BROWN - The family of the late Ian Matheson Brown would like to thank everyone who has supported them following his death. We offer our sincere thanks and appreciation for your many acts of kindness and sympathy which continue to be a great comfort to us all. Special thanks go to Rev. Mary Duncanson for the wonderful support and comfort given to Ian and Anita, particularly in the final weeks, and Lindsay Jack, who has been extremely attentive and caring during this time. £1,297 was raised during the funeral and donated to Macmillan Nurses.
SPENCER - (Boat of Garten). Julia, Heidi and Andy, Evril and Fraser, grandchildren and great-grandchildren would like to express their heartfelt thanks to all the people who sent flowers, cards, left food on doorsteps and offered to help, following the accident in which Frank passed away and in which Julia was hurt. Special thanks must go to Grantown Medical Practice and GP Dr Winch, to the amazing passers-by who came to their aid and the exceptional kindness of the ambulance and fire crews; to Graham Atkinson for his very special service, Penny for her music, Tim Walker for a promise kept, Allan for playing the pipes so well, and to Alan and Sharon for Frank's last Land Rover journey. Nikki Ross and company were superbly professional, and the collection raised for the emergency services totalled £1,780.65.
FALLOWS - (Newtonmore). Lena, Kate and Steve would like to express heartfelt thanks to those who attended to Dave at the scene, especially to the Dutch people who administered CPR. We would like to thank family and friends for the kind messages, letters, cards and flowers, and a special thanks to Jo and Grant Frazer, Gordon Lennox and the people who took away the plants and pots from Dave's garden. The family would also like to thank doctors and staff at Kingussie Medical Centre, Mary Ellen Thomson for her comforting service, Nikki, Susan and staff at John Ross Funeral Services and to all who paid their respects at the church and crematorium.
FRASER - (Aviemore). Heather, Stevie and families of the late Jim, of 31 Munro Place, Aviemore, wish to thank relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy. Thanks to Rev. Graham Atkinson for a fitting and uplifting service, the organist, Annie's Flowers, Nikki Ross and her team for their care and professional arrangements, Carrbridge Hotel for refreshments and finally, to all who paid their last respects and kindly donated to the staff of Ward 3A Raigmore Hospital in appreciation for the care and understanding Jim received as their impatient patient.
MACARTHUR - (Nairn). Joan, David, Neil and families, Mid Fleenas, would like to express heartfelt thanks to family and friends for the overwhelming kindness, support and expressions of sympathy extended to them following their recent sad loss of George, a much loved husband, father, father-in-law and granda. Grateful thanks to Marie Curie, doctors and community nurses of Nairn Healthcare Group for their exceptional care and compassion. To Jim Clark, Funeral Director, sincere thanks for his sensitive guidance and sympathetic handling of the funeral arrangements during this difficult time. Special thanks to Reverend Steven Manders, who travelled to conduct such a beautiful and comforting service. Finally, our deepest gratitude to all, from near and far, who paid their respects at the church and graveside and so generously donated £2628.90 to The Brain Tumour Charity.
MACMILLAN - Jimmy MacMillan, husband of the late Dorothy, of Railway Terrace, Aviemore, would like to thank all family and friends for the kind messages and words after the passing of Dot. Special thanks to all the staff at Grandview House Care Home for her care over the last six years, Jamie R. Rodgers Funeral Directors for the perfect goodbye and Charles Finnie's kind words at the funeral service. The hospitality at the Loch Ness Country Hotel was the perfect venue for the family and friends send off.
GRAHAM - (Grantown on Spey). The family of Winifred (Win) Graham would like to acknowledge the support they were given by local nursing and care staff during Win's final weeks at home, at Strathspey Drive, Grantown on Spey. The respect, empathy, care and concern shown were much appreciated by Alex, Catherine and Judi. These amazing community workers helped them manage to fulfil Win's wish to remain at home and she passed away peacefully on Wednesday, 20th April, 2022. The family would also like to thank Nikki Ross and her team at John Ross Funeral Services Ltd. for their empathy and professional support, which helped them give Win the send-off she had asked for and they will cherish that memory. Thanks too for the cards and condolences from friends and neighbours, near and far. Win's family will be sharing a "Celebration of ( Win's) Life" on Friday, 17th June, 2022. Local friends will be welcome to join them in the Osprey Room, at the Grant Arms Hotel from 8-10pm.
McCUSKER - (Banchory). Marie and family would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for the many cards, flowers and telephone calls received following the sudden passing of Paul. Special thanks to the paramedics, doctors and nurses at ARI for their care, to John McRuvie for his comforting and fitting service, to Sean and the team at Brian Smith Funeral Services for arrangements, to the Royal British Legion for the lovely teas and to all who paid their respects at Baldarroch Crematorium and generously donated £1000 to the Banchory Skatepark.
ABERDEEN - (Newtonmore). Barbie would like to thank everyone who came to pay their respects to her late father Kenny and those who sent cards and messages of support. Special thanks to the district nurses for their care over many years; also Dr Cauldbeck, Rev. Mary Ellen Thomson and Jamie Rodgers and his colleagues for their caring and professional funeral arrangements.
STIRLING - (Carrbridge). Lockhart and family would like to thank all family and friends for their kind messages, cards and flowers following the sad loss of Wilma. Also to everyone who was able to attend the funeral service, it was truly moving to see so many people from near and far coming to pay their respects. Thank you to Nikki and her team at John Ross Funeral Services for being supportive and caring during this difficult time. A special thanks to Sheila Wallace and Rev. Graham Atkinson for performing a comforting service. Thank you to Colin and staff at the Carrbridge Hotel for their services following the funeral. Lastly, a thank you to all who donated to the Marie Curie nurses and Badenoch and Strathspey community nurses, which raised a total of £1553.86.
