Announcements – 24th January 2019

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ELLIOTT – Peacefully on January 17, 2019, Alexander Somerled MacDoanld (Sandy), in his 97th year. Formerly of Easdale and Oban. Survived by his wife Josephine; children Duncan, Catherine, Alison and Megan and nine grandchildren.
FERGUSON – Catriona Mairi MacIver (née Finlayson). Peacefully at home ‘Aros’, Achmore on Sunday, January 20, 2019, Catriona Ferguson, loving wife of Duncan, devoted and cherished mother of Sarah and Aonghus, much loved sister of Sheila, James and the late John, sister-in-law, aunt, niece and friend to many. Funeral service on Thursday, January 24 at 2 pm in Church of Scotland, Kyle of Lochalsh, thereafter to Balmacara New Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to local Macmillan Nurses and Kyle Community Nurses. Aig fois. Enquiries to D. N. Munro, Glenshiel and William T. Fraser and Son, Inverness.
GROOM – Peacefully at home with family on Friday, January 18, 2019. Helen Groom (née Nelson), aged 71, of Butterchurn Cottage, Barcaldine. Much loved wife of Ken, mum to Steven and Claire (and their respective partners Clare and Stu) and granny to Jack, Ruby and Penny. Funeral service will be at Argyllshire Gathering Halls at 1pm on Wednesday, January 30, followed by burial at Pennyfuir Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations to Cancer Research welcome. Wear what you feel comfortable in. We want to thank the following for supporting us at this difficult time: NHS Staff (including district nurses Lorna, Lynne and Kathryn, doctors McPhee and McElroy and Neil Robertson); Macmillan nurse Aeltsje Oosterhof; Charlie from Marie Curie; and all our lovely friends.
MACGILP – On January 18, 2019, in the Mull and Iona Community Hospital Duncan Archibald MacGilp aged 93 years. Loving and much loved husband of Morag (née MacMillan), adored dad of Moira and the late Angus, respected father-in-law and special grandad. A friend to many. Funeral service to be held at Tobermory Parish Church on Friday, January 25, 2019 at 11.30am thereafter to Tobermory Top Cemetery. Psalm 4-8.
MACLEOD – Jenny MacLeod (née Macfadyen), 86, Port Appin, sadly passed away on January 19, 2019 at Lochside Care Home, Helensburgh. Treasured mother grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. The funeral will be held at Appin Parish Church on Friday January 25 at 1pm. Family flowers only please. Donations to Lochside Care Home Entertainment and Comfort Fund. As a family, we would like to thank everyone for their kind condolences.

MACLEOD – Janet (Gill) of Ballimore Estate, Kilchrenan, beloved wife of the late John MacLeod. Loving mother to Gordon, Alastair, Fiona, Douglas, and Niall. Grandmother to 15 including Katie, Heather, Angus, Oona and Archie. Memorial service, Barclay Viewforth Church, Edinburgh on Friday February 1 at 11am, interment at John’s grave in East Calder cemetery at 1pm.  Also to announce the death of Janet’s son Alastair MacLeod who sadly passed away in his home in Orkney just before Christmas. Alastair was well know across the Highlands and Islands, Orkney and Shetland for his work as a careers officer and environmentalist. Retiring to write leaving a large legacy of short stories. Alastair’s funeral was held at St. Magnus Cathedral and he was buried by the Standing Stones of Stenness on the Winter Solstice, Friday December 21. As we laid Alastair to rest to the sound of the pipes a glorious sun was setting over Loch Stenness, to the other side through the mist of Loch Harray a huge near full winter moon was rising. “Dear Brother you will be deeply missed”.

MCGLYNN – Peacefully, at the Mid Argyll Hospital, on January 17, 2019, Catherine (Cathie) McGlynn, née Jackson, aged 86 years, of Ardfenaig Residential Home, Ardrishaig and formerly of 16 Brodie Crescent, Lochgilphead, beloved wife of the late Teddy, loving mother of Shona and David, and cherished granny of Tom, Karen, Fiona and Roddy. A dear auntie to all the family. A good neighbour and friend to many, and a much respected former work colleague. Funeral service will be held in Lochgilphead Parish Church, on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 12.00 noon, thereafter to Achnabreac Cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations if desired, to Ardfenaig Comfort Fund and Dementia UK. All friends are respectfully invited to attend.
WARD – Alan, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, January 19, 2019. Funeral service will take place in Nether Lochaber Parish Church, Onich on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 1.30 pm followed by Internment at Innis-na-Birlinn cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations if desired, to Highland Hospice and Macmillan nurses can be given at the church door.

