Deaths

BROWN - (Evanton). Duncan Brown, aged 51, of Evanton, Ross-shire, died peacefully, at home, after a short illness, on Thursday, 15th January, 2015. The beloved husband, son and brother is survived by his wife Julie, sons Calum and Jared, brother Hamish and sister Shona. We as a family cannot express enough, our gratitude for the most wonderful support from friends, near and far, Duncan's colleagues at the Crofters Commission, all the NHS staff and in particular, the GP's at Robertson Health Centre. A funeral ceremony will be held in Inverness Crematorium on Monday, 26th January, 2015, commencing at 1.30pm. All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only please, but a donation, if so desired, may be made at the service for Braintrust (or online at Braintrust.org.uk). Enquiries to Mairi Russell Funeral Services. Tel. 01349 880901.
RAPSON - (Alness). Peacefully, with his family by his side, at Raigmore Hospital, on Friday, 16th January, 2015, Robert (Rab), aged 82 years. Dearly loved husband of Betty Mackenzie, loving dad of Robbie, Eileen and the late Alan, adored granda of Andrea, Amanda, Aiden, Cassie and the late Ben, dear friend of Toni, Alison, Scott, Fraser and Eric and a dear brother-in-law and uncle. Funeral service will be held in Alness Parish Church (Kirkside), on Tuesday, 27th January, 2015, commencing at 11.30am; thereafter to Inverness Crematorium. All friends respectfully invited. No flowers at his own request, but a donation, if so desired, may be made at the service for the Stroke Unit, Ward 2A, Raigmore Hospital and Fredreich's Ataxia. Enquiries to Mairi Russell Funeral Services. Tel. 01349 880901.
MACKENZIE - (Dingwall). Peacefully, at Wyvis House, Dingwall, on Friday, 16th January, 2015, following a long illness, surrounded by her loving family, Moira Anne Mackenzie, aged 73 years, (formerly of Churchill Drive, Dingwall), beloved and caring wife of Sandy, much loved mother of Duncan and Faye and mother-in-law of Avril and Craig, devoted granny to Jill, Kim, Adam and Rachel. Funeral service from Castle Street Church of Scotland, Dingwall, on Friday, 23rd January, 2015, at 1pm; thereafter interment at Mitchell Hill Cemetery. All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only please. Donations, if so desired, may be given at the service for Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland. Arrangements by D. Gunn, Funeral Home, Blackwells Street, Dingwall.
LEE - Passed away peacefully, into the arms of the Lord, on 15th January 2015, at the Highland Hospice, Inverness, Valerie Margaret Lee, aged 73 years, Bogallan Lodge, North Kessock, dearly loved mother of Nicholas, Alex, Greg and Rich, loving grandmother of Georgia, Oliver, William, Anna and Jonathan. Funeral service on Friday, 30th January, 2015, at 10.30am, in St Andrew's Episcopal Church, Academy Street, Fortrose; followed by a private family cremation. Family flowers only. Please wear a pink item in memory of Valerie. Donations, if desired, for Cancer Research may be given at the service or forwarded to the funeral directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness IV1 1NA.
MACDONALD - (Muir of Ord). Suddenly, in his own home, on Friday, 16th January, 2015, Norman, aged 60 years. A beloved father, loving son of Catherine and the late John and a dear brother. Will be sadly missed. Funeral service will be held in Urray Free Church on Monday, 26th January, 2015, commencing at 11am; thereafter to Urray Cemetery. All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only please, but a donation, if so desired, may be made at the service for The Highland Hospice. Enquiries to D. J. MacLennan & Son, Muir of Ord. Tel. 01463 870891.
ROSS - (Strathrusdale Ardross / Kiltarlity). Peacefully, at Castle Gardens Care Home, Invergordon, on Friday, 16th January, 2015, Cathie, aged 86 years, formerly Strathrusdale Ardross and Kiltarlity. Beloved wife of the late George, dear mother of Mary and Hugh and a dear granny, great-granny and great-great-granny. Funeral service will be held in Ardross Church, on Friday, 30th January , 2015, commencing at 11am; thereafter to Alness Cemetery. All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only please, but a donation, if so desired, may be made at the service for Castle Gardens Client Comfort Fund. Enquiries to Mairi Russell Funeral Services. Tel. 01349 880901.
JACKSON - (Nairn / Alness). Peacefully, in Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, on Monday, 19th January, 2015, Mary Jackson (nee Hutchison), Glebe Road, Nairn, dearly loved wife of Colin, much loved mother of Neil and Amanda, dear mother-in-law of Joff and an expectant nana of their forthcoming child, beloved daughter of Mary Smith (Firhill, Alness), dear sister of Peter, Margaret and the late Donian and loved by all the extended family and friends. Funeral service will be held in Alness Parish Church, on Monday, 26th January, 2015, at 6.30pm; thereafter in Inverness Crematorium, on Tuesday, 27th January, 2015, at 10.30am. All friends respectfully invited to one or both of the services. Family flowers only please, but donations, if so desired, may be given at the services for the Highland Hospice or sent to Alasdair Rhind Funeral Directors, Sutherland House, Bank Street, Tain.
MAGILL - (Dingwall). Peacefully, at home, surrounded by his family, after a long illness borne with great courage and dignity, on 15th January, 2015, Jackie, aged 67 years, (ex Sterling Show Band, Liverpool Victoria and Munro Brothers), beloved husband of Stella, treasured dad of Andrea and Russell, proud and much loved granda of Jake, Jenny and Max and granda figure to Callum and Mairead, dear father-in-law of Gary, cherished son-in-law of Jean, a dearly loved brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend to many. Funeral service took place yesterday (Thursday), 22nd January, 2015, in St Clements Parish Church, Dingwall; followed by interment in Fodderty Cemetery. Donations, if desired, for the Oncology Ward and Macmillan Suite, Raigmore Hospital, may be forwarded to the funeral directors, John Fraser & Son, Lovat House, High Street, Dingwall, IV15 9TF.
PRINGLE - Sadly, on Monday, 19th January, 2015, Brian Pringle, 7 Munro Terrace, Rosemarkie, aged 67 years. Loving husband of Christine, dear father to Steven, sadly missed brother and grandfather. The service will be in the funeral home of William T. Fraser and Son, Funeral Directors, Culduthel Road, Inverness.
URQUHART - Peacefully, at Mandaville Care Home, on 21st January, 2015, Violet Urquhart (nee MacDonald), formerly of Balvaird Road, Muir of Ord, aged 81 years. Beloved wife of the late Kenny, much loved mother and granny. Funeral service on Wednesday, 28th January, 2015, at 11am, in The Free Church, Muir of Ord; thereafter to Urray. All friends respectfully invited. Enquiries to William T. Fraser and Son, Funeral Directors, Culduthel Road, Inverness.
SAUNDERS - (Dingwall). Peacefully, at home with his family, on Thursday, 22nd January, 2015, Brian, beloved husband of Valerie, much loved father of Nigel and Sian. Funeral service at The Crematorium, Inverness, on Monday, 2nd February, 2015, at 12.30pm. All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only. Donations, if so desired, may be given at the service for Maggie's Highland and Marie Curie. Arrangements by D. Gunn, Blackwells Street, Dingwall.