and came out to the cemetry to say happy birthday and lay some flowers- hope you liked them.
Wasn't the same saying happy birthday there- just wish I had been home to say it more when you were still here.
Love and miss you - take care
David xx"

This tribute was added by Les Leiper on 11th November 2012

"For Mum,
Put your arms around her Lord,
Don't leave her on her own,
For today is Mum's birthday,
Her second away from home.
Love, Les & Sue xx"

This tribute was added by Barbara Leiper on 10th November 2012

"Mum Gordon doesn't have internet so asked me to leave this message for you.  Mum I so wish you were still here to share your birthday with you.  It would be new tatties and corned silverside this year not tattie soup.  Missing you and thinking of you.  Love Gordon, Joanne and little legs Livi. xxx"

This tribute was added by Barbara Leiper on 10th November 2012

"Happy Birthday Mum.  I so wish you were here to celebrate it.  I miss you more and more with each passing day.  I hope you are resting well and getting peace and quiet.  Will raise a glass to you today maybe a pimms in your honour.  Love you so much Barbara xxxx"

This tribute was added by Ian Leiper on 4th September 2012

"Hi Mum-I hope you can see us all & we are not giving you cause for concern! Hopefully Sunday showed you just how much you are missed, loved & remembered by all your family & friends. I miss seeing you wave at the window when I visited. I miss our chats over a cup of tea or on the end of your bed when I came home late at night. I miss our walks & your laugh and smile. Love Your wee loon xxx"

This tribute was added by david leiper on 2nd September 2012

"Hi mum
One year already passed since you sadly left us.
Can't believe it- thinking about it now is making me have a wee emotional moment. Miss you and think about you all the time.
Hope you are happy wherever you are-
Love David xx"

This tribute was added by Barbara Leiper on 1st September 2012

"Dearest Mum you have been gone a year but I know you are still here watching over me.  You are in my heart and memories forever.  I miss you so much it hurts.  Wish I could here your voice just one more time.  Love you always Mum.  Hope you are at peace Barbara xxxxx"

This tribute was added by Elizabeth Leiper on 1st September 2012

"We all lost a very special person when you left us Mum,
that one whole year has passed seems incredible because it seems like only yesterday you were here with us.
I remember you every day and hope you are at peace Mum."

This tribute was added by Les Leiper on 1st September 2012

"In loving memory of my dear Mum. Can't believe that tomorrow a year has gone by without you here.
Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear.
Our love, Les and Sue xx"

This tribute was added by Les Leiper on 18th March 2012

"Hello Mum,
Special thoughts for you on this day Mum - the day for all Mothers.
Love,
Les and Sue xx"

This tribute was added by Ian Leiper on 12th November 2011

"Hi Mum,
We had a chat yesterday but it's not the same without you there. I hope you had a great day wherever you are and I hope you are now doing everything you always wanted to do but never got a chance to do! I have a photo in my wallet and memories of you to hold onto forever, We got flowers for our table but miss you so much. Love Ian XXX"

This tribute was added by Gordon Leiper on 11th November 2011

"happy birthday mum,its just not the same without you.I miss not calling you n having our wee chats.You always had time for us all.It,s tattie soup tonight and I know you,d be licking your lips but you did a guid job of teaching us all to cookThinking about you alot today 11/11/11 the day of peace and I trully hope you are at peace mum,god knows you deserve it.love to you JEAN ROSE XX"

This tribute was added by Barbara Leiper on 11th November 2011

"Mum Happy Birthday on this special day.  If tears could build a stairway  and memories a lane I'd walk right up to Heaven and bring you home again.  Miss you and love you so much.  Today is a sad day but I will raise a glass to you.  Your my best friend and in my thoughts everyday. Love you Jean Rose xx"

This tribute was added by Elizabeth Leiper on 11th November 2011

"Thinking of you Mum every day,
but especially today on what should have been your 84th birthday celebration.
Love always
xx Liz"

This tribute was added by Les Leiper on 11th November 2011

"Mum,
Thinking of you on this special day and always.
With love,
Les and Sue xx"

This tribute was added by david leiper on 11th November 2011

"Mum,
I can't help but feel a sadness today,
As sadly you were taken away,
I'm thinking of you and just wanted to say,
Love you mum and happy birthday xx
David"

This tribute was added by Barbara Leiper on 9th October 2011

"Mum you weren't only a special mother you were a special woman and a great friend.  I think of you every day and miss you so much. You have a special place in my heart.  Rest well hope you have peace at last.  Love you always xxxx"

This tribute was added by Les Leiper on 9th October 2011

"Mum,
You will forever be in my thoughts.
May eternal rest and peace be with you now and always.
Love, Les xx"

This tribute was added by Ian Leiper on 2nd October 2011

"MUM,

You had a big family and a even bigger heart. We are all going to miss you so much but hope you are now at peace and back with Dad, Wully and Alistair.With me always X"

This tribute was added by david leiper on 26th September 2011

"Everyone only gets one mum and we got a good one,
you worked so hard for all of us and we laughed along the way,You get some rest now mum, I'll remember you every day. xx Take it Easy!"

This tribute was added by Elizabeth Leiper on 23rd September 2011

"Rest in peace now Mum, you are back with Dad and Alistair is there with you.
You will be fondly remembered always."


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