YOUNG - (Dingwall and Wick). Susan, Ian and families, would like to offer their sincere thanks to all relatives, friends and neighbours for the many messages of condolence received by letter, telephone and cards following the sad loss of their mum Marion (Margaret). Thank you to piper Dougie Watson for his beautiful playing at the graveside, to Liz Carran, Civil Funeral Celebrant for conducting the service and to the Castle Hotel, Portmahomack for the refreshments. To all at D. Gunn Funeral Directors, in particular Stacey for her professionalism and kindness with the funeral arrangements. Finally, a special thank you to the many wonderful staff at Castle Gardens Care Home where our mum was looked after with such kindness and compassion. A total of £300 was raised for the Marie Curie Nurses.
MACDONALD - (Invergordon). Ann, Isobel, Duncan and Moira would like to express their sincere thanks to relatives, friends and neighbours for the many cards, flowers, telephone calls and messages of sympathy received following the sad loss of Neil, a loving husband, dad, grandad and great-grandad. We would like to thank doctors and nurses of Invergordon Health Centre, Macmillan Nurse Donald McKay, Ward 5A, Macmillan Suite and a special thank you to all staff at Heamatology, Raigmore Hospital. Special thanks to Rev. Robert Adair for a comforting service, piper Duncan MacGillivray and Shandwick Inn for a lovely tea. Lastly, thank you to all who paid their respects at the cemetery and roadside, it was very much appreciated by us all.
URE - The family of the late Sadie, wish to thank most sincerely relatives, friends and neighbours for the kind expressions of sympathy cards received during their recent sad bereavement. Special thanks to Dr McKenna and Dr Craighead of Dingwall Health Centre, all staff at Raigmore H.D.U. for their care and attention, to Dingwall Ambulance Service and Reverend Terry Burns for a lovely service. Also, to D. Gunn Funeral Directors; Robin, Jim, Stacey and Donnie, we can't thank them highly enough for showing and conducting high levels of kindness, support and compassion. Finally, to those who paid their last respects at the church and also the graveside. A big thank you to everyone who contributed to the collection for the H.D.U., the total was £172.26. You were all truly amazing.
FRASER - (Maryburgh). The Fraser family would like to sincerely thank all their friends for their kind expressions of sympathy following Ruary's sudden passing. Special thanks go to all the doctors at Dingwall Health Centre together with Ruary's support team who helped him over the years with a special mention to Gavin Lee for his compassion and friendship towards Ruary over the past 8 years. Grateful thanks to the Rev. Alec Stewart for his support and comforting service and to D. Gunn Funeral Directors, Dingwall, for their sensitivity and attention to detail of all the funeral arrangements. The sum of £675 was raised by the family in Ruary's name for Munlochy Animal Aid.
MACARTHUR - Gena. (Tain). All Gena's family would like to thank relatives, neighbours and friends for their kindness and care to mum and to us all. Sincere thanks to Tain and District Medical Group involved in Gena's health and wellbeing over recent years, and to the district nurses, the Home Care team and Marie Curie Nurses who attended to her throughout recent weeks. Thanks also to Rev. Alasdair MacAulay and Rev. Andrew Macleod, Tain and Fearn Free Church, for pastoral visits and the uplifting and comforting service. We deeply appreciate the kind expressions of sympathy, the gifts of baking, meals, offers of help and the constant kindness, watchfulness and care which surrounded Gena in recent years. We will always hold in grateful remembrance the warmth of those who lined the route from home to the cemetery, and who joined us at the graveside Service of Thanksgiving for her life. Thank you to Alasdair Rhind for his personal care and professional arrangements for the funeral. Finally, thank you for generous donations to Tain and Fearn Free Church New Building Project and to Marie Curie.
