MACKENZIE (Bonar Bridge) - Peacefully in his home, 14 Tulloch Road, Bonar Bridge, on Tuesday, 26th May, 2020, James 'Jimmy' Munro Mackenzie, dear brother of John, a loving uncle of all his nieces and nephews and a good friend and neighbour to many. Funeral private due to the current circumstances. Family flowers only please. All enquiries to Alasdair Rhind Funeral Directors Sutherland House, Bank Street, Tain. For those wishing to pay their respects the hearse will leave from 14 Tulloch Road, Bonar Bridge on Tuesday, 2nd June at 1.30.p.m. Thereafter to Creich Cemetery.
MACKAY (Helmsdale) - Suddenly but peacefully, on 27th May, 2020, at Caithness General Hospital, after a very short illness, Sheila Anne Mackay (nee MacLeod) aged 96 years, dearly beloved wife of the late Donald Hugh MacIntosh Mackay, 1 Trentham Street, Helmsdale. A dearly loved and treasured mother of Christine, David and Alison and mother-in-law of Hugh, Sue and Graham. A much loved and adored grandmother of Blair, Chloe, Duncan, Robyn, lain and Katharine and a very proud great-grandmother of baby Margot. Private family service in line with current government regulations.
DENOON (Bonar Bridge) - Audrey Denoon passed away on 25th May, 2020, aged 49 years. Dearly beloved mother of Sarah Campbell, daughter of Jack and Alicia Denoon and partner of Hugh Mackenzie. The family would like to thank everyone for their love and support at this difficult time. A private ceremony will be held at Creich cemetery. Enquiries to Mairi Russell Funeral Services Tel: 01349 880901
MACBEATH (Doll, Brora) - Peacefully, at Cambusavie Hospital, Golspie, on Tuesday, 26th May, 2020, George, aged 87 years, Auld House, Doll, husband of the late Dora Murray, dear brother of Neil, Wattie and the late Gordon and Barina, brother-in-law of Joan and Angela, uncle and good friend to many. Private family service in line with current government regulations. Family flowers only, but donations, if desired, may be given in lieu for the Cambusavie Unit Patient Comfort Fund and Macmillan Cancer (Sutherland) which can be sent to G&R Sutherland Ltd, Funeral Directors, Victoria Road, Brora KW9 6LN
ROSS (Brora) - Peacefully, at Oversteps Care Home, Dornoch, on Monday, 25th May, 2020, John William (Big John) of Badnellan, Brora. A dear brother of Hamish and sister-in-law of Ishbel, a loving uncle, great-uncle and great-great-uncle of Olivia and good friend of many. Very sadly missed. Private funeral service in line with current government regulations.
INNES - Peacefully at home in Dornoch, on Monday, 25th May, 2020, Sheila, beloved wife of the late John, much loved mum of William, Jane and the late Susan, a dear grannie of Colin and the late Susie, Shona and Roddy. Private funeral service, due to current circumstances, at Perth Crematorium, on Thursday, 4th June, 2020.
WARDLE - (Helmsdale) Paul Wardle passed away peacefully on Monday, 18th May, 2020, aged 76 years. Loving husband of Linda and a much loved uncle, great-uncle and friend. With grateful thanks for the loving care provided by The Meadows Nursing Home. Rest in peace. Love from Hilary (Dill), Helen, Betty and Christopher; Sarah, Richard and Eleanor, and all his friends and neighbours. Private service to be held on Friday, 29th May, 2020. A donation to Cats Protection in Paul's memory can be made through Mairi Russell Funeral Services website - mrfs.org.uk/paul-wardle
CAMERON (Ardgay) - Peacefully, at Migdale Hospital, on Monday, 18th May, 2020, Roddie, of Amat, Ardgay, aged 76 years. Much loved husband of the late Moira, dearly loved dad of Tracy and Hazel, father-in-law of Alasdair, a loving grandpa of Amy and Ross, and brother-in-law, uncle and good friend to many. Private funeral in keeping with government guidelines on Monday, 25th May, 2020 at Kincardine Cemetery. Donations, if desired, to Prostate Cancer UK, via Mairi Russell Funeral Services webpage www.mrfs.org.uk /william-roderick-cameron. Enquiries to Mairi Russell Funeral Services Tel: 01349 880901.
CRICHTON (Lairg) - David, beloved husband of Elaine, loving father of Jim and Margaret, passed away peacefully, at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, on Saturday, 16th May, 2020. Private funeral took place at Lairg cemetery on Thursday, 21st of May.
DEMPSTER (Helmsdale) - At Caithness General Hospital, Wick, on Monday, 11th May, 2020, Margaret (MacPherson), aged 87 years, beloved wife of the late Iain. A dear auntie, great-auntie, sister-in-law and friend. Very sadly missed. Private family funeral due to current restrictions.
