Deaths

McLENNAN - Peacefully, on Saturday, 19th July, 2014, at the Highland Hospice, after a short illness, Donald McLennan, Rheindown, Beauly, aged 63 years. Loyal employee for over 20 years, Robertson's Tomich. A true Rheindown man. Dearly loved brother of John, Annabell, Billy, Helen and David, a dear brother-in-law, uncle and friend to many. Funeral service on Friday, 8th August, 2014, at 1pm, in Beauly Church of Scotland; thereafter to Urray Burial Ground. All welcome. Family flowers only. Donations for the Highland Hospice and Ward 2C, Raigmore at the service or forward to William T. Fraser and Son, Funeral Directors, Culduthel Road, Inverness.
WATSON - As the result of a tragic accident, in the hills above Dornie, Greg Clark, aged 31 years. Beloved son of Rosemary Walker and Douglas Watson, much loved brother of Kelvin and the late Kyle and Mathew, Lewis and Daniel, loving grandson to Ann Walker-Miller and Jean Watson, nephew of Caroline, Nic and Alan and a kind and loving friend to many. A celebration of Greg's life will be held on Tuesday, 29th July, 2014, at 2.30pm, at Inverness Crematorium. Family flowers only. Donations may be given for the Calman Trust. All welcome, please wear colour for Greg.
MACAULAY - Suddenly but peacefully, at home, on 21st July, 2014, Jessie Macaulay (nee Ross), Old Post Office, Leachkin, Inverness, aged 74 years. Retired proprietor Leachkin Post Office and Stores. Much loved wife of the late Murdo, dearly loved mum of Sandra, Norman and Sarah, doting granny of Niamh, Kira, Freya, Kevin and Gemma, a dear mother-in-law and good friend to many. Funeral service on Monday, 28th July, 2014, at 1.30pm, in the funeral home of William T. Fraser and Son, Funeral Directors, Culduthel Road, Inverness; thereafter to Kilvean Cemetery. All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only please. Donations welcome for the local Chest, Heart and Stroke.
ROSS - Peacefully, at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, on 21st July, 2014, Irene (nee Paterson), aged 78 years, Benula Road, Inverness, beloved wife of the late William Hugh Ross and dear mother of the late Graham. Graveside service on Monday, 28th July, 2014, at 2.30pm, in Tomnahurich Cemetery (Bruce Gardens Gate, canal side) to which all friends are respectfully invited. Flowers may be sent to the funeral directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness IV1 1NA.
MACDIARMID - The funeral service for the late Anne MacDiarmid (nee MacKenzie), aged 84 years, (formerly of Culduthel, Inverness and ex-Raigmore Hospital), will be held today (Friday), 25th July, 2014, at 11.45am, in the East Church, Academy Street, Inverness; thereafter to Kilvean Cemetery. All welcome to attend. Arrangements by D. Chisholm & Sons.
URQUHART - The funeral service for the late Sarah Burns Friel, aged 65 years, 5 Huntly Court, Inverness, will be held today (Friday), 25th July, 2014, at 9.45am, in the Trinity Church, Huntly Place, Inverness; thereafter to Tomnacross Cemetery, Kiltarlity. All welcome to attend. Arrangements by D. Chisholm & Sons.
GRIFFINS - (Palmer). Suddenly at home, on 17th July, 2014, Marie Griffins (nee Palmer), aged 62 years, formerly of St Andrews Drive, Inverness, loving daughter of the late Dorothy and Richard Palmer, wife of the late John, mum of Tracey, Amanda, Jacqueline and Alice, sister of Sheila, Heather and the late Gladys, also a dear granny. Funeral service tomorrow (Saturday), 26th July, 2014, at 10am, 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 the Highland Hospice may be given at the service.
CARMODY - Peacefully, at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, on 22nd July, 2014, Peter James Carmody, aged 82 years, Wyvis Place, Inverness, British Legion member, ex-British Rail, beloved husband of Shirley and the late Florence, a loving dad, granda, great-granda and brother. Funeral service on Monday, 28th July, 2014, at 10.30am, in Inverness Crematorium. All welcome to attend. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to the British Heart Foundation may be given at the service or forwarded to D. Chisholm & Sons, Huntly Street, Inverness IV3 5HP.
MUIR - The funeral mass for William Muir (Bill), 27 Glenshiel Place, Inverness, will take place tomorrow (Saturday), 26th July, 2014, at 11am, in St Ninian's R.C. Church, Culduthel Road; thereafter to Cille Choirill Cemetery, Roy Bridge for 2.30pm. All welcome. Enquiries to William T. Fraser and Son, Funeral Directors, Culduthel Road, Inverness. R.I.P.
