Garvin's Funeral Service
Garvin's Funeral Service

Death Announcement

  

    Elizabeth (Lily) McMeekin

MCMEEKIN (nee Gray) – December 13, 2018, (peacefully) at Antrim Hospital, Elizabeth (Lily).  Much loved wife of the late George, loving and devoted sister of Jim, Peggy, Isobel, and the late William, Samuel, Susan and Harry and also a dear aunt and great aunt.  Funeral service was held in Garvin’s Funeral Home on Saturday, December 15, followed by burial in Polepatrick Cemetery, Magherafelt.   Donations in memory, if desired, for Macmillian Cancer Support, payable to Garvin’s Funeral Service (Donations A/c), 15 Ballyronan Road, Magherafelt, BT45 6BP. Deeply regretted by the entire family circle. “At home with the Lord”

 

 

   Jeanette McGreevey

MCGREEVEY – December 12, 2018, (peacefully) at the City Hospital, Belfast.  Jeanette, 13 Station Road, Magherafelt, a dear Mother, Mother in-law, Grandmother and Sister.  Funeral service was held in Garvin’s Funeral Home on Friday, December 14, followed by burial in Cookstown Cemetery. Always remembered by all her family and friends. “Safe in the arms of Jesus”

 

 

    Eliza Kennedy

KENNEDY (nee Davison) – November 24, 2018, (peacefully) at Glenkeen House Nursing Home, Randalstown, Eliza (in her 91st year), formerly of Derramore Crescent, Ballymena, wife of the late Robert, much loved mother of Bertie, Anna, Ivan, Ronnie and the late James and Samuel, dear mother-in-law of Muriel, Alan, Barbara, Vangie and Jean and also a dearly loved grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. Funeral service was held in Wellington Presbyterian Church, Ballymena on Tuesday, November 27, followed by burial in Broughshane New Cemetery (Knockan Road). Donations in memory, if desired, for Alzheimer’s Society, payable to Garvin’s Funeral Service (Donations A/c), 15 Ballyronan Road, Magherafelt, BT45 6BP.  Lovingly remembered by the entire family circle at home and abroad.  “At Rest.”

 

 

    Patricia Robinson

ROBINSON (née Hawthorne) – November 22, 2018, (peacefully) at Marina Care Home, Ballyronan, Patricia (Pat), in her 95th year, formerly of 123 Shore Road, Ballyronan, much loved wife of the late Robert (Bob), dearly loved mother of Sam, Stella and the late Tom, dear mother-in-law of Carolyn and Hugh and a much loved grandmother of Jason, Shane and Laura.  Funeral service was held in her late home on Saturday, November 24, followed by burial in Woodschapel Parish Churchyard.  Donations in memory, if desired, for Marina Care Home Residents’ Comfort Fund, payable to Garvin’s Funeral Service (Donations A/c), 15 Ballyronan Road, Magherafelt, BT45 6BP.  Will be sadly missed by her son, daughter, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and the entire family circle.  “At Peace”

 

 

    Henry York Lennox

LENNOX – November 22, 2018, (suddenly) at his home, 88 Oldtown Road, Castledawson, Henry York, dearly loved brother of William, Rachel, David, Betty, Ruth, Joan and Fred and also a much loved brother-in-law and uncle. A Service of Thanksgiving was held in Aughrim Gospel Hall on Sunday, November  25, preceded by burial in Ballyscullion Parish Churchyard. Donations in memory, if desired, for NI Chest, Heart & Stroke, payable to Garvin’s Funeral Service (Donations A/c), 15 Ballyronan Road, Magherafelt, BT45 6BP.  “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.” 

Ephesians 2 v 8.

 

 

    Edith Bowman

BOWMAN (nee Harpur) – November 12, 2018, (suddenly) at her home, 11 Sandlewood Avenue, Coleraine and formerly of the homestead of Clonallon, Warrenpoint, Edith, dearly beloved wife of David, devoted mother of Alan and Oscar, dear mother-in-law of Nora, darling nanny of Alex, Aimee, Neil, Erin and Alaster and loving great-granny of Ernie and Freddie. Funeral service was held in her son Alan's home, 90 Desertmartin Road, Moneymore on Wednesday, November 14, followed by burial in Polepatrick Cemetery, Magherafelt.  Donations in memory, if desired, for Gideons International, payable to Garvin’s Funeral Service (Donations A/c), 15 Ballyronan Road, Magherafelt, BT45 6BP.  Deeply regretted by her sorrowing husband, sons, daughter-in-law, sister-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  “Redeemed”

