WOOD (Helmsdale) - Gerry, Iain, Neil and Emma would like to thank everyone for all the cards, messages, kind words and gestures they have received, which have been such a great comfort, following the loss of Mike. Mike was a much-loved husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather and friend who will be so sadly missed. Special thanks to the doctors and nurses of Caithness General Hospital, Wick, the ambulance crew, first responders, district nurses and the doctors at Helmsdale Medical Centre who all showed such care. Thanks too to George Murray, funeral director, for his help and guidance and the Rev. Duncan Macleod for his comforting words.
MACKAY - Robert and Diane (Strathy East), Sarah, John and family (Inverness), wish to thank family and friends who have supported us after the sad loss of Jamie. We wish to thank those who visited, phoned, baked and sent flowers, gifts and cards, also those who shared tributes and memories on Facebook. Special thanks to Jamie's friends who acted as pallbearers, to our neighbour, Anne Murray and those who came to pay their last respects at the cemetery. Thanks also to his work colleagues at ScotRail, humanist celebrant, Linda Smith, Dunnett's Funeral Directors and the emergency services for their compassionate assistance. We have been overwhelmed with kindness. Jamie leaves us with memories we will treasure forever. Thank you all.
MACKENZIE (Culkein, Stoer) - The family of the late Jemima MacKenzie would like to thank family, friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy by way of cards, flowers, and telephone calls following their sad loss. Heartfelt thanks to Innis Mhor Care Home in Tain for their fantastic care of Jemima over the last four years and to the Assynt Centre for their wonderful support during her time in Lochinver. Special thanks to Rev. Wm. Paterson for his comforting and personal service and to Alasdair Rhind Funeral Director and his staff for their caring and professional handling of the funeral arrangements. Thanks also to The Flower Shop, Tain for their beautiful arrangement. With grateful thanks to all. Jemima will be sadly missed.
TURNEY - The family of the late Richard William Turney wish to thank relatives and friends for the kind expressions of sympathy by way of cards, flowers and phone calls. Special thanks to Dr Kellie Dunbar and community nurses for the exceptional care given to Richard; Ross Whitehead, Iain MacGruer, John Bain, the Royal Naval Association, British Legion, Provincial Grand Lodge of Sutherland, Lodge St Andrew 1318 and piper Nicole Ross for a moving and fitting tribute parade and to the local police in assisting with the parade; Richard's work colleagues past and present and to all who turned out on Tuesday, 15th December to pay their respects; the Royal Marines Association Highland Branch for organising a fitting tribute with the Band of The Royal Marines Scotland's Bugler, Paul Wilson Standard Bearer and to the veterans who paid their respects at the Crematorium; Golspie Funeral Directors and Lindsay Morrison, humanist celebrant for a touching ceremony.
MacLEOD-BASU (Dornoch) - The family of the late Maggie Macleod Basu wish to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy extended to them in the way of cards, letters, flowers and phone calls. Thanks also to the staff of Oversteps Care Home, Dornoch, the Scottish Ambulance Service and all the various staff in Raigmore who were involved in her care, along with Alasdair Rhind Funeral Director and his staff, Steve and his staff at Trentham Hotel, Charlie Ross the piper, Duncan Macleod the minister, all those who lined the streets of Dornoch as her funeral cortege passed by, and to those who attended her funeral service at Proncynain Cemetery and via the live stream online, to pay their respects and bid her farewell. A big thank you to everyone who donated to Water Aid, where a total of £1246.58 was raised.
ROSS - James, David and families wish to convey heartfelt thanks to everyone for the many kind expressions of sympathy shown to them in their recent sad loss of a dear mother, mother-in-law and granny, Betty. Special thanks to Rev. Hilary Gardner for her comforting service, to Richard and Tracy Sutherland for efficient funeral arrangements and also to all who paid their respects at the graveside. Donations at the cemetery gate gratefully received for Go Golspie amounted to £370. Fort William & Lairg.
