Deaths

LEE - Very peacefully, in the calm serenity of the Highland Hospice, Inverness, on 12th October, 2017, David Lee, aged 88 years, 13 Culduthel Place, Inverness. Very dearly loved by his late wife Margaret, precious dad of David and wife Elspeth and daughter Alison and husband Angus, he was respected and adored by his grandchildren, Ewan, Rhona, Marianne, Naomi and Ryan and was a delightful grandpop to Maggie Nell. He was a special brother, uncle, brother-in-law, cousin and friend to many. Funeral service on Saturday, 21st October, 2017, at 10am, in the Free North Church, Bank Street, Inverness; 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.
MACLEOD - (Invergordon). Peacefully, at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, on Wednesday, 11th October, 2017, Gerry Macleod, aged 71 years, loving husband of Liz Macleod, father of Martin, Stephen and Kelly, much loved grandad of Ciara, Kyle, Jamie, Ella, Adam and father-in-law to Murdina and Joanne. Funeral service will be held in Inverness Crematorium on Friday, 20th October, 2017, commencing at 10am. All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only please, but a donation, if so desired, may be made at the service for Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries to Mairi Russell Funeral Services. Tel. 01349 880901.
SMITH - (Inverurie/ Cultercullen). Peacefully, on 15th October, 2017, Anne Fraser Smith (Nan), aged 92 years. Beloved wife of the late Harry, mother of Ray, Alan, Ewan, Gregg and the late Alison. Loving grandmother and great-grandmother. Last member of the Mann family of Culchunaig Farm, Culloden Moor. Funeral arrangements in the Press & Journal.
HAMILTON - Funeral service for the late Janet Louisa Hamilton (nee Burgess), in her 100th year, will be held tomorrow (Wednesday), 18th October, 2017, at 2pm, in Inverness Crematorium. All welcome to attend. Arrangements by D. Chisholm & Sons.
MULLERY - The funeral ceremony for the late James George Mullery, aged 28 years, Rosemarkie, will be held on Thursday, 19th October, 2017, at 12 noon, in D. Chisholm & Sons' Funeral Home, Huntly Street, Inverness; thereafter to Cromarty Wester Cemetery. All welcome to attend.
SPIERS - The funeral service for the late Eva Speirs (nee MacLeod), aged 94 years, Leachkin Avenue, Inverness, will be held on Friday, 20th October, 2017, at 2pm, in Inverness Crematorium. All welcome to attend. Arrangements by D. Chisholm & Sons.
CAMPBELL - Suddenly, but peacefully, at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, on 10th October, 2017, Geoffrey (Jeff) Campbell, (Plumber), Daviot Drive, Inverness, beloved husband of Joan Matheson, much loved dad of John and Gaynoll, loving father-in-law of Steph and Willie, adoring granda of Nicole, Kailah and Lewis, precious poppy of Cole and Carys, twin brother of the late John and brother of June, also a dear uncle and friend to many. Funeral service on Friday, 20th October, 2017, at 10am, in Hilton Parish Church, Inverness; to be followed by a committal service in Inverness Crematorium. All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to Alzheimer Scotland/Ward 6A, Raigmore Hospital may be given at the service. Arrangements by D. Chisholm & Sons.
FORSYTH - Passed away at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, on 14th October, 2017, Douglas James Forsyth, aged 61 years, Seaforth Place, Maryburgh. Funeral particulars from later press. Arrangements by D. Chisholm & Sons.
HUNTER - Thelma. Died peacefully, on the Wirral, on Thursday, 12th October, 2017, Thelma, aged 92 years. Widow of the late Reginald J. Hunter (former district manager the Halifax Inverness), Thelma will be sadly missed by all family and friends. Funeral service to be held at All Saints Episcopal Church Gretna, today (Friday), 20th October, 2017, at 12.45pm; followed by interment with Reg in Stanwix Cemetery, Carlisle. All enquiries to Michael Walsh Funeral Directors. Tel. 01228 514000.
MACDOUGALL - Peacefully, on Tuesday, 17th October, 2017, in the arms of her family, at St Olaf's Care Home, Nairn, Mairi MacDougall (nee MacLeod), aged 81 years. Formerly of 22 Kessock Road, Inverness and MacDougall Hotel, Church Street, Inverness. Dearly loved wife of the late Alastair, adored mum of Mo, Anne and Aly, wonderful mum-in-law to Andy and David, beloved nana to Miree, her husband Jon, Lauren, Jeff, Jack and Erin, also great-grandmother to Freddie and Oscar and treasured friend to many. Funeral service on Friday, 27th October, 2017, at 1pm, in the funeral home of William T. Fraser and Son, Culduthel Road, Inverness; thereafter to Inverness Crematorium. A warm welcome to attend.
