This memorial website was created in memory of my beloved wife My Anne, known as Annie Galloway McFadyean . Gone from this life unto the next life, a beautiful heart and soul taken from us far to soon. She is and always will be forever in my heart, and my thoughts. There is  never a day that will pass or the years pass bye that I will ever forget the love of my life. The memories we shared together the love we shared together and as always this is the message we share . "Love you now and for Always" as is written so shall it always be "gra anois agus go deo". Alex xxxx

Posted by Alex McFadyean on January 2, 2020
My love and my darling forever wife, now in the last few minutes of the 1st day of the New Year 2020. Another decade has passed , I wonder how the day would have been had you still been here?
Rushing around perhaps fixing the new year dinner for the family probably , I wonder if we would still be facing the loss of our son Neil? So many questions of this day run in and out of my mind . The truth is you and him are no longer with me in this life . I hope that he has found peace at last for the trials and tribulation he faced in life. I would like to think that he has and is sharing your company and his gran.
Life is never easy for any one you a born and you grow up in life and each of us touches on many people who in turn are friends and family . For some it is very difficult and others easy . They say life is a learning curve in preparation for the next life . In every life there is heartache and sorrow , love and happiness . His was limited while ours was good and very loving which makes it all the harder when one passes on to the next life . I hope that one day I will see all those that I loved in this life once more . To see you to look upon your face to see you smile once more .
I don't know how much longer I may live and until that day you come to lead me to the next life. I will return to this page which makes me feel that you are close by me . To leave you the words of my thoughts and my heart no one can take away the love in both from me that you and I shared . So I go again till the next time I leave my heart here in these messages to you I as always say "I loved you then and I love you still".
"Love You Now and Always as it is written so shall it always be " "gra anois agus go deo". 
            Alex xxxx
Posted by Alex McFadyean on December 30, 2019
Here I am sending you this wee birthday message, because tomorrow will be your birthday. As well as being so it will be a hard day for me, you will know because our boy will be with you. Never thought that I would be facing something like that. You and him are together now and I miss you both love you both always.
So my darling lady this message comes as always to wish you a happy birthday on your birthday the 31st. My heart is heavy and sad wishing things were so very different in life. I am at a loss for words to write a bit like my life without you and now our son Neil life is so very often cruel and this is how I see it. You and him have gone from my life and I wish that I could turn back the clock again and start anew. Go back to when we started out on life's journey with the knowledge of what was laying before us in life and change so much for us as a couple and parents. That is all it can be a wish, and we will never be able to change what life has and had in store for us. So my darling I have no more words to say only I miss you and my heart misses you and that will never ever change.
So Happy Birthday my love and as always I love you. I Loved you way back then and I Love You still. So I say as always as it is written in my heart "Love you now and for Always" as it is written so shall it always be "gra anois agus go deo". Alex xxxx
Posted by Alex McFadyean on December 21, 2019
Here is another Christmas approaching us, seems only like yesterday that you would be putting little touches to the Christmas decoration and batteries in the many things that you loved your globes and other things. You loved this time of year but not some much your birthday on the last day of the year.
Hard to think of you not being around, you would have been so taken up by the two little ones of Reece`s, they bring such joy to me these two great grandchildren full of life love and laughter, I have not seen them in a long time because this family of ours is pretty much broken these days. I am sure you will know this anyway looking down on us all at this time of year. Neil is missing at the moment and I have not heard from him for over a week nor has anyone, I hope he is safe. For all his faults he is still our son, and we know that is another tale. This family goes on growing up so fast and our grandchildren are getting older and fast becoming teenagers and adults.
