Dunkeld’s Book of Condolences

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Bishop Vincent Logan 1941-2021

Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. Out Book of Condolences for Bishop Vincent Logan is now closed.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

SISTER DOREEN BRADLEY – I worked with Bishop Vincent from 1982-1988 and during this time I was struck by the person he was. A deeply spiritual man, a man of prayer, a man fully alive, and although very professional, a supportive and fun person to work alongside. My home diocese of Dunkeld was truly blessed to have him at the helm for so long. After such a given and committed, may he rest in peace.

SARAH ASHWOOD – So sad to hear of Bishop Vincent’s passing. He confirmed myself, my brother and my son in St Leonard’s & Fergus and will be fondly remembered by us. May he rest in peace.

PETER BAPTIE – I was privileged to know you when you were one year ahead of me when I went to Blairs and you made sure I was OK and feeling well on my first time away from home in Grangemouth You were my cousin as well and I often thought of you over the years and it was a real shock to know you had died but there is no doubt there was a place waiting for you I will ask my local priest to say a mass for you here in Sidmouth Devon – you were a great and caring cousin RIP

DAVID HARRIS – On his funeral day, I give thanks for Bishop Vincent’s life and ministry in Dunkeld. I feel very privileged to have known him. Such a kind and approachable man. I greatly appreciated his wise counsel on more than one occasion. I will keep him in my prayers. Rest in peace.

ED & MARION RYAN – Fondly remembered. May he rest in peace.

FRANCES YOUNG – Happy memories of Bishop Vincent. A kind, humorous and gentle man. May he Rest in Peace

EAMON AND LORNA GREENWOOD – Rest in peace Bishop Vincent Logan It was a privilege to know you.
Eamon and Lorna

ANN CORSTORPHINE – Rest in Peace Bishop Logan. Fond memories of Lourdes trips as the nurse for the group. I especially remember the time in the Holy Land when you rescued my from heat stroke when you dashed off the buy coke. Now you are in the arms of the Lord and his Blessed Mother.

MIKE AND DAWN COLLINS – On behalf of “the Collins clan” ( ex Dundee,Dunfermline,Bathgate, Edinburgh and Canada, it is with great sadness we offer our condolences to all Bishop Logan’s family, colleagues and friends at their great loss. He was such a great inspiration to all of us. My late sister(Maureen) regularly told the story of Father Logan taking part in an RE class in Holyrood secondary. The kids loved him and seemed to listen so attentively till one in the front row asked “father why have you got such hairy hands”? As always Vincent laughed-such humour and humility. A fantastic man!

KEVIN AND TRISH ROBBINS – It was my honour and a privelege to have met you and cared for you in your later years. A wonderful warm, witty, loving and caring man. RIP Vincent. Wonderful memories, never forgotten. Love Kevin

SISTER ANNA MOLONEY – Deepest sympathy to Bishop Vincent’s family and to Bishop Stephen and the Priest and people of Dunkeld. May his gentle soul rest in peace.

MAUREEN BYRNE – Rest in peace good and faithful shepherd ,no more pain ,safe now in the arms of Jesus .❤️ for all in the Dunkeld Diocese. Beautiful Mass .Mrs Maureen Byrne,Past National President of the Union of Catholic Mothers.X

FR. JOSEPH SIKWESE, MALAWI – We pray for the soul of Bishop Vincent Logan. May the Good Lord be merciful to him and welcome at the table of the eternal banquet.

LEX MAUREEN MOSSON FAMILY GLASGOW – May his soul rest in God eternal peace

CATHERINE VAN DER BOON – Thank you Bishop Vincent for the many years of service which you so lovingly gave to the Lourdes Pilgrimage. Many, many sick, able bodied and young people over 30 years have fond memories of the beautiful Masses, services and processions of which you celebrated so joyfully…..to say nothing of the parties….and they treasure the photos. May Mother Mary guide you into the arms of her loving Son. Rest In Peace.

GEORGE AND EILEEN HAGGARTY – Bishop Vincent had such close contact with Education in all its forms that he brought real experience to his support and commitment for Catholic Education and all of his schools. His celebration of Holy Mass with young people was inspirational and I always admired his openness and friendliness when he sat and shared a lunch and a long chat with senior students at the end of his annual visit to St John’s RC High School. May his love and devotion continue to bear great fruit in all of our lives. May he rest in God’s eternal peace.

ROSEMARY MACKINNON – Rest in Peace Bishop Vincent. Thank you for your years of pastoral service and care. Fond memories of the Confirmations of our children, school and parish events in Perth

DAVID MEIKLEJOHN – As with so many others from my home diocese and beyond, I give thanks for all that Bishop Vincent accomplished in the service of the Church. I especially admired his fervent support of Catholic Education at all stages of our lives. May he now enjoy his everlasting reward. RIP

NEIL MACQUEEN – I give thanks for the life of Bishop Vincent and for the Spiritual guidance he has given in our Diocese of Dunkeld. Also he showed cheerfulness and gave great encouragement to the Dunkeld Lourdes Pilgrimage over many years. For this, I am very grateful.

