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SUTHERLAND - The family of the late James H. Sutherland (Jim) of Reay, would like to express their deepest, heartfelt gratitude to everyone who has taken time to provide support and expressions of sympathy at the sad time of Jim's passing. During his year of illness, he was well cared for by the medical teams at Riverbank Surgery, Raigmore Hospital, Caithness General Hospital and community nurses who all provided him with outstanding care and attention. The family would also like to show their appreciation to Dunnett's Funeral Directors for their professional and dignified service. Special thanks go to Rev. D. McCartney for his comforting service and Mrs L. Sinclair for her thoughtful music; Mrs F. Macintosh and Mr J. Foubister for their eulogy; Capt. M. Macdonald for his powerful presentation of piping and leading Jim to his final rest place in Reay Cemetery and to Buds 'n' Blooms for the lovely floral tributes. To all invited guests who attended the service and for the large group who gathered at the graveside to pay their last respects to Jim. Thanks to Reay Golf Club for facilitating the welcoming hospitality supplied by Ms C. Mackay. Finally, a huge thank you to all who kindly donated, in person and by post, the sum of £1000.00 to be gifted to Macmillan Cancer Support. The family are overwhelmed by the many gestures of sympathy in their time of sorrow; they are all very much appreciated. Thank you to all from the bottom of our hearts. Calum, Lucinda and Ann.
HARPER - Heather and family of the late Angie extend heartfelt thanks to family and friends for care and support received by way of cards, flowers and baking and for the large attendance at the funeral. Sincere thanks to Eric Baijal for the meaningful services at Rest Rooms and graveside; to Clair Harper & Son for their professional services; the Seaforth Club and Amalie for the catering and to Raymond, Jacqueline, Brian and Wendy for their continued support. Their gratitude to all who donated towards the collection of £450 for Cancer Research.
DONN - Gordie, Sarah and Nicola would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all family, friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy, by flowers, cards, food and baking, following the sad loss of their much loved wife and mum, Helen. To Lindsay Morrison for her support and conducting the moving and comforting services at Barnesdale and the graveside, also to Alan Miller for his lovely tribute at Barnesdale. To Karen and all at Dunnett's Funeral Directors for their caring and professional funeral arrangements. To Flower Daze for the beautiful floral tributes, the Ulbster Arms Hotel for refreshments and to all who attended to pay their last respects. The total donations made at the funeral raised £2021 which will be shared between Caithness Palliative Care, District Nurses West and Thurso & Halkirk Medical Practice, with special thanks to these services for the exceptional care and support they all provided to Helen and the family over the past few years.
MOAR - Liz's family wish to sincerely thank everyone for the thoughtful cards and expressions of sympathy they received following their sad loss. The offers of help and food from friends and neighbours were much appreciated. Thank you to all those who cared for Liz over the last months, the medical staff at Raigmore, Caithness General and Castletown medical practice, Town and County Hospital, community nurses, nutritionists, Macmillan, and carers from Marie Curie and Eildon. Thank you also to Dunnett's Funeral Directors for their professional and sympathetic handling of the funeral arrangements and to Rev. David Malcolm for the services at Ormlie and Thurso cemetery. Thank you to all who joined the family to pay their last respects and to the Royal British Legion for the catering. Donations totalling £510 were received to be divided equally between the Balmore Animal Welfare Centre and Cancer Research UK.
MAJILTON - Roy, Donna and Gavin would like to thank everyone for their kind messages of sympathy, cards and flowers after the very sad loss of Pamela. A big thank you to everyone who gave baking, soup and sandwiches to help us through this difficult time. Special thank you to Linda Smith for her beautiful and very moving humanist service and to Clair Harper Funeral Services for their caring, professional arrangements. To The Flower Patch for the floral tributes, Mackays Hotel who provided refreshments and to everyone who came to the service and graveside. A collection for local charities raised £900 shared between Pulteney House Residents' Fund, Macmillan Palliative Care and Cancer Research.
