Announcements – September 10, 2020

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DEATHS
BLACKWOOD – Peacefully at the Mid Argyll Hospital after a short illness on September 1, 2020, Jean McIntosh Blackwood, née McNeill, aged 88 years of 3 Caledonia Court, Ardrishaig. Formerly Ard Creagach, Ardrishaig and Ardlamy, Gigha. Beloved wife of the late Bob Blackwood, much loved mother of David, Janette and Robert and loving granny of seven. A dear mother-in-law and auntie. A good neighbour and dear friend to many. A private funeral service will be held at Keil Cemetery, Isle of Gigha on Friday, September 11, 2020, at 12 noon. Donations, if desired, to Ardrishaig Parish Church. Enquiries to Donald MacDonald Funeral Directors 01546 602226.

BUDGE – (Newtonmore). Suddenly in Raigmore Hospital, Inverness on September 2, 2020. Derek (The Budger) of Strontian, Kingussie Road, Newtonmore, beloved husband of the late Isobel and a dear friend of many. Private funeral service to take place on Thursday, September 10, 2020. For those wishing to pay their respects, the hearse taking Derek on his final journey will leave the Balavil Hotel at 11.30 a.m., moving slowly down the main street to the Village Hall, before continuing to Banchor Cemetery. Family flowers only please, but donations, if desired, are to benefit Chest, Heart & Stroke and may be given directly or via Jamie R Rodgers Funeral Directors, Unit 17/9 Spey Valley Business Park, Aviemore, PH22 1ST.

CLARK – (Fort William/Fraserburgh). Peacefully at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary on Monday, August 31, 2020, Thelma Rosemary, née Hay, aged 87 years. Beloved wife of the late James Rutherford Clark, loving Mam of Alison, dear mother-in-law of Gordon, special auntie Thelma of Wendy, Curly, Bairns and grand Bairns, much loved sister of Billy, and the late Lorna, dear auntie of Lyn and Colin and friend to many. Funeral private due to current guidelines. Will be sadly missed.

KRANENBURG – Robin Kranenburg tragically died on Sunday, August 23, 2020, aged 38 years, may he rest in peace.

MACKAY – Peacefully after a short illness, George of Longsdale, Oban, beloved and loving brother of Maureen and the late Ian, brother-in-law of Jimmy, beloved uncle of Kirsteen and Ailsa and Guggie to Christopher, Caitlin and Heather. Funeral private.

NICOL – Peacefully after a short tough illness at the Beatson Hospital, Glasgow, on August 31, 2020, Christine Margaret MacDonald, in her 50th year, Tombreac, Inveraray, dearly beloved wife of Hugh Andrew Armour Nicol, much loved mum to Cara and Andrew, loving daughter of Donnie and the late Margaret MacDonald, beloved sister of Donald, and sister-in-law of Wendy, Suzanne and the late Judith.

NICOLSON – Suddenly, on September 3, 2020, Iain Kenneth McKinnon, beloved husband of Jean, dearly loved father of Alastair and Shona, brother to Don, father-in-law and uncle. A doting grandfather to Oliver and a lovely man who will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Hillview Funeral Services. 01259 725999.

ROGERSON – After a short illness, at the Mid Argyll Hospital, on September 3, 2020, Marion Rogerson, née Kerr, in her 82nd year, of 4 Glengilp, Ardrishaig. Retired Health Visitor and District Nurse. Beloved and loving mother of the late Iain Rogerson; dearly loved eldest daughter of the late Phillip and Janet Kerr; and cherished sister of Phillip and the late Billy, Roberta, Mary and Christine. A dear aunt to the extended family. A private funeral service was held on Wednesday, September 9, 2020. Sadly missed.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
CRAWFORD – The family of the late George Crawford would like to thank all relatives, friends and his former RM colleagues for messages, cards and flowers following their recent bereavement. Thank you to all those who paid their respects en route to Pennyfuir. Our heartfelt thanks to the Police and Ambulance services, Rev Dugald Cameron for the comforting graveside service, Iain Hurst for piping and Catriona and staff at Hamish Hoey & Sons for the efficient funeral arrangements.

