Announcements – 25th March, 2021

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GRAHAM – Hamish, beloved husband of Jean and father of Catriona, James and Lachlan, passed on Friday, March 12, 2021 at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary after a hard fought battle with cancer. A proud veteran and former paratrooper, mountain rescue climber and marathon runner who lived life to its fullest, he will be dearly missed by his friends and family. Service to be held at Achnaba Cemetery on Friday, March 26, family flowers only please. Donations in lieu of flowers should be made to the Scottish Air Ambulance Service if desired.

IRVING – James Irving passed away on March 17, 2021. Loving husband of Margaret Irving, father of Jamie, Colin and Billy and loving grampa to his seven grandchildren.

MACINTYRE – Sadly, but peacefully, on March 18, 2021, surrounded by her family, at Etive House Care Home, Benderloch, aged 78 years, Mary MacQuade, formerly of 8 Davaar Gardens, Oban, much loved mum, granny and great-granny. Sadly missed.

PARKIN – (Forres/Rafford). Sadly, at Dr Gray’s Hospital, Elgin on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. Jane Wood Parkin (née Horner) of Forres and formerly of Romach Farm, Rafford, beloved wife of Alan, a dear sister-in-law, a much loved aunt and great-aunt and a sadly missed friend to many. Jane’s funeral service can be attended via online live stream on Friday, March 26 at 1.00pm, please contact Tom Ross & Sons Funeral Directors (01309 673435 / for further details. Donations to Forres in Bloom in memory of Jane, if desired, may be forwarded to Tom Ross & Sons, Orchard Road, Forres IV36 1PJ.

SALWAY – John Salway.
Peacefully in hospital after a short illness on March 15, 2021. Sadly missed by Christine and all her family, treasured friend of Graham. John was well-known as treasurer of Oban Classic Car Club. He lived life to the full and was respected and loved by his many friends. He will be especially missed by his friends and neighbours of Loch Awe who held a special place in his heart. Unfortunately current circumstances dictate a limited funeral service but a memorial gathering will take place when permitted. No flowers please but donations in John’s memory may be made to the British Heart Foundation Enquiries to Helensburgh Funeral Care, 23 West King Street, Helensburgh (01436673322).

SCORGIE – Passed away peacefully at Lorn and Islands Hospital, Oban on March 17, 2021, in his 96th year, Jack Scorgie beloved husband of the late Catherine Perry. A dear father to Janet and Tina, much loved grandfather to Darius. Sadly missed.

VALENTINE – In loving memory of Coralie Rachel Valentine (Coral) of Kilmore. Passed away peacefully at home with her husband David, by her side, on Sunday, March 21, 2021, after a long illness. Much loved by all who knew her especially church family at the Baptist church in Oban. Missed by Max her poodle. Huge thanks go to Jess MacDonald and all at Alba Care, Dr Fiona MacLennan, and the district nurses for all the care over the last years. Never more loved than by David who will miss her greatly. Donations to Dogs Trust please.

WILLISON – Douglas. Peacefully in the Falls of Dochart Retirement Home, Killin on Monday, March 22, 2021. Douglas Willison of Easter Lix, Killin. Beloved husband of the late Anne Willison, dear Dad to Douglas, Beth and Sheona, father-in-law to Andy and Catriona, grandpa to Duncan, Donald, Mike, David, Mhairi and Robbie and great-grandpa to Ariya. Private funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 30 at 11am at Killin Parish Church. Thereafter to Killin Cemetery. The family invite you to pay your respects as the Cortege leaves from Easter Lix at 10.15am making its way to Killin Parish Church. Donations (if desired) to the Falls of Dochart Retirement Home.

WILSON – Peacefully at home after a short illness on 20th March 2021 surrounded by his family, Cameron, dear Husband of Morag, beloved Father of Margaret, Fiona and Rhona. Will be sadly missed by all his Family and Friends.

FORBES – Christine, Iain and Lorna would like to thank most sincerely, family and friends for their kindness, support, cards, letters, messages, phone calls and flowers following the sad loss of their much loved mum, Margaret. She was a devoted wife to the late Harry, a caring mother-in-law and a much loved gran and great-granny. Thanks also to Catriona and staff at Hamish Hoey & Son for sensitive and efficient funeral arrangements. Heartfelt thanks to Donald MacKinnon for a warm, sincere and comforting service, to Ken Moncrieff, organist and to Niall Jordan who piped at the graveside. Finally, many thanks to everyone who paid their respects to the funeral cortege as it passed through Connel and Oban.

