Announcements – April 23, 2020

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BIRTHS
CAIN – Stuart and Shona (from Seil and Dufftown) are delighted to welcome their baby daughter, Isla Leith Cain, born in Vancouver on February 11, 2020. A beautiful new granddaughter for both families, who are looking forward to meeting her.
CATHRO – Ben and Catriona (née MacKenzie) are delighted to welcome their baby son, Jack MacKenzie Cathro, born on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020 in Ninewells Hospital, Dundee; good news in troubled times and a beautiful new grandson for both families.
DEATHS
BARCLAY – Iris, (Kinlochleven), passed away peacefully at Abbeyfield Care Home, Ballachulish, on April 19, 2020, aged 91. Dear wife of the late Dennis Barclay. Due to current restrictions a private graveside service will take place.
CAMERON – Peacefully at his home is Kimberling City, Missouri, on April 14, 2020, Norman, aged 78, loving husband of Josie, son of the late John and Mary Cameron, Branault, Ardnamurchan. Loving brother of Liz, Hugh, Kirsty and Donald and the late Allan and Mary. Brother-in-law, uncle and great-uncle. Sadly missed by all. Cremation in Missouri with ashes to be returned to Ardnamurchan at a later date.
DOW – Marion (née Morgan). Peacefully at Wyndford Locks Care Home, Glasgow, on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, age 83 years. Former District Nurse and Midwife. Much loved wife of David, wonderful mother to Jean, Maureen and Duncan. A loving sister to Fergus, and adored Gran to Iona, Hannah and Innes. Sadly missed by all who knew her.
KELLY – Peacefully on Saturday, April 11, 2020, aged 86 years, Ruth, beloved wife of the late Hugh, much loved mum of Fiona, Morag and Calum and dear grandmother of Siobhan. Due to current circumstances the funeral will be private.

MACCOLL – Peacefully at home on April 17, 2020, in his 80th year, Allan, dear husband of Mary, beloved father of Allan, Iain and Kirsteen. A much respected father-in-law of Allison, Anne Marie and Jack, adored Papa to his eight grandchildren, Emma, Allan, Donald Allan, Iain, Mairi, Charlotte, Seaumas and Khirsty. Cherished brother of Ewen and the late Donald, Iain and Charlie and a dear brother-in-law and uncle. Will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.
MACMILLAN – William (Bill). Peacefully, at the Lorn and Islands Hospital, on April 14, 2020, after a courageous fight against illness. Loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother. All family and friends will be invited to a memorial service for Bill, at a later date.
PARTRIDGE – Norah Grant (née Ledingham). Peacefully in her 97th year on April 11, 2020 at North Argyll Eventide Home, Oban. A much loved mum and grannie. A private graveside service will take place at Kinlochmore Cemetery for immediate family only on April 23. Norah’s family wish to thank all the staff at North Argyll for their care and attention over the last two years; also the many neighbours and friends who have supported her since her move to Oban.
SINCLAIR – Peacefully at her home, surrounded by her loving family, on April 20, 2020, Sheila Sinclair, née Ferguson, in her 88th year, of 7 Highbank Park, Lochgilphead. Beloved wife of the late Nicol Sinclair. Much loved mother of Lilia, Peter, Anita, Duncan, Nicol and Fergus. Adored granny to her nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Dearly loved sister of the late Betty and Hugh Ferguson. A loving aunt, great-aunt and cousin to all the family. A good friend and neighbour to many. A private family service was held at Achnabreac Cemetery. Will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
GRIEVE – Sandra would like to express her thanks, following the sad loss of John, to Rev. Dugald Cameron for support and the family service, doctors, nurses, and staff at Lorn Medical Centre, community nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, Lorn and Islands Hospital, Carr Gomm, Crossroads, Carers Centre, Red Cross, Lynnside Day Centre, Friendship Club and Etive House Care Home for the love and attention given to John. Thanks to Catriona and staff at Hamish Hoey and Sons for guiding us through the funeral arrangements. Thanks for all the cards, letters, phone calls, other expressions of sympathy and offers of support which have been very much appreciated. I would also like to thank my family at Kilsyth especially my sister Lora and her husband Murdo and the many friends who have been a great support over the years, going out with us for coffees and lunches which John loved. Please everyone keep safe and keep well. God bless you all.
MUNRO – The family of the late Margaret, wish to thank neighbours and friends near and far, for their kind messages of sympathy. Thanks to the Reverend Dugald Cameron for his spiritual comfort and graveside service. Thank you to all the NHS staff who treated Margaret over the years, both in the community and the hospital. Special thanks to Ian MacInnes of D & A Munn for his personal attention and advice.
MEMORIAMS
BROWN – Precious memories of a dear wife and mother Rena, who died April 26, 2013.
Every day in some small way
Memories of you come our way
Though absent, you are always near
Still missed, loved and always dear
– Donald, Colin, Donna and families.
BUCHANAN – In loving memory of my dear husband Willie Buchanan who passed away on April 23, 2011. Sorely missed by Ann, his mother Molly and all of his Morar and Connel family, who love and remember him still, every day.
MACINTYRE – In loving memory of our dear mum, mother-in-law, granny and great-granny, Rachel, who died April 21, 2016.
Your presence we miss
Your memory we treasure
Loving you always
Forgetting you never xx
– Neil, Jennifer, Charles and families.
MACKAY – In loving memory of my son Derek, who died April 18, 2019.
Loved and remembered every day.
– Mum.
MACLEAN – In loving memory of our dear brother Eric, who passed away on April 25, 2019.
Dear Eric
If there was a Stairway to Heaven
We would climb it every day
To meet you on The Other Side
On The Long and Winding Road
To that Champagne Supernova in the Sky
We would bring Cigarettes and Alcohol
To the Jokerman who loved to Rock and Roll
Then the Hardest Part would be
To Say Hello and Wave Goodbye
Eric we love and miss you so much, you are never far from our thoughts.
– Love from Irene, Doreen, Jacqueline and the late Douglas xxx
PURDEN – Precious memories of our son Angus, who left us April 22, 1998.
They say that hearts don’t really break, my God that’s not true
The day you took our son away, you broke our hearts in two
If tears could build a stairway and memories could build a lane
We would come to Heaven and bring you home again
The tears in our eyes we can wipe away
But the pain in our hearts is here to stay.
Love you always Angus
– Mum, Dad, Frances and Andrew xxx
ROBERTSON – Remembering my cousin John (Lochaline), who died April 28, 2008.
– Catherine, Stonehaven.
STEELE – Precious memories of our sister Morven, who died April 20, 1984.
– Morag and Alan.
STEWART – In loving memory of a dear father and grandfather, Jimmy, who died April 25, 1989.
Gone are the days we used to share
But in our hearts you are always there.
– Catherine, Kenneth, Margaret & families.
SWAINSON – Mum.
She was a mother so very rare
Content in her home and always there
On Earth she toiled in Heaven she rests
God bless you mother
You were the best.
You will always be our hero
Thank God you are wind beneath our wings
We miss you so much.
Back in daddy’s arms.
– Marie and Jacqueline.