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Family Notices

20 August 2018

Reid (Avoch)

Peacefully, in the comfort of her home on 16th August 2018, Annie Bella (Ella) Reid, “Braemoray”, Mackenzie Place, Avoch, formerly of “St. Winifride’s”, Alexandra Terrace, Forres, beloved wife of the late Sandy, much loved mother of Margaret, Sandy and Michael and dear Granny to Alexandra, Hannah, Catherine and Hamish.  Funeral service on Friday 24th August at 10.45am in Congregational Church, Avoch; thereafter to Avoch New Cemetery.  All friends respectfully invited.  Family flowers only please.  Donations, if desired, for the Avoch Amenities Association may be given at the service or forwarded to the Funeral Directors; John Fraser & Son, Lovat House, High Street, Dingwall, IV15 9TF.

20 August 2018

Third (Inverness)

Peacefully at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness on 19th August 2018, William (Bill) Third, aged 84 years, Hazel Avenue, Culloden, ex Scottish Office MTO.  Beloved father, brother of Sheila also a dear friend to many.  Funeral private at his own request.  Enquiries to the Funeral Directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness, tel 01463 233366.

16 August 2018

Barnes-Watts (Inverness)

Peacefully at home on 13th August 2018, Robert (Bob) Barnes-Watts, aged 63 years, Canal Terrace, Inverness, much loved by Mary, Joe, Dan, Jen, Ozzie, Anne and family.  Funeral private at his own request.  Donations are invited in Bob’s memory to the Salvation Army or may be forwarded to the Funeral Directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness, IV1 1NA.

16 August 2018

Rooney (Inverness)

It is with sadness that we announce the sudden death in Raigmore Hospital, Inverness on 13th August 2018 of Elizabeth Ross Rooney (Betty) aged 89 years.  Ex Department Manager and Buyer, Arnotts, Inverness.  Formerly of 38 Bruce Avenue and latterly Culduthel Care Home, Inverness.  Betty was our very dear auntie, grand auntie and great grand auntie, a loving sister and daughter of the late John and Mary Rooney.  Funeral service on Monday 20th August at 10am in Ness Bank Church, Inverness to which all are warmly invited; thereafter cremation private.  Family flowers only.  Donations, if so desired, may be given at the service in aid of the Lunch Club, Ness Bank Church or forwarded to the Funeral Directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness, IV1 1NA.

15 August 2018

Watson (Easter Kinkell)

Suddenly but peacefully at Invergordon County Community Hospital on 11th August 2018, Peggy Watson, Easter Kinkell, devoted and adored wife to Ken for 63 years, cherished Mum to Kay and Graham also a loving Grandma and Great-grandma and a dear friend to many.  Funeral service on Thursday 23rd August at 1.30pm in St Andrew’s Cathedral, Inverness thereafter to Urquhart New Cemetery, by Conon Bridge.  All friends respectfully invited.  Family flowers only, but a donation if so desired, may be given at the service for The British Heart Foundation and Alzheimer Scotland or forwarded to the Funeral Directors; John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness, IV1 1NA.

15 August 2018

Chisholm (Beauly)

Peacefully at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness on 11th August 2018, Fiona Chisholm (nee Mackay) aged 76 years, late of 14 Croyard Court, Beauly, ex Raigmore, Cordiners and Tore Filling Stations.  Loving mam of Karen and son in law Les, adored granny of Darren and Laura, special great granny of Jack, also a dear sister, sister in law and aunt.  Funeral service on Tuesday 4thSeptember at 10.30am in Kilmorack & Erchless Church of Scotland, Croyard Road, Beauly thereafter to Kilmorack Cemetery.  All welcome to attend.  Family flowers only please.  Donations are invited for Beauly Cares Lunch Club at the service or forwarded to the Funeral Directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness, IV1 1NA.

13 August 2018

Thomson (Balloch)

Peacefully at home, 12 Braeside Park, Balloch, Inverness on 10th August 2018, Nancy Thomson, aged 90 years, beloved wife of the late Hugh, much loved sister of the late Tom Stewart, Muir of Ord and the late John Stewart, Wellington NZ and a special aunt to her nephews and nieces.  Funeral service on Friday 17th August at 9.45am, in the Funeral Home of John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness, thereafter to Urquhart New Cemetery, by Conon Bridge.  All friends and family respectfully invited.  Family flowers only please.  Donations are invited for Marie Curie at the service.  Car parking available at the Funeral Home.

