SUTHERLAND (Brora) - Mary and family would like to thank all family, friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy following the sad loss of Iain. Grateful thanks to Linkwood Medical Practice, Ward 7 Dr Gray's Hospital and our special thanks must go to all at Abbeyside Nursing Home, Elgin for the wonderful care and who, with love, humour and compassion, made the last year of Iain’s life a happy time for him. Thanks also to Faye (Maisie's Daisies) for the lovely flowers and to Richard, Tracy and Angus (G. & R. Sutherland Ltd. Funeral Directors) for their professional and sympathetic handling of the funeral arrangements at this very difficult time. 91 Dalchalm, Brora.
CAMPBELL - Donald, Mack, Carol and Eric wish to sincerely thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for the cards, telephone calls and messages of sympathy following the sad loss of their mother Ena. She was a dearly loved mum, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend who will be greatly missed by all of us. We also wish to acknowledge those who joined the family in a time of reflection although unable to attend the funeral service at Strathy Churchyard. Thanks to the Reverend David Macartney for his comforting service at the graveside, Aberdeen Funeral Directors for their efficient services and Carol-Anne Farquhar for her superb piping. We also wish to thank the staff of Ruthrie Court, Denmore Court and Grandholm Care Home for supporting and caring for mum over her years in Aberdeen.
MACLEOD - The relatives of the late Ewan Macleod wish to thank kind neighbours and friends for the beautiful cards, messages of condolence and lovely flowers. Grateful thanks to all who attended at the graveside. Thanks to the staff at Raigmore Hospital for their dedicated care. Thanks to Rev. Beverly Cushman for her uplifting service and finally, John Fraser & Son Funeral Directors for their sensitive and professional handling of arrangements.
MACKAY - The family of the late Hughina wish to thank Richard Sutherland Funeral Director for his good help in arranging the funeral and professional handling of the burial, the Rev. Hilary Gardner for her comforting service at the grave and the people who attended the funeral. Thanks to all who phoned and sent sympathy cards, to Cambusavie Hospital and The Meadows Care Home for the care that Ina got, also all the carers who attended to her while at home. Craggiemore.
MACFARLANE (Ardgay) - The family of the late Rhona MacFarlane would like it known that a letter of thanks was recently received from the Scottish Ambulance Association in respect of the collection taken at the celebration of Rhona's life. An updated total of £1815.41 has now been lodged with the Scottish Ambulance endowment fund at the Tain ambulance station. We are grateful for everyone's generosity.
DENOON - Sheila and family wish to thank all friends, neighbours and relatives for cards, phone calls and flowers, also donations of £270 for the British Heart Foundation, on the sad loss of Duncan who was so well looked after in Highview House, Inverness for two years. Grateful thanks to the Rev. Bruce Dempsey for his comforting service also John, Donnie and staff of Gunn's Funeral Directors for their help and efficient arrangements.
BANKS - (Brora) - The family wish to express their thanks to all relatives and friends for their kind and thoughtful messages of sympathy extended to them recently. Grateful thanks also to the staff of the Cambusavie Unit, Golspie, during Alan's stay for respite care and latterly in the loving care of the staff of The Meadows Nursing Home before passing away. Thanks to all who attended his cremation service in Inverness and for the fitting tribute by celebrant, Alan Smurthwaite, highlighting many of the poems written by Alan. To David Ross and staff of Mackay & Macaskill Funeral Directors for their helpful and sympathetic handling of the funeral arrangements. Donations raised at the service £403.42 will be divided between The Meadows Nursing Home and Cancer Research U.K.
HENDERSON (Brora) - Sue, Barbara, Kevin and the family of the late Alex would like to thank all relatives, friends, neighbours and work colleagues for kind expressions of sympathy received following their sad loss. Grateful thanks to Rev. Robert Adair for his comforting service. Grateful thanks to all who joined us at the church and graveside to pay their last respects and for donations to Clyne Church. Also to the Sutherland Inn for the refreshments and finally, to Mairi Russell Funeral Directors for their excellent service.
ROSS - The family of the late Jessie Ross, 4 Gate Street, Embo, would like to thank all friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy and love received in so many ways following the sad loss of Jessie and to all who paid their last respects at the church and graveside. Sincere thanks to all the doctors, nurses and staff of the Dornoch Medical Practice, also to Dornoch Chemist for many years of caring for Jessie. Thanks also to the Home Care girls for their support and loving care in her last days and to all the Cambusavie staff for professional support and loving care to Jessie and her family. Grateful thanks to the Rev. Duncan Macleod and the Dornoch Free Church for many prayers and comfort given to the family in Jessie's last days and for presiding at the church and graveside and to Mackay and Macaskill for the professional support and guidance to the family.
CLARK (Tain) - Willie Archie, John and the family of the late Margaret Hughina (Marna Grant) would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for the kind expressions of sympathy and love received in so many ways following their sad loss. Sincere thanks to all at Tain and District Medical Centre along with the Marie Curie nurses and the Tain community nurses for their kind care and support. Heartfelt thanks to Rev. William Weale and Rev. Neil Ross for their comforting service. Grateful thanks to all who joined with us at the church and graveside to pay their last respects and for the kind donations to Tain and District Medical Practice which amounted to £899. Thanks to all at the Carnegie Lodge Hotel Tain for their refreshments and finally, to Alasdair Rhind Funeral Directors for their excellent service.
