Announcements – July 23, 2020

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DEATHS
BLAIR – After a long illness bravely borne, Thomas “Keith” Currie Blair of 34 McDonald Terrace, Lochgilphead on July 17, 2020. Cherished husband of Catriona. Beloved father of Helen and Kenny and step father to Catherine and Stewart. Respected father-in-law of Robert and Dina. Much adored Grandpa to Lisa and Stacey. Private funeral service will be held at Kilmodan Churchyard, Glendaruel on Monday, July 27.
HENDERSON – Sadly but peacefully, on July 17, 2020, following a short illness, in her 73rd year, Marilyn, devoted wife of the late Graham, of Kilchrenan and a much loved sister to Mike. A private service will follow.
MACDONALD – Peacefully at Etive House Care Home, on July 13, 2020, in her 89th year, Anne Alpin MacDonald (a former Post Office employee), only daughter of the late Donald and Mary MacDonald, formerly of Glencruitten Drive, Oban. The family would like to convey their heartfelt thanks to friends, neighbours and the staff at Etive House for their solicitude and kindness to Anne.
MACDONALD – Suddenly but peacefully at Lorn and Islands Hospital, Oban on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, aged 43 years, Brian, dear son of Anne and Bruce, loving dad to John, a much loved brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Dearly loved by fiancée Michelle and her son Aaron. A great friend to so many. ‘Our world is going to be a lonelier place without you, but you will always live on in our hearts’ Love Mum, Dad and family. Due to funerals being restricted to a maximum of 20 mourners, Brian’s funeral will be private. If you wish to pay your respects while social distancing, the funeral cortege will leave St. Columba’s Cathedral at approximately 11.00 am on Monday, July 27. It will process along the Esplanade, past the Corran Halls, along Dunollie Road, down George Street, through Argyll Square, along Combie Street, up Soroba Road to the roundabout at the Fire Station, before returning through the town on its way to the crematorium.
MACFADYEN – Peacefully at North Argyll House, Oban on Thursday, July 16, 2020, in her 95th year, Mary Morrison née Kennedy. Beloved wife of the late John Allan MacFadyen formerly of Kilbride Farm, Kilmore, much loved mum to John, Marion, Neil, Kenna and the late Sandra, nana to her nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A special thank you to all the staff at North Argyll House. Funeral private. She will be sadly missed.
MACKINNON – Suddenly but peacefully at home in Dunollie, on July 15, 2020, in his 71st year, Iain MacKinnon. Dearly loved and sorely missed by all his family. In accordance with Iain’s wishes he was taken home to Barra.
McDONALD – Suddenly, while enjoying his favourite pastime at Orchill Trout Fisheries near Auchterarder, on July 10, 2020, Alexander Ross McDonald, “Sandy” aged 70 years of 24 Ballimore, Kilmichael. Much loved husband of the late Sally Barker and loving father to Isla. Devoted Seanair to Charlie and Harris and much loved father-in-law to Scott. Dear brother of Colin, Ishabell, Murdo and Helen. A much respected brother-in-law, uncle and cousin to all the family. A popular figure in the angling community and a much respected neighbour and former work colleague to many. Private funeral service will be held at Achnabreac Cemetery today, Friday, July 24. The funeral cortege will depart from one of Sandy’s favourite shops, Fyne Tackle, at 10:30 a.m. and proceed down Argyll Street, Lochgilphead where those wishing to pay their respects can line the route while social distancing.

McINTYRE – Margaret (née MacLean). Peacefully at her home 3 Kerrera Terrace on July 15, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. A much loved wife of the late Neil, treasured Mum of Archie and Mairi, devoted granny to Neil and Gemma, dear mother-in-law to Dougie and Jean, much loved sister of Mabel, Elizabeth and the late May, a beloved aunt and loyal friend, she will be sorely missed by us all. A private funeral was held at Pennyfuir Cemetery on Tuesday, July 21.
SINCLAIR – Peacefully at her home 56 Ardenslate Crescent, Kirn, Dunoon, on July 19, 2020 after a short illness borne bravely, Fiona Sinclair nee Campbell, aged 76 years. Formerly of Tigh Chladdich, Crarae, Furnace, Argyll. Beloved wife of Duncan and loving mother of Elizabeth. Cherished granny of Jennifer, Louise and Cameron. Dear mother-in-law to Steven. Sister to Sir Menzies Campbell. A good neighbour and loyal friend to many. A private funeral service will be held at Kilevin Cemetery, Minard on Friday, July 24.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
MACBETH – The family of the late Elizabeth MacBeth wish to thank all relatives and friends for the support and sympathy shown to them in their recent bereavement. Thanks to the doctors and nursing staff at Wishaw General Hospital for their care and attention. Special thanks to Fr. Pamula for the lovely service, Piper Dougie Beck for the uplifting tunes and Anne MacDonald for singing the special hymn ‘I Watch The Sunrise’. Thanks also to McDonald Bros, Inverlochy for the beautiful flowers. We also want to thank David Johnston and the Fire Brigade for their touching tribute, Shanna Eddie for the footage and everyone in Mallaig and Morar who took the time to pay their respects to Elizabeth during her last trip round the village. Finally special thanks to John Fraser & Son, Chapel Street, Inverness especially Linnie Quail for her incredible support, warmth and compassion with the funeral arrangements. We could never thank you enough for everything you have done for the family.
