The Highland Lassie boat just after the boat was refitted. Craftsman Doug Allan, owners Gaby Monkhouse and Gus Glue and craftsman Simon Allan.

Tributes have been paid to a Highland hotelier who died following a battle with cancer.

Gaby Monkhouse-Glue ran an old boathouse on the Caledonian Canal at Dochgarroch.

The Highland Lassie provided accommodation and food for tourists and locals in comfortable surroundings.

However, she and her partner Gus had to close shop in April for Gaby to be diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Gaby died aboard the ship on Monday, May 16, according to a notice from D. Chsiholm and Sons undertaker.

She was described as “Gus’s loving and patient wife and shrewd business partner”.

Before his death, the couple thanked all of their customers for their support.

A ceremony to commemorate Gaby’s life will take place on Thursday, May 26 at 2 p.m.

Donations can be made to cancer charities Macmillan Cancer Support and Marie Curie UK at the door.

In a final Facebook post, Gaby said: “I feel so blessed to have had the honor of being a part of your life in some way and for that I truly thank you.

“Gus and I also thank you for your understanding at closing, I will have the opportunity to enjoy what we have both made as my home for the rest of my life.”


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