Announcements – 21th February 2019

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BIRTHS
HODGE – Charles and Julie Hodge (née Gray) are proud to announce the birth of Angus Charles Elliot, born February 5, 2019 weighing 8lb 1oz. A new grandson for Christine and Colin Hodge, and Lynda Gray and David Gray.
MACNEIL – Malcolm and Maura MacNeil (née) MacFadyen), daughter of Anne and Duncan of Fiscavaig, Skye, son of Corrina and Angus of Barcaldine, Oban, are delighted to announce the birth of their son, Seumas Duncan MacNeil, born on January 14, 2019 weighing 10lbs 1.5oz

DEATHS
GRAY – It is with great sadness that Deirdre and Shona announce the peaceful death of their mother Maud Gray (formerly Baney) on February 9, 2019 at Oban Hospital, after a short illness. Her love of life and laughter will never be forgotten. The funeral will be held at 12 midday Dalmally Church on February 25. Family flowers only please.
LINTOTT – Sadly, but peacefully after a short illness at Glasgow Royal Infirmary on February 15, 2019, aged 65yrs, Brian, dearly beloved son of the late Alan and Nan and much loved brother and best friend of Colin. A respected friend and colleague to many. A very much loved cousin. A true gentlemen. Gone too soon.
MACDONALD – David Dingwall, tragically while on holiday as a result of an accident in Thailand on January 3, 2019. Beloved son of Donald and Catherine, brother to Calum and Rachel, grandson of D.J. and Malina, 2 Hoebeg and the late John Alex and D.J. Macdonald, Osmanville, uncle, nephew, cousin and true friend. Interred in Kilmuir, North Uist.

MACKENZIE – Peacefully at his home in Cullipool, Isle of Luing, on February 12, 2019, aged 75 years, George MacKenzie, a dearly loved uncle and brother-in-law. Funeral will take place at Kilchattan Cemetery, Isle of Luing on Friday, March 1 at 1.00 p.m.
MCLENNAN – Peacefully at the Lorn and Islands Hospital on February 14, 2019, with his family around him. Kenneth (Kenny), aged 79 of 1 Scott Cottages, Bridge of Orchy. Beloved husband of Kathleen, father to Caroline, James and Alison and much loved father-in-law, grandpa and great grandpa. Funeral service will be held at Dalmally Parish Church on Tuesday, February 26 at 1pm. Family flowers only. Donations to the Macmillan Day Care Unit in Oban would be appreciated.
NICOLSON – Johanna (Joan) of 15 Creag Bhan Village, Oban, passed away at home on February 17, 2019. Beloved wife of the late John, loving mother of Derick, Lynda, the late Margaret and grandmother of Sarah. Funeral service at the Free High Church, Rockfield Road, Oban at 1pm on Friday, February 22. Enquiries to D&A Munn 01631 562562.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
MACNEILL – Fay, Russell and family would like to offer their heartfelt thanks to family, friends and the community for their support and all acts of kindness shown to them on the sad loss of Neville, beloved husband, dad and papa. Grateful thanks to Dr A MacTaggart, GP’s, all staff at Islay Hospital and ambulance crews for their dedicated care and compassion over the years. To our wonderful community nurses who brought such warmth and cheerfulness along with their professionalism to our home. Special thanks to Rev Andrew Burnham for his sympathetic support, beautiful uplifting service and for arranging for Neville to rest in Bowmore Baptist Church overnight and for the family to spend time there together. Our gratitude to Jean and Craig McAffer for making a sad time that bit easier, James Carmichael for choosing such lovely pipe tunes and the Lochside Hotel for purvey. Finally thanks to all who attended the funeral from near and far and gave so generously. The sum of £1020 raised will be divided between the Scottish Air Ambulance Service and Islay Community Nurses.
RYAN – Annie. The family would like to thank all relatives and friends for their kind expressions of sympathy. Special thanks to Strontian Hotel and Bothy Bar for catering, Rev Donald McCorquodale, the organist and all who paid their last respects at the church and graveside and to those who donated to Erskine Glasgow Care Home.
MEMORIAMS
CAMPBELL – Remembering our devoted dad John, who passed away February 20, 1986.
Memories most precious
– Love Avril and John.
CLARK – In loving memory of Gary, died February 24, 2012.
Our family chain is broken
And nothing seems the same
But as God calls us one by one
The chain will link again.
– Gran.
FERGUSON – Georgina (Ina) died on February 18, 2012. When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure. In our hearts you will forever remain. Beloved wife of Donald who passed on February 3, 2019.
As long as hearts remember
As long as hearts still care
We do not part with those we love
They’re with us everywhere.
Love always all the family xx
GIBSON – In loving memory of a dear mum and granny Marybell, who died February 23, 1987.
Loved and remembered every day.
– Iain and family, Dalmally and Margaret and family, Canada.
LINTON – Treasured memories of Donald, who died February 21, 2018, a beloved husband, father, father-in-law and adored grandpa.
To the world you were but parted
But to us you were the world
Sadly missed.
– Family at home and Australia.

MACAULAY – Precious memories of Ian a loving and caring husband, dad and grampa, who passed away on February 20, 2013.
Remembering you is easy
We do it every day
Missing you is a heartache
That never goes away.
– Mary, Neil, John and Ginah, Oban, Bulgaria and Dubai.
Miss you Grampa
– Emma, Callum and Jay.
MACDOUGALL – A’ cuimhneachadh m’ athar, Ewen, a shiubhail 25 Gearran
2010. Le ar gaol.
– Eleanor agus John.
MACDONALD – Treasured memories of our beloved mother, gran and great-gran, Margaret MacDonald who passed away on February 21, 2005. Sorely missed.
Carson ma ta bhios shibh ri bron
Mar dhream gun dochas mor
Am bheil sa bhas ach teachdair sith
Gan gairm gu rioghachd na gloir
– Inserted by her loving daughters Maryflora, Sandra, May Margaret and families.
MACFARLANE – In loving memory of a dear sister and aunt, Cathy, who was killed so tragically on the road on February 19, 1991.
Forever in our thoughts, and always in our hearts.
– Inserted by Corinne and Alan Barrie.
MATHERS – Treasured memories of my partner and soul mate Vicky, who died February 23, 2015.
As long as the sun shines
The wind blows
The rain falls
You will live on inside of me forever
For that is all my heart knows.
– Love always Caroline xxx
MATHERS – In memory of my beautiful sister and aunty, Vicky,
who we tragically lost on February 23, 2015.
Always in our hearts and thoughts today and every day
– Miss you sis, Becca, Alex, Katie and Joe.xxxx
McLENNAN – In loving memory of Willie, who died February 24, 2008, a much loved brother and uncle.
Remembered always.
– Margaret, Elsie and families.
McMURCHY – Remembering a loving husband, father and grandpa, William, who died on February 22, 2018.
– Mary and family.
MORTON – In loving memory of Catherine, passed away February 24, 1995,
beloved wife and mother.
Forever in our thoughts.
– John, John and David.
Beloved daughter-in-law
Always in my thoughts.
– Mum.
Dearly loved mum and nana
Forever in our thoughts.
– Norman, Karen, Christopher, Lewis and Arran.