CAMPBELL - The family of the late John Duncan Campbell wish to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for the kind expressions of sympathy extended to them in the way of cards and phone calls. Thanks to Dr Berrie and the ambulance service; the Rev. Andrea Boyce for her comforting services at the house and graveside; George Stewart for piping at the home and graveside; Kenny Macrae for his professional and caring arrangements; The Old Schoolhouse for their lovely soup and sandwiches and finally for donations of £268 for Highland Hospice.
GRANT (Inverness/Nairn/Dornoch) - Phyllis, Ian and the family wish to thank you all for the kind expressions of sympathy by way of cards, flowers and phone calls expressing fond memories of a dear husband, father and friend, Calum. Sincere thanks to ward 6A, Raigmore Hospital, Inverness and the Macmillan nurses for the tender care shown to Calum. Special thanks to Rev. Douglas Horne for comforting prayers at Calum's bedside and for the moving graveside service in Dornoch. Thanks to Alasdair Rhind Funeral Directors, for their guidance and professionalism, to all who came to say goodbye to Calum in Inverness streets, at Ross County football ground, The Square, Dornoch and graveside. Such large crowds gave us great comfort. Grateful thanks to Piper Duncan Macgillivary, for his poignant playing and to the Trentham Hotel, for catering. A special thanks to you all for the generous donations to the Highland Hospice, amounting to £547.
CAMERON - Anne, Hamish, Sandra and family of the late Ronnie wish to thank relatives, friends and neighbours for kind expressions of sympathy in cards, flowers and phone calls during their sad loss. Thanks to Dunbar Hospital and Macmillan nurses for their loving care given to Ronnie. Special thanks to Rev. Howard Stone and Rev. Alasdair MacAulay for comforting words and prayers at Ronnie's bedside and at the graveside. Thanks to G&R Sutherland Funeral Directors for their guidance and professionalism, to The Pier for their hospitality and finally for the kind donations of £1408 for Dunbar Palliative Care Unit and Macmillan nurses. Thank you all.
SINCLAIR - George, Kristian, Stacey and their families would like to thank relatives, friends and neighbours for all the cards, flowers, kind words and thoughtful gestures they have received following the loss of Jane, a much loved wife to George, mum to Kristian and Stacey and granny to Calum, Blair, Fionn, Annalee and Leon. Thanks to all the staff and doctors at Golspie Surgery, district nurses, ambulance and patient transport staff, all staff at Highland Hospice, Golspie Funeral Directors, Maisie's Daisies and Halde Pottinger, humanist. Special thanks to Isobel Adams Macmillan nurse. Thanks also to everyone who came from far and near to pay their respects and to all who donated towards the sum of £502.50 which is going to Sutherland Macmillan.
FLEMING - The family of the late Alexander (Sandy) Fleming wish to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy extended to them in the way of cards, flowers and phone calls. Thanks to the staff of Migdale Hospital for their care of Sandy, a special thanks to Rev. Hilary Gardner for her comforting words at the graveside, to G & R Sutherland, Funeral Directors, for their guidance and professionalism, to The Pier for their hospitality and finally for the kind donations of £740.00 for the Lairg Medical Centre.
DAVIE (Rogart) - Rae, Susan, Stuart and families would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their many cards and kind expressions of sympathy following their recent sad loss of Janet. Heartfelt thanks for the wonderful care Janet received from the nursing staff at the Cambusavie unit. Thanks also to Rev. Eric Patterson for his comforting service and to Richard Sutherland for carrying out professional and caring funeral arrangements. Donations for vascular dementia charities amounted to £393.
ROSS (Lairg) - The family of the late James Robert Ross (Hamish) would like to thank all his friends, neighbours and his forestry colleagues for their cards and sympathy. Also the Reverend Macaulay for his comforting service and to Alastair Rhind for the professional way he carried out the funeral arrangements. Special thanks are also due to the matron and staff at The Meadows Care Home, Dornoch who looked after him so well for the seven years he spent with them; also the Highland Hotel, Lairg for their catering.