I am thankful that we have them for all their little faults, I love them all greatly as did you. How I continue to wish you were still here with me, we shared so very much throughout our life together you and I. The ups and downs the joys and the sorrows and a little heartache in between. You are and always will be the best thing in my life then and still for all I have moved on and found love again. I know that was a wish of yours that I could . A different kind of love between me and this lady to you and I and from a place far away from where we were. She gives me strength and love but so different to what we had together. I love and respect her greatly and she is a good, loving , kind hearted person. In my heart you are always and will be there forever that is fact and can not be taken away. I grow older as these years go by and next year I will be 70 never thought that I would still be here. I miss you my darling wife greatly, I miss your voice, your laughter, your words of wisdom when things are bad all the things that made you, these things are forever in my heart till the day I meet with you again, too see your smile, hear your voice all the little things that I have missed so very much. So my darling I will go now and return before or on your birthday. I Loved you way back then and I Love You still. So I say as always as it is written in my heart "Love you now and for Always" as it is written so shall it always be "gra anois agus go deo". Alex xxxx
Posted by Alex McFadyean on August 21, 2019
I write this a couple of days before our date in life. We would have been 49 years married on the 24th of this month. How time seems to pass bye all to quickly, but the memories are always as sharp as ever. I miss you still and love you still my heart will always be yours, even though I have moved on. We shared so very much in life you and I the good the bad and the ugly as the saying goes, no one but you and I know the stories of our time together. Nobody knows the true love we shared for each other and always will till the that time we meet again. Life is never easy and in a few days my heart will be heavy again whilst I remember you on that day we were married. So I leave my fondest wishes and my heart here on this page. I hope that you will remember as I do our love,and our life together, so much we should have still been able to share in life. The birth of our two great grandchildren I know you will be watching them from afar and will be shining your love on them. As another tear rolls down my cheek I will remember our day with love and fond memories as always. So I say as always as is written in my heart "Love you now and for Always" as is written so shall it always be "gra anois agus go deo". Alex xxxx
Posted by Alex McFadyean on April 10, 2019
My best friend & loving wife. A Much loved mother to Steven , Neil , an Lisa. Also a Much loved gran to Reece, Jade, Cheyanne, Liam, Paige,Mark, Elizabeth, Aeron.
Posted by Alex McFadyean on April 10, 2019
Posted by Alex McFadyean on 11th May 2016
We meet when I was 19 years old and she was 18 years old.We married less than a year later. She was my life partner, my soulmate, the love of my life. Never thinking that after 43 years we would come to the end of her life and the star of mine would be no longer shining in my life. Not a day passes that I do not think of her,miss her, and wish she was still here with me.
She was the most loving caring person I ever had the pleasure of sharing my life with. I miss her smile the cheek, the laughter we shared the silly things that go to make a couple. She had a huge heart for anyone and any animal that she came into contact with, would fight for injustice wherever she saw it be it towards a person or an animal. Such was the love in this lady of mine, so proud of her family and as a gran there were none like her grandchildren all 8 of them and would be over the moon at the thought of a little boy who is not here yet, her soon to be Great Grandson how much she would have loved that.....
I miss everything that went to make up "MY ANNE" such was and still is the love I have for her so very hard to go on without her.The songs on here mean a lot to me and to her when she was alive. It is hard to carry on when you love someone like her. I will be forever grateful to have meet her,loved her and shared my life with the Lady who became my wife. If nothing else God has a real Angel in Heaven and one day we shall be together again to hold each others hand to walk to talk and catch up and watch over our family with pride and happiness.as always "gra anois agus go deo" xxxx Alex ........ GOD BLESS YOU MY LOVE.....
Posted by Alex McFadyean on April 10, 2019
Posted by Alex McFadyean on 31st December 2016
I leave you some flowers as I used to do when you were here, I now have them in a vase on this special day and others too. They bare my love for you as they always will, they come with the love for the lady I love, you may not be here but you know how much I loved you and what we shared. The good times the bad times and those sad sad events that took others away so on this day I remember them too those who were dear to you and me those that we can not see, we will all meet again and I belive that to be true but the one i really want to meet will always be you....... Love from my heart to you as always.... as always "gra anois agus go deo" xxxx Alex
Posted by Alex McFadyean on April 10, 2019
Posted by Alex McFadyean on 31st December 2016
