Deaths

PROSSER - Peacefully, on Monday, 11th August, 2014, at Raigmore Hospital, Aileen E. Prosser, 14 Ardholm Place, Inverness, aged 72 years. Formerly of Fort Augustus. Beloved wife of Bert, much loved mother to Robert, adored grandmother to Connie. Deeply missed by many friends. Funeral service on Tuesday, 19th August, 2014, at 1.30pm, in the funeral home of William T. Fraser and Son, Funeral Directors, Culduthel Road, Inverness; thereafter a short committal at Inverness Crematorium. All welcome. Donations invited for the Highland Hospice at the service
STROH - Peacefully, at Raigmore Hospital, on 10th August, 2014, Philip Henry Stroh, 13 Lochiel Road, Inverness, in his 86th year. Beloved husband of Margaret (nee Bissett), a much loved father of Ann and Donald, wonderful grandfather of Kenneth and Tracy and great-grandfather of Thomas. Funeral service tomorrow (Saturday), 16th August, 2014, at 10am, in the funeral home of William T. Fraser and Son, Funeral Directors, Culduthel Road, Inverness; thereafter to Kilvean Cemetery. Private family funeral. Psalm 23: The Lord is My Shepherd.
MACSWAN - (Inverness). Peacefully, in the loving and dedicated care of the matron and staff at Ballifeary House, Inverness, Margaret (nee Gunn), aged 87 years, (former matron of Ballifeary House), beloved wife of the late Murdo MacSwan, loving sister of Zena, Dolly, Mima and the late Jessie, dearly loved aunt of Mary, Iain, Fiona, John Angus, Hamish, Archie and the late Norman, also a much loved great-aunt. Funeral service today (Friday), 15th August, 2014, at 1.30pm, in the funeral home of John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness; thereafter to Kilvean Cemetery. All friends respectfully invited. No flowers please. Donations, if desired, for Ballifeary House may be given at the service. Car parking available at the funeral home.
MILNE - Peacefully, at Highland Hospice, Inverness, on Sunday, 10th August, 2014, Elaine Helen, aged 60 years, beloved mother of Garry, Zoe, Liam and Matthew, stepmother of Alison, Rosie and Neil, granny to Chantelle, Brandon, Logan and Ella, step-granny to Kristoffer, Chloe, Leon and Kaycie and a loving sister to Hazel. Funeral service at the W.G. Catto Funeral Home, Linkwood Road, Elgin, on Monday, 18th August, 2014, at 11am, to which all friends are respectfully invited. No black ties. Men to wear pink ties and ladies to wear something pink. Pink family flowers only please, but donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses and Highland Hospice.
BADDON - Peacefully, on Sunday, 10th August, 2014, Don, much loved husband of the late Audrey, loving dad of Lesley, Donald and Andrew, adored granda of Callum, Ruairidh, Catherine, Eilidh and Aedan, dear brother of Frances, Joan, Catherine and Fiona and father-in-law of Jennifer and Gillian. Don will be sadly missed by all who loved and knew him. Funeral service at Linn Crematorium, Glasgow today (Friday), commencing at 3pm.
MACDONALD - The funeral service for the late Jessie Margaret MacDonald (nee Mackenzie), aged 82 years, St Andrew Drive, Inverness, will be held tomorrow (Saturday), 16th August, 2014, at 10.30am, in Inverness Crematorium. All friends respectfully invited. Arrangements by D. Chisholm & Sons.
ANDERSON - Peacefully, at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, on 12th August, 2014, Susan Anderson, aged 95 years, St Mungo Road, Inverness, beloved wife of the late George, much loved mother of George and mother-in-law of Joan, also a dear granny of Julie, Ailsa and Stuart and a proud great-granny of Susana, Katie and Louise. Funeral service on Wednesday, 20th August, 2014, at 2.30pm, in Inverness Crematorium. All welcome to attend. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to the Highland Hospice may be given at the service or forwarded to D. Chisholm & Sons, Huntly Street, Inverness IV3 5HP.
FRASER - Peacefully, in the care of Cradlehall Care Home, Inverness, on 11th August, 2014, Janet Wallace, aged 92 years, (formerly of Holm Avenue, Inverness), beloved wife of the late Paul, much loved mum of Carol, also a loving gran and great-gran. Sadly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral service on Wednesday, 20th August, 2014, at 10.15am, in the Ness Bank Church, Inverness; thereafter to Petty Cemetery (Tornagrain). All welcome to attend. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to the Highland Hospice may be given at the service or forwarded to D. Chisholm & Sons, Huntly Street, Inverness IV3 5HP.
COOMBES - Peacefully, at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, on 11th August, 2014, Richard James Coombes, aged 63 years, 15 Queen Street, Inverness, beloved husband of Ann, much loved dad of Sarah, Peter and Lorna, a loving ganga of Matthew, Luke and Skyann. Sadly missed by all his family and friends. Funeral ceremony on Thursday, 21st August, 2014, at 1.30pm, in D. Chisholm & Sons' Funeral Home, Huntly Street, Inverness; thereafter to Kilvean Cemetery. All welcome to attend. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK may be given at the door.
