FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Please see below for the most recent family announcements.  Some families ask us not to publish details of their loved ones funeral service.  If you do not see the information you are looking for please contact us.  Phone either office:  01479 872222 (Grantown Office), 01540 662266 (Kingussie Office) or email info@johnrossfuneralservices.com 

Erika Blair

(Glasgow)

Peacefully at Mains House Care Home, Newtonmore on Thursday, 2nd February 2023, with her son Andy by her side, Erika, aged 92.  Much loved wife of Andy (deceased) and mother of Andy & Erika.  As per her wishes, Erika’s body has been donated to medical research at Glasgow University.  The family would like to sincerely thank all staff at the Mains for their kindness and care especially during the last few weeks of her life.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd. 01540 662266 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Elizabeth Beattie

(Forres, formerly Grantown-on-Spey and Selkirk)

Peacefully at home, on Tuesday 24th January 2023, Elizabeth (Liz) Beattie, née Reid, aged 80 years, Retired District Sister and Midwife. Beloved wife of the late Murray and much-loved mum of Claire and Jill and will be dearly missed.   A funeral service will be held at Inverallan Parish Church on Friday 10th February 2023 at 12noon; interment thereafter at Grantown New Cemetery. All friends are respectfully invited to attend. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, are to benefit Alzheimer Scotland. Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, 01479 872222 or  info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Joan Grant

(Kingussie, formerly Inverness)

Peacefully at Raigmore Hospital on 26th January 2023, Joan, a dear sister of Irene Dallas, a much loved aunt and great aunt.  A private cremation will be held according to Joan’s wishes.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, 01540 662266 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Ken Dakers

(Newtonmore)

Peacefully, at Badenoch and Strathspey Community Hospital, on Friday 13th January 2023, Ken Dakers, aged 81 years, of Church Terrace, Newtonmore.  Much loved husband of Rhona, dad to Ross and Ali, grandad, great-grandad and father-in-law.  Will be sadly missed by all.  A private family funeral will take place on Friday 3rd February 2023.  For those who would like to pay their respects, the funeral cortège will leave from the family home in Church Terrace, Newtonmore at 11am.  We will be led by piper Sandy MacDonell through Main Street, Newtonmore, (from The Balavil Hotel to Glen Hotel), passing Ralia, before continuing to Inverness Crematorium.  Friends are invited to wear their tweeds in memory of Ken.  Family flowers only please.  Donations, if desired, are to benefit British Heart Foundation.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, 01540 662266 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Olivia Elma Flannery

(Fraserburgh)

Peacefully at Rachel House, Kinross on Thursday 19th January 2023, surrounded by her loving family, Olivia Elma Flannery, aged 3 years. Dearly loved daughter of Stuart and Carolina and sister of Sofia and Dylan. A private family funeral service will be held on Thursday 2nd February 2023. Family flowers only please. Donations in Olivia’s memory may be given to benefit the family room at Aberdeen Royal Children’s Hospital. Enquiries to John Ross funeral services Ltd, 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Elizabeth Ludbrook

(Newtonmore, formerly of Bourton-on-the-Hill and Moreton-in-Marsh)

Liz died peacefully on 12th January 2023 a few days before her 85th birthday, in Newtonmore, having moved to Scotland in 2019 to be closer to her daughter.  She lived in Moreton-in-Marsh and Bourton-on-the-Hill for nearly 50 years working, until her retirement age 73, as an administration officer at Moreton Hospital and on a voluntary basis with the Bourton-on-the-Hill Educational Trust and Fossway Housing Association.  She joins her late husband Jack and leaves behind daughter Ali, son-in-law Adrian,  sister Joan and grandchildren, Madi, Alex & Ellen and niece and nephews Duncan, Sharon & Anthony.  Her funeral will be held at Inverness crematorium on 31st January.  A video link to the service will be available – please email info@johnrossfuneralservices.com  Donations in her memory for the British Red Cross can be made via John Ross Funeral Services, Kingussie, PH21 1HW,  01540 662266.

