Sadly on 18th September 2023 at Raigmore Hospital, John Lumsden, aged 76 years, Firthview Avenue, Inverness, ex J. Arthur Dixon / Highland Printers. Much loved husband of Liz, dearly loved dad of Ewen, father in law of Jennifer, granda of Louis (the Dog), a dear brother and uncle. Funeral service on Friday 29th September at 11am in Inverness Crematorium. All welcome to attend. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of John for Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland and Dementia Scotland may be given at the service.
Boyce (Drumnadrochit / Beauly / Inverness)
Suddenly at home on 17th September 2023, Alex Boyce, aged 84 years, formerly of Drumnadrochit and Beauly. Beloved husband of the late Margaret, a much loved dad and papa. Funeral ceremony on Thursday 28th September at 11am in Inverness Crematorium. All welcome to attend. Family flowers only please. Donations for BLESMA may be given at the ceremony.
Suddenly but peacefully in the care of Cradlehall Care Home, Inverness, on 12th September 2023, Ida Alice Neale, aged 100 years, formerly of Trust Housing, Inverness. Much loved Mum of Pauline Cooksey. Funeral service on Wednesday 27th September at 11am in Inverness Crematorium. All welcome to attend. Flowers welcome or if preferred donations to the SSPCA may be given at the service.
Friends and colleagues of Grzegorz Ulas are invited to join his family for a time of reflection on Tuesday 19th September at 2.30pm in the Funeral Home of John Fraser & Son, Chapel Street, Inverness. Grzegorz’s funeral will be held thereafter in Poland.
Peacefully at Meadowlark Care Home, Forres, on 12th September 2023, surrounded by her loving family, Christina Elsie Macleod (Bunty), aged 92 years, formerly of Croy. Beloved wife of the late Alexander (Ecka), much loved mum of Chrystal and devoted granny of Natalie and Robert, also a dear mother-in-law, sister, sister-in-law and aunt. Funeral service on Thursday 21st September, at 11am, in the Funeral Home of John Fraser & Son, Chapel Street, Inverness; thereafter to Tore Cemetery. All welcome to attend. Family flowers only please. Donations for Alzheimer Scotland may be given at the service. Car parking available at the Funeral Home.
Peacefully under the excellent care of the Highland Hospice and with family present, on 7th September 2023, Peter Yeats, aged 58 years, Easter Boleskine, Foyers. Beloved husband of Maureen, much loved father to Roma and Anna, dear son of Sandra and Frank, and brother to Denise. Funeral service on Friday 22nd September at 12.30pm in the Church of Immaculate Conception, Stratherrick; thereafter to St John’s Cemetery. All welcome to attend. Family flowers only please. Donations for Highland Hospice may be given at the service.
Peacefully, after a long illness, at Redwoods Nursing Home, Alness on 31st August 2023, Jean Thornton, aged 84 years, of Bakerhill, Maryburgh, known to many as Brown Owl. Honorary member of Maryburgh & Conon SWI, member of Dingwall & District Choral Society and long time supporter of the Special Education Department, Dingwall Academy. Dearly loved wife of 60 years to Richard, much loved mum of Claire, Bridget and Nicholas, dear mother-in-law of Andy and Linda, proud granny of Martin, Hannah, Charis, Matthew and the late Neil, and great-granny to Ollie, Megan and Lily Rose, also a loving sister of David. Funeral service on Monday 18th September at 11am in the Methodist Church, Huntly Street, Inverness; thereafter to Fodderty Cemetery. All welcome to attend. Donations, in lieu of flowers, to Alzheimer Scotland may be given at the service. Arrangements by John Fraser & Son of Lovat House, Dingwall.
