Deaths

DOUGLAS - The funeral service for George Alexander Douglas, 88 Morvich Way, Inverness, will take place tomorrow (Saturday), 13th January, 2018, at 10am, in the funeral home of William T. Fraser and Son, Culduthel Road, Inverness; thereafter to Kilvean Cemetery. All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only please. Donations for Ward 2C, Raigmore Hospital are welcome at the service.
HUTTON - Very suddenly, at Elmgrove Care Home, Inverness, on 5th January, 2018, Mary Hutton, aged 77 years, formerly of Lawers Way, Inverness and latterly of Balnacraig Road, Inverness. Beloved wife of Bertie, adored mum to Neil and Rhona, loving granny to Ryan, Finlay and Charlotte-May, a treasured mother-in-law, sister, sister-in-law, aunt and friend to many. Funeral service on Thursday, 18th January, 2018, at 1.30pm, 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 the Chest, Heart & Stroke Association and Support In Mind may be given at the service. Car parking available at the funeral home.
SYMONS - Marion Bowes Symons (nee Mcdonald), 87 Mackay Road, Inverness, aged 94 years, formerly of Salisbury Handbags. Devoted wife of the late Tom, loving sister to Jean, dear aunt to Susan and Jim and Pamela and Mason. Funeral service on Friday, 19th January, 2018, at 11am, in the funeral home of William T. Fraser and Son, Culduthel Road, Inverness, all welcome; thereafter to rest at Cromdale Cemetery.
MACDONALD - Peacefully, at the Highland Hospice, on 8th January, 2018, Isobel Macdonald, aged 65 years, RIP, Inverness, daughter of the late Donald John and Ann Macdonald, Bogroy Hotel, Kirkhill, loving sister of Moira and partner of Patrick O'Connell. Funeral mass on Thursday, 18th January, 2018, at 10am, in St Mary's RC Church, Beauly; followed by interment in St Mary's Churchyard. All welcome to attend. 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.
PATIENCE - Peacefully, at Ballifeary House Care Home, Inverness, on 5th January, 2018, Lena Patience, aged 90 years, formerly of Avoch. Much loved wife of the late Donald, dearly loved mam of Mary and Lew, cherished gran to Louise and great-granny to Dylan, Lucy and Amalie, dear mother-in-law of Marie. Funeral service on Tuesday, 16th January, 2018, at 1pm, in the funeral home of John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness; thereafter to Avoch New Cemetery. All friends respectfully invited. Flowers welcome. Car parking available at the funeral home.
LASOTA - It is with sadness we announce the death of Sophie Lasota, peacefully, at home, with family and friends at her side, on Wednesday 27th December, 2017, following a short illness, aged 63 years. Beloved mum of Kasia, much loved by her many friends, family and colleagues and held in affection by former pupils. A private cremation will be followed by a celebration of Sophie's life tomorrow (Saturday), 13th January, 2018, at 1pm, in the Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness, to which Sophie's friends and family are warmly invited. Flowers may be sent to the Kingsmills Hotel, marked for Sophie, alternatively, donations, if desired, may be given at the Life Celebration for Raigmore Hospital Macmillan Suite or forwarded to William T. Fraser and Son, Culduthel Road, Inverness.
SMITH - Peacefully, at Raigmore Hospital, on 7th January, 2018, Caroline Smith, 39 Friar Street, Inverness, aged 60 years. Formerly of Foyers. Dear sister of Joey, Peter and the late Paul, David and Jonathan, loving daughter of the late Joyce and Albert. Funeral service on Friday, 19th January, 2018, at 1.30pm, in the funeral home of William T. Fraser and Son, Culduthel Road, Inverness; thereafter to Kilvean Cemetery. All welcome. Donations invited for Cheshire House at the service.
DAVIDSON - Peacefully, at the Highland Hospice, Inverness, on Saturday, 6th January, 2018, Alexander George (Alec), aged 75 years, formerly of Lonmay, Fraserburgh and Mintlaw but for 14 years beloved partner of Anne Macdonald, Craggan Sheaig Farm, Balnain. Funeral service on Wednesday, 24th January, 2018, at 2pm, in Inverness Crematorium. All welcome to attend. 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.