McINTOSH - The funeral for Helen McIntosh, formerly of 54 Hilton Court, Inverness, will take place today (Friday) 15th August, 2014, at 1pm, in the funeral home of William T. Fraser and Son, Culduthel Road, Inverness; thereafter to New Kilmore Cemetery, Drumnadrochit.
MACDONALD - The funeral service for Mary Macdonald, Dellview, Tomatin, will take place today (Friday), 15th August, 2014, at 11.30am, in Greyfriars Free Church, Inverness; thereafter to Dalarossie Cemetery, Tomatin. Arrangements by William T. Fraser and Son, Culduthel Road, Inverness.
GARDEN - Passed away suddenly, on 21st July 2014, Francis Stuart Garden, aged 33 years, much loved son, step-son and brother of Sheila, Willie and Aimee, also a dear father of Kane and son of Freddie. A private committal was held in Inverness Crematorium. Arrangements by D. Chisholm & Sons.
ARBUTHNOT - Peacefully, at home, on 9th August, 2014, Rose Arbuthnot, 3 St Valery Avenue, Inverness, aged 79 years. Former Ward Sister, Craig Dunain. Dearly loved wife of the late Bob, much loved mum, devoted granny, a dear sister and friend to many. Funeral service on Monday, 18th August, 2014, at 1.30pm, in the funeral home of William T. Fraser and Son, Funeral Directors, Culduthel Road, Inverness; thereafter to Daviot Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations for Marie Curie welcome at the service in memory of Rose.
McKINSTREY - James McKinstrey, 92 Lochalsh Road, Inverness, peacefully at home, 8th August, 2014, aged 69 years. Former business manager Surgeners Motorcycles. Much loved father of Val, Ann and the late Colin, fond uncle to Joseph and Jessie, dear to his nieces and nephews, close friend of the Gribbon, Duncan, Ritchie families and Robert Chisholm. Funeral mass on Monday, 18th August, 2014, at 11.30am, in St Ninian's Church; thereafter to Tomnahurich Cemetery. Arrangements by William T. Fraser and Son, Culduthel Road, Inverness. Coffin to be received 10.30am, at the church. R.I.P. All welcome.
GILMOUR - Suddenly, on Monday, 11th August, 2014, at the Gartnavel Hospital, Glasgow, after a short illness, Billy Gilmour, 42 Hazel Avenue, Culloden, aged 62 years. Tesco driver, former W.O. 2, 1st Battalion Royal Scots, much loved husband to Sharon, dearly loved father to Tracey and Billy, grandfather, dear brother and good friend to many. Funeral service on Wednesday, 20th August, 2014, at 1.30pm, in Inverness Crematorium. All welcome. Family flowers only. Donations invited for Gartnavel Beaston Centre at the service or forward to William T. Fraser and Son, Funeral Directors, Culduthel Road, Inverness.
MUNRO - Peacefully, on Wednesday, 13th August, 2014, at home, George William Munro, Weir Cottage, Dochgarroch, aged 64 years. Long service Dochfour Estate. Dearly loved husband and best friend of Kay, father of the late baby David, beloved son of George and the late Jennie Munro, Dunain Mains, brother of Linda, Ann and Mairi, dear brother-in-law of the Nairne family, Culburnie, Kiltarlity. Funeral service on Wednesday, 20th August, 2014, at 12.30pm, in Inverness Crematorium. All welcome. Family flowers only. Donations invited for Macmillan Nurses at the service or forward to William T. Fraser and Son, Funeral Directors, Culduthel Road, Inverness.
DUNN - The funeral ceremony for the late Susan Dunn will take place today (Friday), 15th August, 2014, at 10.30am, in Inverness Crematorium to which all friends are respectfully invited. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research may be given at the ceremony or forwarded to the funeral directors John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness IV1 1NA.
McLEAN - Peacefully, at home, following a brave fight with cancer, on Friday, 15th August, 2014, Stuart, aged 76 years, Lochend. Sadly missed by all his family and friends. A celebration of Stuart's life will take place on Friday, 22nd August, 2014, at 2.30pm, in Inverness Crematorium. All friends welcome. No flowers please. Donations for Macmillan Nurses and Marie Curie Nurses may be given at the ceremony or forwarded to the funeral directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness.
KEDDIE - Peacefully, at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, on 15th August, 2014, Robert Keddie, aged 82 years, Swanston Avenue, Inverness (ex Weir's and Lloyd's Shipping), much loved husband of Inez, also a dear brother and uncle. Funeral ceremony on Thursday, 21st August, 2014, at 1.30pm, in Inverness Crematorium, to which all friends are respectfully invited. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, for Cancer Research UK may be given at the service or forwarded to the funeral directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness, IV1 1NA.
