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 

Isabel Sutherland

(Kingussie)
 

Peacefully at Raigmore Hospital on Friday 6th May 2022, Isabel Sutherland, of Ivy House, Kingussie.  A loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  She will be sadly missed.  A private family only funeral service will be held.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd. 01540 662266 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Ernest Emmett

(Kingussie)
 

Peacefully at home after a long illness, on Saturday 7th May 2022, Ernest Emmett, aged 87 years, of Drumlins, Newtonmore Road, Kingussie.  Beloved husband of Valerie.  In accordance to Ernest’s wishes, his body has been be bequeathed to medical science.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services, 01540 662266 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Hamish McDonald

(Dulnain Bridge)
 

Peacefully, at Henderson House Care Home, on Wednesday, 4th May 2022, Hamish, aged 78 years, formerly of Milton Farm, Dulnain Bridge.  Son of the late Nell and Jock McDonald, Ballintomb Farm.  A funeral service will take place at Inverallan Parish Church, Grantown-on-Spey on Thursday, 12th May 2022 at 12 noon; and interment thereafter at Grantown New Cemetery.  All friends are respectfully invited to attend.  Donations, if desired, many be given to benefit Headway (Improving life after brain injury).  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd., 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Caroline Ferguson

(formerly of Aviemore and Tomatin)
 

Peacefully at Grant House Care Home, Grantown-on-Spey, on Friday 2nd April 2022, Caroline Ferguson née Ross, formerly of Kinveachy Gardens, Aviemore and Tomatin.  Much loved wife of the late John Ferguson.  A funeral service will take place at Grant House Care Home on Monday 9th May 2022 at 11am; and interment thereafter at Dalarossie Cemetery at 1.30pm.  All friends are respectfully invited but please contact John Ross Funeral Services if you would like to attend.  Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit Badenoch & Strathspey Community Nurses. Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd., 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Diana Fenton

(Grantown-on-Spey, formerly Bridport, Dorset)
 

Peacefully at Badenoch and Strathspey Community Hospital, on Saturday 23rd April 2022, Diana Kathleen Fenton of Coppice Court, Grantown-on-Spey.  Much loved wife of the late Ivan Roland Fenton, a loving mum to Denise and Gavin and nanny to Oliver.  A funeral service will take place at Inverness Crematorium on Tuesday 3rd May 2022 at 11am.  All friends are respectfully invited to attend.  Family flowers only please.  Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit R.N.L.I.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd., 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Christine

Munro-West

(Grantown-on-Spey)
 

A funeral service will take place at Inverness Crematorium on Friday 29th April 2022 at 11am.  All friends are respectfully invited to attend.  Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit the Lynemore Residents’ Comfort Fund.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Winifred Graham

(Grantown-on-Spey)
 

Peacefully at home with Alex, Catherine and Judi, on Wednesday 20th April 2022, Winifred Graham, of Strathspey Drive, Grantown-on-Spey.  A private funeral was held on Tuesday 26th April 2022.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd. 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com 

George Massheder

“English George” 

(Grantown-on-Spey)
 
A funeral service will take place at Inverness Crematorium on Thursday 28th April 2022 at 12 noon.  All friends are respectfully invited to attend.  Family flowers only please.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd. 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

James “Jazza” Brannan

(Aviemore)
 

A funeral service will take place at St. Aidan’s RC Church, Aviemore on Friday 22nd April 2022 at 11am and thereafter a service will be held at Inverness Crematorium at 1pm.  All friends are respectfully invited to attend.  Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit the Macmillan Suite, Raigmore Hospital.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Margaret Ewing

(Grantown-on-Spey)
 
Peacefully with her family by her side, at Highland Hospice, Inverness, on Friday 1st April 2022, Margaret Ewing, of Strathallan House, Grantown-on-Spey.  Beloved wife of Cameron, much loved mother of Stuart and Isla and loving grandmother to Iona and Vaila.  A funeral service will take place at Grantown-on-Spey Baptist Church on Wednesday 13th April 2022 at 11.30am; interment thereafter at Delliefure Natural Burial Ground.  All family and friends are welcome to attend.  Please wear a splash of colour and dress as you wish.  Donations, if desired, may be given to Margaret’s much loved charity Canine Concern Scotland Trust (Therapet).  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd., 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Shirley Grant

(Grantown-on-Spey)
 

Peacefully at Lynemore Care Home on Wednesday 23rd March 2022, Shirley Joyce Grant, nee Davidson, aged 81 years, formerly of Woodside Court, Grantown-on-Spey.  Much loved mum of Roger, Shirley, Alison, Martin, Margo and the late Douglas and Garry, an adored nana, sister and aunt.  A funeral service will take place at Inverallan Parish Church, Grantown-on-Spey, on Tuesday 5th April 2022 at 12noon; interment thereafter at Grantown New Cemetery, to which all friends are respectfully invited to attend.  Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit the Lynemore Residents’ Comfort Fund.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Bill McKandie

(Cromdale)
 

Peacefully after a short illness, at Badenoch and Strathspey Community Hospital, on Monday 21th March 2022, William (Bill),  in his 80th year of Clachanturn, Cromdale.  Beloved husband and best friend of Helen for 61 years.  Devoted father to Fred Snr, granda to Fred Jnr and great granda to Mackie, brother to the late Jean and brother-in-law to Sandy and Wendy.  A funeral service will take place at Cromdale Parish Church, on Friday 1st April 2022 at 12noon and interment thereafter in Cromdale Churchyard.  All friends are respectfully invited to attend.  Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit Cancer Research UK.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

 

Two willing working hands at rest.  For all of us you did your best.  You worked so hard for those you loved and those you loved remember.

 

Sandra Miller

(Grantown-on-Spey)
 

Peacefully at Lynemore Care Home on Saturday, 19th March 2022, Sandra Mary Miller, formerly of Tullochgorum Farm.  Beloved wife of the late Robert, much loved mum of Douglas and Fiona and mother-in-law of Audrey and Andrew, a dear granny of Josie, Duncan, Rozie and Ross, a much loved sister, sister-in-law and friend to many.  A funeral service will take place at Inverallan Parish Church, Grantown-on-Spey, on Wednesday, 30th March 2022 at 12noon 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 the Badenoch and Strathspey Community Nurses.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Peter Nicolson

(Elgin/Tomnavoulin)
 

Sadly passed away after a long illness, at Dr. Gray’s Hospital, Elgin, on Sunday 27th February 2022, Peter Hendry Nicolson, aged 64 years.  Youngest son of the late John and Mina Nicolson (Tomnavoulin), a dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle to many.  Also Forestry Commission worker for the past 44 years (Glenlivet and Elgin). A funeral service will take place at Inverallan Parish Church, Grantown-on-Spey, on Tuesday 15th March 2022 at 12noon; interment thereafter at Grantown New Cemetery, to which all friends are respectfully invited to attend.  Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit Cancer Research UK.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

