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Family Notices

23 January 2020

Fraser (Inverness)

Peacefully at Highview House Care Home, Inverness on 19th January 2020, Charlotte Fraser, aged 94 years.  Beloved wife of the late Group Captain John Fraser, dear mother of Hugh, Oma to Thomas and Bethan, mother in law to Jenny.  Cremation private.  Enquiries to the Funeral Directors; John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness; tel 01463 233366.

23 January 2020

MacKenzie (Inverness)

Peacefully on 16th January 2020 in the wonderful care of Catalina House, Alness, Donald MacKenzie (Donnie) aged 78 years, formerly of Hilton Avenue, Inverness.  A dear brother, brother in law and uncle.  Funeral service on Wednesday 29th January at 10.30am 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.  Car parking available at the Funeral Home.

23 January 2020

Stewart (Inverness)

Sadly on 15th January 2020, Mark Alexander Stewart, aged 45 years.  Precious son of the late Cyril and Nan Stewart, much loved brother of John, Lena, Isobel, Cathy and the late Tommy, a dearly loved dad, granda and uncle.  Funeral service on Tuesday 28th January at 12.30pm in the Funeral Home of John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness; thereafter to Tomnahurich Cemetery.  All welcome to attend.  Car parking available at the Funeral Home.

22 January 2020

MacLennan (Maryburgh)

Peacefully at home with her family on Saturday 18th January 2020, June MacLennan, (June’s Card Shop, Dingwall), aged 85 years, Wrightfield Park, Maryburgh.  Beloved wife of the late Donnie MacLennan, much loved and loving mother of Brian, Donald, Linda and Shirley, dearest nana, great nana, sister and auntie.  A wonderful lady who will be sorely missed by all.  Funeral service on Friday 31st January at 12.15pm in Dingwall Free Church, followed by committal at Inverness Crematorium at 2pm.  All welcome to attend.  Family flowers only please.  Donations are invited for Marie Curie at the service or forwarded to the Funeral Directors; John Fraser & Son, Lovat House, High Street, Dingwall, IV15 9TF.

17 January 2020

Hardy (Muir of Ord)

Suddenly on 11th January 2020, Elizabeth Hardy, Corrie, Muir of Ord, late of Aberdeen.  Beloved wife of the late Denis Hardy, a much loved mother and grandmother.  Funeral Ceremony on Monday 27th January at 11am in Inverness Crematorium.  All friends respectfully invited.  Family flowers only please.  Bright colours welcome.  Donations are invited for Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team at the Ceremony or forwarded to the Funeral Directors, John Fraser & Son, Lovat House, High Street, Dingwall, IV15 9TF.

15 January 2020

Begg (Strathconon)

At the Highland Hospice, Inverness on 10th January 2020, Michael Richard Begg, aged 73 years.  Cremation private.

15 January 2020

Tennant (Grantown on Spey)

At Lynemore Care Home, Grantown on Spey, on 3rd January 2020, Patricia Tennant, aged 86 years.  Funeral Ceremony on Wednesday 29th January at 12 noon in Inverness Crematorium.  All friends respectfully invited.  Family flowers only please.

15 January 2020

Mutch (Dingwall)

Passed away peacefully in Raigmore Hospital, Inverness on Sunday 12th January 2020, William (Mutchy), aged 77 years, former painter and decorator.  Beloved father of Billy and Sheena and a much loved granda.  Funeral Service on Saturday 25th January at 10.30am in St Clement’s Parish Church, Dingwall; thereafter to Mitchell Hill Cemetery.  Donations, if so desired, may be given at the service for Beechwood House, Inverness or forwarded to the Funeral Directors; John Fraser & Son, Lovat House, High Street, Dingwall, IV15 9TF.

15 January 2020

Manson (Muir of Ord)

Peacefully at Ross Memorial Hospital on 10th January 2020, Gladys Manson, aged 83 years, of Muir of Ord.  Beloved wife of the late Thomas Catto Manson, much loved mum of Stephen, Stella, Kevin, Mandy and Wendy, dearly loved granny of David, Amy, Scott, Andrew, Calum and Abbie.  Funeral service on Tuesday 21st January at 2pm in Urray West Church of Scotland, Muir of Ord; thereafter interment in Urray Cemetery.  All welcome to attend.  Family flowers only please.  Donations are invited for Ross Memorial Hospital at the service or may be forwarded to the Funeral Directors; John Fraser & Son, Lovat House, High Street, Dingwall, IV15 9TF.

