Deaths

McALLISTER - Suddenly, in the loving care of Beaconsfield Nursing Home, Isle of Man, on 8th December, 2014, Hamish, aged 68 years, formerly of Dingwall, son of the late Jean and James, much loved brother of Ian, Christina and the late Peter, also a loving brother-in-law, uncle, grand-uncle, nephew and cousin. Funeral in the Isle of Man.
CAVANAGH - (Invergordon). Jack passed away peacefully, at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, on Monday, 8th December, 2014. Soulmate and loving husband of Anne, much loved dad of Nicola and John, father-in-law of Donnie and Chyvonne and a doting granda of Lexie and Holly. Funeral service will be held in Inverness Crematorium, on Monday, 15th December, 2014, commencing at 10.30 am. 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 Mairi Russell Funeral Services. Tel. 01349 880901.
GRAINGE - (Inchbae, Garve). Harry passed away peacefully, on Friday, 5th December, 2014. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. His funeral will take place at Inverness Crematorium (large chapel), on Tuesday, 16th December, 2014, at 1.30pm. All family and friends are respectfully invited. Family flowers only please, but donations, in lieu, may be given at the service for the local Red Cross. Enquiries to D. Gunn, Funeral Home, Blackwells Street, Dingwall. Tel. 01349 863951.
COOPER - (Dingwall). Peacefully, in Redwoods Care Home, Alness, on Sunday, 7th December, 2014, Arthur Cooper, formerly of Peffery Road, Dingwall and Conon View, Contin, beloved husband of Anna, loving father and father-in-law of Arron and Mandy, dear brother and brother-in-law of Jock and Ella. Funeral service will be held in Inverness Crematorium, on Monday, 15th December, 2014, at 12.30pm, to which all friends are respectfully invited. Family flowers only please, but donations, if so desired, may be given at the service for Great Ormond Street Hospital, London or sent to Alasdair Rhind, Funeral Directors, Mayfield House, Dingwall.
BLOSSE - (Portmahomack). Sadly, in his home, 6 Ben View Court, Chapel Place, Portmahomack, on Friday, 5th December, 2014, Richard Vivian Blosse, much loved brother, brother-in-law, uncle and loved by all the extended family and friends. Funeral service will be held in Inverness Crematorium, on Wednesday, 17th December, 2014, at 10.30am, to which all friends are respectfully invited. Family flowers only please, but donations, if so desired, may be given at the service for the Tarbat Discovery Centre or sent to Alasdair Rhind, Funeral Directors, Sutherland House, Bank Street, Tain.
NURSE KINDER - (Conon Bridge). Margaret Kinder (nee Carlyle ) QIDNS, retired district nurse. Mother of Andrew and grandmother to Ross. Funeral private by her own request. No flowers please. Enquiries to D. Gunn, Funeral Home, Blackwells Street, Dingwall. Tel. 01349 863951.
GUNN - (Dingwall). Very peacefully at home, on Tuesday, 9th December, 2014, Christina (Chris) Gunn (nee Henderson), aged 95 years, of 5 Old River Road, Dingwall. Beloved wife of the late Frank Gunn, dearly loved mam of Patricia, Pauline, Elaine and the late Linda. Mother Gunn to Hughie, Iain and George. A wonderful granny, great-granny, dear aunt and friend. Funeral service in St Clements Parish Church, Dingwall, on Monday, 15th December, 2014, at 1pm; followed by private cremation at her own request. All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only, but donations, if so desired, for Cancer Research and Dingwall Branch SWRI. Arrangements by D. Gunn, Funeral Director, Blackwells Street, Dingwall.
STABLES - Peacefully, at the Ross Memorial Hospital, Dingwall, on 7th December, 2014, Allan Stables, 9 Alexander Court, Fortrose, aged 63 years. Beloved son of the late Marie and Donald Stables, formerly of Brae Farm, Munlochy, loving father of Louise, Michael and Nicola, loved grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. Funeral service on Tuesday, 16th December, 2014, at 1.30pm, in Knockbain Free Church, North Kessock, All friends respectfully invited. Arrangements by William T. Fraser and Son, Funeral Directors, Culduthel Road, Inverness.
GEARING - Peacefully, at home in Hertfordshire, on 28th November, 2014, Greta Millicent Gearing (nee Hill), aged 85 years, beloved wife of the late Frank, much loved mum of Andy, Dave, Katy, Pat, Fran and Jan, also a loving grandma. Memorial service on Monday, 22nd December, 2014, at 11.30am, in St Andrew's Episcopal Church, Academy Street, Fortrose; to be followed by interment of her ashes in Fortrose & Rosemarkie New Cemetery. All welcome to attend. Flowers welcome. Arrangements by John Munro, Funeral Directors, Fortrose. Tel. 01381 621444.
CALDER - (Maryburgh). Peacefully, after a short illness bravely borne, at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, on Thursday, 11th December, 2014, Audrey Calder (nee Tait), aged 66 years of "Morven" Hood Street, Maryburgh. Dearly loved wife of Jimmy, much loved mam of Lorraine, Lesley, Alison and Stephen. A loving mother-in-law and devoted nanny. A dear friend to many, very sadly missed. Interred Urquhart New Cemetery. Arrangements by D. Gunn, Funeral Home, Blackwells Street, Dingwall.
MACDONALD - (Strathpeffer). Chirsty MacDonald (nee Nicolson), aged 92 years, on Wednesday, 10th December, 2014, in the loving care of the staff at Fodderty House Care Home, after a short illness bravely borne, formerly of Park Terrace, Strathpeffer. Beloved wife of the late Jonathon MacDonald, loving mam of Catherine and Marion and a special granny to Natasha and Darryl. Interred at Fodderty Cemetery. Arrangements by D. Gunn, Funeral Director, Blackwells Street, Dingwall.
RUTHERFORD - (Dingwall). Peacefully, after a short illness, at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, on Sunday, 14th December, 2014, Jean Elizabeth (Liz). A much loved mother of Nicola, Julia and Bobby, a dearly loved granny and great-granny. Funeral service will be held at the crematorium, Inverness, today (Friday), 19th December, 2014, at 1.30pm. All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only. Donations, if so desired, may be given at the service for The British Heart Foundation. Arrangrements by D. Gunn, Blackwells Street, Dingwall.