Announcements – March 4, 2021

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MACINNES – Iain and Claire (née Kennedy) are delighted to announce the arrival of Calum Neil MacInnes on December 29, 2020. A little brother for Amy and John.

FORBES – Margaret Ann née Stewart, suddenly but peacefully at Glasgow Royal Infirmary on February 25, 2021 in her 78th year, beloved wife of the late Harry Forbes, much loved Mum to Christine, Iain and Lorna. A caring mother-in-law to Willie, Carlyn and Les. A devoted Gran to Lora, Amanda, Lynne, Sam and grandson-in-law Nathan and Great-Granny to Cameron and a dear sister to Christine. Forever in our hearts.

FORD – Malcolm (Calumn), peacefully on February 24, 2021 at Ninewells Hospital Dundee, after a long illness, Calumn (former chef at Western Isles) much loved brother, brother-in-law and a dear uncle. Funeral private.

MACQUARRIE (KING) – Peacefully on February 27, 2021, at Dundonald Care Home, with her family by her side, Margaret née Ingram, beloved wife of the late John MacQuarrie (known as MacBrayne, Mull) and the late Archibald King, mother to Ian, Sandy and Archie, mother-in-law, gran and great-gran. Will be sadly missed by all. Due to Covid restrictions only family members can attend the funeral. No flowers please, but donations, if desired to Alzheimer’s Scotland Dementia Research.

SINCLAIR – (née McInnes). Sadly, on February 24, 2021, at the Lorn and Islands Hospital, Oban, after a short illness, in her 87th year, Faith, of Kenmore Cottages, Bonawe, loving wife of Jimmy, beloved mother to Ann and Fyonna and granny to Rikki, Heidi and Freya. Private graveside service will take place at Achnaba Cemetery, North Connel, on March 10, 2021, in accordance with government guidelines. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu of flowers, can be made directly to Mary’s Meals if desired at

SMITH – We regret to announce the passing of Margaret Clelland Smith (Gray), born in Stonehouse on August 7, 1951 and resided at Dunmar Court, Oban. Margaret was tragically taken on January 21, 2021 in her 69th year. Loving mother to Jamie Smith and his wife Fiona of Ontario, Canada and Erica Smith and her partner, Andy of Oban. Granny Apple to Jonathon, Daniel, Jamie, Jamie and Scott and Great Granny Apple to Logan and her wee dog, Olly. Sister to Lindley Gray and wife Margaret, Murray Gray and Derick Gray and his wife Linda. Margaret will be fondly remembered by nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Eric Smith and her parents George Gray and Mary Gray (Murray) and sister-in-law, Evelyn Gray. A private funeral service will be held on Monday, March 8. Family flowers only, please. As an expression of sympathy, donations can be made to North Argyll Carer’s Centre, Albany Street, Oban.

VICK – Suddenly at home, in her husband’s arms, on January 30, 2021, aged 44 years, Fiona née MacPhail, dearly loved wife of David Vick, a loving mum to Hannah and Charlie. A private funeral will take place, in line with current guidelines, on Friday, March 5 at Muckairn Cemetery. Family flowers only please.

LYNN – The family of the late Colin would like to thank everyone who helped with the funeral arrangements, after his sudden death on February 12, 2021. Sincere thanks to Manson and MacBeath for excellent funeral arrangements, to the Rev Donald MacCorkindale for his thoughtful service, to MacDonald Bros for the beautiful floral wreaths and to his lawyer for help with the funeral arrangements, with numbers restricted due to present rules. Thanks also to those who made the day go smoothly, organising the opening of the church and the music at the service. Special thanks to those who were closest to Colin and looked after his welfare. We are very grateful and we will miss him.

McKELLAR – Mary, Kirsteen, Cameron and the boys, family of the late Don, wish to extend their sincere thanks to relatives, friends and neighbours for the many kind words of condolence and support received through flowers, cards, phone calls and messages at this sad time. Special thanks to Lorraine MacKay for her care, her support and friendship – a true neighbour. Heartfelt thanks go to neighbours and friends for continuing offers of help and for coming out to see Don off on his last journey. Thank you to Ian at D & A Munn for his kindness, guidance and professionalism, and for playing our music at the graveside. Thank you to Marion Fisher for care and advice, to Petals of Oban for beautiful flowers and the Rev D Cameron for graveside interment.

WILLIAMSON – The family of the late Libby Williamson would like to express their deepest gratitude to; the staff at the Belford Hospital for their care, McLellan Funeral Directors for their professionalism, Celebrant Aly Stewart for her beautiful service and all of Libby’s very many friends for their kind words, cards and condolences at this sad time. Thanks also to all who paid their last respects to Libby on Friday as she left Banavie for the final time. Always on our minds, forever in our hearts.

BURTON – For our boys Paul and David.
In our hearts and minds forever.
– The Burton Family, Oban and East Kilbride.

COUTTS – Treasured memories of my dear mother Ishbel, who died March 8, 1992, my dear father Alex, died June 17, 1976, my aunt Jean, died October 26, 1988 and my brother Alistair, died November 2, 2007.
Precious memories never fade away.
– Cathie, Inverness.

CRAIG – Remembering Douglas, who died on March 9, 2019.
And while he lies in peaceful sleep
His memory we shall always keep
– Isobel and family x

GRANT – In loving memory of my dear father and our grandpa Angus, who died March 3, 2016.
Never more than a thought away
Loved and remembered every day
– Elizabeth, Julie and Steven.

LEITCH – In loving memory of Myra, mother and grandmother who passed away March 9, 2005.
Your place of rest we visit
The flowers we place with care
Our hearts are full of memories
We treasure them with care
The way you had to leave us will always seem unfair
Life is not measured by the years you live
But by the love you give and the things you did
You were our champion, our tower of strength
Always caring, loving and kind
What beautiful memories you left behind.
– Ivor, Neil and family.

MACDONALD – In loving memory of my brother and our uncle Dian who died on March 7, 1977 and loved ones gone before and since.
Loved and remembered always.
– Freena and family

MACISSAC – Treasured memories of Finlay, who died March 4, 2018
Every day in some small way memories of you come our way
Though you are absent you are always near
Missed and loved and very dear.
– Your loving wife Mary, sons Donald, John, Finlay and daughter Sandra, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

MACKINNON – Treasured memories of our dear uncle Donald, who passed away March 5, 2020.
Your presence we miss
Your memory we treasure
Loving you always
Forgetting you never.
Also remembering loved ones gone before and after.
– Elizabeth, Donald and families.

MACKINNON – In loving memory of Uncle Donald who passed away on March 5, 2020.
We have many memories especially in recent years of times spent with his sister Effie in Middleton. Happy times we will never forget.
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal
Love leaves a memory no one can steal
– Mairi-Anne, Neil and family Xx

MACLEAN – With all my love Calum on this your 29th anniversary.
Love you and miss you every day.
– Chrissie.

MACPHEE – Treasured memories of a much loved son and brother Fraser, who died tragically in an accident on March 8, 2002.
In God’s hands but forever with us and in our hearts.
– Mum, Dad, Catriona, Niall, Ruaridh and Arran.