DAWSON - Veronica, Andrew and Julie and all family of the late Peter Dawson wish to thank relatives, friends and neighbours for cards and tributes. Our thanks to staff on Ward 2C, Raigmore Hospital and earlier in the year at St Vincent's. Thank you also to the carers who came each day to tend him, he enjoyed a laugh with you all. And, thank you, Susan and the John Ross staff who created a haven of peace for us to say our goodbyes to Peter on a sad, in a crazy world.
MACDONALD - John and all the family would like to thank everyone for their kind expressions of sympathy by phone and cards after the very sad loss of Bridget, also all those who stood by the roadside as the hearse went by. Chris for his piping in Newtonmore and Eva for her piping in Tarskavaig. Donald Lamont for his very sincere words and conducting the proceedings at the graveside. Farquhar MacLeod and David MacLennan for the very professional, thoughtful way they dealt with the arrangements. The Macmillan nurses and all doctors, nurses and staff at Broadford Hospital, who did all they could to save Bridget. Donald at Inverinate and Elaine at Grantown for sourcing flowers at a very difficult time and the two Alans for attending to the grave in such a caring manner.
BUCHANAN - Cathie and family wish to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their expression of sympathy on the passing of Marr. Thanks to Lesley Simpson Humanist Celebrant for her comforting service. Special thanks to Nikki at John Ross Funeral Services for her care and support. Finally, heartfelt thanks to Lynemore for taking care of Marr for the last year.
BISHOP - Maureen, Mandy and family would like to say a special thank you to the staff at Raigmore Hospital Ward 3C, for the attentive care given to Wendy. Many thanks to all who paid their respects by lining the route and attended the square. Thank you to the uniformed personnel who paid tribute to Wendy's service in the RAF by saluting as the hearse passed by. Thank you to Nikki and the team at John Ross Funeral Services for their support at this difficult time. Thank you to Spud the Piper for piping Wendy down the High Street. Wendy got her wish and could not have asked for a better send off. The family will be celebrating Wendy's life at a later date at a service in London.
FRASER - Margaret, Ian, Fiona and family would like to thank all the NHS carers, Grantown doctors, Ian Charles and Raigmore Hospitals for their attentive care and dedication over the past years of George's illness. Thank you also to all who called, sent cards, letters, flowers, baking and messages, they were all heartfelt and appreciated. Thanks to Spud the Piper for piping George along the Square and at the graveside. Also, thanks to Nikki and the team at John Ross Funeral Services for their efficiency and care, at this most difficult of times. We will have a celebration of George's life when possible, all welcome.
MUNRO- (Grantown-on-Spey). The family of the late George Munro wish to convey their thanks to all doctors and staff at Ian Charles Hospital for the wonderful care George received, thanks also to Rev. Gordon Strang for his comforting words during the graveside service, to Lindsay Jack & Son for all their help, guidance and dignified handling of all the funeral arrangements. First class service from Lindsay nothing was too much trouble for him. Very much appreciated by the Munro Family
HALL - The family of the late David Anthony Hall would like to express their heartfelt thanks to his friends for the sympathy shown to them in their recent bereavement and for the support and love they gave to him during his latter illness. Thanks also to the staff of Lynemore Care Home, Grantown on Spey for their care and compassion. Grateful thanks to Rev. Charles Finnie for a dignified and fitting service and to John Fraser & Son, Chapel Street, Inverness, for their professional and compassionate funeral arrangements.
McDONALD - (Aviemore). The family of the late George McDonald would like to sincerely thank all family, friends and neighbours for the many flowers, cards, telephone calls and messages of sympathy received. We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to all NHS and Highland Home carers who looked after George over the years, district nurses and doctors of Aviemore Medical Centre for all their care. All the girls at The Glen Centre for entertaining and caring for George over the years; he loved you all. We thank all the staff at Lynemore Care Home, where George spent his last 14 months, for making his stay full of music and laughter. Thanks also to Rev. Charles Finnie for his comforting graveside service and Spud the Piper. We would also like to express our heartfelt thanks to Jamie at Jamie R. Rodgers Funeral Directors for his professionalism and sensitive guidance during an unusual time. Lastly, we would like to thank the many people of Aviemore for their love and respect that was shown to George as he made his final journey to join his beloved wife Margaret. We are forever grateful to you all for your love and support on a very sad day.
