SHEARER - Rene and family, 19 Vansittart Street, Wick, wish to convey their heartfelt thanks to all family and friends for the thoughtful expressions of sympathy extended to them by way of cards, phone calls, flowers, visits and gifts of baking since David passed away. Thanks to the staff of Caithness General Hospital for the loving care and to Clair Harper & Son for the caring, professional handling of the funeral arrangements. Special thanks to the Rev. Andrew Barrie for his uplifting service and comforting words at the graveside; also to the Norseman Hotel for the excellent funeral tea. Finally, thanks to all who paid their last respects and donated £400 to be shared between the League of Friends and the Seafarers Memorial Group.