Peacefully at home on 31st August 2023, Gary Anthony, aged 58 years, photographer, formerly of Grant Street, Inverness. Much loved dad of Damon and Richard, dearly loved son of Kenneth and Isabella, dear brother of Kenny and David. Sadly missed and loved by all who knew him. Funeral Service on Friday 15th
September at 1pm in the Funeral Home of John Fraser & Son, Chapel Street, Inverness; thereafter to Inverness Crematorium. All welcome to attend. Family flowers only please. Donations for Cancer Research UK may be given at the service. Car parking available at the funeral home. Livestream available via www.johnfraserandson.com/live-services
Peacefully at Raigmore Hospital on 4th September 2023, surrounded by his loving family, Alex Anderson, aged 60 years, Balloan Road, Inverness (ex brickie). Much loved husband of Cath, proud dad of Claire and Alex, a dearly loved brother, uncle, great uncle and father in law. Funeral Ceremony on Tuesday 19th September at 12.30pm in Inverness Crematorium. All welcome to attend. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Alex for the Renal Unit, Raigmore Hospital and Kidney Care UK may be given at the Ceremony. Livestream available via Alexander Anderson, 19/09/2023, 12:30pm
Leslie Melville (Lochluichart)
The Services of Thanksgiving for Lady Eliza Leslie Melville, will be held on Wednesday 1st November 2023 at 11am in St Peter’s Church, Eaton Square, London, SW1 and on Monday 6th November 2023 at 11am in the Church of Scotland in Strathpeffer, Ross-shire.
Arrangements by John Fraser & Son of Lovat House, Dingwall.
O’DONNELL (Muir of Ord)
Paula O’Donnell, retired Doctor of Medicine, passed on peacefully at Raigmore Hospital, on 31st August 2023. Dear wife of Ray and much-loved mother of Alexander and Mark. Private funeral. “Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believes in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever lives and believes in me shall never die.” John 11:25-26.
Arrangements by John Fraser & Son of Lovat House, Dingwall.
Lena wishes to express her sincere thanks to relatives and friends for the sympathy shown to her in her recent sad loss of Jim. Thanks to Kingussie Medical Practice, Community Nurses, Ambulance Service and Raigmore Hospital for their care. Thanks also to John Fraser & Son of Chapel Street, Inverness for their professional care in organising Jim’s funeral service. In memory of Jim, £250.08 was collected at his funeral service for the RNLI, Invergordon.
The family of the late Mary Gardiner would like to express their sincere thanks to all relatives, friends and neighbours for the kind expressions of sympathy extended to them following their recent loss. Thank you for kind words, flowers and cards. We appreciate all the help from Vicki Fraser and her team at John Fraser & Son of Chapel Street, Inverness for their exceptional service. Special thanks to Glynis Woodhead for a comforting and uplifting service. We also thank the Flower Company, Dougie Watson (piper) and Crown Court Hotel. Grateful thanks to all who donated so generously the amount of £465 towards Castlehill Care Home (Residents Fund). Finally, to Dr Cuthbert of Cairn Medical Practice and Castlehill Care Home for their tender care and attention to Mam.
Johnnie and Joanna would like to thank all family, friends and home carers for the kindness and support shown to mum and ourselves both recently and over the years. Thank you for the beautiful flowers, cards, baking and compassion, also for donations to Practical Action. Thanks to Father Andrzej Niski and John Fraser & Son of Lovat House, Dingwall for their efficient support.
Dymock family, Mulchaich, Duncanston.
The Mackay family wish to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their support during the loss of Catherine. A donation of £270 that was collected at the service, will be made to Highland Hospice, in her memory.
The family of the late Maggie Seaton, Inverness and Grimsay, North Uist, wish to thank most sincerely all the many friends, relatives and their church fellowships for the prayerful support, expressions of sympathy, and care shown to us following the death of our much loved mother, mother-in-law and grandmother. Special thanks to mum’s carers while at home and in the Ballifeary Care Home, Inverness. Our heartfelt thanks to Revs. David Meredith, Iain MacAskill and Alasdair Macleod for the comforting services in Smithton Church, Inverness and North Uist Free Church. Our grateful appreciation to both congregations for their attentiveness with arrangements and to Red Poppy and Tigh Sgire Sholais for providing refreshments after the services. Finally, sincere thanks to funeral directors John Fraser & Son Inverness, Alasdair Morrison, North Uist, CalMac and Skellar Community Cemetery for their sensitivity and dignity with the funeral arrangements.