Announcements – June 25, 2020

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LANGFORD – On June 9, 2020 at Ninewells, Dundee, to Dr Julia (née Macleod) and Simon, a daughter, Olive Grace, a sister for Harry.
JOHNSTONE – Peacefully at home on June 9, 2020, aged 57 years, Neil Ferguson Johnstone, a dearly loved son, brother, father, father-in-law, grandfather, uncle and friend to many. A private funeral service has taken place in accordance with current restrictions.
RUTH – Peacefully at Oakview Nursing Home in Glasgow on June 22, 2020, Hannah (Anna) formerly of Albany Street, Oban, much loved sister, aunt and friend to many. Rest in Peace Hannah. Thank you to all the staff at Oakview for their exceptional care and attention.
TOPPING – Peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loving family, aged 80 years, Peter David Topping, beloved husband of Barbara, dearly loved dad of Sue and Pam, respected father-in-law of Frank and loving grandpa of Lucy. Much loved and sorely missed. A private family funeral will be held in accordance with the current guidelines.
CLARK – The family of the late Margaret MacLean Clark (née Campbell) would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for the many kind expressions of sympathy, flowers, cards and telephone calls following their recent sad loss and all who paid their respects on her final journey from Dalintart Drive to Pennyfuir Cemetery. Special thanks to Reverend Ken Hunter for his comforting graveside service, Hamish Hoey and Sons for funeral arrangements and piper Niall Jordan. Thanks to Lynette at Petals of Oban for floral tributes. We would also like to thank Lorn Medical Centre and Careplus staff for their care and compassion shown to Mum in her final weeks.
KENNEDY – The family of Grace Kennedy would like to thank everyone for their kind messages of support, sympathy, flowers and cards, and to all who paid their respects on her final journey to Kilmallie. Thanks to Father David for his comforting graveside service and to Scott Greenlees for being so caring and efficient. Thank you to the Macmillan nurses, Dr Pooleman and the community nurses for their support throughout Grace’s illness. Finally, thank you to Castle Care for their kind and compassionate care in Grace’s final weeks.
MACDONALD – John, Fay and family wish to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for the many comforting expressions of sympathy and support, flowers, messages, cards and phone calls following the loss of our mum Margaret and to everyone who paid their last respects on her final journey to Pennyfuir. Our grateful thanks to the doctors and nurses on Ward B who looked after our mum so well. Special thanks to Father James for always being a source of comfort to our mum and family and for his graveside service. Thanks to Lynette from Petals of Oban for the beautiful floral tributes. Grateful thanks to Ian MacInnes, D & A Munns for his kind, respectful and professional service. Finally, to the community nurses Gill, Maree, Catherine, Gaynor, Sedona and Lynne and the NHS carers Cara, Teenie, Roseann and Linda who showed endless kindness, compassion and exceptional support to our mum and family, we are forever grateful.
MACKINNON – Mary and family of the late Duncan would like to thank all friends, relatives and neighbours for their lovely cards, flowers and messages of support and for those that paid their respects at the roadside. Thank you to Dr Grose, all of the staff at the Macmillan Day Bed Unit and Community Nursing Team and Louise at the occupational therapy department who took such wonderful care of Duncan during his illness. Thank you also to the Rev Tom Telfer for his comforting graveside service, Ian MacInnes and staff at D & A Munn for their care and attention with the funeral arrangements and to Ishbel, Lorna and Jane for their kind help on the day of the funeral.
McMILLAN – Ann Ross McMillan (née Lawrie). Ann lived a fulfilling life and was actively involved in various voluntary organisations: namely, Girl Guiding in earlier years; and, for many years can be remembered providing first aid cover at numerous events. Above all though, Ann was unique; a kind and gentle lady who was always smiling and touched many hearts. As a family we would like to thank all the professionals and services that enabled my beloved wife, our special Mum and Grandma, to spend her last days at home. To Castle Care, we are indebted to you all; the care, dignity, and respect that you have shown Ann will be forever cherished. Julie Gibb and Sandra Leslie, we take comfort that you were with Ann when she passed; and Seonaid MacNally (Hope), your presence as the end neared was unique given our many wonderful memories. The professionalism and thoughtfulness shown by MacLellan Funeral Directors was exceptional (special acknowledgement to Amanda Wood); and the magnificent flower display provided by McDonald Bros a vibrant and beautiful tribute to Ann’s life. We also thank everyone for their kind messages, cards, and gifts. As Ann made her final journey through Corpach and Caol, we deeply appreciate the many friends, neighbours and acquaintances who paid their respects.
Look beyond the empty chair
To know a life well spent
Look beyond the solitude
To days of true content
Cherish in your broken heart
Each moment gladly shared
And feel the touch of memory
Beyond the empty chair.
From Billy, Heather, Kenny, Fiona, Alan, Ross, Fiona, Isla and Kieran.
WARNOCK – Dunrina and family would like to sincerely thank relatives, friends and neighbours for all of their messages, cards, flowers, phone calls and kind expressions of sympathy on the loss of Jim. We would also like to thank Craig Nevis surgery staff for their care and attention; to Dr Lindemann, district nurses Jane and Shona for their kindness and care shown towards Jim; to the staff at Boots pharmacy; to Manson and MacBeath Funeral Directors for the kindness, help and guidance at a very difficult time; to Alison Stewart for her comforting service and to McDonald Bros for the beautiful flowers.
CAMERON – In loving memory of my dear mother Mary, who died June 25, 2015.
Also remembering loved ones before and after.
Never more than a thought away,
Loved and remembered every day.
– From her loving daughter Margaret.
FERGUSON – In loving memory of Donnie, who died June 26, 2004. A dearly loved husband and Dad who is in our hearts forever.
– Ann, John, David, Lorne and the family.
LAWRIE – John W (Ian), who passed away June 27, 2019.
In thankful and loving remembrance of a very dear husband, dad, father-in-law and granda.
So many happy memories of Ian, always treasured forever within all our hearts.
Very sadly missed.
– Helen and all the family.
MACGILLIVRAY – In loving memory of my dear husband Duncan, father, father-in-law and granddad who died June 27, 1998.
Forever in our thoughts
– Your loving wife Flora and family.
MACPHEE – Treasured memories of my dear mother Marion Lawrie, who passed away June 21, 1992.
Forever in our hearts you’ll stay
Loved and remembered every day.
– From Dugald, Janis and family.
STEWART – In loving memory of a dear mother and granny, Nan, who died June 25, 2002.
Gone are the days we used to share,
But in our hearts you are always there.
– Catherine, Kenneth, Margaret and families.