George (Duffy) Duff

(Dulnain Bridge/ Crathie)
 

Suddenly, at home, on Saturday 26th February 2022, George Duff “Duffy”, aged 42 years, of Dulnain Bridge.  Underkeeper at Invercauld Estate.  Beloved partner of Lynn, a much loved son of Caroline and George and a loving brother.  A funeral service will take place at Inverallan Parish Church, Grantown-on-Spey, on Monday 14th March 2022 at 12noon; interment thereafter at Grantown New Cemetery, to which all friends are respectfully invited to attend.  Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit The Gamekeepers Welfare Trust and British Heart Foundation.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Patricia Grant

(Tomintoul)
 

Peacefully after a short illness, at Dr. Gray’s Hospital, Elgin, on Thursday 24th February 2022, Patricia Elizabeth Grant of Main Street, Tomintoul.  Much loved sister of Jennifer and aunt of Peter and Janet.  A funeral service will take place at Tomintoul Parish Church on Wednesday 9th March 2022 at 12noon; and interment thereafter in Tomintoul Cemetery.  All friends are respectfully invited to attend.  Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit Diabetes UK.    Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

 

 

Peter MacPherson (Senior)

(Aviemore)
 

Peacefully after a short illness at Raigmore Hospital, on Friday 25th February 2022, Peter MacPherson (Senior), aged 82 years, of 10 The Green, Aviemore.  Beloved husband of Betty, much loved father of Peter, father-in-law of Sharon and a dear grandfather of Jen and Steph.  A funeral service will take place at St. Andrew’s Parish Church, Aviemore on Monday 7th March 2022 at 12noon; and interment thereafter in Laggantygown Cemetery.  All family and friends are respectfully invited to attend.  Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit the Community Nurses.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Wilma Stirling

(Carrbridge)
 

Peacefully at home, on Tuesday 22nd February 2022, after a short illness, surrounded by her family, Wilma, of Auchterblair Farm, Carrbridge. Beloved wife of Lockhart, much loved mum of Ian, Calum and Tom, loving granny to Maya, Anna, Ross, Madeline, Brodie and Finlay and a dear sister of George and the late Edith.  A funeral service will be held at Carrbridge Parish Church on Friday 4th March 2022 at 12noon and interment thereafter at Carrbridge Cemetery, to which all friends are respectfully invited to attend.  Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit Marie Curie and the Community Nurses.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Audrey MacKenzie

(Aviemore)
 

A Life Celebration for Audrey MacKenzie, of Dalfaber Road, Aviemore, will take place at the Peregrine Suite, Macdonald Aviemore Resort on Wednesday, 2nd March 2022 at 3pm. Following a private family service at Inverness Crematorium, Audrey’s family respectfully invite friends, neighbours and those who knew Audrey, through her many contributions to the community, to join them for a celebration of her life. Donations, if desired, may be given at the door to benefit Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team.  Enquires to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, Tel. 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Sandy Laing

(Aberdeen, formerly Grantown-on-Spey and Fraserburgh)
 

Suddenly at Woodend Hospital, Aberdeen on Monday 7th February 2022, Sandy, aged 79 years of 3 Bede House Court, Aberdeen.  Much loved dad of Nick and Julian, loving granda of Scott, Emilie, Callum, Brodie and Jayden and a dear brother of Elsa, Billy, Shaw, Janet, Alan and the late Margaret. A funeral service will be held at Inverallan Parish Church, Grantown-on-Spey, on Friday 18th February 2022 at 10 a.m. and interment thereafter at Grantown New Cemetery, to which all friends are respectfully invited.  Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit The Fire Fighters Charity.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Margaret Campbell

(Kingussie)
 
Peacefully at Mains House Care Home, on Tuesday 8th February 2022, Margaret, aged 97 years, formerly of Campbell Crescent, Kingussie.  Beloved wife of the late Bouncy and mother of the late Aonghas.  A funeral service will be held at Kingussie Parish Church on Thursday 17th February 2022 at 12 noon and interment thereafter at Kingussie Cemetery, to which all friends are respectfully invited to attend.  Family flowers only please.  Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit Mains House Residents’ Fund.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, Tel. 01540 662266 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Audrey MacKenzie

(Aviemore)
 

Peacefully after morning tea, at Grant House Care Home, on Saturday, 5th February 2022, Audrey MacKenzie of Dalfaber Road, Aviemore. Mum and selfless supporter of Ewan, Lindsay, Louise and Penny.  Details of a commemorative gathering to celebrate Audrey’s life long contribution to the community, in particular the young people of Aviemore, to be advised. Donations, if desired, to Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team.  Enquires to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, 46-48 High Street, Grantown-on-Spey, PH26 3EH. Tel 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Jimmy Grant

(Dunachton, Kincraig)
 

Peacefully at Raigmore Hospital on Wednesday, 19th January 2022, Jimmy, aged 93 years, formerly of Dunachton Estate, Kincraig.  Beloved husband of the late Kathleen and a much loved dad, grandad and great grandad.  A funeral service will be held at Kingussie Parish Church on Monday, 31st January 2022 at 12noon and interment thereafter at Insh Cemetery to which all friends are respectfully invited.  Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit Sight Scotland.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, Tel. 01540 662266 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Bill Douglas

(Newtonmore)
 

Suddenly but peacefully at home on Thursday, 20th January 2022, Bill, aged 82 years, of Newtonmore.  Beloved husband of Barbara, a loving dad to Tracy and William, adored grandad, much loved brother of Lorraine and a dear uncle.  A funeral service will be held at the Balavil Hotel, Newtonmore on Friday 28th January 2022 at 12noon and interment thereafter at Banchor Cemetery to which all friends are respectfully invited.  Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit the Wade Centre Amenity Fund.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, Tel. 01540 662266 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Mary Mackie McDonald

(Dava, Grantown-on-Spey)
 
Peacefully after a long illness, at Grandview House Care Home, on Sunday 16th January 2022, Mary Mackie McDonald.  Dear mum to Eugene, sister to John, Sandy, David and the late George, aunt to David, Gladys, Douglas and Graeme.  A funeral service will be held at Inverallan Parish Church, Grantown-on-Spey, on Thursday 27th January 2022 at 12noon and interment thereafter at Edinkillie Cemetery, Dunphail to which all friends are respectfully invited.  Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit Alzheimer Scotland.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, 46-48 High Street, Grantown-on-Spey, PH26 3EH. Tel. 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Alistair McCook

(Nethy Bridge)
 

Peacefully, at Grant House Care Home, on Saturday 8th January 2022, after two difficult years, Alistair McCook MBE, aged 95 years, of Nethy Bridge.  Beloved husband of the late Sheena, much loved dad of Sandy, father-in-law of Marion and grandpa of John and Hannah.  Founder member of Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team and photographer.  A funeral service will take place in Abernethy Old Kirk on Wednesday 26th January 2022 at 12 noon and interment thereafter at Abernethy Churchyard.  All friends respectfully invited.  Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team. Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, 46-48 High Street, Grantown-on-Spey, PH26 3EH. Tel. 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Morton Fraser

