Garvin's Funeral Service
Garvin's Funeral Service

Anniversaries and Acknowledgements



1st Anniversary of Stanley Cousley

Precious Memories of a loving Husband, Father and Grandfather,

Stanley Ernest, who passed away on 2nd November 2019.


‘Close in our hearts you always stay,

Loved and remembered every day.’


Lovingly remembered and sadly missed by Wife Florence,

Sons John and David, Daughter Linda and their Families.

2A Rockbrook Road, Magherafelt



2nd  Anniversary of Fredrick McClenaghan

In Loving Memory of a dear Son and Brother, Fredrick (Freddie),

died 21st October 2018.

Every day, in some small way,

Memories of you come our way.

Though absent, you are very near,

Still loved, still missed and very dear.

“With Christ, which is far better” Philippians 1 v 23

Lovingly remembered by your Mum Winnie, Sisters Maureen, Tilly and

Eleanor, Brothers Billy and Jonathan and their Families.



9th Anniversary of June Brown

June, died 21st September 2011

Remembering you as time goes by.

Always loved by her Husband Billy, Daughters Sharon and Linda and Son Mark.



Anniversary of Hazel Forsythe

Precious Memories of our dear mother, Hazel died 13th September 2016.

May the winds of love blow softly

and whisper in your ear.

That we will always love you

and forever hold you dear.

Loved and missed always by her Sons, Daughters and their Families, Ballyronan.



Anniversary of Siobhan Gregg

In loving memory of a dear daughter, died 9th September 2005 as the result of an accident, aged 27.  A special date, another year, for today is the anniversary of that morning I lost a daughter so dear.  Siobhan we often sit and think of you,

and think of how you died,

But the loss has taught us many things,

as around every corner your memory clings.

Siobhan, memories are things no one can steal, they stay with us every day, for this day is remembered and always will.

Always remembered by Mum Ethel, John, Brothers Nigel and Jonathan.



4th Anniversary of Clifford Arrell

Precious memories of a dear son Clifford, called home 2nd September 2016. 

The stars shine brighter in heaven now you are there,

With all the other angels around you everywhere. 

When God picks flowers for his garden, he always picks the best.

He certainly picked the best when he laid you to rest. 

Always in our thoughts.

Lovingly remembered and sadly missed

by Mum Anne and Dad Roy, Curran



Anniversary of Clifford Arrell

Very good memories of a dear Friend, Clifford, passed away

2nd September 2016.

“Beautiful Memories are wonderful things”

Always remembered by his friend Adrian Bradley, Knockloughrim



Anniversary of Winston Finlay

Precious Memories of my loving husband Winston (R.U.C.R.)

cowardly murdered by IRA terrorists 30th August 1987

I miss you now, my heart is sore,

As time goes by, I miss you more.

Your loving smile, your gentle face,

No one can fill your vacant place.

Proudly remembered by his wife Carol, Ballyronan



Acknowledgement for Gerard Devlin

The family of the late Gerard Devlin wish to sincerely thank everyone who called at the house, brought food, stood outside on the morning of the funeral at the house, those who lined the route, those who stood outside at Milltown Chapel and those who sent flowers, cards and messages.  We also wish to thank those who offered donations to Magherafelt Adult Centre, in Gerard’s name.  We also wish to thank all those involved in Gerard’s life, especially Magherafelt Adult Centre, where Gerard worked for over 40 years; the Bellaghy Medical Centre doctors and social and health care professionals, who supported Gerard’s health care needs; the Antrim Area hospital staff from Ward A4, who cared for Gerard in his final days; Monsignor Dolan and the priests of Ballyscullion and Magherafelt Parishes; family, friends and neighbours. Thank you also to Jordan Kennedy of Garvin’s Funeral Service for his sensitive and gentle care during the wake and funeral. A special word of thanks to Kevin and Pat Brown, for the preparation of the grave and to Jane McAleese for her beautiful singing during the Mass of the Angels.  Mass to celebrate Gerard’s life will take place in St Mary’s Church, Bellaghy on Thursday, 20th August at 7:30pm.  May our special angel in heaven comfort, guide and protect his heartbroken family left behind.



1st Anniversary of Anna Barclay

  In loving memory of a dear Wife, Mother and Grandmother, who passed away

July 18, 2019.   Very sadly missed by her husband Jackie, Sons Trevor and John, Daughters Barbara, Pauline, Hazel and Joanne, Daughters-in-law, Sons-in-law and Granchildren.  "Precious Memories"



3rd Anniversary of Annie Steele

Died, 28th June 2017

We think about you every day,

We talk about you too.

We have our Special Memories,

But wish we still had you!

Sadly missed by her loving husband Leslie and Family



1st Anniversary for Mandy Evans (née Watters)

Loving memories of Mandy, called home, 8th June 2019. 

“It’s lonely here without you, we miss you more each day.

For life is not the same to us, since you were called away. 

To your resting place we visit, place flowers there with care. 

But no-one knows our heartache when we turn and leave you there.” 

Still sadly missed by your partner Clifford and your children Alanna and Angeline.




