Announcements – February 25, 2021

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DEATHS
FARGUS – Rev Gavin J F, beloved father of Caroline and Kenney, grandfather of David. Peacefully in Belford hospital after a short illness on February 12, 2021, aged 90. Private funeral with Requiem Mass to be held at a later date when Covid rules allow. Sincere thanks to everyone involved in his care.
MACDONALD – Sadly, but peacefully, on Sunday, February 21, 2021, in her 82nd year, Margaret, 34a Soroba Road, Oban (formerly of 6 Lunga Road, Oban). Devoted wife of the late Donald and mother to Donald, Donna and Andrew and grandmother to Euan. Will be dearly missed. A private funeral service will take place at Pennyfuir Cemetery. Family flowers only please.
MACINTYRE – Ann. Peacefully at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow on February 11, 2021, Ann in her 95th year. Beloved eldest daughter of the late James and Catherine MacIntyre, Gott, Isle of Tiree, sister of the late Rachael and Archie. Family funeral due to current restrictions, interment to take place on March 2 at Kirkapol Cemetery, Isle of Tiree. Family flowers only, donations in lieu to Guide Dogs for the Blind or Marie Curie Cancer Care.
MACINTYRE – Peacefully, at Lorn and Islands Hospital, on February 19, 2021, in his 90th year, Dugald Carmichael MacIntyre (Dougie), beloved husband of the late Jean Kennedy, dearly loved Dad of Christine, Dougie and Gordon and brother to Jessie. Adored Pappa and great-Pappa, and a special friend to many. Will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
MACMILLAN – John Ross, Tiree, Skye and Bishopbriggs, sadly passed on February 16, 2021. Beloved husband of Mary, Tiree and Bishopbriggs. Much loved father of Iain Ross, Kenneth Hector and Finlay John, and a dearly loved grandfather to all his grandchildren. He lived a full and wonderful life. Funeral at Daldowie Crematorium on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 12 noon. Due to current Covid restrictions, numbers are limited. Service can be viewed online, details available from the family. Family flowers only please.
MILLEN – With love and great sadness, we share the passing of our Dad, Ivor Millen, a well-known character in both Callander and his native Roy Bridge. He died peacefully at home on Saturday, February 20, 2021, surrounded by his loving family, having reached the grand old age of 83. Husband to Pat, adored father to Ailie, Amanda, Blair, Miles; Papa to Rachael, Milo, Theo, Una, Georgie and Floraidh; Great Grandpa to Joseph, Lina and Rosie; dear brother to Margaret, Moira, Danny, Eileen-Anne and Terry. Friend and drinking buddy to many. On Monday, March 1 at 2pm Ivor will make his final journey from Glasgow to Roy Bridge. He’ll stop in Callander at 151 Main Street saying a fond farewell to his good friends and nodding goodbye to his favourite haunts as he passes. Service at St Margaret’s RC Church Roy Bridge on Tuesday, March 2 at 11.30am followed by interment in Cille Choirill Cemetery. Anyone not immediate family and wishing to pay their respects can do so outside the church or at the graveside. A live stream will be made available for those of you who wish to view the service for Ivor. The link for this will be made available just before 11.30am on Tuesday morning, primarily from our own page.
MORTON – (Bonawe). Peacefully at Lorn and Islands Hospital, Oban, with her family by her side, in her 92nd year, Mary, beloved mother of John and the late Thomas, mother-in-law of Sarah and Catherine, grandmother to Thomas, Lorraine, Sharon, Karen, John and David, Great Nanny to Christopher, Eoghan, Jessica, Lewis, Alice, Ella, James and Arran, Great-Great Gran to Nathan. A much loved aunt and friend to many. Funeral private due to restrictions.
ROBERTSON – Peacefully at home, and not due to Covid, on February 16, 2021, Alison, née MacPherson, Benderloch, wife of Duncan (Taffy) Ballachulish, aged 92 years. Funeral at St John’s, Ballachulish on March 5. No flowers please but donations, if desired, to the Scottish Cot Death Trust, Strathcarron Hospice, or Marie Curie. Funeral numbers are restricted but a memorial service will be held for all Alison’s family and friends when restrictions allow.
SILVER – (Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire). Peacefully at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, surrounded by his family on February 18, 2021, Colin, aged 81, former Veterinary Surgeon, beloved husband of the late Gillean (née Comrie), the most amazing father of Catriona and Robert, dearly loved grandpa to Lucy, Iona, Alexander and Callum and loved friend to Carol. He will be deeply missed by all his family, friends and community.
THOMSON – Grace, with family at bedside, passed at the Inverclyde Royal Hospital, Greenock, on February 9, 2021, aged 86. Formerly of Dalmally, she will be greatly missed by her surviving relatives and children. Due to current restrictions a private family funeral will be held in Greenock crematorium.
WILLS – Rodney (formerly of Barcaldine and Lochaline). Died peacefully at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary on February 12, 2021 after a short illness. Adored husband of the late Susan, dearly loved father of Christine and the late Anne and sons-in-law Jim and Mike. Cherished Papa of Kirsty, Graeme, Alyssa and Lynne and six great-grandchildren. He will live on in our hearts. Donations if desired to Corstorphine Old Parish Church.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
CHRISTINE – The family of the late Evelyn G. Christine wish to extend their sincere thanks for the many kind words of condolences and support that they have received through expressions of cards, messages and flowers following their sad loss. They also send their gratitude and appreciation to the Rev Dugald Cameron for his eulogy at the graveside. Also to Ian MacInnes of D & A Munn Funeral Directors for his guidance and assistance. Petals of Oban for the lovely floral tributes. A sincere thank you to the staff at The North Argyll House Oban for the exceptional care afforded to our Mother over the years she was a resident there. Sorely missed by all.
