Deaths

EDGAR - Gordon, much loved son of Nancy and Jim Edgar, Bruce Gardens, Inverness, husband of Trish, brother of Elizabeth, Nicola, John and the late Fiona, father to Louise, Ali and Liam, passed away peacefully, on 13th March, 2017, at the Highland Hospice. Funeral service on Thursday, 23rd March, 2017, at 12 noon, in Inverness Crematorium. All welcome. Donations to Highland Hospice. Arrangements by William T. Fraser and Son, Culduthel Road, Inverness.
COLLIER - Peacefully, at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, on 15th March, 2017, Raymond (Ray), aged 79 years, Farr, wildlife conservationist. Beloved husband of Valerie, a much loved dad, step-dad, grandad, brother and uncle. Cremation private at his own request. Arrangements by John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness.
GRAY - The funeral ceremony of the late George Gray, Burn Brae Terrace, Inverness, ex McDermotts, will take place tomorrow (Wednesday), 22nd March, 2017, at 9am, in Inverness Crematorium. All welcome to attend. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, for the Chest, Heart & Stroke Association may be given at the ceremony or forwarded to the funeral directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness, IV1 1NA.
MACDOUGALL - Funeral service for the late Calum MacDougall, aged 94 years, 35 Kilmuir Road, Inverness, will be held on Friday, 24th March, 2017, at 1pm, in the Methodist Church, Huntly Street, Inverness, to which all are welcome to attend; thereafter cremation private. Arrangements by D. Chisholm & Sons.
GALLAGHER - Peacefully, in the care of Aden House Care Home, Inverness, on 16th March, 2017, Margaret Elizabeth Helen Gallagher (nee Thomson), aged 80 years, R.I.P., formerly of Muirtown Street, Inverness, beloved wife of the late Manus, much loved mother of Hamish, Norah, Irene, Mary, Kathy, Paddy and the late Denis, also a dear granny, great-granny, mother-in-law, sister, sister-in-law and aunt. Funeral service on Thursday, 23rd March, 2017, at 10am, in D. Chisholm & Sons' Funeral Home, Huntly Street, Inverness; thereafter to Petty Cemetery (Castle Stuart). All welcome to attend. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to Alzheimer Scotland may be given at the service.
REID - The funeral service for the late Joan Helen Reid, aged 94 years, will be held on Friday, 24th March, 2017, at 12 noon, in Inverness Crematorium. All welcome to attend. No flowers please. Arrangements by D. Chisholm & Sons.
MACBEAN - Peacefully, in the care of the Royal Northern Infirmary, Inverness, on 16th March, 2017, Joan Isabella MacBean (nee Clyne), aged 85 years, devoted wife of the late William (Bill) MacBean, loving mother of James, much loved mother-in-law of Allison, cherished granny of Kevin and Nicki and great-granny of Ellise and Liam, a dear sister, aunt and good friend to many. Funeral ceremony on Monday, 27th March, 2017, at 12 noon, 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 Maggie's Highlands and Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland may be given at the door.
MILLER - Peacefully, at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, on 15th March, 2017, Alexander Miller (Acka), aged 87 years, MacEwen Drive, Inverness. Beloved husband of the late Margaret, dear dad of Glenn and Victor, much loved brother of Christina (Cookie), Jean and the late Rettie, David, James and Douglas. Funeral service on Friday, 24th March, 2017, at 9am, in Inverness Crematorium. All welcome to attend. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, for Woodlands and The MacKenzie Centre may be given at the service or forwarded to the funeral directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness, IV1 1NA.
GEDDES - Peacefully, at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, on 20th March, 2017, Elizabeth Elsie Geddes (nee Stephen), aged 74 years, 134 Drakies Avenue, Inverness. Funeral particulars from Friday's edition of this publication. Arrangements by D. Chisholm & Sons.
CAMPBELL - Very peacefully, at home, surrounded by her loving family, on 17th March, 2017, Ishbel Campbell (nee MacDonald), aged 79 years, Benula Road, Inverness. Funeral particulars from Friday's edition of this publication. Arrangements by D. Chisholm & Sons.
MACKENZIE - Christian MacKenzie (nee Douglas), MacKintosh Road, Inverness, aged 84 years. Wife of the late William (Bunters) Mackenzie, of British Rail, passed away after a long illness, bravely borne, on Sunday, 19th March, 2017, surrounded by her family. Much loved mother of Billy, Caroline and Heather, mother-in-law of Dawn and Stevie, treasured granny of Lisa, Liam, Douglas and Craig. Funeral service on Wednesday, 29th March, 2017, at 12 noon, in the funeral home of William T. Fraser and Son, Culduthel Road, Inverness; thereafter to Kilvean Cemetery. Family flowers only. All donations for Ward 6A Raigmore Hospital.