FRASER - (Inverness). Passed away peacefully, after a short illness, at Fairfield Care Home, Inverness, on 23rd July, 2014, Johan (nee MacKenzie), aged 90 years, 10 Drumdevan Crescent, Inverness, beloved wife of William Fraser. Funeral service on Wednesday, 30th July, 2014, at 1pm, in the Free Presbyterian Church, Chapel Street, Inverness; thereafter to Fodderty Cemetery. All friends respectfully invited. No flowers please. Donations, if desired, for Alzheimer Scotland may be forwarded to the funeral directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness. Car parking available at the funeral home.
RIDDELL - URQUHART - Peacefully, with her family at her side, at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, on 22nd July, 2014, Lynda Moyra, aged 62 years, of Kirkhill, dearly loved mum of Phillipp and Victoria, treasured granny of Damon and Logan, much loved aunt to Fiona, Eileen and Alison. Funeral service on Tuesday, 29th July, 2014, at 10.15am, in the funeral home of John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness; thereafter to Wardlaw Cemetery, Kirkhill. All friends respectfully invited. Flowers welcome. Car parking available at the funeral home.
DRAPER - The funeral service for Phyllis Draper will take place today (Friday), 25th July, 2014, at 1.30pm, in The Ness Bank Church; thereafter to Inverness Crematorium. All welcome. Enquiries to William T. Fraser and Son.
GRAY - The funeral service for Alexander Stewart Gray, 26 Glendoe Terrace, Inverness, will take place today (Friday), 25th July, 2014, at 10.45am, in the funeral home of William T. Fraser and Son, Funeral Directors, Culduthel Road, Inverness; thereafter to Inverness Crematorium. All welcome.
FINLAYSON - Willie, aged 82 years, passed away peacefully, with his family at his side, at Raigmore Hospital, on 24th July, 2014. Beloved husband of Rosa and cherished father of Willie, Raymond and Matthew and a very special Grandad. Funeral arrangements will be announced in next Tuesday's Courier.
FINLAYSON - Peacefully, with his family by his side, at Raigmore Hospital, on Thursday, 24th July, 2014, Willie Finlayson, 288 Oldtown Road, Inverness, aged 82 years. Over 40 years service British Rail. Beloved husband of Rosa, cherished father of Willie, Raymond and Matthew, a very special grandad and good friend to many. Funeral service on Thursday, 31st July, 2014, at 11.30am, in the funeral home of William T. Fraser and Son, Funeral Directors, Culduthel Road; thereafter to Kilvean Cemetery. All welcome.
CROSS - Very suddenly, at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, on Thursday, 24th July, 2014, Hamish, aged 83 years, (former Director of Technical Services, Orkney Islands Council), of Cupar and late of Kirkwall and Inverness. Darling husband of Marion, much loved father of Michael, Susan and Alasdair, loving grandad of Angus, Alexander, Erlend, Fraser, Madeleine and Archie and a very dear brother of Sheena Maciver. Funeral service on Thursday 31st July, 2014, in Kirkcaldy Crematorium at 3pm, to which all family and friends are respectfully invited. Family flowers only please. Donations, if so desired, may be made at the crematorium door for the British Heart Foundation.
SIMPSON - At home, in Halifax, on 23rd July, 2014, with his wife and son by his side, Kevin John Simpson, aged 44, formerly of Inverness, after a long illness bravely borne. A loving son, husband, father and brother, Kevin was a friend to many as well as a caring uncle and nephew. Donations to PCRF if desired. Funeral in Halifax on Friday, 1st August, 2014 at 1.30pm at Elland Crematorium.
FRASER - (Inverness). The funeral service of the late Johan Fraser (nee MacKenzie) will take place tomorrow, (Wednesday), 30th July, 2014, at 1pm in the Free Presbyterian Church, Chapel Street, Inverness; thereafter to Fodderty Cemetery. All friends respectfully invited. No flowers please. Donations, if desired for Alzheimer Scotland may be forwarded to the funeral directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness. Car parking available at the funeral home.
RIDDELL - URQUHART - The funeral service of the late Lynda Moyra Riddell-Urquhart, of Kirkhill, will take place today, (Tuesday), 29th July, 2014, at 10.15am in the funeral home of John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness; thereafter to Wardlaw Cemetery, Kirkhill. All friends respectfully invited. Flowers welcome. Car parking available at the funeral home.
