Announcements – 18th March, 2021

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DEATHS
CAMPBELL – Margaret née MacIntosh suddenly but peacefully at 3/6 Lismore House formerly of Rhueval, Morvern Hill on March 8, 2021 in her 87th year, beloved wife of the late Calum Campbell. Much loved Mum of Leslie, Nigel and James. A caring mother-in-law to Lorna and Sheena and devoted Granny to Calum.

CARMICHAEL – Ian Archibald. It is with great sadness Anne and Archie announce the death of their father Ian, who died peacefully at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary on March 3, 2021, in his 95th year. Ian was a well-known Gaelic singer, who won the Mod gold medal in 1961 in Stirling. His funeral was held in Glasgow on March 12, 2021, and his ashes will be interred in Islay at a date to be confirmed.

DE CARIS – Nina sadly passed away on Saturday, March 13, 2021, a wonderful mother to her surviving daughter, a dedicated Nonna to her two grandsons, a proud Bisi to her four great grandchildren, and always warm and welcoming to her extended family and friends. She is much loved and will be greatly missed.

DICKSON – Peacefully at Biggart Hospital Ayr on March 5, 2021, Hugh Dickson aged 93 years. Beloved husband of the late Annabel. Dearly loved dad of John, Alison and Norman, dear father-in-law to Kay, Jenny and the late Bill, much loved grandad and great-grandad to Ainsley, Karen, Euan, Lucy, Charlotte and Eva. Forever in our hearts.

HOUSTON – Peacefully at the R.A.H., Paisley, on March 8, 2021, George Robert Houston, of Iolair Mhara, Acha, Balvicar, by Oban, in his 75th year. Beloved father of Ben, Rachel and Sarah, and much loved grandfather of Brian, Lachlan, Kyle, Isla and Robert. Dearly loved partner of the late Barbara Weston. Much respected father-in- law of Morton and Gregor. Dear brother of Alison, Ian, David and Susan. George will be remembered for his time as Skipper on Seafari and as a former Chemistry Teacher at Edinburgh Academy and Glenalmond. A good neighbour and dear friend to many. A private family funeral will be held at Woodside Crematorium, Paisley, on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. A Webcast of service will be available and login details are available from family members. Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made in George’s Memory to RNLI.

MACKINNON – On March 11, 2021, peacefully at Mid Argyll Hospital Lochgilphead, Donald MacKinnon in his 86th year, beloved husband of Meg and much loved father of Alison, Ishbel and Donald, a dearly loved brother of Mary and all the family, father-in-law of Jim and Carol, and dear grandpa and papa of Jim, Catherine, Mollie and Finlay. A private funeral service owing to current restrictions, will take place at Achnabreac Cemetery, Lochgilphead (today) Thursday, March 18. The cortege will leave from Donald’s home at Jeannies Cottage, Dunmore, by Tarbert at 11.30am and travel round the Kilberry road on route to the Cemetery, arriving approximately 12.30pm.
REA – Jenny, peacefully at Nazareth House, Glasgow on February 18, 2021. Jenny (née Menzies), beloved wife of Arthur, cherished mum of Pamela, Patricia, Malcolm and the late Caroline and treasured grandma and great grandma of the family. Fortified by the rites of the Holy Mother Church, R.I.P. Private Mass has been held.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
FERGUSON – The family would like to express their sincere thanks for the cards, flowers and kindness following Billy’s passing on February 13, 2021. Thanks to Alyson Stewart for the lovely graveside service, Ian at D&A Munn for his care and professionalism, Angus and Ross for the music, and Petals and The Thistle and the Rose for the beautiful flowers. Heartfelt thanks to all those who showed their respects on the day. We are so grateful to everyone in Ward B for taking such good care of Billy and to the lovely ladies at the Macmillan Day Unit who were so kind to him on his daily visits. Thank you to all who donated. £1,530 has been raised for the Day Unit in his memory.

MORTON – The family would like to thank family and friends for their cards, flowers and calls following Mary’s passing. We would also like to thank Connel Surgery, Occupational Therapy carers, nurses and doctors at Lorn and Islands Wards B & I for their care and professionalism during her latter days. Hamish Hoey and Son for their care and kindness to all the family, especially Catriona, the Rev Dugald Cameron for his kind words at the church and graveside, the organist for the lovely selection of music and Petals for their beautiful display of flowers.

OSWALD – Belated sincere thanks to Ian at D&A Munn for all of his help with Bobby’s funeral, also thanks to Petals of Oban for beautiful flowers and to all friends and family for cards and kind wishes. Janis and family.

SINCLAIR – The family of the late Faith Sinclair would like to thank everyone for their support, phone calls, cards and flowers after the loss of Faith/mum. Special thanks to Willie at D&A Munn funeral directors for his exceptional help and kindness, to the Rev Willem Bezuidenhout for the lovely service and to Petals for the beautiful flowers. We would also like to thank the staff at Etive House, Benderloch for taking care of Faith for the last eight months. Finally thank you to everyone who paid their respects at the roadsides and at Achnaba graveyard.

MEMORIAMS
FORSYTH – In loving memory of my dear wife Mary (Calac), who died March 17, 2012.
Happy memories.
– Jimmy.

HOLLAND – Treasured memories of Robert Holland, who died March 15, 1991.
Also his son Gary, who died October 24, 1990.
Gone are the days we used to share
But in our hearts you are always there
Loved and remembered every day
Treasured memories silently kept
Of the two we loved and will never forget.
– All our love, Sarah, Sharon, Dougie, Eoghan, Jessica and Nathan.

LAFFERTY – In loving memory of our dear Da, who passed away on March 15, 1989.
Always in our thoughts.
– Inserted by Denise and Kerry.

MACKINNON – Treasured memories of my mother Jessie, who died March 17, 2015 also my father Neil, who died April 30, 1991.
Both sadly missed by us all
Always in our thoughts.
– David, Eileen and all the family.

MACKINNON – In loving memory of Hector, died March 21, 2015.
Remembered fondly every day.
– Mary and family.

MACLEAN – In loving memory of Alistair MacLean (Monumental Sculptor, who died March 19, 2016, aged 84 years. Beloved husband to the late Mary, a much loved and loving dad, paps, papa and father-in-law.
Loving and kind in all his ways
Upright and just to the end of his days
Sincere and true, in heart and mind
Beautiful memories left behind.
– Dugald, Arlene and families. xx

MACLEAN – Treasured memories of our mother and granny, Theresa, who died March 23, 2020.
Forever in our hearts.
– John, May, Shaun and Shannon.

MACPHERSON – In loving memory of Sandra, died March 17, 2013.
Always in our thoughts.
– Donald and family.

MAIR – In loving memory of my mother, Helen, who passed from this life on March 14, 2016.
Always on my mind, forever in my heart.
– Jill, Kintaline.

MORRISON – In loving memory of Ena, who passed away on March 18, 2017.
A much loved wife, mum, mother-in-law and adored granny.
Your presence we miss
Your memory we treasure.
Loved and remembered every day.
– Dougall and family.

OSWALD – In loving memory of Bobby, loving husband, dad and Grandad who died March 22, 2020. Much loved and greatly missed every day by wife Janis, daughters Claire and Fiona and all the family.