(Kingussie)
 

Suddenly, but peacefully, at home on Friday, 7th January, 2022, (Eric) Morton Fraser, aged 88 years, of Kingussie and Achiltibuie. Much loved husband of Jo, loving dad of Torquil and Rory, father-in-law of Lynn and Jude and grandpa of William, Ruairidh, Euan, Somhairle, Roma, Cluanie and Grace. Retired Kingussie High School teacher. A funeral service will take place at Inverness Crematorium on Monday, 24th January, 2022 at 10am. All friends respectfully invited. Donations, if desired, to Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team and/or the RNLI. Family flowers only please. Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, King Street, Kingussie. Tel. 01540 662266 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Sandra Garvie

(Grantown-on-Spey)
 

A funeral service for Sandra Garvie of High Street, Grantown-on-Spey will take place on Friday, 21st January 2022 at Inverness Crematorium at 10am.  All friends respectfully invited.  Family flowers only please.  Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit
Macmillan Cancer Support. Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, 46-48 High Street, Grantown-on-Spey, PH26 3EH. Tel. 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Babs MacDonald

(Nethy Bridge)
 

Suddenly, at home, on Friday 7th January 2022, Babs, aged 62 years, of Lynstock Crescent, Nethy Bridge.  Much loved wife of Alan, loving mum to Maree and Alan and devoted granny.  A funeral service will take place at Abernethy Churchyard on Wednesday 19th January 2022 at 12noon.  All friends respectfully invited.  Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit Hanover (Scotland) Housing Association.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, 46-48 High Street, Grantown-on-Spey, PH26 3EH. Tel. 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

For those wishing to pay their respects, the funeral cortège will leave from Woodside Court, Grantown-on-Spey at 11.30am, passing through South Street, Heathfield Road, and Castle Road East, continuing down Grantown High Street before making our onward journey to Abernethy Churchyard.

Jock Duncan

(Kingussie)
 

Very suddenly, at home, on Wednesday 5th January 2022, John (Jock), aged 87 years, of Glebe Court, Kingussie.  Beloved husband of Margaret, father of John and David, father-in-law, grandfather and great grandfather.  A funeral service will be take place at Kingussie Parish Church on  Friday 14th January 2022 at 12noon.  All friends respectfully invited.  Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, may be given to Perthshire Abandoned Dogs Society.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd., King Street, Kingussie. Tel. 01540 662266 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

June Stuart

(Nethy Bridge)
 

Peacefully at Grandview House Care Home, on Saturday 1st January 2022, June, aged 78 years, formerly of Culvardie, Nethy Bridge.  A much loved wife of Billy, devoted mother to Shane, Kay and Ross, adored nana of Jodie, Demi, Harley, Phynia, Chloe and Cairn and affectionate second mum to Sylvia and Heidi.  A funeral service will take place at Abernethy Old Kirk on Thursday 13th January 2022 at 12noon and interment thereafter at Abernethy Churchyard.  All friends respectfully invited.  Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit Alzheimer Scotland.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, 46-48 High Street, Grantown-on-Spey, PH26 3EH. Tel. 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Susan Wilkinson

(Grantown-on-Spey)
 

Peacefully at home, on Christmas Day, with her daughter by her side, Susan of Coppice Court, Grantown-on-Spey.  A memorial service will take place at the Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown-on-Spey, on Wednesday 12th January 2022 at 1pm.  All friends respectfully invited.  Family flowers only please.  Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit RSPB Scotland.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, 46-48 High Street, Grantown-on-Spey, PH26 3EH. Tel. 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Mary Fotheringham

(Newtonmore)
 

Peacefully, at Mains House Care Home, Newtonmore, on Tuesday 21st December 2021, Mary, aged 94 years, formerly of Bruiach Cottage, Newtonmore.  Beloved wife of the late Charles Fotheringham, much loved mum of Peter and Jan, a loving grandmother to Cara and Robyn and a dear mother-in-law of Douglas and Jo.  A funeral service will be held at Inverness Crematorium on Friday 7th January 2022 at 1pm.  All friends respectfully invited.  Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit Alzheimer Scotland. Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd., King Street, Kingussie. Tel. 01540 662266 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Hans Kuwall

(Carrbridge)
 

Peacefully, at home, on Saturday 25th December 2021, Hans, aged 88 years, of Mafeking, Carrbridge.  Beloved husband of Barbara, much loved dad of Peter and Tony and a loving grandad to Alistair, Duncan, Adam, Harry and Josh.  A funeral service will take place at Carrbridge Parish Church on Thursday 6th January 2022 at 12noon and interment thereafter at Carrbridge Cemetery.  All friends respectfully invited.  Family flowers only please, however donations, if desired, may be given to benefit Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, 46-48 High Street, Grantown-on-Spey, PH26 3EH. Tel. 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Jimmy Duncan

(Tomintoul)
 

Peacefully at Dr. Gray’s Hospital, Elgin, on Thursday 23rd December 2021, Jimmy, aged 92 years, of Smiddy Court, Tomintoul and formerly of Delnabo Estate, Tomintoul.  A much loved brother of Jock.  A funeral service will take place at Tomintoul Cemetery on Wednesday 5th January 2022 at 12noon.  All friends respectfully invited.  Family flowers only please. Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, 46-48 High Street, Grantown-on-Spey, PH26 3EH. Tel. 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Donald Grant

(Aviemore)
 

Peacefully at Raigmore Hospital on Monday 13th December 2021, Donald, aged 89 years, of 19 Craig Na Gower Avenue, Aviemore; beloved husband of the late Christel, loving father to Martina, Peter, Ingrid and Stephanie, Opa to his grandchildren: Douglas, Denise, James, Andrena and Lewis, his great grandchild Odhrán, his cat No. 1 and all the ‘non Grants’.  A private funeral service will take place at Donald’s own request. Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, 46-48 High Street, Grantown-on-Spey, PH26 3EH, Tel. 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Neil McInnes

(Aviemore)
 

Peacefully, on Thursday 9th December 2021, Neil, aged 68 years.  A much loved brother of Valerie, Mary and Malcolm, a special uncle to Sara and Tim and a friend to many.  At Neil’s request there will be no funeral service.  Instead, his ashes will be returned to the family to be scattered at a later date.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, 46-48 High Street, Grantown-on-Spey, PH26 3EH, Tel. 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Margaret Taylor

(Kingussie)
 

Peacefully, at Mains House Care Home, Newtonmore, on Sunday, 5th December, 2021, Margaret, aged 94 years, of Kingussie. Beloved wife of the late Bill Taylor, a dear mum of Linda, Anne, Tricia and William, a loving granny and great-granny. A funeral service will be held at Kingussie Parish Church on Monday, 13th December, 2021 at 12noon; and interment thereafter in Kingussie Cemetery. All friends respectfully invited to attend. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit Mains House Residents’ Fund. Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, King Street, Kingussie. Tel. 01540 662266 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Mabel (Mabs) Murray

