Announcements – 14th April, 2022

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CARGILL – Suddenly at Lorn and Islands Hospital, Oban on Saturday, April 9, 2022, Robert, beloved husband of Margaret, dearly loved dad to Jaynie and Fiona, father-in-law to Robert and Iain, proud and loving papa to Sean, Jack and Fergus.

MACLELLAN – Peacefully at Eadar Glinn Care Home on April 10, 2022, Donald (formerly of 4 Mull Terrace, Oban and 6 Coilleag, Isle of Eriskay) in his 95th year. Beloved husband of the late Flora and dearly loved father to Fiona, Donald and Allan. Much loved and respected father-in-law to Catherine and Siobhan. Dedicated Seanair to all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A true island gentleman.

MACNEILAGE – Douglas (Dougie) passed away peacefully at home in Tobermory on March 28, 2022. Dearly beloved husband to Margaret, dad to Shona, Deirdre and Graham and his partner Nyisha. Adored grandpa to Joseph, Eli, Robyn and Isaac. Much loved brother to Doreen, brother-in-law to Alan and uncle to Nicola and husband Mark and Paul and wife Margaret, great uncle to Daniel and Laura and their little girls.

TRAVERS – Kathleen, a loving wife and loving mother, passed away on April 9, 2022 after a long illness. She left behind her husband of 45 years, her four children and sixteen grandchildren who love her and miss her deeply. A funeral service to celebrate her life will be held in Oban Parish Church on Thursday, April 21, 12 noon followed by interment at Pennyfuir Cemetery. Friends welcome.

DONNELLY – The family of the late Isabella Blanche Donnelly offer their warmest thanks for the messages of sympathy, visits, telephone calls, cards, flowers and gifts of beautiful baking following the loss of Blanche. The help of the ambulance men and the A&E staff after her fall, and the sympathetic care of the hard working staff in wards A&B at the Lorn and Islands Hospital cannot be underestimated. Deep appreciation also goes to Hamish Hoey & Son, especially Catriona, for such care and kindness with all the funeral arrangements. Practical matters have been made so much easier by the sympathetic help of Fiona in the Registrar’s office and Angela with her lovely floral arrangements. Our thanks go to the Falls of Lora Hotel for providing not only refreshments, comfort and shelter after a very wet Pennyfuir, but for giving us the time to relax and be together. We are so grateful to all who attended the church service at St. Oran’s – and we thank the Rev. Willem Bezuidenhuit for his comforting service and Iain Barlow for his help with the sound. The prayer support and comfort from all branches of the church family is so very much appreciated. God bless you all.

MACDONALD – The family of the late Archie MacDonald wish to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kindness, generosity and support during Archie’s illness, and following his death. Thanks also to all the nurses, doctors and surgery staff involved in Archie’s care, and to the carers who brightened his last days at home. Many thanks to Rev Iain MacLeay, and Rev Iain Morrison of Oban Free Church, for their comforting words and lovely church service, and to all who paid their last respects at the church and the graveside. Grateful thanks to funeral director Billy McClymont for his services. Thank you to all who phoned, sent cards and flowers, brought gifts and gave so generously to the Tobermory Surgery Equipment Fund, which to date has raised over £1000. We have been overwhelmed by the kindness we have received. Mòran taing dhuibh uile.

MACNEILAGE – The family of the late Douglas (Dougie) would like to give their heartfelt thanks to everyone for all their support, cards, flowers and messages of sympathy received following their loss. Thanks to all the teams at Tobermory Surgery, Craignure Hospital and the Community Nurses in particular for their wonderful care during Dougie’s illness. Thanks to Billy McClymont for his kindness and professionalism. Thanks to Rev Liz Gibson for conducting the service so beautifully and for providing support throughout. Thanks to Park Lodge for providing the refreshments after the service. Thanks to everyone who attended the service, we can’t convey how much it meant to us to see you all there to give Dougie such a wonderful send-off. A total sum of £1027.95 was collected for Cancer Research UK and for Tobermory High School Pipe Band. Thank you to everyone for their generosity for these causes, so close to Dougie’s heart.

MACPHEE – Roderick. The family would like to thank all who attended his funeral and whose generous donations raised substantial sums for the Lochaber Mountain Rescue and the BHF. We sincerely appreciate the spiritual comfort from Revs Kinnear and Winning and to extend our gratitude to all members of the emergency services. Kathleen, Kenneth and Alison.

MARTIN – The family of Molly Martin would like to thank everyone who came to pay their respects at the church and graveside. Firstly our sincere thanks to Billy McClymont in guiding us to get everything perfect with his understanding and professionalism. To the Rev. Duncan MacDonald and Malcolm Munro who both travelled a long distance to deliver a heartfelt tribute, Ross Wilson for his excellent music, James Martin for writing and reading Granny’s poem, Sam Stephens for piping Mum’s favourite tunes for her one final time, Elizabeth MacLean for such an amazing floral display, to John and Linda Cameron for their excellent catering skills and to everyone who sent the many cards, visits, floral tributes and donations. The sum of £802.06 was raised for the church.

DOYLE – Avril née Power, April 16, 1962 – October 26, 2019. Loving and much loved wife of Collin, mum of Gavin, daughter of Minnie and sister to Marion, Diane and Eileen.
See ya from Captain the Parrot and family, Caol and Fort William.

MACDONALD – Precious memories of my darling husband Archie, who passed away April 15, 2017.
We never part from those we love
No distance can divide
In memory’s garden day by day
We walk side by side.
Until we meet again, rest in peace.
God bless and love you always.
– From your loving wife Eileen.

MACDONALD – In loving memory of our darling dad and papa, who passed away April 15, 2017. In laughter and in sorrow
In sunshine and in rain
We know you’re watching over us
Until we meet again
Love always.
– Brian, Anne, Marie, Eileen, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Xx

MACGREGOR – In loving memory of our parents, our dad Alastair, who died on April 13,1994 and our mum Jean, who died on June 23, 2001.
Never more than a thought away
Quietly remembered every day.
– Alastair, Donnie, Lorna, John and families.

MACINTYRE – Treasured memories of our beloved parents, Duncan, who died December 19, 1981 and Betsy, April 16, 1988, also dear family members, now departed.
Within our book of memories
A page is set apart
Where they are always in our thoughts
And forever in our hearts
– Inserted by the family, late of Kilvaree, Connel and Cruachan, Strathyre, Perthshire.

McMONAGLE – Treasured memories of Philomena, kind and caring with a heart of gold, died on April 18, 2021.
Always loved and remembered.
– The Campbell family.

SCOTT – In memory of my sister Jessie.
You are by my side every day
You will never be forgotten
We will always love you.
– Pat and Malcolm.