Lockhart Stirling

(Carrbridge)

Suddenly, at home, on Thursday, 12th January 2023, Lockhart Stirling, aged 78 years, of Auchterblair Farm, Carrbridge. Beloved husband of the late Wilma, much loved dad of Ian, Calum and Tom, loving grampa to Maya, Anna, Ross, Madeline, Brodie and Finlay, a dear brother to Ann and brother-in-law to Bob, much loved father-in-law and friend to many.  A funeral service will be held at Carrbridge Parish Church on Friday, 27th January 2023 at 12 noon, and interment thereafter at Carrbridge Cemetery. All friends are respectfully invited to attend.  Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit Marie Curie and Badenoch and Strathspey Community Nurses.  Enquires to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd. 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Willie “Boko” Thomson

(Kingussie)

Sadly, at Raigmore Hospital on Monday, 16th January 2023, following a short illness bravely borne, Willie “Boko” Thomson, aged 68 years, of High Street, Kingussie. A wonderful husband to Moira, loving dad to Cara and Hayley, much loved granda, dear brother and a true friend to all who knew him.  A funeral service will be held at Kingussie Parish Church on Thursday, 26th January 2023 at 12 noon; interment thereafter at Kingussie New Cemetery.  Family flowers only please.  Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit Cancer Research UK.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd. 01540 662266 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Colonel David Cobbett

(Grantown-on-Spey)

Peacefully at Badenoch and Strathspey Community Hospital on Sunday 1st January 2023, Col. David Cobbett of Cockburn House, Kinchurdy Court, Boat-of-Garten.  Beloved father of Geoff, Alistair and Matthew and much loved grandpa and great-grandpa.  A funeral service will be held at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, Rothiemurchus on Friday 20th January 2023 at 10.30am; thereafter to Inverness Crematorium at 1pm.  All friends are respectfully invited to attend.  Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, are to benefit CICRA.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd. 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

 

 

Marion Johnston

(Grantown-on-Spey)

Peacefully at Grant House on Saturday 7th January 2023, Marion Johnston, aged 90 years of Strathspey Drive, Grantown-on-Spey.  Beloved wife of the late David, much loved mother of Heather and the late Carole, adored grannie of Douglas and mother-in-law to Bruce and Barry.  A funeral service will be held at Abernethy Old Kirk, Nethy Bridge on Thursday 19th January 2023 at 11am; and interment thereafter at Abernethy Churchyard.  All friends are respectfully invited to attend.  Family flowers only please.  Donations, if desired, are to benefit Grant House Endowment Fund and Marie Curie.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd., 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Douglas Rattray

(Grantown-on-Spey)

Peacefully at Raigmore Hospital on 27th December 2022, Douglas Rattray, aged 82 years, of Beachen Court, Grantown-on-Spey.  Dearly loved husband of the late Helen, much loved dad of Steven, Carolyn, Susie and Andrew and a loving grandad to Lauren, Hannah, Finlay, Connor and Murray.  A funeral service will be held at Inverallan Parish Church on Wednesday 18th January 2023 at 12noon; and internment thereafter at Grantown New Cemetery. All friends are respectfully invited to attend. Donations, if desired, are to benefit Macular Society.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd.  01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com  

 

 

Sean Sullivan

(Grantown-on-Spey)

Suddenly, at Raigmore Hospital, on Friday 30th December 2022, Sean Michael Sullivan, aged 61 years, of Lynemore Villa, Grantown-on-Spey.  Beloved husband of Anne and devoted father of Natalie and Emily.  A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Anne’s (St. Columba’s Episcopal Church) Grantown-on-Spey, on Tuesday 17th January 2023 at 12 noon; and interment thereafter at Grantown New Cemetery.  All friends are respectfully invited to attend.  Family flowers only please.  Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit Grantown Christmas Lights Fund.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd. 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

 

 

Albert “Bertie” Cooper

(Newtonmore)

Peacefully at the Wade Centre, Kingussie on Monday 2nd January 2023, Bertie Cooper, aged 93 years, formerly of Elm Cottage, Newtonmore.  Beloved husband of the late Marjory, much loved dad of Gary and Shirley, adored grandfather of Melanie and Rae and great-grandfather of Finley, Faith, Lacey and Beth.  A private funeral service will be held on Monday 16th January 2023.  For those invited to attend, no black tie please.  No flowers please, however donations, if desired, may be given to benefit Dementia UK via John Ross Funeral Services Ltd. 01540 662266 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

 

 

Gwynneth Wright

(Kingussie)

Peacefully at Lynemore Care Home on Sunday 1st January 2023, Gwynneth Wright of Kingussie.  Much loved mum of Stephanie and Zoe, loving gran to Eilidh and Ethan and a dear sister to Bruce.  A funeral service will be held at Inverness Crematorium on Thursday 12th January 2023 at 10am.  All friends are respectfully invited to attend.  Those wishing to pay their respects but unable to attend the crematorium are warmly invited to join Gwynneth’s family and friends for refreshments at Talla Nan Ros, King Street, Kingussie at 12.30 pm.  Family flowers only please.  Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit Blood Cancer UK, formerly Leukaemia Research Fund.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, 01540 662266 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com 