15 January 2020

MacKay (Munlochy)

Peacefully at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness on 12th January 2020, Robina Mary MacKay (nee Oman), aged 84 years, 2 Brae Terrace, Munlochy.  Dearly loved wife of Sandy, a much loved mum and nana.  Funeral service on Thursday 23rd January at 10.30am in Knockbain Church of Scotland, Munlochy; thereafter to Fortrose & Rosemarkie New Cemetery.  All friends respectfully invited.  Flowers welcome which may be sent to the Funeral Directors; John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness, IV1 1NA.

14 January 2020

Gerrard (Nairn)

At Hebron House, Nairn on 8th January 2020, James Fairhurst Gerrard, aged 87 years.  Funeral ceremony on Monday 20th January at 12 noon in Inverness Crematorium.

13 January 2020

Calderwood (Inverness)

Suddenly on 6th January 2020, Gavin Douglas Calderwood, aged 28 years, Inverness.  Forever loved son of Sarah and Ian and stepson of James and Ian’s partner, Lizzie, also a dearly loved grandson, step brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend.  A celebration of Gavin’s life will be held on Friday 24th January at 10.30am in the Funeral Home of John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness; thereafter to Kilvean Cemetery.  All welcome to attend.  Flowers welcome or donations to the Coastguard Rescue Service may be given at the service.

9 January 2020

Clarke (Inverness)

Stephen King (Steve) aged 71 years, residing at 46 Broom Drive, Inverness, died at the Royal Northern Infirmary, Inverness on 2nd January 2020, after a long illness.  He was the deeply loved partner of Marion (Morag) Campbell (who died September 2010), brother to Melvyn, Lindsay and the late Pamela, son of the late Ernest Clarke and Winifred Christine Clarke, good friend to Tracy Shields of Inverness, brother in law to Carmel Campbell and William Lockyer, uncle to Josephine Lockyer, Geoffrey Blears, Heather Campbell, Helen (Lizzie) Hensler née Campbell and Michael Alexander Campbell.  A service of celebration for Stephen’s life will be held on Tuesday 21st January 2020 at 11am at the Royal Northern Infirmary Chapel, Ness Walk, Inverness.  Stephen will be taken to join Marion in their lair on Harris on Wednesday 22nd January and on Thursday 23rd January 2020, he will be interred at the (new) burial ground at Luskentyre, Harris at 11am.  All friends are cordially welcome on both occasions.  Family flowers only please; donations for Mountain Rescue welcome at the services.  Arrangements by John Fraser & Son, Chapel Street, Inverness and Archibald Macrae, Stornoway.

9 January 2020

Cathie (Nairn)

At St Olaf Care Home, Nairn on 1st January 2020, Robert Golder Cathie, aged 94, formerly of North Kessock and ex Forestry Commission.  Dear husband of the late Hildegard Cathie, and a loving father, grandfather, brother and uncle who will be greatly missed.  Funeral private at his own request.  Enquiries to the Funeral Directors; John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness, tel 01463 233366.

9 January 2020

MacKintosh (Inverness)

Peacefully at Ballifeary House, Inverness on 8th January 2020, Donald MacKintosh, aged 94 years, formerly of Braeside Park, Balloch, Inverness and Antfield Farm, Scaniport.  Beloved husband of the late Margaret, much loved father of Gregor, Moira and Avril, loving grandfather to Shona, Donald, Gail, Murray and Ruth and great grandfather to Harry, Max and Lachlan, also a dear father in law, brother and uncle.  Funeral service on Wednesday 22nd January at 1pm in Dores Church of Scotland, followed by interment in Dores Cemetery.  All friends respectfully invited.  Family flowers only please.  Donations are invited for the Highland Hospice at the service or may be forwarded to the Funeral Directors; John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness, IV1 1NA.

9 January 2020

Robertson (Inverness)

With great sadness we announce the sudden death of Albert James Robertson, on Saturday 4th January 2020, aged 79 years, Culloden, Inverness, former proprietor Ord Arms Hotel, Muir of Ord and the Allarburn Bar, Kiltarlity.  Beloved husband of the late Edna, dearest partner of Mary, very dear dad of Andrea and Victoria, much loved grandpa, father in law, brother and uncle.  A true gentleman and friend who will be sadly missed by many.  Funeral service on Tuesday 14th January at 11am in the Funeral Home of John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness; thereafter to Urray Cemetery, Muir of Ord.  All welcome to attend.  Family flowers only please.  Donations are invited for Highland Hospice at the service.  Car parking available at the Funeral Home.

