BANNERMAN (Tain) - Eva, Lorraine, Kevin and their families would like to thank all relatives and friends for their many kind and thoughtful expressions of sympathy and love extended to them by way of cards, flowers and telephone calls, especially to all their neighbours at Heathmount for their constant support during their recent sad loss of 'Alex'. Grateful thanks to all at Tain and District Medical Practice and Ward 6C Raigmore Hospital for their endless care of Alex especially over the past week when the staff went about their duties around the family in an exemplary and empathetic way. We couldn't have asked for any more. Special thanks to heart nurse Rita Hands for her excellent support shown to 'Alex'. Sincere thanks to Rev. Douglas Horne for his uplifting service and to Alasdair Rhind Funeral Director for his guidance and professionalism throughout. Thanks also to Greens Restaurant, Tain for the refreshments and to all those who joined with us at the church and graveside to pay their last respects and kindly donated £2389 to Chest, Heart and Stroke Association.
DAVIE (Rogart) - Susan, Stuart and the family of the late Rae Davie, thank most sincerely all relatives, friends and neighbours who showed such kindness during their recent sad bereavement. Special thanks to the Rev. Eric Patterson for his comforting service and to Gillian Sutherland for piping. Thanks to G&R Sutherland and Stephen Mackintosh for their care and compassion with the funeral arrangements. Thanks also to Zoe, John and their team from the Stag for excellent catering. Finally, heartfelt thanks to all who attended at Rogart Cemetery and for their kind donations which amounted to £1,111.60 for Dementia Scotland. This sum will be donated in memory of our late mother and granny, Janet.
MACDONALD (Rogart) - The family of the late John would like to thank everyone for the cards and messages received expressing sympathy on the sad loss of a dear father, father-in-law, grandad and great-grandad. Special thanks to the Rev. Graham Bradshaw for his comforting and personal service; to Brian (Alasdair) Mearns for playing the pipes, to organist, Rachel; to Richard, Tracy and colleagues at G&R Sutherland for their excellent support, guidance and professionalism. Also to John Dykes and his team from the Stags Head Hotel, Golspie for the lovely soup and refreshments. A special thank you to Madeleine Seaby for her wonderful cheese scones which everybody loved and to all those who paid their last respects and generously donated to our chosen charities, Friends of Seaforth House and Rogart Heritage Society, raising £762.70. So sadly missed.
SUTHERLAND (Durness) - Barbara and family would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy extended to them by cards, phone calls and wreaths following the sad loss of John Donald. Grateful thanks to Michelle for taking me to visit John in hospital and to the High Dependency Ward, GA Ward and Ward 7c in Raigmore. Special thanks to Rev. Andrea Boyes for a very comforting service, Gail Ross for lovely music, K. MacRae & Sons for efficient funeral arrangements, Smoo Cave Hotel for the lovely teas and all those who attended the service and generously donated £600 for the Highland Hospice and the Scottish SPCA.
MACPHERSON (Rogart) - Jean, Jennifer and the family of the late Michael Macpherson (Pherse) would like to thank family, neighbours, friends, work colleagues and ex-Army for their kind expressions of sympathy by way of cards, flowers and presents. Thank you to Dr Chan and her team at the Macmillan Suite Raigmore, also to Dr Kelly Dunbar, GP and all at the Golspie Medical Centre; to the East Sutherland Nursing Team for their care and a special thank you to Rhoda, Pamela, Raymond and Julie, Michael's home carers. Thank you to the Community OT's who provided equipment promptly so Michael was able to stay at home until the end. Grateful thanks to Rev. Eric Paterson for his comforting service, thanks also to John & Donald Macleod, Raymond Ross and Stephen Mackintosh for making things run smoothly on the day; to Brian Mearns for piping and to G & R Sutherland for their efficient and kind care of Michael. Thank you to John and his staff at The Stag who provided the catering and also to the Rogart Hall Committee for the use of the hall. Thank you to all who attended in person and online and for kind donations which amounted to £2,085.20 which is going to the East Sutherland Nursing Team and Golspie Medical Centre.
