Acknowledgements

Freda McMullan-Rasharkin

October 12, 2021

Denis, the sons, daughters and the entire family circle of the late Freda (RIP) wish to express their sincere thanks to all those who sympathised with them during their recent bereavement.

A special thanks to Fr Fulton for his spiritual support and celebrating the beautiful Requiem Mass and to Fr McWilliams (P.P) for his pastoral visits and prayers.

Thanks to Niamh Mc Glinchey for the beautiful music, the sacristan and those who prepared the grave.

The family wish to thank relatives, neighbours, friends, and members of the community for the support and kindness provided to them during such a difficult time.  Thanks to all those who called, sent messages, letters, cards , made donations and gathered along the route to the Church on the day of the funeral we are truly grateful.

We would like to express our thanks to all the staff in the Renal Unit Antrim, NIAS, the Care Team and Kilrea Health Centre for the tremendous care provided to Freda in the last few years.

A special thanks to McKiernan Funeral Directors for the professional, compassionate and dignified manner in which they carried out the funeral arrangements and for the invaluable guidance provided to us all throughout such a difficult time.

We trust this acknowledgement will be accepted as a token of our sincere appreciation to all. 

Thompson-Garvagh

October 18, 2021

The wife and entire family circle of the late Desmond (Dessie) wish to express their sincere thanks to all those who sympathised with them in their recent bereavement. 

Special thanks to Rev Colin Martin for visiting Dessie in hospital and for his words of comfort and spiritual support during the bereavement, for conducting the funeral service and for his continued prayers.

Thanks to the organist, the caretaker and those who prepared the grave.

Thanks to the Staff of Causeway Hospital for all the care they provided to Dessie in his final days.

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 to those who lined the funeral route to pay their respects or attended the funeral service at Ringsend Presbyterian Church.

Final thanks to McKiernan Funeral Directors for the professional and dignified manner in which they carried out the funeral arrangements.

As it is impossible to thank everyone individually, please accept this acknowledgement as a token of our sincere appreciation.

Ciaran Dougan-Dunloy

October 17, 2021

Dougan - Dunloy

Rosie and the entire family circle of the late Ciaran 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. Blayney and to Fr. Mulholland and Fr. McNally for con-celebrating the beautiful Requiem Mass. Special thanks to Fr. Mulholland and Malachy Curtis for their spiritual support throughout Ciaran’s illness.

Thanks to Bronagh, Caitlin and Grainne for the beautiful music during the service, the Sacristan and Wishy Drain for his respectful and tidy preparation of the grave.

Thanks to all the Doctors, nurses and staff in The Frocess Medical Centre and Laurel House for the care and kindness they provided to Ciaran.

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 telephoned, messaged, sent cards and sent donations, as well as those who gathered along the route from the family home to St. Joseph’s Church, Dunloy.

A very special thanks to Michael-Óg and the McKiernan Family for their professionalism, compassion and the dignified way they carried out the funeral arrangements and for their invaluable guidance and support given to us all throughout this very difficult time.

As it would be impossible to thank individually all those whose kindness has brought such comfort to us, we trust that this acknowledgement will be accepted by all with our sincere thanks.

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

The month mind mass for Ciaran will be celebrated on Sunday 14th November at 10.30am in St. Joseph’s Church, Dunloy.

Gregory McDonnell-Kilrea & Greenlough

October 01, 2021

McDonnell – Kilrea/Greenlough

Malachy and the McDonnell family would like to acknowledge the many expressions of sympathy and gestures of kindness shown to them during this sad and very difficult time. We offer our heartfelt thanks to everyone who telephoned, sent cards, letters, emails, floral tributes and messages of sympathy through social media. We would especially like to extend our thanks to our friends (both here and abroad) and neighbours for their kindness over the past few weeks. We truly appreciate your support and are forever grateful.

Also, sincere thanks to all those who attended the funeral, those who came out to pay their respects along the route to the church and to everyone who watched the service online.

We also offer thanks to Fr Eamon Graham for his spiritual support to the family and Fr Dermott Harkin for his pastoral care and celebrating the very fitting funeral Mass.

Many thanks to the Gribben sisters for the beautiful music and singing.

Thank you to Mc Kiernan Funeral Directors, Kilrea for the extremely dignified and compassionate service throughout. Their professionalism and attention to detail and caring for us all during this very difficult time was very much noted and appreciated.

We trust that this acknowledgment will be accepted by all as a token of our deep appreciation. The holy sacrifice of the Mass will be offered in thanksgiving for the intentions of all.

May Gregory Rest in Peace.

Margaret McQuillan-Dunloy

October 09, 2021

McQuillan - Dunloy                                                                                                                         

The family circle of the late Margaret 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. Blayney for his spiritual support, guidance and celebrating the beautiful Requiem Mass and to Fr. Brennan, Fr. McNally and Fr. PJ McCamphill for con-celebrating the Mass and their pastoral care over the years.

Sincere thanks to Oonagh O’Kane District Nurse for all the care and support she provided to the family and Dr. Brown of Ballymoney Health Centre.

Thanks to the Gribbin Girls for the beautiful music, the sacristan and those who prepared the grave.

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 those who gathered along the route to the Church on the day of the funeral, we are truly grateful.

