Announcements – 22nd April, 2021

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DEATHS
BALLANTINE – Peacefully on April 16, 2021, at his home, 10 Upper Glenfyne Park, Ardrishaig, with his family by his side, James (Jim) Ballantine, in his 90th year. (Retired Scottish & Newcastle Breweries). Beloved husband of Kay; much loved father of Eleanor, Katharine and Norman. A much respected father-in-law of Gordon, John and Clare. Adored Seanair of Alasdair, Peter, Jamie, Toby, Joseph, Michael, Kevin, Jocelyn and Dominic and great granddaughters Aoife and Eilis. A dear brother-in-law, uncle and great uncle to the extended family. A private funeral service will be held at Ardrishaig Parish Church on Thursday, April 22. For those wishing to pay their respects the funeral cortege will leave from Ardrishaig Parish Church at approx. 12noon, travelling along Chalmers Street, on route to Achnabreac Cemetery.

CLARK – Peacefully at home, after an illness borne with courage and dignity, and with his family by his side, on April 18, 2021, Sandy Clark, aged 70 years, of 57 Highbank Park, Lochgilphead. Beloved and loving husband of Helen Keith. Adored Dad of Joanne, Senga, Shelley and Helen, much respected father-in-law. Cherished Grandpa of nine. Only son of the late Jack and Mary Clark ( Oban). A dear neighbour , good friend and former work colleague to many. A private family service will be held at Kilevin Cemetery, Crarae on Tuesday April 27, 2021. For those wishing to pay their respects, the funeral cortege will leave from 57 Highbank Park, at 11.15 am, turning right to Bishopton Road, down Argyll Street, passing Lingerton at approx. 11.30am. Please respect social distancing guidelines. Donations can be made in memory of Sandy, direct to Cancer Research and Macmillan Nurses Mid Argyll, or via Donald MacDonald Funeral Directors.

FRASER – Catriona Anne (Cass). Passed away peacefully at home at Gallowgate, 55 Catalina Avenue, Oban on Saturday, April 17, 2021 aged 40, after a brave fight with illness, with her loving husband Graeme holding her hand. Beloved daughter to the late Danny Hickford, Isle of Mull and Lismore and Irene Richardson, Isle of Mull and Cumbernauld. Much loved sister, sister-in-law, auntie, cousin and friend. A private Celebration of her Life will take place at Pennyfuir on Wednesday, April 28. Family flowers only please. Donations can be made to the Macmillan Day Bed Unit at Lorn and Islands Hospital, Oban if desired.

GREGOR – John (Ian) Black, (Dunbar/Pease Bay/Fort William). Peacefully at home on Friday, April 16, 2021. Ian, much loved husband of Isabel, dearly loved dad of Iain and the late Sandra, loving grandad of Scott, Stephen, Shane, Iona, Natasha and Zoe a dearly loved father-in-law of Norma and John, brother, brother-in-law and uncle of the family. Funeral private due to current restrictions.

MACLEOD – James (Edinburgh/Aultbea/Alford/Lairg). Peacefully, at Erskine Home Edinburgh, on Saturday, April 17, 2021, beloved husband of the late Margaret and dearly loved father to Alasdair and Alison and father-in-law of Debbie and Bryan, much loved grandfather to Rachel, Benn, Abi, Lizzy, Struan and Tommy. Funeral to be held on Thursday, April 29. Due to Covid restrictions numbers are limited. Please contact the family for further information. No flowers please but donations, if desired, can be made to Erskine Edinburgh Home.

MEMORIAMS
BLACK – In loving memory of Donnie, who passed away on April 26, 2016. Beloved husband of Jean, dear father, grandfather and beloved Papa
Sadly missed.
– From Jean, Carol, Andrew and all the family.

BROWN – Precious memories of a dear wife and mother Rena, who died April 26, 2013.
Your life was a blessing
Your memory a treasure
You are loved beyond words
And missed beyond measure
– Donald, Colin, Donna and families.

BUCHANAN – Willie.
Remembering the 10th anniversary of my beloved husband Willie, on April 23. Loving father to Mary, Katy and Hugh and devoted son to Molly, in Morar. Also greatly missed by his siblings, Catherine, Archie and Colin and all of Ann’s family.

CAMPBELL – In loving memory of Michael William Campbell, aged 48 years, who passed away April 25, 2018.
– From Mum, Dad and family.

JOHNSTON – April 22, 2015.
We miss your smile every day,
The pain of losing you never goes away.
With every breath we take,
We take one for you.
You are with us in everything we do.
Sleep easy John Boy.
– Mum, Dad, Eilidh and Janine. Xx

MACINTYRE – In loving memory of our mum, mother-in-law, granny and great-granny Rachel, who passed away on April 21, 2016.
Always beside us
Lovingly remembered.
– Neil, Jennifer, Charles and families.

MAY – On the first anniversary, in memory of a dear brother, uncle and nephew Norman Joseph, who passed away on April 23, 2020, aged 52 years.
Always in our thoughts.
– From all his family.

PURDEN – Precious memories of our son Angus who passed April 22, 1998 aged 25 years.
Always in our hearts and in our thoughts.
Love you forever son
– Mum and Dad xx
Love you always Angus
I can still hear your laugh
See that cheeky look
You gave me when you were right and I was wrong
You were simply the best.
There are no words to explain how you are missed every day.
– Frances and Andrew xx

STEELE – Precious memories of our sister Morven who died April 20, 1984.
– Love Morag and Alan.

STEWART – In loving memory of a dear father and grandfather, Jimmy, who died April 25, 1989.
Gone are the days we used to share
But in our hearts you are always there.
– Catherine, Kenneth, Margaret and families.

SWAINSON – Mum.
She was a mother so very rare
Content in her home and always there
On Earth she toiled in Heaven she rests
God bless you mother
You were the best.
You will always be our hero
Thank God you are wind beneath our wings
We miss you so much.
Back in daddy’s arms.
– Marie and Jacqueline.