Announcements – December 10, 2020

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DEATHS
BUCHANAN – Suddenly at the Lorn and Islands Hospital, Oban on December 5, 2020, in the excellent care of Ward B, Archie ‘Achnaba’, 84, much loved husband of Ann for 52 years, treasured father of William and Morag, respected father-in-law of Helen and Donald, very proud Grandpa of Mairi, Isla and Donnie, and brother of the late Elizabeth and Dorothy. Interment private due to restrictions, on December 15, 2020. For people wishing to pay their respects, Archie will make his final journey from the farm at 12.30 p.m., and make his way to Achnaba Cemetery. Family flowers only please.
CAMPBELL – Catherine, formerly of Killiechronan, Isle of Mull and latterly of Aberfeldy, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 29, 2020. Loving wife of Hector, much loved Mum to Ian and May and dearly loved Granny to Alice. Private funeral due to current Covid restrictions.

FITTON – Mark, very suddenly at home on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 with Denise at his side. Beloved son of the late Fred and Betty Fitton of Cheadle Hulme near Manchester. He will also be greatly missed by his many friends in voluntary organisations.
HEALD-SMITH – Geoffrey Heald-Smith passed away peacefully on November 30, 2020, aged 90. Remembered by his two children, Emma and Mark. Funeral to be held on Thursday, December 17 at St. John’s Church, Bilton, Harrogate at 11a.m. Live online link through Zoom, please contact St. John’s Church for details.
LIVINGSTON – Ian ‘Livy’, 1941-2020, beloved husband of Margaret, father to Ian, Graeme and families. ‘Livy’ passed away peacefully on Monday, November 30, 2020, after a long illness, bravely borne. The funeral took place on Friday, December 4, 2020, privately in Weymouth, Dorset.
STRACHAN – Agnes, wife of the late David passed away on November 20, 2020, mother of David, John and Andrea, friend of Margaret Pearson for 60 years. A great help with my young family.
STEINER – (Oban). Dr Eleanor Margaret Murray Steiner, peacefully at Oban on November 29, 2020, loving and beloved wife of Mark, mother of Jan and grandmother of Ellen, Sarah and James. Now passed to the silent land but whose Physician’s compassionate Highland cadence remains affectionately remembered and grieved by those who knew Dr Eleanor. Arrangements by John Fraser & Son of Chapel Street, Inverness.
TAYLOR – Christina (Chrissie) née MacRae, aged 91, peacefully at the Belford Hospital, Fort William on Sunday, November 29, 2020. Beloved wife of the late Charlie. Loving mother to Sheila, Bill and Charlie, loving grandmother and great-grandmother. Private funeral service at Clachan Duich Burial Ground, Kintail on Friday, December 11. Sadly missed.
WATT – Arthur. Peacefully in his sleep on Monday, November 30, 2020, Arthur, loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend. Always loved, never forgotten.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
GALBRAITH – The family of the late Brenda would like to thank relatives, friends and neighbours for all the support and kindness as well as cards and flowers. Thanks also to everyone who attended the service at Calgary and especially to the Rev Liz Gibson and undertaker Billy McClymont. To all at Calgary Tearoom for a lovely lunch afterwards. Thank you to the local nurses and all at Mull & Iona Community Hospital for their compassionate care.
ROBINSON – The Robinson family wish to thank all our friends and neighbours and for their kindness, cards, messages, phone calls, flowers and the “soup runs” – all of which have sustained and inspired us, including Pauline in her last days. Your thoughts and generosity have overwhelmed us. And thanks to the many who lined the A82 between Arkaig Cottage, Fort William and Nursery Park, Spean Bridge in Lochaber weather. In particular, we would like to recognise the team who cared for Pauline throughout her short illness: Drs. Craig Macmillan and Leslie McGlynn of Glen Mor Practice, District and Macmillan Nurses, our Occupational Therapist, Pauline’s carers, Lochaber Care and Repair and Shopmobility Fort William. Many thanks to Manson & MacBeath Undertakers and McDonald & Sons for flowers. And finally, to Fiona Young who wrote and played “Mrs Pauline Robinson” – her tune – at the end of the funeral service.
MEMORIAMS
BUCHANAN – In loving memory of Chrissie, a dear mum, who died December 9, 2016.
Our thoughts are ever with you
Though you have passed away.
And those who loved you dearly
Are thinking of you today.
Loved and remembered every day.
– Michael & Sharon x
GALBRAITH – Loving memories of our mum Val, who died December 10, 2019.
We will always remember your special smile
Your caring heart, your warm embrace you always gave us.
Will always remember you mum because there will never be anyone to replace you in our hearts.
Also remembering our loving dad, who died March 2, 2019.
– Sonny, Sandy, Jayne, Wendy and families.
Granny your smile was made of sunshine and your heart was solid gold
Your eyes were as bright as shining stars
We will love and miss you always
Together with grandpa again.
– Lisa and Abby.
GALBRAITH – Precious of memories of Val, a much loved sister-in-law and aunt,
Always remembered.
– Jean, Marion and family.
GALBRAITH – You are always in our thoughts and we miss you every day.
– Big Peter, Peter, David and families.
HAY – Memories of Robert, died December 13, 1998.
As it dawns another year
Thoughts of you are always near.
– Kate, Elaine and families.
MACDONALD – Treasured memories of our dear brother John MacDonald, Cuilaneilan, Kinlochewe, and family formerly of Ardochy, Invergarry, who passed away December 3, 2018.
Until the day breaks and the shadows flee away.
– Malcolm and Murdo MacDonald.
MACGILLIVRAY – Precious memories of our dear mother and mother-in-law Margaret (Maggie Moss), who passed away December 11, 2019. A much loved granny and great-granny.
No tears, no verse, no words can say
How much we miss you every day.
– All the family.
MACKAY – Alex (Kaiser) who climbed the stairway to Heaven on December 11, 2000.
Joined by his brother Ian (Sparks) in Heaven on April 8, 2008.
Margaret (Kais) who was reunited with her sons on February 27, 2020.
Always remembered with much love.
Gus am bris an latha
– Mary, Aulay, Jamie, Denise, Scott and Nicola x
SANDISON – In memory of our precious son Liam Sandison
We will always love and miss you, Liam
With every passing day
The longing just to see you,
Will never go away.
We love and miss you always Liam
– Mum, Dad, Aaron and Cameron xxxx
SANDISON – In loving memory of our darling grandson Liam, sadly taken on December 10, 2006, age 4.
The years we spent together
Those happy days we knew
Are lived again so often
In memories of you
Always in our hearts
– Granny and Granda, Claggan.
SANDISON – In loving memory of Liam,
You left us with the memories
And we love you dearly still
No matter how much time goes by
You know we always will
– Love always Auntie Linda and Uncle Angie.
STEELE – Remembering Gordon Steele, in God’s arms free from pain.
From all his family, home and abroad and very sadly missed.