Announcements – January 28, 2021

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ENGAGEMENT
BOYD – CUNNINGHAM – Both families are delighted to announce the engagement of Iain, son of Iain and Isobel Boyd, Seo-nis, Connel, to Miriam, daughter of Martin and Anne Cunningham, Colry, Sligo, Ireland.
DEATHS
FERGUSON – Suddenly at home on January 23, 2021, aged 64 years, Rachel née MacArthur, dearly loved by her son Matthew and his partner Karen, a dear sister, aunt and friend.
HORNE – Sadly but peacefully at the Belford Hospital on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, Mary, aged 90 years old, beloved wife of the late George, devoted mum to Rosie, Angus and David, cherished granny and great-granny to Carrie Ann, David, Michaela, Christopher, Louise, Sophie, Hannah, Emily, Dylan and Lily and a dear mother-in-law to Fergie, Karen and Phyllis. Funeral service will take place in private on Thursday, January 28 at Caol Church. Mary will be sorely missed.
HUNTER – Charlie James Dunlop Hunter. Formerly of Dunbeg. Passed very peacefully at home on Saturday, January 23, 2021, with his family beside him. Husband of the late Irene Hunter. Beloved Dad of Margaret, William and Joanne. Special Grandad and Papa to David, Kyle, Kayleigh, Shaun, Calum, Lily, Ayla and Charlie.
JACKSON – Patricia. Pat, originally from Doncaster, lived in Oban for over 30 years, leaving good friends and neighbours in February 2020, to be near to her family. Sadly passed away January 22, 2021. Donations in memory to British Lung Foundation.
MACDONALD – (Cromarty). Peacefully, in the excellent care of Ward 4A, Raigmore Hospital on January 21, 2021, Catherine M. MacDonald, aged 88 years. Beloved wife of the late Derick, a much loved mum of Val, grandmother of Brian, Laura and Kerry and great-grandmother of Paul, Logan, Tyler and Murray. Due to current restrictions, the funeral service at Cromarty West Church, on Tuesday, February 2 at 10am followed by cremation at Inverness Crematorium, will be private. For those who may wish to pay their respects, the cortege will leave the Church at approximately 10.45am and pass along the High Street, along Shore Road the turn into Church Street, where it will pause for a few moments at the top of Little Vennel before moving onto the Crematorium. Family flowers only, however, donations, if desired, for Chest Heart and Stroke, Scotland and the SSPCA, can be forwarded to D.Gunn Funeral Directors, Blackwells Street, Dingwall. IV15 9NW.
MACDONALD – Peacefully at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow, on January 14, 2021, Donald Paterson MacDonald, in his 76th year, Drumyeonmore Farm, Isle of Gigha, dearly beloved son of the late Peter and Hannah MacDonald and a loving brother, uncle and great-uncle.
MORRISON – Maimie. Peacefully at Parklands Care Home, Alloa, on Saturday, January 23, 2021, Maimie, aged 91 of Driftwood, Polvinister Road, Oban. Wife of the late John Morrison, beloved mum of Fiona and Iain, grandmother to Seumas and Isobel and mother-in-law of Mandy and the late Iain. Remembered with much love by her family and friends. Due to current restrictions, a private funeral service will be held.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
CLARK – Neil. Eleanor and family would like to extend our grateful thanks to all friends and relatives for their kindness and support shown at the loss of Neil. Thanks to Rev. Richard Baxter for his comforting words, to Moira Robertson for piping and to FWSC and Masonic Brethren for their respective roles in the funeral proceedings. Our gratitude to Manson & MacBeath for their guidance and absolute professionalism, and to everyone who turned out to pay their respects on Neil’s final journey. £930 was raised in donations which was distributed locally between Macmillan and Community Nurses, and West Highland Home Care Service, all of whom were outstanding in their care for Neil. He will be greatly missed by us all.
MACDONALD – The family of the late Donald MacDonald would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their messages, cards and phone calls of sympathy and offers of help following our sad loss. Our most sincere gratitude to the Campbeltown hospital dialysis unit and the British Red Cross for their excellent care and attention during Donald’s long illness and to the Kintyre Dialysis Support group who worked so hard to bring this service to Campbeltown Hospital. Thanks also goes to our local medical staff. Special thanks to the Rev. Scott Burton for his comforting service and the support he gave our family, including members not advised to travel home to Gigha. Grateful thanks to the Funeral Directors T A Blair and staff for their professional services and guidance. Finally a special thanks to the island people who paid their respects by lining the route to the Cemetery.