NADINE MACQUEEN – May he rest in peace. Bishop Vincent gave a great deal over many years to all those who visited Lourdes with him for so many years. He was much loved and a wonderful spiritual guide.

CHRISTINE, ALEX & ELAINE THOMSON – We have so many memories of our time in Lourdes with dear Bishop Logan. Our daughter Elaine in particular always came alive in his presence and got really excited just hearing his voice. My fondest memory was when he actually put his ring on Elaine’s finger and she was just so excited. Rest in Peace Bishop Logan

MARY MARGARET WILSON – Rest in Peace Bishop Vincent. You gave your life to serving God, the Church and the people of Dunkeld Diocese.

JOHN AND MAGGIE KENNEDY – RIP our caring, thoughtful and kind neighbour who was our friend. We will be eternally grateful for everything you did for us and our family. We miss you.

MOIRA LECK – Fond memories of working with Father Logan in the seventies , as an RE specialist, then delighted when he became Bishop of my home Diocese. It was always such a pleasure to welcome him to Lawside Academy for any event. Likewise to welcome him to the Parish. He gave wise counsel and great Spiritual Leadership and on behalf of my parents I also wish him eternal rest. RIP Bishop Vincent.

EDWARD LOGAN – RIP my dear uncle Vincent. I was truly blessed to have you as my uncle. I am happy that you’re now with God.

MAUREEN RUDDY – Bishop Vincent was a kind and loving shepherd. He now rests in eternal peace in the arms of The Gentle Shepherd

DENNIS CANAVAN – So sorry to hear the sad news about my old friend, Bishop Vincent RIP. We studied philosophy together, as teenagers, and I recall the valuable work he did, as a young priest, in helping people with learning disabilities. God bless him.

NOEL DONNELLY – Thank you for so much, Vincent, dear wise gentle friend. Pray for us please.

CLARE MACGILLIVRAY – Thank you for your service and support, particularly to young people in Dunkeld Diocese. As a former youth member of the Dunkeld Lourdes Service, your encouragement to fully engage, giving time and energy in the service of others through volunteering in Lourdes brought experiences that were invaluable to me in my formative years and have stayed with me for life. Your offered personal involvement and pastoral care to many people you met. I remember receiving letters of hope from you when I was living in India, supporting me to continue through difficult times. Thank you for your life in service to others. Warmly remembered. May you Rest in Peace.

JACKIE MCCAIG – A true gentleman RIP, Bishop Logan x

ELLEN HUGHES – A blessing to work with Bishop Vincent. May his memory live on in the people he faithfully served. REST IN PEACE

SUSAN ETTLE – Rest in peace Bishop Vincent. Will be sadly missed

THÉRÈSE OSWALD – Bishop Vincent was a wonderful priest: truly a Gentleman, in every sense. May he be granted eternal rest in the Loving Arms of our Blessed Father. Remembering Bishop Vincent and his family in prayer.

CLAIRE CARBRY JENKINS – Rest in peace Bishop Vincent Logan, may the angels above hold both you and Archbishop Philip Tartaglia high at the side of God

BILL HORTONA holy man who served his people so well and for so long. His holiness continues to be lived out in the people of the Diocese. May He rest in peace.

FR BOB HALSHAW – I had the privilege of studying in Dundee and residing at Our Lady of Victories with Mgr Hugh McInally, Fr David and the then Fr Neil. Bishop Vincent was extremely kind and welcoming to me as a visiting priest from the Lancaster Diocese. He was a generous, wise and holy man. A great example of what a Diocesan priest and Bishop should be. Rest in peace Bishop Vincent.

SUSAN CASSIDY – Thank you for guiding our Diocese for many years and enkindling a deep love for Our Lady of Lourdes and the messages of Lourdes.
MARGARET MCFARLANE -Rest in peace dear Bishop Vincent you were such a kind, humble and compassionate priest. In your wisdom you allowed the ordination of my husband to the Permanent Diaconate despite knowing of his cancer and by some miracle he managed to serve God for ten years. There will be a rejoicing in heaven as you meet your God.


JANE AND GERRY TRAYNER -Remembering a great Bishop and a really nice person

KATI SMITH – God bless you, Bishop Vincent. May you rest in peace.

SR MARIA ROBB DC – Such a wonderful example of a pastoral leader. May you now rest in the arms of God Bishop Vincent.

CATHERINE GRAHAM – Rest in Peace Bishop Logan, free from pain and in Gods House

MGR PROF. HECTOR SCERRI- Heartfelt prayers for dear Bishop Vincent. I was privileged to know him when I was a postgraduate priest at the Scots’ College in Rome (1993-98). We collaborated immensely during the Apostolic Visitation he carried out of the Seminaries in Malta and Gozo in 1999. May the Lord gift him with the heavenly award I am sure he deserves. Condolences from Malta to the diocese of Dunkeld which he served for over 3 decades, as well as to his family and friends. R.I.P.

GERALDINE KAY – May his gentle soul rest in peace.

LYNSEY FINDLAY – Such a lovely man. Great believer and leader of the diocese. Always made time for everyone. A great man. Heaven’s gain and Earth’s loss. RIP.

