Announcements – 10th June, 2021

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BROWN – (née MacKinnon). Mary, of Hillcrest, Invercoe, Glencoe and formerly of Appin and Tiree, suddenly, but peacefully passed away at the Belford Hospital, Fort William on Friday, June 4, 2021, aged 89. Beloved wife of the late Jimmy Brown, much loved mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother. Will be sadly missed. Funeral service to be arranged.

CAMERON-WHITE – At 0820 on May 27, 2021, Hugh Cameron-White, husband of the late Irene Dickinson, dad and friend of Ruairidh and Calum, brother to Iain and former employee for many years at Smith & McLaurin Ltd., passed away. A small family funeral will be held where guests will be welcome to wear tartan, kilts and black ties. There will be family flowers only but any donations in lieu to the Gurkha Welfare Trust please. “Off to Tir nan Òg”.

GORDON – Dr John Donald Munro OBE, peacefully on June 4, 2021 in his 78th year, after a short illness at home in Easdale, surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of Kathleen and dear father to Hamish and Colin and loving Papa to Emma and Kieran. Private family graveside ceremony on the Isle of Seil on Thursday, June 10. A big thank you to the Easdale Medical Practice and to Claire from Macmillan. Thanks also to Ian of D&A Munn’s for the manner in which he dealt with all aspects of the funeral arrangements.

GRAY – Suddenly but peacefully at Lorn and Islands Hospital, William Alexander (Bill), dearly loved husband to Anne, much loved dad to Colin and Andrew, a dear brother to Agnes and brother-in-law to Mike, Ian and Sylvia and a highly regarded uncle and friend. He will be sorely missed.

HOWARD – Johnny (John Dugald), suddenly on June 2, 2021, in his 63rd year. A much loved and kind brother, uncle and friend, who will be sadly missed. Grateful thanks to all the emergency services who attended him at the scene, also the police and his carers for their help. Cuiridh Sinn Clach ad Chàrn.

REFFIN – Peacefully, in the care of Etive House Care Home, on June 3, 2021, in her 96th year, Joan (Joey), beloved wife of the late Horace, much loved mum of Teddy, Joseph, Flo’ella and David, loving granny and great-granny, a dear sister, aunty and friend to many. Sadly missed.

SCOTT – Peacefully at home and surrounded by his family on June 5, 2021. In his 68th year, Andrew Scott (Andy) of 12B Angus Terrace, Oban. A much loved husband, dad and granddad.

BLACK – Anne and Ken and the family of the late Sadie would like to express our sincere thanks and gratitude to relatives and friends who took part in Sadie’s Celebration of Life and cremation service at Clydebank Crematorium, and also to those who turned out on the day to pay their respects as she took her last journey. A special thank you to the Rev George Cringles for his personal tributes and for conducting the services at St Oran’s, Connel and Clydebank Crematorium. Thanks to the medical staff at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow (Vascular dept) and the Cardiac team at Golden Jubilee Hospital, Clydebank. A particular thank you to all the staff at Connel Surgery for their help and support over the years and also the district nurses. Finally, thanks to Ian MacInnes at D&A Munn Funeral Directors and also Petals (florist) for the beautiful floral display, as well as the Abbotsford Hotel, Dumbarton for their excellent catering.

BROWN – Hugh Robert Brown, known to family and friends as Robin, a quiet assuming gentle man, the love of my life. A note from Ann on his behalf – Myself and family wish to thank everyone who gave their time, marvellous care and attention over the many years in Oban and Glasgow. Too numerous to mention, we are sure you will know who you are. We add our grateful thanks for your kindness to Robin and ourselves. The hospitals, doctors, nurses, carers and so many others who were always there for him. Our thanks also to everyone for your thoughts in remembering him, for your flowers, cards and gifts. Robin’s goodbyes, like himself, were quiet, just as I’m sure he would have wanted.

CUMMING – The family of the late Alan Cumming (Caol, formerly Rothes) wish to thank friends and neighbours for their kindness and support. Grateful thanks to Care-at-Home, Lochaber, Adult Health and Social Care, Tweeddale Medical Practice, Alzheimer Lochaber, Manson & MacBeath Funeral Directors and all the staff at Mosspark Nursing Home for their care, attention and reassurance.

MACQUADE – The family of the late John would like to thank relatives, friends and neighbours for the kind expressions of sympathy on our recent sad loss of John. Special thanks to Ian of D&A Munn for care and professionalism and all nursing staff at Ward A. Thank you to all those who stood by the roadside on John’s final journey.

WARD – Jennifer and family would like to say thank you to relatives, friends and neighbours for the many cards, phone calls and lovely flowers. Thank you to Rev. Ken Hunter for service at graveside, to Ian of D&A Munn for care, compassion and professionalism, also thank you to Lochnell Arms for catering.

WHYTE – Reay, Fergus, Claire, Patricia and families would like to thank most sincerely all friends, family, and the local community for their kind expressions of sympathy and incredible support following the passing of their father Cameron R Whyte. A big thank you to Rev Liz Gibson and Billy McClymont for all of their support, and for a wonderful service. Ravensdale, Salen, Aros, Isle of Mull.

FERGUSON – In loving memory of a dear husband, dad, grampa, great-grampa, Angus, died June 11, 1993.
– From Catherine and family.

HUNTER – Precious memories of Mary, a much loved and very special lady, who left us so sadly, on June 3, 2005.
You are in our thoughts every day.
– Alasdair and Margaret x

MACDONALD – In loving memory of our mum, gran, mother-in-law and sister, Margaret, who passed away June 14, 2020.
They say there is a reason
They say that time will heal
But neither time nor reason
Will change the way we feel
For no one knows the heartache
That lies behind our smiles
No one knows how many times
We have broken down and cried
We want to tell you something
So there won’t be any doubt
You are so wonderful to think of
But so hard to be without.
– John, Fay, Niall, Kirstyn, Jamie, Erin, Amy and Phemie.

MACPHERSON – In loving memory of a dear husband and father, Gordon, who died June 16, 1990, also a dear son and brother, Royal Marine Commando, Gordon Cameron, killed in action during the Falklands conflict on June 12, 1982.
Loved and membered always.
– Mum, David and Jean.