Arthur Gunn's memorial grove
9th November 1926 - 21st November 2009

Arthur Gunn grove

These trees are planted in memory of 'Arthur Gunn'. He was the kindest, caring and most loving husband, father, brother, in-law, uncle and friend you could wish for, and all our lives have been enriched by knowing him.

May the trees in his grove reflect the strength he showed throughout his life, and the shelter they provide give refuge to the birds and animals he loved so much.

In Loving Memory of Arthur Gunn

The Farewell

He is gone.

You can shed tears that he is gone,

Or you can smile because he has lived.

You can close your eyes and pray that he'll come back

Or you can open your eyes and see all that he has left.

Your heart can be empty because you cannot see him

Or you can be full of the love you shared.

You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday

Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.

You can remember him and only that he's gone

Or you can cherish his memory and let it live on.

You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn back

Or you can do what he'd want, smile, open your eyes, love

and go on.

Uncle Arthur meant the world to me. He had a great appreciation of nature and all its birds, plants and trees. He believed in protecting and preserving the environment and I know he would have loved the idea of restoring the natural Caledonian forest here in the Highlands.

Loving god-daughter Mandy and husband Gary, Jade and Kyle.

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These four trees on being planted in Uncle Arthurs grove for my mum ,Kay on the 1st Anniversary since we lost you Mum. Oh Mum how we've missed youThis past year you've not been here
Each time we think about you
We can't help but shed a tear
But we know that you're still with us In everything we do.For we feel a love, a warmth, a strength That can only come from youYou gave so much to all of us
You're missed more than you could know
It was the saddest day we've ever had
The day we had to let you go
Forever in our hearts
sister, Ellie, daughter Mandy and family

Donated by Mandy Green

4th April 2013

These two trees are being planted as a mothers day gift for my dear departed mum Kay. Gone but never forgotten. All my love always, Daughter Mandyxx

Donated by Mandy Green

12th March 2013

Two more trees planted in uncle Arthurs grove as a christmas gift for uncle Arthur and my mum Kay. Another Christmas without uncle Arthur and our first one without Mum. Life goes on, but they are never far from our thoughts and are always in our hearts. Love forever, Mandy, Gary, Jade and Kyle. Xxxxx

Donated by Mandy Green

20th December 2012

These two tree are being planted to commemorate the third year since you left us Uncle Arthur. We still think of you everyday, and remember the good times we shared, and the love of nature you passed on during all those paddles in the stream at Calverton in Auntie Ellie's red wellies inbetween 'bright periods'. It is a great testament to you that we still remember the good times, as if they were only yesterday. Thankyou for the memories, All our love, Mandy, Gary, Jade and Kyle xxxxx

Donated by Mandy Green

19th November 2012

Two more trees for your grove, Uncle Arthur in memory of your birthday today. Thankyou for all the happy memories you gave us, all our love, Mandy, Gary, Jade and Kyle xxxxx

Donated by Mandy Green

9th November 2012

These two trees are being planted on what would have been my mum 'Kay's' 84th birthday, today August 16th. It's five months now since we lost you mum, and although life goes on, not a day goes by when I don't think of you and remember the years we shared. All my love, now and always, Your daughter Mandyxxxxx

Donated by Mandy Green

16th August 2012

These four trees are being planted in Uncle Arthur's grove in memory of my mum Kay, Uncle Arthur's sister in-law. Mum passed away on march 14th this year at the age of 83. She is sadly missed by all of us, and we think adding more trees to this grove is a fitting tribute to her memory as our families were very close and spent many happy times together. These trees are dedicated by her sisters Ellie and June, and her heartbroken daughter Mandyxx

Donated by Mandy Green

18th June 2012

These two trees are in memory of Uncle Arthurs birthday. They will be added to his memorial grove as a living tribute to his memory, and the special memories we will always cherish of the happy times we spent with him. Love always, Niece Mandy, Gary, Jade and Kyle xxxx

Donated by Mandy Green

14th November 2011

Uncle Arthur Just a tribute small and tender, To let you know we still remember Christmas thoughts of times together, Memories that will last forever, A special time we cannot share, But in our hearts your always there. Love you, miss you and never will forget you, God daughter Mandy, Gary,Jade and Kyle xxxxx

