FALCONER Sandra, Linda and families would like to thank all their family, friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy, cards and beautiful flowers received during their recent sad loss of Len. Thanks to all the staff at Forres Health Centre, for their care over the years, and to the police, ambulance, air ambulance and the ambulance call centre for their unfaltering care and support on the day Len passed away. Special thanks also to Laura Gordon for her uplifting service, to Andrew, Liz and Kelly for their support and excellent funeral arrangements, Liz for the beautiful floral tributes, The Carisbrooke Hotel for the lovely funeral teas and to all who paid their last respects at the funeral home, online and the graveside, and to all who gave so generously to Forres in Bloom.
MURRAY The family of the late Donald Murray would like to express their deepest thanks to all family, friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy and support after the sad loss of Don. Thanks to Reverend Sonia Palmer for her service, to Andrew Smith and staff for all funeral arrangements, Scott Oliphant (piper) and to all who attended St Laurence church to pay their last respects and gave generously to Diabetes Scotland.
SHAW Phyllis Shaw and family would like to thank all family, friends and well-wishers who attended the funeral of her husband, the late Robert (Bob) Shaw. We sincerely thank all those who gave cards, flowers or gifts and for all of the donations received amounting to £500 for Dementia UK Scotland. Again, we pay thanks to all Bob's carers and nurses throughout his illness including Marie Curie who were not required at the end but kept in touch. A thank you to Tom Ross & Sons Funeral Directors including Callum Ross and all the staff for everything following Bob's passing, and to the Reverend Stuart Finlayson, the organist and all those involved at the Church and graveside, and for the staff at the Ramnee Hotel for providing the refreshments. A huge thank you to all for helping Phyllis and the family for putting Bob to rest. Bob's blue eyes and smile will always sparkle in our memories.
SIM Mark, Lisa and family of the late Averil Sim would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for the kind expressions of sympathy, flowers and cards received during the recent sad loss of Averil. Special thanks also to Rev Sonia Palmer for her visits and uplifting service, to Andrew Smith & Staff for funeral arrangements and to all who paid their last respects at church and graveside and to all who gave so generously to Local Charities which realised £300.
SUTHERLAND The family of the late Elsie Sutherland would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for the kind expressions of sympathy, cards and letters received during the recent sad loss of Elsie. Special thanks to Rev Sonia Palmer for her visits and most uplifting service, to Andrew Smith and staff for all funeral arrangements and to all who paid their last respects at St Laurence Church and to all who gave so generously to MND (Scotland) which realised £217.00.
MARTIN (Forres). Chic, Shirley, Iain and family would like to express their sincere thanks to all friends and relatives for their kind expressions of sympathy after the sad loss of June, to Halde Pottinger for his comforting service, to Tom Ross & Sons for their compassionate and professional service. Thanks to all who paid their respects at the service and who kindly donated £93.90 to Guide Dogs For The Blind.
DURANCE The Family of the late Barbara Durance wish to express their deep appreciation to those who have offered such kindness, support and messages of sympathy and comfort in our bereavement. We especially wish to thank the Doctor and Nurses of Culbin Doctor Practice. Tom Ross and Sons Funeral Directors and Glynis Woodhead the celebrant for the understanding of our needs. Many thanks to those who donating to Chest, Heart and Stroke, the collection and Justgiving raised £918. Richard, Rachel, David and Family.
GRANT Kathleen, Fiona, Louise and their families would like to thank relatives and friends for their kind expressions of sympathy and support after the sad loss of Margot. Special thanks to Andrew Smith Funeral Directors, the minister, Reverend Gillian Morton, for a beautiful service and Alastair Hardie, the organist, for such wonderful music. The family would also like to express their gratitude to all the staff at Varis Court, ACU, Denise and to Iona and her team of carers. We would also like to express our appreciation to the staff at the Varis Medical Practice and the Marie Curie nurses. Sincere thanks to all those who donated to Marie Curie Nurses in memory of Margot.
SUTHERLAND Moira and Sharon would like to thank family, friends and neighbours both home and abroad for the numerous cards, flowers and phone calls received on the passing of our devoted husband and dad Gordon. Special thanks to Abbie for his lifelong friendship and support to Gordon, your visits and chats meant a lot to him. Thank you to Rev Bill Buchan for his most comforting service. Thank you to the members of Lodge St John 37 and Lodge St Lawrence 144 for forming a guard of honour for Gordon, our lovely piper Emma Lawrence for her melody of tunes outside the war veterans was much appreciated and enjoyed. To our daughter Sharon for her tribute to her dad Gordon - The Perfect Man, he would be so proud of you as he always was, and many tears were shed. Thank you to everyone who attended Elgin Cemetery to pay their respects, finally, a heartfelt thank you to Andrew Smith and staff, your professionalism is second to none and your help and support to myself and Sharon was outstanding, we cannot thank you enough. To Gordon, thank you for the many years of love and devotion. The sum of £350 was raised for the Highland Hospice, Inverness.
CAMERON (Forres). Colin, Graham and Frances, children of the late Eileen would like to express their sincere gratitude and thanks to all family, friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy, cards, letters, calls and floral tributes received after the recent passing of Eileen. In addition to those who attended the service, we would also like to send thanks to the minister Sonia Palmer who gave a comforting service and fitting tribute to Eileen, the Mosset Tavern for the catering and Callum Ross and all staff at Tom Ross & Sons for their professionalism, courtesy, dignity and sympathetic handling of the funeral arrangements. Special thanks to Kathy and her first class team at Andersons Care Home for looking after Eileen over the last 6 months. Finally, thank you to all who generously donated to Forres Old Age Pensioners and Andersons where contributions raised £750.