MACKENZIE - It is with deep sadness we announce the sudden, but peaceful passing of Mairi MacKenzie (nee Chisholm), on Sunday, 7th January, 2018, aged 88 years, Muir of Ord, formerly of Lochaber. Dearly loved wife of Kenny, devoted mother of Valerie, Catriona and Lesley, much loved grandmother, great- grandmother, mother-in-law and dear friend to many. Funeral ceremony on Friday, 19th January, 2018, at 1pm, in Inverness Crematorium. All welcome to attend. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, for Alzheimer Scotland may be given at the ceremony or forwarded to the funeral directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness IV1 1NA.
MACAULAY - Suddenly, but peacefully, at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, on 6th January, 2018, Alexander Robert Ian MacAulay (Eck), aged 61 years, Bishops View, Wester Craigs, Inverness (former welder / McDermotts), loyal and devoted husband of Margaret MacDonald, adored dad of Laura, Yvonne, Maree and Michelle, also a dear father-in-law, grandad, brother, brother-in-law, nephew, uncle and cousin. Funeral service on Monday, 15th January, 2018, at 10.30am, in Dalneigh Church, Inverness; thereafter to Tomnahurich Cemetery. All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to the Woodlands Centre Alzheimer Scotland may be given at the church door. Arrangements by D. Chisholm & Sons.
BARTLETT - Peacefully, at the RNI Community Hospital, Inverness, on 7th January, 2018, Jessie Bartlett, aged 91 years, of Drumnadrochit. Beloved wife of the late Ralph, much loved mum of Janis, loving nan of Caroline and Ade, also a good friend to many. Funeral service on Monday, 22nd January, 2018, at 11am, in Urquhart & Glenmoriston Church of Scotland, Drumnadrochit to which all are welcome to attend; thereafter cremation private. Family flowers only please. Donations for RNLI and Munlochy Animal Aid may be given at the service or forwarded to the funeral directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness IV1 1NA.
PRENTICE - Peacefully at home, on 31st December, 2017, John Francis Prentice, aged 64 years, R.I.P., Mackay Road, Inverness, a dear son, dad, grandpa, brother and uncle. John was very proud to have worked in many hotels and restaurants across Scotland. Funeral service on Tuesday, 16th January, 2018, at 2pm, in Inverness Crematorium. All welcome to attend. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to The Salvation Army may be given at the service. Mass will be said in remembrance of John on Tuesday, 16th January, at 10am, in St Mary's R C Church, Huntly Street, Inverness. Arrangements by D. Chisholm & Sons.
McPHERSON - Peacefully, at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, on 2nd January, 2018, Rose McPherson (nee Aitken), aged 83 years, Forres and formerly Inverness. Rose will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Funeral service on Tuesday, 23rd January, 2018, at 2pm, in Inverness Crematorium. All welcome to attend. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland may be given at the service. Arrangements by D. Chisholm & Sons.
HORNE - Peacefully, on Wednesday, 10th January, 2018, in the compassionate care of the Highland Hospice, Peter Horne, 27 King Brude Terrace, Inverness, aged 85 years. Foreman electrician James Scott and Co and Past President of the Inverness Golf Club. Beloved husband and partner of Mo, father to Raymond and the late Patrick. Arrangements later from William T. Fraser and Son, Funeral Directors, Culduthel Road, Inverness.
HAIR - Passed away on 7th January, 2018, at Raigmore Hospital, Jean Milne Hair (nee Mackenzie), Caledonian Road, Inverness, aged 65 years. Beloved wife of Trevor, loving mum of Daniel, Pamela and Susan, dear grandmother of Richard. Funeral service on Tuesday, 23rd January, 2018, at 1pm, in Inverness Crematorium. All welcome. Family flowers only. No black tie please. Donations invited at the service for Macmillan Cancer Support and Diabetes UK or please forward to William T. Fraser and Son, Culduthel Road, Inverness.
