Deaths

JOHNSTONE - Christina Alexander Johnstone (Ada), Ross Avenue, Inverness, passed away peacefully, at Raigmore Hospital, on Thursday, 12th January, 2017, long term employee at MacDonald and Fraser Auctioneer. Eldest daughter of the late Duncan and Liz, Achnabat, very dear sister of Duncan and Margaret and the late William, dear sister-in-law of Ann, Margaret and Nick, loved aunt and great-aunt. Funeral service tomorrow (Wednesday), 18th January, 2017, at 12.30pm, in Dores Church of Scotland; thereafter to churchyard. All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only please. Arrangements by William T. Fraser and Son, Culduthel Road, Inverness.
KEELEY - (Beauly). Peacefully at home, after a long illness, on 9th January, 2017, Rosemary Keeley (nee Fraser), beloved wife of Mick, daughter of the late Margaret Matheson, sister of Elena-Mae and Steven, auntie to Kelly, Yvonne, Libby, Shannon, Liam and Kayla. Funeral service will be held in Inverness Crematorium, on Thursday, 19th January, 2017, commencing at 12 noon. All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only please. Enquiries to D. J. MacLennan & Son, Muir of Ord. Tel. 01463 870891.
HARRHY - Peacefully, at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, on 13th January, 2017, after a long illness bravely borne, Richard John, aged 79 years, Scorguie Avenue, Inverness. Much loved and devoted husband of Margaret, a very dear brother and uncle. Funeral service on Monday, 23rd January, 2017, at 11am, 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.
DAVIS - Suddenly, but peacefully at home, on Wednesday, 4th January, 2017, Barbara Hardie (nee Boa), aged 68 years, of 27 Orchard Park, Beauly and of Ardblair, Kiltarlity. Much loved by Michael Davis, dearly loved mother to Ameena, Isla and Andy, loved by all the family, friends and neighbours in Beauly and Kiltarlity. Funeral service on Friday, 20th January, 2017, at 1pm, in the funeral home of William T. Fraser and Son, Funeral Directors, Culduthel Road, Inverness; thereafter to Kilmorack Cemetery. All friends respectfully invited.
CAMPBELL - The funeral service for the late Davina 'Vina' Campbell (nee MacKenzie), aged 92 years, Bruce Gardens, Inverness, will be held today (Tuesday), 17th January, 2017, at 1.30pm, in D. Chisholm & Sons' Funeral Home, Huntly Street, Inverness; thereafter to Kilvean Cemetery. All welcome to attend.
IMLACK - In the care of the R.N.I. Community Hospital, Inverness, on 13th January, 2017, Caterina 'Rina' Imlack (nee Bertossi), aged 96 years, Falconer Court, Inverness, beloved wife of the late Robert, much loved mum of Margaret and Robert and dear mother-in-law of Valerie, also a darling granny and great-granny. Sorely missed by her family at home and abroad. Funeral private at her own request. Arrangements by D. Chisholm & Sons.
MACRAE - Suddenly, at home, on Monday, 9th January, 2017, William John MacRae (Ian), 3 Glengarry Road, Inverness, aged 73 years. Former proprietor Newsagents, Greig Street and latterly Royal Mail. Much loved husband of Catherine, dearly loved father of John and Brian, loving grandfather and good friend to many. Funeral service on Thursday, 19th January, 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.
McINNES - Peacefully, at home, on 15th January, 2017, James (Jimmy), aged 87 years, Argyle Street, Inverness. Funeral details to follow in later edition of press or from the funeral directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness. Tel. 01463 233366.
HENDERSON - Peacefully, at Bruach House Care Home, Nairn, surrounded by his family, on 14th January, 2017, James Lloyd Henderson (Jim), in his 96th year, Beaufort Road, Inverness (last surviving family member of B. Henderson & Sons Engineering Works, Lotland Street and mechanical engineer extraordinaire), beloved husband of the late Ivy, loving dad of Jean and the late Ian and "dad" of Davie, also a devoted gramps of Stuart and Kirsty. Funeral private at his own request. Arrangements by D. Chisholm & Sons.
MILL - Suddenly, at home, on 2nd January, 2017, Steven Mill, aged 39 years, beloved boyfriend of Jessica, loving son of Eddie and Bernadette and a much loved brother of Derek. Funeral mass on Friday, 20th January, 2017, at 12.30pm, in St Mary's R C Church, Huntly Street, Inverness; thereafter to Kilvean Cemetery. All welcome to attend. Arrangements by D. Chisholm & Sons.
