Announcements – 26th August, 2021

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BALLANTYNE – Professor William Morris (Bill), Balure Cottage, Isle of Lismore and Yacht Naseem III, formerly Bahrain, London and Somerset, passed away peacefully at home, after living a full and happy life, in Edinburgh on August 11, 2021, aged 99. Dearly loved by all his family and adored by Caroline. Private funeral in Edinburgh. Memorial service in London to be arranged.

CAMPBELL – Peacefully, in the care of Etive House Care Home, Benderloch on Sunday, August 22, 2021 in her 87th year, Sheila Anne née Cameron, beloved wife of Ian, much loved mum of Gordon, Brian and the late Michael, dear sister of Margie Stewart and the late Jack Cameron. Sorely missed by all who knew her.

LAURIE – Duncan. Peacefully, after a short illness, at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee on August 16, 2021, Duncan, aged 89 years, of Domnaheiche, Foss and latterly of Sunnyside, Aberfeldy beloved husband of the late Margaret, loving father of Iain, Gordon and Robert, dear father-in-law to Angela and Lynette and a loving and proud grandpa and great grandpa. Duncan will be sadly missed by the whole family and all who knew him.

REFFIN – Peacefully on August 23, 2021, after a short illness fought with great dignity and courage, Dorothy (Dot) Reffin née MacCallum, in her 69th year of 6c Colonsay Terrace, Oban. Formerly of Lilybank, Rockfield Road, Oban and Mingarry, Kilchoan. Adored and loving Wife of Teddy Reffin. Cherished and proud Mum of Edward, Fiona and Stevie. Dearly loved Granny of Matthew. A much loved mother-in-law of Gail and Bert and very dear friend of Jolene. A dear sister-in-law, aunt and cousin to the extended family. A good neighbour and dear and loyal friend to many. She will be missed greatly by all who knew her. A private funeral service will be held in Oban Parish Church, Glencruitten Road on Tuesday, August 31. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu of flowers to Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland. For those wishing to pay their respects, the funeral cortege will leave from the Church at approximately 12.30/12.45pm en-route to Pennyfuir Cemetery, where you are welcome to join with the family.

WINK – (Banavie, Fort William). Peacefully at Mains House Care Home, Newtonmore on Wednesday, August 18, 2021. Nellie (Bunty) Wink née Beattie of 12 Muirshearlich, Banavie, Fort William, beloved wife of the late Gordon, dear mother to Duncan, Gordon, Alan and Ronald and a much loved grandmother and great grandmother who will be very sadly missed. Funeral service to take place at Kilmonivaig Parish Church, Spean Bridge, on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 1.00pm and thereafter interment in the churchyard. All friends respectfully invited, flowers welcome, donations, if desired, are to benefit Dementia UK and may be sent via Jamie R Rodgers Funeral Directors, Unit 17/9 Spey Valley Business Park, Aviemore, PH22 1ST. email;, tel; Aviemore 07376 11 00 20.

HOWIESON – Peter, Charlie and families wish to give heartfelt thanks to all family, friends and neighbours for the many flowers, cards and phone calls received in memory of their very dear sister Sandra. Sincere thanks to all who paid their respects in and outside church and at Glen Nevis Cemetery. Special thanks to Fr. David Connor and Deacon Thomas Wynne for their support throughout. Thanks also to Manson and MacBeath Funeral Directors for their professional caring support. Thanks to Fort William police and fire brigade for all their help and The Moorings Hotel for excellent service and refreshments. Finally huge thanks to all those who generously donated to Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland in Sandra’s memory.

MACALLISTER – Billy, Kenneth and Eileen would like to thank most sincerely family, friends and neighbours for the many cards, flowers, gifts and messages of sympathy and support at the sad and sudden loss of Jean. Thanks to all medical staff, McDonald Brothers, special thanks to Fr David Connor and Deacon Wynne for the comforting service, Kevin Cameron, Manson & MacBeath for their support and guidance and Alistair and Sandra Fraser, Caol Community Centre. The sum of £413 was raised at the funeral for St Mary’s Church Fund.

McKINNEY – The family of the late Ileene McKinney would like to thank Carers Direct, community nurses, Lorn Medical Centre, Vicky from Social Work, neighbours, friends and all who have been involved in caring for Ileene over the years, as it made it possible for her to stay in her own home. We would also like to thank Catriona and staff at Hoey’s Funeral Directors for their professionalism and Father Crombie for Requiem Mass.

CAMPBELL – Precious memories of Susan, a devoted wife, mother and Nan, who tragically lost her life on September 1, 2014.
Although your smile is gone forever
And your hand we cannot touch
We have so many memories
Of the one we loved so much
It is sad to walk the road alone
Instead of side by side
But to all there comes a moment
When the ways of life divide
You gave us years of happiness
Then came sorrow and tears
But you left us beautiful memories
We will treasure throughout the years
Of all life’s simple pleasures
Gifts both great and small
To have you as my wife, our Mum and Nan
Was the greatest gift of all.
Sorely missed.
– Kenny and family.

CLARK – In loving memory of dear Mary, who passed away on August 29, 2018.
A smile for all, a heart of gold
One of the best this world could hold
Always welcoming, always kind
These are the memories she left behind.
Quietly remembered and so greatly missed.
– Margaret, Torloisk.

GOURLAY – In loving memory of Allison who died on August 27, 2017.
Always in our thoughts.
Very sorely missed.
– By all her family.

MACLACHLAN – In memory of my dear mother, Morag (née McLeod) of Glen Feochan, Kilmore, Oban, who died August 31, 1983 and her beloved brother Ian MacLachlan of Lynn Court, Oban, who passed February 2, 2005.
Both lovingly remembered always.
– Gordon, Joe, Sheena and family.

MACLEOD – Treasured memories of our much loved Dad Hugh, who died August 28, 2013, also Mum Lottie, who died March 9, 1993.
The smile and the welcome that showed his deep love
Will remain in our hearts as long as we live
– Rita, Johann, Morag, Ian and families.

McGRATH – Precious memories of our dear mum and shen, Margaret, Achaleven Farm, who died August 23, 2006
The midnight stars are shining
On a grave not far away
Where our loving mother was laid
Fifteen years ago today
It’s where we often wander
It’s where we keep in touch
With our dear mum we loved
With all our hearts and miss her very much
Losing you brought heartache
That we don’t always show
Only those who love you really know.
You are always in our hearts
– Your loving children, grandchildren and all the family xxx

MUNRO – Craig, passed away August 25, 2019.
Always in our thoughts
Forever in our hearts
– Dad and Jane.