Announcements – 4th October 2018

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McCULLOCH – KOHNKE – On September 15, 2018 in Kelowna, B.C., Canada, Iain, younger son of Bob and Ann McCulloch, Oban, to Leanna, daughter of Rick Kohnke, Penticton, B.C., and Sonia Waller, Summerland, B.C.


ELDER – (Inverness). Peacefully at the Highland Hospice, Inverness on September 30, 2018, surrounded by his family, Alasdair John Elder, aged 58 years, RIP, Boarstone Place, Inverness. For service details please contact the Funeral Directors; John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness, tel 01463 233366.

KERR – Peacefully at home, on Thursday, September 27, 2018, Ian, aged 72.  Beloved husband of Sarah. Dad to Andrew, Jennifer and daughter-in-law Lesley. Dear Papa to Cameron and Ruby. Funeral service will be held at Kilmore and Oban Parish Church, Glencruitten Road Oban on Friday, October 5 at 1p.m., thereafter to Pennyfuir Cemetery. Family flowers only.

MACINTYRE – Very peacefully,  surrounded by his family on Saturday, September 29, 2018, Iain Neil MacIntyre, aged 87 years. Devoted husband, dad and grandad. Funeral service will be held on Monday, October 8, 2018 at 11a.m. in Kilmallie Parish Church, Corpach; thereafter to Beoraid Cemetery, Morar for approx 3p.m. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to Mosspark Residents’ Fund can be given at the service or forwarded to McLellan Funeral Directors, Dudley Road, Fort William.

MACLEOD – Peacefully, with his family by his side on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, David Alexander MacLeod of Glen Gloy Farms and formerly of DML computers. A loving husband and friend to Vivien Veitch and to Kirsty MacFarlane, devoted father to Jane and Kirsty Anna. A funeral service will take place at Mortonhall Crematorium Main Chapel, Edinburgh, on Friday, October 12 at 1pm. Family flowers only, please. Collection for the Combined Assessment Unit of the Belford Hospital, Fort William.

McMILLAN – Peacefully at Palm Court, Isle of Bute on September 25, 2018, Pearl McMillan née McCreadie in her 89th year, widow of Donald (Donnie) McMillan, much loved mum of Alistair, Ishbel, Gavin, Neil and the late Gordon, a loving granny to Keir, Rowan, Robin, Douglas, Thomas, Abigail, Lewis, Holly and great-granddaughter Ishbel.  Funeral service will be held in United Church of Bute, Isle of Bute on Friday, October 5 at 1pm. All welcome.

REFFIN – Peacefully, at the Lorn and Islands Hospital, Oban, on September 30, 2018 after a short illness, Peter, beloved husband of the late Annie, dearly loved dad of Margaret, Peter and Brian, dear father-in-law of Iain and Charlotte and much loved Grandpa of Ailsa, Laura, Joshua and Megan. Sorely missed. Funeral service will be held at Muckairn Parish Church, Taynuilt on Monday, October 8 at 1pm. Family flowers only please.


BLAIR –  The family of the late John Blair MBE (Kinlochleven) would like to thank everyone for the kindness and words of sympathy shown following the sad loss of their dad. A special thanks to all staff at the Belford Hospital and Raigmore Hospital HDU wards, the ambulance crews and Kinlochleven medical practice. Thanks to John McLellan Funeral Directors to the Church of Scotland Kinlochleven and the staff of the Highland Getaway for the catering. Thanks to all who attended the service and the graveside.  The sum of £492.30 was collected for Save the Children.

BRIDGES – June-Anne, Archie, Jessie, Kate and Freddie wish to thank family and friends for the many cards, flowers and home baking given to us on the sad loss of David. Special thanks to Scott and Linnie and all the staff of John McLellan, Funeral Directors for their comfort and outstanding service. Rev Richard Baxter for his heartfelt service, the piper at the graveside, Charlie and Alan for all their help and visits, the staff of Bridge Cafe in Spean Bridge and Shiona at McDonald Bros for beautiful flowers.

JOHNSTONE –  Andrew, James, Iain and Duncan would like to thank everyone for all the lovely cards flowers and personal messages received following the recent passing of their beloved father John Johnstone.We would especially like to thank all the staff at Raigmore hospital in Inverness who looked after him so well through his final days.We would also like to thank all at John McLellan’s Funeral Directors for all their help, really can’t speak highly enough of the service we received

MACINTYRE – Donald, Catriona, Kenny and the family of the late Betty wish to thank most sincerely all the relatives, friends and neighbours for their messages of sympathy and flowers during their recent sad loss. Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Wallace of Craig Nevis Medical Practice, all staff at Belford Hospital and Crossroad carers who looked after Betty so well. Grateful thanks to Rev. Alexander Guinness and Elaine for their friendship and comforting service. Special thanks to St. Andrew’s choir and Liz Louden for playing the organ. Thanks also to Nikki Robertson for her beautiful flowers. Special thanks to Scott, Linnie and John for their care and help with the funeral arrangements. Finally, thank you to those who donated so generously the sum of £885.82 towards Belford Hospital and St. Andrew’s Fabric Fund.


GRANT – Donald Robertson. Treasured memories of a much loved brother, father, grand father and uncle who passed away so sadly on October 3, 2017. Always in our thoughts. – Margaret, Neil and families xx.

KIRSOP – Joanna, three years have passed since we last saw your beautiful smile and heard that infectious laugh. Love and miss you every day. – Mum, Dad and Thomas.

MACDONALD – In loving memory of my dear mother Julia, who passed away on September 30, 2008. Will miss you forever. – Julie and Roddy.

MACLEAN – Fond memories of our dear mum Bella, who passed away October 3, 2007. Also our dear dad Lachlan, who passed away June 14, 1992. No longer in our lives to share, loved and remembered every day. – Teen, Angela and Alexander.

McGRATH – In loving memory of our dear dad and grandpa Joseph, who died October 2, 1979. Some day we hope to meet again. Some day we know not when. To clasp your hand in a better land. Never to part again. – Love always your loving children and grandchildren.

MILLS – 10th anniversary. Cherished memories of Billy, a loving husband, father, father-in-law and granda, who passed away on October 6, 2008. Thank you for the years we shared. The love you gave, the way you cared. Deep in my heart your memory is kept. Too dearly loved to ever forget. Love and miss you always. – Your loving wife Helen xxx

Loving and kind in all his ways. Upright and just to the end of his days. Sincere and true in his heart and mind. Beautiful memories he left behind. Love Violet, Helen, Gordon, Billy, Gordon Jnr and Paul xx

MORTON – In loving memory of my son Thomas, died October 7, 2017. Always in my thoughts. – Mum

NICHOLSON – Treasured memories of my darling wife Patricia who passed away October 4, 1993. Twenty five years have passed. Since I saw you last. I shared with you such happy days. I miss you in so many ways. You left a place no one can fill. I miss you now and always will. – Every loving husband Bryan.

NICHOLSON – In loving memory of our beloved mum and granny who died October 4, 1993. Deep in our hearts you will always stay, Loved and remembered every day. Sadly missed. – Shirley, Stewart, Bryan, Sarah and families.

WALKER – In memory of our mother Marybell, died October 4, 1990. Forever in our thoughts. – Inserted by Donald and Morag, Airport Cottage, Islay.

WALKER – In loving memory of my dear mother Marybell, who died October 4, 1990. Sadly missed. – Inserted by her loving son Archie.

WALKER – In loving memory of Marybell, our mother and grandmother, who passed away October 4, 1990. Always in our thoughts. – Allan and family, Islay, Gartmore and Blanefield.