Announcements – October 17, 2019

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DEATHS
COULDREY – Wenda, passed away peacefully at home, 30 Dunmar Court, Oban, aged 96 years, with her niece by her side, a dear aunt, great-aunt and great-great aunt.  Cremation service will take place at Cardross Crematorium, Cardross, on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 12.15 p.m. Family flowers only please.
MACCALLUM – Peacefully at home surrounded by his family, on Saturday, October 12, 2019 aged 90 years, James (Jimmy) MacCallum, very dear husband of Daphne and the late Marion, a much loved father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Funeral will take place from Muckairn Parish Church, Taynuilt on Wednesday, October 23 at 1.00 pm. Thereafter to Muckairn Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Retiring collection/donations if desired for Marie Curie Cancer Care. 
MACCORQUODALE – The funeral service of Neil Iain MacCorquodale, Appin will be held on Monday, October 21 at 1pm in Appin Church. Family flowers only.
MACINNES – Morag MacKenzie, passed away peacefully at home on October 12, 2019 aged 98 years. Much loved mother and grandmother. Funeral will take place at the Duncansburgh MacIntosh Parish Church, Fort William on Tuesday, October 22 at 11am. Thereafter to Kilmallie Cemetery, Corpach. All family and friends respectfully invited.
MACPHERSON – Helen Jane (née Cameron) of Belleview, Grainepark, Kirkwall passed peacefully aged 83 on Wednesday, October 9 in the Macmillan Ward of the Balfour Hospital after a short illness. Dear wife of the late Harry MacPherson and dearly loved mum, grandma and “Helen” to all the MacPhersons. Laid to rest and now in glory.
MILLEN – Pat. Peacefully on October 7, 2019 at the Bellfield Centre, surrounded by her loving family. Pat, a loving wife, mum, nana and great-grandmother. Funeral service to be held on Friday, October 18, 2019 in St Margaret’s RC Church, Roy Bridge at 1.00pm and thereafter to Cille Choirill Cemetery. All family and friends are respectfully invited. Family flowers only please, donation if desired on the day.
MUIR – Peacefully at Lorn and Islands Hospital, Oban on October 14, 2019, in his 86th year, Gilbert John Muir, husband of the late Christina (Chrissie), father to Sandra, Mary, Margaret, William and Kirsty.
TURNER – Peacefully after a short illness, on Friday, October 11, 2019, in her 80th year, Ellen Flora (Helen) Turner, beloved wife of the late Iain Turner, much loved mum of John, Eddie and Jennifer and a dear mother-in-law and Nana.
WILSON – Peacefully at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Glasgow on October 5, 2019, in his 86th year, Barry Wilson, beloved husband of the late Brenda Wilson, a dear father to Mandy, Andrew and Janet, much loved grandfather to Emily and Grant. Just because it is hard to change the world there is no excuse for not trying.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
GATWARD – We really don’t know where to start when it comes to thanking everyone who has helped us in the last few months and years with Murdoch’s care and those who have been part of his 68-year adventure. Murdoch and our family have been incredibly blessed to have shared this journey with so many amazing people, far too many to name here, and we are so grateful to you all. Murdoch was cared for at home in recent years by the incredible teams from Carers Direct, ECCT and Marie Curie. Without their help life would have been so much harder for us all. They helped Murdoch maintain his dignity and as much independence as possible throughout his various conditions and struggles. Our particular thanks to Jess, Helen, Keira, Lois and Amanda, who have been amazing carers, but also friends and support to us all through long days and nights. Our support from the District Nursing team and Lorn Medical Centre has been amazing, particularly in Murdoch’s last days and hours when Dr Ewan Glen and the nursing team took so much care to ensure his comfort and also care for the family. Our sincere thanks to those involved in helping make Murdoch’s funeral such a celebration of all that our wonderful husband, dad and grandad achieved. The Rev Andy Campbell led a fantastic service and tribute to Murdoch, with a truly memorable eulogy from Murdoch’s brother, Gordon. Thank you to Catriona and the team at Hamish Hoey and Son Ltd, CGL print services, the Parish Church, The View and Jeanieve who all helped make the day so special. We have been overwhelmed by the support from our family and friends and are so very grateful to everyone who has been with us on this journey. While the last few years have been particularly hard through Murdoch’s illness, we have treasured every day together. It has been wonderful to share stories, laughter and tears in recent weeks, reflecting on Murdoch’s travels and adventures, as well as the faith he felt so strongly which led him to some wild and wonderful places from Sudan to Oban! Murdoch (Trub) is missed greatly by his wife Carole; his children Iain and Ruth, Helen and Stuart; and by his loving grandchildren Isaac, Eilidh, Caiden, Bethany and Naomi. We are so grateful for the memories we share and for the love and support of our friends and family at this time. Thank you to those who made such generous donations to Murdoch’s chosen charities and raised a total of £1,247.99 for Multiple System Atrophy Trust, Tearfund and Marie Curie, bless you.