(Insh and formerly of Kirkcaldy and Aberdeen)
 

Peacefully, at Badenoch & Strathspey Community Hospital, on Thursday, 2nd December, 2021, Mabel (Mabs), aged 85 years, formerly of Coull, Insh. Dear wife of the late Sandy, much loved mum of Sandy, Jill, Janet, Catherine and Isobel, a very proud granny of all her grandchildren and a mother-in-law to Willie, Darryl and Jojo. A funeral service will take place at Insh Parish Church tomorrow (Friday), 10th December, 2021 at 12 noon; and interment thereafter in Insh Cemetery. All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only please, however donations may be given to benefit Cancer Research UK. Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, King Street, Kingussie, PH21 1HW. Tel. 01540 662266 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Allister Barnett

(Newtonmore)
 

Allister Sandison Barnett, aged 90 years, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, 30th November 2021, at Badenoch & Strathspey Community Hospital, Aviemore.  Beloved husband of Margaret, dad to Neil and Ian, loving father-in-law, brother, granda and great-granda.  Funeral service will be held at St. Bride’s Parish Church on Wednesday, 8th December at 12noon.  All welcome to attend.  A private cremation will take place thereafter.  Family flowers only please.  Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit Macmillan Cancer Support. Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, King Street, Kingussie; 01540 662266 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Mike McCulloch

(Nethy Bridge, formerly Grantown-on-Spey)
 

Unexpectedly at home, on Tuesday 23rd November 2021, Mike, aged 63 years, of Nethy Bridge, formerly Grantown-on-Spey.  A dearly loved brother of Ireen, Derek, Hazel and Ewan, a dear uncle and friend to many.  A funeral service will take place at Abernethy Parish Church, Dell Road, Nethy Bridge, PH25 3DG, on Tuesday 7th December at 12noon; a private cremation will take place at a later date.  All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only please.  Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit Diabetes UK and Highland Hospice. Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, 46-48 High Street, Grantown-on-Spey, PH26 3EH, Tel. 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

John A. Galasso

(Cromdale)
 

Suddenly at home, on Monday 22nd November 2021, John, aged 75 years, of The Crossings, Balmenach.  Beloved husband of Irene, much loved dad of John and the late Keith and adored grandad of Sedona, Hannah and Holly.  A funeral service will take place at Cromdale Parish Church on Friday 3rd December at 12noon; and interment thereafter in Cromdale Churchyard.  All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only please.  Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit the Community Nurses. Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, 46-48 High Street, Grantown-on-Spey, PH26 3EH, Tel. 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Ian Chisholm

(Newtonmore)
 

Peacefully at Raigmore Hospital on Friday 19th November 2021, Ian, aged 73 years, of 78 Clune Terrace, Newtonmore.  Beloved husband of Helen, much loved dad of Lynda, Donna and Ian and adored granda of Courtney, Jordan, Alisha, Freya and Ben.  A funeral service will be held on Tuesday 30th November at St. Bride’s Parish Church at 12noon; and interment thereafter in Banchor Cemetery.  All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only please.  Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit the Kingussie Medical Practice.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd. Tel. 01540 662266 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Margaret Bruce

(Dellmhor, Aviemore)
 

Peacefully, at Badenoch and Strathspey Community Hospital, Aviemore on Wednesday, 17th November 2021, Margaret, née Ferguson, aged 79 years, of Dellmhor.  Dear wife of the late Peter.  A funeral service will be held on Monday, 29th November at 12 noon at Insh Parish Church and interment thereafter in Insh Cemetery.  Family flowers only please.  Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd. Tel. 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com.

Walter “Wally” Strachan

(Dufftown, formerly Cromdale)
 

Tragically, on Saturday 13th November 2021, Wally, aged 68 years, of 48 Balvenie Street, Dufftown.  A much loved dad of Louise and Andrew, a loving granda, a dear father-in-law, brother and friend to many. A funeral service will take place at Cromdale Parish Church on Friday, 26th November at 12noon; and interment thereafter in Cromdale Churchyard.  All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only please.  Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit The British Red Cross Society. Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, 46-48 High Street, Grantown-on-Spey, PH26 3EH, Tel. 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Monica McMillan

(Nethy Bridge)
 

Peacefully at Raigmore Hospital on Friday 24th September 2021, Monica of Straanmore, Dell Road, Nethy Bridge. A funeral service will take place at Abernethy Old Kirk on Wednesday 24th November 2021 at 11am and thereafter to Inverness Crematorium for a short service of committal.  All friends respectfully invited. Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit Highland Hospice.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, 46-48 High Street, Grantown-on-Spey, PH26 3EH. Tel. 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Shiela Fraser

(Newtonmore, formerly Laggan)
 

Peacefully at Raigmore Hospital on Tuesday 16th November 2021, Shiela, aged 88 years, formerly of 3 Glen Grove, Newtonmore.  Beloved wife of the late Hector and a much loved mum, gran, great gran and sister.  A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, 23rd November at Laggan Parish Church at 12noon; and interment thereafter in Laggan Churchyard.  All friends are respectfully invited to attend. Family flowers only please.  Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit the Wade Centre Amenity Fund and Marie Curie.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd. Tel. 01540 662266 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Harry Niven

(Grantown-on-Spey)
 

Sadly, passed away at Grandview House Care Home, Grantown-on-Spey on Wednesday, 27th October 2021, in the arms of his beloved wife Christine, Harry of South West High Street, Grantown-on-Spey.  Much loved father of Michael and his wife Canan, dearly loved grandfather of Christopher, Jamie, Mollie, Callum and Bayley, a dear brother-in-law to Graham Lyttle and nieces Lindy and Sharon.  A funeral service will be held at Inverness Crematorium on Friday, 5th November 2021 at 2pm. At Harry’s request, if attending the service, bright clothing to be worn and no flowers please. Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit Alzheimer Scotland.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, 46-48 High Street, Grantown-on-Spey, PH26 3EH, Tel. 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Gordon Edgar

(Formerly Buckie)
 

Peacefully at Lynemore Care Home, on Tuesday 26th October 2021, Gordon Edgar, formerly of Highfield Road, Buckie. Beloved husband of Helen, devoted dad to Lesley (& John), Joyce and Gordon (& Dave), loving grandfather of Iain, Robert, Jane and James and proud great grandfather to Jessica, Gracie and John.  Much loved by his family and friends.  Wonderfully cared for by Lynemore staff.  Funeral service, and celebration of the lives of Gordon and Helen, at Moray Crematorium on Wednesday, 3rd November, at 1.30pm. All friends respectfully invited.  The funeral cortège will pass Lynemore at approximately 11.50am. Family flowers only please.  Donations may be given to benefit Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland by contacting John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, 46-48 High Street, Grantown-on-Spey, PH26 3EH. Tel. 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com 