Thanks to Sue-Anne, Gregory and Michael-Og McKiernan for the dignified and professional 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’s mind Mass for Margaret will be celebrated on Tuesday 9th November at 7:30pm in St. Joseph’s Church, Dunloy.

Marcella McWilliams-Kilrea

September 16, 2021

McWilliams - Kilrea

Francis, Barry, Brenda, Francine, Claire and the family circle of the late Marcella R.I.P. wish to express their sincere thanks to all those who sympathised with them in their recent sudden bereavement.

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

Thanks to the Gribbin Girls for the beautiful music during the service and to Wishy Drain for his respectful and tidy preparation of the grave.

The family wish to especially thank the kind relatives, friends, neighbours, work colleagues and members of the wider community who helped them during this difficult time. Thanks to those who messaged, paid tribute online, sent cards, sent donations, all those who gathered along the route and to Crossroads Primary School who provided the guard of honour that accompanied Marcella on her journey to the Church.

A very special word of thanks to Michael-óg and the McKiernan family for the very dignified, professional manner and the sincere compassion which was shown to all of us throughout this difficult time and on the day of the Funeral Mass.

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

The Month’s Mind Mass for Marcella will be celebrated on Sunday 17th October at 10:30am in St. Mary's Church, Drumagarner.

Archie McGowan-Dunloy

August 30, 2021

McGowan – Dunloy

The daughter, son and family circle of the late Archie 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. Blayney for his kindness and friendship over the years and his spiritual support and guidance at the time of the funeral and Fr. McNally and Fr. PJ McCamphill for con-celebrating the beautiful Requiem Mass with Fr. Blayney.

Thanks to Moira Crawley for the beautiful music, the sacristan and those who prepared the grave.

Thanks to Dr. J McKelvey and all the Doctors, nurses and staff of Cullybackey Health Centre, District Nursing Team, Kennedy’s Pharmacy and the carers for all their help and kindness to Archie and the family over the years.

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, as well as those who gathered along the route from dad’s home to Dunloy on the day of his funeral, we are truly grateful.

Finally thanks to the McKiernan Family for the professional and dignified 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 for Archie will be celebrated on Saturday 2nd October at 6pm in St. Joseph’s Church, Dunloy.

Daniel Maurice Stewart-Coleraine

August 05, 2021

Stewart - Coleraine

Bernie and the family circle of the late Danny wish to express their sincere thanks to all those who sympathised with them in their recent bereavement. 

A special thanks to Rev. Ivan Hunter for his spiritual support, guidance and celebrating the graveside service and thanks to those who prepared the grave.

Thanks to the Drs, nurses and staff of Inver 4 Holywell Hospital and Antrim Hospital for all the care they gave to Danny during his final days.

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 gathered at the family home and Portstewart Cemetery on the day of the funeral.

Eamon Breen-Larne

August 06, 2021

Breen - Larne

Barney, Mary Theresa, James, and the entire family circle of the late Eamon R.I.P. wish to express their sincere thanks to all those who sympathised with them in their recent bereavement.

Our heartfelt thanks to the many friends, neighbours, work colleagues and extended family circle for their kindness in calling at our home. For those who telephoned, sent Mass cards, letters and messages of sympathy, floral tributes, as well as those who made charitable donations, and to all those from near and far who attended the funeral, we are truly grateful.

A sincere thanks to Fr. O’Brien for his spiritual support, guidance and celebrating the beautiful Requiem Mass. Thanks to the Aimee McAllister for the beautiful music, the sacristan, church volunteers and those who prepared the grave.

A special word of thanks to Dr Gordon Alexander, and the team of doctors and community nurses of Corran Surgery, Larne and to the staff of the Pharmacy of Gloucester Road Medical Centre for their excellent medical attention during Eamonn’s illness. We express our sincere thanks to the Hospice team who cared for Eamonn at home with unfailing kindness and dedication, and in particular to Shauvan McKeown.

Thanks also to Michael Og and the McKiernan Family for the sensitive, professional, and dignified way in which they carried out the funeral arrangements and supported the family.

As it would be impossible to thank individually all those whose kindness has brought such comfort to us, we trust that this acknowledgement will be accepted by all with our sincere thanks. The Holy sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for the intentions of all.

Tony Molloy-Kilrea

July 28, 2021

Molloy-Kilrea

The family of the late Tony wish to acknowledge the many expressions of sympathy and gestures of kindness shown to us following our sad loss.

We offer our heartfelt thanks to the many friends, neighbours and well-wishers who provided emotional and practical support for us at this difficult time. For those who telephoned, travelled, sent floral tributes, cards and messages of condolences, as well as those who gathered along the route from dad’s home to Drumagarner Church on the day of his funeral, we are truly grateful.

A special word of thanks to all those who participated in the funeral Mass, Fr. Cargan, the musicians, and especially McKiernan’s Funeral Directors for their sensitive and professional handling of arrangements.

We extend our deepest appreciation and gratitude to all those who offered medical care and support particularly the medical staff at Antrim hospital, the Macmillan Unit, Kilrea Health Centre and McCloys chemist. To those who helped in any way, your contribution made our loss more bearable. As it would be impossible to thank everyone individually please accept this acknowledgement as an expression of our deepest gratitude. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for your intentions.

Tony’s month’s mind Mass will take place on 28th August 6.00pm at St Mary’s Church Drumagarner.