Announcements – October 29, 2020

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DEATHS
BLACK – Margaret Ferrier née Keir, beloved wife of Duncan Black, died at home, 4 Port Ramsay, Isle of Lismore, on October 26, 2020, only and cherished daughter of the late Thomas S Keir and Martha B Ferrier, 15 Muirhead Street, Kirkintilloch and Aberdeen. Lifelong friend of the Campbell family, Vicky, Lorna and Colin in Canada along with family friend Bonnie and Stella in Athens and the late Frances.
HYDE – Suddenly but peacefully on Friday, October 23, 2020 at the Lorn and Islands Hospital, Oban; aged 75 years. John, beloved husband of Margaret, a loving father and Papa and a friend to all who knew him. A private cremation service will take place on Friday, October 30, 2020, due to current restrictions. If desired, donations in lieu of flowers should be made to Cancer Research UK.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
CAMERON – The family of the late Roddy Cameron, Inshlaggan, wish to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy, cards, telephone calls and flowers following their recent sad bereavement. Also those who lined the roadside in Invergarry and attended the cemetery to pay their last respects. To the Rev. A Jones for his comforting service. Jamie & staff of Manson & MacBeath, Funeral Directors, for their kindness and support. A special thank you to piper, John Cameron and the ladies who served refreshments, Bell Henderson & Linda Stewart.
CAMPBELL – Duncan, Rodger and Christine would like to thank relatives, friends and neighbours for cards and messages of condolence which were greatly appreciated following the sad passing of Joy. Grateful thanks to Ian at D & A Munn for his help and guidance with funeral arrangements. Thanks also to Alyson Stewart for her thoughtful celebration of Joy’s life and to Petals for their beautiful floral tribute. Special thanks to Oban Community Carers, Carr Gomm and Crossroads for their wonderful support and care of Joy and also to Alzheimer Scotland for support and advice. Thank you also to Doctors and nurses at Lorn Medical Centre for their care and Lorn and Islands Hospital during her short stay in hospital.
MACCOLL – Mamie, Caroline, Gari wish to thank relatives, friends and neighbours for cards, flowers and expressions of sympathy received on the recent sad loss of Joe. Grateful thanks to Fr Byron, Fr Connor and Deacon Wynne for a comforting Mass service, also thank you to the organist. Heartfelt thanks to Abbeyfield staff, Mike and Lorraine from Birchwood, Eileen, Janice and carers who helped look after Joe over the past four years. Thanks also to Lisa from Carers Connect, thank you to staff at the medical centre and especially to Dr John Wallace for his great care of Joe always. Sincere thanks to Manson and MacBeath for professional and caring funeral arrangements. Special thanks to all who paid their respects at roadside and outside the family home. £150 was raised for Alzheimer Scotland.
MACKECHNIE – The family of Elizabeth (Betty) wish to thank everyone at D & A Munn for their compassion and professionalism despite Covid restrictions. Our thanks to Dugald Cameron and the Parish Church for a beautiful service. Also Petals of Oban for their stunning flowers. All the family would like to thank friends and neighbours who lined Betty’s final journey. Many thanks for all the cards and messages of sympathy, all gratefully appreciated.
MACLEOD – Norman, Christine, Sheena and Rona and families would like to thank all family, friends, and former neighbours for the kind messages of support following the death of Jenny. A special thanks to Rev. Dugald Cameron for his uplifting and comforting service, both in the church and at the graveside. Sincere thanks to Ian MacInnes of D & A Munn for his professional, compassionate and caring service throughout. Thank you to the good people of Oban who paid their respects with dignity as the cortege passed on the way to Pennyfuir. Finally, thanks to the staff at the Royal Hotel for an excellent lunch.
MACVICAR – The MacVicar family would like to thank all most sincerely for the many cards, flowers and special messages of sympathy on the loss of their mum and granny. Our sincere thanks to Rev Dugald Cameron for a very personal service, to Andy Henderson for beautiful music and to Donald MacKinnon for such appropriate words at the graveside. Our grateful thanks to Ian MacInnes of D&A Munn for his kindness and compassion throughout with funeral arrangements. To those who joined us at the service and the many folk who paid their respects at the church and along the route including the Dunbeg PS family at the entrance to Pennyfuir our heartfelt thanks, we would also like to take this opportunity to show our appreciation for the care and love shown to mum by her Croft Avenue neighbours, all her carers, her ‘Meals and Wheels’ helpers, Maggie Dougall and the Walking group, the Day Centre, all at Lorn Medical Centre and latterly Connel Surgery and everyone at Etive House Care Home.
PEARSON – Tam, Christine, Ailsa and Clare would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours most sincerely for the many cards, flowers and messages of sympathy received following the tragic loss of Kenneth. Thanks also for all baking, meals, foodstuffs and other practical help received. Sincere thanks to Ian of D & A Munn for the very compassionate and personal handling of the funeral arrangements. To the Rev Dugald Cameron for a beautiful service, visits and continuing support. Thanks also to the local Police for their support at this difficult time. Special thanks to the brethren of Oban Commercial Lodge No. 180 and sister lodges for the very dignified and fitting tribute given to Kenneth, also to those who lined the streets to pay their respects, many of whom had travelled a long distance. To Clare Jordan for her beautiful recording of Caledonia and to Niall Jordan for piping and to Petals for floral arrangements, also the Royal Hotel for an excellent lunch. Thank you to all who have donated to Martyn’s Monday Club in Kenneth’s memory. He is now singing with the Angels.
MEMORIAMS
CAMERON – Twenty years have passed since we lost our wonderful dad, Ewen William, who died unexpectedly on November 3, 2000.
Eternally loved and missed.
– Emma and Eilidh, Druimarbin.
CRAWFORD – In loving memory of Eddie passed away October 30, 2015.
A dear dad and gg.
Sadly and badly missed by us all.
FREW – In loving memory of George, a dearly loved husband, dad and grandpa who died October 28, 2016.
Forever in our hearts.
– Jessie, Iain, Jimmy and all the family.
MACEACHEN – Margaret. Treasured memories of a beloved wife, mother and granny, who passed away on October 29, 2018.
In our hearts, your memory is kept
To treasure, to love, and never forget
No verse, no flowers, no tears can say
How much we miss you every day
– Ian and family.
MACEACHEN – In loving memory of my dear friend and neighbour Margaret, who died 29 October, 2018.
Always in my thoughts.
– Jessie.
MACGILLIVRAY – Very special memories of our dear Mum, Mary (Kilchoan) who died October 29, 2018.
Always in our thoughts. Forever in our hearts.
Love, John, Teen and all the family. X
MACLACHLAN – Precious memories of a loving father and grampa Ian, who died October 29, 1990.
Always in our thoughts,
Forever in our hearts.
– From all the family, Blairgowrie and Muir of Ord.
MACNAB – In loving memory of a loving husband, father and papa George, who died October 27, 2019.
Loved and remembered every day.
– June and family, Canada, Glasgow and Oban.
MORRISON – Treasured memories of Ian (Heiker) who died October 29, 2009. A dearly loved husband, dad and grandpa.
Sadly missed, loved always.
– Petra, Duncan and family xxx
SIMERS – In loving memory of Willie.
A year has gone past
Since you left us
You are forever in our hearts and thoughts.
Sorely missed.
– Jean, Karen, Claire and all the family and your wee pal Isla. xxxx