Announcements – June 18, 2020

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BIRTH
BROOKS – In Seattle, on June 7, 2020, to Louise (née Huntington) and Nick, a son and daughter, Alfie Peter and Skye Iris.
DEATHS
CAMPBELL – Mary Kate, née MacKinnon, formerly of Eriskay, passed away peacefully at Taigh a’ Chridhe Uile Naomh, South Uist on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, aged 89 years. Beloved wife of the late Duncan, much loved mother of Neilina, Mary, John, Raebelle, Pene, Iagan, Andrew, Calum and the late Neil. Devoted granny and great-granny. Loved and missed forever more.
COLTART – Peacefully, at Raigmore Hospital on Saturday, June 6, 2020, Christine Coltart, aged 67 years, beloved partner of George, devoted mum of Robbie and Donna, Barry and Heidi and Callum and Karen, cherished granny and nanny of Jamie, Rebecca, Meghan and Robbie. Funeral ceremony was held in private, on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at Inverness Crematorium. A celebration of Christine’s life will be held at a later date. Enquiries to Greenlees & Son, Kilmallie Road, Caol. Tel: 01397 719600
HOWARD – Peacefully at Eadar Glinn Care Home, Oban on June 6, 2020, in her 95th year, Bernadette (Birdie), beloved wife of the late Bernard Howard, dearly loved mother of Phil and Jacqui. Sorely missed.
KENNEDY – Peacefully, at home on Thursday, June 11, 2020, Grace Kennedy, aged 81 years, a loving mum of Derek, Colin and Peter, much loved mother-in-law of Kate, Leslie and Karen, devoted gran and nana of Anna, Sorcha, Isla, Samuel, Craig and Alice. Grace was laid to rest beside her beloved husband Alexander (Sandy) at Kilmallie Cemetery. Special thanks to Fr. David for his visitations, uplifting and reassuring words. Enquiries to Greenlees & Son, Kilmallie Road, Caol PH33 7AR.
MACDONALD – Peacefully at home, on June 14, 2020, surrounded by her family, after a long battle with illness, fought with such dignity and courage, Margaret, in her 72nd year, much loved mum of John and Fay, a dear sister, loving mother-in-law of Niall, devoted and precious granny to Kirstyn, Jamie, Erin and Amy. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, all friends and neighbours are invited to pay their last respects as the hearse leaves her home address in Dunbeg around 12.20 p.m. on Thursday (today), June 18, 2020 and makes its way to Oban, through Argyll Square into Station Road, then onto Pennyfuir Cemetery, for a private family graveside service.
MACDONALD – John (Jock), peacefully at home in Duror following a short illness (formerly of 8 Lorn Drive, Glencoe) on Sunday, June 14, 2020, aged 94. Beloved husband of the late Alice (MacKenzie), loved dad of Ella and Angus, father-in-law of Sandy and Elaine, much loved grandpa to John, Ewen and May. Loved great-grandpa of Shannon, Sinead, Cameron, Campbell, Mia, Harry and Josh. Interment at Duror Cemetery on Thursday, June 18 at 1pm under current Covid-19 restrictions.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
CRAWFORD – The family of Amy Crawford would like to thank everyone for all messages of support and sympathy. To all who paid their respects on her final journey to Achnabreac. Special thanks to Pastor Ryan Taylor for his comforting graveside service. The firm of Donald McDonald for their efficient and professional conduct shown. Morna for beautiful floral tributes. Thank you to all NHS staff and care teams involved in recent times. A very special thanks to all Ardfenaig staff for their excellent care and compassion shown to Amy in her final weeks.
GILLIES – The family of the late Cathie Gillies would like to thank all friends, colleagues and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy following their recent sad loss. Thanks also to Rev. Ian Miller for conducting the funeral service and to Duncan Gunn for funeral arrangements. We would also like to thank staff at North Argyll House, Oban Social Work department, Lorn Medical Centre, Torosay Court along with friends and carers who helped look after Mum over the last few years.
McALLISTER – Kenneth, James and the family of the late Donald McAllister would like to thank all relations, friends and neighbours for their many kind expressions of sympathy and support following their sad loss. Our grateful thanks to the doctors, district nurses and staff of the Lochgilphead Medical Centre. Also the staff and carers at Caledonia Court. Sincere thanks to all the staff at Ardfenaig Care Home for their kindness and exceptional care which was greatly appreciated. A special thanks to the Rev Hilda Smith for a comforting service and to Donald MacDonald Funeral Directors for all the arrangements.
NICOLSON – Margaret, Janet and family wish to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for the many kind expressions of sympathy, flowers, cards and phone calls following the loss of our dad Donald (Nicky). Also thank you to Dugald Cameron for his kind works at the graveside and to Hamish Hoey & Son for their caring and efficient services. Finally thank you for the kind donations to North Argyll Diabetic Group.
SERVANT – The family of the late Jessie would like to thank most sincerely all family, friends and neighbours for the kind messages of sympathy, cards, and flowers and for the support shown on the day of the funeral. Special thanks to Altje of Macmillan nurses and Susan, community nursing for all care and attention. Rev Tom Telfer for his comforting service, Ian McInnes of D&A Munn Funeral Directors for their caring and excellent funeral arrangements at such difficult times and to Eilidh for the beautiful flowers.
MEMORIAMS
CAMERON – Precious memories of our dear mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Bella, passed away June 19, 2019.
We can’t have old days back,
When we were all together,
But secret tears and loving thoughts,
Will be with us forever.
– Brandon, Ann, Cameron, Terri, Arthur, Harry, Arran and Angharad.
Precious and loving memories of a great mum, granny and great-granny.
– John, Linda, Iain, Marion and family.
Treasured memories of a lovely mother, mother-in-law and nana.
One year has passed since that sad day,
You closed your eyes and drifted away,
Left us quietly without a fuss,
And broke the hearts of all of us.
– Calum, Sandra, Blair and Cara.
Memories of our beloved mother, mother-in-law, nana and great-nana.
You were always true and patient,
Through the years you struggled on,
And those hands that rest forever,
Made the home that now
is gone.
– Rachel, Gordon and family.
CAMPBELL – Precious memories of our dear parents, grandparents and in-laws, Angus D, who died April 27, 1981, Marion L, on June 19, 2007, and our sisters and aunties, Lexy Donaldson, on July 27, 1989 and Jessie MacKellar, on November 20, 2019.
Loved and greatly missed.
– The families, Bunessan, Mull and away.
MACCOLL – In loving memory of Kathie, devoted mum and mum-in-law, who died June 20, 2013.
Those we love don’t go away.
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear.
– Elspeth and Billy.

MACINNES – In loving memory of my dear husband Jackie, who died June 16, 2016.
Treasured memories.
– Marina.
POWER – Loving memories of Heckie, died June 6, 1988.
Remembering you on Father’s Day
Forget me not you used to say.
– With love from Marian, Diane and Eileen.
Also remembering your parents Mary and Dan, late of Lundavara Road, Fort William and his brothers John and James. Rest peacefully.
REECE – Cherished memories of Alec, devoted husband, dad and pappy, who died June 20, 2002 and Catherine, who died on September 1, 2009.
Greatly missed but our love and memories ever strong and clear.
– Sandy, Kathleen and families.
SUTHERLAND – Ray.
No longer in our lives to share,
But in our hearts, you’re always there.
In remembrance.
– His family x