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Family Notices

26 February 2021

Baldie (Inverness)

On 20th February 2021, Iain William Baldie, aged 68 years. Cremation private due to current government guidelines.

25 February 2021

Mackay (Dingwall)

Peacefully at his home, 19 Old Evanton Road, on 24th February 2021, after a long and happy life, Ken Mackay, aged 95 years. Dearly loved husband of Dorothy (nee Maclennan), cherished dad to Gail, precious grandad to Jemma and Alex, a dear uncle, brother in law and friend to many. Due to current regulations a family service will take place on Wednesday 3rd March in St Clement’s Parish Church, Dingwall. Ken’s cortege will leave the church at approximately 1.55pm for those who wish to pay their last respects, thereafter passing Muir of Ord Golf Club at approximately 2.20pm en route to Urray Cemetery. Arrangements by John Fraser & Son of Lovat House, Dingwall.

25 February 2021

Neilson (Inverness)

Suddenly, but peacefully on 22nd February 2021, at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, Dorcas Neilson (nee Duncan), Laurel Avenue, Inverness. Beloved wife of the late Billy, much loved mum of Marina and William and mother in law of Jill and the late Shane, also a loving granny, sister, sister in law and aunty. A family service will be held on Thursday 4th March at 12.30pm in the funeral home of John Fraser & Son of Chapel Street, Inverness. Livestream available via www.johnfraserandson.com

25 February 2021

Sutherland (Glasgow / Helmsdale)

It is with great sadness that the family announce the death of Hayley Ann Sutherland, aged 34 years, who suddenly but peacefully passed away with her family by her side on Saturday 20th February 2021 at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Glasgow. A dearly loved partner of Kyle, devoted mummy to Jessie and Georgie, beloved and precious daughter of Shirley and Carl, loving sister to Jordan and Carl, cherished granddaughter of Ann and the late Geordie, deeply loved and sorely missed by all her family and friends. Under current restrictions, a family graveside service will be held on Wednesday 3rd March at 12.30pm in Helmsdale Cemetery. Arrangements by John Fraser & Son of Chapel Street, Inverness.

24 February 2021

Whyte (Culbokie)

Suddenly at home on 18th February 2021, Frederick (Urquhart) Whyte. Enquiries to John Fraser & Son of Lovat House, Dingwall, tel 01349 808666.

24 February 2021

Williamson (Marybank)

Peacefully on Tuesday 23rd February 2021, in the loving care of Fairburn House, Marybank, James (Jas), aged 67 years. Much loved son of the late Cathie and Hughie, brother of Margaret and John, brother in law of Donnie and Anne, uncle to Gavin and the late Philip. Will be very sorely missed. Funeral service private. Arrangements by John Fraser & Son of Chapel Street, Inverness.

24 February 2021

Gillies (Inverness)

Sadly at home on 19th February 2021, Shona Ellen (nee MacKintosh), aged 86 years, Essich Road, Inverness. A dearly beloved Wife, Mother, Mother in law, Nana, Sister and Aunt. A private family service will take place on Tuesday 2nd March at 12.30pm in the Funeral Home of John Fraser & Son, Chapel Street, Inverness. Livestream available via www.johnfraserandson.com

19 February 2021

Dawson (Dingwall)

Peacefully at New Craigs, Inverness on 16th February 2021, Gwyneth Mary Dawson, aged 97 years. A private service will take place in Fodderty Cemetery. Arrangements by John Fraser & Son of Lovat House, Dingwall.

18 February 2021

Caraher (Inverness)

Suddenly at home on 15th February 2021, James Caraher (Jimmy), aged 69 years, retired Highland Council Cemetery Worker, a much loved brother, uncle and great uncle. Cremation private at his own request. Arrangements by John Fraser & Son of Chapel Street, Inverness.

18 February 2021

Campbell (Inverness / Uist)

On 15th February 2021, Kevin Joseph Campbell, aged 40 years. Funeral Private.

17 February 2021

Murray (Inverness)

Peacefully at Raigmore Hospital, on 12th February 2021, Alexander Murray, aged 93 years, Oldtown Road, Inverness. Beloved husband of the late Jean, much loved dad of Michael, Alexandra, Alexander, Stephen and Lynn, also a dear grandad, great grandad, great great grandad and father in law. Sadly missed. A private family service will take place on Tuesday 23rd February at 9.30am in the Funeral Home of John Fraser & Son, Chapel Street, Inverness. Livestream available via www.johnfraserandson.com

17 February 2021

Fraser (Inverness)

Peacefully at Culduthel Care Home, Inverness on 16th February 2021, William John Fraser, aged 90 years, Muirfield Road, Inverness. Much loved husband of the late Margaret Joan Fraser, a dear brother in law, uncle, grand uncle and great grand uncle. A private family service will take place on Friday 26th February at 9.30am in the Funeral Home of John Fraser & Son, Chapel Street, Inverness. Livestream available via www.johnfraserandson.com

17 February 2021

Quinn (Beauly)

Peacefully at Raigmore Hospital on 14th February 2021, Paul Quinn, aged 60 years, R.I.P., of Beauly. Beloved husband of Helen, dearly loved dad of Darren, Claire and Carina, a loving Grandpa-Paul to all of his grandchildren, a much loved brother to Janette, Seamus and Mary, a dear uncle to Sharon, Megan, William, Jordan, Shannon, John and the late Claire, also a loving brother-in-law and father-in-law. Very sadly missed by his family and friends. A private family service will be held on Friday, 26th February. Paul’s cortege will depart from his home on Aird Road, Beauly at 1pm for those who wish to pay their last respects. Family flowers only please. Donations may be made directly to Highland Hospice. Arrangements by John Fraser & Son of Lovat House, Dingwall.

