Deaths

CHISHOLM - Peacefully, in the care of Mull Hall Care Home, Barbaraville, on Friday, 7th April, 2017, Gertrude Gillespie (Gertie), formerly of 34 Kenneth Street, Inverness, aged 90. Beloved wife of the late William (Bill), dearly loved mother of Roger, dear mother-in-law of Jane, cherished granny to Michael and Nicola, loving sister, sister-in-law and aunt. Funeral service on Thursday, 13th April, 2017, at 10.30am, in the funeral home of William T. Fraser and Son, Culduthel Road, Inverness; thereafter to Kilvean Cemetery. All welcome. Family flowers only. Donations invited for the Mull Hall Residents Fund.
ROBERTSON - Peacefully at home, with her family, on 7th April, 2017, Esther (Sue) Robertson, aged 71 years, of Balloch, Inverness. Beloved wife of Derick, dearly loved mum of Lee and Colin, much loved granny to Alasdair, Amy and Ewen, a dear sister and mother-in-law. Funeral service on Thursday, 13th April, 2017, at 1.30pm, in St Stephen's Church, Southside Road, Inverness, to which all friends are respectfully invited; thereafter burial private. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, for the Macmillan Suite and Marie Curie may be given at the service or forwarded to the funeral directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness, IV1 1NA.
BELL - The funeral service for the late Alice Neave (nee Hogg), formerly of Chestnut Row, Aberdeen, will take place on Tuesday, 18th April, 2017, at 2pm, at Inverness Crematorium, to which all friends are respectfully invited. Family flowers only please. Enquiries to the funeral directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness. Tel. 01463 233366.
BLACK - The funeral service for the late Laura Jane Black, aged 37 years, of Culloden, Inverness, will take place today (Tuesday), 11th April, 2017, at 2pm, in the funeral home of John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness, to which all friends are respectfully invited. Private cremation. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, for Duncan Forbes Primary School and local charities may be given at the service. Car parking available at the funeral home.
GREENLEES - The funeral service for the late Margaret Cameron Greenlees, formerly of the Old Orchard, Errogie, will take place on Thursday, 13th April, 2017, at 10.30am, in St Paul's Episcopal Church, Croachy, followed by interment in churchyard. All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, for the Isobel Fraser Home may be given at the service or forwarded to the funeral directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness, IV1 1NA.
OWEN - The funeral service for the late Nick Owen, Inverness, will take place on Thursday, 27th April, 2017, at 1.30pm, at the Cromarty Links; followed by burial at Cromarty Wester Cemetery. All welcome to attend. Informal dress preferred. Donations, in lieu of flowers, for the RNLI, a cause close to Nick's heart, may be given at the service or forwarded to the funeral directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness, IV1 1NA.
TAYLOR - Due to the large number of enquiries regarding the funeral service for Campbell Taylor, aged 42 years, his beloved wife, Clare, has now decided on the advice given by the funeral directors to warmly invite all work colleagues, past and present, and very close friends. The funeral service will be held on Friday, 14th April, 2017, at 11am, in the funeral home of William T. Fraser and Son, Funeral Directors, Culduthel Road, Inverness. Donations invited for The British Heart Foundation.
PALLETT - Peacefully, in the care of Bruach House Residential Home, Nairn, on 6 April, 2017, Noreen Mary Pallett (nee Harris), aged 95 years, formerly of Clachnaharry Court, Inverness, beloved wife of the late Ken, also a dear mother, mother-in-law and grandmother. Funeral service on Tuesday, 18th April, 2017, at 11am, 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.
EDWARD - Suddenly, at Raigmore Hospital, on Saturday, 8th April, 2017, after a long illness, but never without his sense of humour, James Edward (Jim), 1 Birchwood Road, Inverness, aged 66 years. Retired bus driver. Dearly loved husband of Wilma, much loved dad of Tina and John, dear father-in-law, beloved grandad, a dear brother and friend to many. Funeral service on Thursday, 20th April, 2017, at 12 noon, in the funeral home of William T. Fraser and Son, Funeral Directors, Culduthel Road, Inverness; thereafter to Inverness Crematorium. All friends respectfully invited. Bright colours and family flowers only please. Donations welcome for the Cheerful Chesters.
WELLS - Peacefully, at home, on 7 April, 2017, Lionel William Wells (Lin), aged 90 years, Royal Ness Court, Inverness, much loved father of Richard, loving grandpa of Rachael, also a dear father-in-law of Carole. Funeral service on Wednesday, 19 April, 2017, at 2pm, in Inverness Crematorium. All welcome to attend. Family flowers only please. Arrangements by D. Chisholm & Sons.
MACDONALD - Peacefully, at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, on 7th April 2017, Peter (Pat) MacDonald, aged 92 years, 1 Inverarnie Park, Farr, beloved husband of the late Jessie. Funeral particulars from Friday's edition of this publication. Arrangements by D. Chisholm & Sons.