MacPHERSON (Dornoch) - The family of the late Stuart MacPherson would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy shown in so many ways. Sincere thanks to the staff at ward 6A at Raigmore Hospital and Cambusavie Unit, Golspie. Grateful thanks to the Rev Susan Brown for her comforting service, to G & R Sutherland Brora for their support and guidance and to all who joined us at the church and graveside. A total of £697.80 will be donated to the Cambusavie Unit, Golspie.
Ross (Dornoch) - Alasdair would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy and love received in so many ways following the recent sad loss of Dolene. Sincere thanks to doctors, nurses and staff at Dornoch Medical Practice and the Cambusavie Unit, Lawson Memorial Hospital, Golspie for their kind care and support. Grateful thanks to Rev. Alasdair MacAulay for his comforting and uplifting service and to all who joined with us at the church and graveside to pay their last respects. Thanks are also expressed for the kind donations to the Dornoch Medical Practice and the Cambusavie Unit, Lawson Memorial Hospital, Golspie which amounted to £316.00.
MACDONALD - Catriona, Morven and Mairi warmly thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for the kind expressions of sympathy, cards and flowers received following the very sad loss of their dad, Ernest. Sincere thanks to all medical staff and district nurses at Grove Medical Centre, Respiratory Unit, Ninewells Hospital including Macmillan nurse, Barbara McGillvery for her most comforting service and Alan Hendry and all staff at Selwood Funeral Directors for their professional support and guidance. Finally, appreciation to all who paid their last respects to Ernest at Dundee Crematorium.
SINCLAIR (Brora) - Yvonne, Karen and Wendy would like to thank everyone for the kindness shown in so many ways following the death of their mam, June. Huge appreciation goes to Brora Medical Practice and to the community nursing team who helped and supported us in mam's final weeks. Thanks also to G & R Sutherland (undertaker) for looking after final arrangements beautifully.
CARRISON (Brora/Balintore) - Jan, Shaun, Will and all the the family of the late Janette would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy and love received in so many ways following their recent sad loss. Sincere thanks to doctors and nurses at Brora Health Centre along with the emergency services for their prompt care and attention. Grateful thanks to Rev. William Paterson for his comforting and uplifting service and to all who joined with us at the church and graveside to pay their last respects. Thanks are also expressed for the kind donations to the Chest, Heart and Stroke Association and the Coastguard Helicopter Service which amounted to £865.83.
DUNCAN (Brora) - The family of the late Joey Duncan would like to take this opportunity to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for the beautiful expressions of sympathy sent to all family members on the sad passing of a beloved wife and loving mam, nana and great-granny. Special thanks to all the carers and staff at the Cambusavie Unit and The Meadows Care Home who cared so compassionately for Joey these last two years. The family is extremely grateful to Janet Donnelly for the beautiful service celebrating Joey's life. Thanks also to Richard and Fiona for the caring way they handled all the funeral arrangements, Davie and the hall committee for allowing the use of the Scout and Guide Hall, to Faye for the gorgeous floral tributes and the staff of the Brora Golf Club for providing refreshments. Our final thanks go to everyone who came to say goodbye to Joey and also contributed donations. The sum of £498.58 was raised for Alzheimer Scotland.
MATHESON (Dornoch) - Linda, William, Kevin and family would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy shown in so many ways following the loss of their mother, Dona. Special acknowledgement goes to the doctors and staff of the Dornoch Medical Centre, Dr. Colin Richards, his surgical team and nursing staff at Raigmore Hospital for their exemplary skill, care and considerable support. Grateful appreciation too to Rev. Susan Brown for her comforting, amusing words and anecdotes at the service and to Stuart and Lesley for their act of kindness in hosting the after gathering at the Royal Dornoch Golf Club who provided delicious and welcome refreshments. Finally, a particular thank you to all those who attended the service and so generously contributed, together with the warm-hearted members of the Tain Bingo Club a total of £1,386.90 for the Dornoch Medical Practice. In addition, a donation of £1,000 was made to Dornoch Cathedral towards enhancing their sound system.
BURNS (Brora) - The family of the late Tommy Burns would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for all their kind expressions of sympathy during their recent sad loss. Special thanks to all Tommy’s neighbours for their kindness and help to him over the years, to his carers for looking after him so well, the Rev John Sterrett for his comforting service and to Richard and Fiona for their handling of all funeral arrangements. Thanks also to all who attended the church service and graveside and who donated the sum of £301.38 in aid of Migdale Hospital and Red Cross Scotland.
CONNOLLY - Ronnie McNeill and Mick Connolly and families would like to thank everybody for their sympathy and cards on the sad loss of Doreen. Many thanks to Tain Health Centre, Ward 5, Raigmore Hospital and the Highland Hospice for their care and compassion. £440.20 was raised and will be donated to the Highland Hospice.
MACKAY (Embo) - Dennis, Sheila and family would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for the kindness and sympathy shown to them by card, letter, phone and in person on the sudden and unexpected passing of their beloved daughter, Veronica Jane. Hopefully, time will help heal the scars which at the moment are very raw. Finally, thank you to Rev. Duncan Macleod for his kind words, to Michael Fraser for piping at the graveside and to all who paid their last respects in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis. 10 Gate Street, Embo.