WILLIAMSON - The funeral service for the late William John (Rocker), Kiltarlity, will take place on Monday, 15th January, 2018, at 1pm, in Inverness Crematorium. All welcome to attend. Family flowers only please. Enquiries to the funeral directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness. Tel. 01463 233366.
MURRAY - The funeral of Jane Murray (Jean), aged 97 years, will take place on Tuesday, 16th January, 2018, at 10.30am, in the funeral home of William T. Fraser and Son, Culduthel Road, Inverness; thereafter to Kilvean Cemetery. All welcome. Donations invited for the Highland Hospice.
MACDONALD - Very unexpectedly, at ICU Raigmore Hospital, on 6th January, 2018, Jacqueline Lorette MacDonald (Jackie), 6 Torr Gardens, Dores, aged 70 years. Dearly loved wife of Andy, much loved mum of Laura and Stephen, dear mother-in-law of Karin, devoted granny of Jade, Bradley, Nicole, Kyle and Chloe, dear cousin of Danny and Kath, sadly missed by the family in Glasgow, Bermuda and the USA. Funeral service on Thursday, 18th January, 2018, at 12 noon, in Inverness Crematorium. All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only please. Donations for SSPCA and the Donkey Sanctuary may be given at the service or forwarded to William T. Fraser and Son, Funeral Directors, Culduthel Road, Inverness.
RENFREW - Peacefully, on Tuesday, 9th January, 2018, at Highview House Nursing Home, Jack Renfrew, aged 81 years, 18 Montague Row, Inverness, Early years at Belladrum Mill, Kiltarlity. Stylish Lovat Shinty player. Formerly Burnett's Bakery and Press and Journal driver. Much loved husband of Margaret, loving dad of Alex, Gerald and the late Jacqueline, grandad, great-grandad and friend of many. Funeral service on Thursday, 18th January, 2018, at 2pm, in the funeral home of William T. Fraser and Son, Culduthel Road, Inverness. All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only. Donations welcome for Highview House Residents Fund.
LESLIE - The service for Robert William Leslie, will take place on Tuesday, 16th January, 2018, at 1.30pm, in Petty Church; thereafter to Petty Tornagrain Cemetery. All welcome. Family flowers only. Donations invited for Petty Church, or please forward to William T. Fraser and Son, Culduthel Road, Inverness.
MACKENZIE - Suddenly, on 3rd January, 2018, near Saffron Walden, England, David Alexander Mackenzie (Potters), aged 59 years, much loved son of Doreen and the late Alexander (Pash) Mackenzie, of 59 Caledonian Road, Inverness, darling father of Nicholas and Emily, much loved brother of Susan and Dawn, a dear uncle and brother-in-law and friend to many. Funeral particulars to follow. Arrangements by D. Chisholm & Sons.
MACLEOD - The funeral for Catherine MacLeod (Katie), 59 Castlehill Gardens, Inverness, will take place on Wednesday, 17th January, 2018, at 10.30am, in the East Church, Academy Street, Inverness; thereafter to Kilvean Cemetery. All welcome to attend. Family flowers only. Arrangements by William T. Fraser and Son.
SEXTON - Passed away at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, on 7th January, 2018, Anne Sexton, aged 85 years, formerly of High Street, Dunbar, retired Head of Duncan Forbes Primary School. Beloved wife of the late Denis, much loved mother of Alistair and Fiona, dear granny to Poppy, Daisy, Harris and Anna, sadly missed. Funeral service on Monday, 22nd January, 2018, at 12 noon, in Inverness Crematorium. All friends respectfully invited. Arrangements by William T. Fraser and Son, Culduthel Road, Inverness.
HORN - The funeral ceremony for the late James (Jimmy) Horn, Columba Road, Inverness, will take place on Wednesday, 17th January, 2018, at 11am, in Inverness Crematorium. All welcome to attend. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, for the British Lung Foundation, may be given at the ceremony or forwarded to the funeral directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness IV1 1NA.