Here we are again another year has gone bye and I am still heartbroken and missing you so very ,very much. You were the light in my life, my sweet and darling wife. My pal my friend forever till the end. The mother of our children and grandmother too, the whole great bunch of them those 8 grandchildren all growing up to. We had one special delivery and I wish you had been here, that little boy full of sunshine and light our first great grandchild our Rio I mean. He is a beautiful little man with a smile so cute would melt the heart of the biggest of brutes. I know you will be looking at him from above and leaving your gift of a great grandmothers love.How I wish you were still here with me but that was not meant to be, I think of you always and speak to you a lot and would give my right arm to have you back here with us. we will meet again someday and renew what we had our undying love for each other that many never had. I loved you then and I love you still and we both know that we shared such a lot. There are no words that can express how I feel but you know me so well and that is enough. So my darling I send you my love all the way up to the heavens above, your in my heart and in my soul and forever I will love you till I see you once more.May the good lord keep you safe for me till that day he calls me to you together again we will be and happy and glad to be once again the couple we were..... Love you forever and always....as always "gra anois agus go deo" Alex xxxxxxxxx
Posted by Alex McFadyean on April 10, 2019
Here we are again that day of 4 years ago gone bye and there is never a day that you are never in my thoughts. How I wish that I could roll back the years to a time when you were still here and we were young again. Sadly that can not be, God came and called you away to ease your pain and suffering to take you into heaven where only the good belong. You were a remarkable lady and forever in this old heart of mine. There is nothing that could take it away, even if I wanted it to be. You will forever be My Anne, my heart, my soul, my life, my love. and my wife.Love you forever and always.... and as always "gra anois agus go deo" Alex xxxxxxxxx
Posted by Alex McFadyean on April 10, 2019
Here is another Christmas come to be and since you have been gone,nothing has been the same as it was. You will know what I will mean without the words.So done is the deed and there's no going back on what has passed.
I will always miss you no matter what.There is forever that part of me I shared with you for so long, I thought would go on and on. I will always love you and miss you the only one who ever understood me. Oh, how I wish you were here each and every year and yes I have moved on. It is not the same without you and that is the shame of it. You always loved this time of year,and possibly my bah humbug. I will forever cherish your memory and your love nothing and no one can take that away. So Merry Christmas my darling...and as always "gra anois agus go deo" xxxx Alex
Posted by Alex McFadyean on April 10, 2019
on 31st December 2018
I am back with you on this page. Anyway, my love, today marks your birthday. You are not here with me and my heart still remains with you. I miss you so often and so much, I recall the birthday you had when we met. There was you in a white dress with your friends out for a birthday drink. I remember looking at you and saying to myself I am sure I know that lassie.
Sure enough, I did, I even asked you if I knew you. Your reply you should do we used to go out with each other haha. We have laughed at that many a time you and I. We then became inseparable, and a few months later we got engaged and then in August of 1970, you became my wife. We had 43 years almost of love and affection for each other. I guess that I am trying to say even though I have moved on and remarried. I will never ever forget you as long as the sun shines and day turns to night. On this your birthday my head is full of memories you and shared for so many years to you in Heaven I send you a kiss and wish you " A Happy Birthday My Darling" love you now and for always. Love you forever and now as always "gra anois agus go deo" Alex xxxxxxxxx
Posted by Alex McFadyean on April 10, 2019
Posted by Alex McFadyean on 7th April 2019
Dear Wife in Heaven,
I sit here and ponder how very much I'd like to talk to you today so many things that we did not get to say I know you care for me very much and how much I care for you. Each time I think of you I know you will miss me too.
An angel came and took you by the hand and said your place in Heaven was ready for you far above..
You had to leave behind all those you dearly loved you had much to live for, you still had much more to do, It still seems impossible God called out for you.
Though your life on earth has passed, in heaven it starts anew. You have gone to life anew to heal the pain and the suffering too. I missed you then and I miss you now. Although life moves on, I can never forget the love of my life who was you, my darling wife. Though you have walked through Heaven's gate we will never be far apart, for every time I think of you, you are forever in my heart. My tears may never go and my heart will always ache till that day I to walk through Heavens gate. So once more to you my love. Love you forever and always... "gra anois agus go deo" Alex xxxxxxxxx