MACLEOD – Heather, Alison and Diane, daughters of the late Helen wish to express their sincere thanks to all family, friends and neighbours for the cards, flowers, telephone calls and messages of sympathy received following Helen’s passing. Special thanks to Chris Collins Specialist Paramedic, doctors, community nursing staff from the Lorn Medical Centre. Grateful thanks to Ian MacInnes of D & A Munn for his exceptional support and compassion with the funeral arrangements. Thanks also to the Reverend Margaret Millar for her comforting service, Petals for beautiful flower arrangements and the Ben Cruachan Inn for the catering after the funeral at Dalmally. Finally, a very personal thanks to the Community Care Team from Lorn and Islands Hopsital and the staff from Carers Direct for excellent care given to Helen over the past two years. Much appreciated, God bless you all.
MEMORIAMS
DINGWALL – Colin Campbell Dingwall. Remembering with love my beloved husband, who passed away on October 18, 2018.
The hardest thing of all
Is trying to live without you
Will always love you
Never ever forget you
Till we both meet again my darling.
– From your ever loving wife Rae x x
FORBES – In loving memory of Harry, died October 16, 2018. A beloved husband, devoted father, father-in-law and grandpa.
Remembering you is easy, we do it every day
Missing you is the heartache that never goes away.
– Margaret, Christine, Iain, Lorna and families.
LYNN – Winnifred, died January 23, 2016.
My darling Win, diamonds are forever and on the 16th it would have been our 60th year.
And on this day I will shed many a tear
As I pray for you my diamond wife
How I miss you darling and will do all my life.
– Colin.
MACCALLUM – In memory of a loving wife and mother Isobel, who died October 18, 1982.
A daily thought, a silent tear
Always wishing you were here
Life goes on we know that’s true
But never the same since losing you.
MACGIBBON – Remembering our dear parents and grandparents, Angus, died October 19, 1993 and Effie, died December 8, 2001.
We will never cease to miss you
As the years may come and go
You will live with us forever
Because we loved you so.
– Maureen, John, Fraser, Sheena, and family.
MACINTYRE – In loving memory of my dear wife Flora and mother, passed away October 16, 2011.
I think of you in silence
And often speak your name
But all I have are memories
And your photo in a frame
– Loving husband Hughie and Hugh.
MACINTYRE – Remembering with love my mum Flora, who passed away October 16, 2011.
It doesn’t need special day
To bring you to my mind
For days without a thought of you
Are very hard to find.
– Love Margaret xxx
MACINTYRE – Flora. Loved and missed so much each day.
– James, Shona and family.
MACINTYRE – In loving memory of our precious mum and granny, who passed away October 16, 2011.
Although we are apart your love is always with us and stays forever in our hearts.
All our love.
– Fiona, Frank and family xxx
MACKILLOP – Remembering with love my dear mother and our granny Mary, who died October 26, 2004.

A smile for all, a heart of gold
The very best this world could hold
Never selfish, always kind
Mum, those are the memories you left behind.
Rest in peace.
– Helen
A special person, a special face
Someone we loved and can’t replace
A loving nature, kind and true
Is the way Gran, we remember you.
– Iain, Deirdre and Mhairi.
MACKILLOP – Remembering with love a dearly loved and respected brother and uncle, Willie, who passed away October 14, 2007
You always had a smile to share
Time to give and time to care
A loving nature kind and true
Is the way that we’ll remember you
Rest in peace.
– Helen.
There’s a face we shall always remember
A voice we shall always recall
A memory to cherish forever
Of an uncle who was dear to us all
Loved and remembered always.
– Iain, Deirdre and Mhairi.
MACMILLAN – In loving memory of Christine, died October 20, 2015.
Adored mum of Marion, Hector and Joan, beloved gran, great-gran and devoted partner of Iain.
Love you to the moon and back and miss you every second of every day.
– Inserted by her loving family xx
STEWART – Remembering our dear parents and grandparents, Ernie, died November 14, 1999 and Marjorie, died September 17, 1996.
We will never cease to miss you
As the years may come and go
You will live with us forever
Because we loved you so.
– Maureen, John, Fraser, Sheena and family.
WOOD – In loving memory of my husband John, who died October 18, 2010.
Always in our thoughts.
– Morag and family.
WOODROW – In loving memory of our David, a dear son and brother, who died on October 16, 1990, result of an accident.
To us he was so special
Someone set apart
His memory will live forever
Engraved within our hearts
We will never cease to miss you
We will never cease to care
In a special corner of our hearts
You will always be there.
– Mum, Dad, Fraser, Sheena and family.