Announcements – 16th February 2019

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GRAY – SUTHERLAND – At Leith Citadel Salvation Army, on February 14, 1959, by Brigadier Hales, Bill to Helen. Present address, 28 Upper Glenfyne Park, Ardrishaig.
CORSON – Peacefully, at the Sheldon Unit, West Heath Hospital, Birmingham, on February 11, 2019, Elizabeth, in her 95th year, dear sister of the late Sarah Ferguson and much loved aunt to Heather Smithson. Born in Campbeltown, travelled widely, always loved Kintyre.
ELKIN – Colum Ross Elkin. On February 8, 2019, at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow, Colum, deeply loved and loving husband of Karen and the late Jean, dear father to Heather, Fiona, Barbara, Colum, Erin and Eilidh, proud grandfather to Scott, Duncan, Robert, Jean and Edith, and a respected brother, son-in-law, father-in-law, brother-in-law and uncle. Funeral service will take place at Cumlodden Parish Church, Furnace, on Tuesday, February 19 at 12.30pm, and thereafter to Kilevin Cemetery, Crarae. All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only, but donations if desired, at church door, for the British Heart Foundation and the Red Cross.
MACAULAY – At his home, 7 Wallace Way, Lochgilphead, Alexander (Alec) Macaulay, in his 55th year, formerly of 16 Glenfyne Park, Ardrishaig, younger son of the late Thomas Macaulay and Marie Corbett, brother of Thomas, Julie and the late Diane, uncle of Donna-Marie and Chloe. Funeral service will be held in Lochgilphead Parish Church, today Friday, February 15, 2019, at 12.00 noon, thereafter to Achnabreac Cemetery.
MACKENZIE – Peacefully, at Mid Argyll Community Hospital, Lochgilphead, on February 3, 2019, in her 90th year, Eva, beloved wife of the late Ian, mum of Ian and Brian, and a much loved gran and great-gran. Funeral will take place at Glassary, Kilmartin and Ford Parish Church, Kilmartin (former Living Stones Christian Centre), on Tuesday, February 19 at 12.00 noon. Interment will take place at Pennyfuir Cemetery, Oban, on Wednesday, February 20 at 11.00am.
MCGIMPSEY – On February 9, 2019, peacefully at home, James (Jimmy) McGimpsey, in his 80th year, beloved husband of Janet, much loved father of Karen, Angie and Jimmy, a dearly loved brother and uncle, father-in-law of William and Stewart, and dear Grumps of Kaitlin, Erin and Ryan. Funeral service at Cardross Crematorium, (today) Friday, February 15 at 10.15am, followed by a memorial service at Tarbert Parish Church, at 2.00pm, to which all friends are respectfully invited. Family flowers only please, donations if desired, to Cancer Research UK and Alzheimer’s Society.
WAGGETT – Suddenly at home, 11 Lochend Street, Campbeltown, on January 24, 2019, Michael John Waggett (Mike), in his 75th year, eldest son of the late Fred and Nanny Waggett, much loved brother of Dot and the late Raymond, brother-in-law of Teddy and Jenny, loving uncle of Brian and Amanda and great uncle of Yasmine, Claire, Gemma and Darren. Funeral service in the Salvation Army Citadel, Campbeltown, today Friday, February 15, 2019 at 1.00pm, 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 Salvation Army Campbeltown.
FLETCHER – The family of the late Mary Margaret Fletcher would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their many kind expressions of sympathy and support following their recent sad loss. Special thanks to all home carers, district nursing and medical staff, Rev Hilda Smith for a personal and uplifting service, and to organist Catherine Paterson; to Donald MacDonald Funeral Directors for their guidance and very caring service, to Morna for the beautiful flowers and the Stag Hotel for excellent catering. Finally, our thanks to all who paid their last respects at church and graveside. The collection for the Dochas Centre raised £515.50.
MARTIN – David, Nichola and their families would like to thank all relatives and friends for all kind expressions of sympathy on the sudden loss of their dad, Ronnie. Our thanks are extended to the Scottish ambulance and police service, to Kenny and Rhys Blair, funerals directors, for their compassion and professionalism, to Reverend Philip Wallace for a lovely service at Cardross Crematorium, and to Matthew Ramsay for a lovely interment service at Kilkerran Cemetery. Thanks also to the Argyll Hotel for its hospitality, to Fresh Connection for the beautiful flowers, and to all who paid their respects at Cardross Crematorium and Kilkerran Cemetery, your support was greatly appreciated, and thank you to all who kindly donated to SSAFA.
MCDONALD – Catherine, Christine, Isobel, John and families would like to thank relatives and friends for the many kind expressions of sympathy, flowers and messages received following the sad loss of their mum, Emily. Sincere thanks to Rev William Crossan for personal and comforting service, to Kenny and Rhys Blair, funeral directors, for caring and efficient arrangements, to Mr David McEwan for beautiful music, to the Argyll Hotel for its hospitality, to Maggie Wilkieson for her wonderful, caring support, and to all medical staff at Campbeltown Hospital and the Carr Gomm care team for their excellent care of Mum. Finally, thanks to all who attended the church and graveside to pay their respects, your support was greatly appreciated by us all. The retiral collection for Kintyre Cancer and Palliative Care raised £1,254.20.
MCLEAN – The family of the late Mrs Robina McLean wish to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their expressions of sympathy. Thanks to the Rev Ann McIvor for her comforting service and to Kenneth and Rhys Blair of T A Blair Funeral Directors for their professionalism and kindness. Special thanks to all hospital and district staff and carers for their care. Thanks also to all who attended the funeral and generously donated the sum of £758.41, divided between the MS Society and Kintyre Cancer and Palliative Care.
CAMPBELL – Bunty, passed away February 14, 2009. Sadly missed, but not forgotten.
– Ivor, Christine, Shauna, Robert and great grandchildren.
COLVILLE – Treasured memories of Robert, who died February 14, 2013.
– With love, Doreen, Lynsey, Lorraine and families.
DURANCE – In loving memory of Beryl, wife of the late William, dear mum and granny, who passed away February 16, 1998.
Loved and remembered always.
– Sharon, Ian and family.
MACFARLANE – In loving memory of Winifred Isabella, died February 14, 2018. Cherished wife of Dugald, mother of Alasdair and Sheila, a beloved grandmother.
Deeply missed every day.
– Dugald.

MCPHEE – In loving memory of Moira, died on February 19, 2017.
Time passes by but memories stay,
You are loved and remembered every day.
– Mum, John and Marie.
THOMPSON – Tommy, went to sleep February 15, 2007. A much loved husband, dad and grandad.
Too dearly loved to ever be forgotten.
– Your loving wife Rene, your son Scott, your girls Senga and Maureen, and families at home and away.