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Posted by Alex McFadyean on January 2, 2020
My love and my darling forever wife, now in the last few minutes of the 1st day of the New Year 2020. Another decade has passed , I wonder how the day would have been had you still been here?
Rushing around perhaps fixing the new year dinner for the family probably , I wonder if we would still be facing the loss of our son Neil? So many questions of this day run in and out of my mind . The truth is you and him are no longer with me in this life . I hope that he has found peace at last for the trials and tribulation he faced in life. I would like to think that he has and is sharing your company and his gran.
Life is never easy for any one you a born and you grow up in life and each of us touches on many people who in turn are friends and family . For some it is very difficult and others easy . They say life is a learning curve in preparation for the next life . In every life there is heartache and sorrow , love and happiness . His was limited while ours was good and very loving which makes it all the harder when one passes on to the next life . I hope that one day I will see all those that I loved in this life once more . To see you to look upon your face to see you smile once more .
I don't know how much longer I may live and until that day you come to lead me to the next life. I will return to this page which makes me feel that you are close by me . To leave you the words of my thoughts and my heart no one can take away the love in both from me that you and I shared . So I go again till the next time I leave my heart here in these messages to you I as always say "I loved you then and I love you still".
"Love You Now and Always as it is written so shall it always be " "gra anois agus go deo". 
            Alex xxxx
Posted by Alex McFadyean on December 30, 2019
Here I am sending you this wee birthday message, because tomorrow will be your birthday. As well as being so it will be a hard day for me, you will know because our boy will be with you. Never thought that I would be facing something like that. You and him are together now and I miss you both love you both always.
So my darling lady this message comes as always to wish you a happy birthday on your birthday the 31st. My heart is heavy and sad wishing things were so very different in life. I am at a loss for words to write a bit like my life without you and now our son Neil life is so very often cruel and this is how I see it. You and him have gone from my life and I wish that I could turn back the clock again and start anew. Go back to when we started out on life's journey with the knowledge of what was laying before us in life and change so much for us as a couple and parents. That is all it can be a wish, and we will never be able to change what life has and had in store for us. So my darling I have no more words to say only I miss you and my heart misses you and that will never ever change.
So Happy Birthday my love and as always I love you. I Loved you way back then and I Love You still. So I say as always as it is written in my heart "Love you now and for Always" as it is written so shall it always be "gra anois agus go deo". Alex xxxx
Posted by Alex McFadyean on December 21, 2019
Here is another Christmas approaching us, seems only like yesterday that you would be putting little touches to the Christmas decoration and batteries in the many things that you loved your globes and other things. You loved this time of year but not some much your birthday on the last day of the year.
Hard to think of you not being around, you would have been so taken up by the two little ones of Reece`s, they bring such joy to me these two great grandchildren full of life love and laughter, I have not seen them in a long time because this family of ours is pretty much broken these days. I am sure you will know this anyway looking down on us all at this time of year. Neil is missing at the moment and I have not heard from him for over a week nor has anyone, I hope he is safe. For all his faults he is still our son, and we know that is another tale. This family goes on growing up so fast and our grandchildren are getting older and fast becoming teenagers and adults.
I am thankful that we have them for all their little faults, I love them all greatly as did you. How I continue to wish you were still here with me, we shared so very much throughout our life together you and I. The ups and downs the joys and the sorrows and a little heartache in between. You are and always will be the best thing in my life then and still for all I have moved on and found love again. I know that was a wish of yours that I could . A different kind of love between me and this lady to you and I and from a place far away from where we were. She gives me strength and love but so different to what we had together. I love and respect her greatly and she is a good, loving , kind hearted person. In my heart you are always and will be there forever that is fact and can not be taken away. I grow older as these years go by and next year I will be 70 never thought that I would still be here. I miss you my darling wife greatly, I miss your voice, your laughter, your words of wisdom when things are bad all the things that made you, these things are forever in my heart till the day I meet with you again, too see your smile, hear your voice all the little things that I have missed so very much. So my darling I will go now and return before or on your birthday. I Loved you way back then and I Love You still. So I say as always as it is written in my heart "Love you now and for Always" as it is written so shall it always be "gra anois agus go deo". Alex xxxx
her Life

