Acknowledgements

Betty Fulton-Coleraine & Portstewart

January 20, 2021

Fulton - Coleraine & Portstewart

Noleen, Dessie, Stephen, Julie, Eóin, Brendan, Lucy, Lisa & Luke wish to express our sincere thanks to all who sympathised with us on the passing of our dear Mother, Mother-in-law and Grandmother.  Unfortunately, due to current regulations, those who would have liked to attend the funeral service were unable to do so, but we extend our heartfelt appreciation to everyone for their cards, telephone calls and messages.

A special word of thanks to the amazing health care workers in the MAU and Rehab ward of the Causeway Hospital and the Model Nursing Home for the attention and compassion they showed to Betty throughout the last year. In particular, we thank our dear friend Annemarie for her endless support and advice. 

To those who respectfully remained outside the church for the duration of the mass and subsequent burial, thank you for your support. Your presence was of great comfort to us.  A special thanks to Fr McCaughan who attended Betty in hospital, Fr. McGirr for his pastoral care at home and celebration of the Requiem Mass and Fr. McGrory for his graveside prayers. To Siobhan from Music for Moments for the beautiful music which gracefully enhanced the ceremony and to Ella the church sacristan and those who prepared the grave.  Our appreciation also to Michael Og and Gregory from McKiernan and Sons Funeral Directors who carried out the funeral arrangements in a caring, dignified and professional manner.

Finally, as it is not possible to thank everyone individually, we trust that this acknowledgement will be accepted by all as an expression of our sincere gratitude.  The Holy sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for the intentions of all.

James McLean - Dunloy

January 11, 2021

McLean - Dunloy

Bernie with her sons & daughters and the entire family circle of the late James R.I.P. wish to express their sincere thanks to all those who sympathised with them in their recent bereavement.

A special thanks to Fr. Brennan P.P. for his pastoral care, spiritual support, guidance and celebrating the beautiful Requiem Mass. Also Fr. Blayney and Fr.McNally for co-celebrating the Mass. Thanks to the church sacristans and to Dora and Aimee for the beautiful music which enhanced the service.

We extend our heartfelt appreciation to Marie Curie, Hospice at home, Doctors and District nurses who helped look after James with such care & dignity.

A Special thanks to Dun Lathaí Cuchullains for their help to make the journey to the Church a memorable tribute to James their Club Chairman. The final trip around the grounds was very fitting for James who put so much into his beloved club. To the volunteers, the guard of honour and Eamon Downey for his piping.

It would be impossible to thank everyone individually, so please accept this acknowledgement as a token of our sincere appreciation to anyone who helped in any way. The Holy sacrifice of the mass will be offered for the intentions of all.

Finally, thank you to the McKiernan family for their empathy & professionalism throughout and for their ongoing support.

Mary Queen of the Gael and St. Pio, pray for James and the McLean Family circle at this time.

The month mind Mass will be celebrated on Saturday 13 February 2021.  (Mass will be broadcast live on the Dunloy & Cloughmills Parish Facebook Page)

Edith Shields-Ballymoney

January 15, 2021

Shields (née Scott) - Dunloy

The daughter and entire family circle of the late Edith R.I.P. wish to express their sincere thanks to all those who sympathised with them in their recent bereavement. 

A special thanks to Fr. Brennan P.P. for his spiritual support and guidance. Thanks to those who prepared the grave.

Thanks to the staff at Causeway Hospital and community carers for all the care they gave to Edith. 

The family wish to especially thank the kind relatives, friends, neighbours and members of the wider community who helped them during this difficult time.

Finally, thank you to the McKiernan family for the professional and dignified way in which they carried out the funeral arrangements and for their ongoing support.

Bridie Devenney-Coleraine

January 12, 2021

Devenney - Coleraine

The family circle of the late Bridie R.I.P. wish to express their sincere thanks to all those who sympathised with them in their recent bereavement. 

A special thanks to Fr. Mulhall for his friendship, spiritual support, guidance and celebrating the beautiful Requiem Mass.

Thanks to Music for Moments for the beautiful music, the church sacristan and the Parish Volunteers for their practical support and those who prepared the grave.

Thanks to all the staff of Causeway Hospital for all the care they provided to Bridie especially during this difficult time.

The family wish to especially thank the kind relatives, friends, neighbours and members of the wider community who helped them during this difficult time. Thanks to those who messaged, sent cards and sent donations.

The Holy sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for the intentions of all.

Willie Hardy-Rasharkin

January 04, 2021

Hardy - Rasharkin

The family circle of the late Willie R.I.P. wish to express their sincere thanks to all those who sympathised with them in their recent bereavement.

A special thanks to Fr. McWilliams P.P. for his spiritual support, guidance and celebrating the beautiful Requiem Mass.

Thanks to Niamh McGlinchey for the beautiful music, the church sacristan Henry and to Danny McMullan and those who prepared the grave.

Thanks to Dr Grainne McGurk and district nursing for looking after Willie with such care and dignity.

The family wish to especially thank the kind relatives, friends, neighbours and members of the wider community who helped them during this difficult time. Thanks to those who messaged, sent cards, sent donations and provided the guard of honour that accompanied Willie on his journey to the church.

Final thanks to Michael Og, Gregory and all the McKiernan Family for the caring and compassionate manner in which they carried out the funeral arrangements.

The Holy sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for the intentions of all.

The month mind Mass will be celebrated on Thursday 4th February 2021 at 10am. (Mass will be broadcast live on the Parish Website http://www.stmarysparishrasharkin.org/webcam). 