MACPHERSON (Bonar Bridge) - The family of the late Margaret 'Meg' wish to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy and love received by way of cards and telephone calls following their sad loss. Heartfelt thanks to all at Creich Surgery, Migdale Hospital and The Meadows Care Home Dornoch for their kind care and support. Grateful thanks are due to Rev. Robert Adair for his comforting service; to Alasdair Rhind for the efficient funeral arrangements and finally to Yvonne for the first-class food in the village hall, after the funeral. Thanks also to all those who joined with us at the church and graveside to pay their last respects and for the kind donations for Migdale Hospital and The Meadows Care Home which amounted to £300.
MACLEOD (Golspie) - Kathleen and Judith wish to thank family, friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy extended to them by way of visits, telephone calls, cards, flowers and offers of help following the sad loss of Iain. Grateful thanks to Wards 3A and 5A of Raigmore Hospital for their care and attention of Iain. Thanks to Golspie Funeral Directors for their caring guidance with the funeral arrangements. Also, thanks to Rev Eric Paterson for his comforting service, to Faye from Maisie's Daisies for the flowers and to the Stag's Head Hotel for the refreshments after the funeral. Finally, our thanks to all those who paid their last respects at the service and graveside and for generously donating to the Scottish SPCA and RSPB.
MACDONALD (Henderson) - The family of the late Gena would like to thank everyone for the cards, flowers, calls and messages received, expressing sympathy on the sad loss of a dear wife, mother, mother-in-law, granny and great-granny. Special thanks to Lorna Clarke for her personal and comforting service, to Richard, Tracy and colleagues at G&R Sutherland for their excellent guidance and tireless support and to John Dykes and his team from the Stags Head Hotel, Golspie for the lovely soup and refreshments and to all who paid their last respects at the graveside and generously donated to our local chosen charities raising £613.30. So sadly missed.
CAMPBELL (Rogart) - Alex would like to thank everyone who in any way expressed their sympathy on the passing of Janet Campbell. Thanks to all involved; the Rev. Hilary Gardner, Richard Sutherland and staff, Sandra for the catering and The Rogart Hall and to all who paid their respects at the church. Donations to Chernobyl Children's Lifeline amounted to £255.70.
BARNETT (Brora) - Sydney and the family of the late Dorothy Barnett wish to thank most sincerely, the Rev. Ian McCree for his comforting service and all who attended the church and cemetery at this sad time. The family would also like to thank the doctor, ambulance and air ambulance staff who did all that they could when attending to Dorothy. Grateful thanks also to Richard and Tracy Sutherland for their professional services. The collection at the church door raised £211.24 for Guide Dogs for the Blind, Dorothy's favourite charity.
MACCRIMMON (Drumbeg) - The family of the late Angus MacCrimmon wish to express sincere thanks to all relatives, friends and neighbours for the many kind expressions of sympathy and support received following their recent sad loss. Grateful thanks go to the doctors and nurses at Assynt Medical Practice, the staff at Migdale Hospital and Sally Brown, Macmillan nurse for the excellent care Angus received. Special thanks to the Rev. Iain Macleod for his comforting service and to D. Gunn, Funeral Directors for the professional funeral arrangements. A big thank you to the ladies who prepared the hall and served the lunch so efficiently and to Inver Brunches and Lochinver Larder for the lovely soup and sandwiches. Finally, thank you to all who paid their last respects at the service and graveside and for the kind donations to Cancer Research UK, amounting to £610.
SINCLAIR - The family of the late Ian Sinclair would like to thank you for the lovely cards, messages, flowers and baking we received since his passing. You have all been so kind to us, and your support has been a great comfort. Thank you to everyone who attended Ian's funeral. Your generous donations have raised £1,000 for Helmsdale Medical Centre. We are very grateful to the doctors and staff at the centre for the care Ian received, especially in the last couple of years. A huge thank you to Sinclair Dunnett and staff for their professional and efficient funeral arrangements, Rev. Elinor Gordon for her beautiful service, Maisie's Daisies for the beautiful flowers, Andrew John Innes for playing the pipes and the Bannockburn Inn for the lovely funeral reception.