Acknowledgement for Alexander (Sandy) Lee

The wife, daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren of the late Sandy Lee would like to thank all those who sympathised with them at the time of his passing. To the kind relatives and friends who helped or called at the home, telephoned, brought gifts, sent cards and messages of sympathy, and attended the funeral. We would like to thank the dedicated care teams from Home Care Independent, Extra Care and Trackars who looked after him in his home, and to the staff of Coleraine hospital. Much appreciation goes to the staff of Castledawson Surgery and the staff of Castledawson Pharmacy. A special thanks to the Rev Glenn Jordan for his support and conducting the funeral service. Sincere thanks to Garvin’s Funeral Service for the professional and caring manner in which they carried out the funeral, and the PSNI for their assistance. Thanks to Edith Blair and her team of helpers for providing and serving excellent refreshments following the service. A final thanks to all those who donated in memory of Sandy towards Macmillan Nursing Care and Knockloughrim Presbyterian Church Sunday School. We trust this acknowledgement will be accepted by all as a token of our appreciation.




Acknowledgment for William (Billy) McClenaghan

The family of the late William McClenaghan wish to express our sincere thanks to all those who sympathised with us and provided much needed support following our recent sad bereavement.  Thank you to all those who called or sent cards of sympathy.  Thanks to Dr. Hunter of Fairhill Health Centre and the wonderful staff of Antrim Area and Altnagelvin Hospitals for the care they provided for Billy. We gratefully appreciated the pastoral care provided by Pastor Nobel Maxwell over the past few months of Billy’s illness and for the love and support of members of Magherafelt Independent Methodist Church.  Thanks to Mrs Elaine Maxwell for playing the organ and to Mr George Bates who also participated in the funeral service. Special thanks to Mr Jordan Kennedy and staff at Garvin’s Funeral Service for the professional and friendly service they provided at this difficult time.  We trust this acknowledgement will be accepted by all as a token of our heartfelt appreciation.

“Absent from the body, present with the Lord”  2 Corinthians 5 v 8



Acknowledgement for Richard (Dick) Johnston

The family of the late Richard Johnston wish to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to everyone who sympathised with us in our recent bereavement.  Thank you to all our relatives, friends and neighbours who supported us with Mass and sympathy cards, phone calls, tributes and a show of respect for Richard’s Funeral Cortége.  Many thanks to the McCann Family for binging Benjie the dog to Richard’s funeral.  Special thanks to the doctors and nurses at Antrim Area Hospital and to the Care Homes for their professional and attentive care to Richard, social worker Mairead Brogan, the grave diggers and nieces Geraldine and Siobhan for being so helpful. Grateful thanks to all those who gave donations in lieu of flowers. Our gratitude to Fr. Gates and Fr. Fox for all their help, spiritual support and guidance through these difficult times.  Thanks to Jordan and staff at Garvin’s Funeral Service for the dignified and caring manner in which the funeral arrangements were carried out.  A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date.  We trust this acknowledgement will be accepted by all as a token of our sincere appreciation and gratitude.

Rest in peace Richard.




1st Anniversary for David Brown

Fondest Memories of our former Colleague and Crew Commander David Brown, who died 10th May, 2019.

Beautiful memories are treasured forever,

Of happy days when we worked together.

Sadly missed by all his friends at Magherafelt Fire Station.

Watch Commander – R. Caskey



Acknowledgement for Dorothy McKee

The family of the late Dorothy McKee wish to express their sincere thanks to all those who sympathised with them and provided much needed support at this sad time.  We also want to thank the wonderful staff of the Marina Nursing Home, for the care they provided for Dorothy.  We gratefully appreciate the pastoral care provided by the Rev. John Mullan, Pastor Maxwell and Pastor McDermott, thank you to all those who participated and joined with us at Dorothy’s graveside service.  We are humbled by the support received.  We also want to thank Jordan Kennedy and staff at Garvin’s Funeral Service for the caring and dignified manner in which they carried out the funeral arrangements.  We trust this acknowledgement will be accepted by all as a token of our heartfelt appreciation.

Curran and Saintfield



Acknowledgement for Aimee Brady

Stephen, Valerie, Taylor and the family circle of the late Aimee, wish to thank most sincerely all our kind relations, friends and neighbours for the support and sympathy shown to us following our sad bereavement.  We would especially like to thank the Doctors, Nurses and all the Staff at the Clark Clinic and P.I.C.U. and the Staff at Children’s Heartbeat Trust for their support, also to everyone that visited Aimee in hospital and those that supported her journey through the Just Giving Page.  Many thanks to everyone that called at the home, sent cards or sent messages via the phone, brought gifts, helped at the wake, gave donations in lieu of flowers or helped in any way.  Grateful thanks to Archdeacon Scott for conducting a beautiful funeral service and to Miss Hollie Rodgers for singing at the funeral service, Aimee’s friend to the end. Thanks to the organist, caretaker and grave digger, also to the ladies of St. Swithin’s Parish Church for providing the refreshments afterwards. Thanks to Jordan Kennedy and staff at Garvin’s Funeral Service for a perfect, professional and friendly service.  We trust this acknowledgement will be accepted by all as an expression of our gratitude.




Anniversary for John and Margaret Murdoch

50th Anniversary - Precious Memories of a dear mummy and daddy, John Patterson Murdoch, died 27th March 1970 and Margaret (Maggie), died 12th March 1998.

Though your smiles are gone forever, and your hands we cannot touch.

Still we have so many memories, of the ones we love so much.

Your memories are a keepsake, with which we will never part.

God has you in his keeping, we have you in our hearts.

Loved always from David, Alan, Elma, Audrey and their Families.



Anniversary for Irene Forde

In memory of a loving wife, mother and grandmother who passed away on the 28th March 2017.

Close in our hearts you always stay,

Loved and remembered every day.

Always loved and remembered by husband Ronnie, Daughters Sandra, Pamela and Jennifer, Grand-daughters Tara and Rachel and Grandson Owen.

Carrickfergus, London, Londonderry and Magherafelt.




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