Finlay Houston passed to be with the Lord on 11 January after a long period of illness in Marian House care home.

Born and raised in Fife, Finlay trusted the Lord at camp in St Andrews, where he also got to know his late wife Helen. He studied Agriculture at Edinburgh University, and his career took him to Skye, Clarkston, Shetland, Dundee and finally Edinburgh. Wherever they went, Finlay and Helen were

very active in church life. Finlay had a particular heart for working with young people, including camps, while their home was always open to welcome others.

It was following Finlay’s suggestion that Bruntsfield became the UK supporting church for Heber and Fiona Gallitto. Even as his health deteriorated, for as long as he was able the loved to come to church services, especially the 10am service where he regularly gave out a hymn.

Finlay was a gentle, kind-hearted and encouraging man, with a real servant heart arising from his love for the Lord. His daughters Ruth and Pauline and other family members are comforted to know that his sufferings are behind him now and he’s with the Lord. They are very thankful for the love and prayers of all at Bruntsfield for Finlay. 

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