MACKENZIE - Christian MacKenzie (nee Douglas), MacKintosh Road, Inverness, aged 84 years. Wife of the late William (Bunters) Mackenzie, of British Rail, passed away after a long illness, bravely borne, on Sunday, 19th March, 2017, surrounded by her family. Much loved mother of Billy, Caroline and Heather, mother-in-law of Dawn and Stevie, treasured granny of Lisa, Liam, Douglas and Craig. Funeral service on Wednesday, 29th March, 2017, at 12 noon, in the funeral home of William T. Fraser and Son, Culduthel Road, Inverness; thereafter to Kilvean Cemetery. Family flowers only. All donations for Ward 6A Raigmore Hospital.
MUNRO - Peacefully, at home with his family, on 19th March, 2017, Jock, aged 90 years, 24 Firthview Avenue, Inverness, (formerly Tomatin Distillery), much loved husband of the late Lilias, dearly loved dad of Isobel, John, Robert and Lilias, an adored granda, great-granda, 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.
MACDONALD - The funeral ceremony of the late Lisa Jane MacDonald will take place on Monday, 27th March, 2017, at 1pm, in the funeral home of John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness, to which all friends are respectfully invited; thereafter cremation private. Family flowers only please. Donations, appreciated, for Diabetes UK may be given at the ceremony. Car parking available at the funeral home.
ANDERSON - Sadly, at Raigmore Hospital, on 16th March, 2017, Linda Anderson, Kildonan Crescent, Inverness, aged 58 years. Beloved daughter of the late Jim and Gwen Anderson, much loved mother of Erik and Helga. Funeral service on Friday, 24th March, 2017, at 11.30am, in the funeral home of William T. Fraser and Son, Culduthel Road, Inverness; thereafter to Kilvean Cemetery. All friends respectfully invited.
BURNETT - Peacefully, at home, after a long illness, on 19th March, 2017, Sinclair Burnett, Knockbain, Munlochy. Funeral arrangements to follow in later edition of press or from the funeral directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness. Tel 01463 233366.
MUNRO - Peacefully at home with his family, on 19th March, 2017, Jock, aged 90 years, 24 Firthview Avenue, Inverness, (formerly Tomatin Distillery), much loved husband of the late Lilias, dearly loved dad of Isobel, John, Robert and Lilias, an adored granda, great-granda, father-in-law and uncle. Funeral service on Wednesday, 29th March, 2017, at 1.30pm, in the funeral home of John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness; thereafter to Kilvean Cemetery. All friends respectfully invited. Flowers welcome or donations, if desired, for Prostate Cancer UK may be given at the service. Car parking available at the funeral home.
BRUCE - The funeral service for James Bruce, 18 Carnarc Crescent, Inverness, much loved brother of Sharon, John, Jason and Darren, will take place on Wednesday, 29th March, 2017, at 12 noon, in Inverness Crematorium. All welcome. Arrangements by William T. Fraser and Son, Culduthel Road, Inverness.
CAMPBELL - Very peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family, on 17th March, 2017, Ishbel Campbell (nee MacDonald), aged 79 years, Benula Road, Inverness, dearly loved wife of the late Thomas (Tom), special mum of Linda, Jan, Shona and Thomas, also a loving granny, mother-in-law, sister, aunt and great friend to many. Funeral service tomorrow (Saturday), 25th March, 2017, at 10am, 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 Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland may be given at the service.
GEDDES - Peacefully, at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, on 20th March, 2017, Elizabeth Elsie Geddes (nee Stephen), aged 74 years, 134 Drakies Avenue, Inverness, beloved wife of Vincent, loving mum of Kevin, Keith and Kent, caring mother-in-law of Lindsay, Avril and Marylou, also a doting granny of James, Alexander, Jack, Charlie and Sam. Funeral service on Wednesday, 29th March, 2017, at 10.15am, 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 the Woodlands Centre (Alzheimer Scotland) may be given at the service.
TERRACE - Peacefully in the care of Ward 2C, Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, after a long illness, on 18th March, 2017, Janet Terrace, MacEwan Court, Inverness, beloved wife of the late David, a much loved sister and aunt. Funeral private at her own request. Arrangements by D. Chisholm & Sons.
MACDONALD - Peacefully, in Town and County Hospital, Wick, on Tuesday, 21st March, 2017, James (Jimmy, Tats) Macdonald, formerly of Thurso, Norway and Inverness. A loving father to Christopher and Natalie, a dear brother and friend to many. Funeral service within Dunnett House Service Rooms, Wick, on Tuesday, 28th March, service commencing at 7pm; thereafter to Inverness Crematorium, on Monday, 3rd April, service commencing at 11am. All friends are respectfully invited. Family flowers only please, but donations, if desired, may be given in aid of the Town and County Hospital Memorial Garden Fund.
BURNETT - Peacefully at home, after a long illness, on 19th March, 2017, (Walter) Sinclair Burnett, aged 86 years of Knockbain, Munlochy. Dearly loved husband of Elizabeth, loving father of Susan and Robin and father-in-law of Maureen. Much adored grandad to Tom, Sam, Kirsten and Hugh. Funeral service on Thursday, 30th March, 2017, at 10.30am, in Knockbain Church of Scotland, Munlochy; and thereafter to Inverness Crematorium. All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, may be given at the service to Macmillan Nurses and the Disasters Emergency Committee East Africa Crisis Appeal or forwarded to the funeral directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness IV1 1NA.
