Announcements for dates 03/05/17 – 09/06/17

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BIRTHS
COWAN – On May 29, 2017, to Ross and Emma (née Rogerson), a beautiful daughter, Harper.  First grandchild for Keith and Joyce, Lochgilphead and first granddaughter for Kenny and Karen, Law, South Lanarkshire.

DEATHS
SMITH – Peacefully, at Campbeltown Hospital, on June 5, 2017, John Smith, in his 92nd year, Tangy Lodge, formerly of Drumalea Farm, dearly loved husband of Angie for 64 happy years, beloved father of Donald, Jim and John and daughter-in-law Ruth.  Devoted granddad of Ailsa and Christina.

MEMORIAL SERVICE
BROLLY – The Brolly family will be holding a memorial service for Joachim Brolly on Wednesday, June 14 at Torran Bay Hostel, Ford at 2.00pm. The family would like to invite those who came to know Joachim during his 59 years of life, to join them in remembering him, by sharing memories of a life cut short but full of colourful moments and achievements.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
DOCHERTY – The family of the late Agnes (Nessie) Docherty would like to thank family, friends and neighbours for letters, cards, phone calls, visits and flowers following their loss of Nessie.  Grateful thanks to Dr I Norrie, nurses and health care assistants of the inpatient services at Campbeltown Hospital for their care.  We would also like to thank Rev W Crossan for a comforting and uplifting service, David McEwan for appropriate music, Alasdair and Rhys Blair for their professionalism and guidance, and staff of the Argyll Hotel.  Lastly, thanks to all who paid their respects at the church and all who gave so generously to the collection for the Highland Parish Church.

HUSBAND – Graham’s partner, her son Stuart and granddaughter Kirstie, wish to thank everyone at Campbeltown Hospital and the paramedics who cared for Graham during his fight against cancer.  We send thanks too, to everyone who paid last respects to the ‘big Englishman’ and to minister Philip Wallace who gave the eulogy.  Special thanks must go to Donald and Mairi MacKinnon who supported me throughout this sad time.  To the Blair family – our thanks for their caring professionalism.  Graham’s love of Campbeltown was second only to his love of Campbeltonians.

JENKINS – The family of the late Jim Jenkins wishes to express sincere appreciation for the many expressions of love, sympathy, kindness and support given to us during this difficult time.  Many thanks to family, friends and neighbours for the beautiful flowers, cards, telephone calls and thoughtful gestures received on our recent sad loss of Dad.  Our gratitude and sincere thanks to all ambulance, medical, nursing staff and associated carers who looked after Dad so well during his illness in Glenaray and Knapdale Wards, Mid Argyll Hospital, Lochgilphead, to the district nurses and to staff at Ardfenaig Residential Care Home, to whom we are incredibly grateful for looking after him so well.  Thanks also to Social Work (Adult Care) Services who worked so hard to ensure that Dad had the care he required and to those who supplied the services and equipment needed to enable him to stay in his home for as long as possible.  A special thanks goes to Angela, Margarita and Lesley, home carers, who gave their unstinting care and support over the last months and showed compassion over and above the call of duty.  Our thanks go to Donald MacDonald, Funeral Directors, for their efficient, caring and professional service and for their friendly advice and expert guidance, and to Rev David Carruthers for a personal and comforting service.  Thanks to Flowers by Morna, Ardrishaig for beautiful flowers, and to Cairnbaan Hotel for excellent purvey.  Last, but not least, we wish to thank all who attended the service at Ardrishaig Parish Church and the graveside at Achnabreac Cemetery to pay their respects.  Thanks to all for the generous donations to the retiral collection for Mid Argyll Hospital, which raised £345.

IN MEMORIAMS
BINNIE – In loving memory of a dear sister, Mary, died June 11, 2014.
Think about you every day.
Miss you lots.
– Love, Ishbel.

BINNIE – In memory of my beloved niece, Mary, who passed away on June 11, 2014.
Always in my thoughts.
– Aunt Jenny.

BROWN – Neil, RIP, June 12, 1992.
We watch the sun rise and the sun set
And we know you’re always close to us.
Love you forever.
– Lesia, Natasia, Chantal and families.

CLARK – Remembering my beloved husband, Colin, passed away June 9, 2014.
Forever with me.
– Tottie.

MATHIESON – Hugh, died June 14, 2009.
Loved and remembered every day.
– Maureen and Jamie.

MCCARTAN – In loving memory of a dear husband, dad and granddad, Ian, who passed away June 13, 2010.
Every day in some small way,
We miss you more than words can say.
In our hearts you will always stay,
Loved and remembered every day.
– Happy memories, with all our love, Jean, John, Ann, Stuart, Clare, Nicola and your grandchildren.

SHARP – Kathleen Janice (Watt), fell asleep June 13, 2016.
Mum, you are our everything,
A void no one can fill,
We miss you every day,
We love you and we always will.
– Janice and Allan.
Don’t tell me to reach for the stars,
When there are foot prints on the moon,
Our special Nana,
Taken far too soon.
– Your girls, Kerry and Iona.

SHARP – Kathleen.
Aunty Cathy, loved and remembered every day,
Till we meet again.
– Enid, John, Mathew and Gareth.