LEE - (Newtonmore). May would like to sincerely thank all friends and neighbours for their support and expressions of sympathy following the passing of Geoff. Heartfelt thanks to The Wade Centre and St Vincent's Hospital for their care of Geoff and also to Rev. Catherine Buchan for her comforting funeral service. Thanks also to Smurdy for his support, to Alan Buchan on the organ and to Jamie R. Rodgers Funeral Directors for their professional services.
SHARKEY - The family of the late Agnes Sharkey would like to say a very special thank you to the Wade Centre, all the doctors and nurses at the Health Centre, Kingussie and Rev. Charles Finnie for a lovely service. Thanks also to Susan and John Ross Funeral Services for their friendship and care. To all that attended the church and graveside, for the flowers and cards received and a big thank you to Spud the Piper and the Cairngorm Hotel. Donations to the Wade Centre Amenities Fund total is £335.56. Thank you from all of Anges' family.
FRASER - (Grantown-on-Spey). Kelly, Lizzie, Spud, Frances and families would like to thank everyone for the cards and kind words following the sad loss of their father, Pipe Major Ian Fraser. The family would especially like to thank those who attended Ian's funeral under difficult circumstances both in the church and at the cemetery. Thank you also to Rev. Mary Duncanson for her heart warming and comforting service and thank you to Nikki Ross and her team at John Ross Funeral Services who were outstanding. Thanks also to the Grant Arms for the funeral tea. A total of £477.83 was collected for the Lynemore Resident's Comfort Fund.
HOUSTON - Peter and Sheena would like to thank all those who attended and donated at the funeral of their mum, Monica. Thanks to Rev. Mary Ellen Thomson for her warm comforting service, Jamie Rodgers and his team for their professional dedication shown to the family. The Cairngorm Hotel for the refreshments. All the staff at Aviemore Medical Practice who helped mum through the years and also Grantown doctors. To Lynemore Care Home for looking after mum in her final few months. Finally, Peter and Sheena would like to thank everybody for the kind words, flowers and cards sent to them.
SELLARS - Janette, Mary and families would like to thank local doctors, district nurses, Macmillan and Marie Curie nurses for their excellent care of Billy, also Grantown Health Centre and pharmacy staff. Many Thanks to family, friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy, visits, phone calls, cards, letters, flowers, plants, messages of condolence. The kindness and support from local people has been overwhelming and a great comfort at this difficult time. It will never be forgotten. Our thanks to Rev. Jim McEwan for his thoughtful, comforting words. Thank you to Lindsay Jack and Son Funeral Directors for all their care, support and professionalism. Thanks also to The Flower Box for the beautiful floral tributes, The Grant Arms Hotel for the lovely refreshments. Finally, thank you to all who attended Billy's funeral service and donated so generously. The sum of £1,280 was collected to benefit Macmillan and Marie Curie Charities. Janette wishes to convey her sincere thanks to her immediate family members and especially Angela for all their help and support.
NIELD - (Kingussie). Following the loss of Robert Scott (Bobby), beloved husband, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle and friend, on 10th March, Shirley extends her grateful thanks to Kingussie Medical Practice for the exceptional care they gave Bobby over the past 10 years. To district nurses, Karen and the team, to Dr Walter Mmeka and the nurses at the Macmillan Suite, Raigmore for all they did for both Bobby and Shirley over the years. To the Rev. Mary Ellen Thomson for her moving service and to Kenny and Donald for their tributes which will always be a very comforting and lasting memory. Thanks also to Susan and John Ross Funeral Services for their friendship and care and for taking Bobby to his final resting place at Insh Churchyard, led by piper, Sandy MacDonell through Kingussie High Street. The comfort and support of loyal friends throughout Bobby's 72 years in Kingussie meant a great deal to him and Shirley. Grateful thanks from Shirley for the many flower tributes, letters, cards and visits before and since her loss. Many thanks to the Duke of Gordon Hotel and staff for their hospitality following the service. Over £1800 has been collected so far for the Talla nan Ros - Wolf of Badenoch Project. Any further donations can be made by contacting John Ross Funeral Services on 01479 872222.
