ALEXNADER - (Balmenach). Helen Mckandie wishes to thank her sister-in-law Wendy and nephews for their wonderful send-off for her beloved brother, Sandy. Thanks also to all family and close friends who attended at Crathes, and to the many friends who came to celebrate in The Grant Arms, Grantown-on-Spey.
HOLLAND - The family of the late David Holland would like to thank his family and friends who came to pay their respects. Thanks to Rev. Finnie for his fitting service, Erin and Mary for their hard work at the Aviemore British Legion. But mostly to Lindsay Jack and Sons for looking after dad and taking such good care of the family.
ALEXANDER - (Balmenach). Wendy, her sons Sandy, Kristopher, David and their families, would like to thank all family, friends and neighbours for their cards, flowers, messages and acts of sympathy, love and support received following their sad loss of Sandy, a beloved husband, dad and grandad, a precious brother to Helen. They also extend their sincere heartfelt thanks to all who helped on the evening of his death, to Sam, Brian and all at Brian Smith Funeral Services for the arrangements, so sympathetically managed, to Heather Morrison MBE for her comforting service, to both the Milton Brasserie (Crathes) and the Grant Arms (Grantown-on-Spey) for the 'cuppa and a piece' and to everyone in the local area whose friendship means so much.
STIRTON - (Inverness, formerly Carrbridge). Sheila and family would like to thank all family and friends for the kindness shown to them following their sad loss of Alan (Big Al). Your sympathy in our recent loss will long be remembered and we deeply appreciate your kindness. Thank you to Alan Smurthwaite and Reverend Robert Adair for the beautiful services, also sincere thanks to Grant and the staff at Mairi Urquhart & Son for their amazing support. Finally, thank you to all those who attended the service and who generously donated £793 which will be forwarded to the British Heart Foundation.
BRUCE - (Grantown-on-Spey). The family of the late Fraser Bruce would like to thank family and friends for the kind support shown to them on the passing of Fraser. Thank you to all those who attended the service and for the lovely cards, messages and flowers. Many thanks to Rev'd Canon Tony Sparham for the thoughtful service, the ladies at the church for the lovely catering and to Maria at The Flower Box for the beautiful floral tribute. Special thanks to all the staff at Grant House for the excellent care and kindness given to Fraser. Thank you to Nikki and her team at John Ross Funeral Services for their professional and compassionate service. Many thanks for the kind donations received in memory of Fraser.
MACKENZIE - (Kingussie). Fiona, Lorraine, Alison and families would sincerely like to thank all family, friends and neighbours for their sympathy and kindness shown following the passing of their mother Helen. Thanks also to Rev. Christine Ritchie and Gillian Howarth for their lovely funeral service and comforting words. The care staff of Mains House and GP's and staff at KMP for all their care and to John Crombie (organist) and Sandy (piper). Special thanks to Jamie R. Rodgers Funeral Director and his team for their caring and professional service, which was second to none. The Donations for Dementia UK raised a total of £273.50.
MACKINTOSH - (Carrbridge). Ann, Iain, Alan and Ewan would like express their thanks for all the cards, help and support following the death of Calum. Thank you to all of the organisations and friends who were his guard of honour at the Dell and to those who came to the funeral. Thank you to Lesley for her words, to The Cairn Hotel and to Nikki and her team.
HARLING - (Kingussie). Gaynoll, John and all the family would like to send their sincere thanks to all friends and family for the beautiful messages and cards received following the passing of their mother, Isobel Harling. Thank you to everyone from near and far who attended a packed church service. Thank you to Rev. Mary Thomson for her kind words at the service, organist Mary Anderson and piper Sandy MacDonnell. Thanks to The Duke of Gordon Hotel for their friendly reception and to Eva of Eternal Flowers for the beautiful floral tributes. Our special thanks to Dr Mary Cauldbeck and all the staff at the Wade Centre for their exquisite care of Isobel during the end of her life. Compassion and love at its finest. The family are extremely grateful to Jamie R. Rodgers Funeral Director and his team for organising the funeral arrangements so seamlessly, their professionalism is second to none. The donations for The Wade Centre Residents Fund raised a total of £616.83.
STEWART - (Newtonmore). Sam, Michelle and Robert would like to send their sincere thanks to all the friends and family for the beautiful messages, cards and flowers we have received following the passing of our son/brother Seumas Stewart. Thank you for everyone who attended the service and lined the street and a special thank you to Reverend Charles Finnie for his kind words. Thank you to the Balavil for taking care of us after the service. Thank you also to Flowers by Annie for the beautiful floral tributes. Special thank you for the care and assistance given by Nikki and her team at John Ross Funeral Services. The collection and online donations raised a total of £3,736.67 for Mikeysline.
KASESALU - (Grantown-on-Spey). Thank you to the friends, family and staff from Lynemore Care Home who came to pay their respects at the funeral of our dear friend Ligita (Gita) Kasesalu. A special thank you to Mrs Claire Russell for her lovely words of comfort and also to the Beaufort Hotel, Inverness for the lovely funeral tea. Lindsay Jack, Funeral Director showed the upmost respect, compassion and care of Gita when she passed away and went above and beyond to ensure everything was perfect. I am so grateful for all he has done and also for the comfort he has given to me at this sad time. With heartfelt thanks to you all. Norma Kelly.
