How blest are those who have died in the Lord:
let them rest from their labours
The St Mungo Singers has always been a community as much as a choir, and on 10 October they came together with David Harris, one of the Directors of the choir, and his wife Louise, a former member of the choir, for the funeral of Louise’s mother, Mrs Jessie Scullion, at Our Lady of Lourdes parish in Glasgow.
Mrs Scullion was in her 95th year and only latterly had been living in Nazareth House, which she enjoyed because it meant she could attend daily Mass. She had been a teacher of French and German, having attended Glasgow University at the age of 15, under the accelerated education programme during World War II, and graduated at the young age of 18.
She had taught in a wide range of schools including Holyrood and All Saints Secondaries, in between having a family of 6 children. On retiring she had taken things “easy” by hillwalking (including Munro bagging) and travelling, among other things. Her other interests included reading and her Kindle was one of her delights in later years.
It was a honour for the choir to help mark the life of a lady who her family described as someone who never wanted a fuss made of her. As her son said in his remarks, “Tough, Mum, you are getting it”.