(Orkney/Keith). Peacefully at Turner Memorial Hospital, Keith, on Friday, 24th November, 2023, June Anne aged 80 years. Much-loved and loving daughter of the late Allan Lauder Cairns and Agnes Hope Cairns, a dear cousin and friend. Funeral service will be held at St. Rufus Church, Keith on Monday, 4th December, at 11.30am, to which all friends are respectfully invited. No flowers please, but donations in lieu if desired at the church door for The League Of Friends, Turner Memorial Hospital. A private cremation will be held thereafter.
Eric passed away peacefully at The Balfour hospital (Macmillan) on Friday, 24th November, 2023, aged 81 years. Dearly loved and loving husband of Kathleen, dear father to Keith, Gerald and Linda, grandfather to Scott, Nikki, Lori, Cameron, Rory, Rhona, Gary and Louise, great-grandfather to Brodie, Toby and Cleo. Private funeral at his own request.
Lana Jane, passed away suddenly, but peacefully, at The Balfour, on 24th November, 2023, aged 81. Beloved wife of Dave and a dear mother, nana and granny. Sadly missed.
Raymond (Ray) Hughes aged 80, passed away peacefully in Macmillan surrounded by his family on 20th November. Loving husband of Jan, much-loved dad of Karen and Brian, father-in-law to John and Mhairi, grandad to Simon, Stewart, John, Sarah & Aicha and great-grandad. Ray will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
David died suddenly at home in Stromness, on Monday 20th November, aged 69. David was an English and Drama teacher at Stromness Academy from 1978 to 1985 and a retained fireman. In his time he was also a writer, a postman, a town mayor (Gillingham, Dorset), and a Liberal Democrat District and County Councillor. He trod the boards as a hilarious Pantomime Dame and wrote the occasional pithy letter to the Orcadian. He is survived by his wife Annie, his sons Ian, Alistair, Lewis, Rowan, Jim and Jack, and his grandchildren Isaac and Ruari. There will be a cremation in Aberdeen on the 11th December at 11.30. In the light and warmth of the Summer his ashes will be interred at Warebeth Cemetery Stromness when all who knew him will be most welcome. An announcement of that date will appear here in due course. Donations in David’s memory are welcome to CLAN, Macmillan at The Balfour and the charity Phone Credit for Refugees and can be made at this Justgiving page – https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/rememberingdavidmilsted
On 18th November, Mary Dickson, passed away peacefully at The Balfour hospital, aged 82 years. Much-loved mother of Douglas and mother-in-law of Kate, adored granny of Freya and Jessica, and a dear sister, sister-in-law and auntie. Will be sadly missed by all who knew her.