MORRISON - (Grantown-on-Spey). The family of the late Jean Morrison would like to express their sincere thanks for the many messages, cards, flowers and words of condolence they received following the death of their mum, nana and great-nana Jean. It was lovely to see the large number of people who attended the funeral and those who stood outside local shops to pay their respects, so much appreciated and thanks to all. Thanks also to the Rev. Donald Walker for the lovely service, both in the church and at the graveside. To Flowers by Annie for the beautiful floral arrangements, The Royal British Legion for the food and refreshments, the organist Stella McKenzie and to Spud the Piper for piping Jean on her final journey. Thanks also to staff and carers of Grandview Nursing Home and Lynemore Care Home for the excellent care she received. Lastly, but not least, a huge thanks to Nikki and her team from John Ross Funeral Services for the meticulous, professional and compassionate service they provided from start to finish, so much appreciated.
LAMBIE - Betty, Craig and Iain would like to send their heartfelt thanks to all the friends, family and staff who supported us throughout David's last few months. This support and the overwhelming turnout for the celebration of his life we will never forget. A real testament to the fact that he was loved and respected so much beyond the immediate family. Love and support that will be in our hearts forever. We also would like to thank the local professionals, the doctors, district nurses, Macmillan support and Marie Curie, who were there at every turn and helped us cope and supported us way beyond job requirements. We count our blessings that we live in this wonderful area. Donations received to be shared by the British Heart Foundation and Cancer Research exceeded £1100.
ESSON (Tillicoultry/Aviemore) - Graham's family would like to thank all friends who came to celebrate his life, some as far as London. Thank you for the many cards of sympathy received and to all who donated the sum of £521.82 for the benefit of Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland. Thanks also to Dalfaber Golf and Country Club for a lovely funeral tea. Lastly, special thanks to our dear friend, Rev. Mary Duncanson who came up from Edinburgh to lead a lovely service and also to Jamie R Rodgers and team for their help and guidance. Enquiries to Jamie R Rodgers Funeral Directors Ltd, Tel. 07376 110020, email email@example.com
STUART - (Grantown-on-Spey). Kate and family wish to express their heartfelt thanks for the many cards, letters, flowers and messages of condolences received following the sudden death of her adored husband Ron. A special thank you goes to her close friends for their loving comfort, care and support, it was greatly appreciated. Many thanks to Annie for the beautiful floral tribute. Thank you also to the management and staff of the Garth Hotel for the much appreciated funeral refreshments and food provided. Finally, to Nikki and her team at John Ross Funeral Services many thanks for your professionalism and compassion.
MACKAY - The family of the late Mrs Kenina (Nina) Mackay wish to extend their thanks to everyone for their love and support at this sad time. The cards, notes, flowers, telephone calls and the messages we received overwhelmed us. We thank each and every one of you. We would also like to thank Lindsay Jack & Son for their professional and compassionate funeral arrangements with such attention to detail, Christine Clasper for her wonderful service at Inverallan Parish Church and the Grant Arms Hotel for their hospitality. The floral tributes arranged by Fiona's Flowers were beautiful. Finally, we would especially like to thank all the staff at Lynemore Care Home for taking exceptionally good care of our mum.
MACDONALD - (Nethy Bridge). Angie, Laura, Tracey and families would like to thank all family and friends for all the messages, cards, flowers and love sent to them following the loss of Ronald (Ordie), husband, dad and granda. Thank you to everyone who attended the service and graveside and thank you to those who travelled from far and wide. Thank you to Lesley for her fitting service and to Annie for her beautiful floral tribute. Special thanks to Nethy Bridge Hotel for the beautiful funeral tea. Special thanks must go to Nikki and her team at John Ross Funeral Services for all their help and assistance in what was a difficult time for the family. A total of £1,240.59 was raised for Macmillan Cancer Support.
GRANT - (Kingussie). The Grant family would like to sincerely thank Kingussie Camanachd Club and all players and friends who attended, for making Donnie's final lap of his beloved Dell, so very special. We thank also, all who attended the service at Inverness Crematorium and all who sent beautiful flowers to Suilven, gifts of food and so many cards and kind expressions of sympathy. Special thanks to Hugh Dan MacLennan who led a very moving service and all who read out their special thoughts of Donnie. Thanks also for donations received, £980, which will be shared between Alzheimer Scotland and Badenoch Shinty Memories. Thanks also to Maria, florist, Sandy MacDonell and Scott Hay pipers, the Duke of Gordon Hotel and a very special thanks to Jamie R. Rodgers Funeral Director, Andy and staff for their professional and empathetic services.
MOYES - (Kingussie). Lena wishes to express her sincere thanks to relatives and friends for the sympathy shown to her in her recent sad loss of Jim. Thanks to Kingussie Medical Practice, Community Nurses, Ambulance Service and Raigmore Hospital for their care. Thanks also to John Fraser & Son of Chapel Street, Inverness for their professional care in organising Jim's funeral service. In memory of Jim, £250.08 was collected at his funeral service for the RNLI, Invergordon.
STODDART - (Aviemore). John and family would like to thank everyone for their kind words of sympathy on the sad passing of Esther. Thank you to all the staff at Raigmore Hospital and the Badenoch and Strathspey Community Hospital who cared for Esther. Thank you to the Rev. Charles Finnie for his comforting service and to Esther's grandson Drew for his piping. This was very special. Thanks to Nikki and her team at John Ross Funeral Services for all their guidance with the funeral arrangements, to Annie for her beautiful flowers and to the British Legion for their hospitality. Finally, thanks to all who attended the service and donated to MacMillan Cancer Support, raising £933 in memory of Esther.
MACEWAN (AMESBURY) - Jim and Aileen MacEwan, and Andrew and Alasdair, give their warmest thanks to all who have offered such generous support in many ways since the sad and sudden death of our much loved Inga, in Australia. We were especially moved by the number of people present in Nethy Bridge Church for the screening of Inga's funeral.