ROSS - (Glenmoriston/Ardgay) The family of the late Irene Ross would like to express their sincere thanks to the many relatives, friends and neighbours for the kind expressions of sympathy shown to them in their recent bereavement. Thanks to all who attended the funeral service and donated so generously the amount of £286.37 to the RNLI. Special thanks to Laura Gillespie from the Humanist Society Scotland for her uplifting service. Thanks also to John Fraser & Son, Chapel Street, Inverness for their excellent funeral arrangements.
MACKAY - (Durness) The family of the late John Mackay (Shorty) would like to offer our sincere thanks to the many people who showed us kindness and support during his short illness. We would like to thank Kenny MacRae and Sons for their efficient and sympathetic arrangements and to Rev Andrea Boyes for her comforting service and also a thank you to the Smoo Cave Hotel for providing all the lovely refreshments. Finally a big thank you to everyone who was able to come to pay their last respects and who kindly donated £1,143.76 which will be shared between MS Society and Diabetes UK charities.
MACKAY - (Embo) Mary's family would like to thank all relatives, friends, neighbours and colleagues for their expressions of sympathy and kindness extended to them in many ways following their sad loss. Grateful thanks to all at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, Dornoch Medical Practice, and all other medical professions involved who so quickly and professionally arranged for Mary to come home where they continued to care for her and provided support to the family. Further thanks to Rev Susan Brown for her very fitting and comforting service, Willie Mackay for his tribute celebrating a life well lived and Willie Fraser for piping, the Café at the Old School, Embo for providing refreshments and Mairi Russell Funeral Services for their sympathetic and efficient handling of all arrangements and finally to everyone who attended the service, some travelling a distance, and generously donated £600.90 to Dornoch Medical Practice and the District Nurses & Carers.
MACLEAN - The family of the late Linda Maclean would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for the kind expressions of sympathy extended to them following their sad loss. Special thanks to the doctors and staff of Munlochy and North Kessock Medical Practices and to the Dingwall District Nurses for their excellent care and attention; also to the staff of Wards 5A & 7C and the Macmillan Suite at Raigmore Hospital, the Macmillan nurses and doctors and staff of the Highland Hospice. Sincere thanks to the Rev Susan Cord for her comforting service and to John Fraser & Son, Chapel Street, Inverness for their excellent care and compassion in handling the funeral arrangements. Grateful thanks to the North Kessock Hotel for their excellent catering service. Finally thanks to all those who paid their last respects at the service and graveside and who kindly donated the sum of £1,215.00 for the Macmillan Nurses and the Highland Hospice in Linda's memory. North Kessock & Helmsdale.
NAPIER - Susan and family wish to thank all relatives, friends and work colleagues for such kind expressions of sympathy following the loss of Alison. Sincere thanks to all who joined them at the funeral service, and for generous donations of £320 for Maggie’s Centre, Dundee.
ROSS - (Rogart) Donald, June and family sincerely thank all relatives, neighbours, friends and work colleagues for the kind expressions of love, sympathy and tributes received in so many ways following the sad loss of Hamish. Heartfelt thanks to Eric Paterson for his uplifting service and to Richard Sutherland and his team for the funeral arrangements. Deepest thanks to everyone from Lairg and Rogart communities that pulled together and worked hard to enable us to hold the service at the croft. Also huge thanks to Stephen for the sound system. Thanks to Hector (Pittentrail Inn), Sandra and all the helpers that worked hard to provide excellent refreshments. To everyone that attended the funeral service, many of whom travelled from afar, to pay their respects thank you so much. Warmest thanks to all that generously donated £2008 which will be shared with TYKES and University of Glasgow Medical Fund.
TRAILL - The family of the late Edith Traill would like to thank all relatives, friends and particularly the members of Bunillidh Church for their kindness and support over the years. A special thanks goes to her carers in Fortrose and the matron and staff of The Meadows Nursing Home. Also thanks to all at the medical practices in Helmsdale, Fortrose and Dornoch. All donations have gone to Bunillidh Church.