13 August 2018

Docherty (Inverness)

Peacefully at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness on 4th August 2018, William Burns Docherty (Doc), aged 63 years, Friars Lane, Inverness.  Much loved dad, granda, father in law, brother, brother in law and uncle.  The Funeral Ceremony will take place on Wednesday 15th August at 1pm in the Funeral Home of John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness, to which all are welcome to attend, thereafter cremation private.  No flowers please but donations to Cancer Research UK are welcome at the Ceremony.  Car parking available at the Funeral Home.

9 August 2018

Campbell (Inverness)

Peacefully at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness on 5th August 2018, Katie Campbell, aged 80 years, Dochfour Drive, Inverness.  Beloved wife of Norman, much loved mum of Duncan, Angus and Catriona and loving nana to Katie and Chloe, also a dear sister.  Funeral private.  Enquiries to the Funeral Directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness, tel 01463 233366.

8 August 2018

Leggatt (Rosemarkie)

Peacefully at Kingsmills Care Home, Inverness, on 4th August 2018, Rena Leggatt, aged 92 years, late of Rosemarkie.  Beloved wife of the late Charles Leggatt, much loved mum of Andy and Donald, also a loving granny, mother in law and aunt.  Funeral service on Tuesday 21st August at 2pm in Killearnan Church of Scotland, Redcastle, By Tore, thereafter to Tore Cemetery.  All welcome to attend.  Family flowers only please.  Donations are invited for The Chest, Heart & Stroke Association or forwarded to the Funeral Directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness, IV1 1NA.

8 August 2018

Mitchell (Highfield Park / Holm Park)

In his family home at Highfield Park, on 6th August 2018, following a hard battle heroically fought, Leigh Warren Mitchell (Spike), aged 29 years, a passionate chef.  An exceptional person very sadly missed by his loving parents Warren and Margaret, his sister Jo, wife Anna, his adoring daughter Maria and his many friends.  A celebration of Leigh’s life will be held on Thursday 16th August at 2pm, in Inverness Crematorium.  All welcome to attend.  No flowers please, but donations are invited for Ward 5a (Oncology) Raigmore Hospital and Macmillan Cancer Support at the ceremony or may be forwarded to the Funeral Directors; John Fraser & Son, Lovat House, High Street, Dingwall, IV15 9TF.

8 August 2018

Sim (Inverness)

Suddenly on 3rd August 2018, James Sim (The Boxer), aged 74 years, 119 Blarmore Avenue, formerly of Firthview Road, Inverness, retired scaffolder.  Beloved husband of Anna, much loved dad of Ada and papa to Richard, dear brother, brother in law, uncle and neighbour.  Funeral service on Tuesday 14th August at 11am in Inverness Crematorium.  All welcome to attend.  Family flowers only please.  Enquiries to the Funeral Directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness, tel 01463 233366.

7 August 2018

Mackenzie (Fortrose)

Angela Mackenzie, Feddon Hill, Fortrose, sadly passed away on 3rd August 2018 at the Highland Hospice, Inverness, loving wife of Raymond, much loved mum of Susan, dearly loved granny of Cameron and Rachael, dear sister of Tye and Ron, also a dear sister in law, mother in law and aunt.  Funeral service on Monday 20th August at 2pm in Inverness Crematorium.  All welcome to attend.  Family flowers only please.  Donations are invited for Highland Hospice at the service or forwarded to the Funeral Directors; John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness, IV1 1NA.

2 August 2018

Benyon (Inverness)

Peacefully at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness on 28th July 2018, Harry Benyon, in his 90th year, Hill Street, Inverness.  Beloved husband of Daphne.  Funeral ceremony on Thursday 9th August at 10am in Inverness Crematorium.  All welcome to attend.  Wear bright colours.  Family flowers only please.  Donations are invited for Munlochy Animal Aid at the service or forwarded to the Funeral Directors; John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness, IV1 1NA.