TAYLOR - (Newtonmore). Suddenly passed away on Sunday, 2nd April, 2017, Campbell Taylor Junior, beloved son of Campbell and stepson to June, a loving father to James and Megan and stepfather of Niamh and Cameron. A loving brother to Craig and step-brother to Jimmy and Ackie. An uncle to nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at St Brides Parish Church, Newtonmore, on Saturday, l5th April, 2017, at 12 noon, to which all friends are respectfully invited; and thereafter for refreshments at the Balavil Hotel. All enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd. Tel. 01479 872222.
MORTON - Peacefully, at Highview Nursing Home, Inverness, surrounded by her children, on 7th April, 2017, Mary Anne Morton, aged 81 years, formerly of 32 Loch Lann Terrace, Culloden. Beloved wife of the late Hugh, a dearly loved mother, nana and mother-in-law. Funeral details in later edition of press or from the funeral directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness. Tel. 01463 233366.
MACKENZIE - Ronald MacKenzie passed away, aged 91 years, at Meallmore Lodge Care Home, on 5th April, 2017, formerly of 14 Wester Inshes View, Inverness. Beloved husband of the late Cath. Funeral service on Wednesday, 19th April, 2017, at 1pm, in the funeral home of William T. Fraser and Son, Funeral Directors, Culduthel Road, Inverness; thereafter to Kilvean Cemetery. All friends respectfully invited.
MORTON - Peacefully, at Highview Nursing Home, Inverness, surrounded by her children on 7th April 2017, Mary Anne Morton, aged 81 years, formerly of 32 Loch Lann Terrace, Culloden. Beloved wife of the late Hugh, a dearly loved mother, nana and mother-in-law. Funeral service on Tuesday, 18th April, 2017, at 10.15am, in the Barn Church, Culloden, Inverness; thereafter to Kilvean Cemetery. All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, for Alzheimer Scotland and Highview Nursing Home, may be given at the service or forwarded to the funeral directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness IV1 1NA.
ANDREWS - Peacefully, at Kingsmills Care Home, Inverness, on 5th April, 2017, David Maxwell Andrews, aged 82 years, late of Dalchreichart. Devoted husband of Sylvia, much loved father of Colin and Jill, dear grandfather of Susie, David, Christina and Kevin, great-grandfather to Finley. Private family funeral. Enquiries to the funeral directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness. Tel 01463 233366.
ADAM - Peacefully, at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, on 6th April, 2017, Margaret Adam, aged 89 years, of Clachnaharry Court, Inverness, loving wife of the late Innes, dear mother of Joan and David, mother-in-law of David, grandmother of Catriona and a dear sister. Funeral service on Wednesday, 19th April, 2017, at 12.15pm, in the funeral home of John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness; followed by interment in Duffus Cemetery, Moray. All who knew her are welcome to attend. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, for British Red Cross may be given at the service. Car parking available at the funeral home.
MACGREGOR - Peacefully, on Friday, 7th April, 2017, at Highview House Care Home, Robert MacGregor, Wester Fanellan (Gregor), Kiltarlity, aged 84 years. One time Highland Council Roads Department and previously farming at Fanellan. Always held dear by Waddy and Lilian Wilson and by the Fraser family. Well respected, missed by many friends. Funeral service on Thursday, 20th April, 2017, at 2pm, in Tomnacross Church of Scotland; thereafter to the Burial Ground. All welcome. Flower tributes, if desired, donations invited for Lovat Shinty Club at the service or please forward to William T. Fraser and Son, Funeral Directors, Culduthel Road, Inverness.
BISSETT - (Elgin). Peacefully, at Fleming Hospital, Aberlour, on Saturday, 8th April, 2017. Robert John Alexander (retired proprietor Bissett & Taylor, Elgin), in his 86th year, of 56 Beech Brae. Darling husband of Mary Ann Mackenzie, adored dad of Marianne, Sharon and Gillian, precious grandad of Claire, Lisa, Steven, Matthew, Joanne and Holly, loved and respected father-in-law to John, Kevin and Leonard. Enquiries please to Andrew Smith Funeral Directors. Tel. 01343 544181.
SKILLING - Jane (Sheena) Skilling (nee Mackenzie). Peacefully, in Crosshouse Hospital, Ayrshire, on 8th April, 2017, aged 78 years. Much loved and sadly missed by all her family and many friends. Funeral service will be held at Masonhill Crematorium, Ayr, on Saturday, 22nd April, 2017, at 11.15am. Family flowers only, if donations are preferred these will be collected on the day for 'Ward 3D Funds' to University Hospital Crosshouse and Scottish Mountain Rescue, otherwise direct.