 

 

Joan Morrison

(Newtonmore)

Peacefully at Badenoch and Strathspey Community Hospital, with her family at her side, on Tuesday 20th December 2022, Joan Morrison, aged 98 years, of Newtonmore.  Loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  A funeral service will be held at The Balavil Hotel, Newtonmore, on Tuesday 10th January 2023 at 12noon; and interment thereafter at Laggan Churchyard.  All friends are respectfully invited to attend.  Family flowers only please.  Donations, if desired, are to benefit R.N.L.I.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd. 01540 662266 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

 

 

Dorothy Every-Clayton

(Kingussie)

Peacefully, at Raigmore Hospital, on Friday, 23rd December 2022, Dorothy Every-Clayton, née Dobbie, aged 79 years, of Kingussie.  Beloved wife of Clive and a much loved mother to Grace, Mark, Joy and Paul.  A funeral service will be held at Kingussie Parish Church on Thursday, 5th January 2023 at 12noon; and interment thereafter at Kingussie New Cemetery.  All friends are respectfully invited to attend.  Family flowers only please.  Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit Operation Mobilisation UK.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd. 01540 662266 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

 

 

Catherine (Kay) MacGregor

(Nairn)

Suddenly, at Raigmore Hospital on Sunday, 18th December 2022, Catherine (Kay) MacGregor, aged 58 years, of Nairn.  A loving mum to Mark, Scott and Laura, and granny to Ethan, Maisie, Marc and Ciara.  A funeral service will be held at Inverness Crematorium on Friday, 30th December 2022 at 1pm.  All friends are respectfully invited to attend.  Family flowers only please.  Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit British Liver Trust.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd. 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

 

 

Helen Hunter

(formerly of Edinburgh)

Peacefully at Lynemore Care Home, Grantown-on-Spey, on Wednesday, 14th December 2022, Helen Wishart Hunter, aged 90 years, formerly of Dunstane House Hotel, West Coates, Edinburgh.  Beloved wife of the late William Hunter, dearly loved mum of Allan, Heather, William and Morag and a much loved grandma and great-grandma.  A funeral service will be held at Inverness Crematorium on Thursday, 29th December 2022 at 1pm.  All friends are respectfully invited to attend. Family flowers only please.  Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit Alzheimer Scotland.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd. 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

 

 

Ronnie Macdonald

(Dalwhinnie)

Peacefully at Highland Hospice, Inverness on Wednesday, 14th December 2022, after a short illness bravely borne, Ronnie Macdonald, aged 70 years, of Dalwhinnie.  Loving husband to Fiona, dad to Catriona and father-in-law to Michael, beloved brother to Catherine, Marion, Shiela, Iona and doting grandpa to Theo and Max.  A funeral service will be held at Inverness Crematorium on Thursday, 22nd December 2022 at 11am.  All friends are respectfully invited to attend.  Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, are to benefit Highland Hospice.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd. 01540 662266 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

 

 

Audrey Blaylock

(Grantown-on-Spey)

Peacefully at Grant House, Grantown-on-Spey, on Sunday 11th December 2022, Audrey E. Blaylock, née Wright, aged 85 years, of Strathspey Drive, Grantown-on-Spey, formerly of Willowbank Guest House and Isle of Skye. Beloved wife of Frank, much loved mum of Zara, mother-in-law of Ruairidh and loving granny to Finlay.  A private funeral service will take place on Monday 19th December 2022.  Family flowers only please.  Donations, if desired, are to benefit Alzheimer Scotland.  Enquires to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd., 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

 

 

Ada Lawson

(Dulnain Bridge)

Suddenly at Raigmore Hospital on Saturday, 3rd December 2022, Ada Lawson, aged 79 years, of Heath Cottage, Dulnain Bridge.  Beloved wife of the late Robert, much loved mum of Ivor and a dear granny.  A funeral service will take place at Inverallan Parish Church, Grantown-on-Spey on Wednesday, 14th December 2022 at 11am; and thereafter to Inverness Crematorium at 1pm.  All friends are respectfully invited to attend.  Please wear a splash of colour at Ada’s own request.  Family flowers only please.  Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland and Cats Protection.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

