Announcements – January 13, 2022

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DEATHS
ALLAN – Sheena (Sarah Jane), aged 92 years, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley. The family would like to thank all staff involved in her care. Funeral to be held on January 14 at 11.30am on the Isle of Gigha.
CAMERON – Peacefully, after a short illness borne with dignity and humour. On January 2, 2022, in her 89th year and with her family by her side, Elspeth, beloved wife of the late Jimmy and much-loved mother to David and Carol, mother-in-law to Barry and Mary and proud Granny of Jamie, Abby and Shaun. She will be sorely missed.
HICKFORD – Henry (Hicky) suddenly at home in Fionnphort on Thursday, December 16, 2021. Much loved son of Harry and Iona, beloved father to Beverley, much loved father-in-law to Andrew, loved brother and brother-in-law of Dawn and Willie. Loving uncle of Lisa and Jamie. Funeral service at Tobermory Parish Church at 1000hrs on Friday, January 14 thereafter at Suidhe cemetery at 1315hrs. Family flowers only. There will be a collection in aid of Tobermory Parish church and the RNLI. Hicky will be forever missed.
LAWSON – (Oban) It is with great sadness Linda passed away peacefully at Lorn and Islands Hospital on Friday, January 7, 2022, aged 73 years. Beloved wife to the late Jimmy Lawson and much loved mother and mother-in-law to Andrew and Louise, Glenn and Emma and Duncan. Proud Granny to Fergus, Finlay, Eilidh, Myles and Ottilie. Funeral service will be at Oban Parish Church, Friday, January 14, at 1pm, thereafter to Pennyfuir Cemetery. All friends and family respectfully invited. Family flowers only, but donations in lieu, can be given directly to Macmillan Cancer Support (tributefunds.macmillan.org.uk/In-Memory/Linda-Lawson).
LINDSAY – Andrew (Scott) died peacefully at his home aged 78 years. Much loved husband to Isla and a wonderful devoted father to Alasdair and grandfather to Kitty and Tess. Greatly missed by his brothers Diarmid and Seoras and all his many friends who have offered support in this difficult time. Funeral service at Chester Crematorium at 2.00pm. Donations to Cancer UK and R.N.L.I. Family flowers only please. Enquiries to Dutton & Hallmark. Tel: 01244 310966.
MACFARLANE – Peacefully at Lorn and Islands Hospital, Oban on January 7, 2022, aged 88 years, Flora Anne MacFarlane (née Carter), beloved wife of the late Archie, sister of the late Murdo and John, and sister-in-law to Chrissie. Sadly missed by all her extended family. May she Rest in Peace.
MOFFAT – Peacefully at Haylodge Hospital, Peebles, on Saturday December 25, 2021, with his family by his side, James ‘Jim’ Moffat, formerly of Lorne House, Crown Drive, Inverness, aged 86 years. Beloved husband of the late Una, dearly loved dad of Campbell, Niall and Kirsteen, much adored Papa of Alexander, Eilidh and Mhairi-Anne and loved father-in-law of David and Hannah. Funeral service on Monday January 17, 2022, at 1.00 pm in Ness Bank Church, Inverness, thereafter to Inverness Crematorium for 2.00 pm. All welcome to attend. Family flowers only please. Live stream available via https://vimeo.com/event/1701447
SOMERVILLE – Craig peacefully at Lorn and Islands Hospital, Oban on January 6, 2022. Devoted husband to Louise, father/father-in-law to Christopher, Kerry, Steven and Emma, grandfather to Tilly and brother to Grant.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
PATERSON – Elsa would like to thank all those who have supported her in countless ways before and since Betty’s death in Etive House Care Home where Betty was much loved. Special thanks to all those who came to her graveside funeral at Achnaba where heartfelt thanks are due to Rev Willem Bezuidenhout for his caring and comforting service and also to Sileas Sinclair for her uplifting and beautiful singing. Heartfelt thanks must also go to Catriona MacFarlane who showed patience, compassion and guidance, with grateful thanks also to the staff of Hamish Hoey & Sons for their kind and efficient guidance at Achnaba. Betty was a very private person but from the large number of cards and messages Elsa has received she leaves an overriding memory with all and that is of a gentle lady with a lovely smile, twinkling eyes and a quick wit. Should people know no more than that about Betty and her life, what a legacy she leaves and what better tribute can be made to her. Grateful thanks are also due to the Lochnell Arms who provided excellent hospitality after the service and to the Flower House and Petals for the beautiful flowers.
