Peggy Clark 1940-2016

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A beautiful church service was held in Colonsay Parish Church on Thursday, 4th February, to give thanks for the life of a very special Colonsay lady, Mrs Peggy Clark. It was followed by the funeral, during which her devoted family laid her to rest in Kilchattan Cemetery, next to her husband, Angus, who had passed away in 2009.  There was a wonderful turnout for the much-loved Peggy, which included many of the close family and ...

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Jean MacAllister 1930 – 2015

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It was with heartfelt regret that we said goodbye to Jean MacAllister last year. Jean was born in Hamilton on the 5th of December 1930 where she attended St John’s Grammar School and Hamilton Academy. She then went on to study at Glasgow School of Art from which she graduated in 1952 and moved on to undertake her teacher training in Jordanhill. Jean first came to Colonsay as a student to take up a job in the Hotel ...

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Dr. John Currie

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It is with sadness that we note the passing of Dr. John Currie, who lived on Colonsay and worked as GP for many years.

CURRIE Dr. John S (Stranraer / Colonsay / Strachur) Suddenly on Saturday 22nd August 2015, following a short illness, John beloved son of Lady Currie and the late Prof. Sir Alastair Currie. Much loved father of Catherine, Robert and Sarah. A proud grandfather and dear brother. Service at Warriston Crematorium, ...

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Paddy Leahy 1934 – 2015

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Patricia (Paddy) Nicolson Leahy

12th September 1934 – 27th July 2015

Paddy was born in Danes Drive, Glasgow on the 12th September 1934, the third of four children to Herbert and Rachel Leahy.

In around 1941, during the Second World War Paddy was evacuated to Colonsay where some of the family stayed at No 5 Glassard and she started school on Colonsay – a long association and ...

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The Late Angela Skrimshire

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It is with great regret that we record Angela’s passing, 1st June 2015, after some nineteen years as a much-loved and appreciated resident in Colonsay.  Angela was a constant source of surprise and inspiration, self-effacing to a remarkable degree yet a lady whose talents outshone the vast majority of people.  Angela was an acknowledged and published expert on the German Arthouse Movement (see her Appreciation of Edgar Reitz’ Heimat Films), played and actually built her own spinet (a form of ...

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Jessie McNeill 1940 – 2014

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Islanders and friends from far and wide were saddened to learn of the death of Jessie McNeill on Friday 12th December at Lorn and the Islands Hospital, peacefully after some months of illness.  Some 1,300 persons registered her passing on Friends of Colonsay FaceBook site alone, and many people paid fulsome tributes.  Jessie’s funeral took place on Tuesday 16th at the parish church, despite her reservations as to whether she would manage the steps.  The church was filled with mourners, ...

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Betty Paton d. December 2014

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It was with great sadness that all who knew Betty Paton heard of her passing, 17th December.  Betty and Ian made their home at Maggie Thomson’s Cottage in the 1990s and played a very active part in the life of the community; even after they moved away they remained in touch with friends and neighbours and they retained a link with the island through the family property, Glebe Cottage.  Betty had been pre-deceased by Ian, but still visited Colonsay when ...

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