Deaths

LOCHHEAD - (Hilton, by Tain). Peacefully, in The Highland Hospice, Inverness, on Saturday, 11th March, 2017, James Crawford Lochhead, "Creel Cottage", Shore Street, Hilton, by Tain, dearly loved husband of Betty, much loved father of Martin, Christopher, Victoria, Claire and Tara, a loving papa and loved by all the extended family and friends. Funeral service will be held in Hilton Free Church on Tuesday, 21st March, 2017, at 11am, to which all friends are respectfully invited; thereafter private cremation. No flowers please. All enquiries to Alasdair Rhind, Funeral Directors, Sutherland House, Bank Street, Tain.
URQUHART - (Tain). Peacefully, in his home, 8 Queen Street, Tain, on Saturday, 11th March, 2017, William Forbes Urquhart "Forbie", President Tain Golf Club, beloved husband of Margaret, dearly loved father of Paul and Sylvia, much loved grandad of Andrew and Scott, dear great-grandad of Amilia and Oliver, dear brother of Maisie and loved by all the extended family and friends. Funeral ceremony will be held in Inverness Crematorium on Tuesday, 21st March, 2017, at 11am, to which all friends are respectfully invited; thereafter all are welcome back to Tain Golf Club. Family flowers only please, but donations, if so desired, may be given at the service for Tain and District Medical Practice and The Tain Community Nurses or sent to Alasdair Rhind, Funeral Directors, Sutherland House, Bank Street, Tain.
MACPHAIL - Peacefully, on 11th March, 2017, Hannah Ishbel (nee Grant). Dearly loved wife of the late William D. MacPhail, former rector Fortrose Academy. Funeral service on Monday, 20th March, 2017, at 1.15pm, in Urray Free Church, Muir of Ord; thereafter to Fortrose Old Cemetery. All friends respectfully invited. Donations, if desired, in lieu of flowers for the Free Church of Scotland Youth Camps may be given at the service or forwarded to the funeral directors, John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness IV1 1NA.
WILLIAMSON - (Alness). Suddenly, at her home, on Monday, 13th March, 2017, Catherine (Katie), aged 84 years. Beloved wife of the late George and a much loved mum, granny, great-granny and auntie. Funeral service will be held in Alness Parish Church (Kirkside), on Monday, 20th March, 2017, commencing at 11am; thereafter to Mitchell Hill Burial Ground, Dingwall. All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only please, but a donation, if so desired, may be made at the service for Dementia Scotland. Enquiries to Mairi Russell Funeral Services. Tel. 01349 880901.
PURCELL - (Dingwall / Evanton). Peacefully, on Wednesday, 8th March, 2017, in the tender care of staff at Fairburn House, Elizabeth Mary, a special and adored daughter of the late John and Alice, cherished by Dot and sadly missed by all family and friends. Funeral services will be held in Kiltearn Parish Church, Evanton, on Wednesday, 22nd March, 2017, at 11am; thereafter to Inverness Crematorium at 2pm. All friends respectfully invited, family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, can be given at both services in aid of Cornerstone Lunch Club.
FINDLAY - (Avoch). Suddenly, but peacefully at home, in Priory Gardens, Beauly, on Tuesday, 14th March, 2017, Nettie Findlay, aged 90 years, formerly of Ormonde Terrace, Avoch. Beloved wife of the late Jack Findlay, dear mam to Sally and son-in-law Ian, a loving granny to Bobby, John and the late Tracey. A devoted aunt and great-granny. Funeral private at her own request. Arrangements by John Fraser & Son, 17-29 Chapel Street, Inverness IV1 1NA.
ALLAWAY - (Culbokie). On 10th March, 2017, at the Highland Hospice, Inverness, Edward (Johnny). Beloved husband of Marilyn, loving father of David and Stephen and a much loved grandpa. Funeral service on Thursday, 23rd March, 2017, at 2pm, at Inverness Crematorium. All friends welcome to attend, family flowers only please. Donations appreciated for Highland Hospice at the service or may be forwarded to the funeral directors, John Fraser & Son, Lovat House, High Street, Dingwall IV15 9TF.
SHAW - Peacefully at home, on 10th March, 2017, Alan George Shaw, aged 67 years, 2 Hospital Road, Cromarty, beloved husband of Meg, devoted step-dad of Katie and Duncan, adored grandad of Lily, Lachlan and Alexander, also a dear brother of Margaret and Michael. Funeral service on Tuesday, 21st March, 2017, at 2pm, in Inverness Crematorium. All welcome to attend. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to Munlochy Animal Aid may be given at the service. Arrangements by John Munro, Fortrose. Tel. 01381 621444.
REID - Peacefully, at Aden House Care Home, Inverness, on 12th March, 2017, Joan Helen Reid, aged 94 years, (formerly of Argyle Court and Holm Park, Inverness). Sadly missed by all her friends. Funeral service on Friday, 24th March, at 12 noon, in Inverness Crematorium. All welcome to attend. No flowers please. Donations, if desired, to the Highland Hospice may be given at the service or forwarded to D. Chisholm & Sons, Huntly Street, Inverness IV3 5HP.
ROBERTSON - (Tain). Peacefully, in the Highland Hospice, Inverness, on Tuesday, 14th March , 2017, Katharine (Kath) Robertson, 131 Mansfield Estate, Tain, beloved wife of the late Iain, dearly loved mother of Aileen and Alan, dear mother-in-law of Andrew and Helen, loving granny of Alison, Lauren and Clare and loved by all the extended family and friends. Funeral service will be held in Tain Parish Church, tomorrow (Saturday), 18th March, 2017, at 11am; 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 Hospice or sent to Alasdair Rhind, Funeral Directors, Sutherland House, Bank Street, Tain.