Announcements – January 14, 2021

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DEATHS
BLAKENEY – Melody (Mel), aged 84, unexpectedly in Oban Hospital on December 29, 2020, after a short illness. Elder daughter of the late Harry and Iris Blakeney, Isle of Seil, sister of Hugh, Mervyn and Joy, and much loved aunt and great-aunt. She will be greatly missed by them and her many friends.

BROWN – Peacefully at Tigh a Rudha Eventide Home, Tiree on January 7, 2021, Peggy Campbell, aged 92 years, beloved wife of the late Archie Brown, Kilkenneth, dear mother of Fiona and a dear sister of Maggie, Lochaline. Sorely missed.

FORGRIEVE – Mary Jamieson (née MacGill). Peacefully at home on Saturday, January 9, 2021, Mary of 9 Dalrigh, Oban. Beloved wife of the late Duncan (Mick). Loving mum of Linda and David and mother-in-law of Angus. Devoted gran of Karen, Paul and Laura. Much loved gaga of Conor and Ciaran. Dear sister of Barbara, Rhoda and Katherine and the late Ann.

GALLACHER – Peacefully at Lorn and Islands Hospital, Oban on January 8, 2021, aged 78 years, Margaret Boyd, beloved wife of the late John Gallacher and dear mother to their son John. Margaret will be sadly missed by all her family and her many friends and neighbours.

MACFADYEN – Eleanor Scott MacFadyen (née Hannah) passed away peacefully on January 2, 2021 at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness. Loving wife to Iain MacFadyen, Inveresk, Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8DA. Much loved mother of Karen and Iain Neil and Nannie to Karen Ann, Kirsty, Archie, Libby and Myles. Funeral service held on Friday, January 8, 2021 at the Church of Scotland, Kyle of Lochalsh followed by interment at Balmacara cemetery. The family would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for all the cards, calls and kind expressions of sympathy received and to those who lined the route to pay their respects. It was much appreciated.

MACKECHNIE – Duncan Mackechnie passed away peacefully, but suddenly, in Forth Valley Royal Hospital on January 6, 2021. Duncan, of Killin, formerly of Tyndrum was the beloved husband of Carol, much loved dad to Yvonne and Simone and father-in-law to Allan. A private funeral service to be held in Killin Cemetery, at 11.00 a.m. on Thursday, January 21, 2021. The family welcome you to pay your respects as the cortège leaves from Duncan’s home making its way to Killin Cemetery at 10.30 a.m.

MACLEAN – Donald (Donnie). Peacefully at home 101 Glenkingie Street, Caol, on January 1, 2021. Beloved husband of Chrissie (Macpherson), dad of Dolina, Robert, Karen and David, a much respected father-in-law of Tom, Elizabeth, Peter, Clair, loving grandfather to his five grandchildren. A private family service was held at Kilmallie cemetery on January 8, 2021.

PONTON – Peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, Janette Victoria née Scott Ponton, beloved wife of Iaian Ponton. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu to RNLI, Troon. Due to Covid restrictions, it’s family only at the funeral.

WRIGHT – (Strathpeffer). Maureen passed away peacefully after a short illness at The Highland Hospice, Inverness on Tuesday, December 29, 2020, aged 81 years. Loving wife of Bill, much loved mum of Debbie, Andrea, Alec and Caroline and devoted Nanna to Tom, Billie, Amy, Ruairidh and Anna. Also a much loved auntie and sister.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
CAMPBELL – The family of the late Alex Campbell (Furnace), would like to thank all relatives, friends, neighbours and work colleagues for the many kind expressions of sympathy, flowers, cards, messages and phone calls received following their recent sad loss. Grateful thanks to all involved in Dad’s care, especially to the nursing staff and home carer’s who provided such excellent care, which allowed him to stay at home. Our thanks are also extended to Rev. David Carruthers for a lovely service and tribute both at church and graveside; to Donald MacDonald Funeral Directors for their professional services; and to Morna for beautiful floral tributes. Finally, a special thank you to all who paid their respects by lining the cortege route from Furnace Quarry to Kilevin Cemetery and also to Kilmory Shinty Club members, past and present, for their personal tribute. He would have been very humbled, but proud of the gesture.

MEMORIAMS
BRIGHTMORE – In loving memory of my dear father Eric, who died January 8, 2009 and my dear mother Mary, who died January 21, 2000.
Loved and remembered every day.
– Catherine, John, Clair and John, Corpach.

CAMPBELL – Precious memories of Christina Campbell (Chrissie) who passed away on January 12, 2004. A much loved and loving wife, Mum, Gran and sister.
Always in our thoughts, forever in our hearts.
– Duncan and family xx

CRUICKSHANK – In loving memory of Jimmy, a much loved husband, father and grandfather, who passed away January 15, 1999, after a long illness bravely borne.
Always remembered by his wife Kate, sons Iain and Dougie and all the family.

GIBSON – In loving memory of my dear husband Kenneth, who died January 17, 2020.
Always in our hearts and thoughts.
– Anne, Bryan and Karen.
Miss you Granddad
– Logan and Kian xx

MACDOUGALL – Duncan T MacDougall. In loving memory of our precious and loving son Duncan, taken from us January 18, 2018.
We cannot bring the old days back,
When we were all together,
But memories keep you close to us,
And memories last forever.
– Your loving Mum and Dad.

MACMILLAN – In loving memory of our dear son Mark, who died January 14, 1991, aged 15.
Deep in our hearts you will always stay
Loved and remembered every day
Sorely missed
– Mum, Dad Iain, Frances, Lucy and Cara.

MACMILLAN – Mark.
Miss you always.
Love you.
– Jane xxx

MACMILLAN – In loving memory of Mark, died January 14, 1991.
Mark will never be forgotten.
– Love from Maureen and Andrew Jr xxx

MACRAE – Precious memories of Len, loving husband, dad and grampa, who died January 18, 2003.
Always loved and sorely missed.
– Kate and all the family.

PALMER – Roberta (Gaga), January 14, 2018.
You brought me into this world
My hand was on your heart as you left it
Nothing will ever fill the gap you left in mine.
– Mary x.

SCOTT – In loving memory of a dear dad and grandad William Scott, Ardtur Farm, Port Appin, passed away January 9, 2017.
Always in our hearts.
– Fiona and family, Kinlochleven.