Announcements – July 25, 2019

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BIRTHS
CRAWFORD – Patrick and Jennifer (Wilson) are delighted to announce the birth of their beautiful daughter Abbie, on July 13, 2019, at 09.44am. First granddaughter for Andrew and Gail Wilson, Kilmichael and Kerry Crawford, Oban. Niece to Leyla Williams and great-granddaughter to John Milliken, Oban. Special thanks to all the midwives.
GOLDEN WEDDINGS
CAMPBELL – MACDOUGALL – Graham to Ann, on July 26, 1969 in Kilbrandon Church, Isle of Seil, service conducted by Rev. G Kydd. Present address: Strongorm Farm, Balvicar.
DEATHS
ABERNETHY – Gwynyth Margaret, (née Alexander), at home, on July 17, 2019, wife to Ken, mother to Sarah and Douglas, and grandmother to Anna and Finlay. An inspirational teacher and friend, who touched many people’s lives. Funeral service at St Brendan’s Church, Skipness, on Monday, July 29, 2019 at 11.00am, and thereafter to Cardross Crematorium, at 3.15pm, to which all friends are respectfully invited. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to Macmillan Cancer Support and Pancreatic Cancer UK.
BROWN – Hugh D M, peacefully, at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley, on July 18, 2019, dearly loved husband of Catherine, née MacKinnon, of Garden Cottage, Carse. Hugh was formerly of Toberonochy, Isle of Luing, and was a devoted uncle to all his nieces and nephews. Funeral service to be held at Kilcalmonell Parish Church, Clachan, on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 1.00pm, to which all are respectfully invited. Flowers are welcome, donations if desired to Diabetes UK.
GARLAND – David, aged 76 years, died peacefully on Thursday, July 18, 2019, after a long illness. Beloved husband of Susana, and friend to many. Funeral will take place from Oban Parish Church, Glencruitten Road, Oban on Friday, July 26 at 1.00pm. Thereafter to Pennyfuir Cemetery. Family flowers only please.Retiring collection/donations if desired for Marie Curie Cancer Care.
MACCOLL – Mary Henderson (née MacIntyre). Peacefully at Mugdock House Care Home on Thursday, July 18, 2019, in her 101st year. Mary, dearly loved wife of the late Donald, cherished mother of Margaret, worshipped gran to Valerie, Eric, Amani, Roslyn, Dave and dearest great-gran to Ailsa and Euan. A beloved auntie and friend. Funeral service at Dunbeg Church, Oban on Tuesday, July 30, at 1pm, thereafter to Pennyfuir Cemetery, arriving approximately 2pm, to which all family and friends are respectfully invited.
MACKINNON – Peacefully at Uist and Barra Hospital on July 6, 2019, Anne F. MacKinnon, West Kilbride, South Uist. Dearly beloved sister and aunt of the family.
WATT – Peacefully at home with her family, aged 84 years, Aggie a beloved mum, granny and gaga. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her.
WHYTE – Peacefully at home in Kilmore with his family, following a short illness, on July 17, 2019, aged 70 years, David (Dave), much loved husband of Kate and dad of Douglas and Sheila. He will be sadly missed by his extended family and friends. A celebration of David’s life will be held at Perth Crematorium, Crieff Road, Perth PH1 2PE at 2.00pm on July 30. Family flowers only please. Retiring collection/donations if desired for Marie Curie Cancer Care.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
LAWRIE – Helen and family would like to express their sincere thanks to friends, relatives and neighbours who attended Ian’s thanksgiving service and interment, and for the overwhelming support and kindness shown to them daily. The sum of £2075 was raised from the church collection and donations received, for Robin House Children’s Hospice and Marie Curie Cancer Care. Many thanks to all.
MACDONALD – Peacefully at Lorn and Islands on July 8, 2019 surrounded by her loving family, Ruth MacDonald (née Hill), aged 70 years. John MacDonald and his daughters Frances and Marie would like to thank everyone for attending Ruth’s service on July 17, all the kind words at this sad time. We would also like to thank all at Ward B, also Catriona Hoey and Son, Rev Dugald Cameron and the staff at the Royal Hotel. Loved and remembered always xxx
MACIVER – Flora would like to thank family, friends and neighbours who helped and supported her in so many ways following the recent sad loss of Angus. Thank you also to Rev Dr Malcolm Kinnear, Nether Lochaber Parish Church and McFall Funeral Directors. £761.81 was collected for the British Heart Foundation.
