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MACKENZIE – Peacefully at the Lynn of Lorne Care Home, Benderloch on January 16, 2017, in her 95th year, Angusena MacKenzie (Ena) from Kinlochleven. Cremated privately at her request.

MACNEILL – Suddenly, at home surrounded by his family on Saturday, January 28, 2017, Alistair MacNeill. A loving husband of Lynnette, a much-loved dad, father-in-law and grampa. A Celebration of Alistair’s Life will take place at 2pm on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at Inverness Crematorium. All friends are respectfully invited.

McGUIRE – (Stirling/ Ballachulish). Catherine (Cathy) passed away peacefully after a short illness at Stirling Community Hospital, on Saturday, January 21, 2017, Loving mum and mother-in-law of Fiona and Richard, dearly loved gran of John, David and Suzanne, beloved sister of Morag and Hugh. A funeral service to which all friends are invited will be held at Houndwood Crematorium, Grantshouse on Friday, February 3 at 2.30pm. Family flowers only please.

McIVER – Peacefully at the Lorn and Islands Hospital on Friday January 27, 2017, Jean wife of the late Walter, mother of Stewart, mother-in-law of Stella and gran of Fiona. Funeral will take place at Clydebank Crematorium on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 1.30pm. All friends are invited. Family flowers only and retiring collection for Oban Hospice.

NOBLE – Peacefully at home, in her 93rd year, Marjorie Scott Noble, beloved wife of the late Sheriff David Noble a much loved mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  Sadly missed.

PATERSON – Peacefully, at the Knapdale Ward, Mid Argyll Hospital, on January 24, 2017, after a long illness borne with great dignity, Dora Johnstone Paterson, née Drummond, in her 89th year, formerly of Strone Farm, Minard, beloved wife of the late Joey Paterson, much loved mother of John, James, Kenneth, Hilda, Ailsa and the late Douglas. Adored Granny Dora and great granny and a dear sister, aunt and cousin to all the family. A good friend and dear neighbour to many. Funeral service was held in Lorne Street Funeral Parlour, Lochgilphead, on Monday, January 30, 2017, followed by interment at Kilevin Cemetery. Sadly missed.

WILSONAt Glencairn House, Auchterarder on January 25, 2017, Elizabeth Lang (Betty) née Pollock aged 95, formerly of Wychwood, North Connel. Much loved wife of the late William Richmond (Bill), devoted mother of Elizabeth, Carol and Fiona and proud granny of her six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral service at Auchterarder Parish Church at 12.30 p.m. and committal at Perth Crematorium at 2.00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. Family flowers only, please. Donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK.


BEATH – Betty and family would like to thank all family members, friends and neighbours for their kind messages and support during their recent loss of Ian.  We thank Rev. Donald Fraser for his comforting service in Dundee and Ian Gowdie and Gregor Crawford for their generous tributes in Oban. Our grateful thanks also to Ian MacInnes of D & A Munn for his reassuring services; Amanda MacPhail at the Argyllshire Gathering Halls and the Woodlands Hotel in Broughton Ferry for the catering, Moreen Gracie for the beautiful flowers and piper Angus MacColl.  The kind donation of £415.00 has been sent to Cancer Research UK.

HENDERSONThe family of the late Abb Henderson would like to thank all family, friends and neighbours for their continuing support, and for all the phone calls, visits, cards, and flowers received since our bereavement. Thank you to Rev. Cliff Acklam for the service, to the Hoey family for the funeral arrangements, to Moreen Gracie for the flowers, to Angus Douglas, to AJ MacColl piper, and to the Brander Lodge. The amount of £488 from the retiral collection has been donated to Scottish Wildcat Action and to Carrbridge Carve.

McALEER – John Philip, died at home in Glasgow on January 4, 2017, aged 59 years and was buried privately at Dalmally on Wednesday, January 25. The family thank all those in attendance and for the many expressions of sympathy received.

