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.
MACLEAN - Monica and family wish to express their heartfelt thanks to all relatives, friends and neighbours for the kind expressions of sympathy shown to them by the way of cards, letters, flowers and calls received following the sad loss of dear Willie. Thank you to everyone who attended the funeral, especially those who came from a distance, to Richard Sutherland and staff, Hilary Gardner for her comforting service and Ken Black for his good choice of music. Thank you to Dr Pittman, Golspie Surgery, all the caring staff in wards GA, MHDU, CCU, 5c, 6c and Haematology nurses at Raigmore Hospital, Migdale Hospital and special thanks to everyone at the Highland Rheumatology Unit in Dingwall. Thank you to Hector Miller and his staff for the light refreshments after the service. £1,000 donated goes to the Puffin Pool & Highland Rheumatology Unit, Dingwall.
CAMPBELL - (Dornoch) The family of the late Susan Campbell would like to thank everyone for their condolences and for their attendance at the service in Dornoch Cathedral and the interment at Proncynain Cemetery. Special thanks to the Rev Mary Stobo for her kind words, Grant Geddes and the staff of MacKay & Macaskill Funeral Services for their guidance, care and compassion with the arrangements, The Flower Shop Tain for their beautiful flower arrangements, Finally, thanks to all those who donated to the collection for The Meadows Care Home (Comfort Fund) raising £346.40.
KEITH - Iain, Robert and families would like to thank relatives, friends and neighbours for the cards & kind expressions of sympathy following the sad loss of Jane. Special thanks to Dr Claydon, the staff at Caithness General Hospital, Wick Town & County Hospital and the Cambusavie Unit, Golspie for the care and attention Jane received. Thank you also to Dr Rosemary Power for conducting the service, G & R Sutherland, Funeral Directors for their professional services and to the Bridge Guest House for the excellent refreshments. Finally thank you to all who attended the service and donated a total of £400 (equally split between Helmsdale Medical Centre and the Cambusavie Unit Patient Comfort Fund.
CARTER - (Wick / Durness) The family of the late Jean would like to offer our sincere thanks to the many people who showed us kindness and support during her short illness and in the time since she sadly left us. Thanks to the Bignold Ward, Caithness General Hospital for the kindness shown to Jean and her family and to the two Ians from Bettyhill Ambulance Service for their attention to detail. Heartfelt thanks to the community nurses from the Durness Practice and all agencies involved who so quickly and professionally arranged for her to go home. To Mairi Eastcroft and Dr Sally Melville for their compassionate care and attention in her final days, we will be forever grateful. Also to Kenny MacRae & Sons for their efficient and sympathetic arrangements and to the Rev Andrea Boyes for the comforting and fitting service. Thanks to the Sango Sands Oasis for providing delicious refreshments. Finally thank you to everyone who came to pay their last respects and who kindly donated £1,400 to Local Community Nursing Equipment.
O'BRIEN - (Dornoch) Jean and family of the late Vincent wish to thank all friends for the kind messages of sympathy and love shown to them by the way of cards and telephone calls following their sad loss. Thank you to the neighbours for their home baking. A special thank you to Matron and staff at The Meadows Care Home, Dornoch for their loving care given to Vincent during his stay. Jean says thank you for the “tea and sympathy” she received on many occasions at The Meadows. Grateful thanks to Angela for her beautiful and comforting service at the Crematorium and to Alasdair Rhind, Funeral Director for his professional services and caring manner.
EWAN - (Golspie) Alan and Helen would like to thank friends and neighbours for all their kind expressions of sympathy by way of cards and calls following the very sad loss of Betty. Special thanks to Seaforth House, Migdale Hospital and The Meadows Nursing Home who looked after her during her final years, also to Rev John Chambers for his comforting service, to Golspie Funeral Directors for the compassionate arrangements, and finally to Golspie Golf Club for their excellent catering arrangements.
BEAN - The family of the late Alice Bean would like to thank family and friends for their many thoughtful cards, flowers and messages of sympathy at her recent passing. Special thanks to the doctors at Brora surgery, Home Care girls, the locum minister, Dr Rosemary Power, and G & R Sutherland, funeral directors. Grateful thanks to all those who paid their last respects at the Church of Scotland, Brora, and generously donated £300 to Day Care at Seaforth House, Golspie.
FRASER - (The Grove, Helmsdale) Anne and Lucy would like to thank everyone who expressed their sympathy and support following the recent loss of their mother Elizabeth Fraser (nee Levack). Special thanks to the Care at Home team and to Crossroads staff for their kind care and attention over recent months; to Dr Docherty and colleagues; to Richard Sutherland for his sensitive and efficient arrangements; to Rev Roddy Macrae for his reflective words of comfort; and to those who paid their last respects and generously donated £400.00 to Alzheimers Scotland.
