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 Skivington Family webpage  by GlescaPal  jojax - 

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jojax is a GlescaPal and regular contributor on the GlescaPals messageboard
Originally from Bridgeton but now his home is in Kelso, Scotland........this is Joe's tribute to his parents, Shug & Rose-Ann ..........  (June 2004)
.....sadly Rose-Ann died on Sat.28th Aug. 2004 after bravely fighting cancer.

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Rose-Ann a wonderful Glesca mammy who lived for her family and always put them first. The family lived at No.6 Savoy Street Bridgeton and I have a wonderful photo which mum was proud of, taken around 1960 of their son Joe when he was 3-4yrs old.
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Rose-Ann (Murty) attended Sacred Heart Primary school in Bridgeton see the school photograph of her and her classmates taken in 1946 in GlescaPals.
Her faither Joe Murty was quite a character in and around Brigton and the 1955 photo taken in London of him supporting Scotland is a belter.

 


This photograph was taken around Xmas time in 1988.
There's Joe's faithir, wee Shug, and Mum Rose-Ann.
Jojax is the good looking guy with the 'tash, and the wee boy is his son, Jamie, who is now almost 20 years old!!




This 'grainy' photograph was taken after Joe's wedding in Hawick, 1990.
The bonny girl sitting beside her Mum is Hilda.
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Wee Shug's 65th birthday was in 1995 and what a surprise he got!

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Extract from e-mail, June 2005, Joe Skivington, Kelso, Scotland.
Hi Webmaister Wull, through the wonder of GlescaPals, ma faither and ma sister travelled through tae Glesca (Mitchell Library) on Wednesday night. The old man met 2 first cousins that he never even knew existed! Ma younger cousin, incidentally was one of the cabaret acts on Wednesday night, so she treated the entire party to free tickets and VIP treatment. Ma faither reckons it was one of the best experiences of his life, and all due to the success of your website. I thought you would be chuffed to know.
   Best Wishes.....Jojax.

footnote: Shug Skivington died 21 June 2013.  r.i.p. pal.



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maureen & jojax

Very sad to hear that our GlescaPal Jojax died on Thursday 11 Feb 2021 his family were with him and he died peacefully.

Although I never met Jojax we had many an online banter and I looked upon him as a friend and of course a GlescaPal.  I designed this webpage for him for his parents in June 2004. 
Sincere condolences to his wife Maureen and the family. 
Rest in peace pal.
                                                                            Webmaister.

GlescaPals :
Nell (Helen Ross, London)  ..... It is with great sadness that I was informed by a long time GlescaPal Jojax's wife Maureen that Jojax died on Thursday night.  he had been receiving treatment for cancer and died peacefully with his family around him.  I am broken hearted, he was a fabulous guy.
Annie (Ann Robertson, Glasgow)  I am so sorry to hear this. My thoughts and condolences are with his family and friends. x   
Gallowgategal (Ann Gribbin, Glasgow) I am so sorry to hear that 😢😢😢 My condolences to Maureen and his family. RIP Joe Jax 🙏🙏🙏 xx
Wilma (Wilma Baird, England)  didn't know him personally but remember him from the original board. Sincere condolences to his family and friends RIP Jojax
Sadie (Sadie Millis, USA) So sorry to hear this sad news. Condolence to his family
Norrie & Claire (Norrie McNamee, Glasgow) So sorry to hear about Jojax, passing, Claire and I met Jojax and his wife in Benidorm a few years ago and had great time our thoughts are with Maureen and the family at this sad time.
Cecilia (Cecilia MacPherson, Canada) I'm so sad to hear this, as you know I'm related to Joe. My heart goes out to Maureen and the Family. RIP Joe 😢😢
Jack (Jack O'Hara, Glasgow) so sorry to hear of your passing Pal. God Rest You. xx
Beth (Beth Duncan,  South Africa) Remember him from the web page. Condolences to the family
Maryjane (Mary Hudson, Glasgow) Condolences
Bill (Bill McLaughlin, USA) Our condolences to his family. Sad business.
Poppins (Mary Farries, Australia) So sorry to hear this. Remember him from the board. Condolences to Maureen and family 💐
Josie (Josie Smith Banner, USA) My Condolences to Maureen and family  💐 .. R.I.P. Joe
Adeline (Adeline Lynas, Glasgow) Condolences to his family RIP Joe Jax
Liz (Elizabeth Pickering, England) RIP Joe
Rae (Rae Love, Canada) So sorry to hear the sad news. May he R.I.P. Condolences to his family.
Margaret (Margaret Reid, USA) Sorry to hear that Jojax has passed away..I too remember him from the board..My sincere condolences to his Wife and family..May he R.I.P.
Mags (Margaret Maxwell, Glasgow) R.i.P.Jojax
Peter (Peter Mortimer, Glasgow)  Sorry to the sad news, a couple of years ago I sent him through a newspaper cutting which turned out to be about his Dad, he was so pleased.
Caterina (Catherine Murray, Glasgow) I'm so so sorry to hear this sad news. Jojax was my ally on the football
forum on the old board. Sincere condolences to Maureen and all the family. Rest in peace Joe. 💚


 

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