Announcements – July 17, 2020

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MANN – Peggy Mann much loved wife of Don (Donald Mann, deceased) previously of Caber Feidh, Sannox passed away peacefully at Mount Vale Nursing Home in Northallerton, North Yorkshire on July 4, 2020, and will be lovingly remembered by her family and friends.

MCNICOL – Henry Alexander. Peacefully at Irvine Central Hospital on 11th July 2020, Henry Alexander McNicol aged 88 years, husband of Eunice, father of Bill and Gareth, father-in-law of Alison and Gwen, much loved grandfather, uncle and great-uncle to the family (and Brodick Legend!). Funeral private due to circumstances. No flowers please, donations to Isle of Arran AFC if desired.

SMITH – Derek William. Derek passed away peacefully at Arran War Memorial Hospital on Friday, 10th July 2020, aged 83 years. Beloved husband of Maimie. Dad to Derek, Brian and Angus. Proud Grandpa of Yvonne and Vivien, Robin, Scott and Euan, Andrew and Lydia. Great Grandpa to Lexxie, Shaemus, Ayvah and Jaxon. Derek will be laid to rest at Sannox cemetery.