 

 

Mary Robertson

(Kingussie)

Peacefully at Badenoch and Strathspey Community Hospital, on Thursday, 24th November 2022, Mary Flora Robertson of The Glebe, Kingussie.  A dear mum to the late Norman and Cath and a loving gran to Kyle, Abigail, Chloe and Cameron.  A funeral service will take place at Our Lady of the Rosary & St. Columba RC Church, Kingussie on Friday, 9th December 2022 at 11.30am and interment thereafter at Tomnahurich Cemetery, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness.  All friends are respectfully invited to attend.  Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit Macmillan Cancer Support.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd. 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

 

 

Robert Lawson

(Dulnain Bridge)

Peacefully at Badenoch and Strathspey Community Hospital, on Tuesday, 25th October 2022, Robert Lawson, aged 84 years, of Heath Cottage, Dulnain Bridge.  Beloved husband of Ada, much loved dad of Ivor and a dear grandad.  A funeral service will take place at Inverallan Parish Church, Grantown-on-Spey on Tuesday, 15th November 2022 at 11am; and thereafter to Inverness Crematorium at 1pm.  All friends are respectfully invited to attend.  Formal is dress is not required at Robert’s own request.  Family flowers only please.  Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit Cancer Research UK and Macmillan Cancer Support.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, Tel. 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

 

 

Veronica (Vera) Dawson

(Kingussie)

A funeral service for Veronica (Vera) Dawson, of Kingussie, will take place at Inverness Crematorium on Thursday 10th November 2022 at 11am.  All friends are respectfully invited to attend.  Family flowers only please.  Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit Balhousie Care Home, Pitlochry.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, Tel. 01540 662266 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

 

 

Stan Foulkes

(Grantown-on-Spey)

Peacefully, at St. Olaf Care Home, on Saturday, 22nd October 2022, Austin Stanley (known as Stan), aged 97 years, of Strathspey Drive, Grantown-on-Spey.  Husband of the late Diana and late Norma, brother of Ian, father of Adrian and Elizabeth, grandad to Alexander, Heather, James and Callum. Funeral to be held at St. Columba’s Church on Tuesday 1st November at 12noon; and interment thereafter at Grantown New Cemetery. All friends are respectfully invited to attend. Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd.  01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com  

 

 

Angela (Angie) Telford

(Drumguish)
 

Peacefully, surrounded by family at Raigmore Hospital, on Wednesday, 12th October 2022, Angela (Angie) Telford, aged 69 years. Loving wife to Ian, wonderful mum to Calum, Nicola and Laura, adoring Nanna to Aria and Pippa and a dear sister to Sharon and Michael. A funeral service will be held at Inverness Crematorium on Friday, 4th November 2022 at 11am. All friends are respectfully invited to attend. For those unable to attend the crematorium, Angie’s family warmly invite you to join them for refreshments at Kingussie Golf Club at 1pm. At the family’s request, please wear bright colours. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit Lymphoma Action. Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd. 01540 662266 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

 

Anne Hedley

(Coylumbridge)
 

Peacefully, at home, on Thursday, 13th October 2022, Anne Wilhelmina Betty Hedley, much loved and dear sister of Richard and sister-in-law of Gwen, loving aunt of Sarah and Adam, and great aunt of Amelia, Harry, Jacob and Cameron. Loved by her many friends around Coylumbridge and further afield. A Service of Thanksgiving will take place at St John’s Episcopal Church, Rothiemurchus, on Wednesday, 2nd November 2022 at 12 noon to which all are welcome to attend. Family flowers only please, however donations, if desired, may be made in aid of The Trussell Trust.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd. 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Iain Hay

(Grantown-on-Spey)
 

Very peacefully, with his family by his side, at Grant House Care Home, Grantown-on-Spey on Thursday, 6th October 2022, Iain, aged 89 years, of Woodside Court, Grantown-on-Spey.  Dear husband of Joan, loving father of Lesley, Gordon and John; retired customs and excise officer.  A funeral service will be held at Cromdale Parish Church on Thursday, 27th October 2022 at 12 noon; interment thereafter at Cromdale Churchyard.  All friends are respectfully invited to attend.  Family flowers only please.  Donations, if desired, are to benefit Grant House Residents’ Fund and the National Autistic Society Scotland.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd.  01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com  

Edith Russell

(Newtonmore)
 