MY ANNE`S STORY



  • 61 years old
  • Born on December 31, 1951 in Cowdenbeath, Fife, United Kingdom.
  • Passed away on April 7, 2013 in Cowdenbeath, Fife, United Kingdom.


Shared by Alex McFadyean on 11th May 2016
Anne was born to a normal working family, she had 2 brothers and a sister she was the baby of the family. Like most families of the fifties they never had much in the way of money or the material things in life but there was a great deal of love to go around. During those first years she was taken at a few months old to Hospital along with Andy her oldest brother both suffering from T.B. which left her with scars on her lungs, and her oldest brother who was near death, survived because of a new drug which was given to those they thought might never live. But he went on to prove them wrong and like his little sister survived.

 She grew up in a normal kind of fashion after those dark days with T.B.  going to school at 5 years of age, and around the corner from where she lived was some of her friends including Sarah Cunnigham with who she formed a childhood friendship that was to stand the test of time right up until she died in 2013.

She left school as most children of those years did  at 15 went to work in the CO-OP first in the store then on the store van reaching out to the smaller communities in the area. She then left to take up work in a local factory which made electronic boards the "Monotype" in Dunfermline meeting new friends and enjoyed the work and the money which gave her a new sense of freedom she never had in her previous job. She met many people who a lot of them became friends including her friend Heather Thompson who later would become her bridesmaid. 


Then on a night out to the Kinema Ballroom in Dunfermline to celebrate her soon to be birthday what was then her 18th and came across a young man with whom she had gone out with before, nearly a year before. This was the start of a relationship and marriage that lasted till her passing in 2013, his name was Alex McFadyean. The became inseparable over the coming months and on March 24th they became engaged this date also happens to be her mum`s birthday which made it a more memorable and special occasion. Then as Alex was serving in the Royal Navy and about to be posted the were married on the 24th August 1970 it was just a small wedding with close friends and family and typical of the day the wedding was held in Dunfermline Register Office with Heather as her bridesmaid and Alex`s brother George the best man.  Then back to her mum and dad`s with the rest of the family.They spent one night in a very posh hotel in Glasgow which they saw on their way to and from Alex`s mums place in Dalry Ayrshire and thought it would be a nice start to married life, the later part of their honeymoon was spent in the seaside town of Largs and a short time with Alex`s mum in Dalry. 

They moved to Portsmouth where Alex had been posted Anne went to work making TV sets for the Thorn EMI group. She then became pregnant with their first child Steven and decided that he should be born in Scotland  they returned to Cowdenbeath to live for a short time with Anne's parents Bill and Lizzie. They then bought their first home together just before Alex was posted to a ship which was leaving to go to the Far East for 18 months it was then that they decided that Alex should apply to leave the navy. He left in 1973 but this was to be marred by the death of Anne's father with whom Anne had a renewed relationship with her Dad as he had been a big help in things whilst Alex was away. A year later in 1974 their second son Neil was born and changes of house followed and both continued to work to provide for their young family both so very much still in love with each other and proud of their children .

Then in 1977 along came the long awaited daughter they both so very much wanted and that then made their family complete. The years flowed bye and the kids grew and they were able to share things like holidays all be it in the "Arabs Hoose " their 6 berth tent which held many long and pleasing memories for all of them. The years continued to roll on and not before to long there came their first grandchild who they both adored little did they know that this would grow to a grand total of 4 boys and 4 girls, grandchildren that stole their grandparents hearts and with whom they shared so many happy and beautiful memories as they grew. Life to had it`s share of of cruel things, the up and the downs and I am not going to be included these here as they are of a more personal thing. She showed  also that love in her huge heart by working first as a carer for the elderly and then arose to the greatest challenge in caring for her, to nurse her much loved mother together with her sister Jane and Alex cared for the lady they all loved till her passing.this leaving a gap and doubts with Anne about having cared enough for her during those dark days before she passed.

She had been off work at first, but in fact leaving work in order to devote all her time to caring for her mother.  Giving her all to the lady that bore and and gave birth to her. Such was her love for her mum a special and remarkable lady to all the family.She then returned to caring and looking after those who are less fortunate in life.Then she went onto work with those who had Adult Learning Difficulties making her mark with the many who came to know her, to love her, to see her for the most remarkable loving and caring person that went to make up and be the person we all knew as Anne. The years of married life went bye from just married, on then to 25 years, then to 30 years, all of them with the love of her life Alex and with whom she loved so much, in return he too loved her to that day when 40 years of marriage came along to them a great achievement to the love they shared. To remind those who thought that it would hardly last 5 minutes.Such was the love they had for one another.