FORBES – Grace and family would like to thank relatives and friends for all their support during Mike’s illness and after his death. Heartfelt thanks to Dr Emma Boyle, district nurses, Macmillan Cancer Support and The Dove Centre. Special thanks to Rev. Carol Leech for conducting Mike’s comforting service and Rev. George Cringles for playing the organ, John Simpson for bible reading and St. Modan’s Church. Also many thanks to D&A Munn Ltd who went the extra mile to make sure all was taken care of for the family and organising Soroba House for excellent buffet. Thanks to Euan Dewar for perfect playing at the graveside. Thanks also to all who donated for the two charities, £842.20 was collected.
HILL – The family of the late May would like to thank everyone for all the kindness and support shown to them at this sad time and to all who attended the service and graveside. Thanks to Rev. Dugald Cameron for the uplifting service and to Catriona and staff at Hoey’s for their excellent service and to the Royal Hotel for the catering. A very special thanks to all the nurses and carers for the care and attention given to May, as they made it possible for our mum to remain comfortable in her own home.
MITCHELL – Malcolm, Marie, Colin and Debbie would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for the many cards, phone calls, floral tributes and expressions of sympathy. Thank you to the doctors at the Lorn Medical Centre and the district nurses for all the help they gave to enable Bob to be cared for at home as was his last wish. Thank you to Co-operative Funeral Directors and to all who attended Cardross Crematorium and Abbotsford Hotel for catering afterwards. Finally to all who generously donated £204 to Chest, Heart and Stroke, Scotland and Dementia UK.
CAMPBELL – In loving memory of my dear mum Isabel, who passed away on January 27, 2018.
Sorely missed.
– Margaret and family.
CAMPBELL – Remembering our friend Mairi, “Corrairigh”, passed away January 28, 2017.
Thought of with great affection.
– Catherine and Anne.
KERR – Remembering our father, father-in-law, papa, and great-papa Willie, who died January 29, 2015.
– Love John, Morag and family x
MACBETH – Lizzie. Unforgettable mother, granny and great granny, died January 24, 2010. The roses will bloom again.
– Mima and family, Fort William, Arbroath and Darlington.
MACCONNACHER – Treasured memories of May, a devoted wife, mum, gran and nana, died January 27, 2015.
Many a day your name is spoken
Many an hour you are in our thoughts
A link in our family chain is broken
You have gone from our home
But never from our hearts
– Alexander, Jill and William, Sander and Laura, Darren, Cameron, Craig and Jamie. xxx
MACDONALD – Precious memories of David Hepburn (Davie), who passed away on January 26, 2001.
Miss you and love you always.
– Margaret, Elspeth, David, Roslyn and Ewan.
With all our love from your three grandchildren.
– Kyle, Emma and Ally.

MACLACHLAN – Ann. In loving memory of our wonderful mum and granny, who passed away January 23, 2016.
Deep in our hearts
You will always stay
Loved and remembered every day.
– Love Hugh, Rosemary, Nan, Alisdair and families, Kilchoan.
MACLACHLAN – In loving memory of my sister-in-law and our dear aunt Ann, who passed away January 23, 2016.
Forever in our thoughts.
– Inserted by Chrissie and family, Kilmory.
MACNEIL – Remembering with love Patricia Buchanan, died January 21, 2014. A dear wife, mother, sister and friend, remembered always.
– Auckland, Glasgow and Oban.
PEARSON – Treasured memories of Jamie, our precious son, brother, brother-in-law and darling uncle to Gemma, Ashleigh and Rian, taken from us on January 24, 1996, aged 27.
Loved and missed always.
– Mum, Dad, Audrey and Gregor xx
SMITH – Precious memories of Angus, a much loved husband, father, father-in-law and adoring granpa, who sadly passed away on January 23, 2013.
Forever in our hearts
Always on our thoughts.
– Myrtle, Angus, Isobel, Calum and families.