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FORBES – Peacefully at home with her family, on April 6, 2020, age 61 years, Margaret (née Stewart), much loved mum, granny and sister. Sadly missed by all who knew her. A memorial service for Margaret will be held when the current restrictions are lifted.
HENDERSON – Catherine Elizabeth Henderson, age 89, Former Health Visitor and Nursing Officer, Lochaber, passed away peacefully into the presence of the Lord on April 13, 2020 in the RNI, Inverness. Beloved mother of Donald and loving mother-in-law of Anne. Adored grandmother of Stuart, Alasdair, and Mairi-Anne and loving great-grandmother of Finn, Megan and Joshua. “For me to live is Christ and to die is gain”. Arrangements by William T. Fraser and Son, Culduthel Road, Inverness.
MACCALLUM – Suddenly on April 5, 2020, Dougie MacCallum passed away peacefully at the Lorn and Islands Hospital. The family send their love and thanks to all the staff at the hospital for their care and attention. A wonderful father to Amanda, David, Susan and son-in-law Ashley, a loving generous papa, brother-in-law, uncle and father-in-law. He will be greatly missed by all.
MACCUISH – Flora (née MacIntyre) formerly of Eriskay. Passed away peacefully at Greenfield Park Care Home, Glasgow on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, loving wife of the late Norman MacCuish, much loved sister-in-law to Effie, Anne and John Angus. Much loved auntie and great-auntie and good friend to many. A memorial service and celebration of Flora’s life will be held in due course.
MACLEAN – Niall Iain, aged 91 years, died peacefully on April 8, 2020, at Mid Argyll Hospital, Lochgilphead, after a short illness. A loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, sadly missed. A private family committal will take place at Glen Shira Cemetery. With grateful thanks to doctors and nursing staff, for their loving kindness and unfailing attention.
ROBB – Suddenly but peacefully at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary on April 2, 2020, aged 86 years, James Robb, Lochdon, Isle of Mull. Loving husband of Julie, dear father of Julie and Hamish and father-in-law of Geoff and Lisa. Much loved Grampa Mull to Cameron and Emilie. Sadly missed by all his family and friends. Funeral service was held at Balure Cemetery, Isle of Mull on Wednesday, April 15, 2020.
SCOTT – Peacefully at Lorn and Islands Hospital, Oban on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, Jessie (McKinney), beloved wife of the late Jimmy, dear mother of James and Adrian, much loved mother-in-law, sister, auntie and a dear friend to many. Devoted granny to James, Lee-Ann and Claire and much loved great-granny to Charlie, Savannah, Ryan and Rachel. The family would like to thank ward B for their exceptional care of Jessie. A special word of thanks to NHS staff for their care and comfort everywhere. May Jessie Rest in Peace. A memorial service and celebration of Jessie’s life will be held in due course.
TAYLOR – In loving memory of Alfie Taylor who passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at Etive House Care Home, Benderloch. Beloved husband to Ann, father to Christopher and Carol, father-in-law to Claire and Angus. Adored by his grandchildren Ashleigh, Isla, Libby and Fraser. Brother to Ann, Irene, Harry, Gladys and Angus. You will be forever missed and your fun memories shared by all.
THOMSON – Peacefully at home, after an illness borne bravely, on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020, Hector Bruce Thomson, aged 75 years, of The Anchorage, Ardpatrick by Tarbert. Beloved husband of Elaine and of the late Betty; cherished father of Graeme, Andrew and Suzanne, and dear step father of Gaener and Karen. A much respected father-in-law of Amanda, Tara, Gavin and Fraser. Dearly loved grandfather of Kristofer, Scott, Shaun, Calum, Erin and Eadie, and proud great-grandfather of Mia. A dear brother, uncle and cousin to all the family. In line with current regulations, a private funeral service will be held at Carrick Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
WALKER – Peacefully, at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, on April 9, 2020, Anne Walker (née Kennedy), aged 84 years, Riverside Road, Kinlochleven. Much loved wife of the late Willie, Mum to Diane, Vicki and Derek, and Granny to Erin, Max, Iona, Alex, Abby and Catherine. A private graveside service will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2020, 2 p.m. at St. John’s Graveyard, Ballachulish. A celebration of her life will be arranged at a later date. Arrangements by Manson & MacBeath.
