Announcements – 17th January 2019

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LEES – Richard and Gil (née Young) are delighted to announce the arrival of Dylan Joshua on January 7, 2019 in Wrexham, Wales. A brother for Isaac. Second grandson for Mike and Fiona (née Campbell, Lismore) and James and Hilary (Ahoghill, Northern Ireland).
BRECHIN – Peacefully, at the Mid Argyll Hospital, on January 13, 2019, Gordon Brechin senior, in his 93rd year, of 3 Barrmor View, Kilmartin, and formerly of Upper Largie Farm, Kilmartin, beloved husband of the late Margaret Paterson, dearly loved father of Marion, Robert and Gordon, a cherished grandpa and great grandpa and a much respected member of the local and farming community. Funeral service will be held in Glassary, Kilmartin and Ford Parish Church, Kilmartin (former Living Stones Christian Centre), on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at 1.00pm, thereafter to Achnabreac Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired, to Glenaray Ward and the Macmillan Suite, Mid Argyll Hospital. All friends are respectfully invited to attend.
HASTIE – Peacefully at Gortanvogie on January 14, 2019, Donald, aged 90 years of 32 School Street, Port Ellen, beloved husband of Alice Shaw and much loved father of Mary and Dolinda, father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend. Funeral service in St Johns, Port Ellen on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 11.30am, Sadly missed by all.
LOCKHART – Sadly on January 14, 2019, Gordon, much loved husband of Jean, loving father of Mandy, Jacqui and stepdaughter Erica. (Formerly of the Rockery, Connel and Clyde Court, Helensburgh). Funeral service at Cardross Crematorium on Friday January 25, 2019 at 1.15pm to which all friends are respectfully invited. Family flowers only.
Sadly missed.
MACINTYRE – Peacefully, at home, surrounded by her family on Monday, January 14, 2019, Rose MacIntyre (née Matthews). Beloved wife of the late Dochie, loving mum of Mo, Marion and Robert, also a much-loved granny and great-granny. Funeral service will be held at 12 noon on Monday, January 21, 2019 in St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church; thereafter to Kilmallie Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired to Marie Curie nurses and district nurses can be given at the church door or forwarded to McLellan Funeral Directors, Dudley Road, Fort William.
MACKENZIE – Peacefully at Belford Hospital on January 11, 2019, Duncan Farquhar, aged 79 years, youngest son of the late Alexander and Bessie MacKenzie, Muir of Ord, dear brother of Ian, Alasdair and Mary and a much loved uncle. Funeral will take place at Oban Free Church on Wednesday, January 23 at 1.00pm thereafter to Pennyfuir Cemetery. Family flowers only.
McLEAN – Peacefully, with her family by her side, in the Sunshine Room, Campbeltown Hospital, on January 11, 2019, Robina McLean (Bina), in her 85th year, 4 John Street, formerly of Bellfield Farm, Campbeltown, dearly beloved wife of the late Alex McLean, much loved mum of Duncan and Elizabeth, mother-in-law of Lesley and Roger and dearly beloved granny of Cara, Frances and Rosemary. Funeral service in the Highland Parish Church, today Thursday, January 17, 2019, at 1.00pm, thereafter to Kilkerran Cemetery. Friends please accept this intimation and invitation. Family flowers only please. A retiral collection will be held in aid of the MS Society, Kintyre, and Kintyre Cancer and Palliative Care.
McTAVISH – Tragically, as the result of an accident, on January 4, 2019, Campbell McTavish, aged 50 years, late of 5 Kilduskland Drive, Ardrishaig, beloved younger son of the late Donald and Mary McTavish (Ardrishaig), much loved brother of Kevin, Angela, Annette and Donna and an adored uncle. Loving partner of Sharon. A good friend to many, who will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Funeral service will be held in Ardrishaig Parish Church, today Friday, January 18, 2019, at 12.00 noon, thereafter to Achnabreac Cemetery. All friends are respectfully invited to attend.
RYAN – Annie (née Graham).
Peacefully passed away at Erskine Glasgow Home on January 10, 2019. Annie beloved wife of the late Jack, much loved mum to Douglas, Kath and the late Barry, proud gran to Grant, Alex and Emma and a
loving sister to Jessie and the late Duncan. Funeral service will be held at Strontian Parish Church, Anaheilt, Strontian, PH36 4HZ on Friday January 25, at 1pm thereafter to Drimnatorran Cemetery at 2pm to which all family and friends are welcome.
MACPHERSON – Margaret and family would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for the many cards, phone calls and floral tributes following the death of Hugh. Thank you to those who travelled near and far to pay their last respects at Dunoon and also to those who came to Cladhamhuilin cemetery.
MUNRO – Danny, Margaret, Gerald and Evelyn would like to sincerely thank all family and friends for joining them in the Memorial Service for their loving son and brother who sadly died suddenly in Denmark. Grateful thanks for the very many kind expressions of sympathy received personally and by card. Heartfelt thanks to Fr Danny Convery for a very comforting service, organist Margaret, Frank for his assistance, John who delivered a tribute in Allan’s memory and James who recorded the service for Allan’s family in Denmark. Thanks to McLellan’s Funeral Directors for their guidance and to the Bridge Cafe for the excellent catering following the service. Finally, thanks to all who generously donated £474 to Mary’s Meals.
