Announcements – July 22, 2021

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BALL – It is with great sadness that we report the death of Jean Ball on June 30, 2021 (née McAllister), the daughter of Archie (Geids) and Isabella McAllister. Jean was born in Oban in November 1937. Her love of Oban never left her and she visited nearly every year. She died at her home in Walsall, with her daughter holding her hand.
MACDOUGALL – Peacefully at Lorn and Islands Hospital, Oban on Tuesday, July 13, 2021, aged 45 years, Lorraine Catherine MacDougall, beloved daughter of Joan and the late Duncan MacDougall, a dear sister of Fiona, Derek, Louise and Alison, and cherished auntie, niece, sister-in-law and cousin. Sorely missed by all who knew her. Rest in peace.
MACKENZIE – Flora (Robertson). Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow aged 92 years. Devoted wife to John Graham MacKenzie, former Area Manager Caledonian MacBrayne Oban. Dearly loved mother to Jim and Mairi Ishbel and mother-in-law to Joyce and Alan. Treasured grandmother to Calum, Alasdair, Morna and Kirsty. Flora’s family celebrated her life at The Linn Crematorium, Glasgow on Thursday, July 22. Flora will be brought back home with her ashes being interred at Tobermory Cemetery, Isle of Mull in the near future.
MATHIESON – Dr Denys, of Appin, Argyll, died peacefully at home on July 16, 2021 with her family by her side. Much loved wife, mum, granny, cousin, GP, School Doctor and friend to so many, Denys will be greatly missed and never forgotten. Funeral service to take place at Holy Cross, Portnacroish, Appin on Monday (July 26, 12 noon), followed by a reception at the Appin Hall. A cremation ceremony at Cardross Crematorium will take place on Tuesday (July 27, 1.15pm). Very special thanks to Denys’ devoted carers – Tina, Tricia, Christine, Michelle, Nicole, Susan, Anna and Amanda.
Sinclair – Suddenly at his home, 56 Ardenslate Crescent, Kirn Dunoon, on June 21, 2021, Duncan Sinclair in his 74th year. Formerly of Tigh Chladdich, Crarae, Argyll. Beloved husband of the late Fiona Campbell and adored Father of Elizabeth. Much respected father-in-law of Steven.
Cherished Seonair of Jennifer, Louise and Cameron. Dearly loved brother of Christine and the late Alan. A dear uncle, brother-in-law and cousin to all the family. A good neighbour, dear friend and work colleague to many. A Graveside Service will be held at Kilevin Cemetery, Crarae , Minard at 12noon on Friday July 23, 2021. Please observe social distancing, in line with current guidelines.
CARMICHAEL – The family of the late Katie Mary Carmichael would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for the many kind expressions of sympathy through flowers, phone calls, home baking, messages of support and the many cards received following the recent sad loss of Katie Mary. Thanks to Rev Beaton for the moving service at the church and graveside. Special thanks to Ian of D&A Munn for care, compassion and professionalism; also thanks to hospital staff and carers; Petals for beautiful floral arrangements; Colin, Joan and staff at The Olive Garden for a lovely meal and all who donated to funds for Oban Free High Church in lieu of flowers. God bless you all.
ARCHIBALD – In loving
memory of our loving
daughter, sister, niece and
auntie Michelle, died July 25,
As time goes by without you
and the days turn into years
They hold a million memories
and a thousand silent tears
No longer in our lives to share
But in our hearts you’re always
Loved and remembered every
– Mum, Dad, Lisa, Angus and
CARGILL – In loving memory of my dear husband John, dad and papa, who died July 25, 2019.
Always in our thoughts and in our hearts.
– From Jean and family.
GAULD – In loving memory of my dearest husband John, who passed away on July 22, 2020, dearly loved and remembered every day, always in my heart.
‘It broke our hearts to lose you
But you did not go alone,
A part of us went with you,
The day God took you home’.
Thinking of you always,
– Margaret and all the family.
HAMILL – In loving memory of my parents, Margaret who passed away July 27, 2014 and Frank, passed away on his birthday June 30, 2010.
Always in my thoughts.
– Kevin
KERR – Lovely memories of our dear mother, mother-in-law and granny Flora, who died July 26, 2004.
– Love John, Morag and family x
MACDONALD – Kayla Mary (Our Angel)
We’ll never see your face again
Or hear your gentle voice
We had to let you go
For we had no other choice
We’ve searched out hearts for answers
And asked endless questions why
Yet still we cannot understand
No matter how we try.
In life you were loved dearly
In death we love you still
There’ll always be a place in our hearts
That only you can fill.
– Mum, Ruairidh and Ronnie xxxx
and treasured memories of my
darling daughter and our sister
Kayla, taken away too soon on
July 23, 2017.
If I could have a lifetime wish
And one dream that could
come true
I would pray to God with all my
Just to see and speak to you
A thousand words won’t bring
you back
I know because I’ve tried
And neither will a million tears
I know because I’ve cried
You have left behind my broken
And precious memories too
But I have never wanted
I have only wanted you.
– Inserted by her sorrowing
Dad and brothers Ruairidh and
Your lifetime a beautiful
Your absence a silent grief
Our beautiful and beloved
– Pappa and Granny, Tiree.
Always in our thoughts
Forever in our hearts.
– Magga, Tearlach, Sandra and
Lachie, Tiree.
Our Kaylas arms around our neck
Our cheeks still warm from her kiss
If we could only bottle a memory I am certain that it’s this
Our Kaylas love was a blessing so precious, warm and true
We wish we had you back in our arms to tell you that we love you.
Love you forever darling girl
-Grampa and Lorraine xxxxxxxx
MACDONALD – Kayla Mary MacDonald
Four years gone by and still every day we wonder why?
Precious angel, we miss you more than we could ever say and our hearts break every single day.
Love you forever.
– Gaga and Uncle Ewen x
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 how many times
We have broken down or cried
We want to tell you something
So there won’t be any doubt
You’re so wonderful to think of
But so hard to be without
Love and miss you so much Kayla
-Uncle Ewen, auntie Caitlin and Uncle William xx xx xx xx
MACDONALD – Remembering Caroline, who passed away July 15, 2015.
Your presence we miss
Your memory we treasure
Loving you always
In our thoughts forever
– Ken, Iona and Catherine.
MACKICHAN – In loving memory of my much beloved and adored husband Cameron, who passed July 24, 2014.
Your life was a blessing
Your memory a treasure
You are loved beyond words
And missed beyond measure.
– Your loving wife Ann.
MACPHERSON – Ann Elizabeth MacPherson, Camuschork, Strontian, who sadly passed away July 14th 2020. A devoted and much loved wife to Donnie MacPherson. Loved and remembered every day.
MADEJ – In loving memory of Jean who passed away July 24, 2007.
I will always love you
Miss you every day
I know you are watching over me
Never far away.
– Husband Stan
SWAINSON – Cherished
memories of a precious daddy
Tony Swainson.
Back in mammy’s arms
Heavenly father hear our
Guide our daddy with tender
Love him in Heaven
As we did at home
The dearest daddy this world
could hold
You always had a smile to share
Time to give and time to care
A loving nature kind and true
Is the way we’ll remember you.
Please take care of Paul, daddy.
Love and miss you so much.
– Jacqueline and Marie xxx