PALOMBO - Peacefully, on Saturday, 26th July, 2014, at Raigmore Hospital, R. Stewart Palombo, 7 Dochfour Drive, Inverness, aged 82 years. Retired Chartered Accountant. Beloved and devoted husband to June Fraser, much loved dad to Anthony, Andrew and Daniel, dear father-in-law to Miriam and Kirsty, grandfather of Aaron and Emily. Sadly missed by many. Funeral service on Friday, 1st August, 2014, at 1pm in Kingsview Christian Centre, Kinmylies; thereafter to Kilvean Cemetery. Family and friends invited. Arrangements by William T. Fraser and Son, Funeral Directors, Culduthel Road, Inverness.
ROSS - Suddenly but peacefully, at the ICU, Raigmore Hospital, on Saturday, 26th July, 2014, with his family by his side, Gordon MacLean Ross (Pop), aged 61 years, of Elm Grove, Nairn, formerly of Ardersier. A much loved son of the late Alasdair and Isobel, a dear brother of John, Leslie and the late James and Alasdair, a sadly missed brother-in-law, a much loved uncle, great uncle and a friend to many. Respected former colleague of Scottish Water and ex-McDermott's. Funeral service at Nairn United Reformed Church at 12 noon on Friday, 1st August, 2014; thereafter to Ardersier Cemetery. All family, friends and former colleagues respectfully invited. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu, if desired, may be given at the service to the Intensive Care Unit, Raigmore Hospital. All enquiries to David M Ellen Funeral Directors. Tel. 01667 453023.
GRANT - At Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, on 25th July, 2014, Dorothy June Grant, aged 86 years, latterly of Invermoriston and Foyers. Sadly missed by all her friends. Funeral service on Friday, 1st August, 2014, at 1pm in Boleskine Church of Scotland; thereafter to Invermoriston Cemetery. All welcome to attend. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to Boleskine Church Funds may be given at the service or forwarded to D. Chisholm & Sons, Huntly Street, Inverness, IV3 5HP.
McDONELL - Peacefully, at home, on 27th July, 2014, Margaret Sinclair McDonell, (nee McDonald), aged 82 years, R.I.P., dear wife of the late James McDonell, also a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. Funeral mass on Thursday, 31st July, 2014, at 10am in St Mary's R.C. Church, Huntly Street, Inverness; thereafter to Invermoriston Cemetery (cortege to arrive at approximately 12 noon). All welcome to attend. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to Marie Curie Cancer Care may be given at the church door or forwarded to D. Chisholm & Sons, Huntly Street, Inverness, IV3 5HP.
ANDERSON - Peacefully, at Mandaville Care Home, Inverness, on 27th July, 2014, Esther Anderson (nee Gibson), aged 88 years, formerly of Clachnaharry and Dalneigh. Beloved wife of the late George, devoted mother and mother-in-law of Beryl and John, much loved sister of Anne and Margaret and the late Mary, Isabel and Rena, a dear aunt, sister-in-law and friend. Funeral service on Friday, 1st August, 2014, at 1.30pm in the funeral home of John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness; thereafter to Tomnahurich Cemetery. All friends respectfully invited. No flowers please. Donations, if desired for Macmillan Nurses may be given at the service. Car parking available at the funeral home.
MACLENNAN - At home, on 27th July, 2014, John Angus Maclennan (Angie), aged 82 years, Smithton Villas, Inverness, ex-Scottish Brewers. Funeral particulars from later edition of this publication. Arrangements by D. Chisholm & Sons.
MACLEAN - Peacefully, at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, on 27th July, 2014, Jessie J. Maclean (nee Farquhar), aged 80 years, 5 Eriskay Road, Inverness, beloved wife of James A. Maclean, loving mum of Craig, also a dear mother-in-law, grandma, great-grandma and sister. Funeral service on Thursday, 31st July, 2014, at 2pm in the Old High Church, Church 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 or forwarded to D. Chisholm & Sons, Huntly Street, Inverness, IV3 5HP.
BORRIE - Peacefully, on 27th July, 2014, at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, after a long illness bravely borne, Alexander Peters Borrie (Sandy), aged 71 years, retired Architect. Beloved husband of Pamela, doting father to Felicity, much loved brother-in-law of Ros and Jim, uncle to Jeff and father-in-law to Graeme. Funeral details in Friday's edition of the Inverness Courier or from the funeral directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness. Tel. 01463 233366.