MACLENNAN - (Maryburgh). Christine and family would like to thank relatives, friends and neighbours for their overwhelming support following the passing of Walter. The cards, messages, flowers and gifts received from so many have been a huge comfort. Special thanks to Dingwall Medical Practice, Macmillan Suite and Ward 7A at Raigmore Hospital, to Claire and the staff at Boots the Chemist, Dingwall. Thank you also to D. Gunn Funeral Directors for organising the service and to Liz Carran for the beautiful readings.
MACLEAN - (Dingwall/Liverpool). The family of the late Terry wish to thank all family, friends and neighbours for their overwhelming messages of sympathy and support following Terry's passing. Special thanks to the ICU team at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness; Dingwall Ambulance Service and Dr J. Fletcher for all their help and care. Many thanks to Jim Murray and D. Gunn Funeral Directors for their attentive and caring compassion to the family with the funeral arrangements and to Bruce Dempsey for his comforting service. The family would also like to express their sincere thanks to Terry's friends and family who spoke so beautifully of the happiness he brought to their lives which provided much comfort. God Bless.
YOUNG - (Dingwall and Portmahomack). Susan and Ian, and families, would like to offer their sincere thanks to all relatives, friends, former colleagues and neighbours for the many messages of condolence received by letter, telephone and card in their very sudden and sad loss of their dad, Malcolm. They also wish to give their thanks for the care provided by the doctors and staff at Dingwall Health Centre and the Marie Curie Nurses and in particular to the nursing staff and doctors at the Highland Hospice for the compassion and kindness shown not only to Malcolm but to the family as a whole. Thank you to the many who attended outside the church, including those from the Rotary and the Accordian and Fiddle Club and in particular to the representation from the local farming community for a beautiful and fitting farmers farewell. Special mention to Garry Campbell for having organised this. Thank you to piper Dougie Watson for his beautiful playing outside the church and at the graveside, to the Rev. Bruce Dempsey for conducting the service and to the Castle Hotel, Portmahomack for the refreshments. To all at D. Gunn Funeral Directors, in particular Stacey for her professionalism and kindness with the funeral arrangements. Finally, a thank you to Castle Gardens Care Home where our mum, Marion, continues to be looked after by the wonderful staff team there; they have treated the loss of a dad and husband in our family with such understanding and love. A total of £400 was raised for the Highland Hospice.
JACK - (Arabella). Wendy, Amy, Daryn and all the family would like to thank all relatives, friends and colleagues for their kind expressions of sympathy and love received by way of cards, flowers and telephone calls following their recent sad loss of Robert (Jacko). A sincere thanks to Rev. Alistair Drummond for the comforting service and to David and staff at Mairi Russell Funeral Services for their kindness, professionalism and support. Thanks also to Dr Gordon and the team at Tain and Fearn Medical Practice. Thanks to Cameron Macdougall for his poignant tributes on the bagpipes, to those who paid their respects on Evanton High Street and at the graveside and to Daisy Rue Flowers for the beautiful floral arrangements. Heartfelt gratitude to the Highland Hospice for providing care and comfort in a time of need and to Dot Mackenzie for her compassionate care and kind heart. Special thanks for the generous donations made to the Highland Hospice amounting to £10,598.25.
MACAULAY - The family of the late Norman would like to thank family, friends and neighbours for their sympathy, support and generosity in their recent loss. Heartfelt thanks to Rev. Calum Macmillan and Mr Iain Morrison for their pastoral support and warm, personal, uplifting services both at Inverness Crematorium and at Rosskeen Cemetery. All donations will be forwarded to Cancer Research UK.