 

 

    Ann Johnston

JOHNSTON (née McMullan) – November 8, 2018, (peacefully) at Milesian Manor, Magherafelt, Ann, dearly beloved wife of George, 26 Roshure Road, Desertmartin, devoted mother of Heather, Elizabeth, Robert, David, Graham and Ruth, dear mother-in-law of Peter, Gordon, Fiona, Diane and John, loving grandmother of Giuliana, Sara, Katie, Cheryl, Maria, Madeleine, Hannah, Timothy and Matthew and dearest sister of Bob.  Funeral service was held in Lecumpher Presbyterian Church on Saturday, November 10, followed by burial in the adjoining churchyard.  Donations in memory, if desired, for Macmillan Cancer Support, payable to Garvin’s Funeral Service (Donations A/c), 15 Ballyronan Road, Magherafelt, BT45 6BP.  “Redeemed”

 

 

    Tom Miller

MILLER – November 3, 2018, (peacefully) at  Causeway Hospital, Coleraine, Thomas Raymond (Tom), 230 Hillhead Road, Castledawson, dear brother of the late Robin and Stewart, brother-in-law of Sylvia and uncle of Stewart. Funeral service was held in Castledawson Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, November 6, followed by burial in the adjoining churchyard.  Will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

 

 

    Robert (Robin) Rodgers

RODGERS – October 29, 2018, (peacefully) at Antrim Hospital, Robert James (Robin), 223 Leckagh Drive, Magherafelt, dearly loved father of Stephanie and Adam, cherished grandfather of Scarlett and Shania and dearest brother of Gilbert (Church), Gretta (Larmour), David (Beattie), Dorothy (Gibbons) and the late Andy and Mary. Funeral service was held in Garvin's Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 31, followed by burial in St. Swithin’s Parish Churchyard, Magherafelt. Donations in memory, if desired, for Marie Curie Cancer Care, payable to Garvin’s Funeral Service (Donations A/c), 15 Ballyronan Road, Magherafelt, BT45 6BP. Will be sadly missed by his daughter, son, grandchildren and the entire family circle.  “Loved always.”

 

 

    Alexander Wylie

WYLIE – October 26, 2018, (peacefully) at Brooklands Care Home, in his 98th year, Alexander (Alex), much loved son of the late Joseph and Margaret, loving brother of the late Robert, Joseph, William, John, George, Joseph and Sydney.  Funeral service was held in Garvin’s Funeral Home on Monday, October 29, followed by burial in Magherafelt Old Churchyard.  Donations in memory, if desired, for Union Road Presbyterian Church Building Fund, payable to Garvin’s Funeral Service (Donations A/c).  Lovingly remembered by the Caulfield, Wallace, Stewart and Finn Families.  “The Lord is my Shepherd.”

 

Megargy Pride of Ulster LOL 268

WYLIE - The officers and brethren of the above lodge regret the death of their esteemed member, Bro. Alexander Wylie and extend their sincere sympathy to the entire Family Circle.

W.M. Alistair Purvis

Sec. John Paul

 

Megargy and District Game and Conservation Society

The members of the above society regret to learn of the passing of Alexander Wylie and extend their deepest sympathy to the entire Family Circle.

Chairman - Ian Glendinning

 

 

    Robert (Bobby) Watson

WATSON – October 25, 2018, (peacefully) at Foyle Hospice, Londonderry, Robert John (Bobby), “Eden Lodge”, 962 Glenshane Road, Dungiven, dearly loved husband of Hazel, loving father of Linda and Maxine, dear father-in-law of Andy, much loved grandfather of Laura, Erin and Hannah and dearest brother of Doreen, Onagh, Anna, Mary, Samuel and the late Sheila. Funeral service was held in St. Swithin’s Parish Church, Magherafelt on Thursday, November 1, followed by burial in the adjoining churchyard. Donations in memory, if desired, for St. Swithin’s Parish Church Building Fund, payable to Garvin’s Funeral Service (Donations A/c).  Lovingly remembered by all his Family and Friends.

 

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WATSON - The officers and brethren of the above lodge regret the death of their esteemed member, Bro. Robert Watson and extend their sincere sympathy to his wife Hazel and the family circle.