MACIVER (Rogart) - Betty, Linda, John and families would like to thank all relatives, neighbours and friends for kind expressions of sympathy received following their recent sad loss of Alistair. Thanks must go to the excellent carers, also Kathleen and Raymond Ross, Jonathan Hedges and staff of Migdale Hospital; Rev. Ian Allan for his comforting service and Richard Sutherland for professional and caring funeral arrangements. Donations to Migdale Hospital amounted to £600.
RAMSAY - Bobby, Kathleen, Helen, Fiona and families wish to express heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all family, friends and neighbours for their love and support received through messages, cards and flowers on the loss of Hilda. Thank you to the friends who were able to attend the funeral and those who stood to pay respects. Grateful thanks to the staff at Burnfield Medical Practice, Ward 2C at Raigmore Hospital, community nurses and occupational therapists and special thanks to the carers from Fraser Home Care for their care and attention given to Hilda during her illness. Thank you to Rev. Hilary Gardner for the funeral service. Special thank you to Richard at G&R Sutherland, Funeral Directors, for the sensitivity and support shown. The very generous sum of £2,170 was raised and has been split between Alzheimer Scotland and Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland.
GRAY (Lairg) - The family of the late Chrissie would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy and love shown to them in so many ways following their recent sad loss. Sincere thanks to Rev. Wilfred Weale for his comforting service and to Alasdair Rhind and his staff for their kindness, professionalism and support in the funeral arrangements. Heartfelt thanks to all those who paid their last respects along the route and at the graveside and for the kind donations to Alzheimer Scotland which amounted to £338.
CAMPBELL(Dornoch) - Celia, Derry and family would like to express their sincere gratitude to relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy and support shown to them following the heartbreaking loss of their beloved Stuart. Heartfelt thanks to all the Search and Rescue Services, to Stuart's many wonderful friends from near and far and everyone who went to Ben Loyal, Tongue. Our sincere thanks to everyone who lined the streets in Dornoch to pay their last respects, Alasdair Rhind for his compassionate funeral arrangements, Michael Fraser for kindly piping along Elizabeth Crescent and Reverend Susan Brown for her comforting service. Grateful appreciation also for all the generous donations for Assynt Mountain Rescue 'In memory of Stuart' which amounted to an overwhelming £15,000.
MACKAY (Strathy) - The family of the late Alexander G. M. Mackay wish to sincerely thank all neighbours, friends and relatives for their support and kindness shown in their recent sad loss. Special thanks to all the staff of the Sinclair Court Community Care Home, Portskerra, and the Armadale Medical Practice doctors, community nurses and podiatrists for the longstanding kindness and care he received. Also, we wish to thank all those who visited him or phoned him during his years in the care home. Thanks also to the Rev. Andrew Fraser for his support and comforting service and making the long journey from Dingwall. Thanks also to Dunnett's for their efficient funeral arrangements and to all those who paid their last respects.
MACKENZIE (Lairg) - Joan, Jeanette, Julie and their families would like to thank all relatives, friends, neighbours and work colleagues for the kind expressions of sympathy and love shown in so many ways following their very sad loss of Donna. Heartfelt thanks to all at the Scottish Ambulance Service along with the Lairg Fire Service for their moving tribute and honour that was shown as the cortège left the village and arrived at the crematorium. Sincere thanks to all at ward 7a Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, along with doctors and nurses at Lairg Health Centre for their love and care shown to Donna and ourselves. Grateful thanks to Alasdair Rhind, Funeral Directors for their attentive arrangements and lovely service. Thanks are also expressed for the kind donations to the Macmillan Nurses suite amounting to £455.00.
MUNRO - On behalf of June and Neil's families, thanks to Dr Le Mar and Dr Herfurt for all kind support during June's illness. Also to community nurses at Bettyhill, grateful thanks when I couldn't have done it on my own. Thanks also to all carers who helped June through her sad time. I thank you all. Neil and families, Dundarroch, Melvich.