Announcements 28th October, 2021

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BRUCE – Suddenly on October 9, 2021 at home in East Kilbride, Alistair (Ali) James Bruce, aged 38 years. Dearly loved partner of Lynne Marshall and adored daddy to Eilidh, much cherished son of Robert and Catriona Bruce (Milngavie, formerly Fort William). A dear brother to Shona, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin, nephew and a good friend. Ali is sorely missed. Funeral service in East Mains Baptist Church, East Kilbride on November 2, 2021 at 12.00 noon, followed by interment at Phillipshill Cemetery. Donations if desired in memory of Ali can be given to Crohns & Colitis UK (

CARMICHAEL – Unexpectedly at home, Lynn Court on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, Rhoda (née Morrison) in her 91st year. Wife of the late Iain, formerly of Killean, Lismore. A much loved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Funeral service at 11.30am at Oban Parish Church on Thursday, October 28 and thereafter to Pennyfuir Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Sadly missed by all the family.

COUTTS – Peacefully at Lorn and Islands Hospital, Oban on Thursday, October 21, 2021, aged 88, William Boyd Coutts (Bill) beloved husband of the late Sheila, much loved father of Douglas and Colin and father-in-law of Wendy and Jacqueline, dearly loved grandpa of Matthew and dear uncle to Sharon and Kathleen-Ann. Sorely missed by all who knew him.

JOHNSTON – Walter. Peacefully at home in Falkirk, after a short illness, on October 23, 2021, Walter, aged 77 years. A devoted husband and best friend to Anna. Former proprietor of The Old Manse Guest House. For funeral arrangements please contact Central Funeral Services, Falkirk on 01324 620520.

MACQUEEN – Sadie Agnes. Peacefully at home on Thursday, October 21, 2021. Wife of the late Peter MacQueen of Easdale Island, daughter of the late Coll and Mary MacFarlane of Cuan Ferry. Much loved mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and dear friend to many. ‘Gus am bris an latha’. Funeral service at Kilbrandon Church, Isle of Seil 12.00 pm, Monday, November 1, 2021. Thereafter interment at Kilbrandon Cemetery.

STANCER – John. Formerly of Glenforsa, Isle of Mull, died at home in Wyck Rissington on October 20, 2021, aged 91 years. Much loved husband of Angela and father of Katherine, William and Sarah, grandfather to Jamie, Benjamin, Angus, Mimi and Kal. A Service of Thanksgiving will be held at St. Laurence’s Church, Wyck Rissington, Gloucestershire on November 4, 2021 at 2.30pm. No flowers please. Donations for St. Laurence’s Church, if desired c/o Allen & Son Funeral Directors. Tel 01608 650633.

THOMPSON – Alexander McKim. Suddenly at home on October 11, 2021, aged 41. Sandy was a much loved son, brother, uncle, step-dad and friend, who was well known and greatly respected by his colleagues at Thermo Fisher Scientific in Glasgow and abroad. Taken far too soon, he will be sadly missed by all.

TURNER – Margaret Turner, of Laigh Allerstocks, Strathaven, originally from Torosay, Mull, passed away after a short illness at the Beatson Clinic, Glasgow on October 20, 2021. Beloved husband of Dougie Turner and devoted mother to Donald and Ewan and much loved grandmother. The funeral service will take place at Drumclog Parish Church, Strathaven on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 11.00am. A graveside service will follow at Kilpatrick Cemetery, Isle of Mull on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 12.00 noon where all are welcome to attend.

CLARK – In loving memory of Neil Clark, forever loved and missed by Eleanor, Fiona and Neil.
The moment that you left, my heart split in two, one side filled with memories, the other side died with you.
I lay awake at night when the world is fast asleep, and take a walk down memory lane with tears upon my cheek.
Remembering you is easy, I do it every day, but missing you is a heartache that never goes away.
I hold you tightly within my heart and there you will remain, life has gone on without you, but will never be the same.

CLARK – In loving memory of Neil, our dear brother and friend, who passed away on October 28, 2020.
– Colin and Pat and Ally and Joan.

CRAWFORD – In loving memory of Eddie, passed away October 30, 2015.
A dear dad and gg.
Sadly and badly missed by us all.

DOYLE – Avril, precious memories, passed away October 26, 2019.
I cried when you passed away
I still cry today
Although I loved you dearly
I couldn’t make you stay
A golden heart stopped beating
Hard working hands at rest
God broke my heart to prove to me
He only takes the best
Until we meet again.
– Colin and family.

FREW – In loving memory of George, a dearly loved husband, dad and grampa, who died October 28, 2016.
Forever in our hearts.
– Jessie, Iain, Jimmy and all the family.

MACEACHEN – Margaret (Ita). Treasured memories of a beloved wife, mother and granny, who passed away on October 29, 2018, sorely missed.
Our lives go on without you,
Though nothing is the same,
We have to hide the heartache,
When someone speaks your name.
You did so many things for us,
Your heart was kind and true,
As long as we were happy,
You were happy too.
– Ian and family.

MACLEOD – In loving memory of Christina, who passed away on November 1, 2020.
Always in our thoughts.
– Bannantyne and family.

MACLEOD – In loving memory of our lovely sister Christina, who died November 1, 2020.
As long as we live we cherish her name
A beautiful memory that will always remain
Deep in our hearts she is living yet
We loved her too dearly to ever forget.
– Inserted by her sisters, Teeni, Maggie, Lainie and their families.

MACNAB – In loving memory of George, who died on October 27, 2019, a loving husband, father and papa.
Dearly missed in every way, always remembered.
– June and family, Glasgow, Oban and Canada.

MORRISON – Treasured memories of Ian (Heiker) who died October 29, 2009.
A dearly loved husband, dad and grandpa.
Sadly missed, loved always.
– Petra, Duncan and family xxx

RODGERS – In loving memory of Ian (Nena) Rodgers, died October 27, 2018.
Your life was a blessing
Your memory a treasure
You are loved beyond words
And missed beyond measure.
– From Caca, Roddy and family.

STURROCK – In loving memory of Captain William (Bill) Sturrock, who passed away on November 2, 2016. Sadly missed by his wife Ellen.

WALKER – In loving memory of Marion, a loving wife and mother who passed away October 26, 2001.
Always in our thoughts.
– Allan and family.