BURTON - Peacefully, at the Highland Hospice, Inverness, on Friday, 13th January, 2017, Vic Burton, aged 84 years, of Main Street, Lewiston, (previously of Purley, Surrey). Loving husband of the late Joyce, dear dad to Ian and Kim, a much loved grandad and great-grandad. Funeral service will take place at Inverness Crematorium, to which all friends are respectfully invited. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, for the Highland Hospice may be given at the service. For day and time of service please contact the funeral directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness. Tel. 01463 233366.
HANNAY - Peacefully, at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, on 14th January, 2017, Mary (Moira), aged 76 years, Miller Road, Inverness. Funeral details to follow in later edition of press or from the funeral directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness. Tel. 01463 233366.
LENNON - Peacefully, at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, on Sunday, 15th January, 2017, after many years of illness bravely borne, Elizabeth (Betty) S. Lennon (nee Campbell), aged 74 years of Cruachan, Cawdor Road, Nairn. Beloved wife of Jim, much loved mother of Andrew and Amanda, dear mother-in-law of Paul Coulter, dearly loved and treasured granny of Ellie, Cole, Ruan and Eden. Funeral service at Nairn Old Parish Church, on Tuesday, 24th January, 2017, at 11.30am; thereafter to Nairn Cemetery. All friends respectfully invited, family flowers only, but donations in lieu, if desired, to The Netley Day Therapy Centre and The Cardiology Unit, Raigmore.
MACPHERSON - (Ardersier). Peacefully, at Nairn Town & County Hospital, on Sunday, 15th January, 2017, John MacPherson, of Manse Road, Ardersier, aged 95 years, beloved father of Grace, Tricia, June, Wilma, Stephen and the late Joan, a caring father-in-law, and a devoted grandfather and great-grandfather. Funeral service at Ardersier Parish Church, on Tuesday, 24th January, 2017, at 12.30pm; thereafter to Ardersier Cemetery. All friends respectfully invited. Donations, if desired, may be given at the service. All enquiries to David M. Ellen Funeral Directors. Tel. 01667 453023.
HENDERSON - Peacefully, at Bruach House Care Home, Nairn, surrounded by his family, on 14th January, 2017, James Lloyd Henderson (Jim), in his 96th year, Beaufort Road, Inverness (last surviving family member of B. Henderson & Sons Engineering Works, Lotland Street and mechanical engineer extraordinaire), beloved husband of the late Ivy, loving dad of Jean and the late Ian and "dad" of Davie, also a devoted gramps of Stuart and Kirsty. Funeral private at his own request. Arrangements by D. Chisholm & Sons.
McLAREN - Suddenly, but peacefully at home, on 9th January, 2017, Jim McLaren, aged 62 years, Mamore Terrace, Inverness, loving husband of the late Linda, much loved dad of Jim and Leasa and father-in-law of Lynsey and Tony, doting granda of Brodie, Corey, Anthony, Harris and Callan, also a dear son, brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Funeral ceremony on Monday, 23rd January, 2017, at 12 noon, in Inverness Crematorium. All welcome to attend. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Jim may be given at the door or forwarded to D. Chisholm & Sons, Huntly Street, Inverness IV3 5HP.
PLATT - Sadly at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, on 9th January, 2017, Dennis Platt, aged 67 years, a much loved dad and grandad. Funeral ceremony on Wednesday, 25th January, 2017, at 11am, at Inverness Crematorium to which all friends are respectfully invited. Flowers welcome or donations for the MS Society may be given at the ceremony or forwarded to the funeral directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness IV1 1NA.
BURTON - The funeral of the late Vic Burton of Main Street, Lewiston, (previously of Purley, Surrey) will take place today (Friday), 20th January, 2017, at 10am, at Inverness Crematorium. All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only or donations may be given for the Highland Hospice or forwarded to the funeral directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness IV1 1NA.
