Deaths

WELSH - On Monday, 24th August, 2015, Thomas 'Tom' Menzies Welsh, whilst sleeping at home, quietly slipped away. He will be forever loved, and sorely missed, by his wife Evelyn, his children, Gary and Nicola and his grandchildren Lucas and Oscar. A funeral service will be held on Friday, 4th September, 2015, at 12.45pm, at Inshes Parish Church. All welcome, with dress code optional. Family flowers only please, but donations to The British Heart Foundation are most welcome, either at the service or forwarded via funeral directors, William T. Fraser and Son.
GOURLAY - Suddenly, but peacefully, at home, on Sunday, 23rd August, 2015, Neil Ross Gourlay, 16C Albyn Court, Nairn, aged 46 years. Dearly loved son of Rob and Liz, 36 Drumfield Road, Inverness. Dearly loved brother and brother-in-law of Ian and Lynn. Arrangements by William T. Fraser and Son, Funeral Directors, Culduthel Road, Inverness.
DAVIS - Peacefully, surrounded by his family, at home, on 25th August, 2015, Ian Davis, aged 74 years, Cameron Road, Inverness, beloved husband of Janet, much loved dad of Malcolm and Darren, also a dear grandad, brother and uncle. Funeral ceremony on Monday, 31st August, 2015, at 1.30pm, in D. Chisholm & Sons' Funeral Home, Huntly Street, Inverness; thereafter to Kilvean Cemetery. All welcome to attend. Flowers welcome, or donations, if desired, to Macmillan Cancer Support may be given at the door.
ALCOCK - Passed away at home, after a short illness bravely borne, on Wednesday, 26th August, 2015, Audrey Muriel Alcock (nee Paterson), 5 St Margarets Road, Inverness, beloved mother of Douglas and Lesley, dear granny of Katie and Louise and mother-in-law of Carol, loved sister and sister-in-law of James and Angela Paterson, also a good friend to many. Funeral ceremony and committal on Tuesday, 1st September, 2015, at 11.30am, in D. Chisholm & Sons' Funeral Home, Huntly Street, Inverness. All welcome to attend. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to Marie Curie may be given at the door.
MURRAY - It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Gail Linda Murray (nee Young), aged 60 years, 45 West Heather Road, Inverness. Gail passed away peacefully in the comfort of the Highland Hospice, on 25th August, 2015. Much loved wife of George, devoted mam of Alan and Ross, also a dear step-mum of David and Russell. Funeral service on Wednesday, 2nd September, 2015, at 1pm, in D. Chisholm & Sons' Funeral Home, Huntly Street, Inverness; thereafter to Petty Cemetery (Tornagrain). All welcome to attend. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to the Highland Hospice may be given at the service. Please feel free to wear something bright in memory of Gail.
CHERRY - Peacefully, at Southside Care Home, Inverness, on 27th August, 2015, Moyra Cherry, aged 72 years, formerly of Croy. Funeral arrangements later. Enquiries to the funeral directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness. Tel. 01463 233366.
MACDOUGALL - Peacefully, on Thursday, 27th August, 2015, at Raigmore Hospital, after a short illness, Sheila MacDougall, 5 Drumashie Road, Inverness, aged 87 years. Medical secretary, retired. Dear sister, aunt and treasured friend to many. Loved daughter of the late Ian and Evelyn MacDougall, Grantown-on-Spey. Family flowers only please. Donations may be kindly given for The Wycliffe Bible Translators. Details later and from William T. Fraser and Son, Funeral Directors, Culduthel Road, Inverness.
BIRD - Mary Ann (nee Fraser), late of Inverness. Passed away 2nd February, 2015, in Melbourne, Australia. Interment of ashes will take place in New Kilmore Cemetery, Drumnadrochit, on Saturday, 19th September, 2015, at 11am. All family and friends are welcome to attend.
BIRD - Mary Ann (nee Fraser), late of Inverness. Passed away 2nd February, 2015, in Melbourne, Australia. Interment of ashes will take place in New Kilmore Cemetery, Drumnadrochit, on Saturday, 19th September, 2015, at 11am. All family and friends are welcome to attend.
McMANUS - Suddenly, while out walking with friends, on 27th August, 2015, Alan James, aged 66 years, Beauly, a much loved brother. Funeral arrangements later. Enquiries to the funeral directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness. Tel. 01463 233366.
CHERRY - Peacefully, at Southside Care Home, Inverness, on 27th August, 2015, Moyra Cherry, aged 72 years, formerly of Croy, a much loved mum, nana and great-nana. Funeral ceremony tomorrow (Wednesday), 2nd September, 2015, at 11.30am, in Inverness Crematorium. All friends respectfully invited. Flowers welcome, or donations, if desired for the Chest, Heart & Stroke Association may be given at the service or forwarded to the funeral directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness, IV1 1NA.
ALCOCK - The funeral ceremony and committal for the late Audrey Muriel Alcock (nee Paterson), 5 St Margarets Road, Inverness, will be held today (Tuesday), 1st September, 2015, at 11.30am, in D. Chisholm & Sons' Funeral Home, Huntly Street, Inverness. All welcome to attend.
MURRAY - The funeral service for the late Gail Linda Murray (nee Young), aged 60 years, 45 West Heather Road, Inverness, will be held tomorrow (Wednesday), 2nd September, 2015, at 1pm, in D. Chisholm & Sons' Funeral Home, Huntly Street, Inverness; thereafter to Petty Cemetery (Tornagrain). All welcome to attend.
STEWART - Sadly, due to a fall, on Wednesday, 26th August, 2015, Allan John Stewart, 33 Proby Street, Maryburgh, aged 55 years. Press operator Norbord. Treasured son of Louis and Margaret Stewart, Laggan Road, Inverness, loving brother of Linda, Barbara and the late Louis. Chairman of Leachkin Angling Club. Will be sadly missed by family and many friends. Funeral service on Thursday, 3rd September, 2015, at 1.30pm, in the funeral home of William T. Fraser and Son, Funeral Directors, Culduthel Road, Inverness; thereafter to Kilvean Cemetery. All welcome.
SUTHERLAND - Peacefully, at Dr Gray's Hospital, Elgin, on 30th August, 2015, Christina Helen Sutherland, aged 71 years, 11 Bailies Drive, Elgin. Funeral particulars from Friday's edition of this publication. Arrangements by D. Chisholm & Sons.
SUTHERLAND - Suddenly, on Friday, 28th August, 2015, shortly after admittance to Raigmore Hospital, Helen Morach Sutherland 'Cookie', 6 Lodge Avenue, Inverness, aged 62 years. Former nurse S.H.D.U., Raigmore Hospital, previously nurse and sister at Culduthel Hospital. Much loved wife of Charles, everloving and adored mother to Fiona, dear mother-in-law to Michael, precious grandmother to Caitlin and Sorley, loving daughter and niece to Katie and Isabel, Jeannie and Rena and the late Charlie. Sadly missed by her extended family, many colleagues and friends. Funeral service on Monday, 7th September, 2015, at 1pm,. in the funeral home of William T. Fraser and Son, Funeral Directors, Culduthel Road, Inverness; thereafter to Kilvean Cemetery. All welcome. Donations invited for Raigmore Hospital.