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Family Notices

11 August 2020

Patience (Avoch)

Peacefully after a long illness, courageously borne, at The Manor Care Home, Nairn on 5th August 2020, with her brothers David and Sandy by her side, Helen Mary Patience, aged 69 years, formerly of 32 Mackenzie Place Avoch and 28 Ormonde Terrace, Avoch. (Many years’ service at River House Tax Office, where she was held in high esteem), much loved only daughter of the late Margaret and Tommy Patience, treasured sister of David and Sandy, a loving aunt to Paul, Catherine, Jennifer and Kimberley, and great aunt to Sofia, Harrison and Hope, beloved sister in law of Laura and the late Linda. A private funeral service will take place on Monday 17th August at 1.45pm in the Funeral Home of John Fraser & Son, Chapel Street, Inverness. Livestream available via www.johnfraserandson.com

11 August 2020

Grant (Ardersier)

Peacefully at home on 6th August 2020, Mahrie Grant (nee MacKintosh) aged 96 years, Drumore, 39 Stuart Street, Ardersier, much loved wife of the late John. Treasured mother of Finlay, Alistair and the late Freddie, dear mother in law of Lorna and Fiona, a dearly loved grandmother and great grandmother. Funeral strictly private. Arrangements by John Fraser & Son of Chapel Street, Inverness.

7 August 2020

Stuart (Inverness)

Peacefully at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness on 4th August 2020, Isabella Stuart (Babs), aged 83 years, of Westhill. Arrangements by John Fraser & Son of Chapel Street, Inverness.

6 August 2020

MacRae (Inverness)

Passed away peacefully at home on 1st August 2020, after an illness bravely endured with grace and dignity, Agnes MacRae (nee Smith, Railway Cottages, Culloden Moor), aged 84 years of Hill Street, Inverness. For those who remember “Alma’s Hairdressers” Kingsmills Road, Agnes co-owned and worked there for 27 years and was a good friend to many. Beloved daughter to the late George and Maggie Smith (Dalcross), dear sister of Jean Hamilton (Milngavie) and the late David Bremner (Inverness). Much loved auntie, great auntie and great great auntie. Agnes will be missed by many including the countless friends made over her full and happy life. Irreplaceable to all who knew and loved her. A private funeral service will take place on Tuesday 11th August at 12.30pm in the Funeral Home of John Fraser & Son, Chapel Street, Inverness. Cortege to travel via Hill Street, at approximately 1.15pm en route to Tomnahurich Cemetery for those who wish to pay their last respects to Agnes. Livestream available via www.johnfraserandson.com


5 August 2020

Farquharson (Muir of Ord / Inverness)

Peacefully at home at Balvattie Farm, Muir of Ord, on 31st July 2020 with his family, Dr Gordon Farquharson, age 93. Much loved husband of the late Anne, loving father of Trish, Niall and the late Alan. Proud grandfather of Scott, Rory, Sarah and Fiona and GB to Finlay. Will be very sadly missed by all who knew him. Regrettably funeral private due to current restrictions. Arrangements by John Fraser & Son of Chapel Street, Inverness.

31 July 2020

Nicholson (Dingwall)

Peacefully at Wyvis House, Dingwall on 30th July 2020, Margaret Nicholson (nee MacKenzie) aged 88 years, Deas Avenue, Dingwall. Beloved wife of the late Donald Nicholson. Devoted sister to Annie MacKenzie and dearly loved mum of Christine, Donald and William, all of whom were grateful to have been afforded the opportunity to be with her in her final hours. Margaret will be laid to rest at a private family funeral in Fodderty Cemetery, Strathpeffer. Donations, if desired, may be forwarded directly to Munlochy Animal Aid. Flowers welcome. Enquiries to the Funeral Directors; John Fraser & Son of Lovat House, Dingwall. Tel 01349 808666.

31 July 2020

Williamson (Dingwall)

Peacefully with her beloved husband Watty by her side, Mairi Margaret Miller Thain, aged 62 years, sadly passed away at Raigmore Hospital on Tuesday 28th July 2020, after an illness borne with great courage and dignity. Much loved daughter of the late William and Catherine Thain. Dearly loved by all the family and a loving, caring friend to all who knew her. Funeral arrangements to be advised at a later date by John Fraser & Son of Lovat House, Dingwall.

