Monday, 5 April 2010

granny's death in gazette - butt to barra

From the Gazette's Butt To Barra section of Thursday 11 March, this was the only item in the Ness section:
Adabrock Death - On Wednesday, March 3, the people of Ness and many outwith the Ness area, were sad with the news that Christina Morrison (Cairstiona Mairi) of 18 Outer Adabrock, had passed away in the Western Isles Hospital where due to failing health she had latterly been attended to.
Christina, who was aged 89 years, will be remembered with affection as one whose personality and loving nature endeared her to all who knew her, and also to all who had the opportunity of visiting her home in Adabrock through the years.
She will also be remembered by Radio Nan Gaidheal listeners, when with her retentive memory she reminded us of a past local environment in Ness in the days of her grandmother, in the programme 'Catriona Iain Oig'.
On the evening of Thursday, friends gathered with the family for worship in the home in Outer Adabrock, and on the evening of Friday, in the absence of the Rev Kenneth Ferguson, wake worship in Cross Free Church was conducted by Rev Iain Murdo Macdonald, Ness Church of Scotland.
On Saturday, March 6, a large number of people assembled at Cross Free Church where the funeral service was taken by the Rev Donald Macdonald (Retired), former minister of Carloway, assisted in prayer by the Rev James Maciver, Knock. Singing of praise in Gaelic was led by Alex John Morrison, elder, South Dell, and in English by Donald Morrison, elder, Cross.
The Rev Macdonald officiated at the graveside on Habost machair with a short address to a large crowd gathered there suited to the solemnity of the occasion.
in their bereaveament we share our thoughts in sympathy with her two daughters, Christina and Catherine Mary, her two sons, Donald and Donald William, all the grandchildren, all others in the close family circle, and the many friends who now mourn in the passing of Christina.