ANNE MARIE LOSTY – A great & good pastor! May he rest in peace.

JIM GALLIGAN – Eternal rest to a very humble, kind and very approachable priest and Bishop. It was always an honour to serve a number of his Masses at Wellburn when he was visiting the Sisters and residents. I pray that he receives eternal reward for his time in the Lords vineyard and pray for his family and Elaine.

JUDGE FAMILY – Great memories of a lovely person. R.I.P Bishop Logan

SHEILA KING – A good and caring priest a true kind man. Rest in peace.

JANE BARR – Rest in Peace Bishop Vincent.A truly well loved man.

MANDY MALLOCH – Such sad news. May you rest in peace.

HELEN MONTGOMERY – Eternal rest grant unto him Lord

GAIL GOWANS – May his soul rest in peace .

JANETTE LEYS – R.I. P. Bishop Logan

JIM DEVINEA very congenial person always open to anyone who approached him . A true gentleman RIP Bishop Vincent Logan


So very sad to hear the news of the death of Bishop Vincent. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

F MORANT – Sorry to hear about the death of Bishop Logan. I was there in St Andrews Cathedral to see him consecrated Bishop. I pray his soul is not too long in Purgatory.

JULIE MAKEIN – I have such fond memories of you throughout my primary school years, you confirmed me and we always had a lovely chat when you visited my parish. Rest in peace Bishop Vincent x

AMANDA ALEXANDER – Rest in peace Bishop Logan, I remember your visits when I was church prefect at Lawside Academy. A kind approachable man.

MAUREEN SUMMERS – Thank you for your long ministry in Dunkeld Diocese. May you Rest in Peace.

LINDA MAYLES – Rest in peace Bishop Vincent. You were a good friend to me when I was troubled. May your legacy be that of the love and care you shared with all and that you are remembered with gratitude and with the assurance you are with the Lord you served so devotedly all your days.

HELEN MCLOUGHLIN – Bishop Vincent Logan has been so respected and very approachable. You are in God’s house now, where you can carry on your good work RIP

ALEN C BABU – May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

CHARIS MCCROSSON – Such a good, long life of service. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers with all who are left to mourn.
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KENNY O’DONNELL – Rest in Peace Bishop Vincent Logan
Met Bishop Vincent Logan many times in Auchterarder and was a lovely man.  O’Donnell family

MARY ARCARI – A true and loyal shepherd. Rest in peace now in the Lord’s own house. Your work on earth is done!

ANGELA DUNNE – May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen.

FRANCES MILLER – Honoured to have known Bishop Vincent who confirmed both my children. Rest in peace. God bless.

JANE KINDLEN – I was very saddened to hear of Bishop Vincent’s death. Vincent was a wonderful shepherd who we were so privileged to have in the Diocese of Dunkeld. He made a big impression on my life & he was always warm, welcoming & caring. Although I don’t reside in the diocese now my thoughts & prayers are with Bishop Vincent’s surviving relatives, Bishop Stephen, clergy & all who are mourning his loss. I also convey sympathies on behalf of my dad Bill, who is unable to post his own tribute. May Bishop Vincent rest in peace & rise in glory

MARIAN WATTS – Rest in peace Bishop Vincent.

DAVID JOHN O’BRIEN – Shepherd of my journey and counsel of my soul … Requiescat in pace …vivat in aeternum!

CAROLINE LAIDLAW – So sad to here this news, rest in peace x

LORIS MCEWAN – Rest In Peace Bishop Vincent. May God Rest Your Soul. You were such a Gem and you will be missed by many

ALICE MACDONALD – Eternal rest grant unto him o Lord one wonderful Bishop god bless your soul

RETA BURKE – Safe in the arms of Jesus.

CANON TOM SHIELDS – Eternally grateful not only for his ministry but also for accepting me for the priesthood and ordaining me. Rest in Peace, Bishop Vincent.

WILLIAM GARVIE – Bishop Vincent Logan was a lovely man. May he Rest In Peace. So glad I knew him.

ELAINE FRANCES CAROLAN – Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord.

VICTORIA – Bishop Vincent was a warm intelligent kind man with unique sense of humour he had no airs or Grace’s conversation with him Pleasant you always felt honoured and privileged that he was speaking to you I hope he is at peace once more

ANN & EDDIE MAHONEY – Rest in peace Bishop Vincent Logan it was a great privilege to know you ,Your work here is done on earth rest in peace in Gods arms

DAVID HOMEWOOD – Rest in peace in the arms of your maker. May everlasting joy be yours.

PAULINE JOHNSTONE- RIP Bishop Vincent. You Confirmed me as a young girl and I always remember you as a lovely person. God bless your soul.

DANIEL ADAMS – Rest in peace, Bishop Vincent. You were a good, kind and holy shepherd. May you rise in glory.

RICHARD MCCREADY – Rest in Peace Bishop Vincent.

EILISH RITCHIE – He was a wonderful Bishop, RIP

JOHN MCKAY – A true gentleman and man of God, a pleasure to have known and worked with him.