Announcements – 6th June, 2019

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AULD – It is with great sadness, that Joan and the family announce the passing of Iain, on May 31, 2019, in the comfort of his home.  Iain may have suffered a long illness, yet his courage and strength remained with him until the end. Iain was surrounded by his wonderful family and friends, who were always welcomed with a smile and ‘that handshake’. Iain’s funeral will take place at Oban Parish Church, Glencruitten Road, Oban, on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 1.00 pm, followed by a celebration of Iain’s life in the Argyllshire Gathering Halls. Joan and family look forward to seeing you there. Donations if desired, to the Dove Centre, Oban. A character gone too soon.

BARTON  – The funeral service of our mum, Vera Barton of Castle Drive, Lochyside, Fort William will take place from St Andrew’s Church, Fort William on Thursday June 13 at 1pm followed by interment at Kilmallie Cemetery.  Family flowers only please and retiring collection, if desired, to British Heart Foundation.  The family wish to invite you for refreshments in The Moorings Hotel following the interment. Susan, Janet and Tony.

CAMERON – Peacefully at Dalgety Bay on May 30, 2019, Catriona aged 87, beloved wife of the late Donald Cameron, Fire Officer, Oban and much loved mother and grandmother of Rosemary, Linda, Moira, Ann and families.  “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.” Ps 23:6 (KJV)

MACCALLUM – Hugh. Peacefully at Forth Valley Royal Hospital on May 27, 2019 and in the comfort of his family, Hugh, aged 76 years, formerly of Campbeltown and renowned solo piper. Beloved husband of Emily and the late Valerie, much loved dad of John and Colin, proud grandpa of Amy and Hugh to Heather and Rachel, much loved uncle and friend to many. Funeral service will be held on Thursday June 6, 2019 at 1.45pm in Falkirk Crematorium, to which all family and friends are respectfully invited. Family flowers only.

MACDIARMID – (Invergordon). Suddenly but peacefully at Raigmore Hospital Inverness, on Sunday, June 2, 2019, John MacDiarmid of  Birchwood, Invergordon.  Beloved husband of the late Dorothy, much loved dad of Jackie and Veronica and a doting grandad of Kayleigh and Chloe. Funeral service will be held in Invergordon Church of Scotland, on Friday June 7, 2019, commencing at 12 noon, thereafter to Rosskeen Cemetery. All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only please, but a donation, if so desired, may be made at the service for The Isobel Rhind Centre.  Enquiries to Mairi Russell Funeral Services. Tel: 01349 880901.

McINTOSH – (Inverness). Suddenly but peacefully at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness on May 25, 2019, John Phimister (Ian) aged 90 years, Cradlehall, Inverness. Loving husband of Peggy, a much loved father of Mairi, Margaret and Grace, dearly loved father-in-law, grandad and great-grandad. A service was held yesterday, Wednesday, June 5 in the Barn Church, Culloden, Inverness followed by interment in Kilvean Cemetery.  Donations for Alzheimer Scotland may be forwarded to the Funeral Directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness, IV1 1NA.

McKILLOP – Peacefully at Newcraigs Hospital, Inverness on May 29, 2019, William Donald Cameron (Bill), beloved husband of Christine, dear father of William, Malcolm and Cameron, father-in-law of Rhona and Karen. Much loved papa to all his grandchildren. Funeral service will take place on Thursday June 6 (today) in Oban Parish Church at 1pm. Family flowers only.  Donations if desired to Alzheimer Scotland Local Branch.

PAGET – Mary Paget. Beloved wife of the late Bob Paget, died very peacefully at the age of 90 in the Islay Hospital on June 2, 2019, with her family at her side. We would like to convey our heartfelt thanks to all the wonderful carers, doctors and nurses who looked after Mum so well over the years.


FLETCHER – Keith Brannagan the partner of the late Mavis Fletcher would like to thank family, friends and neighbours for their sympathy and support at this extremely sad time. Special thanks to John, Linnie and Peter from John McLellan Funeral Directors for all the kindness and support shown.  Thanks also to McDonald Bros for the beautiful flowers and The Highland Getaway for the catering. Grateful thanks to The Rev Amanda Fairclough for the lovely service and to all who attended both the church and graveside.  The sum of £309.00 was collected for Ballachulish Medical Centre and the District Nurses both of whom gave great care and support to Mavis over a long period of time.

HAGGART – The family of the late Frances Haggart would like to thank everyone for the many cards, flowers, baking and visits following the sad loss of Frances.  Special thanks to her carers, Craig Nevis Surgery and the nursing staff at The Belford Hospital for their professionalism, care and support. To neighbours and friends for their help and support prior to Frances’s passing. To Rev Richard Baxter for the warm and comforting services and May MacIntyre for her musical accompaniment.  Grateful and heartfelt thanks to Jamie and the team at McFall Funeral Directors, for their professional handling of the funeral arrangements. Finally thanks to all who came to pay their last respects to Frances and generously donated £322.20 to Save the Children.