Suddenly but peacefully, at Raigmore Hospital, on Saturday, 15th October 2022, Edith Russell, aged 95 years, devoted wife of the late Sandy Russell, Newtonmore and beloved mother of John, Ailza and Audrey. Adored nana to Naomi, Michael, Cameron, Daniel and Kirsty. Loving mother-in-law to Isla, Matt and Scott, a cherished aunt and friend to many. Funeral service will take place at St. Bride’s Parish Church, Newtonmore on Friday, 21st October 2022 at 12 noon; interment thereafter at Banchor Cemetery. All friends are respectfully invited to attend. Family flowers only please, but there will be a retiring collection for Badenoch Shinty Memories and St. Bride’s Parish Church. Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd. 01540 662266 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

George Gibson

(Inverness)
 

Peacefully, at Raigmore Hospital, on Saturday, 8th October 2022, George, of Lower Kessock Street, Inverness.  Beloved partner of Susan and beloved by his family of Helen, daughters Alison, Elaine and Pauline and a much loved grandfather.  A private funeral service will be held at Delliefure Natural Burial Ground.  Family flowers only please.  Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit Maggie’s Highlands.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd.  01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com  

Jannie MacBean

(Aviemore)
 

Peacefully, at Raigmore Hospital on Tuesday, 4th October 2022, Jannie, aged 68 years, of Burnside Avenue, Aviemore.  Loving mum to Marcus and mother-in-law to Sharon, dear sister to Caroline and sister-in-law to Graeme, doting grandmother to Lochlan, Arron and Brodie.  A funeral service will be held at St. Andrew’s Church, Aviemore on Monday, 17th October 2022 at 12 noon; interment thereafter at Laggantygown Cemetery.  All family and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Family flowers only please.  Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit the Highland Hospice.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

George Matheson

(Carrbridge)
 
Peacefully, at Kingsmills Nursing Home on Monday, 3rd October 2022, George, of 11 Reed Court, Carrbridge.  Beloved husband of Vera.  Funeral to be held at Carrbridge Church on Thursday, 13th October 2022 at 12 noon; thereafter to Carrbridge Cemetery.  Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit Alzheimer Scotland.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd. 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Colin Sutton

(Grantown-on-Spey)
 
Peacefully at Lynemore Care Home on Saturday, 1st October 2022, Colin Sutton, aged 101 years, of Rhynuie, Grant Road, Grantown-on-Spey and formerly of Craiglynne Hotel, Nethybridge Hotel, Cairngorm Hotel and Speyside Sports. Husband of the late Cath (Kay), father of Ewan, Sherie and Trudie and gramps to Tricia, Lucy, James, Alice, Charlie (12) and Patsy (10). A funeral service will be held at Inverallan Parish Church on Tuesday, 11th October 2022 at 12noon; and interment thereafter at Grantown New Cemetery. All friends are respectfully invited to attend. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, are to benefit the charitable works of the Order of St John. Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd. 01479 87 2222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

John Harrison

(Newtonmore)
 

Peacefully, at Badenoch & Strathspey Community Hospital, on Wednesday, 21st September 2022, John, of Monadhliath, Main Street, Newtonmore.  Beloved husband of Joan, much loved father of Claire, step-father to John and Fiona, grandfather to Millie and Charlie, and father-in-law to Mark.  At John’s request, a private funeral service will take place at Inverness Crematorium on Monday, 10th October 2022.  Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit Alzheimer Scotland.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd. 01540 662266 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Scott Fraser

(Newtonmore)
 
Suddenly at home on Saturday 24th September 2022, Scott “Sonic” Fraser, formerly of Clune Terrace, Newtonmore. Much loved son of Ian and Margaret, brother of Steven and Natalie-Ann, dad of Dominic, partner of Kelly and uncle to Harry and Oshian. A funeral service will be held at St. Bride’s Parish Church, Newtonmore on Friday, 7th October 2022 at 12 noon, and interment thereafter at Banchor Cemetery. All friends are respectfully invited to attend. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit Friends of Badenoch and Strathspey Community Hospital. Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd. 01540 662266 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com.

