Announcements – February 6, 2020

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GRANT – Dougie, Issy, Jack and Hamish are delighted to announce the safe arrival of Rory Alexander Grant on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. Huge thanks to both the brilliant Edinburgh and Oban midwives. 
BRYANS – Suddenly but peacefully at Raigmore Hospital on Monday, January 27, 2020, William (Bill), dear husband of Jean, loving dad to Fiona and son-in-law William, adored grandad of Alasdair and Emma and great-grandson Jacob, a dear brother and brother-in-law. Funeral service today, Thursday, February 6 at 12 noon in St John’s, Caol, thereafter to Glen Nevis Cemetery. R.I.P.
CAMERON – Morag (MacDonald Dorlin). Peacefully at home with her loving family by her side on February 2, 2020, Morag, aged 83 years, beloved wife of the late John and a much loved mum of Ian, Shona, Andrew and Sandra. Funeral mass will be held at Christ the King Church, Grangemouth on Thursday, February 13 at 1.45pm thereafter to Falkirk crematorium for 3.15pm to which all family and friends are respectfully invited. Family flowers only please as donations if so desired to be given between Strathcarron Hospice and Jerichos. “Loved and remembered always”.
CAMPBELL – Norma died peacefully on January 27, 2020 at Devon Lodge, Woburn Sands, aged 91 years. Devoted wife of the late Sir Niall Campbell of Barcaldine and Glenure. Mother of Fiona (deceased), Roddy, Lucy and Angus. Mother-in-law to Phillip, Caroline, Hen and Siobhan. Beloved Grandma of Kate, Anna, Louisa and Alastair. Funeral Service at St Michaels, Woburn Sands, 11.45 am on February 11 followed by cremation. Interment of ashes at Achnaba, North Connel at a later date. Family flowers only. Donations if desired by cheque payable to ‘MS Society’ c/o HW Mason and Sons, 97 Victoria Road, Bletchley MK2 2PD.
CARMICHAEL – (Rothes Glen). Peacefully, at Weston View Care Home, Keith on Friday, January 24, 2020, Donald, aged 86 years, loving husband of Elaine, proud father of Colin, Ronald and Jane, beloved Grandpa Scotland of Alexander, Alasdair, Amber, Georgia and Dylan. Funeral private at his own request.
COLQUHOUN – Peacefully on January 28, 2020 at Etive House, formerly of Ferry House, Bonawe. Joan, beloved wife of the late Joe. Dearly loved mother, mother-in-law, granny and great-granny. Service at St John’s Cathedral, Oban at 1pm on Monday February 10. Interment at Achnaba. Flowers welcome.
KENNEDY – Peacefully at Etive House, Benderloch on Friday, January 31, 2020 at the grand old age of 101, Elsie, beloved wife of the late Sam, mum to Jean and Donald, mum-in-law, aunt, grandma and great grandma. Funeral will take place from Oban Parish Church on Tuesday February 11 at 1.00 pm thereafter to Pennyfuir Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Retiring collection if desired for North Argyll Carers Centre.
MACDOUGALL – Peacefully at North Argyll House Care Home on January 29, 2020, in her 90th year, Cathie, beloved wife of the late Duncan MacDougall, dearly loved mum of Ann and the late David, devoted nanny to Darren, Liam, Siobhan and Aidan and great gran of Caila and Ava. May she Rest in Peace.
McEWAN – Suddenly at home on January 30, 2020, Diana McEwan, Tobermory, Isle of Mull, aged 62 years. Loving mum of Gary, a dear sister and aunt, sadly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral service to be held at Tobermory Parish Church on Friday February 7, 2020 at 11.30 am, thereafter to Tobermory Beadoun Cemetery.
SLATER – John. Peacefully on January 21, 2020 at Deepdene Care Home, Dorking, Surrey at the age of 66. Originally of Caol and Banavie, Fort William. Loved and sadly missed by daughters Helen and Rowena, grandchildren George, Edward and Autumn and brothers Sandy and Andy.