Corson – Thank you to the Mallaig community for supporting both Bobby and Jessie Corson over the last few years, enabling them to stay in the home they loved. Dad had been having care at home by a group of patient ladies. Having spent a week of good quality time with him I really appreciate that Nancy and her colleagues cared for Dad and me over his last week, nothing was too much bother. Thanks to Dr Iain and Mary Boyles from the Medical Centre who were constantly at our side to ensure the Dad was settled and not in pain. All visits were interspersed with interesting stories and memories from the last 27 years, something only possible from living together in a small village. I will always be indebted to the quality of care both my parents have received.
Finally, how does one bury the undertaker? Because of his profession Dad had thought about this and had discussed it with Father Stan, myself, Scott, Linnie and John from McLellan’s. I would like to think we followed his wishes to the best of our abilities. Thanks to Scott, Linnie and John for being by my side before and after Dad passed away. Thanks to Father Stan, Rev Alan Lamb for their kind and sincere words and to my cousin Barry Hutchinson who once again lightened the sad day with an amusing eulogy. Thank you to all that travelled at such short notice at Christmas time to say goodbye to Bobby at the graveside and for one final time at the Chlachain. Donations received are shared between the Mackintosh and the Lochaber Mountain Rescue with whom he had been a team member in his younger years.
Mackintosh – Vince, Islay and Campbell would like to express their appreciation and thanks to all family, friends and neighbours for the kindness, sympathy and support shown to them following their sad loss of Clare. Grateful thanks to Lochaber District Nurses, Lochaber Macmillan Nurses and Marie Curie Nurses who cared for Clare during her illness. Special thanks to Rev Stewart A Mackay and Rev Malcolm Kinnear for conducting Clare’s comforting service at Nether Lochaber Parish Church and at the graveside. To McDonald Brothers, Inverlochy for the excellent flower arrangements and to David, Susan and Val Heron at The Four Seasons Restaurant for their outstanding hospitality both before and after the funeral. To the Royal Regiment of Scotland for providing an immaculately turned out bearer party and Piper Captain Martin Macdonald for his fitting pipe tunes throughout the funeral. To The Royal British Legion Fort William Branch for providing support to the family during this difficult time. Thanks to all those who travelled from near and far to say goodbye to Clare and to all who generously donated £593.64 to Lochaber District Nurses. Finally, thanks to Scott, Linnie, Stuart and Peter at John McLellan Funeral Directors for their professionalism, care and assistance, ensuring that Clare’s and the family’s requests were fulfilled for Clare’s special send off.
BRIGHTMORE – In loving memory of my dear father, Eric who died January 8, 2009 and my dear mother Mary, who died January 21, 2000. Loved and remembered every day.
– Catherine, John, Clair and John, Corpach.
CAMPBELL – Precious memories of our mother Marion, who died January 17, 1997. Loved and remembered always.
– Lorne and Kathie, Eriskay and Alasdair, Christine and family, Blairgowrie.
CRAWFORD – In memory of Jessie, died January 20, 1995, a dear mother and gran.
Sadly missed.
– The family.
GALBRAITH – In loving memory of George of Drumfingal, Dervaig, Mull, who died on January 20, 1995.
– From Brenda, Christine, Duncan and Andrew.
LYNN – Winnifred. My darling wife, died January 23, 2016. So sorely missed. 2019 would have been our Diamond Anniversary.
– Forever loved Colin.
LYNN – In everlasting memory of my dear sister Win, who passed away January 23, 2016 after many years of illness bravely borne.
Always remembered.
– Kate and family.
MACDONALD – In loving memory of our dear mum Susie (née MacKin), who passed away January 19, 2018.
Forever in our hearts.
– From all the family.

MACDONALD – In loving memory of our dear brother Willie (Glencoe), who passed away ten years ago. Loved and remembered always.
– Maimie and Kathleen and families.
MACDOUGALL – In memory of our dearly loved son Duncan, who is in our thoughts each and every day. Tragically taken from us on January 18, 2018.
Remembering you is easy,
we do it every day,
but missing you is heartache,
that never goes away.
– Mum and Dad
MACMILLAN – Treasured memories of David (Herc), beloved partner, son, brother and friend, who died January 21, 2016.
Forever in our hearts.
– Janet, Dad, Margaret and family.
MACRAE – Precious memories of Len a loving husband, dad and grampa, who died Jan 18, 2003. Loved and remembered every day.
– Love Kate and families xx
POTTER – Precious memories of our youngest daughter and sister Jennifer Jane, tragically killed January 20, 2001, aged 17.
Loved and missed.
– Mum, Coogie and family xxx.
POTTER – Always remembering my dear granddaughter Jennifer, who died on January 20, 2001.
– Love from Nana. xx
POTTER – Fond memories of Jennifer, who died on January 20, 2001.
– Aunty Irene and family. xx
POTTER – Treasured memories of our dear niece and cousin Jennifer, who died tragically on January 20, 2001.
– Stephen, Kirsty, Findlay and Susannah. xx
ROBERTSON – In loving memory of the late Mary Robertson (née Simpson), wife of the late Iain MacKinnon Robertson of 5 Rockfield Road, Tobermory, who passed away on January 9, 2015. She is sadly missed and dearly loved by her daughter Marion and son Niall, sisters Annie (Capewell) and the late Katie (Weatherall) and all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.