Announcements for dates 30/07/17 – 05/08/17

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BIRTHS
WALKER – Kevin and Christine are delighted to announce the safe arrival of Cara Elizabeth, on July 23, 2017. A wee sister for Eilidh and Andrew. Sixth grandchild for Raymond and Elizabeth McCallum, Campbeltown and fifth grandchild for Liz and Tom Glover, Helensburgh.
ENGAGMENTS
WATSON – SMITH – Both families are delighted to announce the engagement of Lauren and Andy, on July 8, 2017, at Mar Hall, Bishopton.
MARRIAGES
HASSON – WARD – Both families are delighted to announce the marriage of Katie, daughter of Lorna and the late Albert, to Jon, son of Dave and Sandie, at Las Vegas, Nevada, on July 7, 2017. A fantastic, happy day!
dings
SHAW – On July 31, 1957 by the Rev G H Green at St Brendan’s Church, Skipness, Duncan to Jean. Still at Skipness.
DEATHS
CASKIE – At Glasgow Royal Infirmary, on July 26, 2017, after a long, painful, but hard-fought battle, Sheena Hunter, née Baird, aged 79 years, beloved wife of Gordon, best friend and sister of Fiona, mother of David, Kathleen and Heather, granny to seven grandchildren and old gran to three great grandchildren. A celebration of Sheena’s life will be held at Cleit Church, Muasdale, on Saturday, 5th August at 11.00am. No flowers please, donations to RNLI. Please wear bright colours.
GIFFEN – Suddenly at home, Dunara, High Askomil, Campbeltown, on July 25, 2017, John Alexander Giffen, in his 66th year, dearly beloved husband of Lindsay Fox and a much loved daddy of Richard and John. Service in the Lorne and Lowland Parish Church, on Tuesday, August 8 at 1.00pm, funeral thereafter to Patchan Cemetery. Friends please accept this intimation and invitation.
KING – Suddenly but peacefully, at home, 9 Caledonia Court, Ardrishaig, on July 30, 2017, Mr James (Jimmy) King, aged 88 years, much loved husband of the late Terry Carty, beloved father of Irene, David and Jim, dearly loved grandfather of Stephen, David, Alan and Andrew and great grandfather of Mason James. Funeral service was held at Maryhill Crematorium, Glasgow, on Thursday, August 3, 2017. Forever in our thoughts. Jimmy’s family would like to extend their thanks to doctors for their care and to the local police and ambulance staff for their kindness and support at this time. Special thanks to Jimmy’s home care team, who have been a valuable and important part in providing wonderful care and attention to Jimmy over the last few years, here in Argyll.
MACEACHERN – Peacefully, at Lorn and Islands Hospital, Oban, on July 19, 2017, Donald (Donnie) MacEachern, in his 85th year, of Seaview, Ormsary, Lochgilphead, beloved husband of Isobel, much loved father of Donald and David, much respected father-in-law of Lorraine and Val, adored papa of Chris, Jenny, Elizabeth and Elaine and a very proud great-papa. A dearly loved and respected friend to many. Funeral service was held at Achahoish Parish Church, on Monday, July 24, 2017, followed by interment at Ormsary Cemetery. Will be sadly missed.
MCAVOY – John McAvoy lost his brave fight against acute lymphoblastic lymphoma and leukaemia, at home in Kilmelford, surrounded by loved ones, on July 30, 2017, leaving his beloved wife, Alice (née McPhie), son Andrew and daughter Cristina, and two grandchildren, Archie and Rosie. Brother to George, Margaret and Ann and friend to many. A special man, too good for this world. Celebration of life, at Craignish Village Hall at 2.00pm, on Friday, August 4. Casual dress, no flowers, bring memories!
MCMILLAN – Peacefully, at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow, on July 31, 2017, Elizabeth Downie Macadie, in her 75th year, Ballymenach, Carradale, dearly beloved wife of Matthew McMillan, much loved mum of Elizabeth and John, loving granny of Joanna, Greig, Jamie, Katie and Ellie and great granny of Hannah. Service in the Carradale Village Hall, today Friday, August 4 at 1.00pm, funeral thereafter to Brackley Cemetery. Friends please accept this intimation and invitation.
