Announcements – March 12, 2021

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KING – Frances Margaret peacefully at Cooriedoon Nursing Home on Saturday, 27th February 2021, Margaret, aged 90 years formerly of Magnolias, Whiting Bay. Due to the current circumstances there will be a private graveside service at Sannox cemetery where Margaret will be buried with her late husband, Angus. Thank you to Pauline and all the staff at Cooriedoon for Margaret’s care over the past few years.

MACKINNON – Eleanor Nanette. Peacefully at home after a short illness on Sunday, 7th March 2021. Eleanor, beloved wife of John and loving mother and grandmother to the family. Due to the current circumstances there will be a private funeral at Kilmory Cemetery.

SILLARS – Elizabeth Irvine (Bessie) passed away on Wednesday 3rd March in Montrose House. Beloved wife of the late Eric, much loved mother of Norman, Mairi and the late Jan, loved grandmother and great grandmother. Due to current circumstances the funeral will be private. Donations, if wished, can be made in memory of Bessie Sillars to either Corrie Church or to the Sunshine Fund at Montrose House. Cheques with a reference to Bessie will be gratefully received by either organisation or contact Mairi for further information.

WATT – Thomas Kennedy, born 4th October 1954, died 11th March 2020, loving son, dad & papa.
Those we love don’t go away
They walk beside up every day
Unseen, unheard but always near
Still loved, still missed and very dear.
– Love Glenda, Shauna & Thomas xxx