Announcements – October 14, 2021

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DIAMOND WEDDING
HARRISON – WRIGHT – On October 19, 1961 at Oban Old Parish Church by the late Rev. William MacDonald, James Marshall Watt to Catherine Edwards. Present address: 14a Mossfield Drive, Oban.
DEATH
DARROCH – Very peacefully, at Dalnaglar Care Home, Crieff, on Sunday, September 12, 2021, Mary Ann Ferguson (née McLellan) aged 87 years, (of Macrosty Gardens, Crieff, and formerly of Port Ellen, Isle of Islay), beloved wife of the late Duncan, sadly missed sister of Robert, cousin of Hughie and much loved friend to many. Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Mary and her late husband Duncan (postman on Islay for forty years), will take place at St. John’s Church, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay, on Monday, October 18 at 11.30am, from which Mary and Duncan’s ashes will be interred at Kilnaughton Cemetery, Islay at 12.30pm, to which all friends are respectfully invited to attend.
MCLEOD – Peacefully at The Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley, on October 7, 2021, aged 60, with her family at her side, Mary nee Donaldson, much loved mum of Martin & Eilidh, mother-in-law to Chris, dearly loved nana of Emily and Logan. Eldest daughter of the late Duncan and Sheena Donaldson. Sadly missed by all who knew her.
STEELE – Peacefully at Lorn & Islands Hospital, Oban on Sunday October 10, 2021, Isabel, beloved daughter, sister, aunt and great aunt. Funeral service to be held at St Columba’s Cathedral on Friday October 22 at 10.00 am, thereafter to Pennyfuir Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired, in lieu of flowers, can be made directly to Macmillan Day Bed Unit, Oban or Argyll Animal Aid.
WOOD – William. Unexpectedly at home on Sunday, October 3, 2021, William aged 80 of Causewayhead, Stirling (formerly of Irvine, Islay, Fort William and Kentallen). Beloved husband of Betty (née Livingston). Treasured Dad to Laura, Ann and William and father-in-law to Martin, Karen and Ian. Much loved Grandpa of Eli, Charlotte, Sarah, Lucas, Esau and Rachel. The funeral service will take place on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at Stirlingshire Crematorium at noon. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu of flowers can be made to RNLI Islay Lifeboat and the British Heart Foundation.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
McGHEE – Brian and Jean Holmes (née McGhee) would like to thank everyone for all their kindness shown to them at a very sad time after the loss of their daughter Evelyn. We would like to thank Jamie and Beth from Manson & MacBeath Funeral Directors, Colin, Shiona and Serena from McDonald Brothers, Father David Connor and Deacon Thomas Wynne for the lovely service. We would like to thank family and friends for kindness, cards, flowers and baking. It is very much appreciated.
SHARP – Catherine, Laura and Hector would like to thank all friends and family for their cards, flowers, phone calls and kind expressions of sympathy on the passing of Elda. Thanks also to the staff of the Lorn and Islands hospital for their care during her last few weeks. Most grateful thanks to Ian and Shiralene at D&A Munn for their kindness and support in arranging the funeral. Thanks also to the Very Reverend Canon Margi Campbell and The Reverend Beki Cansdale of St John’s Cathedral for a very moving service and finally to Soroba House for the Funeral Tea.
MEMORIAL SERVICE
MUNRO – A Service to commemorate the life of the late Margaret Munro, formerly of Coe Gardens, Soroba who passed away on April 6, 2020 will be held at Oban Parish Church on Thursday October 21, at 2pm. The family wish to invite all who knew Margaret to join them at the service to remember her.
MEMORIAMS
CAMPBELL – Ursula. In loving memory of Toots who passed away on October 14, 2020.
Always in our thoughts
Your smile will not be forgotten.
– Malcolm, Lachlan, Alasdair and families.
CRAIG – In loving memory of my father John (Jack) Craig, who died October 10, 1993 and my mother Irene Craig, who died October 22, 2019.
Sadly missed every day.
– Carole, Neil, Allan, Graham and Alison.
FORBES – In Loving Memory of Harry, died October 16, 2018. Beloved Husband of the late Margaret, and a devoted Father, Father-in-Law and Grandpa. Remembering you is easy, we do it every day. Missing you is the heartache that never goes away.
– Christine, lain, Lorna and families.
GOODBRAND – In loving memory of Campbell who died October 14, 2017. A loving partner, step-dad and papa.
Always in our thoughts
Forever in our hearts.
– Annie and family
MACINTYRE – Remembering with love my mum Flora, who passed away October 16, 2011.
Loved and remembered every day
Never more than a thought away
– Love Margaret xxx
MACINTYRE – In loving memory of a precious mum and granny Flora, who passed away 10 years ago on October 16, 2011.
Loved and missed always.
All our love
– Fiona, Frank and family xx
MACINTYRE – Precious memories of a loving and devoted mum, granny and great-granny Flora.
Missed and loved so much.
– From James, Shona and family.
MACKAY – In loving memory of Marjory Gillies MacKay who passed away October 16, 2014, loving wife and mother.
Time passes, memories are forever.
– Donald and Gordon
MACLEAN – In loving memory of a dear dad and granpa Donald who died October 17, 2020. Also remembering loved ones gone before and after.
Until the day we meet again
We know one thing for sure
You will be there greeting us
As we cross through Heaven’s door.
– Marie, Donna and Andy, Lorna and Lee and families.
– Tiree and Somerset.
McGIBBON – Remembering our dear parents and grandparents Effie, died December 8, 2001, Angus, died December 19, 1993.
Those we love never truly leave us
They live on in our memories we share and the love they brought into our lives.
– Maureen, John, Fraser, Sheena and family.
McLENNAN – In loving memory of our parents, mum died September 25, 1986, dad died August 28, 1999.
Always in our thoughts
– Margaret, Elsie and families.
MILLS – Our dear husband, dad, dad-in-law and granda who sadly passed away October 6, 2008.
Forever in our thoughts.
– Loving wife Helen and family. xx
STEWART – In loving memory of our mum and gran Christine Stewart passed away October 18, 2020.
Time passes, memories stay
Loved and remembered every day.
– Stewart family.
STEWART – Remembering our dear parents and grandparents Marjorie, died September 17, 1996, Ernie died November 14, 1999.
Those we love never truly leave us
They live on in the memories we shared
And the love they brought into our lives.
– Maureen, John, Fraser, Sheena and family.
WOODROW – Treasured memories of our David, a loving son and brother who died October 16, 1990, aged 21 years, the result of an accident.
You rest in the arms of the angels
In a place of peace and love
Watching over us as always
From Heaven up above.
We will never stop loving you
We have just learned to live without you.
– Mum, Dad, Fraser, Sheena and family.