HAND - Peacefully at home, on Tuesday, 17th October, 2017, Hugh Hand (Shug), 14 Beechwood Road, Raigmore Estate, Inverness, aged 60 years. Mechanical engineering. Loving husband of Jacqueline, dearly loved dad, brother, uncle, and one in a million. Funeral service on Thursday, 26th October, 2017, at 1pm, in the funeral home of William T. Fraser and Son, Culduthel Road, Inverness; thereafter a warm welcome to the Chieftain Hotel, to be joined by the family after a short committal at Inverness Crematorium. Family flowers only please. Donations welcome for Macmillan Suite Raigmore.
AITKEN - The funeral service for the late Catherine Aitken (nee MacKeddie) "Cath", aged 87 years, Hawthorn Drive, Inverness, will be held on Wednesday, 25th October, 2017, at 2pm, in Inverness Crematorium. All welcome to attend. Arrangements by D. Chisholm & Sons.
FORSYTH - Passed away at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, on 14th October, 2017, Douglas James Forsyth, aged 61 years, Seaforth Place, Maryburgh, beloved husband of Alison (Marello), loving dad of Karen and her husband Greg, devoted grandie of Aimee, much loved son of Naomi and the late Gordon, also a dear brother of Peter. Funeral service on Monday, 23rd October, 2017, at 1.15pm, in Ferintosh Parish Church, Conon Bridge; thereafter to Kilmorack Cemetery. All welcome to attend. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK may be given at the service. Arrangements by D. Chisholm & Sons.
McCULLOCH - Peacefully, at Raigmore Hospital, on Sunday, 15th October, 2017, James McCulloch (Jimmy the Blade). Much loved son and brother and dad to Kelly and Michael. Funeral service and Celebration of Life to be held at Inverness Crematorium, on Thursday, 26th October, 2017, at 12 noon. All family and friends respectfully invited. Black optional, smart/casual. Family flowers only please. All enquiries to D. Gunn, Funeral Home, Blackwells Street, Dingwall. Tel. 01349 863951.
LEE - The funeral service for the late David Lee, 13 Culduthel Place, Inverness, will take place tomorrow (Saturday) 21st October, 2017, at 10am, in the Free North Church, Bank Street, Inverness; 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.
WALLS - Peacefully, at Whinnieknowe Care Home, Nairn, on 18th October, 2017, Jane Walls (Jean), aged 98 years, late of Thornbush Inn, Inverness, a much loved aunt, cousin and friend. Funeral service on Monday, 6th November, 2017, at 10.30am, in the funeral home of John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness; thereafter to Kilvean Cemetery. All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, for Whinnieknowe Care Home may be given at the service. Car parking available at the funeral home.
PRIMROSE - The funeral service for Rick Primrose, White Park, Edinburgh, aged 43 years, will take place tomorrow (Saturday), 21st October, 2017, at 10.30am, in Inverness Crematorium. All welcome. Family flowers only. Donations invited for The Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh, or please forward to William T. Fraser and Son, Culduthel Road, Inverness.
CAREY - Peacefully, at Raigmore Hospital, after a short illness, bravely borne, on 17th October, 2017, Helen Mary Carey (nee Williamson), Greenside Avenue, Rosemarkie. Teacher at Dingwall Academy. Dearly loved wife of Richard, much loved mum of Alison, Niall and Hannah, loving daughter of Dr James and Dr Sheila Williamson, dear sister of Joan and George. Funeral service on Wednesday, 25th October, 2017, at 11am, in the funeral home of William T. Fraser and Son, Culduthel Road, Inverness; thereafter private committal at Inverness Crematorium. All friends respectfully invited. No flowers please.
VAN REENEN - Sadly passed away in Aberdeen, on 20th September, 2017, George Robert Van Reenen, aged 63 years, R.I.P. George will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Funeral mass on Friday, 27th October, 2017, at 1.30pm, in St Ninian's R C Church, Culduthel Road, Inverness; thereafter to Tomnahurich Cemetery. All welcome to attend. Family flowers only please. Arrangements by D. Chisholm & Sons.
MACLENNAN - Peacefully, in the care of Elmgrove Care Home, Inverness, on 18th October, 2017, Hector Murdo MacLennan, aged 90 years, R.I.P., Drumdevan Place, Inverness. Funeral particulars from Tuesday's edition of this publication. Arrangements by D. Chisholm & Sons.