WOOD - (Altass) John Wood and family would like to express sincere thanks to all friends, the Rev. Hilary Gardner and Migdale Hospital for their tireless support in the past weeks on behalf of my darling wife Leila who finally succumbed to cancer. Thank you for the dozens of sympathy cards, personal visits and general support. A Memorial Service on 12th August raised the incredible sum of £564 to be shared equally between Migdale Hospital and Rosehall Church of Scotland. Thank you to everyone who attended and to Liz and staff at the Achness for refreshments.
MACKAY - (Invergordon/Kessock) Ian, Tom, Katie and the extended family would like to thank all relatives, friends, neighbours and work colleagues for the kind expressions of sympathy and love received in so many ways following the very sad loss of Katherine. Sincere thanks to doctors and nurses at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness and the Highland Hospice for their kind care and support shown to Katherine. Grateful thanks to Revs Calum Macmillan, Farquhar Renwick and Mr Ian Morrison for their comforting service and pastoral care along with all at Rosskeen Free Church for their prayerful support. Thanks to all who joined with us at the church and cemetery to pay their last respects and the kind donations to The Highland Hospice amounting in excess of £4000.
SMITH - (Tongue) The family and friends of the late Alan would like to thank everyone for their support after their recent sad loss. Thanks to the Rev Matthews for the uplifting service, Barry Sutherland for his kind words and Fergus Stokes for the music in Tongue Church and Rev Jim Rettie for his comforting service at Inverness Crematorium. Special thanks to the Ben Loyal Hotel and the Loch Ness Hotel for refreshments. Thank you to Kenny MacRae & Sons for their professionalism and guidance at a very difficult time. And finally thank you to all those who attended the services, many of whom travelled a distance, to pay their respects and generously donated £816 to Heart Research and Diabetes UK.
MORRISON - (Tongue) Maryann, Jim and family sincerely thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy following the sad loss of Maggie. The uplifting service was conducted by the Rev Beverley Cushman and Davy Holt led us all singing the 'Waters of Kylesku'. Family friend Richard Mackay paid tribute with many fun stories. Thanks to Kenny MacRae & Sons for all the arrangements and support and to the Ben Loyal for refreshments. Lastly thanks to all the people for flowers and cards and who paid their respects at the church and generously donated £800 to the Kyle Centre.
CLUBB - George and family would like to thank family and friends for the many kind expressions of sympathy shown to them on their recent sad loss of Sandra. Sincere thanks for all the care Sandra received from Dornoch Medical Practice district nurses and carers. Sincere thanks to the Coach House, Dornoch and Rev M Stobo for her comforting service. Thanks also to Mairi Russell Funeral Services for the sensitive, caring arrangements. Thanks to all who attended the funeral service and so generously donated £470.40 to Dornoch Medical Practice.
MACKENZIE - (Dornoch/Muir of Ord) Sandee and the family would like to thank all family and friends for the many kind expressions of sympathy shown to them following their sad loss of Norman. Grateful thanks for all the care Norman received from Dornoch Medical Practice. Sincere thanks to the Priory Hotel, Beauly and The Coach House, Dornoch for the refreshments. Many thanks to Rev D Macleod for his pastoral care and very meaningful service. Thanks also to Ian Macleay of Alasdair Rhind Funeral Directors for his sensitive caring arrangements. Thanks to all who attended the funeral service and so generously donated £600 to Dornoch Medical Practice and the local district nurses.
STUART - (Lairg) Christine and the family of the late Ludovic wish to thank all who have expressed their sympathy in so many ways during their sad loss. Grateful thanks to the doctors and nurses of the Coronary Care Unit, Raigmore Hospital, Inverness. Heartfelt thanks to Rev Ian Macleay for his comforting service. Sincere thanks to Alasdair Rhind and staff for the professional funeral arrangements and Kathy and Ian of The Crannag Bistro, Bonar Bridge for the superb tea. Special thanks to all neighbours, community and members of the Free Church for their kindness shown. Thanks also to all those who attended the service and who contributed to The British Heart Foundation which amounted to £350.