MACKAY - The family of the late Rory Ian Mackay would like to say a heartfelt thank you to family and friends for care and support received during his illness and the large turnout at his funeral. Special thanks go to the dedicated community nurses and NHS staff who provided care and dignity; also to celebrant Lindsay Morrison for a lovely, meaningful service and to Dunnett's Funeral Directors for their professional and caring services. Huge thank you for Donna, a dear friend of Rory's, for her reading and tribute of "Our Rory" delivered with poignancy and humour and received with laughter and tears from all. Thanks also go to Fiona and Popeye's/Upper Deck staff for hosting the wake and send off. Finally, the kind support and thoughts of the Thurso lifeboat crew are greatly appreciated; donations made at the funeral have raised £450.20 for the RNLI.
BANKS - Hazel, Alexander and Aileen wish to express their sincere thanks to all family, friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy, flowers, cards, food and baking following the sad loss of their dad, Neen. Special thanks to the community carers for the exceptional care they provided to Neen over the last few years; to the friends and family who also supported Neen to stay at home; to all who attended the private service in the Halkirk Church; to all who joined the family to pay their last respects at the graveside and for the kind donations totalling £1361.20 which will be donated to MND Scotland. Many thanks also to Dunnett's Funeral Directors for their professional and sympathetic handling of the funeral arrangements, to Rev. David Malcolm for the church and graveside services and to the staff at the Ulbster Arms Hotel.
LOWTHER - The family of the late Dennis Lowther would like to express their deep gratitude for the care and compassion of the staff of Seaview Nursing Home, ambulance staff and staff at Caithness General Hospital; also for the care and support given by friends at The Harbour Mission and Baptist Church. Special thanks to Malcolm Gardiner and Gilbert McAdam for conducting the funeral. Thank you to Clair Harper and Son for their caring and professional funeral arrangements. Finally, thank you to all who attended the service and graveside, sent flowers and those who contributed generously to Project Ecuador.
ARROWSMITH - Ken`s family would like to sincerely thank everyone for all the lovely cards, flowers and kind expressions of sympathy on their sad loss. Thanks to Rev. Dave Macartney for conducting the lovely comforting service at Ormlie and then at Thurso Cemetery and to all who attended the graveside. Thanks to Caithness General Hospital and Riverbank Surgery medical teams and the dedicated home carers and day nurses who helped Ken over the last few years. Thank you to Dunnett`s Funeral Directors for their kind, sensitive and professional arrangements and to Pentland Hotel for their lovely catering service. Thanks to all who donated to the Balmore Animal Welfare Centre and to the RNLI.
STEVEN - Christine and all the family would like to thank everyone who came to Dunnett's Rest Rooms and to Thurso cemetery to pay their last respects to Eion. Thank you also for your phone calls, cards, flowers and visits which are very much appreciated. Thanks to Rev. David Malcolm for his kind words, to organist Lorna Sinclair and to Addie and Karen for the beautiful music. Thanks to Dunnett's Funeral Directors for the very kind handling of the funeral arrangements. Thanks for all the very kind donations amounting to £269.00 in aid of the R.N.L.I. Thank you from all the Steven family.
BATCHELOR - Neil, Adele and Iain wish to sincerely thank Dr Martens and the staff at Lybster Medical Centre, the teams of Dr Craig and Dr Duncan at the haematology unit, Raigmore Hospital, the staff at the ambulatory unit infusion suite, and all at the Rosebank Wing, Caithness General Hospital. Subsequently Ms Linda Smith for a beautiful and moving humanist service, Karen, Sinclair and their staff for their empathy and professionalism, all the mourners who braved atrocious conditions at Latheron cemetery and everyone who phoned from afar and sent beautiful cards and letters of sympathy, altogether contributing to the sum of £340 supporting Marie Curie Nurses.
HARRIS - The family of the late Bertie Harris would like to thank everyone for their kind messages of sympathy following their recent sad loss. Grateful thanks to Rev. David Malcolm for his comforting service and to Dunnett's Funeral Directors for their kind and professional handling of the funeral arrangements. Sincere thanks to all Bertie's carers from CIC who looked after him so well over many years. Thanks also to Buds 'n' Blooms for the beautiful floral tributes and to The Park Hotel for providing refreshments. Thank you to everyone who came to the service and graveside to pay their last respects and also for the kind donations to ENABLE Caithness totalling £203.
