Deaths

McPHERSON - (Hopeman). Suddenly after a long illness, on Sunday, 17th July, 2016, Graeme, aged 49 years, much loved husband of Hazel, loving dad of Ewan, James and Stella, a dear son and brother. Graeme's funeral service to which all are welcome will be held on Tuesday, 26th July, 2016, at 2pm, in Graham J. Rattray's Funeral Home, Shore Street, Lossiemouth IV31 6PB; and thereafter to Duffus Cemetery. Family flowers only please.
MURPHY - The funeral mass for the late Patrick Murphy (Tony), Loch Lann Terrace, Culloden, Inverness, (retired Charge Nurse Craig Phadraig Hospital), will take place on Monday, 25th July, 2016, at 11.30am, in St Columba's R.C. Church, Culloden; thereafter to Kilvean Cemetery. All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, for the Highland Hospice may be given at the service or forwarded to the funeral directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness IV1 1NA.
CAMERON - On 19th July, 2016, shortly after admittance to Raigmore Hospital, Duncan Cameron, 58 Druid Road, Inverness, aged 84 years. Former joiner. Much loved husband of Eileen, dearly loved father of David, Alistair and Avril, dear father-in-law, brother, grandfather, great- grandfather and wonderful friend to many. Funeral service on Wednesday, 27th July, 2016, at 12 noon, in the funeral home of William T. Fraser and Son, Culduthel Road, Inverness; thereafter to Kilvean Cemetery. All are welcome.
McNAUGHT - A celebration of the life of the late Rose (Rosie) McNaught, Birch Drive, Maryburgh, will take place on Tuesday, 26th July, 2016, at 11am, in the funeral home of John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness; thereafter to Inverness Crematorium. All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, for L'Arche, Inverness, may be given at the service. Car parking available at the funeral home.
HAMMOND - Passed peacefully in the excellent care of Raigmore Hospital, on 14th July, 2016, Kenneth William (Ken), aged 77 years, Glenurquhart, loving husband, father and grandfather, greatly missed. Funeral service on Friday, 29th July, 2016, at 11am, in St Ninians Episcopal Church, Glenurquhart; followed by interment in St Ninians Churchyard. All welcome. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, for Cancer Research may be given at the service or forwarded to the funeral directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness IV1 1NA.
DEMPSTER - Peacefully at home, on 20th July, 2016, Mark W. Dempster, 9 Aird Road, Beauly, aged 47 years. Much loved son of Charlie and the late Jessie, loved brother of Jack and Charleen, dear brother-in-law of Tina, loving uncle of Sophie. Funeral arrangements later from William T. Fraser and Son, Inverness.
MORRISON - Peacefully, on Saturday, 16th July, 2016, at Raigmore Hospital, Billy Morrison, 164 Old Edinburgh Road, Inverness. Musician and beloved friend to many, loving son of Agnes. Funeral service tomorrow (Saturday), 23rd July, 2016, at 1pm, in the funeral home of William T. Fraser and Son, Funeral Directors, Culduthel Road, Inverness. All welcome to celebrate a remarkable life.
RIDDELL - The service for George Riddell, South Clunes, Kirkhill, will take place today (Friday), 22nd July, 2016, at 1pm, in the funeral home of William T. Fraser and Son. All welcome.
McGONAGLE - Peacefully, with his family present, on 21st July, 2016, at the Highland Hospice, Invergordon, Daniel Joseph, aged 84 years, RIP, Dunain Road, Inverness, retired Sales Manager Burnett's Bakery, beloved husband of the late Marion (nee Reid), a much loved father, grandfather, great- grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, father- in-law and uncle. Funeral details in later edition of press or from the funeral directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness. Tel. 01463 233366.
FRASER - Peacefully at her home in Warrington, on 15th July, 2016, after a short battle with cancer, Elizabeth Fraser (nee Gordon) 'Bessie', aged 84 years, (formerly of Firthview Drive, Inverness), beloved wife of the late Dan Fraser, much loved mother to Shirley, Martin, Allison and never forgotten Lewis, devoted grandmother, great- grandmother and a treasured sister and aunty, who will be greatly missed. Funeral ceremony on Thursday, 28th July, 2016, at 11am, in Inverness Crematorium. All welcome to attend. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to Macmillan Cancer Support may be given at the door. Arrangements by D. Chisholm & Sons.
ROSS - ALEXANDER - Peacefully, at Struan Lodge Nursing Home, Edinburgh, on 16th July, 2016, Ruth Alexander (formerly Ross), aged 91 years, (retired postmistress / formerly of Telford Street, Inverness). Funeral particulars from later edition of this publication. Arrangements by D. Chisholm & Sons.
ROSS - (Beauly). Peacefully, in the loving care of the staff at Urray House Care Home, Muir of Ord, on Wednesday, 20th July, 2016, Charlie (Cha-Cha), aged 90 years (former joiner). A much loved uncle, great-uncle, cousin and a good friend to many. Funeral service will be held in Beauly Church of Scotland (Croyard Road), on Thursday, 28th July, 2016, commencing at 12 noon; thereafter to Kilmorack Burial Ground. All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only please, but a donation, if so desired, may be made at the service for The Highland Hospice and Friends of Urray House. Enquiries to D.J. MacLennan & Son, Muir of Ord. Tel. 01463 870891.
