Deaths

TAYLOR - (Dingwall). After a tragic mishap on 21st July, 2017, Elizabeth (Liz) passed away peacefully, at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, on Saturday, 2nd September, 2017, aged 81 years. Beloved wife of the late Douglas, very much loved mam of Douglas, Jimmy, Liz, Muriel and the late George and a devoted granny, great-granny, sister, aunt and mother-in-law. Funeral private at her own request. Enquiries to Mairi Russell Funeral Services. Tel. 01349 880901.
MACNAB - (Dingwall). Peacefully at home, with her family by her side, on Monday, 11th September, 2017, Joan (nee Mackenzie), beloved wife of Ken, much loved mam of Michael and Gordon, mother-in-law of Nicola and Ellen and granny of Lily and Ruairidh. Funeral service from Castle Street Church of Scotland, Dingwall, today (Friday), 15th September, 2017, at 2pm; interment thereafter at Mitchell Hill Cemetery. All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only. Donations, if so desired, may be given at the service for Marie Curie. Enquiries to D. Gunn Funeral Home, Blackwells Street, Dingwall. Tel. 01349 863951.
CLYDESDALE - (Tain). Very suddenly in her home, 10D Jackson Drive, Tain, on Friday, 1st September, 2017, Helen Mary Cowie, beloved daughter of the late Ellis and David MacRae, much loved sister of Jane Anne, Morag and the late Davy, a dearly loved aunt and great-aunt to all her nieces and nephews and a dear friend to many. Very sadly missed. Funeral service will be held in Tain Parish Church, today (Friday), 15th September, 2017, at 1pm; thereafter to St Duthus New Cemetery. All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only please, but donations, if so desired, may be given at the service for the Highland Rheumatology Unit, Dingwall or sent to Alasdair Rhind, Funeral Directors, Sutherland House, Bank Street, Tain.
MACMILLAN - (Maryburgh). Peacefully, but suddenly, at Raigmore Hospital Inverness, on Monday, 11th September, 2017, Margaret, aged 61 years. Beloved daughter of the late Walter and Margaret (Greta), a dear sister to Roddy and the late Walter (Campbell). Funeral service at Maryburgh Free Church, on Tuesday, 19th September, 2017, at 11am; interment thereafter at Tore Cemetery. All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only please. Donations, if so desired, may be given at the service for Key Housing Association and Isobel Rhind Centre. Enquiries to D. Gunn Funeral Home, Blackwells Street, Dingwall. Tel. 01349 863951.
RIEDER - Suddenly, at Raigmore Hospital, on 9th September, 2017, Robert Valentine Rieder (The Cattleman), 2 Drynie Cottages, North Kessock, aged 93 years. Beloved husband of the late Joan, much loved father of Robert and Barbara, devoted granda of Andrew, Kathryn, Gavin, Eilidh, Duncan and Oighrig and great-granda of Oliver. Sadly missed. Funeral service on Tuesday, 19th September, 2017, at 2pm, in Inverness Crematorium. All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only please. Donations welcome at the service for Heart Research or please forward to William T. Fraser and Son, Culduthel Road, Inverness.
ROSS - Suddenly, at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, on 5th September, 2017, after a short illness, Fiona Ross (nee Forbes), renowned horsewoman and judge, 2 Mill Cottage, Brodie formerly of Wellhouse Farm, Beauly, aged 57 years. Dearly loved mum of Alistair and Natalie, dear sister of Bryan, loving niece of Alice, always loved by Colin and dear friend to many. Will be sadly missed. Funeral service on Wednesday, 20th September, 2017, at 12 noon in the funeral home of William T. Fraser and Son, Culduthel Road, Inverness; thereafter to Kilmorack Cemetery. All friends respectfully invited. Flowers welcome. Donations, if desired, for the Dogs Trust may be given at the service or forwarded to the funeral directors.
FINLAYSON - (Broomhill, Invergordon). Very suddenly in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, on Tuesday, 12th September, 2017, following a short illness, Robin Hugh Finlayson, aged 52 years, Tigh-Na-Bruich, Broomhill, Delny, Invergordon, beloved and loving husband of Linda, much loved dad of Emily and Cameron, dear son of Grace and the Hughie, loving son-in-law of John and Ann, a dearly loved brother and loved by all the extended family and friends. Very sadly missed by all. Funeral service will be held in Rosskeen Free Church, Achnagarron, Invergordon; thereafter to Balintore Cemetery on a day and time to be intimated in the Press & Journal, to which all friends will be respectfully invited. No flowers please, but donations, if so desired, may be given at the service for the Highland Hospice and the Macmillan Nurses or sent to Alasdair Rhind, Funeral Directors, Sutherland House, Bank Street, Tain.
WILLIAMSON - Passed away on Saturday, 9th September, 2017, at Perth, Mary, aged 82, beloved wife of the late Lindsay (formerly of 18 Carrie Blair Crescent, Edderton), a much loved mum of Janet, Chrisann, Sandra, Linda and the late John Charles. Funeral on Wednesday, 20th September, 2017, service in St Matthew's Church, Tay Street, Perth, at 11.30am, memorial service in Edderton Parish Church, on Friday, 29th September, at 1pm; interment thereafter in Edderton Cemetery to which all family and friends are respectfully invited.
FRANKLIN - Audrey Franklin. Died peacefully at Highview Nursing Home, on 2nd September, 2017. Burial at Croy Churchyard, on Saturday, 23rd September, 2017, at 11am and a gathering afterwards at "Fidra", Croy. Arrangements by William T. Fraser and Son.