FALCONER - (Elgin). Margaret, Susan, Stephen and families would like to thank family, friends and neighbours for all the lovely cards, flowers and kind messages of sympathy received following the sad loss of their Dad, James (Ginge). Sincere thanks to the Rev. Deon Oelofse for a beautiful service and kindness, to John and staff at W. G. Catto Funeral Directors for the support given at such a difficult time, to Shona from Sentimental Inspirations for the most beautiful flower arrangements, Jack the Piper and to the Elgin Ex-Servicemen's Club for the lovely teas after the service. The family would also like to thank the nurses who looked out for Dad over the years, especially Claire, Dawn and Mandy he loved you all. Finally, thank you to everyone who came along on Friday to support the family and give Ginge the send-off he deserved. The sum of £650 was raised and will be donated to the British Heart Foundation.
SILVESTRI - (Elgin). James (Jim). Sheila, Heather and Morag would like to thank most sincerely all those who have supported us through the recent death of Jim, with phone calls, emails, visits, cards, flowers and prayers. Special thanks to Fochabers' surgery district nurses, the Community care teams based at the Oaks, Macmillan and Marie Curie nurses. Heartfelt thanks to the Very Rev. David Lunan and Rev. Ben Thorp for the very personal and meaningful service; Graham Rattray and his team for compassionate, efficient and professional services and the AV team at St Andrews Lhanbryd and Urquhart Church. The Laichmoray Hotel provided very welcome refreshments afterwards. Grateful thanks to all who attended the funeral (some from very long distances) and for donating very generously to cancer charities, raising £1,600.
BEATTIE - (Elgin). Jan, Kyle and Fern would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for the many kind expressions of sympathy extended to them in their recent sad loss of Piers. A special thank you to Wendy Toner for a conducting a service which was heartfelt and real. Also our appreciation to W. G. Catto Funeral Directors for their compassion and professionalism. Finally a heartfelt thanks to all who attended the service to pay their last respects and to all who generously donated. Raising £874.80 in aid of Friends of Dr Gray's Hospital and Parkinson's UK.
MCKERRON - Marie and family would like to sincerely thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy by way of cards, flowers, messages and kind thoughts, following the sad loss of Arthur. Grateful thanks to staff at Dr Gray's, Wards 7 & 8, Scottish Ambulance Service, District Nurses, Community Care Team, Allied Health Care and Linkwood Medical, especially Dr Kelly, for their unwavering empathy, care and attention. To William Watson Funeral Directors for their professional help and support, to The Rev. Sonia Palmer for her comforting service and home visits to comfort and support the family and to the Mansefield Hotel for the lovely refreshments. Finally, grateful thanks to all who attended the funeral and paid their last respects and generously donated the sum of £1,560 to Alzheimer Scotland.
STUART - Lynda, Michael, Sheila and Natasha would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for the kind expressions of sympathy extended to them following the passing of George, a dear father and grandfather. A special thank you to Diane McIver and the Moray Access Team for their support and care. Our thanks to Rev. Sonia Palmer for a fitting service, William Watson for their professionalism and 2nd Elgin Scouts for the loan of their flags. Finally, to all those who attended the service, at which £600 was generously donated for local causes.
PITMAN - (Elgin). Mike, Sue, Val and family of the late Margaret Pitman would like to thank everyone for the kind messages, cards, thoughts and calls following the passing of Margaret. It comforts us that Mrs P was fondly regarded by so many. Thanks to Andrew and Liz at Andrew Smith Funeral Directors for their professional handling of all arrangements and to all at Moray Crematorium. Many thanks to Laura Gordon for a service that truly reflected Margaret's life and to the Sunninghill Hotel for hosting refreshments. Thanks to all who attended the funeral and generously donated the sum of £350, which will be passed to Speyside Care Home where the staff looked after her with love and care in her last couple of years.
ROSE -Tom, Shirley and family would like to thank relatives and friends for their kind expressions of sympathy through cards, flowers and telephone calls on their sad loss of Meg, a much loved sister, sister-in-law, aunt, great-aunt and friend. Grateful thanks to the Grove Care Home for their care, to Paula for her warm and comforting service and to the staff at William Watson Funeral Directors for all their guidance and sympathetic handling of arrangements. Thanks also to Laichmoray Hotel for the excellent teas and to all who paid their respects.
