Announcements – March 12, 2020

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DIAMOND WEDDING
BALLANTINE – McLEAN – Jim to Kay, by Rev C M Henderson on March 18, 1960 at Kilmichael-Glassary Church.
DEATHS
BOUSTEAD – Passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 5, 2020 in Mosspark Nursing Home Fort William, aged 87 years, Magdalen Boustead.  Requiem Mass will take place at 12 noon on Friday, March 13 at St. Mun’s R.C. Church Ballachulish thereafter to St. John’s Graveyard Ballachulish. Family flowers only please, donations are welcomed for Cancer Research and Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland. All welcome.
CRONIN – Suddenly, after a determined battle bravely borne, with his family by his side, at Mull and Iona Community Hospital, John Lachlan, (known as Iain), on March 5, 2020, aged 85 years, of 19 Bentalla Crescent, Salen, Isle of Mull. Beloved son of the late Christopher and Euphemia, brother of Anne and the late Thomas, (Tommy), dear uncle of Fay, Angus and Jane and grand uncle of Katrina, Anson, Kimberly-Anne, Isla Annabel and Ben.
DEWAR – Suddenly, but peacefully, at home in Carnoustie, on March 5, 2020, Helen Dewar (née Stewart), formerly of Tyndrum and Girvan, beloved wife of the late James Dewar, much loved mother of Robert and Susan and mother-in-law to Billy, granny to Lynsay, Jamie and Shannon and GG to Kayleigh and Cameron. Service at Dundee Crematorium on Monday, March 16, at 1.30 p.m., to which all family and friends are respectfully invited. Family flowers only, but donations, if so desired to Macmillan Cancer Support will be received at the Crematorium.
MACKINNON – Peacefully at his home Hough House, Tiree, on March 5, 2020, in his 90th year, Donald Kennedy, beloved husband of the late Isabella MacLean née McEachern. Dear uncle, grand-uncle and cousin. Sadly missed.
MACLEOD – Maria (née Chisholm). Peacefully at Raigmore Hospital on March 10, 2020, Maria beloved wife of Alastair and mum to Caroline, Mary, Alexandra and Nicola. Nana to Emma, Andrew, Katie, Freya, Max, Mara and Calum. Requiem Mass St Marys RC Church, Fort William on Saturday, March 14 at 12 noon, followed by a committal at Cardross Crematorium on Monday, March 16, 2020 at 1.15 p.m. Family flowers only. Donations to Macmillan Nurses Lochaber and Marys’ Meals.
MEES – Suddenly but peacefully in the care of Belford Hospital, Fort William on Thursday March 5, 2020, Agnes (Nan) Mees, aged 95 years. Funeral Service will take place on Wednesday, March 18 from Clydebank Crematorium at 1.30 p.m. All welcome, family flowers only please. Donations TBC. For any enquiries please contact John McLellan Funeral Directors on 01397 702128.
MOODY – Terence William (Terry), formerly of Kilmelford, passed away peacefully at Drumdarroch Care Home in Aberdeenshire on March 5, 2020, surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of Jennifer, devoted father of Andrew and Nichola, father-in-law of Kara. Brother of Val and uncle to Christine, Wendy, Jennifer, Ian and Christopher. A family funeral will be held in Aberdeenshire.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
CAMERON – The family of the late Catherine Brown Cameron (née MacGeachy) would like to thank everyone for the many cards and expressions of sympathy received following the recent sad loss of their mum. Heartfelt thanks to all staff of Glenaray Ward for their compassionate care and the staff of Ward 6C at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow who were exceptional. Sincere thanks to Rev Hilda Smith for her personal and uplifting service and Rev William Crossan for his service at Kilkerran, and also Ryan McGlynn for his musical accompaniment. Thanks also to Richard and staff at Kilmartin Hotel and to the Ardshiel Hotel, Campbeltown for excellent catering; to Keli MacDougall for the beautiful floral tribute, and to Roddy and Fiona of Donald MacDonald, Funeral Directors, for their professional and caring service. Finally, thank you to all who paid their last respects to Catherine at the church and graveside, especially those who travelled a great distance in difficult weather conditions. All very much appreciated by Shona, Sheena and their families. The collection for Marie Curie Mid Argyll raised £300.
MACKAY – Mary, Aulay and all the family would like to thank relatives, friends and neighbours for the many kind expressions of sympathy received on the sad loss of Margaret. Special thanks to Ward I Staff for their exceptional care of mum. Thanks to Father James for a lovely service and also the beautiful voice of Mary-Catherine. A special mention of Catriona at Hamish Hoey’s, who was an amazing support throughout all the funeral arrangements. Thanks to Petals for the stunning floral arrangements. Also many thanks to the Royal Hotel for the excellent catering. Finally, thanks to all those who paid their respects at the church and graveside and who contributed generously in memory of Margaret, to Alzheimer Scotland (Oban Resource Centre). Thank you all for the sum of £500.
MEMORIAMS
FILES – Treasured memories of Anne, who died March 13, 2019, a beloved mum, sister, sister-in-law, aunt and great-aunt.
Loved and missed every day.
– The family xx
FILES – Anne, died March 13, 2019, a dear friend.
Time may pass and fade away
But silent thoughts and memories stay.
We love and miss you.
– Marie, Emma and Maisie. x
LAFFERTY – In loving memory of our dad John Joseph, who passed away March 15, 1989.
Always in our thoughts.
– Denise and Kerry.
MACPHERSON – In loving memory of Margaret, who passed away on March 12, 2019, beloved wife, mother and gran.
Always loved and remembered.
– Alasdair, Gordon and family.
MACPHERSON – In loving memory of Sandra, died March 17, 2013.
Always in our thoughts.
– Donald and family.
NICHOLSON – In loving memory of Jessie, wife of the late Malcolm, who died March 11, 2000.
Loved and remembered every day.
– The Nicholson families.
OMAND – Treasured memories of a loving mother, mother-in-law and precious Nana
Cathie, Isle of Tiree, who sadly passed away on March 14. 2008.
Always in our thoughts.
– Rosemary, Ina, John and families Tiree, Lewis and Renfrew.