CRUICKSHANK - Audrey, Judith, Pamela and families would like to extend heartfelt thanks for the love and support given following the sad loss of Willie, a much loved husband and father. A special thank you to Rev. Graham Atkinson and Sheila Wallace DCS for conducting such a moving and memorable service. Many thanks to Lindsay Jack & Son for their care and professionalism. The family wishes to recognise the care shown to Willie in his final few years by all at the Grantown Medical Centre. Through donations at the service, a total of £1,300 was raised for the Raigmore Critical Care Unit.
GRANT - (Grantown-on-Spey). The family of the late Shirley Grant would like to thank those who attended the church and graveside following the funeral service. We would like to acknowledge the many expressions of sympathy by message, card, flowers and food hampers received following the sad loss of our mum. A special thank you to all staff at Lynemore Care Home for all Shirley's attentive care over the last few years. Thank you to Rev. Mary Duncanson for her comforting service and to all staff at The Pagoda for providing refreshments. Thank you also to Nikki and her team at John Ross Funeral Services for their care, guidance and support.
MILLER - Douglas and Fiona would like to say a heartfelt thank you to all family and friends for their kind expressions of sympathy following the sad loss of their Mum. Grateful thanks to the staff at Lynemore Care Home for the compassionate care given to Sandra, particularly in the last few months. Thanks to Nikki Ross and her team at John Ross Funeral Services for their caring guidance at this difficult time and to 'Flowers by Annie' for the beautiful arrangements. Thanks also to the Rev. Mary Duncanson, Kirsten Shearon and the choir for their uplifting service, and to Stella Mackenzie for playing the organ. Thanks to the Grant Arms Hotel for the lovely funeral tea. Many thanks to all, for the generous donations to the Badenoch and Strathspey Community Nurses, totalling £763.80.
MCKANDIE - (Cromdale). Helen and family sincerely thank all relatives and friends for the many messages of condolences received by cards and flowers at this difficult time following the sad loss of Bill. Special thanks to all our friends who gave their time to attend. To Rev. Mary Duncanson who conducted a comforting service, to Nikki and her team at John Ross Funeral Services for their professionalism, care and support.
McCULLOCH - David "Cuffy" (Grantown-on-Spey). Shona, David, Carmen and Gary wish to sincerely thank everyone for the kindness and support shown to them following the sad loss of Cuffy. We are overwhelmed by the amount of cards, flowers, messages, phone calls, visits, homebaking and food packages received. Heartfelt thanks to everyone who attended the service and lined the street to ensure that Cuffy got the huge send off he deserved. Thank you to Rev. Mary Duncanson for her uplifting service and to Stella MacKenzie, organist, and George on the sound system. Special thanks to Gillian Councill and Dave McKenzie for their contributions during the service. Thank you to Fiona's Flower Studio for the beautiful floral tributes and to the Fire Service, Daniel Jack and piper Sandy McDonnell for leading the cortege. Huge thanks to Flo and staff and Craiglynne Hotel for the superb afternoon tea and hospitality. Thank you again to the community nurses and Grant House staff for the wonderful care and support shown to us all and to Helen and staff at Grantown Pharmacy. To our wonderful family and friends who have been there for us all throughout the past 8 years, but especially the past 2 years, when Cuffy's health deteriorated. Finally, sincere thanks to all at Lindsay Jack & Son Funeral Directors for the dignity, compassion and professionalism shown and the meticulous arrangements, ensuring that Cuffy got the send off he so deserved. The generous amount of £2310 will be shared by the 6 beneficiaries. Thank you to all who donated.
McCULLOCH - Margaret wishes to express to family, friends and neighbours, sincere thanks for all the kindness shown on the loss of her dear son David (Cuffy).
MACGREGOR - (Glenelg/Newtonmore). The family of the late Alexander (Ally) wish to sincerely thank all who sent cards, messages of support, attended the funeral service and graveside following the loss of Ally. Thank you to the Rev. Mary Ellen Thomson for her comforting service and to Niall Matheson for piping. Grateful thanks to William T. Fraser & Son for their care and professionalism and to The Balavil Hotel for providing refreshments.
NICOLSON - (Elgin/Tomnavoulin). The family of the late Peter Nicolson would like to express their thanks to all relatives and friends for their kind expressions of sympathy following their sad loss. Grateful thanks to staff at Dr Gray's Hospital in Elgin for caring for Peter over the many months of his illness. Our thanks also to John Ross Funeral Services for their caring guidance and professional funeral arrangements. Thanks also to Rev. Mary Duncanson for the comforting service, The Flower Box for the beautiful flower arrangements, and The Pagoda restaurant for their hospitality following the service.
GRANT - (Formerly Duthil, Carrbridge). The family of the late James (Jimmy) Grant would like to thank those who were able to attend Jimmy's funeral at Carrbridge and everyone for their cards flowers and expressions of sympathy. A special thank you to Nikki Ross and her team at John Ross Funeral Services for their help and guidance and for giving Jimmy a great send off. Thank you to Rev. Graham Atkinson for his comforting service and to Carrbridge Hotel for providing refreshments.
MACPHERSON - (Aviemore). The family of the late Peter MacPherson senior wish to express their sincere thanks for the many cards and messages after the loss of Peter. Thanks to Nikki Ross and colleagues for their very caring and professional funeral arrangements and to the Reverend Charles Finnie for his comforting church service. Special thanks to George and Kay Mcdonald and Keith and Danielle. Betty, Peter, Sharon, Jen and Steph.