23rd December 2010

"Uncle Arthur" Today brings tears and memories of sorrow and regret. A day filled with such sadness it's not easy to forget. For everyone whose lives you touched has always loved you so and it was so hard to accept that you'd ever have to go. And so this message is for you especially to say This world lost someone wonderful a year ago today. Love you, miss you and never will forget you. Mandy, Gary, Jade and Kyle xxxxx

Donated by Mandy, Gary, Jade and Kyle

22nd November 2010

We are planting these trees in the memory of "Uncle Arthur's birthday. We will continue to add more trees to his grove, and it will remain a living memorial to his love of nature, and to our love of him. Love and miss you, Mandy, Gary, Jade and Kyle xxxxx

8th November 2010

These 3 trees are a Birthday gift for you Auntie Elsie. I was going to send you flowers, but I thought planting you trees in Uncle Arthurs grove would be a long lasting gift. I like the idea of your trees growing alongside Uncle Arthurs, together, the way I always remember you both. All our love always, Mandy,Gary,Jade and Kyle xxxxx

1st May 2010

These two trees are planted to mark Uncle Arthur and Aunty Elsie's Wedding Anniversary. although Uncle Arthur is sadly no longer with us, the love he and Auntie Elsie shared will live on forever in all our hearts and happy memories. Miss you always Uncle Arthur. Love always, Mandy, Gary, Jade and Kyle. xxxx

13th April 2010

To Arthur, we had some great times playing bowls, you were a very dear friend and will be sadly missed. At night when I look up in the sky you will be the bright star watching over us. God bless, Pam Cant

Donated by Pam Cant

22nd March 2010

Arthur Gunn Our much loved brother and uncle. We have so many happy memories of family times together, you live on in our thoughts and hearts. We are so thankful to God that you were part of our lives. Winnie and Leslie Pritchett, Shirley, Jim and Kate Roberts, Andy and Rose Roberts xxxxx "What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word. We may not understand why you left this earth so soon or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget." With great love comes great loss and we pray for Gods love to fill the emptiness we all feel as part of Arthurs family. Thank you to Mandy for organising this memorial site and our love especially to Elsie and Steve.

Donated by Shirley Roberts

10th March 2010

21st November 2009

In loving memory of my darling husband & dad, he will remain in our hearts forever. Forever remembered. My Uncle Arthur, Special memories of a very lovely man who will be sadly missed. Uncle Arthur, You are the best! We had some great times with you and Aunt Elsie, and will always cherish them. To dear Uncle Arthur with love and affection. Max & Julie xx Arthur, We shared some happy times together. Kay and Elsie at the car boots, whilst we played golf, then had some of your home made rock cakes. You were like a brother to me, and were a wonderful loving husband to Elsie. We will always remember you with love and affection. Brother-in-law Jim & sister-in-law Kay xxxxx To my very special Uncle. I will always have happy memories when I think of you. To my dear brother-in-law. We will remember you with pride and remember all the good times. Love June & Wilf xx Uncle Arthur loved Christmas and always made it an extra special happy time. We have many fond memories of the happy times our families shared together on boxing day. We love and miss him and this year,instead of sending christmas cards, we are planting more trees in his grove. Merry Christmas Uncle Arthur, Love, Mandy,Gary,Jade & Kyle xxxx Uncle Arthur loved Christmas and always made it an extra special happy time. We have many fond memories of the happy times our families shared together on boxing day. We love and miss him and this year,instead of sending christmas cards, we are planting more trees in his grove. Merry Christmas Uncle Arthur, Love, Mandy,Gary,Jade & Kyle xxxx

Donated by , Elsie Gunn & Steve, Ken & Audrey Stokes, Frank & Val Stokes, Bryn Taylor, June Stokes, Dawn Stokes & Karen Kirkham, Sue Harper, Alan Platts, Gary, Caroline, Jake, Conor & Calum, Max & Julie Alexander, Mrs G. Johnson, Kay & Ji

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The trees in this grove will be carefully planted in protected sites in the Scottish Highlands where they will create homes for wildlife and forests for the future.

Scots pine against a summer blue sky.
Twinflowers in bloom on pine woodland floor.
A Scotch argus butterfly on common ragwort.
Arthur Gunn's grove
Trees in this grove: 76

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