HARROLD - Neil, Kevin and Corrine would like to thank everyone for their kind messages, cards and flowers following the sad loss of their dad, John; it was greatly appreciated. Special thanks to the Pearson Practice and CGH for the care of John; Linda Smith for the lovely comforting service; the Flower Patch for the beautiful floral arrangements and the Nethercliffe Hotel for their excellent hospitality. They would also like to thank everyone for their kind donations to Caithness Klics. A special thank you also to Clair Harper, Sanders and staff for their professional and sympathetic handling of the funeral arrangements.
FARQUHAR (Charlie Decka) - James and family wish to thank all family, friends and neighbours for their sympathy and support, cards, messages and flowers received following the sad loss of Charlie. Thanks also to Rev. John Nugent for his comforting service at the graveside, Willie Mackay for his tune on the spoons and Clair Harper Funeral Directors for arranging everything. Sincere thanks to all who joined the family to pay their last respects at the graveside and to those who kindly donated to Dementia UK, raising a total of £254.
ROSIE - The family of the late Margaret Rosie would like to thank everyone for their kind expressions of sympathy and the support extended to them on their recent sad loss. Sincere thanks to the staff of Caithness General Hospital and to the community nurses, carers, friends and neighbours who went above and beyond to enable Margaret to stay in her own home for so long. Also grateful thanks to the staff of Seaview House Care Home who looked after her so well during these past two difficult years. Special thanks to Sanders and staff at Clair Harper Funeral Directors for their kind and professional handling of the funeral arrangements and to Mrs Linda Smith for her comforting service. Thanks also to Flower Patch for the beautiful floral tributes and to the Norseman Hotel for the refreshments. Finally, thanks to everyone who came to the service and graveside to pay their last respects and for their kind donations to local charities.
HOGG - The family of the late Margaret Hogg wish to thank all friends, relatives and neighbours for the kind messages of sympathy following their recent sad loss. Grateful thanks to Rev. Stephen Macdonald for his comforting service and to D. Gunn Funeral Directors for their help and guidance with arrangements. Thanks to all who attended the funeral service and kindly donated £710 to the Highland Hospice.
OAKTON - Kathleen and the family wish to thank everyone for their kind expressions of sympathy and support in so many ways. After the loss of our dear mum, Evelyn. Grateful thanks to her amazing Halkirk home care team and her various community services, neighbours and friends over past years and latterly Pentland View Caring in these challenging times. Thanks also to Rev. David Malcolm, Sinclair and team at Dunnett's Funeral Directors, the gravedigger and the floral tributes, the Ulbster Arms for their hospitality and for the donations in mum's memory to the Caithness RDA. Finally, to all those dear Halkirk folkies, two and four legged, for paying their respects on Evelyn's final journey through the village. It was just perfect for her. We will treasure mum to memory with love, thanks and laughter.
COUPER - The family of the late Fraser Couper would like to thank all who supported them in many ways before and after their sad loss. Special thanks to all medical staff involved in his care. Thanks to Rev. W. Weale and Dunnett's staff for all their help and guidance, to all who paid their last respects at church and graveside and to those who kindly donated to the West Caithness Community Nurses Fund.
BAXTER - Bill, Julie and family would like to thank everyone for their kind expressions of sympathy and support shown in many ways after the tragic death of their son, Ross. They would also like to thank everyone who came to both the service and graveside to pay their last respects. Special thanks to Clair Harper and Son for the funeral arrangements, Mrs Linda Smith for the lovely service, The Flower Patch for the lovely arrangements and The Norseman Hotel for the catering.
LEITH - The family would like to thank relatives, friends and neighbours for the kind expressions of sympathy received following the sad loss of June. A heartfelt thank you to all of June's home carers for the excellent care and compassion provided over a number of years. Special thanks to the community nurses, Scottish Ambulance Service and all staff at Caithness General Hospital. Thank you to Sinclair and staff at Dunnett's Funeral Directors for their sympathetic and professional handling of the funeral arrangements. Grateful thanks to Lindsay Morrison for the comforting service, to Flower Daze for the beautiful flowers and The Park Hotel for the hospitality provided. A sincere thank you to all those who paid their respects at the service and graveside. Generous donations raised £500 for MS Society Scotland.