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View Record Number 504 - Mr. Donald MacLeod

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Name:Mr. Donald MacLeod
DOD:23/04/2008
Age:87
Address:Balallan
Daliburgh
South Uist
Originally from:Isle of Lewis
Place of death:At Home
Date of funeral:25/04/2008
Funeral Location:Daliburgh Church Of Scotland
Presider:Rev. Jackie Petrie
Occupation:Agent for Mitchell's; then Retired as a Crofter
Additional Info:"The whole community was saddened to hear of the death of Donald MacLeod. Domhnal Leodhasach was very well known and respected throughout the Western Isles, first as a contractor with the engineering firm, Mitchells, who installed most of the water mains in the Western Isles, and later, when he settled in Daliburgh, as a butcher and crofter. He was renowned for the quality of his sheep, and his dogs too! He never turned away anyone who came to him for help or advice, on crofting, or any other matter. His kindness to others was of the quiet, unbroadcast type - but he helped many over the years. Possessed of a wonderfully dry sense of humour and fun, and though very gracious, he loved a good argument, and many so-called experts were left floundering, having crossed swords with him! Even the clergy were often quietened by his knowledge, and he usually got in the last word! Both Donald and Jessie were very committed to their faith, and Jessie will have the consolation that he has returned to his Master. Somehow the place will not be the some without Domhnall."(Written by Rev. Jackie Petrie in the Church of Scotland Newsletter dated April 2008)
Lair Number:473
Section:5
Gravestone Inscription:In Loving Memory Of
Donald MacLeod
Balallan
Loving Father and Grandfather
Died 23rd April 2008
Aged 87 Years
Beloved Husband Of
Mary Jessie MacLeod
"'s gu 'n d'thug e iad do'n chaladh sin, 's do'n phort bu 'mhlannach leo. Psalm CVII"
Additional Grave Info:The inscription when translated from Gaelic means "He has brought them to the port which was their desire."

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Relatives

Mrs. Jessie MacLeod (Spouse) (deceased) view record.