Deaths

GRAHAM - Peacefully, at Culduthel Care Home, Inverness, with his devoted daughter and son-in-law by his side, on 18th February, 2019, Alexander Peter Lowe Graham (Sandy), aged 84 years, The Steading, Woodend, Dalcross, Principle Civil Engineer Water and Sewage, Highland Regional Council. Funeral details in later edition of press or from the funeral directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness. Tel. 01463 233366.
BOYD - Peacefully, at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, after a short illness, on 15th February, 2019, John Lindsay Boyd, 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 - Peacefully, at home, on 14th February, 2019, Margaret Elizabeth Fraser (nee Rolland), C.ST.J., J.P., aged 95 years, Drummond Road, Inverness, partner Duncan Fraser & Son Butchers and former Councillor. Funeral particulars from later press. Arrangements by D. Chisholm & Sons.
KLING - On 15th February, 2019, at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, following a tragic accident, Robert John Kling, aged 73 years, Bogallan House, North Kessock, Inverness, passed away peacefully, in the presence of his beloved wife Eileen and dearest family. Funeral particulars from later press. Arrangements by D. Chisholm & Sons.
MACKENZIE - Peacefully, at home, on 17th February, 2019, Nina MacKenzie, aged 61 years, Teal Avenue, Inverness (Images By Nina). Nina will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Funeral arrangements by D. Chisholm & Sons, Inverness/Archibald Macrae, Stornoway. Tel (01851) 702033.
MACKAY - Funeral ceremony for the late Catriona Mary Mackay, aged 73 years, Garth Road, Inverness, will be held tomorrow (Wednesday), 20th February, 2019, at 12.30pm, in D. Chisholm & Sons' Funeral Home, Huntly Street, Inverness; thereafter to Tomnahurich Cemetery. All welcome to attend.
MURRAY-SMITH - Suddenly, at home, on 12th February, 2019, Jane Watson Murray-Smith (nee Riach), aged 60 years, school teacher and resident of Craigellachie and formerly Nairn, beloved wife of the late David Murray-Smith, much loved mother of Maxwell, also a dear sister and aunt. Funeral service on Friday, 22nd February, 2019, at 1pm, in Inverness Crematorium. All welcome to attend. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to Friends of ANCHOR (Aberdeen Royal Infirmary) may be given at the service. Arrangements by D. Chisholm & Sons.
HALLEY - The funeral service for the late Evelyn (Eve) Halley, Rangemore Road, Inverness, will take place on Friday, 22nd February, 2019, at 12.30pm, in the Old High Church, Church Street, Inverness, to which all are welcome to attend; thereafter interment private. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, may be given in aid of Children 1st at the service or forwarded to the funeral directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness, IV1 1NA.
ROSS - Peacefully, at home, on Friday, 15th February, 2019, Dorothy (Dot) Ross (nee Leys), Contin, formerly Balnain, Glenurquhart. Funeral details in later edition of press or from the funeral directors, John Fraser & Son, Lovat House, High Street, Dingwall. Tel. 01349 808666.
VALENTINE - Peacefully, with his family by his side, on Sunday, 17th February, 2019, at Meadowlark Care Home, Forres, John Cheyne Valentine, 12A Culloden Road, Balloch, aged 88 years. Former football legend Queens Park, Glasgow Rangers and Buckie Thistle and also Department of Agriculture, Principal Lands Officer. Much loved husband to Maureen Munro and the late Mairi MacKenzie, adored father and father-in-law to Sandy and Dona, cherished grandfather to Christen and James. The passing of a gentleman, much respected and good friend of many. Funeral service on Monday, 25th February, 2019, at 11.30am, in the funeral home of William T. Fraser and Son, Culduthel Road, Inverness. All friends respectfully invited.
TOWNSEND - Peacefully, at the Highland Hospice, on 16th February, 2019, Linda Rose Townsend, 21 Ardness Place, Inverness, aged 84 years. Dearly loved wife of 64 wonderful years to Ronald, much loved mum to Stephanie, Paul and Peter, loving mother-in-law to David and Eileen, a devoted granny, great-granny and dear sister of Norman, Eric and Sonia. Funeral service on Tuesday, 26th February, 2019, at 2pm, in Inverness Crematorium. All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, for the Highland Hospice may be given at the service or forwarded to William T. Fraser and Son, Culduthel Road, Inverness. Bright colours please.
