Deaths

GRIFFITHS - Mary, passed peacefully, at the Highland Hospice, on Tuesday, 8th August, 2017, aged 58 years. Much loved partner to Callum Buchanan and a very loved mother to Sarah and Christopher. Mary was also a very dear friend to many. Funeral service to be held at Inverness Crematorium on Thursday, 17th August, 2017, at 1pm.
MACDONALD - The funeral service for the late Alison MacDonald, formerly of Cluanie, Fort Augustus, will be held today (Tuesday), 15th August, 2017, at 11am, at Fort Augustus Church of Scotland; thereafter private committal at Inverness Crematorium. Colourful clothing encouraged. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, in memory of Alison may be given at the service or forwarded to the funeral directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness, IV1 1NA.
SUTHERLAND - The funeral service of the late Delia (Susanne) Sutherland, Cradlehall Park, Inverness, will take place on Friday, 18th August, 2017, at 2pm, in Inverness Crematorium. All welcome to attend. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, for Macmillan Nurses and Ward 4A, Raigmore Hospital may be given at the service or forwarded to the funeral directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness, IV1 1NA.
GRAHAM - The funeral service of the late Mary Graham (nee Robertson), formerly of Drumblair Crescent, Inverness and Uig, Isle of Skye will take place tomorrow (Wednesday), 16th August, 2017, at 10.30am, in the East Church, Academy Street, Inverness; thereafter to Kilvean Cemetery. All welcome to attend. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, for Cameron House Garden Project may be given at the service or forwarded to the funeral directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness, IV1 1NA.
McROBERT - Peacefully, on Sunday morning, 13th August, 2017, at Southside Nursing Home, Valerie McRobert (nee Munro/Dyker), formerly of 86 Mackay Road, Inverness, aged 71 years. One time care assistant Ach an Eas and Burnside. Dearly loved mother of Andrew, Roddy and Donald, dear granny to Sean, Ross, Tammy, Dominic and Alissa, greatly missed by Caroline and all the family. Funeral service on Friday, 18th August, 2017, at 1.30pm, in the funeral home of William T. Fraser and Son, Culduthel Road, Inverness; thereafter to Kilvean Cemetery. All welcome.
LINDSAY - Peacefully, at Ballifeary House, Inverness, on 12th August, 2017, Mary 'Molly' (nee MacRae), aged 96 years. Funeral details in later edition of press or from the funeral directors, John Fraser & Son, 17- 29 Chapel Street, Inverness. Tel. 01463 233366.
MACKAY - Suddenly, on 12th August, 2017, Stewart Mackay, Invermarkie, Munlochy. Beloved husband of Joyce, loved father of David and Jill, papa to Ellen, Hamish, Berwick and Emma. Funeral details in later edition of press or from the funeral directors, John Fraser & Son, 17- 29 Chapel Street, Inverness. Tel. 01463 233366.
BRUDENELL - Peacefully, at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, after a short illness, on 8th August, 2017, Joyce Brudenell (nee Browning) 'Joy', aged 91 years, Highview House, Inverness, a much loved mum, gran and nana. Funeral service on Friday, 25th August, 2017, at 10.30am, in D. Chisholm & Sons' Funeral Home, Huntly Street, Inverness; thereafter to Kilvean Cemetery. All welcome to attend. Flowers welcome.
MAIN - Peacefully, at the Royal Northern Infirmary, Inverness, on Saturday 5th August, 2017, David Main, aged 85 years. Funeral service today (Tuesday), 15th August, 2017, at 2pm, in Inverness Crematorium. All welcome to attend. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland may be given at the service. Arrangements by D. Chisholm & Sons.
WEST - Suddenly, but peacefully, at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, on 12th August, 2017, Lillian Margaret West (nee MacKenzie), Moray Park Lane, Culloden, beloved wife of Brian, loving mother of Richard and the late Angela, also a dear sister, sister-in-law and aunt. Funeral private. Arrangements by D. Chisholm & Sons.
