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View Record Number 237 - Mrs. Kate MacMillan

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Name:Mrs. Kate MacMillan
Maiden Name:Martin
Address:Uist House
Originally from:Kilphedar, South Uist
Date of funeral:25/02/2002
Funeral Location:St. Peter's RC Church, Daliburgh
Presider:Canon John Angus Galbraith
Additional Info:Kate's Sloinneadh (ancestry) was: "Bean Thormaid Ruaidh" which when translated from Gaelic means "Kate wife of ginger-haired Norman".

+++++++++++++++++It is understood that Grandson Gordon, son Donald Angus and Mother Sheila Collins are not buried there. However, there is a grave whose occupant is unknown (Record #2262) next to Kate on the left hand side, so could possible be another family member (or one of those mentioned above). Alternatively, this unknown grave could belong to the MacIntyre Family whose graves are on the other side of it.
This was written by one of Mrs. MacMillan’s grandchildren. It was probably read during her Requiem Mass.
Kate Macmillan 1906 - 2002
"I would like to say a few words about my granny, Kate.
Kate was born in 1906. She nursed in Oban and Glasgow, coming home to look after her elderly, sick mother. She then kept house for her sister, a teacher, in Kilerevagh. She was very musical and taught the church choir in Benbecula and St. Peters. She could not read music and had to learn all the tunes off by heart, before teaching them.
She played piano, organ and the melodian. She once had to play the mouth organ for the dancers at the Games, as the only piper who knew the right tunes was sick. She sang and won awards at the Mod.
She was a hard working wife and caring mother, looking after six children, the cows and the croft, while my grandfather worked at the factory. She survived the sadness of losing her husband and her son some years ago but was too ill to be told about the death of Donald Angus, her eldest son, who died a month ago.
Kate stayed in the family home at Kilpheder until she was 81 when arthritis forced her to leave and spend 14 happy years in Uist House. This was a place, which became home to her and where the visiting family were always made to feel very welcome. There she received the highest standard of care, especially in her latter years.
The entire family wish to express their sincere thanks to the staff of Uist House for the many personal kindnesses shown to Kate, care which went far beyond the call of duty. We will all miss her very much."
Death Register Number:02/04
Gravestone Inscription:In Loving Memory Of
Kate Martin
24-05-1906 23-02-2002
A Dearly Loved Mother Grandmother and Great Grandmother
Beloved Wife Of
Norman MacMillan
Their Dear Sons
Donald Angus
15-10-1935 23-01-2002
Alick Iain
21-11-1944 26-12-2002
And A Dear Grandson
13-06-1966 03-08-2002
And His Beloved Mother
Sheila Collins
21-05-1935 20-08-1982
"Forever In Our Hearts"

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Mr. Norman MacMillan (Spouse) (deceased) view record.

Mr. Alick Iain MacMillan (Son) (deceased) view record.