Margaret Graham

(Grantown-on-Spey)
 

Margaret (Marget), née Campbell, sadly passed away at Grandview House Care Home, Grantown-on-Spey, on Thursday 21st October 2021. Beloved wife of Arthur, much loved mum of John, Alistair and Isla and loving granny to Hamish, Gregor, Tamasin, Monty and Tilly. A funeral service will be held at Inverness Crematorium on Friday, 29th October 2021 at 1.00pm. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit the Highland Hospice. Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, 46-48 High Street, Grantown-on-Spey, PH26 3EH. Tel. 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Joan Redfern

(Grantown-on-Spey)
 

Peacefully, at Grandview House Care Home, Grantown-on-Spey, on Sunday, 17th October, 2021, Joan, aged 92 years.  Loving mother of Stuart, Graham and Gregory.  A private family funeral service will be held on Thursday, 28th October, 2021.  Family flowers only please.  Donations may be given to Alzheimer Scotland by contacting John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, 46-48 High Street, Grantown-on-Spey, PH26 3EH. Tel. 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com.

Diana Cameron

(Laggan)
 

Sadly, passed away at Lynemore Care Home, Grantown-on-Spey, on Wednesday, 20th October 2021, Diana, aged 85 years, of Balgowan, Laggan.  A dear aunt to Susan and Jeanette.  A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, 27th October at Laggan Parish Church at 12.30pm; and interment thereafter in Laggan Churchyard.  All friends are respectfully invited to attend. Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd. Tel. 01540662266 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Lesley Allan

(Newtonmore)
 

Peacefully at home, surrounded by family, on Wednesday 6th October 2021, Lesley, aged 69 years.

A private family funeral service will take place on Monday 25th October 2021.

For those wishing to pay their respects, the funeral cortège will leave from Lesley’s home address at approximately 11.15am, passing through Newtonmore Main Street and Kingussie High Street before making our onward journey to Inverness Crematorium.

Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie. Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd., 46-48 High Street, Grantown-on-Spey, PH26 3EH, 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Pat Milne

(Dulnain Bridge)
 

Suddenly, at home, on Saturday 9th October 2021, Pat, of Church Place, Dulnain Bridge.  Beloved wife of Jim (Tattie), much loved mum of Janet and James, loving gran to Lynette, Jack and Stuart, a dear sister, sister-in-law and friend to many.  A funeral service will take place at Dulnain Bridge Parish Church on Friday 22nd October 2021 at 12noon and thereafter to Grantown New Cemetery.  All friends respectfully invited. Please wear a splash of colour at Pat’s own request.  Family flowers only please, however donations, if desired, may be given to benefit Cancer Research UK.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, 46-48 High Street, Grantown-on-Spey, PH26 3EH. Tel. 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Douglas (Dougie) MacDougall

(Kingussie)
 

Peacefully, at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, on Thursday, 7th October 2021, Douglas (Dougie) aged 93 years, of Glebe Court, Kingussie, formerly of Strathmashie.  Beloved husband of the late Bessie, dear dad to Allan, Margaret, Rhona, Fiona and the late Douglas and Maryann, cherished brother of Bunty, a loving grandad, great-grandad and great-great-grandad.  A funeral service will be held at Kingussie Parish Church on Wednesday, 20th October 2021 at 12 noon and thereafter to Kingussie New Cemetery. All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only please.  Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit Cancer Research UK.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, King Street, Kingussie; 01540 662266 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Lorna Dempster

(Kincraig)
 

Passed away peacefully, at Badenoch and Strathspey Community Hospital, Aviemore, on Saturday, 2nd October 2021, Lorna June, née Grant.  Beloved wife of the late Ackie, dear mum to Alex, Maree, Andrew and the late Ann, precious granny Lorna and great granny.  A funeral service will take place on Thursday, 14th October 2021 at Insh Parish Church at 12.30pm; and thereafter to Insh Cemetery. Family flowers only please.  Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit Maggie’s Highlands.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, King Street, Kingussie, PH21 1HW, 01540 662266 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Jennifer Butler

(Grantown-on-Spey)
 

Suddenly at home, on Thursday 23rd September 2021, Jennifer Joyce Butler of Woodside Court, Grantown-on-Spey.  A much loved friend to many.  A funeral service will take place at Delliefure Natural Burial Ground, on Wednesday 13th October at 11.30am.  All welcome to attend.  Family flowers only please, however donations, if desired, may be given to benefit Concern Worldwide.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd., 46-48 High Street, Grantown-on-Spey, PH26 3EH, 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Jim MacLean

(Grantown-on-Spey)

Peacefully, after a short illness, on Friday 1st October 2021, Jim, aged 82 years, of 32 South West High Street, Grantown-on-Spey.  A much loved husband of Kate, a loving dad to Trudi and Darren, a dear father-in-law of Ali and Denise and adored grandad of Craig, Ashleigh, Rebecca, Katelyn and Natasha.  A private funeral service, at Jim’s own request, will take place on Monday 11th October 2021.  For those wishing to pay their respects, the funeral cortège will leave from John Ross Funeral Services’ funeral home at 12.30pm, passing through South Street, Heathfield Road and Castle Road East before continuing down Grantown High Street on our way to Grantown New Cemetery.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, 46-48 High Street, Grantown-on-Spey, PH26 3EH. Tel. 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Norma Dunbar

(Dulnain Bridge)

Peacefully at Raigmore Hospital, with her family by her side, on Wednesday 29th September 2021, Norma, aged 73 years, of Craggan View, Dulnain Bridge.  Beloved wife of Stuart, much loved mum of Kevin and Don, loving granny of Sheree, Stuarty, Holly, Joe and Lily and great granny of MacKenzie, Mya and Freya, a dear mother-in-law and sister.  A funeral service will take place at Dulnain Bridge Parish Church on Friday 8th October 2021 at 12noon and thereafter to Grantown New Cemetery.  All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only please, however donations, if desired, may be given to benefit Marie Curie.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, 46-48 High Street, Grantown-on-Spey, PH26 3EH. Tel. 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Diane Taylor

(Grantown-on-Spey)

At home on Monday 27th September 2021, Diane, of Mossie Road, Grantown-on-Spey. Beloved wife of Douglas, much loved mum of Richard and Angie (and Curly), caring mum-in-law to Marie and Paul, and adored Disey to grandchildren Joanna and Sophie. A funeral service will take place at Insh Parish Church on Tuesday 5th October 2021 at 12noon and interment thereafter in Insh Cemetery.  All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only please, however donations, if desired, may be given to benefit the MND Association.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, 46-48 High Street, Grantown-on-Spey, PH26 3EH. Tel. 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

David Benge

(Formely Duthil, Carrbridge)