McRAE – The family of the late George McRae would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy by card, telephone and beautiful flowers following their recent sad loss. Special thanks to Aden House Care Home for their wonderful care, kindness and affection shown to George during his time there. To D & A Munn for professional funeral arrangements, Rev Jenny Earl, for a sincere and comforting service and to The Thistle and The Rose for floral arrangements. Our thanks also to those who were able to attend the funeral under current government guidelines.
STEVENSON – Nancy and the family of David Stevenson wish to give sincere thanks to his many friends, neighbours and work colleagues, near and far, for their support and kind messages following his sudden but peaceful death on December 8, 2020. All of the cards, letters and flowers were of great comfort to us all. Thank you to MacLellan Funeral Directors, MacDonald’s Florist, That Detailing Girl and Farmstead Fayre for their services. Special thanks to all those who lined the route on the day of his funeral to pay their respects and also much appreciation to Fort William Police for their presence on the day. We are also very grateful to Ian Patterson and Angus MacPhail for their personal tributes to David.
You left this world so quickly
We still wonder why
For the saddest part of all
You never said goodbye
You left us many memories
To us you were so dear
No matter when we needed you
We always found you near
You gave us all you had to give
Gifts both big and small
But most of all you gave us love
The greatest gift of all.
MEMORIAMS
BRYANS – In loving memory of Bill, a much loved husband, dad, grandad and great-grandad who died January 27, 2020.
A special person, a special face, someone we loved but can’t replace.
– Greatly missed by Jean, Fiona and William, Alasdair, Emma and Jacob.
BRYANS – Fond memories of my dear brother-in-law, Bill, died January 27, 2020. Sadly missed.
– Chrissie and MacKay family.
KENNEDY – Angus, February 2, 2015.
Lonely in my home without you
Life to me is not the same
All this world would be like Heaven
Just to have you back again.
– Fiona, Cloiche, Isle of Coll.
MACCONNACHER – Precious memories of May, a devoted wife, mum, gran and nana who passed away on January 27, 2015.
A beautiful memory dearer than gold
Of a mother whose worth can never be told
There’s a place in our hearts no-one can fill
We miss you Mum and always will.
– Alexander, Jill and William, Sander and Laura, Darren, Cameron, Craig and Jamie xxxx
MACDOUGALL – Cathie, who passed away January 29, 2020.
One year ago today the angels came and took you away.
Greatly, loved and missed mum, nanny and great-nanny.
MACDOUGALL – In loving memory of Donnie, dear husband, father and grandad, who passed away January 24, 2020.
Always loved and fondly remembered.
– Morag, Kenneth, Duncan, Sheena and families, Dalmally.
MACFARLANE – In loving memory of Mairi, who passed away on January 25, 2020, a much loved mother, grandmother and sister. Also remembering our father Iain MacFarlane, who died on December 3, 1990.
Always in our thoughts and forever in our hearts, cherished memories.
– From all the family.
MACFARLANE – In loving memory of Mairi, who passed away on January 25, 2020, a kind and loving mum and a very proud and caring granny. Much-loved and missed every day.
Forever in our thoughts and hearts.
– Helen, Davie, Mairi and Anthony.
MACMASTER – 50th Anniversary. In loving memory of John MacMaster, very dearly loved husband of Morag and father of Hugh, who died on February 7, 1971.
Every day in some small way
Memories of you come our way
Though absent, you are always near
Still missed and loved and always dear.
Rest in Peace.
– Morag (Inverlochy, Fort William) and Hugh and Margaret (Perth).
MACMILLAN – Ruth, Fort William, who passed away on January 31, 2020.
Ruth, loving, caring, kind and who was always there for us. In memory of a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and mother-in-law.
PORTER – Flora (Patsy), February 2, 2016.
Sometimes we turn and look for you with thoughts we’d like to share
Some days we just can’t understand the reason you’re not there
Some days we struggle to go on, just wishing you were near,
But most days we just feel gratitude that we were lucky to have you here.
– Richard and Dixie.
SMITH – Precious memories of Angus, who died January 23, 2013. A loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Always in our thoughts and hearts.
– Myrtle, Angus, Isobel, Calum and families.