MACKAY - The family of the late Christeen would like to thank Armadale Surgery, Bettyhill community nurses and staff at Caithness General for the care and attention given to her over many years, also to surgical high dependency at Raigmore. Thanks to the Rev. W. A. Weale for conducting the funeral worship; to all at Dunnett's Funeral Directors for their help and compassionate handling of the funeral arrangements; to all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy and to all who came and paid their last respects at the church and graveside. A total of £625 was donated to Asthma Research.
ROSS (Dornoch) - The family of the late William Graeme Ross of 6 Castle Street, Dornoch would like to sincerely thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for the cards, support and for their kind expressions of sympathy following their sad loss of Graeme, brother of Kerr and Helen and uncle to Greg. Grateful thanks to all staff at The Meadows Care Home for their compassionate and kind care. Sincere thanks also to the Rev. Carol Anne Porter for her comforting service and to Sarah of Mairi Urquhart Funeral Directors for their excellent handling of all the arrangements. Thanks also to all those who joined them at the Cathedral and Proncynain Cemetery and for their donations of £510 to The Meadows Care Home comfort fund.
MACKINTOSH (Dornoch) - The family of the late Sinclair Mackintosh were greatly comforted by the outpourings of sympathy and love expressed by all his friends and thank you all very much. They would also like to thank the lovely staff of ward GC in Raigmore who looked after Sinclair so well. Finally, their sincere thanks to Alasdair Rhind, the Rev. Al MacInnes and the congregation of Dornoch Free Church for all their kindness, care and support. Thanks are also expressed for the kind donations to Dornoch Free Church funds and The Highland Hospice amounting to £744.00
MACLENNAN (Dornoch) - Joan and all the family would like to thank everyone for the love, kindness and sympathy shown after the sad loss of Roddy. Thanks to all who came and paid their last respects at the service and graveside and for the kind donations to Dornoch medical practice which totalled £550. Thank you also to G&R Sutherland Funeral Directors and Lorna Clarke humanist celebrant for a lovely service.
ANDERSON (Dornoch) - Charlie, Lynn and the family would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy and love received by way of cards, letters and visits following their recent sad loss of Lily. Grateful thanks to all the doctors and nurses in Migdale Hospital, Bonar Bridge for their kind care and support and to Rev. Carol Anne Porter for her comforting and uplifting service. Thanks also to all those who joined with us at the church and graveside to pay their last respects and for the kind donations to Cancer Research UK which amounts to £922.50.
MACKAY (Inverness) - The Mackay family wish to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their support during the loss of Catherine. A donation of £270 that was collected at the service, will be made to Highland Hospice, in her memory.
MACKAY (Tongue/Inverness) - The family of the late Catherine Mackay wish to thank all relatives and friends for sympathy shown to them in their recent bereavement. Thanks to everyone for donating so generously the amount of £430, which will go towards a memorial bench placed at Ach an Eas Care Home. Special thanks to all the staff at Ach an Eas Care Home for their excellent care and support over the recent years. Thanks to Rev. Heather Stewart for her uplifting service. The family were very grateful for the use of Strathy Church and would like to thank the local parish. Finally, thank you to John Fraser & Son of Chapel Street, Inverness, for their exceptional funeral arrangements.
ROSS (Lairg) - The family would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their cards and messages of support following the sad loss of their mum, Nessie. Special thanks to the team of carers for the care and attention they gave to Nessie over the past years. Thanks also to Rev. Hilary Gardner for the comforting service and to Suzee from Mairi Urquhart and Son for her support and excellent handling of the funeral arrangements. Also to The Highland Hotel for the catering. Finally, a thank you to all who paid their last respects at the Parish Church and for the generous donations of £520.07 for Alzheimer Scotland.