STEWART - (Lossiemouth). Jean, Shona and Angela would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for the kind expressions of sympathy received by way of cards, flowers, phone calls and social media comments following the sad loss of Norman. Thanks to Murray Campbell for the uplifting service and support to us all. A special thanks to Graham, Liam, Franny and Martin of Graham J. Rattray Funeral Directors for the kindness, support and exceptional professionalism during this difficult time. Thank you to Amanda and her team at Twenty Nineteen Coffee for their lovely afternoon teas and fantastic service. Thank you to Gill Garrow for the beautiful flower arrangements and to Ann Dartnall for the lovely music. Thank you to everyone who attended the funeral and at the graveside, from near and far, to pay their last respects to Norman, who will be sadly missed.
WOOD - (Lossiemouth). John's family would like to thank everyone for the kindness shown by way of flowers, cards and messages. Also thank you to the AMU ward at Dr Gray's Hospital for the care and kindness shown to us. Thank you to Steven Thomson & Son Funeral Directors, also to Kirsty Williams for the uplifting service. Thank you to the piper and thanks also to the football club for the lovely teas. Finally, thank you to everyone who attended the funeral and kindly donated £400 to AMU. Rest in peace, John, miss you xx.
MURRAY - Douglas Murray and the family wish to thank everyone who joined them at St Laurence Church to remember Katherine and celebrate her life, and for all the cards, letters and personal contacts over this difficult time. Thanks to Rev. Linda Walker and Alistair Hardie for the conduct of the service. Thanks also to Tom Ross & Sons, Meadowlark and NESS (North East Sensory Services). The sum of £544 was donated at the door and more was sent directly to NESS.
FINDLAY - (Elgin). Jim's family would like to thank everybody who helped and took care of our Dad/Papa in the last few months of his life, all his carers, neighbours, friends, Doug his social worker and Wakefield House, Cullen. Thanks also for the uplifting funeral from Neil Lynch Humanist Celebrant, William Watson Funeral Directors, Room to Bloom Florists and The Laich Moray for the funeral tea, it was a real celebration of an amazing life very well lived and to all those who attended his funeral celebration a very generous £500 was raised for Wakefield House Residents Fund.
SUTHERLAND - (Hopeman). Margaret and family wish to thank all relatives, friends, district nurses, CRT, Marie Curie, DGH and ARI for the kind expressions of sympathy received by way of cards, letters, visits, flowers, phone calls and social media comments following the sad loss of Joan, a dear mam, granny and GG. A special thanks to Rev. Jenny Adams and Murray Campbell for their comforting and uplifting service. Thanks to Graham, Ryan and Franny Rattray for their professionalism and compassion shown to the family and to Evelyn and ladies for the lovely teas. Also, a special thanks to Liz at Harbour Blooms for her beautiful flowers and arrangements. Finally, appreciation for all those who paid their last respects to Joan at the Church of Scotland and graveside and for the generous donations of £1,000 which will be given to local charities. She will be sadly missed and will stay in our hearts forever.
SCOTT - (Lossiemouth). Slater's family would like to thank all family, friends and neighbours for the kindness shown by way of cards, flowers and messages of support. Heartfelt thanks to all the staff at Dr Gray's Hospital, Elgin, and Seafield Hospital, Buckie, for their specialist care and attention given to our dad. Most sincere thanks to Dr Sinclair and District Nurses from Moray Coast Medical Practice, especially Susanne Bremner, to the wonderful team of Marie Curie Nurses and the Community Response Team, their care and support was outstanding. We are indebted to our Auntie Jean and all her family for the love, care and support they have all given us and dad over the past four months. Donna, your poem was beautiful and the eulogy was fitting to dad. Iain your arrangement was stunning, we really appreciated everything you all did for us. Thanks also to Murray Campbell for his uplifting service and support to us all. Thanks to the RNA Club and Amanda and her team from Café Twenty Nineteen for their beautiful teas. Thanks to Graham J. Rattray Funeral Directors for their kindness. Thank you to everyone who attended the funeral and kindly donated. £800 was collected and will be given to Marie Curie and R.N.M.D.S.F.
WINWOOD - (Lhanbrdye). Betty, Tania and family would like to most sincerely thank all family, friends and neighbours for their kind wishes, cards and expressions of sympathy following the sad loss of Geordie. Grateful thanks to the GP's and all district nursing staff at Linkwood, Marie Curie nurses and all medical staff who supported Geordie through several difficult years. Heartfelt thanks to Rev. Jenny Adams for her lovely fitting service and to Gill Garrow for the beautiful bespoke floral tribute. Special thanks to all the staff at Graham J. Rattray Funeral Directors for their kindness, professionalism, and care. Finally, thank you to everyone who paid their last respects at the crematorium and who so kindly donated £487.60 which will be shared between Marie Curie, CLAN and MacMillan.