NICOL (Brora) - Very suddenly, at Raigmore Hospital, on Wednesday, 13th May, 2020, Beryl Catherine Mary (nee Morrison) aged 76 years. Beloved wife of the late Jimmy Nicol, loving mam to Mary, James and Robert and mother-in-law to Nicki and Pauline. A very much loved nana to Joely, Annie, Andy and Katie. A loving sister, sister-in-law and auntie and dear friend to many. Beryl will be greatly missed. Private service due to restrictions will take place at Golspie Cemetery on Tuesday, 19th May, 2020. Enquiries to: G. & R. Sutherland, Brora 01408 621030
GILLANDERS - It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to a wonderful man. Robert Gillanders (Happiness) passed away peacefully on May 3, 2020. Born in Dornoch on July 18, 1937, he leaves behind his loving family, wife Christine, daughter Carol (Doyle), grandsons Scott (Jamie), Kyle (all in Canada), brother Cathel (Anne) (Fort William), sister-in-law Kirsty (Dornoch) and his many nieces and nephews. Pre-deceased by his mother and father, Robert and Tina, brothers, Gordie, Charlie and sister, Isobel.
MATHESON (Leith) - Passed away at Victoria Manor Care Home, Leith on Sunday, 26th April, 2020, Caroline Mary, aged 93 years. Daughter of the late Charles and Dolina Matheson, Sangomore, Durness. Sadly missed. Private cremation due to current regulations.
MOFFAT (Ardgay) - Peacefully, at Shoremill Care Home, Cromarty on Monday, 4th May, 2020, Katie Mary, aged 86 years. Beloved wife of James, loving mother of John and Robert and mother-in-law of Morag and Jennifer. A very much loved granny, great-granny, sister and aunt. Funeral is private in keeping with government guidelines but the family hope to gather and celebrate Katie's life at a later date. Enquiries to Mairi Russell Funeral Services. Tel 01349 880901
SMITH - Very suddenly at his home, 9 Oldhall Caravans, Watten, on Friday, 1st May, 2020, Charles Sidney Smith, a much loved father, grandad and great-grandad. Private cremation due to current restrictions.
MACKAY (Dornoch) - Charlie (Charles) passed away peacefully at Migdale Hospital on 30th April, 2020, not long after being diagnosed with cancer. A beloved husband of the late Annie, a dear brother to Betty and uncle to Colin and Duncan. Charlie was an active member of the Dornoch Pipe Band for many years and had been a painter with the Council, which meant he was widely known and respected. Charlie will be missed by all who knew him. The family held a private cremation on Thursday, 7th May, 2020. Thereafter on Wednesday, 13th May, a private interment at Proncynain Cemetery. Donations being requested in lieu of flowers, to be split between the Dornoch Pipe Band and Macmillan Cancer Support. Information for this can be found on Mairi Russell Funeral Services website - www.mrfs.org.uk. Please contact Mairi Russell Funeral Services for further information and guidelines due to current restrictions.
ROACH (Embo) - John Paul passed away very suddenly, at home in Embo, on Tuesday, 28th April 2020, aged 43 years. Beloved son of Ian and Marie, loving brother to Lisa, uncle to Kyle, Bradie and Naomi, great-uncle of Lyla and brother-in-law to Dave; John Paul will be greatly missed by all. Private service was held at Proncynain Burial Ground on Wednesday, 6th May. Enquiries to Mairi Russell Funeral Services, Alness. 01349880901.
SUTHERLAND - After a long struggle with ill health, Iain (Polly), aged 83 years, of 91 Dalchalm, Brora, with Iain by his side, finally and very peacefully entered his eternal rest in the most wonderful care of all at Abbeyside Nursing Home, Elgin, on Friday, 24th April, 2020. Dearly loved husband of Mary, much loved dad of Alexander and Iain, loving grandad of Duncan, dear father-in-law to Sheila and Lorna, dear brother-in-law, uncle and cousin. Iain will be sadly missed by all his family and his many friends. Private funeral service in accordance with current guidelines.
MACKAY - Peacefully, at The Meadows Nursing Home, Dornoch, on 26th April, 2020, Hughina (Ina) of Craggiemore, Rogart, a dear sister and aunt. Private funeral service.
SEED - Thomas Michael (Father Benedict), passed away suddenly, but peacefully, on 19th April, 2020 at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, aged 86. Special thanks to St Joseph's Care Home, Robroyston and Ward 53 for their care and compassion. Mick was the much loved brother of Francis, Rob, Roger, Austin, Tony, Felicity and Peter; and uncle, great-uncle and grand-uncle to many. Father Ben was the very popular Parish Priest at Brora, Sutherland from 1999 to 2013; and previously dedicated and respected teacher, housemaster and headmaster at Fort Augustus Abbey School. Under current circumstances, funeral will be private.