17 February 2021

Mackenzie (Swansea / Inverness)

Peacefully at Singleton Hospital, Swansea on 6th February 2021, after a short illness, Andrew Fraser Mackenzie, aged 76 years, farmer formerly of Achvraid Farm, Inverness and employee Moray Firth Maltings. Much loved dad of Alastair, Jacqueline and her partner Alan, proud grandad of Rowan, dear brother to Alan, Peter and Charlie. A private interment will be held on Thursday, 25th February, in Tomnahurich Cemetery. Andy loved his flowers and his garden, and so flowers are very welcome and may be sent to John Fraser & Son of Chapel Street, Inverness. Details of a public ceremony to celebrate Andy’s life will be announced at a later date, once circumstances allow.

16 February 2021

Bain (Inverness)

Peacefully at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness after a short illness on 15th February 2021, Freda Catherine (nee Boag), aged 88 years, Cedarwood Crescent, Inverness. Beloved wife of Jim, a much loved aunt, great aunt and sister in law. A private family service will be held in Burnside Cemetery, Rathven, by Buckie. Arrangements by John Fraser & Son of Chapel Street, Inverness.

16 February 2021

Edwards (Blackpool / Inverness)

Peacefully at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness on 11th February 2021, Avril Edwards (nee Harrison), aged 84 years, formerly of Poulton-le-Fylde, retired teacher at Hodgeson High School, long-serving volunteer at Blackpool Samaritans. Beloved wife of the late Alastair, much loved mum of Kate, loving granny of Calum and Breagha. Funeral private. Arrangements by John Fraser & Son of Chapel Street, Inverness.

15 February 2021

Young (Inverness)

After a long and worthwhile life, spent in the service of others, Miss Lexie Young passed away at the advanced age of 96 years. The eldest of three children born to the late Alexander and Lily, she outlived both her brother Norman and sister Sybil by some years. Mourned by kin both here in Scotland and abroad, she is survived by her nephew and nieces and their immediate family. Her funeral took place on Monday 15th February, and she was laid to rest close by her late sister and brother in law in Morefield Cemetery in the Parish of Lochbroom, Ross-shire. Arrangements by John Fraser & Son of Chapel Street, Inverness.

11 February 2021

Smolczyk (Inverness)

At home on 6th February 2021, Jan Smolczyk, aged 69 years, RIP. Cremation private.

11 February 2021

Donaldson (Inverness)

Peacefully at home on 11th February 2021, David Donaldson, aged 71 years, Lower Kessock Street, Inverness, former cleaner Craig Dunain Hospital. Sadly missed by his family and friends. Funeral private. Arrangements by John Fraser & Son of Chapel Street, Inverness.

11 February 2021

Cunningham (Inverness)

Peacefully at Strathallan House, Strathpeffer on 7th February 2021, Henry Cunningham, aged 72 years, late of St Margaret’s Road, Inverness. A private family ceremony will be held on Friday 19th February at 1pm in Inverness Crematorium. Livestream link: Mr Henry Cunningham 19/02/2021 1:00PM

11 February 2021

Macleod (Inverness)

Sadly and unexpectedly, at home on 10th February 2021, Sheila Macleod, aged 83 years, 93 Old Edinburgh Road, Inverness. Beloved wife to Tom, precious and much loved mother of Andrew, Catriona and Shona, loving mother in law to Gavin, adored granny and great grand mother to her 4 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. A private family service will take place on Tuesday 23rd February at 12.30pm in the Funeral Home of John Fraser & Son, Chapel Street, Inverness. Livestream available via www.johnfraserandson.com

11 February 2021

Walker (Inverness)

Peacefully at Southside Care Home, Inverness on 10th February 2021, Esme Walker (nee Munro), aged 89 years, late of 18 St Mungo Road, Inverness. Dearly loved wife of the late Ian Walker, much loved mother of Derek and Gerald, also a dear grandmother and mother in law. A private family service will take place on Monday 22nd February at 9.30am in the Funeral Home of John Fraser & Son, Chapel Street, Inverness. Livestream available via www.johnfraserandson.com

11 February 2021

MacLennan (Inverness)