PETRIE - Angela, Laura, Gordon and families would like to thank most sincerely, all relatives, friends and neighbours for the cards, flowers and support they have received following the sad loss of their dad, Sandy. This has been a huge comfort to the family. They would also like to thank Rev. Seoras Orr for his uplifting and comforting service, William Watson, Funeral Directors for their help and professionalism and Camillas Countryliving for the beautiful flowers. They also give heartfelt thanks to Mark Tennant for his personal tribute to Dad by piping at the service. Finally, grateful thanks to all those who paid their respects at the church and graveside and who so generously donated a total of £960 which will be given to HDU and Ward 5 Dr Gray's Hospital who gave exceptional care, support and kindness to Sandy and the family.
McHATTIE (Lhanbryde) - The family of the late Ian A. McHattie would like to thank all family, friends and neighbours, for the kindness shown by way of flowers, cards and messages of support. Most sincere thanks to Dr. Kelly, Linkwood, Elgin and Dr. Urquhart, Aberdeen, and all the nursing staff for all the medical care and support over the last seven years. Thank you also to the staff at Dr. Gray's Hospital, Elgin, and Spynie Care Home, Elgin, for their specialist care and attention in Ian's final few weeks. Thanks also to the Macmillan nurses and staff at The Oaks. Sincere thanks to both the Rev. Attie Van Wyk and the Rev. Rolf Billes, for their beautiful comforting service. Thanks to Marlene Hay and Gill Garrow for the beautiful flower arrangements in the church and at Urquhart Cemetery. Also, to Peter McKay for playing the organ so perfectly. Thank you to St. Andrews Lhanbryd & Urquhart Parish Church and thanks also to the Laichmoray Hotel, Elgin, for the funeral teas. A very special thank you to all at Graham J. Rattray Funeral Directors, for their genuine kindness, care and support throughout. Thank you to everyone who attended Ian's funeral and to those who kindly donated to Prostate Scotland and SurfABLE Scotland. The amazing sum of £1800 was raised.
HOPES - (Elgin). Glynis and family would like to express heartfelt thanks to all those who have supported us through these last few weeks by way of cards, visits, kind messages, flowers and gifts. We have been overwhelmed by the kindness shown. Thank you to all those who joined us in saying farewell to Alan in Graham J. Rattray's Funeral Home and at Elgin Cemetery. Thanks to Ailie McLeod for her very personal service, which meant so much to us. Thank you to Liz at Harbour Blooms, Hopeman for the beautiful flowers and to the Laichmoray for the lovely teas. A huge thank you to Ryan and the team at Graham J. Rattray Funeral Directors who carried out their duties with the utmost dignity and respect. Finally, thanks to all those who donated to Children 1st, the sum of £625 was collected.
MILNE - (Elgin). The family of Alan Leslie Milne would like to express gratitude for the kindness shown and for the flowers, cards, consoling words and for attending Alan's celebration of life. We appreciate having you with us at this difficult time in our lives and we would like to thank you for the support and comfort you provided. We are so grateful for friends at this time of sorrow. Colin Henderson and Mario Jannetta played wonderful music at the service and the Rev. George Rollo epitomised Alan's life brilliantly. Your donations in honour of Alan touched us deeply. Thank you for your generosity and thoughtfulness. The beneficiary Keirans Legacy will receive the sum of £1200 of which they will ensure as many defibrillators are strategically located locally with the aim of saving lives. The family are also indebted to Paul and his team for the funeral teas and Graham J. Rattray Funeral Directors for their expert handling of the funeral service, from the repatriation to the burial, Graham and Ryan were outstanding with their compassion and attention to detail.
WHYTE (Elgin) - Ian, Elsie's husband, would like to thank all family and friends who attended the service for Elsie. Special thanks to Graham J. Rattray Funeral Directors whose impeccable service made everything go as requested. Also, thanks to Ocean Graham, celebrant, who gave a fitting service and to Janice (Deli-cious) who provided the teas and bites; flowers supplied by Gill Garrow and the RNA Club for the use of the hall. Thank you to all who donated to the collection for Ward 106B Leukaemia, ARI and CLAN House, Aberdeen. A total of £1000 was raised and will be split between the charities.
MAIN (Lossiemouth) - The family of the late Margaret Main wish to thank friends and neighbours for all the kind messages of sympathy received on their recent sad loss. Special thanks to the staff at Anderson's Care Home for their dedicated care of Margaret, Murray Campbell for his uplifting service, Ann Dartnall for her lovely music, Steven Thomson and Son, Funeral Directors for the caring and professional services and to Stotfield Hotel for a lovely tea. Finally, to all who paid their last respects at the service and for the generous donations for Anderson's.