Announcements – August 27, 2020

Want to read more?

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

BLACK – Peacefully at home in Kames, Tighnabruaich on Wednesday, August 19, 2020, Charles, aged 79 years, beloved husband of Jean and a loving father to Sandy and Peter. Due to current restrictions, a private graveside service will take place.
CRAWFORD – Suddenly at home on August 11, 2020, aged 68 years, George (the post), much loved brother of Jimmie, brother-in-law of Lesley, uncle of Fiona, Craig, Grant and Andrew and great uncle of Caden, Callan, Rowan and Sophie. Due to funerals being restricted to a maximum of 20 mourners, George’s funeral will be private. If you wish to pay your respects, while social distancing, the funeral cortege will leave Mossfield Drive on Tuesday September 1, at 12.15pm. It will process down Glencruitten Road (passing the Parish Church), along Combie Street, up Albany Street (passing the Post Office), down Shore Street, along George Street then the Esplanade past the Corran Halls and out to Pennyfuir.
HUNTER – Peacefully, surrounded by love in his home at Ariundle, Spean Bridge on Wednesday, August 19, in his 90th year. Bill beloved and devoted husband of Moira and the late Winifred Anne. Deeply loved father of Mairi, Sheila, and Alison. A much loved and respected grandpa to Craig, Grant, Emma, Nicola and Lewis and loving great grandpa to Megan, Finlay, Ross, Skye, Charlotte and Maisie. Bill’s funeral Service was held under current restrictions at Acharacle cemetery on Wednesday, August 26. He will be sadly and sorely missed by us all. Safe in the arms of Jesus.
KIRKHAM – Peacefully at North Argyll House Oban on Wednesday August 19, 2020, in her 87th year, Christina MacIntyre née Sharp, beloved wife of the late William Kirkham, much loved sister to Thomas and the late Alex, a dear sister-in-law, auntie and much loved grannie to Suzanne. A special thank you to all the staff at North Argyll House. She will be sadly missed by all.
MACDOUGALL – Emma, 22 Dunmar Court, after a hard fight with cancer Emma was taken from us on August 24, 2020. She had a smile that lit up the room. She will be sadly missed by her family and everyone that had the pleasure of meeting her. Goodbye mum. God Bless
MACKAY (Banchory) – Peacefully at home with her loving family on Monday August 17, 2020, Alison Mary (nee Craig), deeply cherished wife of 60 years to her beloved husband Ronnie, adoring and adored mother to Marian, Craig and Rona, devoted and idolised granny to Robert, Laura, Kirsty, Duncan, Katie and Nina. Much loved by her extended family and friends. Funeral private due to current circumstances. Donations if desired can be made to the Forget Me Not Club, Banchory who provided incredible support to Alison and the family.
McCORKINDALE – Mary (Shaw). Peacefully at Lorn and Isles Hospital on Tuesday August 25. Beloved wife of the late Hugh, Scammadale. Much loved mother, granny and great-granny. Will be truly missed by many.
McKECHNIE – Peacefully at St Brendan’s Hospital, Isle of Barra, August 9, 2020. Roderick Leslie (formerly of Kilchoan) husband of Margaret, father to Marian, Fay and Tina. BAP to Kyle, Aiden and Breana.
QUINN – Sandra (nee Duncan) – Passed away peacefully on August 21, 2020 surrounded by her family. Beloved wife of Iain and much loved mother of Kirsteen & Briony and granny to Ruby. Sister of Billy, Aileen & Glenys and the late Thomas, Allan and Jean.

CAMPBELL – Everlasting memories of Susan, a loving wife, mother, mother-in-law and nan who died so suddenly on September 1, 2014.
God called your name so gently
That only you could hear
No-one heard the footsteps
Of the Angel drawing near
Softly from the shadows
There came a silent call
You closed your eyes and went to sleep
Andy quietly left us all
– Inserted by Kenny and family
CLARK – Mary. Precious memories of Mary Clark, beloved sister of the late Alasdair, Effie and Tom and aunt of Mary, who died on August 29, 2018.
‘Loved and remembered always’
– Mary and Bobby
FORRESTER – Cherished memories of Jim, dearly beloved husband of Joan, father, father-in-law and grandfather, who died on September 2, 2002.
Forever in our thoughts.
– Joan and family, Uddingston and High Wycombe
GOURLAY – In loving memory of Alison who passed away August 27, 2017, a cherished daughter, wife, mum, granny, sister, sister-in-law and auntie.
Those we love don’t go away
They walk beside us every day
Very Sorely missed
– By all the family
MACLEOD – In loving memory of our dear dad, grandad and great-grandad Hugh, Sunnyville, Tiree, who died August 28, 2013. Also remembering our dear mum Lottie, who died March 9, 1993.
Dear are the memories
And precious they’ll stay
No passing of time
Can take them away.
Missing you every day.
– Rita, Johann, Morag and Ian and families.