Announcements – July 17, 2020

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CAMPBELL – Suddenly on June 22, 2020, Findlay Campbell, “Cammy”, in his 60th year of 22 Glenfyne Crescent, Ardrishaig. Postmaster and proprietor of The Mailbox, Argyll Street, Lochgilphead. Dearly loved Dad of Naomi and Niki. Loving partner of Marie. Dear son of the late Bert and Bunty Campbell, Ardrishaig. Respected father-in-law of Callum and Louisa and adored Grumpa to Declan and Callan. Findlay was a much respected businessman who provided a vital service to all in the local community and the surrounding area. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. A private cremation service will be held at Paisley (Woodside) Crematorium today, Friday, July 17, 2020. The funeral cortege will leave from the Mailbox at 10.45a.m., for those who wish to pay their respects.

GOODWIN – Peacefully in Ardenlee Care Home on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, John (Jack) in his 81st year. Much loved dad of Audrey, John and the late Paul, father-in-law of Gilbert and Lesley, dear brother, grandfather and great-grandfather. Sadly missed.

KERR – Peacefully at home, Kerrholme, 14 Crosshill Avenue, Campbeltown, on July 13, 2020, John Kerr, in his 86th year, loving husband and best friend of Ishbel McPherson, precious dad of Iona, John and the late Feuna, father-in-law of Paul and adored grampa of Peter John, Feuna and the late Louise-Iona. Funeral private by invitation only.

MCNEILL – Peacefully at home, with her family by her side, on July 10, 2020, Jean McNeill, née Dunlop, aged 80 years, of Criffel, 3a Wilson Road, Lochgilphead. Beloved wife of Hamish and much loved mother of James and Jennifer. Dearly loved granny of Amy, Kirsty, Ross and Lucy, and proud great-granny of Ella and Blair. Dear sister of Flora, Tina, Nannie and the late Duncan and Catherine. Much respected mother-in-law, sister-in-law, aunt and cousin to all the extended family. A good neighbour and friend to many. A private funeral service was held at Achnabreac Cemetery on Wednesday, July 15, 2020.

PEEL – Tommy Peel, sadly died following a road accident near his home in California on June 14, 2020. Survived by his wife Alice (Hughes) and son Gordon. Although resident in California for many years neither Alice nor Tommy forgot their Furnace roots.


DOTT -The family of the late Isobel Dott would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their messages of support and sympathy, and for the many cards and flowers received following their sad loss. To all who came out and paid their respects on Mum’s final journey to Kilkerran Cemetery the family are truly grateful for the kindness shown. Special thanks to the doctors, nurses and paramedics in Campbeltown and the Queen Elizabeth University hospitals. Our thanks to Rev. William Crossan for his comforting service and to Kenny and Rhys Blair for their caring and professional support.

MATHISEN – The family of the late Elsie Mathisen would like to thank everyone for the lovely cards, flowers and messages of support they received following their recent sad loss. Many thanks to all those who turned out to pay their respects to Elsie on her last journey to Kilkerran Cemetery. Grateful thanks to the nurses and doctors at Campbeltown Hospital for their excellent care. Special thanks to David McEwan for his heartfelt service and to T A Blair, Funeral Directors, especially Kenny, for their professionalism and compassion.


HAWTHORN – Precious memories of our dear mum Cathie, who lost her fight on July 18, 2019.
We miss your cheeky grin
We miss our wheelchair walks
We miss our zimmer arguments
We miss our alarm calls
We just miss you so much – it’s hard
We are ‘jealous of the angels’
Love you forever
– Margaret, Zena and Billy xxxx

You taught us everything apart from how to live without you. We miss you every day.
Love Tracy, Robert, Dean, Catriona, Kayleigh and Robert.

HAWTHORN – Miss you Gran Gran.
Love Quinn and Ruaraidh.

MACMILLAN – In loving memory of my wife Fiona, mum, granny and GG, who passed away July 15, 2017.
Loved and missed every day
– John and family.

MCLEAN – In loving memory of Charlie, passed away July 19, 2019.
Those we love don’t go away
They walk beside us every day
Unseen, unheard but always near
Still missed, still loved, so very dear.
– From all your loving family at home and away.

WHELTON – Inserted in loving memory of my beloved mother, Agnes Morrison McEachran Stewart (Nana), who died July 14, 1996.
Along the road of memories
That leads me back to you
Are thoughts of us together
And the happy times we knew
And every day that passes
I seem to find a way
To wander back to meet you
On the road to yesterday.
Sadly missed.
– Johnnie.

WILSON – In loving memory of our precious dad, grampa and great-grampa Davie, died July 23, 2007.
A little tribute small and tender just to say we still remember.
– Gordon, Heather, Stewart, Kerry, Louise, Peter and Harvey.