W.M. Gary Shannon

Sec. Norman Shannon 

 

Magherafelt Masonic Lodge 211

WATSON – The W.M. and Brethren of the above lodge deeply regret the passing of their Wor. Bro. Robert Watson and express their sincere sympathy to his wife Hazel and the entire Family Circle.

W.M.  P. Keatley

Sec.  H. Duncan

 

Magherafelt Royal Arch Chapter 211

WATSON – The Excellent King and Council of Magherafelt Royal Arch Chapter 211 deeply regret the passing of their esteemed Excellent Companion Bobby Watson and express their sympathy to his wife Hazel and family circle on their sad loss.

Excellent King, A. McKeown

Registrar, Rodney Murphy

 

Caleb’s Royal Line RBP 291

WATSON – The W.M., Officers and Sir Knights of the above Preceptory, regret to learn of the death of their esteemed member, Sir Knight Robert Watson and extend their deepest sympathies to his wife Hazel and the entire Family Circle.

W.M.  R. Kennedy

Reg.  J. Gilmour

 

 

CASTLEDAWSON H.P.S

The officers and members of the above society wish to extend their deepest sympathy to Sam Watson and Mr and Mrs Tommy Gilmour on the death of their Brother and Brother in-law, Mr Bobbie Watson who died on the 25th October 2018.

Sec. M. Lynn

 

 

    Freddie McClenaghan

McCLENAGHAN – October 21, 2018, (peacefully) at Royal Victoria Hospital, Fredrick (Freddie), much loved father of Danielle and Alan, dearly loved son of Billy and Winnie, dearest grandfather of Katie, Jessica, Grace, Ruby and Oscar and a loving brother of Maureen, Tilly, Billy, Eleanor and Jonathan.  Funeral service was held in Magherafelt Independent Methodist Church on Wednesday, October 24. Donations in memory, if desired, for Magherafelt Independent Methodist Church Building Fund, payable to Garvin’s Funeral Service (Donations A/c), 15 Ballyronan Road, Magherafelt, BT45 6BP.  “Thou shalt be missed because thy seat will be empty.”  1 Samuel 20 v 18.

 

 

    Ralph Garvin

GARVIN – October 20, 2018, (peacefully) at his home, “Hillsboro”, 30 Circular Road, Moneymore, Ralph, much loved husband of Kathleen, loving father of George, Peter and Graeme, dear father-in-law of Gan and Elaine and a devoted grandfather of Emily and Matthew.  Funeral Service was held in Roselawn Crematorium on Friday, October 26, followed by cremation.  Donations in memory, if desired, for Marie Curie Cancer Care and Save the Children, payable to Garvin’s Funeral Service (Donations A/c), 15 Ballyronan Road, Magherafelt, BT45 6BP.  Will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered.

 

    Gwen Lees

LEES – (née Fullerton) – October 19, 2018, (peacefully) at her home, Gwendoline (Gwen), 10 Dunarnon Road, Magherafelt, dearly loved wife of Husty, much loved mother of Paul, Jonathan, Alan, David and James and loving mother to Kerry-Anne, dear mother-in-law of Nadia and Judith, devoted grandmother of Riley, Hannah, Logan and Brooke and dearest sister of Robert, Sam, Donald and the late Doreen.  Funeral service was held on Sunday, October 21, in Calvary Free Presbyterian Church, Magherafelt, followed by burial in the adjoining churchyard.  Donations in memory, if desired, for Marie Curie Nursing, payable to Garvin’s Funeral Service (Donations A/c), 15 Ballyronan Road, Magherafelt, BT45 6BP.  Will be sadly missed by her Husband, Children and the entire Family Circle.  “Thou shalt be missed because thy seat will be empty.”  1 Samuel 20 v 18.

 

 

    Ian Scott

SCOTT – October 7, 2018, (peacefully after a short illness) at Antrim Hospital, Ian, Drumrainey House, 1 Grange Road, Magherafelt, much loved husband of Angela, loving and devoted father of Andrew, Victoria and Danielle, dear son-in-law of Harold and Mary Jane (May) and dearest brother of Jennifer, William, David, Brian and the late Irene.  Funeral service was held on Tuesday, October 9 in St. Swithin’s Parish Church, Magherafelt, followed by burial in Polepatrick Cemetery. Donations in memory, if desired, for St. Swithin’s Parish Church Building Fund, payable to Garvin’s Funeral Service (Donations A/c), 15  Ballyronan Road, Magherafelt, BT45 6BP.  “Will be ever so sadly missed by his wife, children and the entire family circle.”