MACKINNON – Margaret, John, Rosie and Tricia would like to thank relatives, friends and neighbours for their many sympathy gifts and cards following our sad loss of Donnie. Thanks also to Manson and MacBeath for sensitive handling of funeral arrangements, thanks to Sean Cameron for piping on Donnie’s final journey. Thanks to Mr Skene for the comforting service at graveside and to all the many people who paid their respects on Donnie’s final journey.

McCORKINDALE – The family of the late Mary McCorkindale would like to thank everyone for their kind letters, cards and messages of sympathy. A special mention of thanks to the staff at Lorn and Islands Hospital Ward B for their care and to all at Torosay court for making it a wonderful home for her for fifteen years. Thanks also to D&A Munn, the Reverend Dugald Cameron, Piper Jamie Macgregor and Oban Flower House for fulfilling her final wishes at Kilninver Cemetery. Finally, many thanks to all those who turned out along the route to pay their final respects.

IN MEMORIAMS
BRIDGES – David.
Nam loidh an cothrom agam,
thuirim dhachaidh
Na mo chridhe gu slorraidh.
– June Anne xx
Love and miss you dad
– Archie, Kate, Freddie, Jessie and baby Unity xxxxx

CRAVEN – In memory of Billy, who passed away on September 3, 2009.
Always remembered, never forgotten.
– Allan and Marleen.

CRAVEN – In memory of our mum and nana, who passed away on September 13, 1971.
Cherished memories last forever.
– Marleen, Allan and family.

MACCUISH – My darling wife Marion, I miss you every day, my world is a sadder place without you.
Love you always.
– Your loving husband Peter.

MACCUISH – A loving mum, granny and great-granny.
You are always in our thoughts and hearts
We love and miss you every day.
– Love Peter, Julie, Jenna, Andrew, Emma and kids.

MACCUISH – Marion. A year has passed since you left us and not a day goes by that you aren’t in our thoughts.
Miss you so much Mum.
– Love David, Tia, Daniel, Claire and Mark.

MACCUISH – Precious memories of Marion, a much loved sister and aunt, always remembered
– Jean, Marion and family.

MACCUISH – In loving memory of our auntie Marion, who passed away September 11, 2019.
A loving auntie and godmother, missed every day.
– Sonny, Sandy, Jayne, Wendy and family.

MACDONALD – Douglas (Dougie). In loving memory of our husband and father, who died September 7, 2019.
Sorely missed.
– Anne and Mairi.

MACDONALD – Kelly.
If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane,
I’d walk right up to Heaven and bring you home again.
– Love Granny and Graham.

MACLEOD – Precious memories of my mother Mary (mim, Tobermory, Oban) and Gran, who passed away on September 9, 2019, in her 89th year.
I miss you, not a day goes by that I don’t think about you.
You are always in my heart, someday we will meet again soon.
For now rest in peace.
– Your son, Donald.
Mother, my mind still talks to you, my heart still looks for you, my soul knows you are at peace.
– Campbell, Tina and Holly, Falkland Islands.

MACLEOD – In loving memory of our dear mum and granny Mary, passed away September 9, 2019.
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.
– Loved always Archie, Anne and family.

McLUCKIE – In loving memory of George and Paul.
Forever in our lives, always in our hearts.
– Jean, Roy, Gillian and Louis.

McQUARRIE – Treasured memories of Donnie, who sadly passed away on September 10, 2019.
Missed every day by loving wife Marjorie. Loving dad of Donna and the late Rhoda.
Always in our hearts.

MENZIES – Treasured memories of Betty, who died September 11, 2018.
Always in our thoughts.
– Love Elizabeth, David and Isla.

MOYES – In loving memory of Ted, a dear dad and grandpa, who died September 9, 2014.
Forever in our thoughts.
– Anne, Caroline, Ted and families.