MILLAR – Peacefully at home, Gleniffer, Stronvaar Avenue, Campbeltown, on July 30, 2017, Robert Millar (Bobby), aged 67 years, much loved and loving husband of Irene McCallum, dearly loved father of Carolyn and Alison, dear father-in-law of Darren and Kenny and adored grandpa of Andrew, Iona and Ailie. Service in the Lorne and Lowland Parish Church, on Saturday, August 5 at 1.00pm, funeral thereafter to Kilkerran Cemetery. Friends please accept this intimation and invitation. Family flowers only please. A retiral collection will be held in aid of the Macmillan Nurses, Kintyre Locality and the Community Nursing Team, Campbeltown.
ROWAN – Peacefully at home, 14 Seaside Park, Ardrishaig, on July 27, 2017, John (Jackie) Rowan, in his 80th year, beloved brother of Duncan, Colin, Kenny and the late Chrissie and a dearly loved uncle and cousin to all the family. A good neighbour and dear friend to many. Funeral service was held in Ardrishaig Parish Church, on Monday, July 31, 2017, followed by a private cremation. Forever in our thoughts.
acknowledgements
ANDERSON – Mari and Shaun wish to thank everyone for flowers, cards, calls and messages of sympathy and support following the sad loss of their mum, Mary (Rena). Special thanks to Maggie, Caroline, Hilary, Lorna, Fiona, Dr Toledo and Dr Norrie for continued support. Thanks to Kenny, David and Alasdair Blair for professional services, to Rev Wallace for his uplifting service and to the Argyll Hotel for purvey. Thanks to all who attended the church and graveside, the retiral collection raised £382.67. Thanks to Mum for her years of love and support to us all, she is dearly missed.
CAMPBELL – Margaret and family would like to thank friends and neighbours for flowers, cards, phone calls, messages and for paying their last respects at the church and graveside, following their sad loss of Charlie. Special thanks to Donna and staff in Macmillan Day Bed Unit, Oban; to Anne Crossan and paramedics, Dr Villalba, Anne and Louise in A&E, Campbeltown,; to air ambulance crew and staff in HDU, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow; to Rev Philip Wallace for a comforting service; to Kenneth, Alasdair and Rhys Blair for caring and professional services and to the Argyll Arms Hotel, Bellochantuy for a lovely tea.
HAMILTON – Marie, John, Robert and their families would like to thank everyone for the many kind expressions of sympathy, flowers, phone calls, cards and letters received, since their recent sad loss of Johnnie. Grateful thanks to Dr Phillips, local ambulance staff and police for their care and attendance. Special thanks to Gordon and Lesley McNair for their unfailing support and kindness to us all. Our thanks also to Rev David Carruthers for a comforting service; to Eileen Bruce for organist accompaniment; to Donald MacDonald Funeral Directors for compassionate arrangements; to the Grey Gull Inn for excellent purvey, and to Morna for beautiful floral tributes. Finally, our thanks to all who attended at church and graveside to pay their respects. The retiral collection raised over £400 for RNLI and Erskine Home.
HARVEY – Jake and family would like to thank relatives, friends and neighbours for cards, calls and flowers received on the sad loss of Mary. Grateful thanks to Dr Lazarus, Dr Norrie and staff of the Acute Ward, district nurses, Carers Direct and Homecare. Thanks to the Rev Philip Wallace for a comforting service, to T A Blair Funeral Directors for all their help and guidance, and to the staff of the Argyll Hotel. Special thanks to Maggie and Heather. Thanks also to all who came to pay their respects at the church and graveside, to give Mary the send off she deserved, and to all who gave generously to the retiral collection, which raised £844.16 for the Sunshine Room, which was a God send to all the family.
MACAULAY/WILSON – Rhona’s family would like to thank all their relatives, friends and neighbours for their wonderful love and support during her illness and for all the cards and messages of sympathy they have received in recent weeks. Thanks to the Rev William Crossan for such a personal and fitting service, to Mr David McEwan for his beautiful organ music, to T A Blair Funeral Directors for their professional services and to the Ardshiel Hotel for catering. We also thank the medical practices in Helensburgh and Campbeltown, the dedicated community nurses and the Macmillan nurses for their care and compassion, and to all who came from near and far to pay their respects. The retiral collection for Macmillan Nurses, Kintyre Locality raised the sum of £2,691. Thank you so much.
IN MEMORIAMS
JOHNSTONE – In loving memory of my husband, Donnie, who died August 8, 2003. We think about you every day
We talk about you too
We have precious memories
But we wish we still had you.
– From your loving wife Morag and family xxx.