 

 

    Ronnie Paul

PAUL – September 29, 2018 (suddenly) at his home, 25A Glenburn Park, Magherafelt, Ronald (Ronnie), son of the late Robert and Elizabeth, dearest brother of Yvonne, Maureen, Doreen and the late William, brother-in-law of Harold (Farrell) and also a dear uncle.  Funeral service was held in Garvin’s Funeral Home on Wednesday October 3, followed by burial in Polepatrick Cemetery, Magherafelt.  Donations in memory, if desired, for NI Chest, Heart & Stroke payable to Garvin’s Funeral Service (Donations A/c), 15 Ballyronan Road, Magherafelt, BT45 6BP.  Will be sadly missed by his sisters and the entire Family Circle.  “The Lord is my Shepherd.”

 

 

    Francis (Frank) Griffin

GRIFFIN (Toomebridge) – September 24, 2018 (peacefully) at his home, surrounded by his family, Frank R.I.P, “Bayview”, 54 Shore Road, Toomebridge, loving husband of Carmel, much loved father of Michael, Damien and Mary-Frances, loving father-in-law of Louise, dear grandfather of Charlie, Bobby and Bella and loving brother of Anne Collette and the late Michael and Raymond.  A private service was held in Roselawn Crematorium on Thursday, September 27, followed by cremation. Will be sadly missed by the entire Family Circle.

 

 

    William Chesney

CHESNEY – September 22, 2018 at his home 4 Golf Terrace, Magherafelt, William, father of David, Colin and Ivana, father-in-law of Heather, Rhonda and Nick, a dear grandfather, loving brother of Brenda and brother-in-law of Sidney.  House strictly private.  Funeral service was held in St. Swithin’s Parish Church, Magherafelt on Wednesday, September 26, followed by burial in the adjoining churchyard. Donations in memory, if desired, for NHSCT Renal Unit, payable to Garvin’s Funeral Service (Donations A/c), 15 Ballyronan Road, Magherafelt, BT45 6BP.  Will be sadly missed by his family, friends and neighbours.

 

 

    Sam Leanney   

LEANNEY – September 7, 2018, (peacefully) at Antrim Hospital, Samuel (Sam), Drapersfield Nursing Home and formerly of Greenvale Park, Magherafelt, loving and devoted husband of Pearl, much loved father of Shirley and the late Rhonda who died in infancy, dear father-in-law of Patrick, loved granda of Devon and Ethyn, dear brother of Mary and brother-in-law of Eileen and Sadie.  Funeral Service was held on Sunday, September 9 in St. Swithin’s Parish Church, followed by burial in the adjoining churchyard.  Donations in memory, if desired, for Multiple Sclerosis Society, payable to Garvin’s Funeral Service (Donations A/c), 15 Ballyronan Road, Magherafelt, BT45 6BP.  Lovingly remembered by the entire Family Circle.  “At peace”

 

 

Agnes Crawford

CRAWFORD (née Bates) – September 4, 2018, (peacefully) at Moneymore Care Home, Agnes (aged 96), late of 90 Rainey Street, Magherafelt, much loved wife of the late Samuel, loving and devoted mother of Joy, Gillian, Jennifer, Linda and David, dear mother-in-law of Milne, also a much loved grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother and dear sister of Ray and Annie.  Funeral service was held on Friday, September 7 in Woodschapel Parish Church, followed by burial in the adjoining churchyard.  Donations in memory, if desired, for Action on Hearing Loss, payable to Garvin’s Funeral Service (Donations A/c), 15 Ballyronan Road, Magherafelt, BT45 6BP.  Lovingly remembered by the entire Family Circle.

 

 

    Dorothy Montgomery

MONTGOMERY (née Wallace) – August 18, 2018, (peacefully) at the Royal Victoria Hospital, after a short illness, Dorothy, much loved wife of the late Derek, 19 William Street, Bellaghy, dearly loved mother of Alastair, Trevor, Gillian, Colleen and the late Amanda, dear mother-in-law of Shirley, Donna, Aaron and William, loving nana of Ben, Amy, Timothy, Lucy, Sophie, Charlotte, Ellé, Joanna, Luke and Jayne and dearest sister of Eileen, Maisie, John and the late Jean and Martha. Funeral service was held in Bellaghy Presbyterian Church, on Tuesday, August 21, followed by burial in Ballyscullion Parish Churchyard.  Donations in memory, if desired, for Macmillan Cancer Support, payable to Garvin’s Funeral Service (Donations A/c), 15 Ballyronan Road, Magherafelt, BT45 6BP. “With Christ, which is far better.” Will be sadly missed by her Children, Daughters-in-Law, Sons-in-Law, Grandchildren and the entire Family Circle.