MACKINTOSH - Peacefully, at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, on 14th March, 2017, Major Gilbert John Kennedy MacKintosh, aged 86 years, Falconer Court, Inverness. Sadly missed. Funeral particulars from later edition of this publication. Arrangements by D. Chisholm & Sons.
SIM - Peacefully, at Kingsmills Care Home, Inverness, on Wednesday, 15th March, 2017, James Russell, aged 97 years, (ex-Major, REME / former Assistant Rector, Inverness Royal Academy), husband of the late darling Margaret, father of dear Allan, Rhona, Linda and Alistair, grandfather of dear Jonathan, Iain, Matthew and Nicholas, great-grandfather of Eilidh, Fraser, Claudia, Austin, Josie and Cameron, also father-in-law of Shona, Evelyn and Anna. Body donated to Glasgow University for medical research. Service of Thanksgiving on Saturday, 1st April, 2017, at 12 noon, in Inshes Parish Church, Inverness to which all friends are welcome. Donations, if desired, to Tearfund may be given at the service or forwarded to D. Chisholm & Sons, Huntly Street, Inverness IV3 5HP. Tel. 01463 712255.
COLE-HAMILTON - Peacefully at home, Elm Cottage, Inverness, on 17th March, 2017, Betty, aged 96, mother and mother-in-law of Simon and Anni, grandmother to Joanna and Sally. Wonderfully cared for and loved for five years by Hazel Mackay, Yvonne Ferguson and Donna Mackay, eternal thanks from all of Betty's family. Funeral on Thursday, 30th March, 2017, at 12 noon, at RNI Chapel, Ness Walk, Inverness. Enquiries to the funeral directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness. Tel. 01463 233366.
MACPHERSON - Peacefully, on 23rd March, 2017, at Raigmore Hospital, George MacPherson, 74 Old Steading Road, Kinmylies, aged 70 years. Beloved husband of Lilian, much loved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, father-in- law, dear brother, brother-in-law and a really good friend. Funeral arrangements later and from William T. Fraser and Son, Culduthel Road, Inverness.
KENNEDY - The service for Rena Kennedy, formerly of Culbokie, will take place today (Friday), 24th March, 2017, at 1pm, in Inverness Crematorium. All welcome. Arrangements by William T. Fraser and Son.
DARLING - Passed away at Raigmore Hospital, on Sunday, 19th March, 2017, Jane Darling (nee Easson), aged 55 years, loving mother to Paul, dearest daughter to Margaret, loved sister of Catriona and David and a dear aunty. Sadly missed by family and friends. Funeral service on Monday, 3rd April, 2017, at 12 noon, in Inverness Crematorium. All welcome. Donations invited for Munlochy Animal Aid at the service or please forward to William T. Fraser and Son, Culduthel Road, Inverness.
WILKINSON - Peacefully, at Meallmore Lodge Care Home, Daviot, on 23rd March, 2017, Jean Isabel, aged 92 years. Funeral details in later edition of press or from the funeral directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness. Tel. 01463 233366.
FRASER - The funeral arrangements for Patricia Fraser formerly Kingillie House, Kirkhill, have yet to be finalised. Contact William T. Fraser and Son, Culduthel Road, Inverness.
MACKENZIE - Peacefully, in the care of Ward 2C, Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, on 22nd March, 2017, Ellen Ann MacKenzie (nee Sutherland), aged 88 years, Maxwell Drive, Inverness, beloved wife of the late David John MacKenzie, also a loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. Funeral service on Thursday, 30th March, 2017, at 1.45pm, in D. Chisholm & Sons' Funeral Home, Huntly Street, Inverness; thereafter to Kilvean Cemetery. All welcome to attend. Family flowers only please.
McINTOSH - Peacefully, in the care of Mandaville Care Home, Inverness, on 22nd March, 2017, Ann F. H. McIntosh (nee Cowie), aged 88 years, formerly of Dell Road, Inverness, beloved wife of the late James McIntosh, loving mum of Bob, James and the late Allan and John, also a dear aunt and cousin. Funeral service on Thursday, 30th March, 2017, at 10.15am, in D. Chisholm & Sons' Funeral Home, Huntly Street, Inverness; thereafter to Kilvean Cemetery. All welcome to attend. Flowers may be sent to the funeral home.
ANDERSON - The service for Linda Anderson, Kildonan Crescent, will take place today (Friday), 24th March, 2017, at 11.30am, in the funeral home of William T. Fraser and Son, Culduthel Road, Inverness; thereafter to Kilvean Cemetery. All welcome.
DEVINE - The service for Vincent Devine, 102 Hawthorn Drive, Inverness, aged 30 years, will take place on Monday, 27th March, 2017, at 1pm, in the funeral home of William T. Fraser and Son, Culduthel Road, Inverness; thereafter to Kilvean Cemetery. All welcome to attend. R.I.P.