CLARK – The family of the late Jimmy Clark, would like to thank most sincerely all family, friends and neighbours, for all their help and kindness, after the sudden loss of Jimmy. Special thanks to D & A Munn, Funeral Directors, for exceptional help and kindness, also to Duncan Forgrieve for his lovely music and to the Rev. Dugald Cameron for the lovely and fitting service.
GRAHAM – Mary, Fay and Elaine would like to thank everyone for their phone calls, messages and flowers after the sudden death of Davie/Dad. Sincere thanks to Dr. Harding and all at Connel Surgery, Sarah and Scott from Oban Police for their kindness to us, family who have helped us through this very difficult time and Aileen (mum and dad’s carer) whose support got me and mum through. A special thanks to Dawn for the lovely eulogy in the church and to all who braved the weather in Oban and Dunbeg to pay their respects. Thanks to Andrew for streaming the service for Fay in Canada. A very sincere thanks to Ian from Munn’s for such kindness and professionalism. Thanks to Father James for all his help and being a friend. Rest in Peace Wee Davie.
MACINTYRE – Margaret. Alastair, Pauline, Nicola and family would like to extend their sincere thanks to all friends, family and neighbours for the kindness and support, also for the cards, flowers and phone calls received since the loss of Margaret. Heartfelt thanks to Jamie, Beth and staff at Manson and MacBeath Funeral Directors, for their excellent service, empathy, compassion and professionalism shown to us as a family, which made making the arrangements so much easier. We would also like to thank the staff at Moss Park Care Home, in particular the nurses Chrissie, Iona and Val for the loving care and dignity that they showed Margaret, we will be forever grateful. To Father David Connor for his spiritual guidance and comforting service and to Deacon Thomas Wynne for the lovely service at the graveside, Kevin Cameron for the beautiful music and singing and the talented piper James Rosie. A special thanks to Doctor John Wallace for all the care, compassion and support that he showed not only to Margaret during her illness but also to Alastair and for simply being Doc Wallace. Finally, we would also like to thank all who paid their respects to Margaret at Riverside Grove and Lochyside, outside St Mary’s Church, at the roadside in Inverlochy and at the graveside. Margaret will forever be in our hearts.
MORRISON – Ronald Malcolm. Mary-Flora and Carrie would like to express thanks to friends and neighbours for their support in recent months. Thank you to Doctors Clarke and Kershaw-Yates and staff at Millig Practice; to all staff at Gordon’s chemist; to the district nurses and the carers for the care they delivered in such a respectful and gentle manner. Thank you to the Cooperative Funeral Services and to Robert Ryan, Civil Celebrant. To all who stood outside our home and the cortege route to show respect to Ronnie and say goodbye. Thanks to all for the heart-warming cards and flowers following our loss.
SINCLAIR – Mary. The family of the late Mary, wish to thank the staff of Portree Hospital and Dail Mhor, Strontian for their care and kindness, Rev. Richard Baxter for the comforting graveside service, Manson & MacBeath for the professional funeral arrangements. Thanks to friends who stood at the roadside in the rain at Ratagan to pay their respects on Mary’s final journey to Ardeag Cemetery. Thanks for all messages of condolences and donations to Inverinate lunch club.
MEMORIAMS
CLARK – In loving memory of Gary Clark, who died February 24, 2012.
– With all our love, your family.
GIBSON – In loving memory of our dear mum and granny Marybell, who died February 23, 1987.
Loved and remembered every day.
– Iain and family, Dalmally and Margaret and family, Canada.
MACDOUGALL –
A’cuimhneachadh m’athar, Ewen, a shiubhail 25 an Gearran, 2010. Le ar gaol.
– Eleanor agus John.
MACGILL – In loving memory of Donald, dear father of Anne and Neil, who passed away February 23, 1991. Beloved husband of the late Nancy, who passed away January 18, 2015, dearly loved Granny of Sophie and Donald.
Sorely missed, you are always in our thoughts.
– Anne and Rab, Neil and Jackie, Sophie, Donald.
MACKAY – Margaret, who passed away February 27, 2020.
So many precious memories of laughter, music and dancing
Safe in heaven now with her boys, Alex and Ian.
Beannaich dia thu Mummy.
– Mary, Aulay, Jamie, Denise, Scott and Nicola.
MACVICAR – In loving memory of Teena, died March 1, 2007.
– Johnnie, Mitchell, Catherine and families.
MATHERS – Treasured memories of my partner Vicky, who died on February 23, 2015.
Our memories are etched within my heart
So we are never far apart
Loved and missed always.
– Love Caroline xxx
McLENNAN – In loving memory of Willie, much loved brother and uncle died February 24, 2008.
Loved and remembered always.
– From Margaret, Elsie and families.
MORTON – In loving memory of Catherine Mary, passed away February 24, 1995. Beloved wife of John, devoted mother of Karen, John, and David. Much loved daughter-in-law to Mary
Forever in our thoughts.
– John, John and David.
Always in our thoughts. Sorely missed mum.
– Norman, Karen, Christopher, Lewis and Arran.
WATSON – Roberta (Bobbie) née Moyes. Two long years have passed since you were taken suddenly and far too soon. We now know why but still seek justice.
You are thought of and missed every day
Love always.
– Bill, Vi and Charlie and family.