 

 

    John Holmes

HOLMES – August 17, 2018, (peacefully) at his home, 204 Hillhead Road, Castledawson, John, much loved and devoted husband of Jean, dearly loved father of Stephen and Julie, dear father-in-law of Joanne and Philip and a loving granda of Jay, Josh and Annie.  Funeral service was held on Monday, August 20 in Maghera Presbyterian Church, followed by burial in Curran Presbyterian Churchyard.  Donations in memory, if desired, for South Derry Game and Wildfowl Preservation Society, payable to Garvin’s Funeral Service (Donations A/c), 15 Ballyronan Road, Magherafelt, BT45 6BP.  Lovingly remembered by his Wife, Children, Grandchildren and the entire Family Circle.  “Till we meet again.”

 

 

    Roland Garvin

GARVIN – August 14, 2018, in his 94th year, (peacefully) at Elizabeth Lodge Care Home, Gosport, Roland, late of 5 Seaview Court, Marine Parade East, Lee-on-the-Solent, Hampshire, PO13 9BA, dearly beloved husband of the late Rita, loving father of Ann, Susan and Colin and twin brother of Ralph (Moneymore). Family flowers only please.  Donations in lieu, if desired, to The British Tinnitus Association or Dementia UK to the above address.

 

 

   Jim McKee

McKEE – August 12, 2018, in his 90th year, (peacefully) at Antrim Hospital, James (Jim), loving and devoted husband of Dorothy, 17 Garrison Road, Knockloughrim, Magherafelt, much loved father of Clifford, Alastair and Valerie, dear father-in-law of Eleanor, Jane and Paul, also a much loved grandfather and great-grandfather.  Funeral service was held on Tuesday, August 14, in Curran Presbyterian Church, followed by burial in the adjoining churchyard.  Donations in memory, if desired, for Prison Fellowship, payable to Garvin’s Funeral Service (Donations A/c), 15 Ballyronan Road, Magherafelt, BT45 6BP.  "For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain."  Philippians 1 v 21  

 

McKEE- August 12, 2018, Jim, dear brother-in-law of Gladys, Jennifer, John and Heather.  Will be sadly missed by the entire Family Circle.  “With Christ, which is far better.”  Philippians 1 v 23

 

 

    Derek Riches.

RICHES – August 8, 2018, (peacefully) at Craigavon Hospital, Derek, 39 Coolnafranky Park, Cookstown, loving father of Seymour, Clive, Glenda and the late David, dearly loved partner of Irene, dear stepfather of Emma and also a loving brother and grandfather.  Funeral service was held on Saturday, August 11, in Derryloran Parish Church, followed by burial in Cookstown Cemetery.  Donations in memory, if desired, for Addiction NI, payable to Garvin’s Funeral Service (Donations A/c), 15 Ballyronan Road, Magherafelt, BT45 6BP.  Will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.  “At rest.”

 

RICHES – August 8, 2018, Derek, dearly loved son of the late Robert and Rita Riches, much loved brother of Wendy, Michael, Seymour, Margaret, Yvonne, Lorraine, Garry, Maureen and Mandy.  Always loved and remembered by the entire Family Circle.  At peace.  “Safe in the arms of Jesus.”

 

 

    Marion French 

FRENCH (nee Scott) – August 6, 2018, (peacefully) in her 98th year, at home, 11a Straid Road, Ballynure, Marion, much loved wife of the late Joseph, dearly loved mother of Isobel, Rea and Joe, dear mother-in-law of Basil, Anne and the late Wouter, also a loving grandmother and great-grandmother.  Funeral service was held in her home on Thursday, August 9, followed by burial in Duneane Presbyterian Churchyard. Donations in memory, if desired, for Marie Curie Nursing Care, payable to Garvin’s Funeral Service (Donations A/c), 15 Ballyronan Road, Magherafelt, BT45 6BP.  “Lord put your arms around her and kiss her smiling face, for she is very special and can never be replaced.”  Redeemed.

 

 

  

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