Funeral Notices

Agnes McKeown

Died: 07/02/2023

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McKEOWN, Agnes, (née McILvenna) Called home February 7th, 2023, peacefully at hospital, late of Whitesides Road, Randalstown and (formerly of Caddy). Beloved wife of the late Johnny, much loved mother of Ian and Marbeth, dear mother-in-law of Nicola and Greg, loving grandmother of Elijah and Caleb, and a dear sister of Hugh. A service of thanksgiving for the life of Agnes will be held in Second Randalstown Presbyterian Church on Friday 10th February 2023 at 12noon followed by interment in the adjoining churchyard. House Strictly Private by her own request. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu if desired for Youth & Children’s Work of Second Randalstown Presbyterian Church, (Cheque made payable to Second Randalstown Presbyterian Church) C/o Alan Francey Funeral Services 94 Toome Road Ballymena BT42 2BU or online at www.franceyfunerals.com Will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by the entire family circle. “Redeemed by the precious blood of Christ.”

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Violet Rosina (Vi) Bashford

Died: 01/02/2023

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BASHFORD, Violet Rosina (Vi), (née McCracken) passed away 1st February 2023, peacefully in Galgorm Care Home, Ballymena and formerly of Waverley Park, Carnmoney. Beloved wife of the late Robert (Bob), much loved mother of Stephen and Ronnie, dear mother-in-law of Roz and Candy and a loving grandmother of Christina, Scott and Connor. Service of thanksgiving for the life of Vi will be held in Alan Francey’s Funeral Church on Tuesday 14th February at 11.30am followed by a Private Family Cremation. No flowers please. Donations in memory of Vi if desired and payable to Alzheimer’s Society c/o Alan Francey Funeral Services 94 Toome Road Ballymena BT42 2BU or online at www.franceyfunerals.com. Will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by the entire family circle. “Treasured memories”

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Alexander Thompson (Alec) McKinley

Died: 22/01/2023

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McKINLEY, Alexander Thompson (Alec), called home January 22nd, 2023, peacefully in Causeway Hospital, late of Coleraine, and formerly of Wilson Crescent, Ballymena. Devoted husband of Patsy for 62 years, much loved father of Karen and Nigel, adored grandfather of Clare, Laura and Emma and cherished great grandfather of Bryce, Casey, Alfie, Ruby, Scarlett, Emily and the late Ella-Grace. Service of thanksgiving for the life of Alec was held in St. Patrick’s Parish Church Castle Street, Ballymena on Wednesday 25th January 2023 followed by interment in Ballee Cemetery. No flowers please. Donations in memory of Alec if desired and payable to UDR Benevolent Fund c/o Alan Francey Funeral Services 94 Toome Road, Ballymena. BT42 2BU or donate online at www.franceyfunerals.com. Will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by the entire family circle. “Heaven’s sounding sweeter all the time.”

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Amanda Ann Culbertson

Died: 30/11/2022

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CULBERTSON, Amanda Ann (Mandy), passed away November 30th, 2022, suddenly in London. Beloved daughter of the late Margaret (Formerly of Eglinton Street, Portrush) and the late Andrew. Service of thanksgiving for the life of Mandy was held in The Lodge Hotel, Coleraine BT52 1NF on Thursday 26th January 2023 followed by interment in Coleraine Cemetery. No flowers please. Donations in memory of Mandy if desired to The Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust c/o Alan Francey Funeral Services 94 Toome Road Ballymena BT42 2BU or donate online at www.franceyfunerals.com. Will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by the entire family circle at home and abroad. ‘Peace is yours, memories ours’

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Jacqueline Margaret (Jacquie) Russell

