Mum of Dundee stabbing victim gives thanks for support

Gary McMillan

The mother of stabbing victim Gary McMillan has thanked people in Dundee for their support after his death.

Mr McMillan, 45, was stabbed to death by Arran Fender on May 16 last year. Fender, 33, was jailed for 12 years after being found guilty of culpable homicide.

Moira McMillan said: “I wish to thank the people who supported Gary in this most shocking crime — Kim Heaney, Michael Dunbar and the paramedic team who did everything possible to revive him at the scene. It’s of some comfort to know he was never left on his own after this brutal attack.”

The grieving mum also thanked the police officers involved in the investigation and Police Scotland family liaison officers.

She added: “Huge thanks to Gary’s neighbours and the local community for the cards and flowers placed in the street and at his home. Thanks also to the charities Victim Support Scotland, Petal — which counsels and supports families — and Dundee Carers Centre.

“And to family and friends who have stood shoulder-to-shoulder with me from day one. There are no words to describe how fortunate and grateful I am for your support. I would not have got through this ordeal without you.

“Gary was a generous, loving, sociable and respectful man — old school. He had a big heart and would do anything to help his family and friends.

“He was unique — a one-off. His life was cut short in horrific circumstances, leaving us with a huge void in our lives. Gary will never be forgotten.”

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