Andrew Craig

(Knockando)
 
Suddenly at home, on Thursday, 22nd September, 2022, Andrew James Craig, aged 57 years, of Craigdhu, Knockando. Beloved son of the late George and Dorothy Craig and a dearly loved brother, brother-in-law and uncle. A private funeral service will be held at Grantown New Cemetery on Thursday, 6th October, 2022. Family flowers only please. Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd. Tel. 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Alex Graham

(Grantown-on-Spey)
 

Peacefully, at Badenoch & Strathspey Community Hospital on Tuesday 27th September 2022, Alex Graham, aged 99 years, of Strathspey Drive, Grantown-on-Spey.  Beloved husband of the late Win, a much loved dad of Catherine and Judi, grandad and great-grandad.  A funeral service will be held at Moray Crematorium on Wednesday 5th October 2022 at 12.30pm.  Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit OCHRE (The Oesophageal Cancer Charity). Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd. 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

John Harrison

(Newtonmore)
 

Peacefully, at Badenoch & Strathspey Community Hospital, on Wednesday, 21st September 2022, John, of Monadhliath, Main Street, Newtonmore.  Beloved husband of Joan, much loved father of Claire, step-father to John and Fiona, grandfather to Millie and Charlie, and father-in-law to Mark.  At John’s request, a private funeral service will take place at Inverness Crematorium on Monday, 10th October 2022. Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit Alzheimer Scotland.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd. 01540 662266 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Cecil Glover

(Grantown-on-Spey, formerly Belfast)
 

Peacefully, after a short illness, with his daughters by his side, at Lynemore Care Home, Grantown-on-Spey, on Saturday 24th September 2022, Cecil Glover, aged 89 years.  Beloved husband of the late Mary, much loved dad to Mel, Philip and Lindsay, grandpa and great-grandpa.  A private family only funeral will be held on Friday 30th September 2022.  Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit Versus Arthritis.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd. 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Anne P. Morrison

(Grantown-on-Spey, formerly Aberdeen and Blairgowrie)
Peacefully, at Lynemore Care Home, on Tuesday 23rd August 2022, Anne P. Morrison (previously Cook, nee Forsyth), aged 95 years.  Much loved mum of Irene Carson and Doreen Reeder, a dear grandmother and great-grandmother.  A member of Whitehall and Aberdeen Indoor Bowling Clubs.  A private funeral service for family and friends will be held on Monday 19th September 2022.  No flowers please.  Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit Alzheimer Scotland.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd., 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Ewan MacKintosh

(Dulnain Bridge)
 

Peacefully on Sunday, 11th September 2022, Ewan, of Lower Achnahannet, Dulnain Bridge.  Loving husband of the late Zena, dear father to Shona, Grampa Mac to Ruth and Joscelyn and Great-grampa to Finlay Ewan and Sullivan William.  A funeral service will be held at Inverallan Parish Church, Grantown-on-Spey on Saturday, 17th September 2022 at 10am, and interment thereafter at Grantown New Cemetery.  All friends are respectfully invited to attend.  Family flowers only please.  Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit charities R.N.C.I and R.H.E.T.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd. 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Mary Armstrong

(Grantown-on-Spey)
 

Peacefully at home on Wednesday 10th August 2022, Mary Armstrong, aged 80 years, of The Gleem, Golf Course Road, Grantown-on-Spey.  Beloved daughter of the late Ronald and Sybil Armstrong.  An ashes interment will take place at Grantown New Cemetery on Friday 16th September 2022 at 11.30am. All friends respectfully invited to attend.  Family flowers only please.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd., 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Evelyn Fleming

(Carrbridge)
 

Peacefully at home on Thursday 8th September 2022, Evelyn Fleming, of Ellanwood Road, Carrbridge.  Beloved wife of the late Gordon, much loved mum of Colin, a loving granny to Ewan and great granny to Tyler and Corey.  A funeral service will be held at the Carrbridge Hotel on Thursday 15th September 2022 at 12noon; interment thereafter at Carrbridge Cemetery.  All friends are respectfully invited to attend.  Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit Macmillan Cancer Support.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Ishbel MacDonald

(Newtonmore)

Peacefully at Badenoch and Strathspey Community Hospital on Tuesday, 30th August 2022, Ishbel MacDonald, aged 84 years, of Glen Grove, Newtonmore.  A much loved sister of Kenny and Jimmy and a dear aunty and great-aunty.  A funeral service will be held at St. Bride’s Parish Church, Newtonmore on Monday, 12th September 2022 at 12 noon, and interment thereafter at Banchor Cemetery.  All friends are respectfully invited to attend.  Family flowers only please.  Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit Macmillan Suite, Raigmore Hospital.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd. 01540 662266 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Neil Bremner

(Banff, formerly Aviemore)
 