FRASER - (Bunloit, Drumnadrochit). Katherine, Sandra, Ian and family would like to thank everyone who attended Keith's funeral and those who have visited, sent cards, flowers and messages of condolence at this difficult time. Special thanks to Halde Pottinger the humanist celebrant who conducted a lovely service. Thanks also to John Ross Funeral Services for their professionalism, care and support during the funeral arrangements and to Loch Ness Country House Hotel for the refreshments provided. Many thanks for contributions to the collection for Epilepsy Scotland totalling £1322.50.
SYKES - Morag and family wish to thank all friends and neighbours for their attendance at Oliver's funeral on 3rd March. Special thanks to Rev. Gordon Strang for a thoughtful and meaningful service. Thanks also to John Ross Funeral Services for their help and guidance. Greatly appreciated also are the cards and messages of condolence received. The sum of £154 was received for Friends of Ian Charles Hospital.
HOGG - The family of the late Betty Hogg wish to thank everyone for their cards and messages of condolences. We would like to thank Janet Donnelly, Humanist Celebrant, for a thoughtful and personal service, also Lindsay Jack and Son Funeral Directors for their personal support and professionalism at this difficult time. We wish to extend our deep gratitude to the medical services involved in Betty's care during her illness especially Dr Catriona Clubb. A sum of £500 has been donated to Macmillan Cancer Support.
BURNS - The family and friends of the late Dr Fran Burns wish to thank everyone concerned in her funeral service. Special thanks to Lesley Simpson, humanist celebrant, who conducted the service and gave an inspiring eulogy; to Dr Peter Grant who provided a fitting tribute as a friend and colleague of Fran's in Grantown and to Marie Louise Napier who provided the beautiful music. Special thanks are also due to John Ross Funeral Services for their excellent services and, to the Grant Arms Hotel for refreshments provided. We wish to extend our deep gratitude to all the medical services involved in Fran's care during her illness – the Grantown Health Centre, the Ian Charles Hospital and Raigmore Hospital. Finally, thank you to all who attended Fran's funeral, and to those who sent expressions of sympathy and who contributed so generously to the fund for the Community Nurses and Macmillan Cancer Support, to which organisations Fran felt very grateful. The sum of £705.33 was raised.
MACKENZIE - Audrey. Margaret and family would like to thank everyone for their kindness following their loss. Special thanks to Abbeyfield and Ward 5C Raigmore Hospital for their care of Audrey, to the Rev. James Bell for his comforting service and to John Ross Funeral Services for their care and support during the funeral arrangements. All the donations received were split between Abbeyfield and Chest, Heart and Stroke
REYNOLDS - Malcolm, Fiona and the family of the late Johnnie Reynolds would like to thank all family and friends who attended the funeral service at Abernethy Old Kirk Nethy Bridge. We would like to thank the Rev. Graham Atkinson for a very thoughtful and personal service. We would also like to thank Lindsay Jack and Son Funeral Directors for their personal support and professionalism at this difficult time. Also a thank you from the family to those who were unable to attend but took the time to send cards and messages of condolence. We owe a debt of gratitude to those carers and medical staff who supported Johnnie allowing him to remain in his own house in his final years. An impressive collection sum of £811 was raised which will be allocated to Friends of Ian Charles, Young at Heart Club in Nethy Bridge and the Nethy Bridge Monday Lunch Club.