30 July 2020

McKenzie (Inverness)

Peacefully at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness after a short illness on 28th July 2020. Cathie Ann (nee Campbell) aged 84 years, Rangemore Road, Inverness. Beloved wife of the late Iain Rob McKenzie, dear mother of Campbell and Ann, loving granny of Ruari, Juliet and the late Hugh, a dear sister and aunt. A private funeral service will take place on Thursday 6th August at 12.30pm in the Funeral Home of John Fraser & Son, Chapel Street, Inverness. Flowers welcome. Livestream available via www.johnfraserandson.com


30 July 2020

MacPherson (Inverness)

Peacefully at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness on 30th July 2020, Sandra, aged 71 years. Beloved wife of the late Murch, much loved mum to Michael and Martin, a loving nana to Sean, Lauren, Katie, Josh and Freya, also a dear mother in law, sister, sister in law and auntie. A private funeral service will take place on Friday14th August at 10am in the Funeral Home of John Fraser & Son, Chapel Street, Inverness. Livestream available via www.johnfraserandson.com

28 July 2020

Bond (Drumnadrochit)

Peacefully at the Highland Hospice, Inverness on 25th July 2020, Stu Bond, aged 47 years, Drumnadrochit. A dearly loved father to Willow, son, brother, nephew, cousin and friend to many. Cremation private. Arrangements by John Fraser & Son of Chapel Street, Inverness.

27 July 2020

Gall (Balvraid)

John Milne Gall, 17.10.1932-20.7.2020. A quiet, gentle, life, lived with love, compassion, dignity and kindness. Arrangements by John Fraser & Son of Chapel Street, Inverness.

23 July 2020

Smith (Inverness)

Peacefully at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness on 21st July 2020, May Smith (nee Leslie), aged 76 years, 26 Ballifeary Road, Inverness. Beloved wife of the late Lachlan John Smith, a much loved mum, granny, sister and friend to many. A private funeral service will take place on Thursday 30th July at 1pm in the Funeral Home of John Fraser & Son, Chapel Street, Inverness. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired may be forwarded directly to Shop Mobility Highland. Livestream available via www.johnfraserandson.com

23 July 2020

MacPhee (Dingwall)

Peacefully at home surrounded by her loving daughters, on 21st July 2020, Iris MacPhee, aged 82 years, Fraser Road, Dingwall. Beloved wife of the late Hugh, dearly loved mum of Janie, Kim, Shirley and Brenda, adoring Grandmother and great Grandmother. Iris will be laid to rest at a private family funeral in Urquhart New Cemetery. Donations, if desired may be forwarded directly to Macmillan Cancer Support. Flowers welcome. Iris will leave the family home, Fraser Road, Dingwall, at 10.15am on her final journey. The cortege will travel via Dingwall High Street for those who wish to say goodbye. Enquiries to the Funeral Directors; John Fraser & Son of Lovat House, Dingwall, tel 01349 808666.

10 August 2020

Nicholson (Dingwall)

The family of the late Margaret Nicholson would like to express their sincere thanks to the many relatives, friends and neighbours for the kind expressions of sympathy extended to them in their recent bereavement; personally, by letter and telephone and for the beautiful floral tributes. They also wish to thank the staff of Dingwall Medical Practice and Wyvis House for their kindness, care and attention over the years and to all who attended the funeral service. Special thanks to Rev Angus MacRae for a unique and special service at Knockfarrel and to John Fraser & Son, Lovat House, High Street, Dingwall for their care and compassion with the funeral arrangements.

3 August 2020

Farrell (Inverness)

Tommy and Anne would like to thank family, friends and neighbours for their cards, flowers and expressions of sympathy during the recent sad loss of their son, David. Many thanks to doctors and nursing staff of Ward 7A, Raigmore Hospital for the care he received. Thanks to all staff at the former Red Cross House, Highland Home Care and Gateway Care for their help and care provided to David over the years. Special thanks to Laura Gillespie of Humanist Society Scotland for her excellent celebration of David’s life and to all at John Fraser & Son of Chapel Street, Inverness for their care and compassion with the funeral arrangements

3 August 2020

MacPhee (Dingwall)

The family of Iris Mary Jane MacPhee would like to express their sincere thanks the many relatives, friends and neighbours who sent messages of sympathy, flowers and helped during their recent sad loss. Grateful thanks to the doctors and nurses at Raigmore Hospital, doctors at Dingwall Medical Practice, also district nurses and Marie Curie nurses. Special thanks to Rev. Terry Burns for a fitting service and to John Fraser & Son of Lovat House, Dingwall for their care and compassion with funeral arrangements.

28 July 2020

Douglas (Inverness)

The family of the late Hilda Douglas wish to thank all relatives and friends for the kind expressions of sympathy and support shown to them in their recent bereavement. Heartfelt thanks to Isobel Fraser Care Home, who looked after mum well and whose staff have shown such care and compassion at this difficult time. Special thanks to Mhairi Schmidt for her support and uplifting service. Finally, thank you to John Fraser & Son, Chapel Street, Inverness for their professionalism, sensitivity and support with the funeral arrangements.

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