9 January 2020

Bidgood (Beauly)

Peacefully at Kingsmills Care Home, Inverness on 2nd January 2020, Brenda Marion Bidgood, aged 96 years, of Beauly.  Beloved wife of the late James MacLean Bidgood.  Funeral service on Friday 17th January at 11am in Inverness Crematorium.  All welcome to attend.  Enquiries to the Funeral Directors; John Fraser & Son, Lovat House, High Street, Dingwall, tel 01349 808666.

8 January 2020

Dunbar (Inverness)

Peacefully at Ballifeary House Care Home, Inverness on 6th January 2020, Margaret Ann Dunbar (nee MacSwan), aged 93 years.  Beloved wife of the late Donald, a much loved mum, nanny, sister in law, mother in law and aunt.  Funeral service on Thursday 16th January at 10.30am in the Free Presbyterian Church, Chapel Street, Inverness; thereafter to Kilvean Cemetery.  All welcome to attend.  No flowers 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.  Car parking available at the Funeral Home.

6 January 2020

Neville (Inverness)

Peacefully at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, on 31st December 2019, Tim Neville, aged 82 years, Nevis Park, Inverness, formerly Divisional General Manager, Craig Dunain Hospital.  Beloved husband of Mary, adored dad of Paul, Kathleen, Kevin and Sean, much loved father in law of Helen, Kyle and Meggie, and a loving grandpa and great grandpa.  Funeral service on Thursday 16th January at 12.30pm 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 the British Heart Foundation at the service.  Car parking available at the Funeral Home.

6 January 2020

Barclay (Inverness)

Peacefully at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness on 28th December 2019, George John, aged 70 years, Thornbush Road, Inverness, retired cemetery worker.  Loving husband of Helen, much loved dad of Gordon, dearly loved grandad of Andrew, Shane and Calvin, great grandad of George, a dear father in law, brother in law and uncle.  Funeral ceremony on Friday 10th January at 10am in Inverness Crematorium.  All welcome to attend.  Family flowers only please.  Donations are invited for Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland at the ceremony or forwarded to the Funeral Directors; John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness, IV1 1NA.

3 January 2020

Mackenzie (Muir of Ord)

After a long struggle at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, on 29th December 2019, James (Jim), aged 86 years, formerly of Wester Urray Farm, beloved husband of Amy, father of Maureen, Elaine and the late Brenda, brother of Molly and the late Duncan,  much loved grandfather and great grandfather.  Will be sadly missed by all who knew him.  Funeral service on Wednesday 8th January 2020 at 1.30pm in Urray West Church, Muir of Ord and thereafter at Urray Cemetery.  All friends respectfully invited.  Family flowers only please, but donations if desired at the church door in aid of Parkinson's Research and Macmillan Cancer Support or forwarded to the Funeral Directors, John Fraser & Son, Lovat House, High Street, Dingwall, IV15 9TF.

31 December 2019

Laidlay (Currie / Tomich)

Suddenly at home, 19 Beechwood Road, Inverness, on Saturday 21st December 2019, John Watson (Kyle), aged 89 years. A former proprietor of the Hope Scott Garage, Currie and then fishery manager at Guisachan, Tomich. Funeral Service on Monday 13th January at 11am in Inverness Crematorium. All friends respectfully invited.  Family flowers only please.  Enquiries to the Funeral Directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness; tel 01463 233366.

30 December 2019

Farquhar (North Kessock)

Peacefully after a short illness at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness on 25th December 2019, James (Jim) Farquhar, aged 72 years, North Kessock.  Dearly loved husband of Margaret, much loved dad of Michael and Tristan, loving grandad of Ryan and Caitlin, also a dear brother.  Funeral Ceremony on Tuesday 7th January 2020 at 11am in Inverness Crematorium.  All welcome to attend.  Family flowers only please.  Donations are invited for the Macmillan Suite, Raigmore Hospital at the Ceremony or forwarded to the Funeral Directors, John Fraser & Son, 17 – 29 Chapel Street, Inverness, IV1 1NA.

30 December 2019

Bussey (Inverness)

Peacefully in the care of Highview House Care Home, Inverness, on 25th December 2019, John George Bussey MBE (Jack) aged 98 years.  Beloved husband of Peggy, much loved Dad, Stepdad, Father-in-law, Grandad, Great grandad and friend to many.  Former Area Secretary of the Royal British Legion and Chairman of the War Pensions Committee.  Funeral service on Thursday 9th January at 12.30pm in the Funeral Home of John Fraser & Son, Chapel Street, Inverness, thereafter to Tomnahurich Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to Highview House Care Home may be given at the service.  Car parking available at the Funeral Home.