Peacefully, surrounded by his family at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness on Friday, 24th September 2021, David, aged 75 years.  A loving husband, father, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, grandad and great-grandad who will be sorely missed by many. A funeral service will take place at Carrbridge Church on Monday, 4th October 2021 at 10.30am; and interment thereafter in Carrbridge Cemetery.  All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only please, however donations, if desired, may be given to benefit Sight Action. Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, 46-48 High Street, Grantown-on-Spey, PH26 3EH. Tel. 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Isobel Ross

(Grantown-on-Spey/Forres)
 

Peacefully at Abbeyvale Nursing Home on Thursday 23rd September 2021, Isobel, aged 95 years, formerly of Ben Mhor Hotel, Grantown-on-Spey and Heather Hotel, Forres.  Beloved wife of the late David, much loved mother of Donald, loving grandmother of Alastair, great-grandmother to Miabella, David and Alexander and dear sister of Ann, Iain and the late James and Margaret.  A celebration of Isobel’s life will take place at Inverallan Parish Church on Friday 1st October 2021 at 12noon  and thereafter to Grantown New Cemetery. All friends respectfully invited.  Family flowers only please.  Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit Anthony Nolan.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd., 46-48 High Street, Grantown-on-Spey, PH26 3EH, 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Lionel Main

(Cromdale)
 

Lionel Main, sadly passed away at home on Saturday, 11th September 2021. Brave until the end and adored by all of his girls. Everyone is welcome to attend a celebration of his life, which will take place outside on Monday, 20th September 2021 overlooking the banks of the River Spey at The Boathouse, Cromdale, PH26 3LQ at 3.00pm. Please wear a splash of colour or tweeds at Lionel’s request. Car parking will be in The Boathouse field. No flowers please, however donations, if desired, may be given to benefit The Gamekeepers Welfare Trust and the Community Nurses.

Gordon Ferguson

(Kingussie)
 

Peacefully at Ninewells Hospital on Friday 27th August 2021, Gordon, formerly of Columba Terrace, Kingussie.  Much loved husband of the late Jean Dallas, loving dad to Lesley and Gail, grampie to Ayli, Lucy, Andy and Zoe and brother to Donnie.  A funeral service will take place at Kingussie Parish Church on Monday 6th September 2021 at 12noon and thereafter to Kingussie Cemetery. All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only please.  Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit Kingussie Parish Church.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, King Street, Kingussie, PH21 1HW; 01540 662266 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Fraser Grant

(Grantown-on-Spey)
 

Peacefully at home, on the croft at Lynemore, on Thursday 26th August 2021, Fraser, aged 65 years. Eldest son of the late Sandy and Muriel Grant, dearly loved husband of Magdolna, loving brother of Willie and good friend and neighbour to many. A funeral service will take place at Grantown-on-Spey Baptist Church on Friday 3rd September 2021 at 12noon. All friends respectfully invited. Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit asbestos charity Mesothelioma UK. John Ross Funeral Services Ltd., 46-48 High Street, Grantown-on-Spey, PH26 3EH, 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Emily Clark

(Boat-of-Garten)
 

Peacefully at Ian Charles Hospital on Tuesday 24th August 2021, Emily of Birch Grove, Boat-of-Garten.  Much loved by all her family.  A family funeral service will take place at Laggantygown Cemetery on Friday 27th August 2021 at 11.30am.  For those wishing to pay their respects the funeral cortège will leave from Birch Grove, Boat-of-Garten at 11am, passing through the village of Boat-of-Garten before continuing our onward journey to Laggantygown Cemetery. Following the service, the family would like to invite friends to join them for refreshments at the Speyside Centre, Skye of Curr Road, Dulnain Bridge, PH26 3PA at 12noon.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, 46-48 High Street, Grantown-on-Spey, PH26 3EH, 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Nigel Thomas

(Formerly Kingussie)
 

A funeral service will take place at Kingussie Parish Church on Friday, 20th August at 12 noon and thereafter to Kingussie Cemetery.  All friends respectfully invited.  Family flowers only please.  Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit Stand up to Cancer. Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, 46-48 High Street, Grantown-on-Spey, PH26 3EH, 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

 

Isabel (Bunty) Menzies

(Newtonmore)
 

Unexpectedly following a short illness, at Raigmore Hospital, with family by her side, on Thursday 5th August, 2021, Isabel (Bunty), aged 92 years. Beloved wife of the late Bill, devoted and dearly loved mother of Catherine and William and mother-in-law of James and Clare, adored granny of Alison, Catherine, Evan and Lee-anne, much loved great-granny of Kieran, Kyle, Blake, Louis and Zara and a loving auntie to Alistair, Susan, Kirsty, Callum, Stuart and Logan.  A funeral service will take place at St. Bride’s Parish Church on Tuesday 17th August 2021 at 12noon and thereafter to Banchor Cemetery.  All friends respectfully invited.  Family flowers only please.  Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd., King Street, Kingussie; 01540 662266 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

 

For those unable to attend but wishing to pay their respects, the funeral cortège will leave from St. Bride’s at approximately 12.30pm, turning right onto Main Street before making our onward journey to Banchor Cemetery.  

Christina (Chrissy) Highmore

(Aviemore)
 

Peacefully, at home, surrounded by her family, on Friday 30th July 2021, Christina Eliza (Chrissie), aged 90 years.  Beloved wife of the late Neil, dearly loved mum to Neil, a loving granny of Catriona and Neil and a friend to many.  A funeral service will be held at Chrissie’s home, Tremayne, Dalfaber Road, Aviemore, PH22 1PU on Thursday, 12th August at 12 noon and thereafter to Laggantygown Cemetery.  All friends respectfully invited.  Family flowers only please.  Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit the Aviemore Medical Equipment Trust.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, 46-48 High Street, Grantown-on-Spey, PH26 3EH, 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

 

Morag Wilson

(Kingussie)
 

Peacefully at St. Vincent’s Hospital, on Tuesday 20th July 2021, Morag, of Dunbarry Terrace.  Beloved wife of Bob, much loved mum of Cameron and Bruce, loving granny to Cloe, Ciaran and Aiden, a dear sister to Hughie and Alec and friend to many.  A funeral service will take place at the RC Church, Kingussie on Thursday 29th July 2021 at 12noon and thereafter to Kingussie Cemetery.  All friends respectfully invited although covid restrictions will apply.  Family flowers only please.  Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit Friends of St. Vincent’s Hospital.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, King Street, Kingussie, PH21 1HW;  01540 662266 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

For those unable to attend but wishing to pay their respects, the funeral cortège will leave from the church at approximately 12.50pm, travelling slowly down the High Street towards Kingussie Cemetery. 