MACWILLIAM - Suddenly, on Monday, 16th January, 2017, Erica Catherine MacWilliam, aged 47 years, 4 Fergus Court, Celt Street, Inverness. Social worker and street pastor. Beloved daughter of Frank and Dolly of 10 Burn Brae, Inverness, fiancée of Andrew Ritchie, dearly loved sister to Allan and Ronald, dearly loved by Guy and Karina, loving aunt to Calum, Emily and Finlay. Sorely missed by countless friends. Funeral service on Wednesday, 25th January, 2017, at 1pm, in Inshes Church of Scotland; thereafter to Kilvean Cemetery. All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only. Donations invited for The Street Pastors at the service or please forward to William T. Fraser and Son, Culduthel Road, Inverness.
McINNES - Peacefully at home, on 15th January, 2017, James (Jimmy), aged 87 years, Argyle Street, Inverness, ex saw-miller, Smithton. Beloved husband of the late Catherine, loving dad of Elizabeth, Catherine and the late Jane and twin Jani, a much loved granda, great-granda, brother, brother-in-law, father-in-law and uncle. Funeral service on Monday, 23rd January, 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. Car parking available at the funeral home.
HARRHY - The funeral of the late Richard John, Scorguie Avenue, Inverness, will take place on Monday, 23rd January, 2017, at 11am, 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.
McBEATH - Sadly on 27th December, 2016, Ashley Louise, aged 28 years, Inverness, dearly loved daughter of Lorraine and Donald, much loved sister of Heather, also a dear granddaughter, niece, cousin and friend to many. Funeral ceremony on Thursday, 26th January, 2017, at 11am, 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, if desired, for Birchwood Highland may be given at the ceremony or forwarded to the funeral directors.
HANNAY - Peacefully, at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, on 14th January, 2017, Mary (Moira), aged 76 years, Miller Road, Inverness. A dearly loved wife, mum and aunt. Funeral service on Tuesday, 24th January, 2017, at 2pm, in Inverness Crematorium to which all friends are respectfully invited. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, for COPD may be given at the service or forwarded to the funeral directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness IV1 1NA.
MACKAY - Peacefully, at Raigmore Hospital, on Wednesday, 18th January, 2017, Margaret MacKay (nee MacIntosh), Raigmore Railway Crossing, aged 84 years. Much loved wife of the late John, dearly loved mam of Sheila, Donnie, John and Meg, loving mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to many, especially in her time as the crossing keeper. Will be sadly missed. Funeral service on Friday, 27th January, 2017, at 2pm, in Inverness Crematorium. All welcome to say a fond farewell. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, for Munlochy Animal Aid and Ward 5A Raigmore at the service or forward to William T. Fraser and Son, Culduthel Road, Inverness.
MACDONALD - Peacefully, in the outstanding care of Kingsmills Nursing Home, Inverness, after a long illness borne with patience, on 17th January, 2017, Margaret I. B. Macdonald, aged 87 years, formerly of Drumossie Avenue, Inverness, daughter of the late George H. and Annie B. M. Macdonald (Dingwall), dear sister of Barbara MacLeod and a loving aunt. Service and interment on Wednesday, 25th January, 2017, at 11.30am, in Fodderty Cemetery, Strathpeffer; to be followed by a service of Thanksgiving at 1pm at the Crown Church, Inverness. All welcome to attend. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to Parkinson's UK Scotland may be sent to Suite 1-14, King James VI Business Centre, Riverview Business Park, Friarton Road, Perth PH2 8DY. Arrangements by D. Chisholm & Sons.
FRASER - Suddenly, at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, on 13th January, 2017, Catriona Mairi Fraser (nee MacLeod), aged 72 years, MacRae Avenue, Nairn and formerly of Cromore, Ardersier and Inverness (retired Nurse, Maree Ward, Craig Dunain Hospital). Much loved Mum of Dawn, Jackie and Graham, a treasured Granny and Great Granny, a beloved Mother in Law, also a loving Sister, Aunt and friend. Funeral particulars from later press edition. Arrangements by D. Chisholm & Sons.
THURSBY - The service for Andy Thursby will be held on Monday, 23rd January, 2017, at 11.30am, in the funeral home of William T. Fraser and Son All welcome.
DAVIS - The service for Barbara (nee Boa), partner of Michael, will be held today (Friday), 20th January, 2017, at 1pm, in the funeral home of William T. Fraser and Son. All welcome.
GEDDES - Sadly, on 15th January, 2017, Liz Geddes (nee Hunter), aged 48 years. Liz will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Funeral particulars to follow. Arrangements by D. Chisholm & Sons.