Funeral Service

29th Jul 2022 12.00PM
Director:McGillivray Funeral Directors Ltd
Address:Mortonhall Crematorium, 30B Howden Hall Road, Edinburgh EH16 6TX
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Notes:Family Flowers only please.

Funeral Reception

29th Jul 2022 1.15PM
Address:Best Western Kings Manor Hotel, 100 Milton Rd E,, Edinburgh, EH15 2NP
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Notes:Taking place in the restaurant.
June Baird (Highet)

June Baird (Highet)

19th Oct 1953 - 10th Jul 2022
68 years
June Baird (nee Highet) was a loving Mother, Sister, Nana, Aunty and friend. She passed away peacefully at home on Sunday 10th July 2022 after a short illness. She will be dearly missed by all who were lucky enough to have known her. Her funeral service will take place at Mortonhall Crematorium on Friday the 29th July at 12PM. All are welcome. Family flowers only please. Her funeral reception will be held at the Best Western Kings Manor Hotel at 1:15pm on the same day. Please feel free to share any pictures and/or memories below.


Christine Lumsden
Today has been an emotional day saying goodbye to my oldest & closest friend June of nearly 60 years . Along with her sister Christine we spent many happy & fun filled times growing up, holidays to Scarborough & Blackpool, hanging out at the Rendezvous & Wimpey Cafes in Dalkeith & going to the pictures, dancing & the pubs of course! More recently talking endlessly about our children & grandchildren. I was so very fortunate to know June & to have so many lovely & happy memories. RIP my friend ❤
Bryan Dickson
Such sad times. The world is a bit (quite a bit!) quieter than it was. I remember the Jaws night with my sister Linsey but we'll always remember my Auntie June at my wedding. After the reception and further drinks in the bar, we all decided to call it a night. Unfortunately, my best man was locked out his room, with his brother fast asleep inside! Cue Auntie June immediately offering to put him up in her room! He was relieved when the night porter arrived with a spare key to his own room!
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Linsey Dickson
It is a much sadder world without my Auntie June in it. She was such a lovely person. When I was little I loved going to stay with her, I remember one time perstering her to let me watch Jaws, I suspect in hindsight she regretted that as I was too scared to sleep for the rest of the night, convinced that the shark was hiding in the wardrobe.... Anyway she was brave enough to open that wardrobe door everytime I asked! D'niece will miss you a lot. Linsey xx
Josephine Wallace
I've known June since she first came to Bonnyrigg think she was about 10 yrs old she became friends with my younger sister Christine and they were still friends, she was in and out of our house all the time you couldn't have met a nicer girl she was always so happy she will be greatly missed by all who knew her . R I P June 💕💕 This photo was taken in 1970 at Eyemouth June would have been about 16 ,my husband and I took them there with our10 month old daughter
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Gillian Winchester
I’ve really been lost for words since hearing the awful news of June’s passing. But the memories I have of “mum” will never fade, and gaining my bro in the process, just love both of them unconditionally! Such a fun loving woman and as Carly mentioned always welcoming us all into here home, had great advice or when where was nothing to say, just shite. I spent many years sitting in the living room cracking on with June and many a weekend at either a band night or up on the chairs the the bear belting out Loch Lomond (old Polaroid evidence of this still exists). But as all families, they can drift in life with miles between them but meeting again at my bro’s wedding brought June back into my life, meeting my son, telling me more than once how proud she was of me and loved my boy, regularly sending messages, what a woman. June, you sure left your mark on this earth, rest in peace 💕💕
Carly Richards
My memories of June were mainly from the early 2000’s in Berwick, when her love of Boyzone clashed with Patrick’s “loud shite” and when Beppe di Marco (Eastenders) and Ronan Keating were the loves of her life! There’s some parents that just can’t relate to the friends of their teenage kids, but June was not one of them. She welcomed us all into her home regularly, and chatted to us as if we were her friends too. In many ways, she was the mother of our group! My favourite thing about this very special lady were our insightful and meaningful life chats. She was incredibly articulate, thought provoking and a bit of a wordsmith. She always had an alternative perspective to share. On the rare occasion she didn’t have anything wise to offer, there was always the failsafe and very funny description of “that’s shite” to fall back on. As a fellow short person, I always admired how well she unintentionally made her presence known. There was no mistaking her wonderful Scottish euphonious voice - you could pick it out of a room full of people. I loved June very much and I regret not keeping in touch as much as I would have liked to. RIP you wonderful lady. I will miss you 💕