Announcements – January 9, 2020

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FRASER – STEPHEN – Both families are delighted to announce the engagement on Boxing Day of Michael John, son of Catriona, Knipoch Place, Oban to Mhairi Nicola, daughter of Nick and Jackie, Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire.
BEATON – Joseph (Joe) beloved husband of the late Eileen, passed away unexpectedly on December 29, 2019. Sadly missed by his sons, Colin & Joseph, their wives, his grandchildren, his brothers and sister, Sheena and all his extended family. Funeral mass will be at St Columba’s Cathedral on Friday, January 10, at
10am. Thereafter to Pennyfuir Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donation’s if desired for Mary’s Meals. May he Rest in Peace.
BUTTERFIELD – Peacefully in the care of Raigmore hospital Inverness, Paul aged 52 years.  A celebration of Paul’s life will be held in the Duncansburgh MacIntosh Church  Fort William at 1pm on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.  Family flowers only please, donations if desired are welcome for ICU Raigmore Hospital and The Riding for the Disabled Association may be given at the Church. For any further enquiries please contact John McLellan Funeral Directors, Fort William.
CAMPBELL – Malcolm. Peacefully in Fairview Nursing Home, Bannockburn on Friday, January 3, 2020. Malcolm, late of Ledcharrie Farm, Luib, Glen Dochart.  Beloved husband of Cheryl, much loved dad and loving grandad to his family. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday,  January 15, 2020 in Killin Parish Church at 11am, thereafter to Killin Cemetery. To which all family and friends are warmly invited. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to Alzheimer’s Scotland.
CORMACK (Fort William) – Peacefully in the loving care of Invernevis House, Fort William, Jean Cormack, on Sunday, December 29, 2019, aged 88 years. Funeral service will take place on Friday, January 10, 2020 at 12 noon in Kilmallie Parish Church, Corpach, thereafter to Glen Nevis Cemetery.  Family flowers only please, donations are welcomed for Invernevis Care Home Resident’s Fund.  Any enquiries, please contact John McLellan Funeral Directors, Fort William.
FLETCHER – Peacefully, on January 3, 2020, at Mid Argyll Hospital, Lochgilphead, after a short illness, borne bravely, Duncan McColl Fletcher, in his 83rd year, of 16 St Clair Way, Ardrishaig, and formerly of Mo Dhachaidh, Tarbert Road, Ardrishaig, beloved husband of Elaine, much loved father of Mairi, Steven and the late Fiona, dearly loved papa of Hannah, Naomi, Innes, Freya, Isaac and Eli, and a dear brother, uncle and cousin to all the family. Funeral service will be held in Ardrishaig Parish Church, on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at 1.00pm. Family flowers only please. Donations to Glenaray Ward, Mid Argyll Hospital. All friends are respectfully invited to attend.
MACKINNON – Lachlan, peacefully at home: Dunfoot, Balephetrish, Isle of Tiree on Saturday December 28, aged 94. Dear husband of Rena (MacPhail), much loved dad of Margaret and Iain, adored papa of Kirsteen and devoted brother to Catriona. Sadly missed.”Gus am bris an là agus an teich na sgàilean.”
McDONALD – Suddenly but peacefully, at home “Airdeny”, Glenlonan, Taynuilt, on Thursday,  January 2, 2020, in his 78th year, John (Lovat), devoted husband of Sheila, dad and friend to Cameron, much respected father-in-law to Nicola, grandad to Scott, Rachael and Anna, much loved by Steven and Gemma and great-grandad to Imogen, Connie and Innes, friend and work colleague to so many.  A celebration of his life will take place at the Royal Hotel, Oban, on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 12 noon
McDONALD – Peacefully at home at Achnacroish, Lismore on January 6 in her 100th year Margery Lucy McDonald widow of the late Dr Hector McDonald of Baligrundle, Lismore. Will be sadly missed. Funeral arrangements to follow.
POPHAM – Rick passed away at his home in Walkerburn on  December 29, 2019. A celebration of our dear friend’s life will take place at 12noon on Friday, January 17,  at The Borders Crematorium, Melrose, TD6 9HA, and afterwards at the Henry Ballantyne Club, Caberston Road, Walkerburn.
RICHMOND – Suddenly, after an illness bravely borne, with her family by her side, at Tullich Croft, Soroba, Oban, on January 6, 2020, Johan Richmond in her 60th year, of 19 Croft Park, Tarbert. Beloved daughter of James (Jimpy) and Mary (McGlynn) Richmond. A cherished cousin, niece and very dear friend to many. Funeral service will be held at Tarbert Parish Church on Tuesday January 14, 2020, at 12noon, thereafter to Carrick Cemetery. Family flowers only.  Donations to Tarbert Nursing Aid. All friends are respectfully invited to attend.
THOMPSON – Colin Mckim 1945-2019.  Much loved husband, father and grandfather, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on December 30, 2019 and will be sadly missed by all. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Anne and the nursing staff, for their support and care in his final months.
BLACK – Carol and family would like to thank everyone most sincerely for the cards, sympathy and comfort shown during their recent sad loss. Grateful thanks must go to Bowman Court staff, Craignure, community nurses and Mull and Iona Hospital for the great care given to Sheena, also support from Salen Surgery. A big thank you to the Rev. Louis Bezuidenhout for his kindness, support and uplifting service. Thanks also to Jim Auld for the compassion shown during the funeral arrangements. To all those who attended the service and for your generous donations, a sum of £700 was collected for Bowman Court and Macmillan Nurses. We would also like to express sincere thanks to Neil and family at the Lodge on the Loch Hotel for the beautiful spread provided after the funeral.
