Announcements – 9th May 2019

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DEATHS
DRUMMOND – Frank. Peacefully at home with his family, after a brave fight on Saturday May 4, 2019. Frank, dearest husband of Anne-Marie, loving and loved dad to Steven, Alan and Emma, daughter-in-law Katie and Roxi, proud grandpa of Ella and Fergus, dear brother to Vivienne, Joan, Gordon and Andrew and beloved son to Joan and the late Iain.
FERGUSON – Suddenly, but peacefully, at the Mid Argyll Hospital, Lochgilphead, on May 2, 2019, Mr James Ferguson, in his 84th year, of 8 Fernoch Park, Lochgilphead, beloved husband of Catherine (Kay), née Cameron, much loved and loving father of Alison and Ewen, much respected father-in-law of Sally and a much loved papa to Ross, Anna and Jack. Dear brother of the late Charles Ferguson, and a dearly loved brother-in-law, uncle and cousin to all the family. A good neighbour, dear friend and former work colleague to many. Funeral service will be held at Cardross Crematorium, today, Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 2.15pm. All friends are respectfully invited to attend. Family flowers only please.
LOPEZ – Peacefully at home on May 3, 2019, aged 58, Aldo Gaetano Luigi Lopez, beloved son of Aldo and Eleanor, much loved brother of Tania, Graham, Tino and Luigi, a dear brother-in-law, uncle, nephew and cousin. Sorely missed.
MACCUISH – Peacefully at home with his family on April 30, 2019, in his 88th year, Alasdair, beloved husband of Peggy, much loved dad of Ewan and the late Annmarie, a loving seanair, brother, uncle and friend. Funeral will take place from St. Columba’s Cathedral, Oban on Friday, May 10 at 10.00 am, thereafter to Pennyfuir Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Retiring collection/ donations if desired for St. Columba’s Cathedral.

MACDONALD – Eileen formerly of Telford Place, Claggan, Fort William.
Peacefully after a short illness on May 3, 2019, Eileen Macdonald (née Timbrell), aged 89 years. Devoted wife of Kenneth for fifty seven years. Proud mother of Kenneth and Lesley, mother-in-law of Elaine and Kenny. Loving grandmother of Sarah, Emma and Andrew. Funeral service will take place from St Marys Church, Fort William on Wednesday 15, May at 12 noon followed by interment in Glen Nevis Cemetery. RIP. Family flowers only please, if desired donations to Parkinson’s UK.
MACFARLANE – Lies, formerly of Spean Bridge. Peacefully at The Meadows, Thringstone, Leicester on April 20, aged 85. Loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. A Requiem Mass will be held on May 28 at The Sacred Heart Church, Loughborough.
MOSSMAN – It is with great sadness that David, Stephanie, Gregory and Yvonne announce the death of their beloved father Robert (Bob) on April 13, 2019 at the Grasse Hospital (France), after a long illness. Grand-Pa to Sophie, Scott and Kaylie Jo, great grand-pa to Halie Jo and Amber and much loved partner to Françoise. Gone too soon.
NIVEN – Andrew, formerly of 13 Corran Brae, Oban, brother of Dunnie and the late Margaret Niven, passed away peacefully on May 4, 2019 on the island of Crete.
PACITTI – Peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family, on May 6, 2019, aged 85, Luigi Pacitti, beloved husband of Dorina, Dad to Franco, Riccardo and Adelmo, much loved grandad. Sorely missed.
STEIN – Betty Ker, widow of Ronald, passed away peacefully at home on April 29, 2019, aged 97. Dearly loved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. The family wish to thank all those who, for many years, provided the care which allowed her final wish to be fulfilled. Private service for family and friends at Falkirk Crematorium on May 11, 2019. Family flowers only. Donations to RNLI.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
LAWSON – The Lawson family would like to thank family, friends and neighbours for all their kind messages of condolence after the sad loss of Bill. Special thanks to Hamish Hoey and Son Ltd, Rev Margaret Miller and The Brander Lodge. Finally thank you to everyone who contributed to the collection for Oban Hospice Ltd. The total raised was £400.00.
MACDOUGALL – Calum and Nicola MacDougall would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their cards, flowers and kind expressions of sympathy following the sad loss of their dad William. Special thanks to Rev. Ian Manson (Inverness) and John Simpson (Oban) for their support and comforting service; also to William T Fraser & Son, Funeral Directors for their professional guidance and arrangements. Thanks are also extended to Police Scotland for their compassion during this difficult time.
MEMORIAMS
BOWMAN – In loving memory of my beloved husband Ian and our dearest dad, father-in-law and papa, lost to us on May 13, 2015. His calm presence is sorely missed but our happy memories keep him ever close to us all.
– Mary and family, Biggar and Tobermory.
CLARK – Thomas Goldie.
Precious memories of my dear uncle Tom, died 10 years ago on May 4, 2009.
A much loved son, brother, uncle and friend.
He will be loved and missed forever.
– From Mary and Bobby.
GROUNDWATER – In loving memory of Marie, dearly loved wife, mother and granny who died May 12th 2014.
Always in our thoughts.
– John and family.
MACDONALD – In loving memory of a darling son and brother Johnnie, died May 12, 2014 and also a dear husband and father Calum, ‘Auch’, died August 31, 1997. We miss you more than words can say
You live on in our hearts every day.
– Your loving mum, sister Marie and brother-in-law Calum, Killin and Roy Bridge.
MACDONALD – Treasured memories of a very dear mum and granny Kathleen, who passed away May 15, 2018.
Never more than a thought away
Loved and remembered every day. – By all the family, Ballachulish, East Kilbride and Bridge of Earn.
MACDONALD – In loving memory of Marilyn MacDonald, passed away May 10, 1998, loving and devoted wife and mother to Billy, Morven, William and Andrea.
Never more than a thought away
Loved and remembered every day.
MACKAY – In loving memory of our mum and gran Nan MacKay, died May 10, 2012.
If roses grow in Heaven Lord
Please pick a bunch for me
Place them in my mother’s arms
And tell her they are from me
And when she turns to smile
Place a kiss upon her cheek and hold her for awhile
Because remembering her is easy
I do it every day
But there is an ache within my heart that will never go away.
– Violet, Hugh and families.
MACPHEE – In memory of our dad Alexander (Sandy), who died at his home Coire-Leis, Camaghael on May 11, 1974.
We had a dad in a million
We loved to the end
We lost two precious things that day
Our dad and our best friend.
We miss you dad.
– Daughter Mary and family and son Alex and family.
MELDRUM – Precious memories of my husband William James, who died May 11, 2017, (F.W).
Treasured memories
All my love.
– Cathy.
STEELE – Loving memories of our dad Ian, who died May 9, 1984.
– Morag and Alan.

WATT – In loving memory of our mother Mary Watt (Maimie), who died May 12, 1984 (35 years).
Always in our thoughts
Forever in our hearts.
– Catherine and family, Tobermory, Arthur, Sheena and family, Alexandria.