30 December 2019

Holland (Nairn)

Mrs Elizabeth (Liz) Holland, much loved mother of Samantha, widow to Julian, sister to Jo. Passed away suddenly at home in Geddes 13th December 2019. She will be sorely missed. Memorial gathering at her home, Tigh Iasgach, Geddes, by Nairn, on  30th December at 11.30am - all welcome. Should friends wish, flowers are welcome, or donations to the World Land Trust. Private burial to follow, at Findhorn, in woodland.

30 December 2019

Hetherington (Cromarty)

Sheila Hetherington, once Cameron, born Heyde.  Funeral Service took place on Saturday 28th December 2019, in St Regulus Episcopal Church, Church Street, Cromarty followed by interment in Cromarty West Churchyard.  Donations, if desired, to Khora who are working with refugees in Athens, may be forwarded the Funeral Directors; John Fraser & Son, Lovat House, High Street, Dingwall, IV15 9TF.

22 January 2020

Neville (Inverness)

The family of the late Timothy (Tim) Neville wish to thank all relatives and friends for sympathy shown to them in their recent bereavement.  Thanks to all the Doctors at Kingsmills Medical Practice for their care over many years and to all who attended the funeral service and donated so generously the amount of £297.70 to the British Heart Foundation.  Special thanks to Father Domenico Zanre for his uplifting service.  Thanks also to Sarah Maclean and all at John Fraser & Son, Chapel Street, Inverness for their sensitivity and support with the funeral arrangements.

15 January 2020

McLennan (Inverness)

Vanessa Batty and family would like to thank most sincerely all our relatives, friends and neighbours for their sympathy and help extended during our sad loss. Our heartfelt thanks to the emergency services for their attention and to the kind and caring staff at A&E Raigmore Hospital. Our thanks are extended to Sarah Maclean at John Fraser & Son, Chapel Street, Inverness who guided us with such care and compassion through all our funeral arrangements. Special thanks to Allan Dunbar of the Culduthel Christian Centre for all his support and the comforting service. Lastly, thanks to all those who came to pay their last respects and whose kind generosity raised £431.20 for Poppy Scotland.

15 January 2020

Dixon-Carter (Drumnadrochit)

The family of the late Clare Dixon-Carter wish to thank all relatives and friends for sympathy shown to them in their recent bereavement.  Special thanks to Dr Pik Chun at Glenurquhart Medical Centre for her care and advice over many years and also to all who attended the funeral services and donated so generously the amount of £790.19 for British Red Cross and The Glenurquhart Care Project.  Special thanks also to Reverend Fiona Morrison for her most appropriate and uplifting services.  Thanks also to Drew Green and all at John Fraser & Son, Chapel Street, Inverness for the sensitivity and support with the funeral arrangements.

14 January 2020

Mackenzie (Muir of Ord)

The family of the late James Mackenzie wishes to acknowledge the many expressions of sympathy and gestures of kindness shown to us following our sad loss, for those who telephoned, travelled long distances and sent cards and messages of condolences, to all who attended the funeral service and donated so generously to Macmillan Cancer Support and Parkinson’s Research.  Special thanks to Rev James Munro for a fitting service.  Thanks also to Vicki Fraser and all at John Fraser & Son, Lovat House, Dingwall for their care and professionalism.

14 January 2020

Barclay (Inverness)

Helen, Gordon, Andrew and family would like to express our sincere thanks to relatives, friends and neighbours for the sympathy extended to us all.  Special thanks to Laura Gillespie for the wonderful service.  Thanks to all staff at GA, Raigmore Hospital.  To John Fraser & Son, Chapel Street, Inverness for the compassion and care they gave us.  Thanks to Dr Kate Walters and Dr Rutherford of Cairn Medical Practice.  The sum of £154.40 was raised for Chest, Heart & Stroke, Scotland.

14 January 2020

Bussey (Inverness)

Peggy & family would like to express their sincere thanks to the many relatives and friends who sent messages of sympathy and attended the funeral service for Jack.  Grateful thanks to all staff in Memory Lane, Highview House Care Home for the care and attention given to Jack through the last few years.   Special thanks to Rev Scott Polworth for his support and for a fitting service and to John Fraser & Son, Chapel Street, Inverness for their care and compassion with the funeral arrangements.