MACGILLIVRAY – The family of the late Margaret (Maggie Moss), wish to thank all family, friends and neighbours for their support and sympathy in their recent sad loss. For all the cards, letters, floral tributes and telephone calls. Special thanks to all staff at the Pines Medical Centre and Dal Mhor Care Home and everyone who offered their services. Manson and MacBeath for funeral arrangements. Heartfelt gratitude to Rev Fiona Ogg for her comforting service. Our appreciation to everyone who paid their last respects at the church and graveside and donated generously to the collection. The sum of £635 has been donated to Dal Mhor Care Home.
Moss, Acharacle.
MACKAY – The family of the late Malcolm MacKay would like to thank friends, neighbours and family for their support and messages during their recent loss.  Special thanks to the staff at  Mid Argyll Community Hospital and the Lorn and Islands District General Hospital for the care and kindness shown to Malcolm during his short illness. Further thanks to Ross ​MacPherson, ​Calum MacPhail  and Ethel McCallum for their beautiful music in the church, to Margaret Sinclair for her service,​ Roddy and Fiona from Donald MacDonald Funeral Directors for their professional services and Donald and Kris Clark and the staff of the George Hotel, Inveraray for their hospitality.  Sincere thanks to all those who paid their respects at the church and the graveside and donated generously to the retiral collection which raised over £1,200 for Macmillan Nurses.
SCOTT – Grace and family would like to thank relatives, friends and neighbours for cards, flowers, messages of sympathy and support shown to them on their recent sad loss. To all staff at the Lorn and Islands Hospital who cared for Wilson over the last few months. Rev Dugald Cameron and Donald Mackinnon for a comforting service. Ian at D&A Munn for professional funeral arrangements. Soroba House Hotel for excellent buffet. Our very sincere thanks to the many who came to pay their last respects at the church and graveside. Retiral collection raised £1,200 for Erskine Hospital Residents Fund.
BRIGHTMORE – In loving memory of my dear father, Eric who died January 8, 2009 and my dear mother Mary, who died January 21, 2000.
Loved and remembered every day.
– Catherine, John, Clair and John, Corpach.
HEAP – In loving memory of a beloved husband, dad, father-in-law and grandad Robert (Bob), who died January 12, 2018.
Those special memories of you
Will always bring a smile
If only we could have you back
For just a little while
Then we could sit and talk again
Just like we used to do
You always meant so very much
And always will do too
The fact that you‘re no longer here
Will always cause us pain
But you‘re forever in our hearts
Until we meet again.
– Your loving wife Isabel and sons Robert and Joe xxx
The day you left and gained your wings
Our hearts just broke in two
We wish you could have stayed with us
But Heaven needed you
You left us lots of memories
And we love you dearly still
No matter how much time goes by
You know we always will.
You were a very special man
With kindness in your heart
And the love we had together
Grows stronger now we‘re apart
We know we cannot bring you back
Although we wish it every day
But a piece of us went with you
The day you went away.
Always loved and sadly missed.
– Lorraine, Louis, Sophie and Morgan xxxx
Also remembering a dear son and brother Edward (Eddie) who died April 4, 1979, aged 18 years and our lovely dog Buster who left a paw print on our hearts xx
HOUGHTON – In loving memory of my dear parents Muriel and Davie and brother Michael. 
Loved and missed every day.
– Linda and family.
JOHNSTON – In loving memory of Bridget who died January 11 2018.
Special memories.
-Your loving family x
MACDONALD – Treasured memories of Eileen, dearly loved mum of Phillip, precious daughter of Margaret and sister of Colin and Karen, taken from us on January 6, 2008. Also remembering loved ones gone before.
To us you were so special
What more is there to say
We only wish with all our hearts
That you were here today.
Sorely missed.
– The family, 14 Corran Brae, Oban.
MACDONALD – In loving memory of my dearest niece Eileen Susan, died January 6, 2008, age 41 years.
A daily thought
A silent tear
A constant wish that you were here
Cherished memories.
– Auntie Eileen and cousin Rhea. 
MACIVER – Treasured memories of dear Duncan, who died January 12, 2007. Remembered with love.
– Chrissie and Rob, Colin and Jocelyn, Lindsay and Kevin and Families.
MACLEOD – In loving memory of our dearly loved son Douglas who was accidentally drowned at Largs Marina on January 13, 2007.
The call was sudden
The shock severe
To lose a son we loved so dear
As thoughts drift back
As they often do
We cherish the memories we have of you.
– Mum, Dad and brother Gordon.
MACMILLAN – In fond and loving memory of our dear son, Mark, who died January 14,1991 aged 15 years.
Deep in our hearts you will always stay
Loved and remembered every day
Love you always.
– Dad, Mum and family, Ballachulish.xx
Miss you always.
Love you.
– Jane xxx
MORRISON – In loving memory of Johnny, who passed away on January 3, 2008. Sadly missed by us all.
– Catherine, John, Karen, Alan and families.
Forever in my thoughts.
– Mum.
PALMER – Roberta (Gaga), January 14, 2018.
You brought me into this world
My hand was on your heart as you left it
Nothing will ever fill the gap you left in mine.
– Mary x.
ROBERTSON – In loving memory of my dear husband George and our dearest dad, who passed away on January 6, 2011.
Not just today but every day
In silence we remember.
– Margaret, sons George and Lorne and daughter-in-law Helen. xx