Peacefully, with his mum by his side, on Saturday, 13th August 2022, Neil, ‘The Happy Highlander’.  Dear son of Agnes and Neil, loving dad to Kayleigh and Dacey Raine; a dear brother to Tracey, much loved brother-in-law, uncle and a dear friend to many.  A funeral service will take place at St. Andrew’s Church, Aviemore on Friday, 2nd September 2022 at 12 noon.  All friends are respectfully invited to attend.  Private cremation to be held thereafter.  For friends unable to attend the service, but who wish to pay their respects, the funeral cortège will be walked from St. Andrew’s Church to Milton Park at approximately 12.30pm. Friends are invited to join Neil’s family for refreshments at the Cairngorm Hotel function suite at 4pm.  Family flowers only please.  Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit ‘Young Lives vs Cancer’ at the service, via the link below or forwarded to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

William (Billy) Ogg

(Kingussie)
 
Peacefully, at Raigmore Hospital, on Tuesday, 9th August, 2022, William (Billy), aged 88 years, of Glebe Court, Kingussie. Dear son of the late Victor and Babsy Ogg, much loved cousin and friend to many. A funeral service will be held at Inverness Crematorium on Wednesday, 24th August, 2022 at 12 noon. All friends are respectfully invited to attend. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit Kingussie Camanachd Club and Cancer Research UK. Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd. Tel. 01540 662266 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Mary Armstrong

(Grantown-on-Spey)
 

Peacefully at home on Tuesday 9th August 2022, Mary Armstrong, aged 80 years, of The Gleem, Golf Course Road, Grantown-on-Spey.  A dear daughter of the late Ronald and Sybil Armstrong.  A private cremation will take place on Friday 19th August 2022.  An ashes interment will follow with details to be announced at a later date.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd., 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Bob Munro

(Nethy Bridge)
 

Peacefully at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, on Thursday 28th July 2022, Bob Munro, aged 88 years, of Mondhuie, Nethy Bridge.  Beloved husband of the late Anne, much loved dad of Janet, Sharron, Amanda and Campbell, a dear father-in-law, grandad and great-grandad.  A funeral service will be held at Abernethy Parish Church, Dell Road, Nethy Bridge, on Thursday, 4th August 2022 at 12 noon, and interment thereafter at Abernethy Churchyard.  All friends are respectfully invited to attend.  Family flowers only please.  Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd., 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Jessie MacPherson

(Kingussie)
 

Peacefully at Mains House Care Home, on Tuesday 19th July 2022, Jessie MacPherson, formerly of King Street, Kingussie.  A funeral service will be held at Kingussie Parish Church on Wednesday 27th July 2022 at 12noon; and interment thereafter at Kingussie Cemetery.  All friends are respectfully invited to attend.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, Tel. 01540 662266 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

James (Sandy) Gordon

(Aviemore)
 
Peacefully, at Grant House, Grantown-on-Spey on Wednesday, 29th June 2022, James A. Gordon (Sandy), aged 93 years.  Beloved husband of Irene Duff, father of Tracy, his dear daughter; father-in-law to Paul, loving grandfather to Georgina and Sophie, brother to Margaret and uncle to all his nephews in Australia.  Postman Driver of 30 years in Aviemore and surrounding district, and last of the Aviemore 1950’s football team.  A funeral service will be held at St. Andrew’s Parish Church, Aviemore on Monday, 11th July 2022 at 11am.  All friends are respectfully invited to attend.  Thereafter a private family service will be held at Inverness Crematorium. Family flowers only please.  Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit Sight Action.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd. 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com.

Georgina (Joey) Leslie

(Newtonmore)
 

Peacefully, at Badenoch & Strathspey Community Hospital on Tuesday, 28th June 2022, Georgina (Joey) of ‘The Smiddy’, Spey Bridge, Newtonmore.  Much loved by all.  A funeral service will be held at St. Bride’s Parish Church, Newtonmore on Friday, 8th July 2022 at 12 noon, and interment thereafter at Banchor Cemetery.  All friends are respectfully invited to attend.  Family flowers only please.  Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit Friends of Badenoch & Strathspey Community Hospital.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd. 01540 662266 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Ronald Wallace

(Aviemore, formerly Dennyloanhead)
 

Settled, at Raigmore Hospital on Sunday 19th June 2022, Ronald George in his 76th year passed. Brother of Kenneth, Roderick & Allan, brother-in-law of Roseanne & Susan, uncle of Kirstie, Roderick & Bryan. Admired & loved for being his unique self. Funeral service at Inverness Crematorium Thursday 30th June at 12noon. All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, will be given to Ward 7C Raigmore Hospital, can be made on the day.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd. 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Sheila Graham