FRASER - (Balerno). Alasdair James, peacefully at home, on 13th February, 2019, aged 86. Much loved husband of Averill, father of Stephen, Jeremy, Christopher and Katriona, father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle. Son of the late John and Annabella Fraser of Bellevue Farm, brother of the late Ian, Frances and DD. Formerly with DAFS Thurso, Inverness, Perth, Glasgow, Stirling and Edinburgh. Service of Thanksgiving was held at Balerno Parish Church, yesterday (Thursday), 21st February, 2019.
AKERS - Peacefully, at Raigmore Hospital, on 18th February, 2019, Mairi MacColl Akers, 16 Damfield Road, Inverness, aged 87 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Ian, much loved mum of Pauline and Aileen, mother-in-law of John, loving granny of Kerry, Nicole, Shelley and Kris and a great-granny of Jayden and Mylah. Funeral service on Thursday, 28th February, 2019, at 12.30pm, in Crown Church, Inverness; thereafter to Kilvean Cemetery. All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only please. Donations welcome at the service for Haematology, Raigmore or forward to the funeral directors, William T. Fraser and Son, Culduthel Road, Inverness.
GRAHAM - Peacefully, in the excellent care of Culduthel Care Home, Inverness, with his devoted daughter and son-in-law by his side, on 18th February, 2019, Alexander Peter Lowe Graham (Sandy), aged 84 years, The Steading, Woodend, Dalcross, principal Civil Engineer Water and Sewage, Highland Regional Council, dearly loved husband of the late Kristine Jolly, wonderful dad to Simon and Judie, much loved father-in-law of John, proud gramps to Roddy, Struan, Eve, Molly and Daisy and great-gramps to Teddy. Funeral service on Wednesday, 27th February, 2019, at 12.30pm, in the funeral home of John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness; thereafter to Petty Cemetery, Tornagrain. All welcome to attend. Family flowers only please. Donations are invited for Munlochy Animal Aid at the service. Car parking available at the funeral home.
ROSS - Peacefully at home, on Friday, 15th February, 2019, Dorothy (Dot) Ross (nee Leys), Contin, formerly Balnain, Glenurquhart, former employee John Menzies and Claymore Creamery, member of Contin Village Bowls and North Kessock Fishing Club. Cherished partner of Raymond MacKay, loving mum, sister, nana, great-granny and great-great-granny. Funeral service on Monday, 25th February, 2019, at 10.30am, in Contin Church of Scotland then at 12.45pm in the funeral home of John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness; thereafter to Tomnahurich Cemetery. All welcome to attend. Family flowers only please. Donations are invited for Macmillan Cancer Support or forwarded to the funeral directors.
TONBERG - Suddenly and unexpectedly, on 17th February, 2019, Paul George, aged 69 years, Westhill, formerly of Maitland Music, Dingwall. Loving and dearly loved husband of Joan Philip, and much loved father, grandfather, brother, uncle and good friend to many. Funeral service on Wednesday, 27th February, 2019, at 10.45am, in Inverness Crematorium. All friends respectfully invited. No flowers please, but donations for the RNLI are welcomed at the service or may be forwarded to the funeral directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness IV1 1NA.
MILNER - (Inverness). Tragically, on Sunday, 20th January, 2019, Keith. Loving husband of Anne, much loved father of Collette and Glenn and a dear stepfather to Alistair and a cherished grandad of Michael. Will be sadly missed. Funeral service at Inverness Crematorium on Monday, 4th March, 2019, at 12 noon. All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only. Donations, if so desired, may be given at the service for National Autistic Society. Enquiries to D. Gunn Funeral Home, Blackwells Street, Dingwall. Tel. 01349 863951.
NOBLE - The funeral for Ally Noble, 22 Croyard Park, Beauly, will take place today (Friday), 22nd February, 2019, at 11.30am, in the funeral home of William T. Fraser and Son, Culduthel Road, Inverness. All welcome.
WILLIAMS - The funeral for Robert Williams (Bob), 13 Kildonan Crescent, will take place on Monday, 25th February, 2019, at 2pm, in Inverness Crematorium. Arrangements by William T. Fraser and Son, Culduthel Road, Inverness.
