Acknowledgement for Samuel (Sam) McCartney

Sally, wife of the late Samuel (Sam) McCartney and brother of Sadie, Robert, Anne, Sandy, Hazel, Margaret and Vera, wish to express their sincere appreciation to all who sympathised with them in their sad bereavement.  Heartfelt thanks to everyone who telephoned, sent messages and cards and gave donations to Let the Bible Speak which came to a total of £1730.  A special word of thanks to the Doctors and Nurses at Coagh Surgery, the team from Homecare Independent Living and Marie Curie Nurses who made it possible for us to care for Sam at home.  We gratefully appreciated the pastoral care given by Rev Ryan McKee and Rev William McCrea during the months of Sam’s illness and for conducting the funeral services, also for the love and support of members of Calvary Free Presbyterian Church. A simple thank you is not enough for Jordan Kennedy at Garvin’s Funeral Service for his sensitive and gentle care from start to finish in carrying out the funeral arrangements and also that of his staff.  As it would be impossible to thank everyone individually, please accept this acknowledgement as a token of our gratitude.

15 Cloverhill Road, Cookstown.

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

Death Announcements

Jack Bowman

BOWMAN – April 12, 2021 (peacefully) at his home, after a long illness courageously fought, Jack (aged 16), 15 Riverside South, Castledawson, darling and devoted son of Margaret and Charles, loving brother of Adam and Chloe, much loved grandson of Linda and Christy (Fleming) and also a much loved nephew and cousin. Funeral service was held in Calvary Free Presbyterian Church, Magherafelt on Thursday, 15 April, followed by burial in the adjoining graveyard. Donations in memory, if desired, for Angel Wishes and the Children’s Cancer Ward (Royal Victoria Hospital) payable to Garvin’s Funeral Service (Donations A/c), 15 Ballyronan Road, Magherafelt, BT45 6BP. Always loved and ever so sadly missed by his Mummy, Daddy, Brother Adam, Sister Chloe and the Entire Family Circle. “Deep are the memories and precious they stay, no passing of time will take them away”.

Magherafelt High School
The staff, students and wider Magherafelt High School community are saddened to learn of the death of year 12 pupil Jack Bowman. We express our deepest sympathy to his mum and dad, sister Chloe and brother Adam.

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20th Anniversary of Alexander (Sandy) Bryson

In Loving Memory of a dear Husband, Father and Grandfather Alexander (Sandy), who died 12th April 2001.

Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife Dolly, daughters Olive and Audrey, sons John, Mervyn, Gordon and their families.

“Too good in life to be forgotten in death”.


Acknowledgement for William Speer

To the family, friends and neighbours of the late William Speer, thank you to those who attended the funeral service, telephoned, sent sympathy cards, sent wreaths and gave donations in lieu of flowers.  Thank you to the staff at Brooklands Care Home who were so kind to him and looked after him so well over the years.  Grateful thanks to Rev Dr William McCrea for conducting the funeral service, also to Mr James Kissick and Mr Billy Taylor for their participation in the service as well.  Special thanks to 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 appreciation.

Friend, Jimmy Smyth
Gortanewry, Moneymore

Death Announcements

Christabel (Belle) Mawhinney

MAWHINNEY (née Arrell) – March 31, 2021 (peacefully) at Antrim Area Hospital, Christabel (Belle), dearly loved wife of the late Raymond, 22 Moyola Avenue, Castledawson, much loved and devoted mother of Trevor, dear mother-in-law of Arlene, loving grandmother of Steven, Dean and Jordan and dearest sister of Dorothy, Willa, James, Robin, Ena, Margaret, Tommy and the late Mary, Muriel, John, Annie and Elizabeth.  Funeral service was held in Christchurch Parish Church, Castledawson on Saturday, April 3, followed by burial in Castledawson Presbyterian Churchyard.  Donations in memory, if desired, for Macmillan Nursing, payable to Garvin’s Funeral Service (Donations A/c), 15 Ballyronan Road, Magherafelt, BT45 6BP.  Will always be loved and remembered by her Son, Daughter-in-law, Grandchildren and the entire Family Circle.  “The Lord is my Shepherd”.

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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.

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