Little did they know that 3 years and a bit later with Anne becoming ill and not know what was wrong and after being on holiday to see their oldest son and family. On returning home she then went to see her GP later that week. Then  phone rang one dark night that would become one of the worst nights in both of their lives, the doctor personally asking if she could come to the surgery this was 5:30 at night. Fearing the worst they went to be informed that Anne had developed lung cancer, that dark cloud then descended and hanging over the both of them, wondering just how could this be true and above all how long would they have together. In the months that followed Anne became wheelchair bound she could not have any operations to her lungs as it was to dangerous and to difficult she went on to have radiotherapy treatment daily which saw her get out of the wheelchair and back on her feet, and back to being
" MY ANNE" as Alex often said to everyone, this was truly amazing and the happiness returned making up for those dark weeks of treatment. Just a few months later it was discovered that it was once again the cancer had starting to grow and that nothing could be done anymore to help her live, in those last months she came to be bedridden but still with life in her and still as chirpy as always, enjoying a laugh and a joke but still had her serious side of life as well. She had begun to be wondering how "Her Alex" would cope without her often saying so to her close friends and family but never to him such was her caring and love for the man she loved.

As things with the cancer progressed,and she needed more and more looking after, her daughter Lisa and Alex began looking after her every need together, promising her that she would remain at home no matter what and with the help of the local district nurses whom became know by Alex as "His Blue Angels" because of the care and devotion they gave "His Anne" also to himself and the family that love her chatting with her and the family daily, and Alex making sure that they were being given all the help that was available, and that level of care they gave her,became for him unmeasurable, not only for her but all of their family they were all touched by the level of care they gave.

In the last few hours and minutes of what seemed to be just a normal kind of day tending to her she was we thought asleep as she often did after the nurses had gone. Lisa was not happy at things and said so to her Dad who was in the room about her breathing Alex looked and at first all seemed OK but then he to felt that things were not right, he went to tell Steven to come into the bedroom.  Alex was already there Anne`s hand in His,  his eyes full of tears as the realisation that the love of his life was no longer with them, gone was the love of his life his darling wife of 43 years wonderful years  gone in those last few seconds. Around the bed with her, were her children there at their mothers side as she passed away with those who she loved dearly. Then all of them realising that gone was this woman that was not just Anne, but their mother, gone forever from them and then began the heartache of a life without her around gone in those last few moments hoping she was able to take their love with her and gone with the angels. 

This is only a small part of the story of "MY ANNE", MY WIFE, MY LIFE, THE MOTHER OF OUR CHILDREN, THE GRANDMOTHER OF OUR GRANDCHILDREN, GONE WAS THAT SHINING LIGHT OF HER SMILE, GONE BUT WHO WOULD FOR EVER AND ALWAYS BE IN ALL OF HER FAMILY'S HEARTS WITH THE MEMORIES OF THIS WONDERFUL LADY. 


THIS IS WRITTEN IN THE WORDS AND MEMORIES OF THE MAN WHO WAS LUCKY TO BE HER HUSBAND.. 

JUST A VERY SMALL PART OF THE STORY OF A LIFE, THAT WILL ALWAYS BE CHERISHED BY THOSE WHO LOVED HER AND ABOVE ALL BY ME HER ALEX  FOR WHOM SHE WOULD AND ALWAYS BE, AND WAS THAT LADY OF HIS NEVER ENDING LOVE!  "Love you now and for Always" as is written so shall it always be "gra anois agus go deo". Alex xxxx  


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Shared by Alex McFadyean on April 10, 2019

So many are the stories and tales of two people that lived and loved. You gave me almost 43 years of married life. You were throughout this period of time, my love, my heart my very soul, we knew each other so very well, and shared a great love of each other. A love so rare it comes to some once in a lifetime, no words can describe our love we are the only ones who know. Thank You for the years the memories we shared. Love you forever and always....as always "gra anois agus go deo" Alex xxxxxxxxx

For the Future

Shared by Alex McFadyean on April 10, 2019

For the future of those two little ones you never met, but I am so very sure they would have stolen your heart. Our two beautiful Great Grandchildren, Rio and Aleena so sweet both of them how I wish you were here to see them. I know you will look down on them and smile always at them.