CLARK – The family of the late Donald Clark, Inveraray, would like to thank everyone most sincerely for the many kind expressions of sympathy and support received in the recent sad passing of Big D. We would like to thank all the medical staff for the amazing care they provided. We would also like to thank Roderick Campbell, minister, for conducting a memorable and fitting service and Stan Lupton Funeral Directors for assisting in a smooth send off. May we also thank everyone who attended at church and graveside. Donations for Cancer Research UK totalled £2,000.
GIBSON – Anne and the family of Kenneth would like thank all family and friends for their kind letters, cards and phone calls following his sad death. Thanks also to the Rev Liz Gibson for an uplifting service, and to Billy McClymont for his caring and professional services, to all who attended the church and graveside. A very generous donation of £622 was collected for Parkinson’s UK (Scotland).
THOMSON – Rena’s family would like to thank all who came to her funeral and who sent messages of condolence. Thanks also to John McLellan Funeral Directors for making the arrangements so professionally, the Moorings Hotel for catering and to Alyson Stewart for leading us in what was a celebration of Rena’s life. Special thanks are due to the staff at Key Housing, Fort William for all the loving care given to Rena over many years. This was particularly true of recent times when that care was exceptional. Thank you so much.
MACINNES – In loving memory of a dear father and grandfather, Roddy, who died February 6, 2013.
Just a prayer from the family who loved you
Just a memory fond and true
In our hearts you will live forever
Because we thought the world of you.
Sadly missed.
– Your loving family, Oban and Eriskay.
Thank you grandad for the years we shared
For the love you gave and the way you cared
You left a place no one can fill
We miss you Grandad and we always will.
– Your loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
MACLEAN – Cherished memories of Ian (Cleansy), a much loved son, brother and uncle, who died February 5, 2004. Precious memories keep you near, as time unfolds another year!
– Mum, Dad, Ann, Sandra and families.
MACLEAN – In loving memory of our darling Ian (Cleansy).
Loved and remembered every day.
– Libby, Pat and family.
MACLEAN – In loving memory of Mary MacLean, who died February 8, 2005 aged 65 years. Beloved wife of the late Alistair. A much loved Mum, Gran and Mother-in-law.
Our hearts are filled with memories,
Which we gather through the years,
All the happy times we shared,
Are treasured souvenirs.
– Dugald, Arlene and families.
MACLEAN – Happy memories of a dear sister, sister-in-law and auntie Mary, who died February 8, 2005 and Alistair a dear brother-in-law and uncle, who died March 19, 2016.
Those we love don’t go away
They walk beside us every day
Unseen, unheard but very near
Still loved, still missed and very dear
– Margaret, Archie, Fiona and Duncan.
McCOMBIE – In loving memory of a dear father, father-in-law, grandad and great-grandad Bert, who died January 31, 2015.
You are always in our thoughts.
– Teenie, Peter and John.
To all that have a Grandad cherish him with care
You’ll never know his value
Til you see that vacant chair.
– Fraser, Fiona and Kevin.
When we see a star shining bright
We know it’s Grandad Bertie saying goodnight.
– Kyle and Summer.
MENZIES – In loving memory of Hamish, who died February 10, 2007.
Always in our thoughts
– Love Ibby, David and Isla x

ROBERTSON – In loving memory of Robert (Sugar), died February 11, 2015,
beloved husband, father and grandfather.
We little knew that morning
That God was going to call your name
It broke our hearts to lose you
You didn’t go alone
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home
You left us precious memories
Your love is still our guide
And though we cannot see you
You are always by our side
Our family chain is broken
And nothing seems the same
But as God calls us one by one
The chain will link again
– Margaret, Anne and Robert.
ROSS – In loving memory of my dear mother Lorraine, who passed away February 12, 2016.
Some time has passed since that fateful day
When Gaea swooped in and took you away
You are with me still as a whisper in my mind
It does get easier, but you see I find
Each day has news I want to share
But you are a whisper and still not there
I miss you mum with each passing day
But know you are watching in your own special way
I love you mum always and forever
– Your loving family, we shall forget you never.