Announcements – April 30, 2020

Want to read more?

At the start of the pandemic in March we took the decision to make online access to our news free of charge by taking down our paywall. At a time where accurate information about Covid-19 was vital to our community, this was the right decision – even though it meant a drop in our income. In order to help safeguard the future of our journalism, the time has now come to reinstate our paywall, However, rest assured that access to all Covid related news will still remain free.

To access all other news will require a subscription, as it did pre-pandemic. The good news is that for the whole of December we will be running a special discounted offer to get 3 months access for the price of one month. Thank you for supporting us during this incredibly challenging time.

We value our content and access to our full site is only available with a  subscription. Your subscription entitles you to 7-day-a-week access to our website, plus a full digital copy of that week’s paper to read on your pc/mac or mobile device.  In addition, your subscription includes access to digital archive copies from 2006 onwards.

Just want to read one issue? No problem you can subscribe for just one week (or longer if you wish).

Already a subscriber?


Subscribe Now

CLARK – Suddenly but peacefully at home, Steven Arthur, age 43 years. Much loved son of Arthur and Wilma and brother of Shona. Steven will leave a huge gap in the lives of our family and his many friends. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.
COKE – Andrew. Beloved husband to Jean, devoted father to Catriona and Gillian, father-in-law to Lorne and Terry, papa to Morvern and Rory, died peacefully on April 20, 2020 in Belford Hospital after a brief illness. Funeral was held on April 23 in private due to current Government restrictions. Thanks to all who paid their respects as the cortege passed through the village, this was very much appreciated by the family. A memorial service may be held at a later date.
GARABET – Suddenly at Lorn and Islands Hospital, Oban on Saturday April 25, 2020, in his 82nd year, Dr Ghazi George Garabet, former Consultant Geriatrician at Dalintart Hospital and Lorn and Islands Hospital, Oban. He leaves behind his grieving wife of almost 50 years, Marilyn and their loving son Paul. A private funeral will take place in line with the current guidelines. A requiem mass will be celebrated as soon as circumstances allow, to which all colleagues, friends and neighbours will be invited.
MACRAE – Peacefully on Friday, April 24, 2020, in the loving care of the devoted staff of Memory Lane, Highview House, Inverness, Marion Anne MacRae in her 93rd year.
Formerly of Spean Bridge and Knoydart. Beloved wife of the late George. Adored mother, mother-in-law, granny and great-granny, much loved sister, sister-in-law, auntie, great-auntie and a friend to many. Sorely missed and forever loved by her family. Due to current restrictions, funeral private. Arrangements by Manson and MacBeath, Fort William.
MACDIARMID – Donald Macdiarmid, aged 69 years, passed away peacefully on April 18, 2020 at his home in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada after a short illness. Formerly of 66 Newvalley, Isle of Lewis and Glasgow, beloved son of the late Peigi and Calum Macdiarmid (Lewis and Mull), devoted partner of Laura, doting father of Aileen, father-in-law of Nolan, brother of Anne, brother-in-law of Euan, uncle, cousin and great friend. Sadly missed.
MCNEILL – Mollie McNeill, Torr-Na-Faire, Lochaline, passed away on April 16, 2020, aged 84, after a long illness. Wife of the late Ian McNeill and much loved mum, gran, auntie and friend. The funeral was held in private at Kiel Cemetery, Lochaline.
NEAL – On Saturday, April 18, 2020, in her 73rd year, Gwyneth, beloved wife of the late Tony Neal, much loved mum of Dave and Robert and loving grandmother to Kieran and Olivia. A celebration of Gwyneth’s life will be held as soon as it is safe to do so.
MACCOLL – Mary and the family of the late Allan would like to thank sincerely, all relatives, friends and neighbours for the beautiful flowers, cards, letters, messages, phone calls and home baking received at this sad time. We are so grateful for the kind offers of help which have been much appreciated and for those who could not attend the funeral due to current restrictions but were thinking about us at the time. Our thanks go to the doctors and staff at Glen Mor Medical Practice for their care and attention over many years and also to Julie Corner Cardiac Nurse Practitioner. We thank John and staff at McLellan Funeral Directors for their kindly, efficient handling of the arrangements. Heartfelt thanks are due to the Rev. R. MacLeod, Glasgow for the beautiful service of worship in Glen Nevis and to all dear friends who were upholding us in prayer. “When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” – Psalm 61: 2
MACMILLAN – Margaret would like to express sincere thanks to relatives, friends and neighbours, for the many kind expressions of sympathy by way of cards, flowers and telephone calls. Grateful thanks to Ian MacInnes at D & A Munn for his sensitive and caring funeral arrangements. To Rev. D. Cameron for his comforting service at the graveside.
BLACK – Precious memories of my dear husband Donnie, who passed away on April 26, 2016. Loving dad of Carol and Andrew, dear grandfather and great-grandfather. We think about you every day.
– Inserted by his loving wife Jean.
DRUMMOND – In loving memory of Ian, passed away May 2, 2013, dear husband of Joan. Forever in my heart.
DRUMMOND – In loving memory of Frankie, passed away May 4, 2019.
As we loved you, so we miss you
In our memory you are near
Bringing many a silent tear
Loved, remembered, longed for always.
– Anne-Marie and family at home and away.
KERR – Precious memories of our darling son, brother, brother-in-law and uncle Jamie, who died April 30, 2015, age 25.
Lots of love Mum, Dad, John, Danielle, Jack, Olivia, Amanda, David, Jordan and Ashleigh xxx
Our lives will never be the same again.
MACKAY – In loving memory of Archie, died April 11, 1998.
Always in our thoughts.
– Families Inveraray and Canada.
MACKECHNIE – Treasured memories of our dear parents, John Angus, who died April 29, 1972 and Catherine McCallum, who died March 6, 1953.
Time may pass and fade away
But silent thoughts and memories stay.
– Inserted by their loving family.
McGILLIVRAY – Treasured memories of a dear husband, Don, who died May 3, 2016.
The rolling stream of life rolls on
But still the empty chair
Recalls the love, the voice, the smile
Of the one who once sat there.
– Sheena and family, Fort William.
TAYLOR – Remembering always with love my darling husband William, who passed away May 5, 1992.
In my heart your memory lingers
Sweetly tender, fond and true
There is not a day that passes
That I do not think of you.
Love you forever.
– Violet.
TAYLOR – Cherished memories of a loving dad and grandpa, William, who passed away on May 5, 1992.
Dad had a nature you could not help loving
And a heart purer than gold
And to those you knew and loved him
His memory will never grow old.
– Tony, Shaun, Steven and families.