HAMILTON (Golspie) - It is with great sadness that the family of Ina Hamilton announce her passing, on Monday, 20th April, 2020. Ina, formerly of Shore Street, Golspie, died after a short illness at Renfrew Care Home and family give special thanks to all the staff who looked after Ina with great care and affection for over the last five years. Ina was a beloved wife to Andy, dear mother to Lynn, Allan, Andrew and Mary, loving grandmother to Mark, Steven, Allan, Graeme and Jamie, and great-grandmother to Findlay, Isla, Jonas and Lewis; Ina will be sadly missed by them all. Golspie was Ina's home for over 20 years and Ina will return there to rest with her beloved husband, Andy, for a private funeral. Enquiries to MacKay and Mackaskill 01862 810492.
MACKENZIE - (Edinburgh / Lamigo, Skerray). Suddenly, but peacefully, at Strachan House Care Home, Edinburgh, on Friday, 17th April, 2020, Margaret (nee Gunn), devoted wife of the late James. Formerly of GPO Edinburgh. A much loved sister, aunt, great-aunt and friend. Sadly missed by all. Funeral private in accordance with current guidelines.
MACDONALD - Peacefully, in the care of the staff at the Cambusavie Unit within the Lawson Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, 14th April, 2020, John A. MacDonald, aged 80 years. Loving husband of Ann, Custom House, Helmsdale. The family would like to thank all staff at the Cambusavie Unit and Caithness General Hospital for taking care of John during his illness, also thanks to Rev. John Sterritt and Christine and Ina at Bunillidh Church for their help. Also thanks to George Murray, Undertaker. Due to current restrictions a private funeral was held and a memorial service for John will be held at a later date.
DUNCAN (Brora) - Peacefully, at the Meadows Nursing Home, Dornoch, on Wednesday, 8th April, 2020, Mary, aged 90 years, beloved wife of the late Robert Duncan, a dear aunt to Anne, Ross and Robert, a great-aunt and a great-grand-aunt. Sadly missed. A private funeral service will take place in line with the current government regulations. Sincere thanks for the care and compassion shown by the staff at the Meadows Nursing Home and also to G & R Sutherland Ltd, Funeral Directors, Brora.
CAMPBELL - Georgina (Ena) passed away peacefully on Tuesday, 7th April, 2020, at Grandholm Nursing Home, Aberdeen, in her 100th year. Formerly Bowside and Diamond Cottage, Melvich, beloved wife to the late Ack Campbell, loving mother of Donald, Mack, Carol and Eric, also a treasured mother-in-law, granny, great-granny, great-great granny, sister, auntie and friend to many. Burial private due to current legislation.
MACLEOD (Dornoch) - Peacefully in the loving care of all at Oversteps Care Home, Dornoch on Monday, 30th March, 2020, Andrew Innes Macleod, aged 98 years, formerly of Wallace House, Dornoch, beloved husband of the late Cathie, dearly loved father of Catrina and Gavin, much loved grandad of Isla, Fergus, Ewan, Lexie and the late Erin and great-grandad of Joshua, dear father-in-law of Derek and loved by all the extended family and friends. Funeral private due to the current circumstances. All enquiries to Alasdair Rhind Funeral Director, Sutherland House, Bank Street, Tain.
JOYCE - Irene Anna (née Reid) of Talmine, Melness, at Migdale Hospital on 25th March, 2020, aged 89 years. Widow of Alan and dear mother of Anna and Alasdair, grandmother of Andrew and Daniel, sister of Frances and mother-in-law of Mary and James. Much loved and respected by all her family and friends. Private funeral at Melness Cemetery. A memorial service will be held later in the year.
MACNAMARA - Avril Thompson (nee Thompson-Schwab) died 19th February, 2020, aged 91 years. Widow of Carroll Macnamara of Invercharron and much loved mother and grandmother. Funeral private due to current circumstances. All enquiries to Alasdair Rhind Funeral Director, Sutherland House, Bank Street, Tain.
MELVILLE - (Dornoch) Suddenly, but peacefully on Sunday, March 22nd, 2020, Cathy, aged 69 years. Beloved mam of David and Fiona, much loved sister of William (Beb), a loving granny of Natasha and mother-in-law of Paul. Sorely missed by all her family and friends. Private funeral due to current health advice. Enquiries to Mackay & Macaskill, Dornoch. Tel 01862 810492.
HOPE - (Dornoch) Peacefully, at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, on Monday, March 16, 2020, Nina Elizabeth, aged 77 years. Much loved mother of Antony, grandmother, sister and a good friend to many, Nina will be sadly missed by all. Due to recent advice to reduce social gatherings the family will be holding a private ceremony at Dornoch Cathedral. Donations can be made for the charity The British Heart Foundation directly through their web page.
MACNAMARA. - Avril Thompson (nee Thompson-Schwab) died 19th February, 2020, aged 91years. Widow of Carroll Macnamara of Invercharron and much loved mother and grandmother. Funeral at 11.00am on Friday, 3rd April, at St Andrew’s, Tain, followed by interment at Creich Cemetery, Bonar Bridge. Family flowers only. All enquiries to Alasdair Rhind Funeral Directors Sutherland House, Bank Street, Tain.