ROSS - (Ardersier), Peacefully, at Bruach House Care Home, Nairn, on Thursday, 21st July 2016. Margaret (Meg) Ross, formerly of Cromal Terrace, Ardersier, aged 94 years, beloved wife of the late Donnie, a much loved sister of Angus Johnstone and the late Janet Kane, a loving aunt and friend to many. Funeral service at Ardersier Parish Church on Saturday, 30th July, 2016, at 10.15am; thereafter to Ardersier Cemetery. All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if desired, may be given at the service to Munlochy Animal Aid.
BERGAMINI - Peacefully, in her 103rd year, on 21st July, 2016, at Raigmore Hospital, Margaret MacLeod Bergamini, 14 Southside Road, Inverness. Dearly loved wife of the late George, much loved mum of David, Catherine, Josella, Anne and the late Victor, devoted granny of Mandy, Adrian, Kat and Ross, dear mother-in-law of Bob, Bob, Chrissie and Harry, loving granny Berg to Marie, Rachel, Janella, Morag and John Charles, great-granny Berg to Jamie, Cheryl, Ashley, Stacey, Holly, Charlie, Jessica, Lexie and the late Stevie, great-great- granny Berg to Shane, Kenzie, Rylan, Cadence, Taylor and Colin David. A celebration of her life will be held on Monday, 1st August, 2016, at 1pm, in the funeral home of William T. Fraser and Son, Funeral Directors, Culduthel Road, Inverness; thereafter to Tomnahurich Cemetery. All friends most welcome. Family flowers only please. Donations invited for Ward 2C, Raigmore.
DEMPSTER - Peacefully, at home, on 20th July, 2016, Mark Dempster, 9 Aird Road, Beauly, aged 47 years. Popular Stagecoach driver. Much loved son of Charlie and the late Jessie, loved brother of Jack and Charleen, dear brother-in-law of Tina, loving uncle of Sophie. A celebration of his life to be held on Thursday, 28th July, 2016, at 12 noon, in the funeral home of William T. Fraser and Son, Culduthel Road, Inverness; thereafter to Inverness Crematorium. All friends and family welcome. Family flowers only please.
BIRNIE - Having celebrated her 100th birthday in May, Emma Irene Birnie (nee Valentine) passed away peacefully, on Thursday, 21st July, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Dr William Birnie, devoted mother of Gordon, Elizabeth, Margaret and Richard, loving grandmother and great-grandmother and a loyal sister. Funeral private at her own request. Arrangements by D. Chisholm & Sons.
BIRNIE - Having celebrated her 100th birthday in May, Emma Irene Birnie (nee Valentine) passed away peacefully, on Thursday, 21st July, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Dr William Birnie, devoted mother of Gordon, Elizabeth, Margaret and Richard, loving grandmother and great-grandmother and a loyal sister. Funeral private at her own request. Arrangements by D. Chisholm & Sons.
McGONAGLE - Peacefully, with his family present, on 21st July, 2016, at the Highland Hospice, Invergordon, Daniel Joseph, aged 84 years, RIP, Dunain Road, Inverness, retired Sales Manager Burnett's Bakery, beloved husband of the late Marion (nee Reid), a much loved father, grandfather, great- grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, father-in-law and uncle. Funeral service tomorrow (Wednesday), 27th July, 2016, at 2pm, in Inverness Crematorium, to which all friends are respectfully invited. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, for Highland Hospice may be given at the service or forwarded to the funeral directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness, IV1 1NA.
FORD - Suddenly, whilst on holiday in Jersey, John Ford, aged 85 years (local Councillor), Moray Park Avenue, Culloden, Inverness, beloved husband of the late Brenda Ford, much loved dad of Richard, Michael and Robert, also a devoted and loving grandpa of Helen, Lucy, Emily, Danny and Harvey. Funeral particulars from later press editions. Arrangements by D. Chisholm & Sons.
MOIR - Peacefully, on 24th July, 2016, Elizabeth 'Betty' Moir (nee MacKay), aged 79 years, Old Edinburgh Road, Inverness, wife of the late Donald Moir, loving mam of Donna, Kevin and Neil, also a dear granny, sister and aunt. Funeral service on Friday, 29th July, 2016, at 10am, in Inverness Crematorium. All welcome to attend. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to Alzheimer Scotland may be given at the service. Arrangements by D. Chisholm & Sons.
FRASER - Sadly, on 27th June, 2016, David George Fraser, aged 41 years, son of the late George and Sheila Fraser. His ashes were interred on 23rd July, 2016.
MACDONALD - (Inverness/ Skye / Harris). Passed away at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, on 26th July 2016, Margaret 'Maggie' Macdonald (nee Michie), aged 63 years, loving wife of Jon Hearach, much loved mum of Shona and Fraser, darling nanny Poppy to Ruairidh, Finlay, Freya, Lachie and Reuben and a dear friend to many. A celebration of Maggie's life will take place today (Friday), 29th July, 2016, at 2.30pm, in the funeral home of John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness; interment tomorrow (Saturday), 30th July, at approximately 1pm, in Borve Cemetery, Isle of Harris. All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, for Raigmore Hospital, Ward GC, may be given at the ceremony. Car parking available at funeral home.