MILHAM - In loving memory of Doreen Milham (nee Swanson), aged 73 years, who sadly passed away on Sunday, 29th March, 2020, in her new home in Haddington, East Lothian after moving back home to Scotland from Surrey, England. Doreen was born at Brabster Dorran Farm in Bower in July 1946, the daughter of Alexander and Barbara Swanson. Alexander was farm manager at Longoe Farm in Mey. Doreen worked at the shop in Dounreay and as a barmaid at the Rosebank Hotel in Wick. She married Ken at Canisbay Church on 7th September, 1973, before moving to Thurso then Peebles where they lived for ten years before returning to Castletown for four years with their daughters, Julie and Tracy. The family then moved to Surrey where Ken was born and they lived there for thirty two years until they moved back to Scotland in January, 2020. Doreen was a wonderful grandmother to Ben, her only grandson and she was a very special, caring wife, mum and nanny who will be greatly missed and will remain forever in our hearts.
MANSON - Very suddenly at his home, 6 Hood Street, Wick, on Friday, 3rd April, 2020, Neil Murray Manson, dearly loved husband of Margaret (nee Smith), loving father of David, Colin and Gavin, a much loved father-in-law and devoted and proud grandad and great-grandad. Funeral private due to current restrictions.
MACKAY (Strath Farm) - Suddenly, at Dunbar Hospital on Thursday, 2nd April, 2020, after a short illness, Ann Hamilton Nicolson (nee Hood), aged 77 years, formerly of Strath Farm, Watten. Beloved wife of the late John Angus, dearly loved mam of Angus, John, Arnold and Vivien and a loving granny to Kate, Struan, Isla and Logan. Private family funeral.
IZZETT - Suddenly, on Thursday, 26th March, 2020, at home in Edinburgh, Norman, aged 89 years, beloved husband of Joyce, much loved father of Warren and Trevor and grandfather of Georgia, Niamey and Findlay. Private cremation due to current restrictions. Memorial service to be arranged at a later date.
GOURLAY - Peacefully, in Seaview House Care Home, Wick on Monday 6th April, 2020, Allison, beloved wife of the late Alfred, much loved mum of Roger, Andrew and the late Richard. A dear mother-in-law and a loving granny. Funeral private due to the current restrictions in place.
SINCLAIR - Andrew Logie. Andrew died peacefully at home, at Angle Park, Wick, surrounded by his family, on 28th March, 2020. A loving husband, father, brother and a friend to many, he will be sorely missed. Andrew had been unwell since December 2018, but continued to live life to the full and maintained his unique sense of humour throughout his treatment and until the end. Due to social distancing measures, a private funeral service will take place at Wick Cemetery. A memorial service will take place in Wick for all who wish to attend, at a later date when circumstances allow.
GREEN - Peacefully in the dedicated and comforting care of nursing staff at Roxburghe House, Aberdeen, on Tuesday, 24 March, 2020, Sandy, aged 81 years, dearly loved husband of Carol, a much loved dad to Alan and Rosie and father-in-law to Samantha. A loving grandad to Harrison and Finlay and a much loved brother-in-law, uncle and friend to many.
STEVENSON - On 26th March, 2020, Douglas, beloved son of Anne and Steuart, dear husband of Irene and devoted father of Elliot and Anna.
LEVACK - Peacefully, after a short illness, in the excellent care of Caithness General Hospital with her family by her side on 24th March, 2020, Wilma Levack, Quarry Brae, Braal, Halkirk. Beloved wife and best friend of Cathel. Devoted and cherished mum of Gary and Heather. Adored and incredibly proud nana to LauraJayne, Lena, Jack, Rian and Lily. A truly special sister, sister-in-law, auntie, cousin and friend to many. It is with regret that the funeral is private due to the current Covid-19 restrictions which are in place. Sadly missed.
