Announcements – April 9, 2020

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DEATHS
CAMERON – Rhoda. Peacefully at Gartnavel General Hospital on Monday, March 30, 2020, Rhoda, loving wife of the late Neil MacLaine Cameron, much loved mother of Catriona and Niall, dear mother-in-law to John and Linsey and beloved granny and great-granny to Katie, Claire, Gordon, Euan, Emily and Finlay. Sincere thanks to the staff of Ward 8c at Gartnavel General Hospital. In light of present circumstances a private cremation will take place. A memorial service and celebration of Rhoda’s life will be held in due course.
GRIEVE – John Crawford passed away peacefully at Etive House Care Home on April 4, 2020, after many years of ill health borne with great courage and good humour. John was beloved and loving husband of Sandra, treasured brother-in-law of Lora and Murdo, special uncle to Elaine, Lynne and Craig and good friend to many. Ex Forestry Commission. Private cremation due to current restrictions, however, a celebration of John’s life will take place at a future date.
HILL – Peacefully at home, on April 1, 2020, in his 93rd year, Archie Hill, beloved husband of Cathie, much loved dad of Catherine, a loving Seanair and great-grandad. Sadly missed.
MACLEAN – Theresa (Tobermory, Isle of Mull) sadly passed away, suddenly but peacefully, in Lorn and Islands Hospital, Oban on March 23, 2020. A loving mother, grandmother and wife to the late Donald Maclean. Due to the current circumstances a private family funeral was held on Friday, March 27. The family would like to thank everyone for their love and kindness at this time and to Billy McClymont Funeral Services and Rev Liz Gibson for their help and support.
MITCHELL – Peacefully at Etive House Care Home, Benderloch (formerly of Taynuilt), on Thursday, April 2, 2020, aged 87. Mary, dear wife to the late John Mitchell, mum to Alison and Iain, Granny and Great-Granny. Much loved by all her family and friends. A private graveside service will take place at Muckairn Cemetery for immediate family only, due to COVID 19 restrictions.
MUNRO – Margaret, died on April 6, 2020, at Lorn and Islands Hospital, Oban. Loving wife of the late Dan, mother to Donald and Sandra. Grandmother to Kirsty and Ruth, and great-grandmother to Ella and Daisy. We say a huge thank you, to ALL the healthcare workers who attended to her , in the last few weeks. A Celebration of her life, will be notified, at a later date.
PACITTI – Dorina passed away peacefully on Monday, March 30, 2020 at home, aged 87. Beloved wife, mother,
nonna, sister and aunty. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her. The family would like to sincerely thank all the medical care staff and carers who looked after her. Loved and missed so very much.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
CRONIN – Anne MacGillivray and family would like to thank friends, family and neighbours for the many cards, flowers and kind expressions of sympathy on their recent sad loss of Iain, much loved brother, uncle and grand-uncle. Iain loved being outside whether participating in sport when younger or out walking around the island in later life, observing the seasons and enjoying nature at its best. Having been received into Salen Church the evening before, the last minute change of actual service venue from Salen Church to outdoors at Pennygown Cemetery, we would hope, would be a choice he would have made himself anyway had that been available to him. Grateful thanks to Rev Liz Gibson, the Elders of Salen & Ulva Parish, Gerry and Claire of Salen Hotel and Ian MacInnes of D&A Munn for their ongoing support and assistance to accommodate the changes required at such a difficult time. Many thanks to the carers and local community nurses who supported Iain at home over the last few years and to the nurses, paramedics and support staff at Mull and Iona Community Hospital who cared for him during his last few weeks. We are especially appreciative to the Rev Liz Gibson for taking the time to visit with Iain in hospital, her heartfelt service and comforting prayers and to Ian MacInnes for his kind and professional service as provided to the family on past occasions. Finally, thanks to those who managed in the circumstances to come to pay their respects and generously donated £209 to Salen Lunch Club which will be added to a sum left in legacy by Iain. Sadly missed by all.
MACKAY – I extend my heartfelt thanks to Ward 1, Belford Hospital for the exceptional care they gave John over the last six months and also the compassion and sensitivity shown in his final days. To the Pines Medical Practice and all his home carers, friends and neighbours who were only a phone call away if needed at home. To all his visitors but especially Johnalda, Charlie, Isabel and Maria. Fr Stan for his prayers at the committal at Acharacle, Frs David, Iain and Rev. Mrs Ogg for their spiritual comfort. Undertakers J MacLellan for arranging the private funeral in such difficult circumstances. For the many phone calls, emails, cards, letters and flowers. Jessie for the beautiful floral tribute. Anna.
NICHOLSON – Margaret Nicholson and family wish to thank relatives, neighbours and friends from Oban and elsewhere for the many cards, flowers, baking and expressions of sympathy on their recent sad loss of Ian. Heartfelt thanks to those that visited and helped Ian through his recent illness, including the care team at Carr Gomm and the medical staff at Lorn and Islands Hospital (Ward I). Grateful thanks to Reverend Dugald Cameron for presiding at the burial service, to Ian MacInnes and team at D&A Munn for support and professional service and to Angela at Flower House for beautiful floral arrangements, all under difficult circumstances. A celebration of a life well lived will be held in better times.
WATT – Jeanette. The family wish to thank the following, the staff at the Belford Hospital, Dr’s Calder and Wilmington and all at Ballachulish Medical Practice, our local community nurses and carers, Macmillan and Marie Curie nurses who all gave such outstanding care and compassion to Jeanette as her illness progressed! Our NHS is truly wonderful! Duncan Gunn, Appin for his funeral services, Donald MacKinnon, Oban for his words of comfort at the Rowan’s and at St. John’s graveside service. Finally thank you to all who have phoned, sent cards and messages of sympathy and support to the family. It is our intention to hold a function in memoriam of Jeanette when current restrictions have ended at which time there will be a collection for Macmilllan nurses and Marie Curie.
MEMORIAMS
MACARTHUR – With loving memories of our mum Morag, who died April 6, 1991.
– From Neil and Lorna.
MACDONALD – In loving memory of Alister, passed away April 1, 1982 and Martha, April 13, 2003.
Time may pass and fade away
But love and memories forever stay.
– Alister and Angus, Cath and family.
MACDOUGALL – William…….we weren’t ready to say goodbye……
Time cannot heal the heartache
Or stop a silent tear
It won’t take away the memories
Of you, we loved so dear.
– Irene, Calum, Nicola and family.
McPHEE – In loving memory of my husband, father, father-in-law, and granda, Willie, who died April 8, 2005. Always in our hearts. From his wife and family at home and away. Rest in peace.
SKINNER – In ever loving memory of my dear parents Alec, who died April 7, 1977 and my mother Chrissie, who died April 3, 2004. Also my uncle Dick and aunt Ina, uncle Donald and aunt Peggy.
– From Richard, Westgrove, Crieff.