Announcements – July 9, 2020

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MACDONALD – Hugh Alexander, late of Caol and Fort William, passed away recently in Hempstead, Kent. Dearly beloved husband of Brenda, his devoted wife for fifty three years and adored son of the late Veena and Jackie (ex Macbraynes driver) of Fort William. Cherished brother of Liz and treasured dad of Alison and Iain and doting grandad (Abuelo) to his vivacious Nieta (granddaughter) Karla. Much respected brother-in-law to John (JC) and dear son-in-law to Alan (Yardie) his dearest and loving family friend Jorge from Albufeira is remembered with much affection. Although Hugh did not live in Scotland during his adult life, his heart will forever remain in the Highlands. Hugh’s departure has left a huge hole in our lives but leaves many fun-filled memories to be shared by all. A private funeral will be held near his home in Kent.

MACGILLIVRAY – Peacefully at Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley, Catherine (Cathie), of Lochgoilhead and Acharacle on June 29, 2020, aged 91 years. Dear sister to Nan and much loved auntie to all her nieces and nephews.

NICHOL – Peacefully on July 1, 2020, Mary, aged 75 years, of Clarkston and Kintra, Mull. Daughter of the late Aliena and John McCallum. Beloved wife of Jim, much loved mother to Catriona and Lorna. Devoted gran to Myles, Alex, Lucy and Jamie. Dear mother-in-law to Ken and Euan. Interment, Mearns Cemetery, East Renfewshire.

MANSON – Margaret (née Aitchison), aged 97, from Mallaig, died peacefully in the tender care of Abbeyfield House, Ballachulish on Saturday, July 4, 2020. A much loved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Beloved wife of the late William John Manson MBE. The funeral will take place at the Old Morar Cemetery on Wednesday, July 15 at 2.00pm, in accordance with current restrictions.


ROSS – Ian Ross (Ninnie), Wendy, Susan-Jane, Pamela and Judith would like to express their heartfelt thanks to all relatives, friends, Railway Club Bowlers, and neighbours for the many expressions of sympathy and support on the sad passing of Helen Ross. The family would also like to express their appreciation to Tweevddale Surgery, the GPs and the district nurses who enabled Helen to pass in her own home surrounded by her family. Sincere thanks also to Manson & MacBeath Funeral Directors and Reverend Richard Baxter for their care and professionalism during this difficult time. A total of £1,270 was raised for Macmillan Nurses Lochaber in Helen’s memory.

TINDALL – The family of Maurice Tindall would like to thank all the relatives, friends and neighbours for all the kind messages of sympathy, cards, flowers, baking and phone calls following our very sad loss of a loving husband, dear father and devoted papa. Special thanks to Rev. James Beaton for the comforting words at the graveside and to Catriona Hoey for all her help with the funeral arrangements at this difficult time. A special thanks to all staff at Lorn and Islands Hospital and Eader Glinn for the great care they all gave to Maurice.


BROWN – Treasured memories of wonderful parents, dad Lachlan, died July 2, 1972, mam Annie, died July 4, 2002.
Those we love don’t go away
They walk beside us every day.
– Their loving daughter Christina, grandchildren Alison and Ewan, Dunoon, Devon and USA.

CAMPBELL – In loving memory of our dear mum and granny, Mary Campbell, passed away July 6, 1998.
Memories of you are fondly kept,
Someone too special to ever forget.
– Your loving daughter Kay, and grandchildren Duncan and Caroline.

MACDONALD – Loving memories of Ruth, died July 8, 2019. Precious memories of a loving wife, mum and granny.
One year has passed since that sad day,
You closed your eyes then drifted away,
Left us quietly without a fuss,
Which broke the hearts of all of us.
– John, Frances, Marie and grandchildren x

MACKAY – In loving memory of our dear mother Annie, died July 6, 1998.
Always in our thoughts.
– Family Inveraray and Canada.

MACLELLAN – In loving of my dear brother James, who died on July 4, 2017, dear uncle and godfather.
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.
– Sister Jean in Ballachulish and family, home and away.

POTTER – In memory of Iain, died July 6, 2015, a dear husband, dad and grandpa.
Sorely missed.
– Katrina and family.

POTTER – Treasured memories of my dear son and our brother Iain, who died on July 6, 2015.
Always in our thoughts.
– Mum and sisters Irene and Kareen and their families.

SMITH – In loving memory of our dear mum Morag, who died July 14, 2007 and also our dear dad Jimmy, who died August 1, 2012.
In our hearts you will always stay
Loved and remembered every day.
– Violet and Theresa.