MUNRO - (Ardgay) Moray, Allen, Fiona and family would like to thank relatives, friends and neighbours for all their kind expressions of sympathy by way of cards, letters, flowers and calls following the very sad loss of Anne. Special thanks to Angela, Claire, Patsy, Nicola, Police Scotland and The RNLI. Thanks also to Mary Stobo for her comforting service, to Alasdair Rhind for his caring and compassionate funeral arrangements, to Myra and her team for excellent catering refreshments, to Gillian for piping and to Heather and Zoe for providing music in the church. Sincere thanks to everyone who paid their respects at Creich Parish Church and at Creich Cemetery and kindly donated £1078.38 for The RNLI and Support in Mind Scotland. Anne is very sadly missed.
COULL - Valerie and George wish to thank family, friends and neighbours for their overwhelming support shown to them during the recent loss of Margaret by the way of cards, letters, messages, phone calls, flowers, practical help and offers of help. Special thanks to the excellent team of carers mam had, Warden, District Nurses and all the support from Brora Medical Practice; members of Brora Free Church and the Rev William Paterson for his visits and for his comforting service, Faye of Maisies Daisies for her beautiful floral tributes, The Royal Marine Hotel for their excellent spread, Funeral Directors Richard, Tracy and Fiona for their professionalism and huge support. Grateful thanks to all who attended the funeral service and graveside who came from near and far. The donations received amounted to £235.00 which is going to the Rheumatology Unit in Dingwall. Thank you.
MACKAY - Helen and her family wish to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for the many kind expressions of sympathy and support received during their recent sad loss of Robin. Special thanks to all doctors, nurses and carers for their support to Robin over the last six years. Thanks to Rev Eric Paterson for his comforting service, Alan Barclay and Mr Black for doing the music, Lee Bain, piper, Kevin Macnicol for traffic duties, Stag's Head Hotel for refreshments and to G & R Sutherland Funeral Director for their professionalism and support. Grateful thanks to all who attended the funeral service and graveside and for the donations received totalling £260.64 to be split between Sutherland Caledonian Pipe Band and Sutherland Schools Pipe Band.
WRIGHT - (Dornoch) Susan and family would like to thank everybody for cards, flowers, baking and expressions of sympathy, especially those who supported the family during the last five months. Thanks also to the Cambusavie Unit, Golspie, Dr Brown, Dornoch and to Alasdair Rhind Funeral Director.
GUNN - (Embo) The family of the late Sandy Gunn wish to thank all who expressed their sympathy and support in so many ways during their sad loss. Grateful thanks to the dedicated staff in The Meadows Nursing Home and Dornoch Medical Centre. Sincere thanks to Rev MacAulay for his comforting and apt service. Special thanks to Alasdair Rhind for his efficient and professional funeral arrangements, and to the Trentham Hotel for the excellent catering. Finally heartfelt thanks to all who paid their last respects and generously donated £425.92 for The Meadows Nursing Home and Dornoch Medical Centre.
REID - (Tongue) Nellie's family would like to thank family and friends for the many kind expressions of sympathy and support following their recent sad loss. Special thanks to the health and social care teams for their kind care and attention, to Pastor Simon Matthews for his comforting and uplifting service, to Kenny MacRae and Sons for their compassionate and efficient arrangements and to those who paid their last respects and generously donated £850 for the Kyle Centre, Tongue.
BROWN - Norrie, Laura and families would like to thank all family and friends for their kind expressions of sympathy, cards and flowers following the recent sad loss of Etta. Grateful thanks to Crossroads for the exceptional home care and to the staff at the Cambusavie Unit, Golspie, who were excellent during her stay there. We are also grateful to Rev John Sterrett for his comforting service and to Graeme McCarthy for his kind words at the funeral. A special thanks to Golspie Funeral Directors for their professional handling of the funeral arrangements and to the Ben Bhraggie Hotel for the refreshments afterwards. the sum of £640 was generously donated and will go to the Cambusavie Comfort Fund.
MACLEOD - Heather, April and friends would like to express their sincere appreciation to everyone for their support and kindness shown to them and to Frank during his many years within the Durness community. Special thanks to Tracy, Trish and Jean for their ongoing care, Andrea for guiding the church service and graveside, Kenny MacRae and Sons for their dignified funeral services and Smoo Cave Hotel for providing the catering. Final thanks to everyone who came along on the day to pay their respects and for donations received in aid of Alzheimer Scotland. Rest in peace Frank.