GUNN - Iain, Donald and Maureen wish to thank relatives, friends and neighbours for the lovely cards, flowers and support they received following the sad loss of their much loved mother Irene. Also to doctors, nurses and home care for looking after mam especially over the last year. To G & R Sutherland for their efficient service, to Maisie's Daisies for the beautiful flowers and The Royal Marine Hotel for their excellent lunch. To Rev Sandy Sutherland for his special service and to all who attended the funeral. Collection to Cambusavie Unit, Golspie was £168.75.
MATHESON - (Dornoch) The family of the late James (Hamish) would like to thank family and friends for the kindness shown to them over the last couple of weeks, following the death of Hamish. Special thanks to the Meadows Nursing Home and the Dornoch Medical Centre for their dedicated care of Hamish. Thanks also to the Rev Duncan Macleod and to MacKay & Macaskill for their sensitive and professional funeral arrangements and to the Coachhouse for the refreshments afterwards. Finally a special thank you to everyone who attended the service and graveside and contributed to the donations for the Meadows Nursing Home Comfort Fund, which amounted to £828.25.
MACKAY - (Knockarthur) Helen and Brian, Michael and Jean and family of the late Joan Mackay wish to express their heartfelt thanks to all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy shown to them by the way of cards, letters and calls received following the sad loss of Joan. Thanks to everyone who attended the funeral, to Richard Sutherland and staff, to Karl Weidner for the comforting service, to Fraser Roach for the music and to the Pittentraill Inn for the refreshments. Special thanks to the staff of Cambusavie Unit at the Lawson and to Innis Mhor Care Home for the great care Joan received. Thanks for the kind donations for Innis Mhor which amounted to £807.
MACKAY - (Dornoch) Joan and the family of the late Alistair Mackay would like to thank friends, neighbours and relatives for all the help over the years and the visits, cards, gifts and good wishes received at this time. Thanks to the staff at the Cambusavie Unit in Golspie for all the care and attention to Alistair and the family over the last few weeks. Also to the Dornoch Health Centre, The Dementia Support Group, Mitchells Chemist (Dornoch) and the carers, particularly Rhoda, Raymond, Anita, Linda and Deirdre. Special thanks to Rev Duncan Macleod for his kind visits and for conducting the very fitting service in the Dornoch Free Church. Also to Alasdair Rhind Funeral Directors for their caring and professional service. Thanks to Tommy, Audrey and the team at the Coach House in Dornoch for the excellent refreshments, Victoriana for the beautiful floral tributes and to everyone else who helped at the funeral in any way. Finally thank you to everyone who came to pay their last respects and who kindly donated £854.34 to be split between Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland and Dornoch Health Centre.
MACKAY - (Dornoch) The family of the late Robbie (Burghfield) Mackay would like to thank all relatives, friends and the many kind and caring neighbours for their expressions of sympathy, shown in so many ways, following the sad loss of Robbie. Special thanks to Dornoch Medical Centre, the District Nurses, the Care at Home Staff and Mitchells Chemist who have all gone above and beyond with their considerate care. Thanks also to Rev Mary Stobo for her comforting words and service, to MacKay and Macaskill, Dornoch for their sensitive funeral arrangements and to Dornoch Castle Hotel for the refreshments provided. Finally, thank you to all who attended at the Cathedral and graveside and contributed to the donations for Dornoch Medical Practice and the local District Nurses, which amounted to £521.28.
MACKAY - Betty, Alistair and family would like to express their tremendous sadness on the loss of Joan, wife of the late Ian MacPherson and the late James (Wheeler) Mackay, a dearly loved sister, auntie and friend to many who will live on forever in our hearts. We would also like to thank everyone for their cards, support and generosity at this very sad time. Grateful thanks to all staff at Innis Mhor Care Home for their dedicated care and attention lavished on Joan. Thanks are also expressed for the kind donations towards the home which amounted to £772.