John McAleese-Ballymoney

December 02, 2020

McAleese-Ballymoney

The family circle of the late John R.I.P. wish to express their sincere thanks to all those who sympathised with them in their recent bereavement. 

A special thanks to Fr. McCaughan for his spiritual support, guidance and for celebrating the beautiful Requiem Mass.  Thanks to the Aimee Doherty for the beautiful music, the sacristan Noel and to Aidan who prepared the grave.

Thanks to all the Doctors, nurses and carers who looked after John with such dignity and respect.

The family wish to especially thank the kind relatives, friends, neighbours and members of the wider community who helped them during this difficult time. Thanks to those who messaged, sent cards, sent donations and provided the guard of honour that accompanied John on his journey to the Church.

The Holy sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for the intentions of all.

The month mind Mass will be celebrated on Saturday 9th January 2021 at 6pm in Our Lady & St. Patrick’s Church, Ballymoney.  (Mass will be streamed live on Our Lady & St. Patrick’s, Ballymoney YouTube channel)

Mina Darragh/McCloskey-Kilrea

December 02, 2020

Darragh/McCloskey -Kilrea

The family circle of the late Mina R.I.P. wish to express their sincere thanks to all those who sympathised with them in their recent bereavement. 

A special thanks to Fr. Cargan P.P. for his spiritual support and guidance and Fr. Ciaran Hegarty for celebrating the beautiful Requiem Mass.  Thanks to the Una McGill for the beautiful music and to those who prepared the grave.

Thanks to the carers who looked after Mina with such dignity.

The family wish to especially thank the kind relatives, friends, neighbours and members of the wider community who helped them during this difficult time. Thanks to those who messaged, sent cards, sent donations and provided the guard of honour that accompanied Mina on her journey to the Church.

Finally our sincere thanks to the McKiernan Family for the caring and compassionate manner in which they carried out the funeral arrangements. 

The Holy sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for the intentions of all.

Anna Lynch - Belfast & Dunloy

December 01, 2020

Lynch– Belfast & Dunloy

The daughter, sons and entire family circle of the late Anna R.I.P. wish to express their sincere thanks to all those who sympathised with them in their recent bereavement.

A special thanks to Fr. Brennan for his spiritual support and guidance and Fr. Blayney for con celebrating the beautiful Requiem Mass and his very moving tribute to Anna. Our thanks also to Moira Crawley who provided the lovely music, the church Sacristans and Wishy Drain for preparing the grave.

The family especially wish to thank the kind relatives, friends, neighbours and members of the wider community who helped them during this difficult time. We understand that many people could not attend the wake or funeral due to the Covid-19 restrictions, but we are very grateful to all those who took time to pay their respects by standing outside our family home and along the roadside to the chapel or who watched the service online.

We are also grateful to the doctors and staff at Clifton Street Surgery and to the Carers from Connected Health for all their help during the last months of Anna’s illness.

And finally, a special word of thanks to the McKiernan family for handling all of the Funeral arrangements with such compassion and care.

A month’s mind Mass for Anna will be celebrated and offered up with thanks and  prayers  for the intentions of  all. 

Sally Reilly-Dunloy

November 30, 2020

Reilly – Dunloy

The sisters, brother and entire family circle of the late Sally R.I.P. wish to express their sincere thanks to all those who sympathised with them in their recent bereavement. 

A special thanks to Fr. Brennan for his spiritual support and guidance and Fr. McNally for con celebrating the beautiful Requiem Mass. Our thanks also to the Gribbin Girls who provided the beautiful music, the church Sacristans and Wishy Drain for preparing the grave.

The family also wish to express their gratitude to the Doctors and staff in the Medical Department of the Causeway Hospital, to the District nurses who attended Sally with such care and compassion and to all the Doctors and staff of the Maine Medical Centre, Cullybackey.

The family wish to especially thank the kind relatives, friends, neighbours and members of the wider community who helped them during this difficult time. Thanks to those who messaged, sent cards, sent donations and provided the guard of honour that accompanied Sally on her journey to the Church.

Finally our sincere thanks to Michael McKiernan & Sons for the caring and compassionate manner in which they carried out the funeral arrangements. 

The Holy sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for the intentions of all.

The months mind Mass for Sally will be celebrated on Sunday 3rd January at 10:30am in St. Joseph’s Church, Dunloy. (Mass will be broadcast live on the Dunloy & Cloughmills Parish Facebook Page).

Nora McNally-Carey & Dunloy

December 01, 2020

McNally – Carey & Dunloy

Paddy and the entire family circle of the late Nora R.I.P. wish to express their sincere thanks to all those who sympathised with them in their bereavement.

A special thanks to the carers, nurses and medical staff for their care and kindness. Many thanks to Fr Albert McNally for his spiritual support, Fr Con Og Boyle for his pastoral visits, and Fr Brennan and Fr Blayney for con celebrating the Requiem Mass. Our thanks also for the professionalism of McKiernan's Funeral Directors, the Gribbin Girls' beautiful music, the church Sacristans and Wishy Drain for preparing the grave.

The family wish to especially thank the kind relatives, friends, neighbours, and members of the wider community who helped them during this time. Thanks to those who sent cards, donations and came to pay their respects as Nora left on her journey to the Church.

The month's mind Mass for Nora will be celebrated on Sunday 27th December at 10 am at St Patrick's Church, Culfeightrin. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for the intentions of all.