CHRISTIE - Peacefully, on Monday, 18th February, 2019, in the excellent care of Ach An Eas Inverness, Eric Cormack Christie, Lochardil, aged 88 years, dearly loved husband of Wikke and the late Margaret Jamieson, loving father of Jenny and the late David, and adored granda of Ben, Hannah, Rhiannon and Leon, a dear brother, uncle and friend. Funeral service on Saturday, 2nd March, 2019, at 10am, in the funeral home of John Fraser and Son, 17 - 29 Chapel Street, Inverness. All welcome to attend. Family flowers only please. Donations are invited for Mountain Rescue and the RNLI at the service or may be forwarded to the funeral directors. Car parking available at the funeral home.
BOYD - Peacefully, at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, after a short illness, on 15th February, 2019, John Lindsay Boyd, aged 92 years, retired dentist. Beloved husband of the late Molly Boyd and a much loved uncle. Funeral service on Friday, 15th March, 2019, at 2pm, in Inverness Crematorium. All welcome to attend. Family flowers only please. Donations are invited for Cancer Research UK at the service or forwarded to the funeral directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness IV1 1NA.
BASBAYRAKTAR - Peacefully, at Raigmore Hospital, on Monday, 18th February, 2019, surrounded by her loving family, Eileen Mary Basbayraktar, 17 Oldtown Road, Inverness, aged 58 years. PSA at Hilton Primary School. Much loved daughter of Bill Gault and the late Audrey, dearly loved mother of Aysa and Cem, cherished sister to Ian and a good friend to all who knew her. Funeral service on Friday, 1st March, 2019, at 1pm, in Ness Bank Church, Inverness; to be followed by a Committal Service at Inverness Crematorium. All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, may be given at the service for Raigmore Hospital Ward 7C, for their upmost care and support to Eileen and kindness shown to the family, or please forward to William T. Fraser and Son, Culduthel Road, Inverness.
CAWLEY - Peacefully, in the wonderful care of the Highland Hospice, Inverness, on 17th February, 2019, Edward Cawley (Ted), Munlochy. Ted will be greatly missed by his beloved wife Una and all his loving family and friends. Funeral service on Saturday, 2nd March, 2019, at 10.30am, in Inverness Crematorium. All welcome to attend. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to the Highland Hospice may be given at the service. Arrangements by D. Chisholm & Sons.
FRASER - Peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family, on 14th February, 2019, Margaret Elizabeth Fraser (nee Rolland), C.ST.J., J.P., aged 95 years, Drummond Road, Inverness, partner Duncan Fraser & Son Butchers and former Councillor, beloved wife for 63 years of the late William A. E. Fraser (Bill), much loved mother of Duncan, William, Morag and Caroline, loving mother-in-law of Malina and Linda, also a dear grandmother, great- grandmother, sister-in-law, aunt and good friend to many. Funeral service on Tuesday, 26th February, 2019, at 12.15pm, in the Old High Church, Inverness; thereafter to Tomnahurich Cemetery. All welcome to attend. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to Alzheimer Scotland and Marie Curie may be given at the service. Arrangements by D. Chisholm & Sons, where car parking is also available.
KLING - On 15th February, 2019, at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, following a tragic accident, Robert John Kling, aged 73 years, Bogallan House, North Kessock, Inverness, passed away peacefully in the presence of his beloved wife Eileen and dearest family. Funeral service on Wednesday, 27th February, 2019, at 1.45pm, in Inverness Crematorium. All welcome to attend. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to I.C.U., Raigmore Hospital and Macmillan Cancer Support may be given at the service. Arrangements by D. Chisholm & Sons.
STEWART - Peacefully, on Wednesday, 20th February, 2019, at Raigmore Hospital, Chrisanna Stewart, Marchburn Court, North Kessock, aged 59 years, much loved mum of Mark, Kirsteen and John, mother-in-law to Angela, dearly loved granny of Euan, loving sister, aunty and a good friend of many. Arrangements by William T. Fraser and Son, Culduthel Road, Inverness.
MACKAY - Peacefully at home, on Thursday, 21st February 2019, William Andrew Mackay, Bridgend Tomatin, aged 89 years. Adored husband of the late Jean, much loved father of Michael and David, a dear father-in-law, loving grandfather, loyal and steadfast friend of many. Andrew will rest with his beloved Jean in Daviot Cemetery. Details to follow. Arrangements by William T. Fraser and Son, Culduthel Road, Inverness.
FRASER - The funeral service for Steve Fraser, Ferry Road, Beauly and of the Lovat Estate Office, will take place on Saturday, 2nd March, 2019, at 12 noon, in the funeral home of William T. Fraser and Son, Culduthel Road, Inverness. All welcome.