Announcements – February 11, 2021

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BIRTH
POULTON – WATSON – Daniel and Hannah are delighted to announce the safe arrival of their daughter Edith Freena, born on January 19, 2021. Perfect little sister of Heidi and Darcy. A very welcome addition to the family. Huge thanks to Sheila, the midwife, and all staff at Oban Maternity and RAH.

DEATHS
CHRISTINE – Evelyn Goldie, beloved wife of the late Stewart Christine passed away peacefully at the North Argyll House, Oban on February 8, 2021 aged 99 years. Much loved mum of Stewart, Bobbie and Fiona, dear mother-in-law of David, Karen and Mhari. A loving grandmother and great-grandmother. Sadly missed by all. Due to current Covid-19 restrictions a private funeral service will be held. Family flowers only. Anyone wishing to do so is invited to send a donation to Alzheimer Scotland.

HAY – Peacefully at Lorn and Islands Hospital on February 9, 2021, age 90, Annie Margaret McIntyre née Gargan, beloved wife of the late George Hay (Taylor). Much loved sister, mum, mum-in-law, grannie, aunt, friend and neighbour. Sadly missed. Rest in peace Annie.

MACNEILL – Margaret MacNeill (née MacLellan) peacefully in Abbeyfield Care Home, Ballachulish on February 4, 2021, aged 86, beloved wife of the late John MacNeill (formerly Mossfield Drive, Oban). Mother to Iain, sister to Maureen, Mary, Theresa and Rene. A loving auntie and great-auntie, will be sorely missed by all relatives and friends. Funeral service will take place in private, at St Cumin’s RC Church, Morar on Monday, February 15, 2021 at 10.00am, followed by interment in Beoraid Cemetery. Family flowers only please.

QUELLERON – Sadly on January 30, 2021, Margaret Quelleron (née MacMaster, Shielbridge, Acharacle), passed away peacefully at Ellen’s Glen House, Edinburgh. Sister to Canon Iain MacMaster and Ronald, and the late Alastair, Ewen and Elizabeth and much loved wife of Ian Quelleron for 51 years and dear mum to Alan, Derek and Saskia and aunt to Tracy. Sadly missed and will forever remain in our hearts, rest in peace. Due to current restrictions the funeral service will take place in private.
SINCLAIR – Peacefully at Dail Mhor Care Home, Strontian on February 6, 2021, Mary (née MacIntyre), in her 92nd year. Loving wife of the late Ian and a loving sister and aunt. Will be sorely missed. Mary’s home for 62 years was 8 Forestry Houses, Ratagan, Glenshiel. Funeral service will take place in private at Ardearg Cemetery, Ratagan on Tuesday, February 16 at 1pm. Funeral cortege will pass through Ratagan at 12.30pm pausing briefly at the Youth Hostel before a service of committal at Ardearg. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, can be given directly to the Lunch Club, Inverinate in memory of Mary. Arrangements by Manson & MacBeath Funeral Directors.

TURNER – Peacefully at home, Chiskan House, Campbeltown, on February 4, 2021, Margaret Howieson Duncan M.B.E., in her 92nd year, formerly of Flatterton Farm, Greenock and High Balevain Farm, Campbeltown, beloved wife of the late David Turner, loving mother of Robert, William and David, mother-in-law of Susan and Margo, proud grandmother to Emma, Matthew, Gary, Charles, Ruth and Fraser and great- grandmother to Isla and Anna.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
MACLACHLAN – Mary. Alister would like to thank, most sincerely all friends, family and neighbours for their many cards and phone calls after the sudden loss of Mary. Thanks to MacDonald Brothers for the lovely flowers and to Sean Cameron for piping. Special thanks to Rev. Morag Muirhead who gave an outstanding tribute to Mary that was of huge comfort. Heartfelt thanks to Beth, Jamie and staff for their excellent service and professionalism. A huge comfort having local people to help at such a difficult time. It made things so much easier. Finally, thanks to all those who came out onto the street and attended the cemetery to pay their final respects to Mary who will be so sorely missed.

MEMORIAMS
CURRIE – Cherished memories of Lily, who died February 15, 1989 and Archie, who died June 1, 1998.
Always in our thoughts.
– Margaret, Donald and family.
Time slips by, memories stay.
– Mike.

