Announcements – 16th December, 2021

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BIRTHS
LAFFERTY
Fearghas & Natalie (née Graham) are delighted to announce the safe arrival of their twins Finlay Blair & Mirren Ellann on October 28, 2021 at Q.E.H. A little brother and sister for Murray and Gregor. 12th and 13th grandchildren for Dougie & Allison Graham (Oban) and 6th & 7th grandchildren for Joe & Chris Lafferty (Dundee).

MACFARLANE – GRAY – Cameron and Caitlin are delighted to announce the arrival of Cameron Alexander on December 8, 2021 at Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley. A wee brother for Julia and Freya. Fourth grandchild for Cameron and Sine and fifth grandchild for David and Pamela. Thanks to all the hospital staff in Oban and Paisley.

DEATHS
CARSON – Les. Peacefully at home on December 9, 2021, after a short illness borne with his usual strength and dignity. Darling husband and best friend of Lilian, proud dad of Susan, Andrew and their partners and papa of Jamie, Arabelle and Lily and master of his best pal Cruachan. Retired Chief Inspector of Argyll Country & Strathclyde Police. Sadly missed by all who knew him. Funeral service at St. Oran’s Church, Connel on Wednesday, December 22 at 12 noon followed by interment at Pennyfuir Cemetery, Oban. Donations, if desired, to Pancreatic Cancer UK.

COLTHART- Catherine (Cathy) of Kinlochlaich Farm, Appin, in her 79th year, passed away peacefully at Lorn and the Islands Hospital on December 12, 2021. Beloved wife of fifty six years to Robin. Loving mother to David, Alasdair, Allan and mother-in-law to Sandra, Marina and Fiona. Devoted Granny to Victoria, Kerry, Robert and Allan, Domhnall Aonghas, Marsaili and Seonaidh and great-granny to Clara. Cathy (née Steele) formerly of Allasdale, Isle of Barra. A funeral service celebrating her life will be held at Appin Parish Church at 1pm on Tuesday, December 28, 2021. Family flowers only please.

DAVIDSON – James, formerly of Barranrioch Farm, died peacefully at home in Killin, on December 8, 2021. Dear father of Poppy and Lucy and Grampa to Eilidh and Neave. The funeral service will be held on Friday, December 17 at 12pm at Emslie Collier’s chapel of rest at Montrose and thereafter to Brechin cemetery.

DOWSON-PARK – Peacefully at Lorn and Islands Hospital on November 29, 2021, Barry, husband of the late Shirley, of Foxholes Country Hotel, Lerags, Oban. Funeral service to be held in Oban Parish Church, Glencruitten Road, Oban on Friday, December 17, 2021 at 12.00 noon followed by a private cremation at Cardross Crematorium on Saturday, December 18, 2021. All friends are respectfully invited to attend.

MACFARLANE – Peacefully, surrounded by the family, at Lorn and Islands Hospital, Oban on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 in his 89th year, Donald (Dodo), loving and much loved husband of Elchris and dad of Alastair and Elizabeth. Best friend to Donnie and Ann.

MACLEOD – Peter MacLeod of The Wheelhouse, Ganavan, Oban, passed away on December 12, 2021, aged 88 years at Lorn and Islands Hospital, Oban. Beloved husband of the late Jean Buchanan, and much loved dad of Garry and Lorne, and a devoted grandfather to Calum Peter. Only son of the late Robert and Christina MacLeod, The Schoolhouse, Benderloch. Former RBS bank manager in Tobermory, Kinlochleven, Wick and Oban.

MORRISON – Iain. On December 5, 2021, peacefully at the North Devon District Hospital, Barnstaple, aged 76 years, formerly of Glenfinnan. The funeral will take place in North Devon but donations in Iain’s memory for Prostate Cancer UK may be sent to R.Gist & Son, 18 Castle Street, Torrington EX38 8EZ.

RUSSELL – Peacefully at home with his family around him, on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, aged 89 years, Leonard John Russell, beloved husband of Mary Jane, much loved dad of Michael, Mairi, Katherine and Iain, a loving grandad and great grandad. He will be sorely missed by all. May he rest in peace.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
CAMPBELL – Susan, William, Helen and family would like to thank everyone very much for their kindness and support following the passing of Eddie. A very special husband, dad, grampa, brother, and friend to many. A special appreciation for the Rev Peter Park for his support, Catriona at Hamish Hoeys, and to all the amazing hospital staff

MEMORIAMS
BEATON – Fond memories of my mother, Bella, who passed away on December 19, 2016. Also remembered my father, Veek, who passed away on March 6, 1999, much loved Granny and Granpa.
– Hugh, Mary, Lorna and David.

CAMERON – In loving memory of Magnus, who passed away December 8, 2020. A dear husband, father and grandfather.
Sadly and badly missed by us all.
– From Morag and family.

GALBRAITH – In loving memory of my dear wife Katherine, who passed away December 17, 2013.
Always loved and remembered, we miss you so much.
– Your loving husband John and JJ, Paul and Katie.

GIBSON – In loving memory of a dear mother, granny and great-granny, Jenny, died December 12, 2003, also remembering loved ones gone before and after.
Always loved and remembered.
– Tommy, Nellie and family.

HADDOW – Paul. December 18, 2016.
Loved and missed so much.
It wasn’t his fault that he had to go
Tell him don’t worry and please let him know
That I had a man who was one of a kind
And he’ll always be in my heart and my mind
Forever unbreakable.
– Jacqueline xxx

HADDOW – Remembering our pal Paul, who died December 18, 2016.
Never forget the laughs.
– Mary and Duncan.

MACCOLL – Remembering Charlie, my husband and our Dad, passed away December 16, 2015.
Always with us.
– Mairi, Fiona and Calum.

MACINTYRE – Treasured memories of beloved parents, parents-in-law and grandparents, Archie (Baldy) and Mary (née Boyd) whose anniversaries occur about this time.
– Iain, Jane, Caroline and Boyd, Oban and Edinburgh.

MACKINNON – Treasured memories of a dear mum, granny and great granny Flora who passed away on December 21, 2015.
We think about you always, we think about you still,
We have never forgotten and never will,
We hold you close within our hearts and there you will remain,
To walk with us throughout our lives until we meet again.
Lachie, Margaret, Christine, Fiona, Linda, Alastair and all their families.

MORRISON – Remembering Mary, who died December 11, 2012 and John, who died December 18, 2015.
Always in our thoughts.
– Duncan and Mary.

MUNN – Treasured memories of Nella, a dear mum, mother-in-law and sister who passed away on December 16, 2020.
Those we love can never be
more than a thought away,
For as long as there’s a memory
They live in our hearts to stay.
– Janice, Donnie and Moira.

SANDISON – In memory of our precious son Liam Sandison.
Although we’re not together Liam,
We will never be apart,
Because you have that special place,
Right here within our hearts
Always and forever
We love and miss you always Liam
– Mum, Dad, Aaron and Cameron.

SANDISON – In loving memory of our precious grandson Liam, who passed away December 10, 2006.
A smile can hide the sadness
A tear will wipe away
But the heartache of losing you will never go away
– Love Gran, Granda and Jess xxx

SANDISON – In loving memory of our darling grandson Liam, died December 10, 2006, age 4.
As long as the wind blows
The sun shines
The rain falls
We will love you forever.
– Granny and Granda, Claggan.

STEELE – Lovingly remembering Gordon Steele, always by my side.
– Nan and family.