NEWLANDS - Suddenly, on 28th July, 2017, Jamie, loving husband of Amy, daddy to Georgia, also a dear son of Edna (nee Harcus) and the late Jim, brother and best friend of Derek, stepson of Billy Fisher. Funeral and memorial service was held at Newlands South Church, Glasgow, on Friday, 4th August, 2017. Sorely missed by family, friends and colleagues.
GUNN - Peacefully, at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, on 7th August, 2017, after a long illness, Elizabeth (Libby), aged 65 years, Balnacraig Road, Inverness. Funeral details to follow in later edition of press or from the funeral directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness. Tel. 01463 233366.
GUNN - Peacefully, at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness on 7th August, 2017, after a long illness, Elizabeth (Libby), aged 65 years, Balnacraig Road, Inverness, beloved partner of Alistair, also a dear sister. A graveside service will take place on Tuesday, 22nd August, 2017, at 11.30am, in Kilvean Cemetery. All welcome to attend. Flowers may be sent to the Funeral Directors; John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness, IV1 1NA.
CROOKS - (nee MacAskill). With great sadness, Florence passed away at her home in Surrey on 26th July, 2017, after a short illness. Beloved with of Fred Crooks, dearly loved mother to Michael and Raymond, adored grandmother, a dearly beloved sister to Donald, Lorna, Ara and Vivian and a loving aunt. The funeral took place in Surrey on 10th August, 2017. She will be sorely missed.
HUTCHISON - James (Jim). Passed away on, 6th August, 2017, aged 83. Loved forever by his loving wife, children and grandchildren. Always in our thoughts, forever in our hearts. Service will be held on Tuesday, 22nd August, 2017, in the Oak Chapel at 12.15pm. Family flowers only. Any enquiries, please contact H. W. Mason & Sons, Bridge House, 97 Victoria Road, Bletchley, MK2 2PD. Tel. 01908 642700.
DYCE - Sadly, at home on Sunday, 13th August, 2017, Douglas MacDonald Dyce, 37 Kessock Road, Inverness, aged 53 years. Loving father of Duggie, Lee and Darcie, dear to all his family, Lindsay, Craig and Fraser. He touched the lives of many. Funeral service on Wednesday, 23rd August, 2017 at 1.30pm in the Funeral Home of William T. Fraser and Son, Culduthel Road, Inverness; thereafter to Kilvean Cemetery. All welcome.
LINDSAY - Peacefully, at Ballifeary House, Inverness on 12th August, 2017, Mary (Molly) (nee Macrae), aged 96 years. Beloved wife of the late Dr H. C. Lindsay, much loved stepmother to his children and dear grandma of his grandchildren. Funeral service on Wednesday, 23rd August, 2017, at 11am, in the RNI Chapel, Ness Walk, Inverness; thereafter to Balmacara Cemetery. All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only please. Enquiries to the Funeral Directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness. Tel. 01463 233366.
MATHESON - Peacefully, at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, on 16th August, 2017, William John Matheson, aged 66 years, Balloch, Inverness. Willie John will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Funeral service on Thursday, 24th August, 2017, at 10am, in the Barn Church, Culloden; thereafter to Kilvean Cemetery. All welcome to attend. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to the Christian Fellowship of Healing (Highland) may be given at the service. Arrangements by D. Chisholm & Sons.
WEST - Suddenly, but peacefully, at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, on 12th August, 2017, Lillian Margaret West (nee MacKenzie), Moray Park Lane, Culloden, beloved wife of Brian, loving mother of Richard and the late Angela, also a dear sister, sister-in-law and aunt. Funeral private. Arrangements by D. Chisholm & Sons.
BARBER - Peacefully, on Sunday, 6th August, 2017, at the Highland Hospice, after a valiant battle against cancer, Peta Barber, Lochslyn Lodge, Stoneyfield Croft, Newmore, Invergordon, aged 65 years. Former Educational Psychologist. Greatly loved wife of David, much loved mother of Alex and Patrick, hugely missed and loved by so many. Funeral service on Friday, 25th August, 2017, at 12 noon, in the Funeral Home of William T. Fraser and Son, Culduthel Road, Inverness; thereafter to Inverness Crematorium. All friends respectfully invited.