(Grantown-on-Spey)
 

A funeral service will take place at Inverness Crematorium on Tuesday 28th June 2022 at 1pm.  All friends are respectfully invited to attend.  Family flowers only please.  Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association.    Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd. Tel. 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Les Silkowski

(Appin)
 

Suddenly, but peacefully, on Saturday, 11th June 2022, whilst walking in the hills, Les Silkowski, devoted husband of Issy, loving dad to Kenneth and Gordon, granda to Mariska and Connor, father-in-law to Heather.  Cherished brother and uncle and respected friend to many.  A funeral service will take place at Inverallan Parish Church, Grantown-on-Spey on Wednesday, 22nd June 2022 at 11am; and interment thereafter at Delliefure Natural Burial Ground (please try and car share where possible).  A Celebration of Life will also be held at Appin Village Hall on Monday, 27th June, at 11am.  All friends are respectfully invited to attend, and bright colours are welcome.  Family flowers only please.  Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit Search & Rescue Dog Association Scotland.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd. 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com.

Frank Spencer

(Boat of Garten)
 

Sadly passed away on Thursday 26th May 2022, Frank Spencer, aged 74 years, of Tigh-na-Feorag, Boat-of-Garten.  Beloved husband of Julia, adored dad of Heidi and Evril, much loved grandad, great-grandad and friend.  A funeral service will be held at St. Columba’s Church, Boat-of-Garten on Tuesday 14th June 2022 at 11am; thereafter there will be a service at Inverness Crematorium at 1pm.  All friends are respectfully invited to attend. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, are to benefit The Fire Fighters Charity & The Scottish Ambulance Service Endowment Fund. Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd. 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Dave Fallows

(Newtonmore)
 

Suddenly, at home, on Tuesday 31st May 2022, Dave, aged 74 years, of Newtonmore.  Dear husband of Lena, loving dad to Katriona and the late David, and father-in-law to Steve.  A funeral service will take place at St. Bride’s Parish Church, Newtonmore on Monday, 13th June 2022 at 11.30am; and thereafter to Inverness Crematorium at 2pm.  All friends are respectfully invited to attend.  Please wear a splash of colour at Dave’s own request.  Family flowers only please.  Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit Newtonmore Camanachd Club and the Society of Badenoch & Strathspey Artists (SBSA).  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd. Tel. 01540 662266 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Mary McKay

(Grantown-on-Spey)
 

Peacefully, at Badenoch and Strathspey Community Hospital, on Thursday 26th of May 2022, Mary McKay, aged 91 years, of Hawthorns Cottage, Old Spey Bridge.  A much loved and treasured mum to Allison and Lesley, mother in law to Gavin and Ian and an adored nana to Daryl, Murray and Megan, and her great grandchildren, Harris, Harvey, Teddy and Marlon.  A funeral service will take place at Inverness Crematorium, on Wednesday 15th of June 2022, at 2pm.  All friends are respectfully invited to attend.  Family flowers only please.  Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit Badenoch & Strathspey Community Nurses.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd. Tel. 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Mary Glover

(Grantown-on-Spey)
 

Mary Glover (née Ireland), aged 87 years.  Peacefully at Lynemore Care Home, Grantown-on-Spey, on Sunday 22nd May 2022.  Much loved. Wife to Cecil, mum to Melanie, Philip and Lindsay, grandma and great-grandma.   A funeral service will take place at Inverness Crematorium on Monday 30th May 2022 at 1pm.  All friends are respectfully invited to attend.  Mum loved colour and pattern, especially latterly, so please don’t wear black.  Donations in lieu of flowers please to Alzheimer Scotland (alzscot.org) to support dementia research.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd., 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Jim Fraser

(Aviemore, formerly Carrbridge)
 

Peacefully at Raigmore Hospital, on Friday 13th May 2022, James (Jim) Fraser, aged 92 years, of 31 Munro Place, Aviemore.  Beloved husband of the late Helen, much loved dad of Heather, Steven and the late Ken, a dear grandfather and great grandfather.  A funeral service will take place at Carrbridge Parish Church on Thursday 26th May 2022 at 12noon and interment thereafter at Carrbridge Cemetery.  All friends are respectfully invited to attend.  Family flowers only please.  Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit Ward 3A, Raigmore Hospital. Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd., Tel. 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

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