YOUNG - Peacefully in her home, on Tuesday, 3rd March, 2020, Angela (Annie), of Newfoundland, Melvich. Beloved wife of Peter, much loved mum of Colette, Damien, Rebecca and the late Naomi, step-mum to Angela, a dear mother-in-law of Brian, Kerry and Andrew, a loving grandma (ma) and great-ma, a dearly loved sister of Rosemary and Elspeth and sister-in-law of John and Peter, a dear aunt and friend. Funeral service within Strathy Church of Scotland, on Wednesday, 18th March, service commencing at 12 noon, thereafter to Strathy Cemetery. All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only please but donations, if desired, may be given at the service in aid of air ambulance and Cancer UK.
GUNN (Inverness) - Peacefully at Culduthel Care Home, Inverness, on 2nd March, 2020, Annie Gunn (nee Higgins), aged 77 years, Kenneth Street, Inverness. Beloved wife of the late George, dearly loved mum of David and the late Stephen, dear mother-in-law of Lorna, a much loved grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and sister-in-law. Funeral service on Tuesday, 10th March, at 11.00am in Inverness Crematorium to which all are welcome to attend. Family flowers only please. Donations are invited for the Renal Unit, Raigmore Hospital, at the service or may be forwarded to the Funeral Directors; John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness, IV1 1NA.
BANKS - (Brora) Peacefully, after a long illness bravely borne, in the loving care of the staff at The Meadows Nursing Home, Dornoch, on Monday, 2nd March, 2020, Alan A.E. Banks, aged 69 years. A loving father of Karlene and Gary, a dear grandad, father-in-law, brother, brother-in-law, uncle and a good friend to many. Funeral service will be held at Inverness Crematorium, on Monday, 9th March, 2020, commencing at 2.00 p.m. All friends respectfully invited. No flowers please but a donation, if desired, can be made at the service for The Meadows Nursing Home and Cancer Research UK. Enquiries to Mackay & Macaskill, Tel 01862 810492.
ROSS - (Embo) - Peacefully, after a long illness, at the Lawson Memorial Hospital, Golspie on Monday, 24th February, 2020, Jessie Ross, aged 89 years, of 4 Gate Street, Embo. Beloved aunt and great-aunt of the Roach family (Plymouth) and the Davie family (Embo). Funeral service will be held in Dornoch Free Church, on Saturday, 29th February, 2020, commencing at 11.00am, thereafter to Proncynain Burial Ground. All friends respectfully invited. A donation, if desired, can be made at the service for Dornoch Medical Practice. Enquiries to Mackay & Macaskill, Dornoch, Tel: 01862 810492.
MACPHERSON (Dornoch) - Passed away peacefully, at the Cambusavie Unit, Golspie, on Saturday, 15th February, 2020, Stuart William, a much loved husband, dad, grandad, brother and uncle. Sorely missed by all the family and friends. Funeral service will take place at Dornoch Cathedral on Friday, 21st February, 2020, at 12.00 noon and thereafter to Rogart Cemetery. Family flowers only please but donations may be given in lieu, if desired, in aid of the Cambusavie Unit, Golspie.
LAWRIE (Lairg) - Peacefully, in the Cambusavie Unit, Lawson Memorial Hospital, Golspie, on Sunday, 16th February, 2020, Argyle “Gyle” Lawrie, aged 75 years, Savalbeg Farmhouse, Saval, Lairg, beloved husband of the late Connie, dearly loved twin brother of Catherine and brother of Marylene, a much loved brother-in-law, dear uncle, grand-uncle and loved by all the extended family and friends. Funeral service will be held in Fearn Abbey, on Saturday, 22nd February, at 11.00am, thereafter to Balintore Cemetery. All friends respectfully invited. Flowers may be sent to the funeral or donations, if so desired, may be given at the service for the Cambusavie Unit, Lawson Memorial Hospital, Golspie or sent to Alasdair Rhind Funeral Director, Sutherland House, Bank Street, Tain.
MEARNS - Peacefully, following a short illness, on Friday, 14th February, 2020, with her loved ones by her side, at Aboyne Hospital, Anne Mearns, of Tarland, formerly of Inverness, aged 64 years. Dearly loved partner to June, treasured mother to Steven, Kirsty and Duncan, much loved grandmother, dear sister to Sheila and loved by many. Funeral service on Monday, 24th February, at 12 noon, in the funeral home of William T. Fraser and Son, Culduthel Road, Inverness. The coffin will be palled in the colours of her beloved Inverness Caledonian Thistle who she supported faithfully all her life. Please come to join us and celebrate her life in the choice of bright attire.
POOLE (Brora) - Passed away peacefully in her sleep, on 9th February, 2020, Doreen (nee Pritchard), widow of the late Mr Vernon Poole. Doreen was born in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, where she lived most of her life before retiring to her much loved Scotland, in 1995. Doreen will be sadly missed by the Poole family, of nieces, Christine and Karen, nephew, Terry, his wife, Margaret and their mother, Rita and friends. A cremation service will take place at Inverness Crematorium on Tuesday, 25th February, at 1.00 pm.
MACGREGOR (Dornoch) - Suddenly, but peacefully, at Raigmore Hospital, on Monday, 10th February, 2020, Robert A MacGregor (Bob). Youngest son of the late San and Betty MacGregor, loving brother of Molly, Sandy, Murdo, Betty and Cally. Bob will be sorely missed by all the extended family and friends. Funeral service will be held in Dornoch Cathedral, on Wednesday, 19th February, 2020, commencing at 12 noon, thereafter to Dornoch East Cemetery. All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only please, but a donation, if so desired, may be made at the service for Dornoch Health Centre for Community Care. Enquiries to MacKay & Macaskill, Dornoch. Tel: 01862 810492.