FRASER - Peacefully, after a short illness, surrounded by his family at Raigmore Hospital, Thursday, 3rd August, 2017, Dennis Michael Fraser, Auchvaich Farm, Kiltarlity, aged 66 years. Much loved husband and very best friend of Muriel, dearly loved father to Douglas, Brian and Eleanor and their partners. Treasured and loved by his wider family. Adored grandfather to Donald, Struan, Helena, Fergus and Arianna, a well respected and greatly admired member of the local and farming community. Funeral service at Dingwall Auction Mart tomorrow (Saturday), 19th August, 2017, at 12 noon. All family and friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only. Donations invited at the service for Ward 5A Raigmore, The Renal Unit and The Royal Scottish Agricultural Benevolent Institution or please forward to William T. Fraser and Son, Funeral Directors, Culduthel Road, Inverness.
McROBERT - The service for Valerie McRobert (nee Munro /Dyker), formerly of 86 Mackay Road, will take place today (Friday), 18th August, 2017, at 1.30 pm, in the funeral home of William T. Fraser and Son, Culduthel Road, Inverness; thereafter to Kilvean Cemetery. All welcome.
BARNETT - Peacefully, on Thursday, 17th August, 2017, at Raigmore Hospital, after a short illness, Alan Barnett, 90 Kenneth Street, Inverness, aged 80 years. Former Office Manager, Alex Fraser Contractors, loved husband of the late Evelyn Thomson, much loved father of Kevin, Chris, Laura and Sara, dear grandfather to Michael, Jon, Adam, Callum and Connor. Sadly missed by all the family and friends. Funeral arrangements later and from William T. Fraser and Son, Culduthel Road, Inverness.
MACKAY - Suddenly, on 12th August, 2017, Stewart Mackay, Invermarkie, Munlochy. Beloved husband of Joyce, loved father of David and Jill, papa to Ellen, Hamish, Berwick and Emma. Funeral service on Tuesday, 22nd August, 2017, at 2pm, in Inverness Crematorium. All welcome to attend. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to Marie Curie may be given at the service or forwarded to the Funeral Directors, John Fraser & Son, 17- 29 Chapel Street, Inverness, IV1 1NA.
HEPBURN - Very suddenly, whilst on holiday in Birsay, Orkney on 12th August, 2017, Kathleen Hepburn (nee Stout), aged 65 years, Maryburgh and formerly of Longhope, Orkney, beloved wife of Charlie, devoted mum of Sean and his wife Jodi, also a proud granny of Daisy and Campbell. Funeral ceremony on Wednesday, 23rd August, 2017, at 1pm in Strathpeffer Pavillion; thereafter to Fodderty Cemetery. All welcome to attend. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to the R.N.L.I. (Longhope Branch) may be given at the door. Arrangements by D. Chisholm & Sons.
RITCHIE - Peacefully, after a long illness at the Highland Hospice, Inverness, on 15th August, 2017, J. Val Ritchie, aged 86 years, retired Glen Mhor and Glen Albyn distilleries, devoted and beloved husband of Patricia, precious dad to Marcia, proud and loved grandad to Jamie and Sophie, also an adored great-grandad to Reece, Finn, Harry and Emily. Val was dearly loved and respected by many and will be sadly missed. Funeral particulars from later press edition or contact D. Chisholm & Sons, Tel. 01463 712255.
DENISON - Suddenly, but peacefully, at Raigmore Hospital on 16th August, 2017, Jean, aged 76 years, of Fort Augustus, beloved wife of Tony. Sadly missed by her family and friends. Funeral details in later edition of press or from the Funeral Directors; John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness. Tel. 01463 233366.
NOBLE - Peacefully, at Highview House Care Home on 16th August, 2017, Charles Alexander Noble, B6 Caravan Park, Bunchrew, aged 81 years. Former HGV Driver for Schweppes. Beloved husband of Jewel and friend to many. Arrangements later and from William T. Fraser and Son, Culduthel Road, Inverness.