A PICTURE tribute to dads and other male relatives people have lost was created in a Tranent High Street window to mark Father’s Day.

Co-op Funeralcare invited families to send in photos of their fathers or other male loved ones they wanted to remember and pay tribute to.

The images were used in a montage that filled the windows of its High Street shop on Sunday, which it renamed Men’s Day.

The memorial window was created by the Co-op team, who hoped it would offer comfort to those who have lost someone and wanted to remember them, at what staff members said could be a difficult time of the year.

Lee Stewart, funeral director at the Tranent branch, said: “We recognise that, even though your dad, or any male figure, may not be here any more, you still think of him every day.

“Father’s Day is a wonderful celebration but it can be a particularly difficult and poignant time for bereaved families, especially considering the current climate.

“We thought the window would be a lovely way to symbolise how united Tranent is during the pandemic, as well as honouring every dad and male figure who has sadly passed away, hence why we decided to call it ‘Men’s Day’ instead of Father’s Day.

“We have been inundated with pictures from families, which has been incredibly heart-warming to see.”

It is not the first time the team in Tranent has used the shop windows to mark special occasions and pay tribute.

In November last year, a display in honour of the county’s war heroes and recognising their sacrifices was created, with medals, ration books, memorabilia and other tributes on show.

Lee said: “We take pride in our funeral home being at the very heart of the local community.

“Every day, our staff work extremely hard to assist families during these very difficult times, and we’re always on hand to comfort and support families throughout the bereavement process.”