BAIN - Peacefully, in the loving care of Cameron House, Inverness, on 4th April, 2017, Mary Bain, (late of Culduthel Road and Heather Road, Inverness), dearly loved sister of Kenneth and the late Jean, loving aunt of Svea, Jane, Marsailidh and Amanda, also a dear great-aunt and great-great-aunt. Funeral service on Tuesday, 18th April, 2017, at 1.30pm, in D. Chisholm & Sons' Funeral Home, Huntly Street, Inverness; thereafter to Tomnahurich Cemetery. All welcome to attend. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to Cameron House may be given at the service.
SLOCOMBE - Suddenly, in Diabaig on 6th April, 2017, Adrian, aged 65 years, of Am Ploc Cottage, Torridon (architect), a dearly loved father, grandfather, son, brother and friend. A celebration of Adrian's life will take place on Friday, 21st April, 2017, at 10am, in Torridon Community Hall to which all are welcome to attend; thereafter a private family cremation will take place in Inverness. Casual dress and bright colours welcome. Donations, in lieu of flowers, for Trees for Life, may be given at the service or forwarded to the funeral directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness IV1 1NA.
COULL - Suddenly and tragically, on 10th April, 2017, Cameron David, aged 43 years. Loved son of Eric and Hilary, brother of Liza, brother-in-law of Cliff, father, uncle, nephew, cousin and a friend to many especially Mark. Will be sadly missed by all. Funeral details later and from William T. Fraser and Son, Funeral Directors, Culduthel Road, Inverness.
MACKAY - Peacefully at home, on Thursday evening 6th April, 2017, Sandra MacKay, 42 Lower Kessock Street, Inverness, aged 71 years. Devoted and loved mother to Gary, Lindsay, Sarah and the late Gregory, loving grandmother to Demi, Brogan and Jess, dear sister to Mary and a great friend to many. Funeral service on Tuesday, 18th April, 2017, at 1.30pm, in the funeral home of William T. Fraser and Son, Funeral Directors, Culduthel Road, Inverness; thereafter to Kilvean Cemetery. All welcome. Donations invited for Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland.
EDWARD - Suddenly, at Raigmore Hospital, on Saturday, 8th April, 2017, after a long illness, but never without his sense of humour, James Edward (Jim), 1 Birchwood Road, Inverness, aged 66 years. Retired bus driver. Dearly loved husband of Wilma, much loved dad of Tina and John, dear father-in-law, beloved grandad, a dear brother and friend to many. Funeral service on Thursday, 20th April, 2017, at 12 noon, in the funeral home of William T. Fraser and Son, Funeral Directors, Culduthel Road, Inverness; thereafter to Inverness Crematorium. All friends respectfully invited. Bright colours and family flowers only please. Donations welcome for the Cheerful Chesters.
BROWN - Suddenly at home, on 8th April, 2017, Catherine (Cathie) MacKenzie, Suilven Way, Inverness, much loved wife of the late John Brown. Sadly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral service on Friday, 21st April, 2017, at 10am, in Inverness Crematorium. All welcome to attend. Family flowers only please. Arrangements by D. Chisholm & Sons.
KEOGH - Suddenly at home, on 9th April, 2017, Alexander Keogh (Alex), aged 63 years, 15 Woodlands Place, Inshes Wood, Inverness, (Network Rail), beloved husband of Lynne, much loved dad of Barry, also a loving grandad of Alexander. Sadly missed by all his family and friends. Funeral ceremony on Thursday, 20th April, 2017, at 10am, in Inverness Crematorium. All welcome to attend. No flowers please. Donations, if desired, to the M. S. Therapy Centre may be given at the door or forwarded to D. Chisholm & Sons, Huntly Street, Inverness IV3 5HP.
MACDONALD - Peacefully, at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, on 7th April, 2017, Peter (Pat) MacDonald, aged 92 years, 1 Inverarnie Park, Farr, beloved husband of the late Jessie, dearly loved father of Peter and father-in-law of Liz, a much loved granda of Michael, Seonaid and Ewan, a dear brother, uncle and great-grandfather. Funeral service on Saturday, 22nd April, 2017, at 10.15am, in Daviot Parish Church; to be followed by interment in churchyard. All welcome to attend. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to Ward 1, RNI may be given at the service or forwarded to D. Chisholm & Sons, Huntly Street, Inverness IV3 5HP
MACLEAN - Peacefully, in the care of Culduthel Care Home, Inverness, on 10th April, 2017, Hamish MacLean, aged 90 years, formerly of Ashton Road, Inverness, beloved husband of the late Jessie MacLean. Funeral service on Thursday, 20th April, 2017, at 10.30am, in the Trinity Church, Huntly Place, Inverness; thereafter to Kilvean Cemetery. All welcome to attend. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to Trinity Church Funds may be given at the service. Arrangements by D. Chisholm & Sons.