Died: 14/01/2023

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RUSSELL, Jacqueline Margaret (Jacquie), (née Adamson) passed away January 14th, 2023, peacefully at her home 1 Rectory Meadow, Broughshane. Much loved wife of Brian, devoted mother of Nigel, mother-in-law of Emma and cherished grandmother of Aimee and Ben. House and Funeral Strictly Private. No flowers please. Donations in memory of Jacquie if desired to the Mid Antrim-Riding for the Disabled Association (Cheques payable to Mid Antrim RDA) c/o Alan Francey Funeral Services 94 Toome Road Ballymena BT42 2BU or donate online at www.franceyfunerals.com. Will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by the entire family circle at home and abroad. ‘Peace is yours, memories ours’

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Isobela Donnelly

Died: 06/01/2023

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DONNELLY, Isobela (née Johnston) passed away January 6th, 2023, peacefully at her home 118 Staffa Drive, Ballymena. Much loved wife of Cecil, devoted mother of Jacqueline, Trevor, Ian, Derek and the late Raymond, a dear mother-in-law, loving grandmother of Nicola, Richard, Diane, Gary, Jemma, Zoe, Jordan, Adam, Jessica, Shannon, Rachel and the late Matthew and a great grandmother. Service of thanksgiving for the life of Isobela was held in her late home on Tuesday 10th January 2023 followed by interment in Ballee Cemetery. No flowers please. Donations in memory of Isobela if desired and payable to Cancer Research c/o Alan Francey Funeral Services 94 Toome Road Ballymena BT42 2BU or online at www.franceyfunerals.com. Will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by the entire family circle at home and abroad. “Safe in God’s keeping”

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Heather Barr

Died: 01/01/2023

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BARR, Heather (née Kennedy) called home January 1st, 2023, peacefully in hospital, much loved wife of the late Jim, loving mother of Julie, Pamela and Catherine, mother-in-law of Trevor and Sam, devoted grandmother of Peter, Lydia, Jack, Andrew and James and a dear sister of June. Service of thanksgiving for the life of Heather was held in St. Patrick’s Parish Church, Castle Street, Ballymena on Thursday 5th January 2023 followed by interment in Ballyclug Churchyard. No flowers please. Donations in memory of Heather if desired and payable to Parkinson’s UK c/o Alan Francey Funeral Services 94 Toome Road Ballymena BT42 2BU or online at www.franceyfunerals.com. Will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by the entire family circle. “Blessed are those whose hope is in the Lord their God”

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Ann Leckey

Died: 31/12/2022

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LECKEY, ANN (née McCormick) called home December 31st, 2022, peacefully in Kintullagh Nursing Home, late of Ballymena. Loving mother of Andrew, Clifford and Scott, much loved grandmother of Courteney, Michael, Ben, Sarah-Louise, Ellie and a dear sister of Lynne, Lorna and the late Deborah. Service of thanksgiving for the life of Ann was held in Alan Francey’s Funeral Church on Thursday 5th January 2023 followed by interment in Ballee New Cemetery. No flowers please. Donations in memory of Ann if desired and payable to The Royal British Legion c/o Alan Francey Funeral Services 94 Toome Road Ballymena BT42 2BU or online at www.franceyfunerals.com. Will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by the entire family circle at home and abroad. “Safe in the arms of Jesus”

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Alan Craig

Died: 18/12/2022

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CRAIG, Alan, called home December 18th, 2022, peacefully in hospital, late of 4 Carmossan Park, Slatt, Ballymena. Husband of Mandy, loving father of Laura and Sarah, grandfather of Jessica and Joshua, dear son of the late James & Jean Craig, much loved brother of Ian, Eleanor, Janice, David, Alastair, Clifford, Rosemary and Noel. Service of thanksgiving for the life of Alan was held in Alan Francey’s Funeral Church on Wednesday 21st December 2022 followed by interment in Ballee New Cemetery. No flowers please. Donations in memory of Alan if desired and payable to Macmillan Nurses c/o Alan Francey Funeral Services 94 Toome Road Ballymena BT42 2BU or online at www.franceyfunerals.com. Will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by the entire family circle at home and abroad. ‘In God have I put my Trust.’ Psalm 56 v 11.