 

Elizabeth (Liz) Grant

(Nethy Bridge)
 

Peacefully at home, after a short illness, on Wednesday 14th July 2021, Elizabeth (Liz), aged 76 years, of Muckerach, Dorback, Nethy Bridge.  Beloved wife of the late Johnnie, much loved mum of Alan and Graeme, mother-in-law to Minnie and granny to Iona, Abby and Isla.  A funeral service will take place at Muckerach, Dorback on Wednesday 28th July 2021 at 12noon and thereafter to Abernethy Churchyard.  All friends respectfully invited.  Please wear bright colours at Liz’s own request.  Family flowers only please.  Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit the Community Nurses.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, 46-48 High Street, Grantown-on-Spey, PH26 3EH, 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

 

Dick Willacy

(Nethy Bridge)
 

Peacefully, after a short illness, at Grant House, on Sunday 11th July 2021, Dick, aged 78 years, of Birchbank, Nethy Bridge.  Beloved husband of Sheila, loving father to Karen and Andrew, grandfather to Ishbel and father-in-law to Matt.  A funeral service will take place at Abernethy Old Kirk on Thursday 22nd July 2021 at 12.30pm.  Family flowers only please, however donations, if desired, may be given to benefit the British Lung Foundation.  If you would like to attend the funeral service or for any other enquiries please contact John Ross Funeral Services Ltd., 46-48 High Street, Grantown-on-Spey, PH26 3EH, 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Patricia (Pat) Mee

(Nethy Bridge)
 

Peacefully in Grandview House Care Home, Grantown-on-Spey on Thursday, 8th July 2021, Patricia, aged 95 years, formerly of Culreach Lodge, Nethy Bridge.  Beloved wife to the late Jim and a dear friend who will be sadly missed.  A funeral service will take place on Tuesday, 20th July at Abernethy Churchyard at 11.30am.  For any enquiries or if you wish to attend the service, please contact John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, 46-48 High Street, Grantown-on-Spey, PH26 3EH, 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Babs MacLeod

(Grantown-on-Spey)
 

Unexpectedly, at Raigmore Hospital, on Sunday 4th July 2021, Babs, aged 83 years, of Silverdale Cottage, 7A South Street.  Beloved wife of the late Hughie, much loved mum of David, Fiona and Liz, loving granny to Calum, Steven, Alexandrea, Connor, Stephanie and Amy and great granny to Perrie.  A private funeral service will take place on Thursday 15th July 2021.  Family flowers only please.  Donations, if desired, to Diabetes Scotland via John Ross Funeral Services Ltd., 46-48 High Street, Grantown-on-Spey, PH26 3EH, 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Hamish Macpherson

(Kingussie)
 

Peacefully, at Raigmore Hospital on Friday 2nd July 2021.  Hamish, aged 68 years, of 46 Skinner Court, Inverness.  Dearly loved eldest son of the late John and Betty Macpherson, a loving twin-brother of John and elder brother of Alasdair, brother-in-law of Gail and Fiona, and a loving Uncle of Eilidh, Lindsay, Cailean and Caitlin and great uncle of Niamh, Nell and Blair.  Due to government Covid restrictions, a private family funeral service will take place on Tuesday 13th of July at Kingussie Parish Church at 12.00 noon. For those wishing to pay their respects, the funeral cortege will leave from the church at approximately 12:30 pm and travel slowly down the High Street towards Kingussie Cemetery for a private interment. Family flowers only please. Donations may be given in Hamish’s memory to benefit the NHS Doctors and Nurses at Raigmore Hospital that cared for Hamish by following the link www.justgiving.com/fundraising/hamish-macpherson-remembered  or via John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, King Street, Kingussie. Tel 01540 662266 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Sandy McLean

(Balnain, Dulnain Bridge)
 

Peacefully, in the Christian care of Cameron House, Inverness, on Wednesday 30th June 2021, in the presence of Margaret Morrison, special carer, Alexander (Sandy) Mackintosh McLean, aged 91, of Balnain, Dulnain Bridge.  Beloved brother of Willie and Elsa and a good brother-in-law to Robert; brother of the late Grantie and Lachlan, a supportive uncle, especially to Helen and to his nephews and nieces.  He will be sadly missed by all, especially by very attentive cousins Isobel, Janet and Donald.  A private funeral service will take place on Monday, 12th July at Dulnain Bridge Church and interment thereafter in Grantown New Cemetery.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, 46-48 High Street, Grantown-on-Spey, PH26 3EH, 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Miriam Longstaff

(Kingussie)
 

Peacefully, at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness on Tuesday, 22nd June, 2021. Miriam, aged 84 years, beloved wife of Bill, loving mother, cherished grandmother and a dear friend to many. A private family church service, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, will take place at St. John’s, Rothiemurchus on Thursday, 8th of July, 2021, followed by a funeral service at Inverness Crematorium, Kilvean Rd., Inverness, commencing at 2.00pm. Family flowers only please. However, donations may be given in Miriam’s memory to benefit Badenoch Arthritis Support Group, either directly or through VersusArthritis.org.  For any enquiries or if you wish to attend the funeral service please contact John Ross Funeral Services Ltd., 46-48 High Street, Grantown-on-Spey, PH26 3EH, 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

 

For those wishing to pay their respects, the funeral cortège will leave from St. John the Baptist Church, Rothiemurchus at approximately 12.30pm, passing through Aviemore, before making the onward journey to Inverness Crematorium. 

Kathleen Stuart

(Aviemore)
 

Suddenly, at Raigmore Hospital, on Tuesday, 22nd June 2021, Kathleen Shaw Stuart, of 31 Milton Park, Aviemore and formerly Boat-of-Garten. Dearly loved wife of the late William (Loch) Stuart, a loving mother to Kevin, Andrew and Catriona, a sister, a granny to Jordan, Callan and Alfie and a great-granny to Lexi. Kathy will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.  A private funeral service will take place on Tuesday, 6th July.  For those wishing to pay their respects, the funeral cortège will leave from St. Andrew’s Church, Aviemore at 12.30, slowly passing Milton Park before making its way to Carrbridge Cemetery.  Family flowers only please.  Donations may be given in Kathy’s memory to benefit Macmillan Cancer Support by following the link on our Facebook page or via John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, 46-48 High Street, Grantown-on-Spey, PH26 3EH. Tel. 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

Joyce Grant

(Grantown-on-Spey)
 

Peacefully at Grandview House Nursing Home on Monday 21st June 2021, Joyce, aged 85 years, formerly of Mid-Anagach, Grantown-on-Spey.  Dear sister of the late May, Sandy and Ian.  A funeral service will take place on Monday 5th July 2021.  All friends are respectfully invited but please contact John Ross Funeral Services Ltd if you wish to attend.  Family flowers only please.  Donations, if desired are to benefit Cancer Research via John Ross Funeral Services Ltd., 46-48 High Street, Grantown-on-Spey, PH26 3EH, 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

 

The funeral cortège will leave from our funeral home at 11am. We will pass through South Street, Heathfield Road and Castle Road East before continuing down Grantown High Street on our way to Grantown New Cemetery.

 
 

 

Brian Shand

(Grantown-on-Spey)
 

Dearly loved  son of Stephen and Jess, brother of Alex and grandson of Allan & Rosie and Josie.

