On 2 January 2001 Alexandrina MacLeod passed to her eternal rest in her ninetieth year after a short illness. Lexie, as she was known to all, was born in Milavaig, Glendale, Skye, and was dux of Portree High School in 1926. After teacher-training she held various teaching appointments in the Highlands and Islands. In 1944 she was married to Calum MacLeod in Torran, Raasay, by Rev Donald Campbell.
Lexie’s mother, Mrs Christina Macdonald, had a remarkable memory for sermons and Lexie inherited something of this facility. She obtained also what she could not inherit and that was a “like precious faith” to her mother. She was always ready to converse about spiritual matters and often recalled edifying quotes and events from the ministry of Rev James MacLeod, who was her minister when she was growing up in Skye. Lexie had a lively and knowledgeable appreciation of the Cause among us as a Church. For many years she had to endure considerable disability and pain but was cared for in the home of Shona and Donald MacLeod, Raasay, and was latterly with Mrs Macdonald, Staffin House. Lexie passed away peacefully to her eternal rest in Portree Hospital and her remains were interred at Raasay, where they will lie until the morning of the resurrection.
We extend our sympathy to her daughter Julia and all other relatives.
“Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise.”
(Rev) J R Tallach