Announcements – 7th February 2019

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DEATHS
FERGUSON – Peacefully at the Lorn and Islands Hospital, Oban, on February 3, 2019, Donald John, aged 75 years, of 5 Cruachan Cottages, Taynuilt. Beloved husband of the late Georgina, loving father of David, Lindsey and Derek, much loved and devoted grandpa of Heather, Bethany, Holly, Sara, Joseph, Siobhan, Georgia and Jamie and adored brother of Christy and Mary and a truly loving father-in-law, brother-in-law and uncle to all the family. Funeral service will be held on Friday, February 8, 2019 at 1pm at Muckairn Parish Church, Taynuilt, thereafter to Muckairn Cemetery. Family flowers only. A retiring collection will be taken in aid of Cancer Research UK.
MACKENZIE – Jean, sadly passed away January 31, 2019, aged 86, dearly beloved wife of Sammy, loving and cherished mother of Ann, Margaret, William, Iain and Sam, much loved granny, great granny and dearly loved sister. Sadly missed. Funeral service will be held at St. Andrews Church, Fort William on Monday February 11 at 1 pm. Family flowers only please. Donations, if wished, can be given to Alzheimer Scotland. All family and friends are invited to attend.
MACKINNON – Peacefully at Lorn and Islands Hospital, Oban on February 1, 2019, aged 62 years, Neil MacKinnon, son of the late Donald and Mary MacKinnon and brother to Jean, Derick and the late Edith and Donnie.
MACNEILL – Peacefully at home in Bowmore, on January 31, 2019, with his family, Neville Ridgway, aged 68. Devoted husband of Fay, proud dad of Russell and adoring papa of Mia and Rory. A loving brother, cousin, uncle, father-in-law and friend.
McKILLOP – Mary McKillop, aged 85 years, formerly Fuinary, Dunollie Road, Oban, wife of the late Peter McKillop passed away peacefully in Stornoway on January 25, 2019.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
FERGUSON – Duncan, Sarah and Aonghus would like to record their heartfelt thanks to the extended family, friends, and the local community for so much support, for their attendance at the funeral and for the letters, cards and messages of sympathy received following the sad loss of Catriona. Our special thanks go to the Community Nursing Team and all at the Kyle Medical Practice, Barbara MacDonald, Macmillan Nurse, and all at the chemotherapy unit at the MacKinnon Memorial Hospital (Broadford), the Raigmore Hospital Oncology Department and Kyle Pharmacy for exceptional care and attention. Sincere thanks also to the Rev Dr. Rory MacLeod for leading the uplifting funeral service, to Rev Roddie Rankin for taking part in the service, to the office-bearers at Kyle Church of Scotland, to Iain MacKinnon (precentor), Lorraine Beaton (organist), Niall Stewart (piper) and to Loch Duich Plants. Thanks to the team from Beth’s Coffee Shop for the splendid purvey in Dornie Hall. Our gratitude to Paddy Munro and staff (D.N. Munro/William T. Fraser& Son, Funeral Directors) for sensitive and efficient service. All greatly appreciated by the family. Finally thanks to all who generously donated to the collection which realised the sum of £2,600 to be divided between local Macmillan Cancer Care and Kyle Community Nurses. Ar taing ‘s beannachdan thugaibh air fad/many thanks to you all.
MACKENZIE – Ian, Alasdair, Mary and family would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy after the loss of Duncan. Also to all who attended the funeral service at Oban Free Church with special thanks to Rev James Beaton for a very comforting service, to Ian MacInnes at D & A Munn for the efficient funeral arrangements and to the Manor House Hotel for their hospitality. Grateful thanks to the Oban based carers for their dedicated visits and thanks to all who contributed to the retiring collection in aid of Parkinson’s UK.
MACINTYRE – The family of the late Rose MacIntyre would like to thank all family and friends for the kindness and support shown since her sad passing. Special thanks to Dr Hall and Dr Hemm for their kindness, care and support over the last few months. Thanks to the district nurses who made it possible for Rose to spend her final days at home as were her wishes. A special thanks to Scott, Linnie and all at John McLellan, Funeral Directors for making such a sad time that little bit easier with their care. Thanks to Meg and staff at the Railway Club for the lovely buffet and to all at McDonald Bros for the beautiful flowers. Finally thanks to all who attended the funeral and gave so generously the amount of £258.48 which was donated between district nurses and Macmillan nurses.
MEMORIAMS
BLACK – In loving memory of Isobel Amelia, who died on February 8, 2018, a much loved sister, sister-in-law and aunt.
– Inserted by Eric, Mary, nieces and nephew.
MACCORMICK – In loving memory of John who passed away February 11, 2014. Quietly loved and remembered always.
– Iona and family, Heathervale, Fionnphort, Mull.
MACINNES – In loving memory of a dear father and grandfather, Roddy, who died February 6, 2013. Just a prayer from the family who loved you
Just a memory fond and true
In our hearts you will live forever
Because we thought the world of you.
Sadly missed.
– Your loving family, Oban and Eriskay.
MACLEAN – In loving memory of our dear mum, gran and great gran, Annag MacLean, Kinlochleven, passed away February 10, 2011 also remembering our dad and grampa Calum MacLean, who passed away May 19, 1984.
Loved and remembered always.
– Ian, Elizabeth and family and Roddy, Fiona and family.
MACLEAN – Cherished memories of Ian (Cleansy) a much loved son, brother and uncle, who died February 5, 2004.
There is a place in our hearts
That is yours alone.
– Mum, Dad, Ann, Sandra and families.
MACLEAN – In loving memory of our darling Ian (Cleansy).
Loved and remembered every day.
– Libby, Pat and family.
MACLEAN – In loving memory of Mary MacLean, who died February 8, 2005, aged 65 years. Beloved wife of the late Alistair. A much loved mum, gran and mother-in-law.
Our hearts are filled with memories
Which we gather through the years
All the happy times we shared
Are treasured souvenirs.
– Dugald, Arlene and families.
MACLEAN – In memory of Mary Campbell, a dear sister, sister-in-law and auntie, who died February 8, 2005 and Alistair a dear brother-in-law and uncle, who died March 19, 2016.
Those we love don’t go away
They walk beside us every day
Unseen, unheard but very near
Still loved, still missed and very dear
– Margaret, Archie, Fiona and Duncan.
MACNICOL – In loving memory of my beloved husband Jackie, who passed away February 9, 2018.
Deep in my heart you will always stay
Loved and remembered every day
Love you always.
-Your loving wife Florence.
ROBERTSON – In loving memory of Robert (Sugar), died February 11, 2015, beloved husband, father and grandfather.
We little knew that morning
That God was going to call your name
It broke our hearts to lose you
You didn’t go alone
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home
You left us precious 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
– Margaret, Anne and Robert.