BOYD - Peacefully, on 14th August, 2014, in the loving care of Spynie Care Home, Elgin, Effie Jean Hamilton Boyd, aged 97 years, formerly of Victoria Terrace, Inverness, much loved sister of the late Catherine and Rena Boyd and dear aunt of Alistair and Tony Wills. Funeral service on Monday, 25th August, 2014, at 1.30pm, in Inverness Crematorium. All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, for Alzheimer Scotland may be given at the service or forwarded to the funeral directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness, IV1 1NA.
FRIZZELL - Elizabeth Meechan Frizzell, 98 Boswell Road, Inverness, peacefully, at the Highland Hospice, on 15th August, 2014. Arrangements later and from William T. Fraser and Son, Culduthel Road.
PAYNE - Dorothy Payne, of 94 Bruce Gardens, Inverness, peacefully, at Kingsmills Care Home. Arrangements later and from William T. Fraser and Son, Culduthel Road.
THAIN - Ian Thain, sadly, on 12th August, 2014, aged 61 years, ex B.T. and Strathaird. Much loved by his family at 12 Birnie Terrace, Inverness and Tain. Funeral service on Friday, 22nd August, 2014, at 1.30pm, in Inverness Crematorium. All welcome. Enquiries to William T. Fraser and Son, Culduthel Road.
FRASER - The funeral service for the late Janet Wallace, aged 92 years, (formerly of Holm Avenue, Inverness), will be held tomorrow (Wednesday), 20th August, 2014, at 10.15am, in the Ness Bank Church, Inverness; thereafter to Petty Cemetery (Tornagrain). All welcome to attend. Arrangements by D. Chisholm & Sons.
RIDDELL - Suddenly, on 10th August, 2014, David Ian Riddell, aged 56 years, 91 Kenneth Street, Inverness, much loved brother of Douglas and Marianne. Funeral ceremony on Friday, 22nd August, 2014, at 11.30am, in Inverness Crematorium. All welcome to attend. Family flowers only please. Arrangements by D. Chisholm & Sons.
BISHOP - At home, with his family around, on 15th August 2014, Julian, aged 58 years, Fasnakyle. Dearly loved and missed by all his family. Funeral particulars from later edition of this publication. Arrangements by D. Chisholm & Sons.
FORTUNE - Rose Fortune, formerly of Phoenix, Errogie, peacefully, at Raigmore Hospital, on 17th August, 2014. Arrangements later and from William T. Fraser and Son, Culduthel Road.
OMAN - Christine Oman, formerly of 10 Drakies Avenue, Inverness, peacefully, at Abbeyfield, Nairn, on 17th August, 2014. Arrangements later and from William T. Fraser and Son, Culduthel Road.
SHORTHOUSE - Peacefully, at Marine House Care Home, Rosemarkie, on Friday, 15th August, 2014, Pat, aged 90 years, formerly of Lime Crescent, Cumbernauld, retired police officer. Devoted wife of the late Robert, much loved mum of Trish and a dear friend to many. For date and time of funeral service, please contact the funeral directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness, IV1 1NA.
WATSON - Suddenly at home, on 26th July, 2014, Hugh (Wink), 32 Morlich Court, Aviemore, a much loved brother, uncle, great-uncle and a dear friend. Funeral service today (Tuesday), 19th August, 2014, at 12.30pm, in Inverness Crematorium. All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only please. Donations for Cancer Research UK may be given at the service or forwarded to funeral directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness, IV1 1NA.
FARQUHAR - Peacefully, in the loving care of Urray House, Muir of Ord, on 16th August, 2014, Evelyn Farquhar (Evie), aged 98 years, formerly of Dochfour Drive, Inverness, much loved mother of Evelyn, Cathie and William, a loving grandmother, great- grandmother and aunt, dear sister of Agnes, Esther and Harry, dear mother-in-law of Gillian and the late Walter. Funeral service on Tuesday, 26th August, 2014, at 1.30pm, in the funeral home of John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness, to which all friends are respectfully invited; thereafter cremation private. No flowers please. Donations, if desired, for Friends of Urray House may be given at the service. Car parking available at the funeral home.
HODGSON - Peacefully, at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, on 16th August, 2014, Billy, aged 68 years, of Balloch, Inverness, much loved husband of Elizabeth, loving dad of Amanda and Samantha, special grandad to Glen and Isla, dear brother of Margaret and Rena. Funeral private at his own request. Donations, if desired, for PDSA may be forwarded to the funeral directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness, IV1 1NA.
NICHOLSON - Peacefully, in her sleep, at Kintyre House, Invergordon, on 18th August, 2014, Laura, aged 92 years, a much loved mum, grandma and great-grandma. Funeral private at her own request. Donations, if desired, for RNLI may be forwarded to the funeral directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness, IV1 1NA.