 

A private funeral service will take place on Friday 2nd July 2021.  
 

For those wishing to pay their respects, the funeral cortège will leave Inverallan Parish Church at approximately 12.30pm.  We will travel along Church Avenue and down the High Street before making our way to Grantown New Cemetery.

Family flowers only please.

 

Roderick (Derick) Young

(Kingussie)
 

Peacefully at St. Vincent’s Hospital on Wednesday, 23rd June 2021, Roderick (Derick) aged 82 years, of Cluny Terrace, Kingussie.  Dearly loved husband of the late Elizabeth (Liz), a loving dad to Trish, Dal and Karen, a doting gog, grandad and great-grandad.  Derick will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.  A private family funeral service will take place on Thursday, 1st July.  For those wishing to pay their respects, the funeral cortège will arrive at The Dell at approximately 12.15pm.  Following Derick’s final lap of The Dell, we will travel slowly down the High Street towards Kingussie Cemetery for a private interment.  Family flowers only please.  Donations may be given in Derick’s memory to benefit Mary’s Meals by following the link on our Facebook page or via John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, King Street, Kingussie; 01540 662266 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

 
 

 

Brenda Kelly

(Grantown-on-Spey)

Peacefully, at Ian Charles Hospital, on Friday, 18th June, 2021, Brenda, aged 82 years, of Heathfield Road, Grantown-on-Spey. Dearly loved wife to the late Bertie, a loving mum, sister, nana and friend who will be sadly missed by all who knew her. A private funeral service will take place on Wednesday, 30th June. For those wishing to pay their respects, the funeral cortège will leave Inverallan Parish Church, Grantown-on-Spey at approximately 12.30pm, travelling along Church Avenue and turning left at the war memorial before making our onward journey to Delliefure Natural Burial Ground. Family flowers only please, however donations may be given in Brenda’s memory to benefit the R.N.L.I and Macmillan Cancer Support via John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, 46-48 High Street, Grantown-on-Spey, PH26 3EH. Tel. 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

 
 

 

Clara Anderson

(Grantown-on-Spey)
 

Due to current health guidelines a private funeral service will take place on Monday 28th June 2021.  Family flowers only please.   

For those wishing to pay their respects, the funeral cortège will leave from our funeral home at 11am, travelling into Grantown along by the River Spey.  Our route will take us up Grant Road, along Church Avenue, turning right onto Grantown High Street at the War Memorial before making our onward journey to Grantown New Cemetery. 

 
Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd., 46-48 High Street, Grantown-on-Spey, PH26 3EH, 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

 

Iolanda Dominica

(Kingussie)
 

Peacefully at St. Vincent’s Hospital on Wednesday 16th June 2021, Iolanda, of Hillside Avenue, Kingussie.  Much loved mum of Laura and Iolanda, a cherished grandmother and great grandmother.  A funeral service will take place at Kingussie Parish Church on Friday 25th June 2021 at 9.45am followed by a service at Inverness Crematorium at 12noon.  Family flowers only please.  Donations, if desired, are to benefit Friends of St. Vincent’s Hospital via John Ross Funeral Services Ltd., 46-48 High Street, Grantown-on-Spey, PH26 3EH, 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

If you would like to attend, please contact John Ross Funeral Services Ltd., 01540 662266 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

 

 

Sylvia Kennedy

(Newtonmore)
 

Suddenly but peacefully at Raigmore Hospital on Sunday 13th June 2021, Sylvia (nee Fraser), much loved wife of Colin, a loving mother to Cullean and Leonie, a dear daughter, sister and a friend to many.  A funeral service will take place at St. Bride’s Parish Church on Wednesday 23rd June 2021 at 12 noon and thereafter to Banchor Cemetery, in keeping with current government guidelines.  Family flowers only please.  Donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK via John Ross Funeral Services Ltd., 46-48 High Street, Grantown-on-Spey, PH26 3EH, 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

 

For those wishing to pay their respects, the funeral cortège will leave St. Bride’s Parish Church, Newtonmore at approximately 12.30pm, turning left on to Church Terrace, joining Main Street at the Balavil Hotel before continuing our onward journey to Banchor Cemetery.

 

 

Joan Stothard

(Grantown-on-Spey)
 

Joan, aged 95 years, passed away peacefully at Lynemore Care Home, Grantown-on-Spey, on 16th June 2021. Much loved wife, mother, mother-in-law, gran and great grandmother to her family in New Zealand, Australia, and Scotland. In accordance with Joan’s wishes, a private service and cremation will take place on Tuesday 22nd June 2021 at Inverness Crematorium. Sincere thanks for the wonderful care given by Lynemore Staff.  Those you love don’t go away they walk beside you every day.  Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd., 46-48 High Street, Grantown-on-Spey, PH26 3EH, 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

 

 

Anne Cameron

(Dulnain Bridge)
 

Peacefully at home on Sunday 13th June 2021, Anne, of Croft Scalliach, Dulnain Bridge.  A much loved wife of the late Ewan, dear mum and mother-in-law of Don and Diane and a loving gran to Craig and Rebeccah.  A private funeral service will be held on Thursday 17th June 2021.  No flowers please, however, donations, if desired, may be given to benefit the Community Nurses and Macmillan Cancer Support via John Ross Funeral Services Ltd., 46-48 High Street, Grantown-on-Spey, PH26 3EH, 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com

 

 

Alistair McKenzie

(Grantown-on-Spey)
 
Peacefully at home, on Friday 4th June 2021, Alistair Law McKenzie. Much loved husband of Stella, father of Duncan, Pamela and Sarah, grandfather, brother, friend and mentor to many. A private funeral service will take place on Friday 11th June 2021. No flowers please, however, donations may be given in lieu to benefit the Community Nurses & Marie Curie by following the link https://gofund.me/587f3bfd or via John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, 46-48 High Street, Grantown-on-Spey, PH26 3EH, 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com
 
For those wishing to pay their respects, the funeral cortège will depart from Inverallan Parish Church at approximately 12.30pm, travelling towards Grantown Golf Club via Church Avenue and Burnfield Avenue. The cortège will then pass slowly through Market Road and the High Street on our way to Grantown New Cemetery.

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Morag Simpson

(Newtonmore)
 
Peacefully at St Vincent’s Hospital, Kingussie on Wednesday 26th of May 2021, Morag, aged 95 years of Glen Grove, Newtonmore. Much loved wife of the late George, loving mother to Tom, Rachel and Deirdre, mother-in-law, gran and great gran. A private funeral service will take place on Friday 4th of June 2021 at Inverness Crematorium. Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd. 01479 87 2222 or info@johnrossfuneralservices.com
 
For those wishing to pay their respects, the funeral cortège will leave from the Clan Macpherson Museum at 9.15am, passing through Newtonmore Main Street and Kingussie High Street
before making our onward journey to Inverness Crematorium.
 

 

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