1st Anniversary of Dorothy McKee

Precious Memories of a loving Mother and Grandmother,
Dorothy who passed away on 18th March 2020.

We little knew that day,
God was going to call you home.
In life we loved you dearly,
In death we do the same.
You left us beautiful memories,
Your love is still our guide.
And although we cannot see you,
You are always by our side.

It broke our hearts to lose you,
You did not go alone.
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.
Our family chain is broken,
And nothing seems the same.
But as God calls us one by one,
The chain will link again.

Lovingly remembered and sadly missed by Clifford, Alastair and Valerie and their families.
Curran and Saintfield


1st Anniversary of Alexander (Sandy) Lee

Loving Memories of a dear Husband, Father and Grandfather,
who passed away 4th March 2020.

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 his Wife Vera, Daughter Heather, Son-in-law William
and Grandchildren, John, Lee-Ann, James, Emma, Rebecca and Joanna.

Ballinahone, Knockloughrim


3rd Anniversary of Helen Forsythe

Precious Memories of a beloved wife, mother and grandmother,
passed away 12th February 2018

Though absent you are very near,
Still loved, still missed, and very dear.

Always loved by her husband Gordon, daughter Rhonda and Grandchildren.


Anniversary of Gladys Lennox

In Loving Memory of Gladys, a loving Wife, Mother, Mother-in-law and Granny,
called home on 1st February 2014.

Remembering you is easy,
We do it every day.
But missing you is the heartache
That never goes away.

Always remembered by Husband Billy, Sons, Daughter and Families.


Acknowledgement for Jason Coles

The Coles Family say thank you to all involved in the search for Jason Coles near Seskinore Forest, Omagh, Co. Tyrone.  We extend our gratitude to the entire community of Seskinore.  Special thanks to Stephen Bartley who raised funds GoFundMe.  Thank you to all those who phoned in support and sent sympathy cards.  Special thanks to Search and Rescue team who gave of their efforts relentlessly.


Death Announcements

Samuel Joseph (Junior) Caskey

CASKEY – March 16, 2021 (peacefully), at Belfast City Hospital, Samuel Joseph, (Junior), much loved partner of Elizabeth, 21 Aughagaskin Road, Magherafelt, dear father of Jonathan, Philip and Gareth, dearest friend to Mark and Heather, special friend to Josh and loving brother of Tommy, Sylvia, Robin, Elizabeth, Errol, Alvin and Gary. Funeral was held from his home on Friday, 19 March, followed by burial in Polepatrick Cemetery. Donations in memory, if desired, for Roughan Fishing Club Charity, payable to Garvin’s Funeral Service (Donations A/c), 15 Ballyronan Road, Magherafelt, BT45 6BP. Lovingly remembered by his partner Elizabeth and the Entire Family Circle. “Peace, Perfect Peace”

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CASKEY – the Officers and Members of the above lodge would like to express their deepest sympathies to Bro. Jonathan on the death of his father Junior, Bro. Tommy on the death of his brother and Bro. Ewart on the death of his uncle. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Family Circle at this sad time.
W.M. P.Kerr
Sec. J. Artt

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Acknowledgement for David Forsythe

The father, daughter and sister of the late David Forsythe would like to express their sincere appreciation to all those who sympathised with them in their sad bereavement. Thanks to all the family, friends and neighbours that sent sympathy cards, messages, called at the family home, telephoned, gave donations in lieu of flowers and who stood respectfully along the route of the funeral cortége and supported the family at this difficult time. Thank you to all in East Belfast that assisted and supported the family. Thank you to the members of Knockloughrim Presbyterian Church. Thanks to Rev Glenn Jordan for conducting a lovely service and to David Scott for speaking so well at the service. A special thank you to Rev Glenn Jordan and Mr Tommy Pattison, we will be forever in gratitude to you both. A simple thank you is not enough for Jordan Kennedy and his team at Garvin’s Funeral Service for the dignified and caring manner in which they carried out the funeral arrangements. Another special thank you to Jordan for following David’s wishes. This gave great comfort to his father and sister. We trust that this acknowledgement will be accepted by all as a token of our sincere appreciation and gratitude.

Knockloughrim and Ballymena


Acknowledgement for Hugo Rankin

The family of the late Hugo Rankin would like to express their sincere thanks to everyone who sympathised with them in their recent bereavement. Thanks to everyone who sent cards, letters, messages, were in contact by telephone and gave donations in lieu of flowers.  A special word of thanks to all the Doctors, District nurses and staff at Castledawson Surgery and the staff in O’Brien Chemists (Magherafelt) for the excellent care and support they provided for Hugo. Sincere gratitude to the Consultants, nurses and staff at Antrim Area Hospital (Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Clinic) especially Pat Gorman (Respiratory Nurse Specialist) for the care and support received by Hugo over many years.  Heartfelt thanks to Jordan Kennedy and the staff of Garvin’s Funeral Service for the dignified and caring manner in which the funeral arrangements were carried out and to Rev Colin Welsh and the Select Vestry of Christ Church Castledawson for their assistance with the arrangements. We offer this acknowledgement as a token of our gratitude and appreciation to everyone who has shared with us and supported us as a family.

Mabel, Albin, Gail, Leanne and their families.​


Acknowledgement for Phyllis Booth

The family of the late Phyllis Booth would like to express their sincere thanks to everyone who sympathised with them in their recent bereavement.  Thanks to everyone who telephoned and sent cards, they were greatly appreciated.  They especially would like to thank everyone who lined the route so respectfully.  Thank you to the Reverend Ruth Murray for the lovely funeral service which was live streamed perfectly, thanks to Norman Caskey and St. Swithins Church for facilitating this.  A special word of thanks to all the Doctors and Nurses at Garden Street Surgery Magherafelt, particularly the Nurses and Carers who attended Phyllis. Grateful thanks to everyone who donated to Agewell in lieu of flowers, a local group who telephoned Mum on a regular basis ensuring she was well.  Finally, our heartfelt thanks to Jordan and all the staff at Garvin’s Funeral Service for the very dignified and professional manner in which they carried out the funeral arrangements from start to finish.  As it would be impossible to thank everyone individually, please accept this acknowledgement as an expression of our sincere thanks and appreciation.

Adrian, Evadne, Donna and Ashley and their Families.

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