2 August 2018

Mackintosh (Inverness)

Peacefully in the tremendous care of the Highland Hospice, Inverness with great courage and humour, on 25th July 2018, Duncan Mackintosh, Overton Avenue, Inverness, (retired taxi proprietor).  Adored and loving husband of the late Marie Elizabeth (nee Tulloch), very loving father of David, Kevin and the late Graham and Brian, father in law to Lizzy and future father in law to Miranda, very loving and caring granda of Louise, Laura, Kirsten & Steven and his wee mate great grandson Cory, also the grandchildren’s partners, John, Lewie, Andy, Ailis and close friend to Rhea and Aaron.  A caring and loving brother and uncle.  Funeral Service on Monday 6th August at 2pm in Inverness Crematorium.  All welcome to attend.  Family flowers only please.  Donations are invited for Highland Hospice at the service or forwarded to the Funeral Directors; John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness, IV1 1NA.

1 August 2018

McWilliam (Inverness)

Peacefully, after a short illness bravely borne, at Highview House Care Home, Inverness on 31st July 2018, Janet Elizabeth McWilliam (nee Robson), aged 85 years, late of “Shan-tal”, 23 Balnafettack Road, Inverness.  Daughter of the late George and Jessie Robson, late of Tallathrowie, Gartly, Aberdeenshire.  A dear wife of the late George F C McWilliam, mother of Raymond and mother in law of Karen.  A dear sister, sister in law, aunt and friend to many.  Sadly missed.  Funeral service on Wednesday 8th August at 10am in Inverness Crematorium.  All welcome to attend.  Family flowers only please.  Donations are invited for Cancer Research UK at the service or forwarded to the Funeral Directors; John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness, IV1 1NA.

1 August 2018

Donald (Inverness)

At Raigmore Hospital, Inverness on 29th July 2018 Caroline Ann Donald, Westhill, Inverness.  Cremation private.

1 August 2018

Buchner (Inverness)

Peacefully at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness on 29th July 2018, Robert Buchner, Daviot Drive, Inverness, aged 65 years.  Dearly loved husband of Pearl, much loved dad of Paul and Fern, a dear brother, brother in law and friend to many.  Funeral service on Wednesday 8th August at 1.15pm in the Funeral Home of John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness thereafter to Kilvean Cemetery.  All welcome to attend.  Family flowers only please.  Donations are invited for Parkinson’s (Inverness) at the service.  Car parking available at the Funeral Home.

25 July 2018

Stead (Evanton)

Suddenly on 19th July 2018, James (Jim) Stead, aged 50 years.  Beloved husband of Karen, much loved dad and granda, also a dear brother.  A Celebration of Jim’s life will be held on Monday 30th July at 1pm in the Jubilee Hall, Chapel Street, Evanton, thereafter to Kiltearn Cemetery.  All welcome to attend.  Family flowers only please.  Donations are invited for Help for Heroes at the ceremony or may be forwarded to the Funeral Directors, John Fraser & Son, Lovat House, High Street, Dingwall, IV15 9TF.

24 July 2018

Baird (Inverness)

At Highview House Care Home, Inverness on 23rd July 2018 Jean Baird, aged 89 years.  Funeral Service on Monday 30th July at 10am in Inverness Crematorium.  All welcome to attend.   Enquiries to the Funeral Directors; John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness, tel 01463 233366.

20 August 2018

Sim (Inverness)

The family of the late James Sim wish to thank all relatives and friends for their sympathy and the abundance of cards and telephone calls received.  Special thanks to Reverend Mike Rattenbury for the uplifting delivery of the service.  Finally, we thank John Fraser & Son, Chapel Street, Inverness for their professional services throughout.

15 August 2018

Benyon (Inverness)

Daphne Benyon would like to thank all those who joined her at Inverness Crematorium to give her late husband, Harry, a memorable send off.  A big thank you to all family, friends and neighbours.  Also John Fraser & Son, Chapel Street, Inverness, especially Drew Green and Laura Gillespie (Celebrant) for their compassion and assistance at this difficult time.  Also thanks for all those who donated to Munlochy Animal Aid. A total of £113.00 was raised.

9 August 2018

McWilliam (Inverness)

The family of the late Janet Elizabeth McWilliam wish to thank all relatives and friends for the kind expressions of sympathy extended to them in their recent bereavement.   Special thanks to the nursing and care staff at Highview House Care Home, Inverness.  Thanks also to the Reverend Bart Buell for his uplifting service.  Finally thank you to Drew Green and the staff of John Fraser & Son, Chapel Street, Inverness for their sensitivity and support with the funeral arrangements.

