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In Loving Memory

Norman Mackinnon Maclean

mac Nill Mhir, ic Iain Eghainn Ruaidh, Tiriodh;
agus Peigi Bheag, nighean Thormoid ic Ailein,
far Cladach a Bhaile Shear, an Uibhist a Tuath

26.12.1936 31.08.2017

I believe, help thou mine unbelief.

Mark 9:24
Taing dhan Tighearna, Thank the Lord, the horror of my
bondage to drug alcohol is behind me. I am now on the better
side of a dividing line in my life. By the grace of God, and the
love and support of friends, I have recovered from being a
poor, drunken wreck the way you do from a virus:
suspiciously, gingerly, gratefully, not wanting to be too
presumptuous. I still struggle with many temptations, but I
know that something has changed within me. My priorities
are different. Ive lowered the temperature, the heat and the
need. My life these days has structure and purpose. The God I
raged against has brought me up out of the pit.

Norman Maclean (Eavesdropping on Myself 2015)

in aid of
The Caladh Trust,
a registered local charity,
which seeks to alleviate the misery caused by
alcohol and drug misuse.

Address: East Camp, Balivanich, Isle of Benbecula

Bank details:
Sort Code: 80-05-60
Account Number: 00454420
Account Name: An Caladh Trust

Welcome: Rev. Calum M. Smith

Smuaintean Nam Shean Aois: Peigi Townsend

O Morbhail Gris: Linda Macleod

Call to Worship: Rev. Calum M. Smith

Psalm 130

Prayer: Rev. Lachie Macdonald

Psalm: 23

Isaiah 40:1-11 and 28-31 Mike Townsend
John 10: 11-16 John M. Macdonald (Gidhlig)
John 14:1-6 Rev. Lachie Macdonald
1 Timothy 1:15-17 Sarah MacIsaac

Meditation: Rev. Calum M. Smith

Salm 103


Donnie Johnson
Miller MacDonald
John MacAulay

Lord, from the depths I call to you;

Lord, hear me from on high
And give attention to my voice
when I for mercy cry.

Lord, in your presence who can stand,

if you our sins record?
But yet forgiveness is with you,
that we may fear you Lord.

I wait my soul waits for the LORD;

my hope is in his word.
More than the watchman waits for dawn
My soul waits for the Lord.

O Isrel, put your hope in God,

for mercy is with him
And full redemption. From their sins
his people hell redeem.

The LORDs my shepherd, Ill not want.

He makes me down to lie
In pastures green: he leadeth me
the quiet waters by.

My soul he doth restore again;

and me to walk doth make
Within the paths of righteousness,
evn for his own names sake.

Yea, though I walk in deaths dark vale,

yet will I fear none ill:
For thou art with me; and thy rod
and staff me comfort still.

My table thou hast furnishd

in presence of my foes;
My head thou dost with oil anoint,
and my cup overflows.

Goodness and mercy all my life

shall surely follow me:
And in GODs house for evermore
my dwelling-place shall be.
Salm 103

S e mhaitheas dhut gu grsmhr caoin

gach peacadh annad fhin:
S e bheir dhut slint, is furtachd fs,
od easlaintean gu lir.

Do beatha fs o sgrios a bhis,

s e dhfhuasglas dhut gu pailt;
S e chrnas thu le coron gridh
s le trcair chaoimh gun airc.

We wish to thank all who showed Norman any kindness

whatsoever at different points in his life, and especially since he
returned to live in Uist in May 2009. The children and young
people of our communities bonded especially well with Norman
over the past few years, and we simply cannot express how
much that meant to him.

We owe a debt of gratitude to all the staff at Ospadal Uibhist agus

Bharraigh and at Benbecula Medical Practice; to the respite
carers at Trianaid Care Home and at Sacred Heart House; to the
Scottish Ambulance Service; to the Social Work Department, to
Home Care Workers; and to all who ministered to Normans
spiritual needs.

We are grateful to you all for your attendance here today; and
also to all who visited, phoned, texted, and sent cards and
messages while Norman was in hospital, and since he passed
away on Thursday. Your prayerful and practical support over
the past month has helped to ease our pain.

We extend our thanks to those in different places who

persevered in prayer for Norman, some over many decades.
Please be assured that your prayers were wonderfully answered.

Finally, we give thanks to God who always does immeasurably

more than all we ask or imagine. May He have ALL the glory!


Bidh saorsa Dh sa ghlir,
Atiormachadh ar silean,
S cha bhi bs no brn,
Air talamh s namhan nuadha;
Gabhaidh sinne cir,
Air saoghal r gun dbhlan,
Cha bhi osnaich ann nas m,
S cha chuinnear gal no praid.

An Oiteag Uibhisteach
Tormod MacGill-Eain

Angus D. MacColl (Benderloch)
Calum Craib (Benbecula)