MACINTYRE – The family of the late Ann MacIntyre wish to express their sincere thanks to relatives, friends and neighbours for cards, telephone calls and donations to Ann’s favourite charities. To the Rev Donald M MacInnes, Glasgow for his thoughtful service and to the Rev Allan Millar, Tiree for his kind words and prayers at the graveside at Kirkapol Cemetery. Thanks to Co-op Funeralcare in Glasgow and on Tiree for their efficient service and to the crew of the ferry the Lord of the Isles for the respect shown. Finally thanks to Fiona and staff at Tiree Lodge Hotel for their excellent catering.

MACKINNON – Meg, Alison, Ishbel, Donald and families would like to thank all family, friends and neighbours for their many kind expressions of sympathy, phone calls, cards, flowers and other thoughtful gestures following the sad loss of Donald. Special thanks to all of the Carr Gomm and council carers who looked after him so compassionately over the last few years, to Dochas for their support, to the district nurses and staff at Tarbert Medical Practice and to staff at Glenaray Ward, Mid Argyll Hospital, for their professionalism and kindness. Also, to Lyn Peden for a lovely service, to Stan Lupton and team for dealing with the funeral arrangements so professionally and personally, to John Hunt for going the extra mile with our choice of music and to Keli McDougall for such beautiful flowers. We would also like to thank everyone who paid their respects to Donald on his journey to Achnabreac Cemetery, it meant a great deal to see you all and Donald would have been delighted.

MACMILLAN – Murdina’s family would like to express their thanks for the cards, flowers and kindness received following her passing on March 6. Also to all friends and neighbours who paid their respects along the route and at the graveside, Reverend Margaret Miller for her lovely service, Ian MacIntyre for playing the pipes, Petals for the wonderful flowers and Willie at D&A Munn for his kindness and care. Grateful thanks to the district nurses and Ward A for their care and Donna and her team at the Macmillan Day Unit you were all so kind and caring to Mum thank you all so much. Also to friends and neighbours for their support and phone calls during her illness.

BOGLE/PHILLIPS – In loving memory of our sisters Mary, died March 24, 2018 and Mary Kate, died April 19, 2011, RIP.
Always in our thoughts
Forever in our hearts.
– From all the family.

CAMPBELL – In loving memory of my beautiful wife Ruby, who passed away a year ago on March 24. Loved and missed every single day.

CAMPBELL – In loving memory of Ruby, a dear sister-in-law, auntie and great-auntie, who passed away March 24, 2020.
Always in our hearts and thoughts.
Sorely missed.
– Jane xx

MACLEAN – Treasured memories of Theresa, March 23, 2020.
A loving mother and grandmother, sadly missed.
Deep in our hearts you’ll always stay
Loved and remembered every day.
– Alastair, Cathanne, Jamie, Stuart and Ruaraidh xx

McKNIGHT/DEMPSTER – Treasured memories of William, our dad and grampa, died March 23, 1991 and Margaret, our sister and aunt, who died April 13, 1991.
So dearly loved, not to be forgotten.
– From all the family.

McLEOD – Precious memories of Chrissie (née MacLean) who passed away 30 years ago on March 29, 1991. Her children (Kenny, Martin, Anne and Pete) remember, love and miss her dearly. Her beauty, intellect and humour live on in her wonderful grandchildren. Martin, Eilidh, Christy, Anna, Helena, Lucas, Zara, Esme and Finn.
Aig fois na dachaigh ann an solas fhlathanais.

McNICOL – In loving memory of our dear parents and grandparents, Janet, died March 24, 1986 and Duncan, died November 29, 1987.
Sadly missed along life’s way
– Nellie, Tommy and family.

SCOULAR – In loving memory of our very special dad, father-in-law, granda and great-granda, Alistair, who passed away on March 24, 2020.
Your life was a blessing
Your memory a treasure.
You are loved beyond words
And missed beyond measure.
Forever in our hearts.
– Karen, Johnny and all the family xx

WALKER – In loving memory of our father and grandfather Archie, who passed away March 29, 1996.
Always in our thoughts.
– Allan and family, Islay, Gartmore and Blanefield.

WALKER – In memory of our father Archibald, who died March 29, 1996.
Always in our thoughts.
– Inserted by Donald and Morag, Airport Cottage, Islay.

WALKER – In loving memory of my dear father Archibald, who died on March 29, 1996.
Sadly missed.
– Inserted by his loving son Archie.

WATT – In loving memory of Jeanette, who died March 29, 2020. Much loved wife of Robert, mum to Peter and Morag, granny to Caroline and great-granny to Cian, mum-in-law, sister and friend to many.
Forever loved and remembered every day.

WATT – In fond remembrance of my precious sister Jeanette, who passed away March 29, 2020. A loving aunt and friend to many.
May the winds of love blow softly on the place you find your rest.
– Rosalin, Elaine, Sander and Iain.