Announcements – 13th December 2018

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BIRTHS
KENNEDY – Neil and Simona are delighted to announce the birth of Angus on November 24, 2018. Both families are delighted.
DEATHS
FAIRLIE – At home following a long illness, on Friday, December 7, 2018, John, formerly of Ferryfield Road, Connel, beloved partner of Christine, father of Karen, grandfather of Callum and brother of Marion. Funeral service will take place at Oban Parish Church, Glencruitten Road, Oban, on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 1pm, thereafter to Pennyfuir Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations in lieu to ABCD Oban.
LEE – Peacefully, at home after a long illness on Saturday, December 8, 2018, Eric Lee, aged 88 years. A loving husband of Angela, much loved dad and grandad. Funeral service will be held at 12 noon on Monday, December 17, 2018 at Duncansburgh-MacIntosh Parish Church; thereafter to Inverness Crematorium. Casual attire, no black ties. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to Lochaber Macmillan nurses can be given at the church door or forwarded to McLellan Funeral Directors, Dudley Road, Fort William.
McLACHLAN – (née MacQueen). Peacefully, on December 11, 2018, at North Argyll House, in her 102nd year, Myra, wife of the late Archie MacCallum and much loved sister, aunt and great aunt. A graveside service will take place at Pennyfuir Cemetery on Monday, December 17, 2018 at 11.00am, where all friends are respectfully invited to attend.
McSHANE – Flora Catherine, née Matheson. Flora passed away peacefully in Alexander Nursing Home, Poulton on Saturday December 8, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Frank and dearly loved aunt, cousin and sister-in-laws, Elizabeth, Ellen, Joan and Elespeth. She will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral service to take place at United Reformed Church, Rossall Road, Cleveleys, FY5 1DX at 1.30pm on Thursday December 20. A family service to follow at Lytham Park Crematorium at 3pm. Family flowers only please. Any donations to Cancer Research and British Heart Foundation c/o T.H. Fenton, 27-28 Rossall Road, Cleveleys, FY5 1DX, 01253 852383.
SALMON – Tony Salmon, Kilchrenan died on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Lorn and Islands Hospital, Oban. Tony had battled cancer for the last year but it was much more aggressive than originally thought. He slipped away quietly in his sleep and was kept comfortable by the nursing staff. His funeral will take place at The Argyllshire Gathering Halls, Breadalbane Street, Oban on Thursday, December 20 at 1.00 pm, thereafter a woodland burial at Pennyfuir Cemetery. All friends are respectfully invited to attend. No flowers please. Retiring collection/donations if desired for Cancer Research and Macmillan Day Bed Unit, Oban.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
KIRSOP – Mairi and family would like to thank all relatives and friends for their support, many cards, personal visits and expressions of sympathy following the sad loss of Tom, a devoted husband, father, father-in-law and Grampy, brother and uncle, a good citizen. Thanks to Rev. Malcolm Kinnear for his uplifting and comforting service. To Beth and Jamie of McFall Funeral Directors for their sensitive and professional handling of the funeral arrangements. Most grateful thanks to the staff of the Belford Hospital who looked after Tom so well. Thanks to Abbeyfield for their professional and loving care of Tom. Thanks to Loch Leven Hotel for catering. Donations to Abbeyfield.
MACLEOD – The family of the late Alistair MacLeod would like to express their sincere appreciation to all for the kindness and sympathy. The retiral collection raised the sum of £1000. Special thanks to D&A Munn’s, Donald MacKinnon, Police Scotland and the Falls of Lora.
RONALD – Mabel and family thank all friends, neighbours and relations for their help and support following the sudden death of Fulton, our beloved husband, dad, father in law and papa. Grateful thanks to Rev. Dr Russel Moffat and Right Rev. John Richardson for their kind and amusing service and eulogy. We are overwhelmed by the number of cards, flowers, visitors and care shown to us all. We appreciate each and every one. Kevin from Andrew Anderson was a great prop and gave a smooth and efficient service. Thank you, Raymond Kennedy, for piping us towards Fulton`s resting place. Church door collection came to £1700 for Killin care home and Strathfillan kirk session. Special thanks to the staff at Capercaillie and emergency services who did their best to help Fulton immediately, your efforts were much appreciated. The Rod and Reel, Crianlarich gave a grand service in Crianlarich Hall.
SEATON – Gordon and Sarah wish to thank most sincerely family, friends and neighbours for their kindness, support, cards, letters, messages, phone calls and flowers following the sad loss of Moira, all of which have been a great comfort to us. Heartfelt thanks to all the staff at Abbeyfield, Ballachulish for their wonderful care over the last year. Special thanks to Ian and staff at D & A Munn for their efficient and caring funeral arrangements, Rev Dugald Cameron for his comforting service, Ken Moncrieff for playing the organ, Moreen Gracie for the beautiful flowers and Oban Gaelic Choir for singing so beautifully at the church and to Michael and staff at the Falls of Lora Hotel. Finally thank you to all who paid their last respects at the church and Achnaba, and for the generous donations to the sum of £870 which was collected for Abbeyfield, Ballachulish and North Argyll Carers Centre.
MEMORIAMS
BEATON – Fond memories of my mother, Bella, who passed away on December 19, 2016. Also remembered my father, Veek, who passed away on March 6, 1999 much loved Granny and Granpa.
– Hugh, Mary, Lorna and David.
CAMERON – Lachlan, who died December 14, 1994.
Times go by and memories stay
Loved and remembered every day.
Also loved ones gone before and after.
– From your loving daughter Margaret Cameron.
GALBRAITH – In loving memory of my dear wife Katherine, who passed away December 17, 2013.
You were my shining light
Rest in peace precious angel
– Your loving husband John.
GALBRAITH – Mum love and miss you always
– J.J., Paul and Katie.
GIBSON – In loving memory of a dear mother, granny and great-granny, Jenny, who died December 12, 2013. Also remembering loved ones gone before and since then.
Sadly missed.
– Tommy, Nellie and family.
HAY – Twenty years ago today we lost our brother and uncle Robert, aged 23 years.
Every day in some small way, memories of you come our way.
– The family.
LAMONT – Loving memories of Peter, who died December 15, 2017.
A much loved husband, father and grandpa.
– Jean and family.
MACCOLL – In loving memory of Charlie, a much missed husband and dad who died December 16, 2015.
Always in our thoughts and hearts.
– Mairi, Fiona and Calum.
MACLEAN – In loving memory of Margaret, a dear mum, mother-in-law and gran, who died December 11, 2017.
Always loved and remembered.
– Katy, John, Kerr and Janey.
MACQUARRIE – In loving memory of my dear mum, Agnes, who died December 14, 2008 and remembering my dear father Donald John, who died May 21, 1989 and my beloved husband, Cameron Mackichan who died July 24. 2014.
No longer in my life to share
But in my heart you are always there.
– Inserted by loving daughter and wife Ann, Erskine.
SANDISON – In memory of our precious son Liam.
Liam, you have gone forever and left us here to weep
Till we are called to follow you, and in the grave to sleep
Yet since you could no longer stay to cheer us with your love,
We hope to meet with you again in the bright world above.
We love and miss you always Liam
– Mum, Dad, Aaron and Cameron.
SANDISON – In loving memory of our dear grandson Liam who died December 10, 2006.
Your life is a beautiful memory
Your absence a silent grief
Love always.
– Gran, Granda and Jess. xxx
SANDISON – In loving memory of our darling grandson Liam, who died December 10, 2006, age 4 years.
Your memory is our greatest treasure
To have to love to keep forever
Never more than a thought away
Loved and remembered every day.
– Love Granda and Granny, Claggan xx.