Peacefully at home on 8th February 2021, Elizabeth (nee Duncan), aged 89 years, 4 Benula Road, Inverness. Beloved wife of the late Alexander Marr MacLennan, much loved mum to Helen, William, Elizabeth and the late Alexander, Douglas and Dorcas, a loving granny, great granny and great great granny, also a dear mother in law, sister, sister in law and aunt. A funeral service, under current restrictions, will be held on Wednesday 17th February at 12.30pm in the Funeral Home of John Fraser & Son of Chapel Street, Inverness. Elizabeth’s cortege will travel down Benula Road at approximately 1pm en route to Tomnahurich Cemetery for those who wish to pay their last respects. Family flowers only please. Donations may be made directly to Alzheimer Scotland and Highland Hospice. Livestream available via www.johnfraserandson.com

10 February 2021

McTaggart (Inverness)

Peacefully at Kingsmills Care Home, Inverness on 7th February 2021, Agnes McTaggart (Nancy), aged 93 years, formerly of Haugh Court, loving mum to Ian, Sheena and Fiona, a much loved granny, nana, great granny, mother in law and auntie. A private family service will take place on Wednesday 17th February at 11am in Inverness Crematorium. Family flowers only please. A donation in memory of Nancy can be made directly to SPCA. Livestream via Agnes (Nancy) McTaggart 17/02/2021 11:00AM

24 February 2021

Murray (Inverness)

The family of the late Alexander Murray wish to thank all relatives and friends for their kind expressions of sympathy extended to them in their recent sad bereavement, whether personally; by cards; text or telephone. Thanks also to the staff at Ward 5C Raigmore Hospital for Dad’s care. Thanks also to Glynis Woodhead, Celebrant, for her comforting service. Finally, thanks to John Fraser & Son of Chapel Street, Inverness for their care and compassion with the funeral arrangements.

119 Carnarc Crescent, Inverness.

23 February 2021

MacLennan (Inverness)

The family of the late Elizabeth MacLennan wish to thank all relatives and friends for the kind sympathy shown to them in their recent sad bereavement. Special thanks to E.R.S. Carers and special thanks to Rev Mike Rattenbury for his uplifting service. Finally, thank you to John Fraser & Son of Chapel Street, Inverness for their excellent funeral arrangements.

17 February 2021

MacKinnon (Inverness / Herebost)

The family of the late Floma MacKinnon would like to thank all those who supported them and her throughout Floma’s illness, particularly during the last few months; the Macmillan Suite at Raigmore Hospital, Kingsmills Medical Practice, East Community Nursing Team and the Highland Hospice, for their exemplary care and compassion. Thanks to the Reverend Alasdair Macleod for his uplifting and comforting service and to the team at Smithton Free Church who enabled the service to be livestreamed. Thanks also to Fiona’s Flower Studio and to John Fraser & Son of Chapel Street, Inverness for their professional and considerate funeral arrangements; to all relatives, friends and neighbours who expressed their sympathy and kindness in so many different ways including those who donated so generously to the Highland Hospice and the Macmillan Suite. Finally, a warm thank you to all those who attended the funeral service and to those who joined in online.

15 February 2021

MacGowan (Kirkhill)

The family of the late Thomas MacGowan wish to thank all relatives and friends for the kind expressions of sympathy shown to them in their recent bereavement. Thanks to the staff at Culduthel Care Home for their care over recent years. Special thanks to Rev Alasdair Macleod for the uplifting service. Finally thank you to John Fraser & Son of Chapel Street, Inverness for their care and compassion with the funeral arrangements.

15 February 2021

Maclean (Inverness)

Jackie, Heather, Neil and families would like to thank relatives and friends for their love and sympathy following the sudden death of Mum. Thank you to the Paramedic, Ambulance Staff and Doctors at A&E for making Mum’s final moments peaceful. Special thanks to Drew Green and team at John Fraser & Son of Chapel Street, Inverness for their compassion and support with the funeral arrangements. Also thank you to Glynis Woodhead, Celebrant for her lovely words about Mum. We will miss her.

11 February 2021

Brough (Fortrose)

Alison Brough and family would like to express their sincere thanks to all relatives and friends for the kind expressions of sympathy extended to them in their recent sad bereavement; whether personally, by cards, texts, phone-calls, baking or beautiful flowers. They also wish to thank Fortrose Medical Practice, District, Macmillan and Marie Curie Nurses for their first class care and support. Thank you to all those who donated to James’s “Just Giving” page. So far £680 has been raised as a special thank you in aid of Marie Curie Nurses. Heartfelt thanks to Rev Canon Mel Langille for his support, guidance and love at the service on 4th February 2021. Finally, thanks also to Drew Green and all at John Fraser & Son of Chapel Street, Inverness for their genuine care, compassion and professionalism in dealing with all the funeral arrangements.

11 February 2021

Cumming (Dornoch)

Shena and all the family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to all the friends and relations for their kindness and support in ways of cards, letters and phone calls, following their sad loss of Jimmy. Thanks to Dr Richard Brown for all his help and to the Rev Duncan Macleod for a personal and comforting service. Finally, thank you to John Fraser & Son of Chapel Street, Inverness for their care and compassion with the funeral arrangements.

Dornoch / Glen Urquhart

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