Announcements – March 11, 2021

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GOLDEN WEDDING
KILCOLM – MACKAY – Married in St. Margaret’s Church, Lochgilphead on March 13, 1971, by Fr. John MacCormick, assisted by Rev. Neil MacKay, Tom to Sheena.

DEATHS
BLACKSTOCK – With huge sadness, we regret to announce the passing of Mary Blackstock at home on March 2, 2021, aged 80 years, of Isle of Seil. Beloved wife of the late John, dearly loved mum of Fiona and Andrew, much loved grandma to Calum and Grant. With extremely grateful thanks to Miranda Barkham, Cathy Ford, and all the wonderful nurses and staff at Easdale Medical Practice for exceptional care provided. Also, huge thanks to Isabelle, Leanne, Brian and Kim, her wonderful carers. Once again, due to covid restrictions only private graveside service is permitted on Wednesday, March 17.

CRUICKSHANK – Margaret (née Gardiner), peacefully at Lorn and Islands hospital on February 16, 2021 with family by her side. Much loved and always remembered. Will sadly be missed by all. Duncan, Emma, Mhairi and families. Due to COVID restrictions only a small number will be attending the funeral at Daldowie Crematorium on Friday, March 12. Family flowers only please.

MACMILLAN – Murdina (née Morrison), Lochawe, formerly 31 North Bragar, Isle of Lewis, suddenly but peacefully surrounded by her family at Lorn and Islands Hospital on March 6, 2021. Beloved mother to Alistair, Margaret and James, loving mother-in-law to Catherine, much loved sister to John, Finella, Mairead and the late Ina, Marybell, James and Ann. Adored aunty, granny, great-granny and great-great-granny. Sorely missed by all who knew her.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
HAY – The family would like to express their sincere thanks to family and friends for the cards, flowers and calls following Annie’s passing. Thanks to Alyson Stewart for her kind words at the graveside and to Ian at D & A Munn for his care and professionalism. Thanks also to Petals of Oban for the lovely wreaths. Grateful thanks to those who came to show their respects at the cemetery. Finally, a deep felt gratitude to Oban Community Carers, Abbie and those at Torosay Court who went above and beyond in caring for Annie. Never forgotten.

LYNN – James Colin Campbell (Colin) died at 7 Strathview, Arisaig on February 12, 2021. I, Angela Gillespie née Lynn would like to express my gratitude to medical staff, friends and shop assistants in Mallaig and Lochaber who supported Colin (and his wife Winnie) during their sojourn in Arisaig and Lochaber. A special thanks to Rev. Donald McCorkindale and Rev. Stuart Goudie both of whom were involved in the planning and recording of the service at Arisaig Church of Scotland on February 25, 2021. The service included a very personal tribute to Colin as well as offering spiritual support to all. Thanks to the McDonald Bro. Florists for compiling such beautiful floral tributes and of their many contributions over the years. To Marie Louise MacDonald, Solicitor, (MacDonald McIntyre & Co) and executor who went beyond her remit thus ensuring that Colin’s wishes were fulfilled. Also thanks to Manson & MacBeath Funeral Undertakers, for their assistance. An extra special thanks to Julie and Ray extending friendship and support to Colin over many years and their continued support to all the family. To all neighbours and friends, including Lilian Macdonald who shared an interest in gardening and Colin’s sense of humour. A particular thanks to local friends including Ian Blyth, John MacMillan and Ulrich from Strontian. Recognition to those from further afield and long-time friends such as Donald from Glenrothes, Alan from Killin, Norman from Broughty Ferry, Ann from Glasgow and staff at Highland Liliums. Colin, a keen gardener, friend and neighbour to many. He may have gone but his gardens continue to grow. Sadly missed. Inserted by Angela on behalf of extended family from Stornoway, Inverness, Monifeith, Germany, Glasgow, and Denmark and Lochaline.

MORRISON – Rena Cameron would like to thank everyone for their kind expressions of sympathy via technology, telephone, cards, flowers etc., following the recent sad loss of our dear brother Kenny. Thanks for all donations received for Friends of the Mac, Mallaig. Grateful thanks to the carers and Mallaig medical staff for all their great care and comfort. Special thanks to Scott at Greenlees and Son for his kind and helpful handling of the funeral arrangements. Mòran Taing.

MEMORIAMS
FILES – Treasured memories of Anne.
Gone but not forgotten.
– Marie, Emma, Maisie.

MACKAY – Treasured memories of Mary (Morrison), much loved daughter, sister and aunt, wife to Donnie, Mum to Neilly and Granny to Donna. ‘Matron Mary’, dear friend for many, passed away March, 1981. The years fly by but thankfully the wonderful memories are still with us.

MORRISON – Cherished memories of Rita (Galloway), loving wife of Donald James and mother of Margaret, Mary Flora and Seonaid, passed away March, 1981. Forever in our hearts.
With only a few days between their very sudden deaths but now forty years since Mary and Rita, sisters by marriage, left us, they still smile down on all of us.

MACLEOD – In loving memory of our dear mum Maria Jessie MacLeod (née Chisholm) who fell asleep on March 10, 2020. Forever loved and missed by her family and friends. Together again with her dear Alistair (R.I.P. August 11, 2020).
– Cara, Mitzi, Alex and Nikki.

MACPHAIL – In memory of Allan, March 11, 2004.
Forever in my thoughts.
– Maureen.

MACPHERSON – In loving memory of Margaret, who passed away March 12, 2019. Beloved wife, mother and gran.
Always loved and remembered.
– Alasdair, Gordon and family.

MCDIARMID – (Portree) In memory of Mike, a much loved husband and father who passed away on March 9, 2020.
Sadly missed and always remembered.
– Margaret, Hannah and Steven.

NICHOLSON – In memory of our dear mother Jessie, who died on March 11, 2000.
Loved and remembered every day.
– The Nicholson family.