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Ronnie Jappy from Leverhulme Drive was buried in Gress following a service at Martin’s Memorial Church.

The 61-year-old grew up in Stornoway and joined the Royal Air Force Regiment, serving in Hong Kong, Germany and England for 12 years.


After his return to Lewis he worked on a fishery protection vessel for a short spell.


For many years he was an island postman and latterly he was employed in Tesco.


Mr Jappy’s friendly, cheerful and smiling nature and his lighthearted banter suited his volunteer role as a cruise ship ambassador, welcoming passenger liner tourists arriving ashore in Stornoway.


He was vice-chair of the local branch of the Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA) and also its standard bearer.


Regardless of the weather, he faithfully attended every annual Remembrance Sunday memorial service as well as Battle of Britain parades.

Funeral of Stornoway stalwart

29 Sept 2017

Ronnie Jappy

Hundreds of people attended the funeral of a well known Stornoway man who died suddenly while driving a car on the Lochs Road last weekend.