ANDERSON - Peacefully, in Caithness General Hospital, Wick, on Tuesday, 24th March, 2020, Christina Swanson (retired teacher, guide leader and church elder) aged 92 years, of The Old Post Office, Watten. Dear sister and sister-in-law, friend to many and very special aunt to Sandy, Ian and Emma. It is with regret that the funeral is private due to the current Covid-19 restrictions which are in place. A memorial service will take place at a later date.
MACKENZIE - William, eldest son of the late Mr and Mrs Donald Mackenzie, Ramscraigs, Dunbeath, passed away on 23rd March, 2020 in Vancouver, British Columbia.
MACKAY - Passed away in Edinburgh Western General, on Friday, 20th March, 2020, Jean, nee Nicol, formerly of Gillock Post Office. Beloved wife of the late Alister, mother of Calum and Alyson and much loved sister of Pat.
ROBINSON - Peacefully in her home, on Wednesday, 18th March, 2020, Janet (Jan), nee Mackay, aged 76 years, of 3 Naver Road, Thurso. Beloved wife of Allan, loving mum to Julie and the late Paul, much loved mother-in-law, granny, sister and sister-in-law and a dear friend to many. Unfortunately, due to current Covid-19 restrictions the service is private. A memorial service will be held at a later date to which all will be invited.
SMITH - Peacefully after a short illness, on Wednesday, 18th March, 2020, Jessie, aged 85 years, of Durness Street, Thurso. Beloved wife of the late George, much loved mum of Jenny, Brian, Kevin, the late George (Dodo) and Clive. Loving nana to Gayle and Kyle and great-grandmother to Owen, Zara and Ellis, a dear sister to Nessie, aunt and friend to many. It is with regret that the funeral is private. This is due to the current Covid-19 restrictions which are in place.
DURRAND - Suddenly, at home in Lybster, on Thursday, 19th March, 2020, Marianne (nee Young), mum of Martin and Kevin, also a loving sister and auntie. Funeral private due to current health guidelines.
MORRISON - Suddenly but peacefully at his home, 49 Ackergill Crescent, Wick, on Wednesday, 18th March, 2020, Iain Alexander Morrison (architect's department, Caithness), dearly loved husband of Barbara (nee Durrand), a much loved father, father-in-law, grandad, great-grandad, brother and uncle. Funeral from Sinclair’s Rest Rooms, Macarthur Street, Wick, on Tuesday, 24th March, service commencing at 1.45pm, thereafter to Wick Cemetery. All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only please but donations in lieu, if desired, to a local charity; collection at Rest Room doors. No callers please.
BARNETSON - After a long illness fought with bravery and courage, John Swanson (retired policeman), passed peacefully in Pentland View Nursing Home, Thurso, on Monday, 16th March, 2020. Special dad to his daughters Monica and Arleen, loving grandad to Zara, Reece and Anna, father-in-law to Jamie and Robbie. Funeral private.
MALCOLM - Peacefully in Pulteney House, Wick, on Sunday, 15th March, 2020, Elizabeth (Betty), formerly of Kinnaird Street, Wick, a loving sister, sister-in-law and aunt. Funeral service within Dunnett House Service Rooms, Wick, on Monday, 23rd March, service commencing at 11.00 a.m, thereafter to Wick Cemetery. All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only please but donations, if desired, may be given at the service in aid of Pulteney House Amenities Fund.
CABRELLI - Suddenly but peacefully, in her home in Wick, on Thursday, 12th March, 2020, Maria (Mary), aged 97 years. Beloved daughter of the late Andrew and Elsie, sister of the late Louis, Jessie and Irma, sister-in-law of Pina, the late Mario and the late Franco, a much loved aunt to Andrew, Anthony, Barbara, Andrea, Michele, Corrado, Frances and George and a dear great-aunt. Requiem Mass in St Joachim’s Church, Wick on Thursday, 19th March, at 2.00pm, to which all friends are respectfully invited. Family flowers only but donations, if desired, may be made to charity. Thereafter private family cremation.