MEMORIAMS
CARGILL – Precious memories of John, loving husband, dad and papa, who died peacefully on July 25, 2019.
Nothing could be more beautiful than the memories of you
To us they are very precious because they are of you
Forever in our hearts.
– Jean and family.
DONALDSON – In loving memory of our mum and nan Lexy, who passed away July 27, 1989.
Your life was a blessing your memory a treasure
You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.
– Iain, Maria and Rosanna.
KERR – Lovely memories of our mother, mother-in-law and granny Flora, who died July 26, 2014.
– Love John, Morag and family x
MACDONALD – Remembering Caroline, who passed away on July 20, 2015.
In our hearts your memory lingers, always tender, fond and true. There is not a day dear Caroline we do not think of you.
– Ken, Iona, and Catherine.
MACDONALD – Precious daughter and sister, Kayla Mary MacDonald.
Although we’re not together,
We will never be apart,
Because you have that special place,
Right here within our hearts
Always and forever.
Love and miss you Our Princess
– Mum Ruairidh and Ronnie Xxx
MACDONALD – Beloved and treasured memories of my darling daughter and our sister Kayla, taken away too soon on July 23, 2017.
If I could have a lifetime wish
And one dream that could come true
I would pray to God with all my heart
Just to see and speak to you
A thousand words won’t bring you back
I know because I’ve tried
And neither will a million tears
I know because I’ve cried
You have left behind my broken heart
And precious memories too
But I have never wanted memories
I have only wanted you.
– Inserted by her sorrowing Dad and brothers Ruairidh and Ronnie.
Your lifetime a beautiful memory
Your absence a silent grief
Our beautiful and beloved granddaughter.
– Pappa and Granny, Tiree.
Always in our thoughts
Forever in our hearts.
– Magga, Tearlach, Sandra and Lachie, Tiree.
MACDONALD – Kayla Mary MacDonald.
Our beautiful girl,
Three years today since you were taken away,
Such a beautiful precious angel,
We will never stop missing
And loving you
Every minute of every day.
– Gaga and uncle Ewen x
MACDONALD – Kayla (our girl).
We didn’t know that morning
That god would call your name
In life we loved you so much
In death it’s still the same
It broke our hearts to lose you
Your love is still our guide
You left us precious memories
And are always by our side
Our family chain is broken
It will never be the same
We think about you every day
Until we meet again
Love forever
Grampa and Lorraine xxxx xxxx
MACDONALD – Kayla.
We are sending a dove to heaven
With a parcel on its wings
Be careful when you open it
It’s full of beautiful things
Inside are a million kisses
Wrapped up in a million hugs
To say how much we miss you
And to send you all our love
We hold you close within our hearts
And there you will remain
To walk with us throughout our lives
Until we meet again
Love always
– Uncle Ewen, Auntie Caitlin and Uncle William xxxx xxxx
MACDONALD – Remembering our beautiful niece and cousin, Kayla, taken far too soon on July 23, 2017.
We loved you very dearly
We miss you every day
We see your face so clearly
You’re just a cloud away
Always in our thoughts.
– Dougie, Diane, Lauren and Dougie xxx
MACKICHAN – In loving memory of my much beloved and adored husband Cameron,
who passed July 24, 2014.
Dearly loved father, step father, granddad and great–granddad.
You gave me many things in life, gifts both great and small
But most of all you gave me love
The greatest gift of all.
– Your loving wife Ann.
McCANN – In memory of our mum and dad, Lizzie and John who passed away August 1, 2010 and July 23, 1994.
Deep the memories, precious they stay
No passing of time can take them away.
Missed every day by all the family.
SWAINSON – Cherished memories of a precious daddy Tony Swainson.
Back in mammy’s arms
Heavenly father hear our prayer
Guide our daddy with tender care
Love him in Heaven
As we did at home
The dearest daddy this world could hold
You always had a smile to share
Time to give and time to care
A loving nature kind and true
Is the way we’ll remember you.
Please take care of Paul, daddy.
Love and miss you so much.
– Jacqueline and Marie xxx