MACKINNON – The family of the late Anne F. MacKinnon would like to thank medical staff at Uist and Barra Hospital, Dr Bird, South Uist Medical Practice, friends, relatives and neighbours, Rev J. Petrie, Neil MacIntyre undertaker, D McCormick, D. A. Currie and R. Currie for their help and support, organist, gravediggers and carers. Special thanks to Agnes, Mairi’s Flowers, Borrodale Hotel for catering and to all who came to pay their last respects.
NICOL – John and Avril would like to thank relatives and friends for all the cards, phone calls, kindness and support in recent months. A special thanks to all the staff at Oban Hospital and the dedicated care of the doctors, district nurses and staff at Easdale Medical Practice, to Ian MacInnes of D&A Munn for his understanding, guidance and attention to detail and to Petals for the beautiful flowers. An extra special thanks to the minister Donald MacKinnon, Xandra Gray and Alex Hamilton for the very moving tribute to Avril’s life and the massive support shown at the Connel Church and at the Olive Garden. Thanks to all who gave so generously; £1,316.65 was raised for Cancer Research UK.
MEMORIAMS
ARCHIBALD – In loving memory of Michelle, died July 25, 2002.
When we lose the one we love
The hurt is hard to hide
But when we lost you Michelle
The hurt is deep inside
We think about you all the time
We talk about you too
We have lots of lovely memories
But we wish we still had you.
– Mam, dad, Lisa, uncle Angus and Mila.xx
DONALDSON – Treasured memories of a dear mum, mother-in-law and nan, Lexy, who died July 27, 1989.
We never part from those we love
No distance can divide
For every day down memory lane
We still walk side by side.
– Morven, DJ and family xx
DONALDSON – In loving memory of our Mum, Lexy, who passed away on July 27, 1989.
It’s been 30 years since you were taken away
We miss you more than words can say.
– Iain and Maria.
KERR – Special memories of our dear mother, mother-in-law and granny Flora, who died July 26, 2004.
– Love John, Morag and family x
MACCOLL – Ronald Graham (Ronnie), who passed away 10 years ago at Kilmore, July 30, 2009.
In memory of a dear dad, grandpa and friend.
Thinking of you and missing you every day, happy in the knowledge that you will always be in sight of the “hills of home”.
– Duncan, Rose, Charlotte, Alexander and families.
MACDONALD – Beloved and treasured memories of my darling daughter and our sister Kayla, taken away too soon on July 23, 2017.
If I could have a lifetime wish
And one dream that could come true
I would pray to God with all my heart
Just to see and speak to you
A thousand words won’t bring you back
I know because I’ve tried
And neither will a million tears
I know because I’ve cried
You have left behind my broken heart
And precious memories too
But I have never wanted memories
I have only wanted you.
– Inserted by her sorrowing Dad and brothers Ruaridh and Ronnie.
Your lifetime a beautiful memory
Your absence a silent grief
Our beautiful and beloved granddaughter.
– Pappa and Granny, Tiree.
Always in our thoughts
Forever in our hearts.
– Magga, Tearlach, Sandra and Lachie, Tiree.
MACKINNON – Treasured memories of our much loved dad, grampa and great-grampa, Iain who passed away July 29, 2012.
A beautiful memory dearer than gold,
Of  a man whose worth can never be told.
There’s a place in our hearts no one can fill,
We miss you Dad and always will.
– Angus, Lachie, Margaret, Christine, Fiona, Linda and Alastair.
MADEJ – Thinking of you 24/7.
Love you always til we meet again.
– From your loving husband.
McCOMBIE – In loving memory of a dear mother, mother-in-law and granny Cathie who died July 27, 1990 and also our dear nephew and cousin Iain MacIntyre (Slippers), who died July 22, 2014.
Always in our thoughts.
– John, Teenie, Peter and family.