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.
MUNRO (Dornoch) - The family of the late Margaret M. Munro "Marie", of Evelix wish to acknowledge the many expressions of sympathy and gestures of kindness they have received following their sad loss. A special word of thanks to all the doctors and staff at the Dornoch Medical Practice and to all the NHS carers and community nurses who provided Marie with kindness, respect and dignity and who provided us with emotional and practical support throughout this very difficult time. To the Reverend Duncan Macleod for his visits to Evelix and for his comforting service and support, to Elisha Cameron for leading the singing which Marie always really enjoyed, to Martin and all the staff at Mackay and Macaskill for their personal and sympathetic handling of all the funeral arrangements, to Corin MacLeod for the beautiful flowers, to all the staff at the Dornoch Castle Hotel for the lovely refreshments and to Pipe Major William Fraser for giving Marie a beautiful send off at the graveside. We offer our heartfelt thanks to the many relatives, friends, neighbours and well-wishers who visited Evelix, for those who telephoned, travelled long distances, sent floral tributes, cards and messages of condolence, to those who attended the church service and graveside and to those who so generously donated £929.50 to the Dornoch Medical Centre we are truly grateful. We can’t express our thanks enough to all of you. Marie touched so many hearts and will be sadly missed by all her family.
MACKAY (Lairg) - The family of the late Helen would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for all their kind expressions of sympathy and love shown to them in so many ways following their sad loss. Heartfelt thanks to all at The Meadows Care Home, Dornoch and Migdale Hospital, Bonar Bridge for their kind care and support. Grateful thanks to Rev. Hilary Gardner for her comforting service. Sincere thanks to Alasdair Rhind Funeral Directors for their caring and professional service. Thanks are also expressed to all those who paid their last respects at the church and graveside and who kindly donated £567 to Alzheimer Scotland.
MILLAR (Brora ) - Anne and Angus would like to thank everyone most sincerely, for their kindness, support and the very many expressions of sympathy following the sad loss of their dearest mum, Pat. Our very special thanks to all the staff at Cradlehall Nursing Home, in Inverness, for their kindness and devoted care to Pat and the compassion shown to Pat and ourselves in her final days. Very many grateful thanks to Richard, Tracy and Fiona for their invaluable, sensitive and caring assistance in organising the funeral, to Reverend Eric Paterson for his thoughtful and comforting service and to Syd Barnett for his lovely organ music. We would like to thank so very much everyone who came to pay their final respects to Pat and who donated so generously towards Alzheimer Scotland.
MACKAY - The family of the late Iain (Kum) Mackay would like to sincerely thank family, friends, neighbours and the local community for their kindness and support extended to them following the sudden and sad loss of Iain. Thank you to Richard, Tracy and Fiona for their compassionate and efficient funeral arrangements, the Rev. Eric Paterson for his comforting service, Maisie's Daisies for the beautiful flowers, John Mackay for playing the pipes and Brora Rangers Social Club and staff for providing the venue. Donations kindly raised amounted to £1,180.36 for Highland Heartbeat, Raigmore Hospital, Inverness.
SUTHERLAND - The family of the late Jessie Sutherland would like to thank all relatives and friends for their support and kindness following their recent sad loss. They owe special thanks to the staff of New Craigs Hospital for their kindness and professionalism in caring for Jessie in her final days, to the staff of Oversteps for all the care they provided over Jessie's final year and to Rev. Susan Brown for a truly memorable service reflecting a life well lived. Their thanks also to MacKay and MacAskill, Funeral Directors, for their sensitivity and efficiency, to piper, Graham Grant and to the Dornoch Castle Hotel. Finally, thank you to all who paid their last respects at the service and at the graveside and for your generous donations to New Craigs Hospital Staff Fund and to the Davie Duff Tapes Service.
MACDONALD - Wyn, Colin and Roy wish to convey their appreciation of all cards, letters, flowers and words of sympathy given to them on the sad passing of their much loved Alasdair. Special thanks to neighbours for their kindness and help during this difficult time. They extend their thanks to everybody who attended Alasdair's funeral from near and afar; also a special thank you to the Rev. Eric Paterson for his visits and comforting service and to Mr Alastair Rhind who carried out all arrangements with true professionalism; also to the Stag's Head Hotel who provided the refreshments. The sum of £226.62 was raised for Cancer Research through your donations.