CAMERON (Forres). The family of the late Jack Cameron would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their many kind expressions of sympathy extended to them by way of cards, messages and flowers. Thanks also to the Forres Neighbourhood Care Team and Dr Gray's Hospital staff, in addition to the care and nursing staff at Meadowlark Care Home in Forres where he spent his last 6 months. Special thanks to Tom Ross & Sons Funeral Directors, particularly Callum for his advice and sensitive handling of the formalities. Also to Lesley Simpson for delivering the uplifting celebration of Jack's life and to the Mosset Tavern staff for the excellent post service catering.
McBAIN Cathie, Sandy and family would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their many expressions of sympathy received following the sad loss of their dear Elsa. A special thanks to the Dallas Estates & Community, who have given endless support over the years, the Rev. Donald Prentice, Andrew Smith funeral director and his staff. Donations for St Michael's Church and The Houldsworth Institute received a very generous £752.
HISLOP Brian, Bryan and family of the late Doreen would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for the kind expressions of sympathy, cards and telephone calls received during the recent sad loss of Doreen. Thanks also to District Nurses for all the support given to Doreen during her illness. Special thanks also to Rev. Sonia Palmer for her kind visits and uplifting service, to Andrew Smith and staff for professional funeral arrangements, to all those who paid their last respects to Doreen in Forres High Street and to all who gave so generously to Forres In Bloom, which realised £200.00.
ROBERTSON The family of the late Hugh Robertson wish to acknowledge the many expressions of sympathy and celebrations of his life which offered us great comfort in our time of sadness. Thank you to those who shared their glowing memories of his impact on their lives, and the community which has made our loss more bearable. You have helped us to remember his great life well lived throughout 100 years. We offer our heartfelt thanks to all those who cared for him in his own home after the loss of his beloved wife Wynne in 2014. Thank you to Andrew Smith, Funeral Director, and his team for their sensitive and professional handling of funeral arrangements. As it would be impossible to thank everyone individually, please accept this acknowledgement as an expression of our deepest gratitude.
GORDON Calum, Lindsay, Ross, Nancy, Marian and family of the late Sandra would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy, the cards, letters, calls and floral tributes received after the recent sad loss of Sandra. In addition to those who attended the service, the family would also like to thank all those who kindly paid their respects as the cortege passed through the town. A thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff at Dr Gray's Hospital, Aberdeen ARI and the Macmillan nurses for all the help and support given to Sandra. Thanks also to Janet Donnelly, Humanist Celebrant, for her kind visits and fitting tribute to Sandra, the Mosset Tavern for the catering and to Andrew Smith, Liz and Kelly for the assistance and professional funeral arrangements. Finally, we would like to thank all who gave so generously to Springer Rescue for Scotland, where contributions, to date, have realised £720.
BALLUFF Martina Balluff. The Balluff family together with Babs, Mike, Claire, Mark and Helen wish to sincerely thank friends, the staff of the Moray Coast Vet Group, the community of Forres and their pets, and the staff of Andrew Smith Funeral Directors for their support, words of comfort and donations during our sad loss of Martina. "Please accept this as our personal thanks".
MACKENZIE Anne and family of the late Alistair Mackenzie (Mell) would like to thank all relatives friends and neighbours for the kind expressions of sympathy, cards and telephone calls recieved. Thanks also to Meadowlark Care Home for the care and support given, to Stuart Finlayson for his uplifting service, to Mosset Tavern for all the catering, to Andrew Smith, Liz and Kelly for the excellent funeral arrangements and to all who gave so generously to Forres Christmas Lights.
GROSSI The family of the late Rosa Grossi of 26D High Street, Forres, who died on May 5, 2021, would like to thank most sincerely all those who sympathized with them on their loss. We offer our heartfelt thanks to the family, friends, neighbours and well-wishers who attended the service and burial and who provided support for us at this difficult time. For those who telephoned, sent floral tributes, cards and messages of condolences, as well as those who made charitable donations, we are truly grateful to Fr. Damian Martell for his comforting service and Andrew Smith Funeral Directors, our thanks for helping us through this difficult time. A special thank you to all the carers and friends who have assisted our mother over the past few years. Your dedication is greatly appreciated.
MARTELL The family of the late Christina Martell would like to thank all relatives and friends for the lovely messages of sympathy, cards, flowers and gifts received. Grateful thanks to the staff of Varis Court, Forres, for their unfailing care and support and to the staff of Seafield Hospital, Buckie, we extend our deep felt thanks for the exceptional nursing care received during mum's final days. We would especially like to thank the staff of Tom Ross & Sons Funeral Directors, Forres, for their professionalism and care. The sum of £1,088 was raised for SCIAF. Thank you to all who contributed.
LINDER (Kintessack). Isobel would like to sincerely thank all of George's biker friends and neighbours for their kindness and support to him during his illness and for the many kind expressions of sympathy by way of flowers, cards, calls and messages; to everyone who came to the "bike cavalcade" in his memory and to all who paid their last respects along the route. Special thanks to Flo and Andy, Johnnie, Dennis and Colin for making a difficult time easier. Thanks also for all medical help. To Daniel Ralph and Family Funeral Directors for their compassionate funeral arrangements and excellent catering. Finally, to all who gave so generously and donated the sum of £1,000 for Isle of Man TT Riders Association and Scottish Air Ambulance. George will be fondly remembered by many.