Announcements – May 13, 2021

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CAMPBELL – Charles (Charlie) passed away on Wednesday, May 5, 2021. Beloved husband of Ursula, loving father of Sheila and Mary, respected father-in-law of Richard and Colin, devoted papa of Jessica and Molly and idolised great-papa of Grace. Funeral service took place on Wednesday, May 12 at St. Modan’s, Benderloch and Achnaba Cemetery. Very sorely missed. Donations, if desired to Marie Curie Cancer Care to D. Gunn Funeral Directors, Appin.
FRENCH – Stuart. Peacefully at Lorn and Islands Hospital, Oban on May 8, 2021, after a long illness, patiently borne. Dearly beloved husband of Gladys, much loved Dad to Garry and Yvonne, father-in-law to Debbie. Loving Grampa to Craig, Amanda, Sean, Rhona and Lori. Great Grampa to Rowan and Aspen. Will be sorely missed by all.
HOWIE – Jean (formerly Roanoak, Dunoon). Peacefully at home at Selma, Hafton, Taynuilt on May 1, 2021 aged 90. Beloved daughter of the late David and Margaret Howie and sister of the late Alec Howie. Much loved sister-in-law, aunt, great-aunt and good friend to many. Private funeral service to be held at Pennyfuir Cemetery, Oban on Thursday, May 13, 2021.
MACKENZIE – Alasdair. Peacefully at Almond View Care Home, on May 4, 2021, Alasdair, beloved husband of the late Mary, loving father to George and Grant and much loved grandfather to Eilidh, Ross, Cameron and Lauren. Funeral service at Clydebank Crematorium, North Dalnottar on Friday, May 14, 2021. Private family funeral in line with current restrictions.
PEARSON – Peacefully at home on Sunday, May 9, 2021, aged 79 years, after an illness courageously borne. Jim, beloved husband and best friend of June. Dearly loved dad of Audrey and the late Jamie, father-in-law of Gregor and Shona. Adored papa of Gemma and Ashleigh and good friend of Allan and Fraser. Great-grand papa to his wee treasure Rian, brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend to many. Our Gentle Giant. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired to Macmillan Day Unit, Oban and Cancer Research UK (Oban Branch).
CAMPBELL – The family of the late Moyra Campbell would like to thank all friends, family and neighbours for all their kind expressions of sympathy following the passing of Moyra. A special thanks to Dr Fiona MacLennan, the Macmillan Ward and all the staff in Ward A for all their care. We would also like to thank Hamish Hoey & Son for all their support, Petals of Oban for the beautiful flowers and Father James for the lovely service. Lastly, we would like to extend our thanks to everyone that lined the streets to pay their respects to Moyra as she made her final journey from Hazeldean Villa to Pennyfuir.
JACKSON – John and family of the late Yvonne Jackson would like to express our thanks for cards, flowers, letters and all acts of kindness shown following our sad loss. Heartfelt thanks to all nurses and carers who supported Yvonne in our last few days together. Thanks to Rev Tom Telfer for your service, to Duncan Gunn for sensitive and efficient funeral arrangements, to Ross MacPherson and Torquil Telfer for beautiful music. The sum of £480 will be donated to Macmillan Nurses, Oban.
MACLENNAN – The family of the late Arthur would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for all the lovely flowers, cards and phone calls. Thanks to Rev. D. Cameron for a lovely service. Hamish Hoey and Son for their professionalism, also a big thank you to Catriona MacFarlane for her care and help. Also thanks to Petals of Oban for the lovely flower arrangement and the Royal Hotel for the refreshments.
PARKIN/HORNER – Forres/Inverlochy. Alan Parkin would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of regret at the death of my wife Jane, better known in Lochaber as Jean Horner, all indicating their high regard for her. The Reverend George Baxter kindly made the Duncansburgh church in the Parade available for a family service and conducted an inspiring service for us together with a wonderful Eulogy of her life which was very much appreciated. Following the church service Jane was interred in her parents lair in Glen Nevis cemetery with prayers by the Reverend Baxter, the family thank him very much. The maximum allowed to do so attended the service but many more of her friends in Lochaber and in several other countries watched the live video of the service transmitted on the church website and have expressed their appreciation at being able to do so. I offer my thanks to the church organist and the flower arranger for their contribution to the service. I also wish to thank Susan MacDonald of the council office at Carr’s Corner for her considerable help and advice to me in making the necessary arrangements for the Glen Nevis lair use. Jane will live long in the memory of those who knew her and will be much missed by her family and friends.