MACIVER - Linda, John and all the family would like to give a huge thank you to friends and neighbours for the outstanding kindness and support they have received following the very sad loss of Barbara. Their thanks also to Dr Roberts and to all the staff at Cambusavie Unit for their caring help and professionalism; Hilary Gardner for her comforting service; Richard, Tracy and Fiona of G&R Sutherland for their sympathetic and efficient funeral arrangements; Maisie's Daisies for the beautiful flowers; Hector, Sandra and helpers for the catering at Pittentrail Hall. Finally, their thanks to everyone who came to pay their last respects at the church and graveside and generously donated to the sum of £846 for the Lawson Cambusavie Memorial Friends.
MACDONALD - The family of the late Ethel Macdonald would like to thank family and friends for their kind expressions of sympathy shown to them in their recent bereavement. Thank you to Rev. John Sterrett for his comforting service, Golspie Funeral Directors for the compassionate arrangements and to Golspie Golf Club for their excellent catering arrangements. Finally, thank you to all who attended the funeral and donated so generously £406 to Golspie Surgery.
ROSS - Margaret and family would like to express their sincere thanks for the many kind expressions of sympathy received by way of many cards, phone calls, visits, flowers, baking and others in their recent sad loss of George. Sincere thanks to family, neighbours and friends for all their help and kindness, to Rev. Duncan Macleod for his comforting service and his visits, to Grant at Mairi Russell Funeral Services for his professional and caring help and to doctors and nurses at the Dornoch Medical Practice for all their care and kindness always shown to George. Grateful thanks to Frances, Ann, Cara, Evelyn and all the other carers, and to the O.T. and Bill for their help and kindness. Thanks to the Coach House for the catering and to all who came and paid their last respects and kindly donated £850 for Dornoch Medical Practice and Alzheimer Scotland. Sincere thanks to you all. George will be sadly missed.
SUTHERLAND - The family would like to thank friends, family, local and wider fishing communities for the kindness and overwhelming support extended to them on the sad and sudden loss of Willie. A special thank you to Brian Sutherland for his brave and helpful actions and everyone else involved with the rescue mission. Thank you to Rev Eric Patterson for his comforting and meaningful service, Captain Colin Mackay for his kind words at the funeral and his support to the family and for those who attended the funeral or expressed their sympathy. Thank you to Richard Sutherland and his kind staff who provided efficient and caring funeral arrangements, Danny Parkin for playing the bagpipes at the cemetery and to Brora Rangers Social Club for their support and venue and those who kindly provided the catering. The sum of £1,550.34 was raised and will be kindly donated to the Scrabster Fishermen's Mission.
MACLEOD - The family of the late Jessie Macleod wish to thank relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy shown to them in their recent bereavement. Thanks to all who attended the funeral and donated generously £360.52 to Oversteps Care Home Comfort Fund. Thank you to Rev. Alasdair MacAulay for his comforting service, and Alasdair Rhind for his efficient arrangements. For the past kindness from Oversteps Care Home and Dornoch Health Centre; we will be forever grateful. Thank you.
MACLEOD - The family would like to thank friends and family for the kind expressions of sympathy extended to them on the sad loss of John. Grateful thanks to ward 7A, Raigmore Hospital for their care and kindness to him. Thank you to Rev. Andrea Boyce for her comforting service in the church and graveside and to all those who paid their last respects. Thanks to K. Macrae and Neil for their efficient and caring funeral arrangements and to the Rhiconich Hotel for the catering. The sum of £588 was kindly donated for Macmillan Cancer Support.
DONNELLY - Gladys and Stevie would like to offer sincere thanks to all family, friends and neighbours for their kindness and overwhelming support during Kevin's illness, his funeral and after. Dearly loved and sadly missed.
COWIE (Marrel) - The family of the late Tommy would like to thank all relatives and friends for the kind expressions of sympathy following his sad loss. They would also like to thank the staff of Mull Hall Care Home for their care over the past year, Rev. Dr John Sterrett for his comforting service and George Murray for his professional funeral arrangements. Thanks also to all who attended the service and for the retiring collection in aid of Helmsdale Xmas Lights Fund.
ROSS (Edderton) - Paterson, Gillian, Aileen and families would like to thank relatives, friends and neighbours for all their kind expressions of sympathy and love received in so many ways following their very sad loss of Lorna. Heartfelt thanks to doctors, nurses and staff at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness and Migdale Hospital, Bonar Bridge for their kind care and support. Grateful thanks to Mr Karl Weidner for his comforting service and to Derek, Heather and staff at the Carnegie Lodge Hotel, Tain for the splendid tea. Sincere thanks to all who joined with us at Edderton Parish Church and Edderton Cemetery to pay their last respects and who kindly donated £975.50 for Edderton Parish Church Funds and The Migdale Hospital, Bonar Bridge Comfort Fund.
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.