9 August 2018

Smith (Inverness)

Linda and Emma would like to thank all family, friends, neighbours and colleagues for the incredible and thoughtful support shown to them in letters, visits, calls, texts and flowers following their recent loss.  Special thanks go to all the staff of the Highland Hospice, Southside Medical Practice and Raigmore Hospital and all in involved in the unfailing care shown to Derek and his family.  Heartfelt thanks to Derek’s colleagues at AKVA Group Scotland for going above and beyond to show their support, as well as to the extended fishing community for the kindness shown.  Sincere thanks to Halde Pottinger for capturing Derek’s personality in such a personal and fitting ceremony and to John Fraser & Son, Chapel Street, Inverness, for their care and compassion with the arrangements for the funeral.  Grateful thanks to Simpson’s Florist for creating the fantastic floral fish, and to the Kingsmills Hotel for their excellent catering.  Finally, many thanks for the overwhelming generosity shown by those who attended the ceremony and those who donated towards the Highland Hospice and Pancreatic Cancer, raising £4,223.20 in Derek’s memory.

9 August 2018

MACKINTOSH (INVERNESS)

The family of the late Duncan Mackintosh wish to thank all relatives and friends for sympathy shown to them in their recent bereavement.  Thanks to all the staff at Kingsmills Medical Practice, Raigmore Hospital and the Highland Hospice.  Thanks for all that attended the funeral service and donated so generously the amount of £620.90.  Special thanks to Rev Prof A McGowan for his uplifting service.  Thanks also to Drew Green and all at John Fraser & Son, Chapel Street, Inverness for the sensitivity and support with the funeral arrangements.

7 August 2018

Borland (Inverness)

The family of the late Anne Mabel Borland wish to thank all relatives and friends for their kind expressions of sympathy shown to them following their recent bereavement and to all who attended the funeral service and donated so generously the amount of £126 to Macmillan Cancer Support.  They also wish to thank the staff of Highview House Care Home and Riverside Surgery for the exceptional care and support they gave to Mabel during her short stay at Highview.  Special thanks to Rev Mike Rattenbury for a very fitting service and to Vicki Fraser, Sarah Maclean and all at John Fraser & Son, Chapel Street, Inverness for their sensitivity and support with the funeral arrangements.

1 August 2018

Elder (Inverness)

The family of the late George Elder wish to thank all family and friends for their kind wishes and expressions of sympathy following their recent loss.  With special thanks to Cath and Donald Anderson, Steve Corbet and Fenn MacKay for all their help and support with the service and to John Fraser & Son, Chapel Street, Inverness, especially Drew Green and Sarah Maclean for all their kindness and assistance.

30 July 2018

Wotherspoon (Inverness)

The family of the late Jess Wotherspoon wish to thank most sincerely all relatives, friends and neighbours for the kind expressions of sympathy extended to them in their recent sad bereavement.  They also wish to thank all staff of the Highland Hospice for their compassion and excellent care.  Finally, thanks go to John Fraser & Son, Chapel Street, Inverness, especially Sarah Maclean, for their excellent funeral arrangements.

27 July 2018

Foster (Inverness / Lockerbie)

The families of the late Robbie Foster wish to thank most sincerely all relatives, friends and neighbours for the expressions of sympathy extended to them in their recent sad bereavement.  They would also like to thank the doctors and nursing staff of the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for their care and attention.  Special thanks to Rev Mike Rattenbury for his sincere and fitting service.  And finally, particular thanks to all at John Fraser & Son, Chapel Street, Inverness, for their compassion, care and support with the funeral arrangements.

27 July 2018

Leitch (Inverness)

The family of the late Dorothy Leitch wish to thank all relatives and friends for sympathy shown to them in their recent bereavement.  Thanks to the Doctors and Nurses at Cairn Medical Practice for their care over many years and to all who attended the funeral.  Special thanks to Laura Gillespie for her uplifting service.  Thanks also to all at John Fraser & Son, Chapel Street, Inverness, for their sensitivity and support with the family.

25 July 2018

Elmslie (Inverness)

Jacqi, James and Rachel Elmslie would like, most sincerely, to thank all those relatives, friends and neighbours who attended Iain’s funeral service, who gave liberal comforting hugs and who sent so many beautiful cards and touching letters of sympathy. Additionally thank you for your donations to the total amount of £300 towards the Highland Hospice to help continue their exceptionally attentive and compassionate care. Thanks also to Dr. Hargrave of Kingsmills Medical Practice for his many reassuring visits, to Halde Pottinger, funeral celebrant, and to Vicki Fraser of John Fraser & Son, Chapel Street, Inverness for her unobtrusive and professional care."

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