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Elizabeth (Betty) Stewart

Died: 17/12/2022

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STEWART (née McNeice) called home December 17th, 2022, peacefully in hospital after a short illness. Elizabeth (Betty), late of Ballymena. Devoted wife of the late Robert (Bobby), much loved mother of Alan and his friend Anne, Lisa and her husband Stephen and a dear sister of Maureen and the late George. Service of thanksgiving for the life of Betty was held in Wellington Presbyterian Church, Ballymena on Wednesday 21st December 2022 followed by interment in Ballymena Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Betty if desired and payable to Tearfund c/o Alan Francey Funeral Services 94 Toome Road Ballymena BT42 2BU or online at www.franceyfunerals.com. Will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by the entire family circle. ‘Gone to be with Christ; which is far better:’ Phil. 1 v 23.

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John (Jack) McDonald

Died: 13/12/2022

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McDONALD, John (Jack) in his 93rd year, passed away December 13th, 2022, peacefully in Antrim Area Hospital, late of 1, Old School Lane, Grange, Toomebridge. Devoted husband of the late Margaret, loving father of Janice and John, father-in-law of Stephen and Nicola, dear grandfather of Margaret, Claire, Heather, Thomas, Lisa and Mason and a great grandfather. Service of thanksgiving for the life of Jack was held in Alan Francey’s Funeral Church 94 Toome Road, Ballymena, BT42 2BU on Friday 16th December 2022 followed by a private family burial. Funeral service can be viewed on Alan Francey Funeral Services Facebook page. Will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by the entire family circle at home and abroad. “Too good in life to be forgotten in death”

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Michelle Marriott

Died: 11/12/2022

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MARRIOTT, Michelle (Aged 43), December 11th, 2022, suddenly at her home 50 Staffa Drive, Ballymena. Dear mother of Toni, Colin and David James, dearly loved daughter of Margaret and William, loving sister of Tony, Terry, Mark, Lizzie, Heather, Andrew, Joshua, Hannah and the late David. Service of thanksgiving for the life of Michelle was held in Alan Francey’s Funeral Church on Friday 16th December 2022 followed by interment in Ballymena Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Michelle if desired to St. Vincent de Paul c/o Alan Francey Funeral Services 94 Toome Road Ballymena, BT42 2BU or online at franceyfunerals.com. Will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by the entire family circle. “Safe in God’s keeping”

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David Alexander MITCHELL

Died: 22/11/2022

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MITCHELL, David Alexander, (DM Driveways), passed away November 22nd, 2022 peacefully after a long illness. Much loved husband of Liz, devoted father of Carly and husband Matthew, Catheryn and partner Roland, Jay, stepfather of Kerry and partner Ashley and Shaunii and husband Lee, a beloved grandfather and dear brother of Sammy, Lorna and the late Joe. Service of thanksgiving for the life of Davey was held in his late home on Friday 25th November 2022 followed by interment in Ballee Cemetery. No flowers please. Donations in memory of Davey if desired to Macmillan Nurses (Cheques payable to Alan Francey) c/o Alan Francey Funeral Services 94 Toome Road, Ballymena BT42 2BU. Will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by the entire family circle. "Your restless days are over, your sleepless nights are past, God closed your weary eyes and gave you peace at last."

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Margaret Rosemary WILSON (née McKillen)

Died: 22/11/2022

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WILSON (née McKillen) called Home November 22nd, 2022, (peacefully) at Braefield Nursing Home, Margaret Rosemary, late of Byrestown Road, Kells, Ballymena. Beloved wife of the late Andrew Thomas, (Andy), much loved mother of Linda, Andrew and Sharon, mother-in-law of Philip and loving grandmother of Lauryn. Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Rosemary was held in Connor Presbyterian Church on Saturday 26th November 2022 followed by interment in Connor New Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu if desired and payable to Dementia UK C/o Alan Francey Funeral Services, 94 Toome Road, Ballymena, BT42 2BU. Will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by the entire family circle. ‘My hope I can’t measure, My path to life is free, My Saviour has my treasure and He will walk with me’

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