BARR – Cherished memories of Angela Marie Barr, March 13, 1968 – May 13, 2018.
You are the brightest star in the sky
Missed and loved forever
Also remembered ones gone before and after.
– From Mum, Dad and all the family.
BEATON – Fondest memories of Angus Campbell passed away May 17, 2019.
At rest now, Bunessan, Mull.
– From friends in Oban.
BOWMAN – In loving memory of Ian, who died May 13, 2015.
So very sadly missed by us all.
Memories of happy days keep him ever close.
Always loving, always loved by Mary and family, Biggar and Tobermory.
GROUNDWATER – In loving memory of Marie, dearly loved wife, mother and granny who died May 12, 2014.
Always in our thoughts.
– John and family.
MACCOLL – In loving memory of dear Neilie, who passed away May 13, 2003.
Time changes many things
But not the sadness this day brings
A broken heart, tears unseen
Wishing your absence was only a dream.
– Margaret, Torloisk.
MACDONALD – Precious memories of a very dear mum and granny Kathleen, who passed away May 15, 2018 and a very dear dad and papa Ronnie, who passed away June 2, 2017.
Never more than a thought away
Loved and remembered every day.
– By all the family in Ballachulish, East Kilbride and Bridge of Earn.
MACDONALD – 2nd anniversary on May 23, 2019.
Remembering my beloved daughter and step-daughter Caroline.
Death changes everything
They say to give it time
But time changes nothing
We still miss the sound of your voice
The stories you told
The ring of your laughter
And your presence that glowed
So yes time changes nothing because
We miss you as much today
As we did the day you left
– Love and miss you always Dad and Mary.
MACINTYRE – In loving memory of our dear dad, father-in-law and seanair Donald Archibald (DA), who passed away May 16, 2005.
Deep in our hearts you will always stay
Loved and remembered every day
– Neil, Jennifer, Charles and families.
MACLEAN – In loving memory of a dear mum and granny Morag who died May, 14, 2012
Also remembering loved ones gone before and after
By the old rugged cross you sit with a smile
Waiting for those you have left for a while
And those who you have left with their grief and their loss
Will meet you one day by the old rugged cross.
– Marie, Donna, Lorna and families, Tiree and Somerset.
MACPHEE – Treasured memories of our dad Alexander (Sandy), who passed away at his home Coire-Les, Camaghael on May 11, 1974.
To us you were someone special
Someone good and true
You’ll never be forgotten Dad
As we thought the world of you.
We miss you Dad.
– Your loving daughter Mary and family and son Alex and family.
MCKERRELL – In loving memory of a much loved husband John Douglas McKerrell (Ian) who passed away on May 17, 2020.
They say it’s a beautiful journey
From the old world to the new
Someday I’ll take that journey
Just to be with you
And when I reach that garden
Where all are free from pain
I’ll put my arms around you
And we’ll never part again
Always loved, never forgotten and forever missed
– Your loving wife Margaret.
MCKERRELL – With love and special memories of our dear Dad and Papa, Ian, who passed away on May 17, 2020.
He never looked for praise
He was never one to boast
He just went on quietly working
For the ones he loved the most
He was there, a firm foundation
Through all our storms of life
A sturdy hand to hold on to
In times of stress and strife
A true friend we could turn to
When times were good or bad
One of our greatest blessings
Was the man we called our Dad
Loved and remembered every day
– Tracey, Morven and George, Arlene and Bobby.
To us you were someone special
Someone good and true
We have so many memories
But we wish we still had you
Love you always Papa, from your loving grandchildren Ryan, Rachel, Olivia, Freya and John.
McPHILLIPS – Iain McPhillips, Fort William, September 28, 1972 – May 12, 1991.
Sadly missed along life’s way
Quietly remembered every day
No longer in our lives to share
After thirty years – you are always there.
– Mum and Morven, Fort William.
WATT – In loving memory of our mother Mary Watt (Maimie), who died May 12, 1984.
Always in our thoughts
Forever in our hearts.
– Catherine and family, Tobermory, Sheena and family, Alexandria.