CAMPBELL – The family of the late Ruby Campbell would like to take this opportunity to thank the following for their outstanding professional care, love and yes, humour while treating Ruby through her illness. All the wonderful staff at Oban, Lorn and Islands hospital. In particular staff in wards A and B, the Macmillan Day Ward, Ancillary Staff and the Oncology Department. The staff of Taynuilt and Connel medical practices, district nurses and the daily carers who brightened up Ruby’s day with humour, professionalism and respect for her dignity. The Marie Curie nurses Amanda O’Donnell and Janine Johnston. Catriona and staff at Hamish Hoey and Son, whose job has been so difficult with the Government restrictions. Council staff and Reverend Tom Telfer for his beautiful graveside service and committal. The family sincerely thank you all from the bottom of our broken hearts.
MACLELLAN – Fiona and family of the late Michael MacLellan thank most sincerely relatives, friends and neighbours for all the cards, flowers, messages and home baking following their recent loss. Many thanks to Catriona and everyone at Hamish Hoey’s for their caring and professional service and special thanks to Canon James MacNeil for a memorable and fitting service. Thanks to John Joe MacNeil for amazing music and to Mary Catherine and Lovisa for beautiful singing, also Kenny McLeod for his recording of the service and Gavin MacMillan for his pipe tunes at the church and graveside. Thanks to Petals of Oban for the beautiful flowers and to the Royal Hotel for their excellent catering. Finally a huge thank you to all who travelled from near and far to attend Michael’s service and graveside and donated generously to the retiral collection for The Maxie Richards Foundation which raised £1,100. God bless you all.
MITCHELL – Alison and Iain and their families would like to thank all relatives and friends for their kind expressions of sympathy in their recent loss of their mum, Mary. We would also like to express heartfelt gratitude to all the doctors, nurses, carers and friends, who supported mum through her illness over the years and to all the staff who looked after her so well in her latter years at Etive House Care Home. Thanks also to Rev. Telfour and D & A Munn Ltd.
SCOULAR – Karen, Johnny and all the family wish to sincerely thank all who have offered such kind expressions of sympathy following the loss of our dear Dad, Alistair. Special thanks to John McLellan Funeral Directors for their assistance and professionalism, to the Rev. Donald McCorkindale for a comforting family service, and to Eilish Brown for making our beautiful family wreaths. Finally, thank you to all those who kept us in their thoughts despite being unable to attend the funeral due to current restrictions. All cards, letters, phone calls, flowers and messages received have been of great comfort to us all, and we are so grateful to everyone for their kindness. All family and friends will be invited to join us at a memorial service to celebrate Dad’s life at a later date.
JOHNSTON – John Harry Trivett, April 22, 2015.
The pain of losing you never goes away
We love and miss you more every day
Sleep easy John Boy.
– Mum, Dad, Janine, Eilidh, Kenny, Lois, Halle and Kenneth xxx
MACDONALD – Precious memories of my darling husband Archie, who passed away April 15, 2017.
We never part from those we love
No distance can divide
In memory’s garden day by day
We walk side by side.
Until we meet again, rest in peace.
God bless and love you always.
– From your loving wife Eileen.
MACDONALD – In loving memory of our darling dad and papa, who passed away April 15, 2017.
In laughter and in sorrow
In sunshine and in rain
We know you’re watching over us
Until we meet again
– Brian, Anne, Marie, Eileen, grandchildren and great grandchildren. xx
MACINTYRE – In memory of our dear parents, Duncan, who passed away on December 19, 1981 and Betsy, who passed away on April 16, 1988.
Your life was love and labour
Your love for your family true
You did your best for all of us
We will always remember you.
– Inserted by the family, late of Kilvaree Farm, Connel, latterly of Cruachan, Strathyre, Perthshire.
SHAW – Treasured memories of Willie, a dearly loved husband, dad, father-in-law and papa, who died April 19, 2019.
Gu Brath Nar Cridhe
– Rhona, William, Ailsa and family.