MACDONALD – In loving memory of my dear wife Catherine MacDonald, Churchfield House, Kinlochewe, who passed away on February 1, 2007. Also remembered at this time are my dear cousins, Hugh MacDonald, Stronaba Farm, Spean-Bridge, who passed away on February 1, 1984, and Robert MacDonald who passed away on January 17, 1990 at Maidstone, Kent. Rest in Peace, Rise in Glory.
– Malcolm MacDonald.

MACLEAN – In loving memory of our dear mum and gran, Annag MacLean, Kinlochleven, who passed away on February 10, 2011.
Also remembering my dad Calum MacLean, who passed away on May 19, 1984.
– Roddy, Fiona and family.

MACLEAN – In loving memory of Mary Campbell, who died February 8, 2005, a dear sister, sister-in-law and auntie and Alistair, who died March 19, 2016, a dear brother-in-law and uncle.
Those we love don’t go away
They walk beside us every day
Unseen, unheard but very near
Still loved, still missed and very dear
– Margaret, Archie, Fiona and Duncan.

MACLELLAN – In loving memory of a much loved wife, mother, gran and great-gran, Flora Ann MacLellan, who died February 15, 2016.
Always in our thoughts
Forever in our hearts.
A very special lady.
– Inserted by the MacLellan family.

MACLELLAN – Remembering with love my dear son Michael, who died February 12, 2020.
Life handed him a few hard knocks;
Sometimes his luck was bad.
He had the usual ups and downs
As most of us have had.
Grief had its day along his way,
Great fortune passed him by.
But he always came out a winner
With a twinkle in his eye.
This legacy of laughter,
A gift from some forbear.
Was all the weapon that he had
To fight life’s pain and care,
But he kept his sense of humour.
And he laughed away the tears,
And he went on spreading chuckles
All around him down the years.
And I know I’ll find him waiting.
When I join him by and by.
Likely joshing with the angels,
With that twinkle in his eye.
Miss you so much.
– Your loving Mum xx
Remembering our special Dad on his first anniversary.
Love you past the moon
Miss you beyond the stars
– Paige and Archie xx

MACLELLAN – Happy memories of our nephew and cousin, Michael, who left this world on February 12, 2020.
Your laughter and smile lives on in our hearts forever.
– Uncle D.J., Auntie K.T. and family x

MACLELLAN – In fond memory of our nephew and cousin, Michael MacLellan, who died February 12, 2020.
The smile, the laugh, the style, all sorely missed but never forgotten.
Eternal rest Mick.
– From Allan, Siobhan, Beth, Evan, Liam and Julia. MACNICOL – In loving memory of Campbell, who died February 14, 1972.
A loving thought, a silent tear,
A constant wish that you were here.
– Hamish and families.

McGHEE – Precious memories of my husband Eddie, who died February 11, 2019. Love and miss your forever. – Jane.

NEILSON – Treasured memories of my dear loving husband Colin Neilson, Freeman of the Borough, died February 15, 2018.
Dearest Coco you were all the world to me and I will love and miss you for all eternity.
My love always.
– Grace.
Our dearest Dad and adored Papa
Your presence we miss,
Your memory we treasure.
Loving you always,
Forgetting you never.
All our love forever.
– Colin, Shiona, David, Serena and families.

POULTON – Remembering with love, our baby son and brother, Danny, who died on February 15, 1992.
Forever in our hearts.
– Mum and Hannah, Isle of Mull.

POULTON – In loving memory of my dear grandson and our nephew Danny, who died on February 15, 1992.
Always in our hearts.
– Freena and family

ROBERTSON – In loving memory of Robert (Sugar) died February 11, 2015, beloved husband, father and grandfather.
We little knew that morning
That God was going to call your name
It broke our hearts to lose you
You didn’t go alone
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home
You left us precious memories
Your love is still our guide
And though we cannot see you
You are always by our side
Our family chain is broken
And nothing seems the same
But as God calls us one by one
The chain will link again.
– Margaret, Anne and Robert.

ROSS – In loving memory of my dear mother Lorraine, who passed away February 12, 2016.
Five years have passed since that fateful day,
When Gaea swooped in and took you away.
What a year it has been, such troubles and strife,
It’s been hard to keep going, with work and life.
I hear your whispers every day in my mind,
“What would I do”, I listen – but still find.
Sometimes I need you here for a hug,
Till we meet again, in the skies high above.
I love you mum always and forever
Your loving family, we shall forget you never XxxxX