WILKINSON – Brian, and the family of the late Janet Cameron Wilkinson (Jan), would like to thank everyone for the many kind expressions of sympathy, by card, letter, phone call and flowers received following their recent bereavement. Grateful thanks especially to the Beatson Clinic; Macmillan Day Bed Unit, Oban; Community Nurses; Extended Community Care Team; Carr Gorm Carers; Marie Curie Nurses; and Doctors and staff at Taynuilt Medical Practice for their wonderful loving care, kindness and support. Special thanks to the Reverend Robert Brookes for a beautifully personal, uplifting and comforting service, and his friendship and pastoral care. Thanks also to members of Inveraray Shinty Club who acted as pall-bearers, and to Pipe Major Stuart Liddell who piped so movingly, whose presence and contribution was deeply appreciated; to all on duty at Muckairn Parish Church; and to Ian MacInnes and staff at D&A Munn Ltd for their kindness, understanding and meticulous professional service.
MEMORIAMS
BRIGHTMORE – In loving memory of my dear father Eric, who died January 8, 2009 and my dear mother Mary who died January 21, 2000.
Loved and remembered every day
– Catherine, John, Clair and John, Corpach.
CAMPBELL- Precious memories of Christina Campbell (Chrissie) who passed away on January 12, 2004. A much loved and loving Wife, Mum, Gran and Sister.
Always in our thoughts, forever in our hearts.
– Duncan and family. Xx
CAMPBELL – In loving memory of my dear husband John, who died on January 12, 2021.
Forever in my thoughts.
– Katie Mary.
CAMPBELL – In loving memory of our Dad, father-in-law and adored Gen, John, who died on January 12, 2021.
Your life was a blessing,
Your memory a treasure,
You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.
– Anne, James, Tony and families.
CRUICKSHANK – In everlasting memory of Jimmy, a much loved husband, father and grandfather who passed away on January 15, 1999, after a long illness.
Always remembered by his wife Kate, sons Iain and Dougie and all the family
DUNCAN – In loving memory of Isabel (Bibby) who passed away on January 10, 2020.
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 our nan
was the greatest gift of all.
Always in our hearts, Billy and all the family.
LAUDER – Stephen. January 3, 1965 – January 4, 2014.
Precious memories of our darling son and brother.
As time goes on without you
As days turn into years
They hold a million memories
And a thousand silent tears.
You always had a smile to share
Time to give and time to care.
Always thoughtful, always kind
These are the memories you left behind.
Loved forever.
– Ma, Dad, Billy, Kevin and Gillian xxx
MACDONALD – Treasured memories of Eileen, dearly loved mum of Phillip, precious daughter of Margaret and sister of Colin and Karen taken from us on January 6, 2008. Also remembering loved ones gone before.
To us you were so special
What more is there to say
We only wish with all our heart
That you were here today.
Sorely missed.
– The family, 14 Corran Brae, Oban.
MACDOUGALL – In memory of our beloved son Duncan, who died suddenly January 18, 2018.
We cannot bring the old days back,
When we were all together,
But memories keep you close to us,
And memories last forever.
Always in our hearts Mum and Dad.
MACINNES – In loving memory of Duncan who passed away on January 3, 2013.
Words and tears we can no longer share
But in our hearts you are always there.
– Love Neillie and all the family.
MACINTYRE – Rose, precious memories of Mum who died January 14, 2019.
Forever in our hearts
Those we loved don’t go away
They walk beside us every day
– Rosemary, Marion and Robert and family.
MACMILLAN – In loving memory of our dear son Mark, died January 14, 1991, aged 15.
Never more than a thought away
Loved and remembered every day.
– Dad, Mum, Iain, Frances, Lucy and Cara xxxx
MACMILLAN – Mark. Miss you always.
Love you.
– Jane xxx
MACMILLAN – In loving memory of Mark, died January 14 1991, age 15.
Always in our thoughts.
– Maureen and Andrew Jr xxx
PALMER – Roberta (Gaga), January 14, 2018.
You brought me into this world
My hand was on your heart as you left it
Nothing will ever fill the gap you left in mine.
– Mary x