13 January 2020

Farquhar (North Kessock)

The family of the late James Farquhar wish to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for the kind expressions of sympathy shown to them in their recent sad bereavement.  They also wish to thank the doctors and nursing staff of Ward 7A, Raigmore Hospital and to all who attended the funeral service and donated so generously the amount of £1,009.35 to the Macmillan Cancer Suite.  Thanks also to Glynis Woodhead for her uplifting service and all at John Fraser & Son, Chapel Street, Inverness for their excellent funeral arrangements.

9 January 2020

MacDonald (Invermoriston)

The family of the late Donella MacDonald, Pier House, Invermoriston would like to thank all those who attended and helped make her funeral a fitting celebration of her life.  Also, for the many expressions of sympathy and support through cards and calls.  Special thanks to Sarah Maclean and all at John Fraser & Son, Chapel Street, Inverness,  the Rev. Doctor Adrian and Mrs. Margaret Varwell, Drumnadrochit for their support and uplifting service, Glenmoriston Millennium Hall for the use of their facilities, Cherry and Ian Duncan and all for the wonderful refreshments in the hall.  Our heartfelt thanks also to Kingmills Nursing Home who looked after Donella with care and compassion in her final days, along with the Highland Hospice who so attentively cared for her earlier in 2019.  The sum of £347 was collected for Highland Hospice at the service.

9 January 2020

McIntosh (Inverness)

The family of Gregor McIntosh wish to thank all relatives and friends for sympathy shown to them in their recent bereavement.  Thanks to the emergency services who tried so hard and all who attended the funeral service and donated so generously the amount of £1,777 to Raigmore Hospital A&E.  Special thanks to Mrs Glynis Woodhead for her uplifting service.  Thanks also to Vicki Fraser and all at John Fraser & Son, Chapel Street, Inverness for their sensitivity and support with the funeral arrangements.

Stratherrick Park, Inverness.

8 January 2020

Thain (Inverness)

L’Arche Highland would like to thank everyone who shared in the celebration of Derek’s life. The warmth and love shown, the memories recalled, filled with both laughter and tears, are a testimony to the gift of our Derek who knew how to live life to the full and invited all those that he met to do the same, always with open arms. And to Rev Fiona Smith,  thank you for fulfilling Derek’s wish that we dance the Hokey Cokey at his funeral and to John Fraser & Son, Chapel Street, Inverness for their openness to do things a little differently.  Derek, the privilege was all ours so our deepest thanks goes to you. All at L’Arche Highland.

8 January 2020

Draper (Drumnadrochit / Glenmoriston)

Betty Draper and family thank most sincerely all our relatives, friends and neighbours for their sympathy and help extended during our sad loss.  Our heartfelt thanks to the caring staff at Culduthel Care Home who cared for Alan, night and day with such dignity.  Our thanks are extended to Sarah Maclean at John Fraser & Son, Chapel Street, Inverness who guided us so well with all our funeral arrangements.  Special thanks to Reverend Dr Hugh Watt at the Church of Scotland, Drumnadrochit for his support and uplifting service.  Thank you to all our friends and family for their wonderful donations which will be forwarded to Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland.

8 January 2020

Hetherington (Cromarty)

After the death of their mother – Sheila Hetherington – Lindy, Jane, Angus Cameron and their families would just like to say thank you so much, firstly to everyone who has been so kind to us these past few weeks, for letters and cards, visits and flowers, gentle words on street corners, offering beds for family, for such kind support at the funeral, for helping us with food and all the things in the afterwards and more.  To all those who cared for her in the last weeks of her life, the Cromarty Medical Practice, Cromarty Care Project, the incredible staff of Ward 2A at Raigmore Hospital, and those at Randolph Hill Nursing Home in Dunblane.  Then to the wonderful Sarah Maclean and all the team at John Fraser & Son, Lovat House, Dingwall for treating us, and Sheila, with so much kindness, care and compassion.  And finally to Patsy Thomson and Jill Stoner for doing such a beautiful service, and all at St Regulus Church.  The collection at the service and donations have taken over £170 for Khora-Athens, and that represents 500 hearty meals for people who need one very much.  Bless you all.

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  • National Association of Funeral Directors
  • Society of Allied & Independent Funeral Directors
  • British Institute of Embalmers
  • Golden Charter Funeral Plans
  • British Register of Accredited Memorial Masons

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