HARPER – The family of the late Susan Harper would like to express their sincere thanks to all neighbours, friends and relatives for all the kindness shown to them following their sad loss of Susan. Thanks to Tweeddale Medical Practice, Lochaber Macmillan and Marie Curie Nurses, to Caol Community Centre for the catering, to John, Linnie and the team at John McLellan Funeral Directors for all the help and guidance in the funeral arrangements to follow Susan’s wishes. Thanks to Rev Morag Muirhead for the comforting service and to all who attended on the day and donated the amount of £102.11 in aid of Lochaber Macmillan Nurses.

MACDONALD – The family of the late Caroline MacDonald would like to thank all relatives, friends, workmates and neighbours for their many kind expressions of sympathy, support, flowers, phone calls, visits received and cards on  their recent sad loss. Special thanks go to the Oncology staff at the Vale of Leven Hospital and to the Doctors and Nursing staff of Mid Argyll for their kind care and support to Caroline in her last days of life. Our thanks to Belinda Braithwaite and Ellen Gibson for a personal, comforting and uplifting service. Thanks to Donald MacDonald Funeral Directors for caring and professional services, to Morna for the beautiful floral tributes. To Cafe 35 and staff for their lovely catering. Finally, we would like to thank all who attended Cardross Crematorium and Furnace Village Hall to pay their respects and celebrate Caroline’s life. The retiral collection raised was £1200 for Mid Argyll Macmillan Nurses and Oncology Ward, Vale of Leven Hospital.

MACDONALD –  Zeeta, John and family of the late Ian Grant MacDonald would like to thank all  friends, neighbours and relatives for all the messages, cards and flowers given at this difficult time and for sharing with us at the Crematorium. Our special thanks to the Belford Hospital, in particular the Renal Unit where the care given to Ian was exceptional. Thanks to the doctors, nurses and therapists from Tweeddale Surgery. Thanks to Castle Care for their gentle and loving help with Ian. Thanks also to Linnie and John of John McLellan Funeral Directors, to Inverness Crematorium and to McDonald Brothers for the beautiful flowers.

STIRLING -William (Bill). Nancy and family wish to thank family and friends for their kind expressions of sympathy and their attendance at Polmont Old Parish Church and Elgin Cemetery. The Reverend Deborah van Welie for her comforting words.   Mr Ian McLean, Mr Alistair Farquhar and the choir of Polmont Old for their meaningful contribution to our service of thanksgiving for Bill. Our grateful thanks also to William Scott, Funeral Directors for their expert and respectful services in Polmont and Elgin.

WALLACE – Jimmy, Jason and Lisa would like to thank everyone for the support and kind sympathy messages following the recent passing of Iris. A special thanks to everyone who travelled from near and far to be with us. A very generous donation was raised for CLAN Haven, Aberdeen.

WATT – The family of the late Alasdair Watt, would like to thank family, friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy after their sudden, sad loss. Thanks to all who attended the funeral service and for the donations made to the War and Peace Museum. Special thanks to Donald Mackinnon for his comforting service and to Hamish Hoey for all the funeral arrangements.


CAMPBELL – In loving memory of a dear auntie, Marie, who died June 8, 1989.

Memories of you are fondly kept, someone too special to ever forget.

– Catherine, Kenneth, Margaret and families.

GILFILLAN – In loving memory of my darling wife Caroline Gilfillan who passed over on June 8, 2017.

Loved and never forgotten, and grandson Matthew 6 months old.

JAMIESON – Treasured memories of our dear Aunt Caroline who died June 8, 2018. – June and family, Taynuilt and Ewen and family, Beauly.

MACINTYRE – Treasured memories of Peter Malcolm MacIntyre who left us too soon on June 3, 2018. Beloved husband of Geraldine, loving dad of Eilidh and Julie, father-in-law to Stephen and best papa ever to Anna and Ruairidh.

Always missed, always remembered and always loved.

Night night papa from Anna and Ruairidh.

MACTAGGART – In loving memory of Islay, a dear husband father, father-in-law and grampa, passed away June 12, 2014.

Five years without you

Sadly missed every day.

– Margaret and family.

POWER – In loving memory of our dear dad and grampa Heckie, who passed away June 6, 1988.

Always in our thoughts.

– Marian, Avril, Diane and Eileen and Paul and Gavin.

STEWART – Precious memories of my dear husband Bob, who passed away June 11, 2016.

Loved and remembered every day.

– Inserted by his loving wife Fiona xx

STEWART – In loving memory of Bob, a dear brother and brother-in-law, who passed away June 11, 2016.

Always in our thoughts.

– Bill and Violet, Balfron.

STEWART – Remembering Bob, who passed away June 11, 2016.

Sorely missed.

– Ken and Delia, Australia.