MCGREGOR HOWARD – The family would like to express their grateful thanks to all family, friends and neighbours, for their overwhelming messages of sympathy and support received following the untimely death of our beloved Tessa. Special thanks to the wonderful staff and doctors at Salen surgery and Mull and Iona Community Hospital, all of whom made Tessa’s final journey as pain free as possible. Heartfelt thanks also to Rev John Paton, Fr James MacNeil, and Jan Sutch Pickard for their ministrations during Tessa’s final hours and for a most uplifting and moving funeral service at Kilmore Parish Church, Dervaig, and afterwards at Calgary Cemetery, to Billy McClymont for organising everything so seamlessly, to Ian Nicoll organist, to Becky Roth for beautiful harp playing , Anna Hogan for her lovely rendition of Ave Maria, to Calum MacLean for expert piping, to Linda Cameron for delicious food and drink, also to staff and helpers at Dervaig Community Hall. We would especially like to thank the Munro Family and Barry George our neighbours on Ulva for their support at a difficult time for the family. A total of £1,350.00 was raised for the retiral collection for Mary’s Meals and the Mull and Iona Community Hospital Comfort Fund, thank you to everybody for giving so generously. Finally, we are so grateful for all who attended Tessa’s funeral, many of whom travelled from very far away.


CAMBELL – David (The Bear), 2/10/60 – 5/2/12

Your presence we miss

Your memory we treasure

Loving you always

Forgetting you never.

– Mary, David, Maree and Glenn.

CAMPBELL – David. A beloved son died February 5, 2012

It broke my heart to lose you

A son so good and true

God’s gift to me was you my dear son

Rest in peace your work on earth was done.

CAMPBELLIn loving memory of my young brother David (the Bear), who passed away on February 5, 2012. Death leaves a heartache. Difficult to heal. You left good memories. No-one can steal.

– Diana, Mel, Gwen and Lorna, sister, brother-in-law and nieces.

CAMPBELL – David (Bear) taken on February 5, 2012. In loving memory of those who are forever present in our hearts.

– Marina, David, Davina and Iona, sister, brother-in-law and nieces.

KENNEDY – Angus. February 1, 2015. The flowers I place upon your grave

May wither and decay

But my love for you who sleeps beneath

Will never fade away.

– Fiona.

MACDONALD – In loving memory of my dear wife  Catherine MacDonald, Churchfield House, Kinlochewe who passed away on February 1, 2007. Also remembered at this time my dear cousins Hugh MacDonald, Stronaba Farm, Spean-Bridge who passed away on February 1, 1984 and Robert MacDonald who passed away on January 17, 1990 at Maidstone, Kent.

In my Fathers house are many mansions

I go to prepare a place for you John Ch14  Verses 1&2

– Malcolm MacDonald

MACLEAN – Cherished memories of Ian Matheson (Cleansy), a much loved son, brother and uncle, who died February 2, 2004.

Always in our thoughts, forever in our hearts.

– Mum, Dad, Ann, Sandra and families

MACLEAN – Ian (Cleansy). Loved and remembered every day. Treasured memories will never fade away

Love and miss you always.

– Libby, Pat and family

PATERSON – Mary (née Clark), a dear mother, mother-in-law and nana, who died on February 5, 2015

You have just walked ahead of us

And we understand you must release

The ones you love and let go of their hand

We are trying to cope the best we can

Love and miss you mam.

– Andrew, Rhonda and Jacqueline.

PATERSON – Mary (née Clark), my darling companion of 35 years

I am missing you so much, if only I could see you and once more feel your touch

Love always

– Willie.

PORTER – Flora ‘Patsy’ Porter, died February 2, 2016.

We little knew that morning that

God was going to call your name

In life we loved you dearly

In death we do the same

It broke our hearts to lose you

You did not go alone

For part of us went with you

The day God called you home.

You left us peaceful memories

Your love is still our guide

And though we cannot see you

You are always by our side

Our family chain is broken

And nothing seems the same

But as God calls us one by one

The chain will link again.

– Richard and Dixie