JUNG - The funeral ceremony for the late Maimie Jung, Westhill, Inverness, will take place on Tuesday, 16th January, 2018, at 11am, in Inverness Crematorium. All welcome to attend. No flowers please, but donations, if desired, to Maggie's Highland, may be given at the ceremony or forwarded to the funeral directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness IV1 1NA.
RITCHIE - Passed away at Hebron House, Nairn, on 9th January, 2018, Elsie H. Ritchie (nee Robertson), formerly of Smithton Park, Inverness, aged 91 years. Funeral details later and from William T. Fraser and Son, Culduthel Road, Inverness.
AITKEN - Peacefully, at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, on 10th January, 2018, Christina (Chris) Aitken (nee Fraser), aged 91 years, Overton Avenue, Inverness, dearly beloved wife of Andrew and a much loved aunt. Chris will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Funeral service on Monday, 22nd January, 2018, at 1.30pm, in the Kingsview Christian Centre, Balnafettack Road, Inverness; thereafter to Kilvean Cemetery. All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to the M.S. Therapy Centre may be given at the service. Arrangements by D. Chisholm & Sons.
MACDONALD - The funeral mass for the late Isobel Macdonald, Inverness, will take place on Thursday, 18th January, 2018, at 10am, in St Mary's RC Church, Beauly; followed by interment in St Mary's Churchyard. All welcome to attend. 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.
PATIENCE - The funeral service of the late Lena Patience, formerly of Avoch, will take place today (Tuesday), 16th January, 2018, at 1pm, in the funeral home of John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness; thereafter to Avoch New Cemetery. All friends respectfully invited. Flowers welcome. Car parking available at the funeral Home.
CAMPBELL - Peacefully, at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, on 12th January, 2018, Dolina Campbell (nee Macleod), aged 89 years, late of Darris Road, Inverness. Beloved wife of the late Norman Campbell, much loved mother of Ian Murdo, loving granny of Cara and Sarah, also a dear mother-in-law of Helen. Funeral service on Friday, 26th January, 2018, at 1.30pm, in the Free North Church, Bank Street, Inverness; thereafter to Tomnahurich Cemetery. All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, for Alzheimer Scotland may be given at the service or forwarded to the funeral directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness. Car parking available at the funeral home.
MACKENZIE - It is with regret, we announce the postponement of the funeral for the late Mairi MacKenzie (nee Chisholm), Muir of Ord, formerly of Lochaber, due to family circumstances. Further details to be announced in later edition of press or from the funeral directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness. Tel. 01463 233366.
COOPER - Peacefully, at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, on 13th January, 2018, after a long illness bravely fought, Marion Jessie Cooper (nee MacKay), Kildonan Crescent, Inverness. Dearly loved wife of Frank, beloved mum of Frank, David and the late Marlene, dear mother-in-law of Sam and a special aunt. Funeral details in later edition of press or from the funeral directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness. Tel. 01463 233366.
HUTTON - The funeral service for the late Mary Hutton, formerly of Lawers Way, Inverness and latterly of Balnacraig Road, Inverness, will take place on Thursday, 18th January, 2018, at 1.30pm, 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 the Chest Heart & Stroke Association and Support In Mind may be given at the service. Car parking available at the funeral home.
SOMERVILLE - After a long illness bravely borne, Shirley Somerville nee Fraser, aged 65 years, beloved daughter of the late Dan and Bessie Fraser, loved mother of Robert and Matthew, loved sister of Allison, Martin and the late Lewis and loved aunt. Dear mother-in-law to Fiona and Tracy, and loving grandma to Natasha, Aiden, Finlay and Sophie. Cremation service on Friday, 19th January, 2018 at 1.00pm. in Inverness Crematorium. All welcome. Arrangements by William T. Fraser and Son.
PORTER - Peacefully, at home on 12th January, 2018, Sophia (Fay) Campbell Porter (nee Paterson), of Beauly and formerly of Foxhole. Dearly loved wife of Lindsay, a much loved mum, gran, sister, sister-in-law, aunt and mother-in-law. Private family funeral. Enquiries to the Funeral Directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness. Tel 01463 233366.