BARLOW - (Culbokie). The family of the late Patricia Barlow wish to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for the many kind messages of sympathy and support following Patricia's passing. Thanks to the Dingwall based community care nurses, Dr Adamu and all the staff at Strathpeffer Medical Centre for their care particularly during the last twelve months. The family will always be grateful for the kindness and compassion shown by the doctors and staff of ward 7A at Raigmore Hospital during Patricia's last few days. Special thanks are due to all the incredible Black Isle Carers who visited daily and who were an absolute lifeline during the pandemic providing both care and friendship. We are also grateful to help and support from Meals on Wheels, Macmillan Nurses, Helping Hands, the local Spar shop and many others. Mum was blessed with good neighbours and extra special thanks go to Samyna for her unwavering kindness and generous spirit. Finally thanks to Drew Green and all at John Fraser & Son of Lovat House, Dingwall for their care and compassion with the funeral arrangements and to Emma at The Flower Company, Inverness for such stunning flowers. Despite Covid restrictions it was a lovely service made all the more special as it was led by the Rev. Dr Rob Barlow.
BANNISTER - (nee MacLean) - Alness. The family of the late Denise (Dee Dee) Bannister would like to thank the nurses and doctors at Raigmore Hospital, the MacMillan nurses and the Highland Hospice for all their kind attention during Denise's illness, also to local doctors and nurses, family, friends and neighbours for their kindness and support. Our thanks to Mairi Russell for their kind attention to the funeral arrangements and to funeral celebrant Alan Smurthwaite for his thoughtful, kind and warm graveside service. Thanks is given by the family to all those who attended the interment. All donations received were given to the Highland Hospice.
BREMNER - The family of the late Jenny wish to thank family, friends and neighbours for their sympathy shown to them in their recent sad loss. Thanks also to Black Isle home carers/district nurses for their kind and caring support shown to Jenny and her family.
ALLISTON - (Dingwall). The family of the late William (Bill) would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy following our recent sad loss. Special thanks to D. Gunn Funeral Directors and Susan Foubister for a lovely service. Thanks also for the kind donations for the MacMillan Nurses.
DUDEK - The family of the late Helen wish to thank relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy received on their recent loss. Heartfelt thanks to the management and staff of Catalina House, Alness, for their love and attention shown to Helen. We are also grateful to Rev. Mike Rattenbury for his comforting service, and to all those who paid their last respects. Finally, sincere thanks to D. Chisholm & Sons Funeral Directors and D. Munro for funeral arrangements and to The Culbokie Inn for catering.
MACKAY - (Portmahomack). Rhoda and family would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy by way of cards, messages and flowers following the sad loss of John. Our thanks to the Rev. Ron Spence and Rev. John MacLeod for their warm and comforting service. Thanks to all who joined the family at the graveside to pay their last respects. Special thanks to the community nurses for their care and support.
ROSS - (Contin). Rosemary and family would like to sincerely thank all relatives and friends for the kindness they received by way of flowers, cards and phone calls following the passing of Cash. Special thanks to Donnie Gunn and Robin for their first class funeral arrangements, the Rev. Drausio Gonsalves for his graveside service and to everyone who attended the interment. The sum of £306 was raise for Munlochy Animal Aid.
BREMNER - (Lamington/Kildary). Joan, Norina and all the family would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy and love received by way of cards, flowers, visits and telephone calls following their recent sad loss of Norman. Sincere thanks to colleagues of The Queen's Own Highlanders 1st Battalion for their attendance and kind tribute, and to Alasdair Rhind Funeral Director for his caring and professional funeral arrangements. Heartfelt thanks to Rev. Alistair Drummond for his comforting service and pastoral care. Thanks also to all those who showed their respects along the route to Rosskeen Cemetery and for the kind donations to the Blind Veterans UK which amounted to £315.
MACKENZIE - (Dingwall). The family of the late Ernie would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy shown to us in so many ways. Thanks to medical staff at Ward 6C Raigmore Hospital for their care, also to the district nurses and Marie Curie nurses. Special thanks to D. Gunn Funeral Directors and to Susan Foubister (Humanist) for a lovely service.
RAINNIE - Emilia (Clarihew).The family would like to extend their thanks for all the cards, messages and texts of condolence about Mum. Also, to friends and neighbours who came out on the street to pay their respects. She appreciated your support in life and I would like to extend that gratitude in death. Thanks to D.Gunn for arrangements and Bothy Blooms for the flowers.