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McCance – James Stanley (Jimmy), 10th April 2024, peacefully, late of Springwell Drive, Groomsport. Beloved partner of the late Muriel Thompson, adored brother of Meryl, Helen, Derek and the late Betty, Ruth and Nora, cherished uncle and friend to many. A Service of Thanksgiving for Jimmy’s life will be held at 10.45 am on Saturday 13th April 2024 in Lisnabreen Presbyterian Church, followed by committal in Clandeboye Cemetery at 12 noon. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Jimmy, if desired, may be made payable to Parkinson’s UK directly below. Jimmy will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered.

“It’s not just football. It’s life. Glory, Glory, Man Utd!”

 

Gilmore – Edward, 5th April 2024, his loving family by his side, late of Shore Road, Kircubbin. Beloved husband of Margaret, deeply loved dad of Gail, Gillian and Christopher, highly respected and loved father-in-law of JP and Nigel, adored Papa of Christopher, Luke, Calum, Ross and Finn. A Celebration for Edward’s life will be held at 12 noon on Wednesday 10th April 2024 in Adair Funeral Home, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. House strictly private. No flowers please by request. Donations in memory of Edward, if desired, may be made payable to Marie Curie directly below.  Edward will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered.

“A smile for all, a heart of gold, one of the best this world could hold, never selfish, always kind, these are the memories you leave behind.”

 

Wallace – Hazel, 4th April 2024, peacefully, late of Brookfield Drive, Ballywalter. Beloved wife of the late Archie, deeply loved mum of Audrey and the late Alisdair, cherished grandmother, aunt and friend. A Service of Thanksgiving for Hazel’s life will be held at 5.20 pm on Thursday 11th April 2024  in Roselawn Crematorium. No flowers please by request. Donations in memory of Hazel, if desired, may be made payable to Marie Curie directly below. Hazel will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered.

“Abide with me.”

Green – Connie, 23rd March 2024, peacefully, her loving family by her side, late of Meadow Park, Ballywalter. Beloved wife of Billy, deeply loved mum of Martin, Andrew and Carolynne, highly respected mother-in-law of Karen and Robert, adored nanny of Robert, Stuart, Abbie, Caley, Braden and Natasha, cherished sister, aunt and friend. Service in Roselawn Crematorium at 4.40 pm on Friday 29th March 2024. No flowers please by request. Connie will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered.

“Silent thoughts of times together, hold memories that will last forever.”

 

Cully – Catherine (Kathleen), Called Home 17th March 2024, peacefully, her loving family by her side, late of Portavogie. Beloved wife of the late Eric, devoted mother of Eric, Fiona and Roy, highly respected mother-in-law of Jean, Andrew and Astra, loving granny to Gina, Catherine, James, Jenny, Miriam, Rebecca, Samuel and the late John, cherished sister, aunt and friend. A Service of Thanksgiving for Kathleen’s life will be held at 11.00 am on Thursday 21st March 2024 in Trinity Free Presbyterian Church, Portavogie, followed by committal in Kirkistown Cemetery at 12 noon. No flowers please by request. Donations in memory of Kathleen, if desired, may be made payable to Air Ambulance NI directly below. Callers welcome at the family home, Springfield Gardens, Portavogie, between 1.00 pm and 8.00 pm, Tuesday and Wednesday. Kathleen will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered.

“Two tired hands are resting, the voice we loved is still, the one who did so much for us, is resting at God’s will.”

 

Burton – Ella, 11th March 2024, peacefully, her loving family by her side, late of Sunningdale Court, Bangor. Beloved wife of the late Ronnie, loving mother of Mark and the late Ross, adored nanny of Craig and Glenn and great-nanny of Noah. A Service of Thanksgiving for Ella’s life will be held at 3.00 pm on Tuesday 19th March 2024 in Ballycrochan Presbyterian Church, Silverbirch Road, Bangor. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Ella, if desired, may be made payable to Cancer Research UK directly below.  Ella will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered.

“At Home With The Lord.”

With great sadness, we announce the passing of John (Big Jackie) Harbinson on the 7th March 2024, late of The Tides, Portavogie. 32 years a soldier, the great man fought his illness bravely, knowing that his courage would give his family extended time to show their eternal love for him and he in turn, reaffirming his love for them. Jackie decided that it was time to depart this life, peacefully and bravely, while surrounded by his adoring family, upon which he truly doted. As devastatingly painful as it was to see Jackie take his last breath, his family are consoled knowing that he did so letting go of their hands and taking the hand of his late son Robert, to walk into the arms of Jesus. Jackie was married for over 60 years to the absolute love of his life, Jeanette, he is the dearly loved and respected father of John, Karen, Cheryl and the late Robert, a wonderful grandfather, great-grandfather, father-in-law, brother, brother-in-law, uncle and a true friend to many, many people. Big Jackie will be hugely missed by his loving family and his friends and comrades near and far. John (Jackie) Harbinson will be laid to rest beside his late son Robert in Roselawn Cemetery on Tuesday 12th March 2024 at 10.00 am, followed by a Service in Portavogie Presbyterian Church at 12 noon to honour the life of a real character, as anyone who ever had the pleasure to meet Jackie would simply refer to him as, a true gentleman. Jackie’s family extend a warm invitation to join them for refreshments, following the Church Service, at the Quays Restaurant, Portavogie, as an opportunity to share stories about Jackie.

“Think how Jackie must be wishing that we could know today how nothing but our sadness can really pass away. So think of Jack still living in the hearts of those he touched, for nothing loved is ever lost and big Jackie Harbinson was loved so much.”

 

Aston – Ian, 2nd March 2024, following a brave battle with cancer, late of Princetoon Avenue, Portavogie. Loving husband of Nic, proud dad of Lee, Tarah and Daryl, highly respected father-in-law of Annie, Kamy and Karen, cherished brother, uncle and friend. A Celebration for Ian’s life will be held at 2.00 pm on Saturday 9th March 2024 in Roselawn Crematorium. No flowers please by request. Donations in memory of Ian, if desired, may be made payable to Air Ambulance NI directly below. Ian’s family would like to express their sincere thanks to his Hospice Nurse Sharon, the District Nurses and the Respiratory Team for the care and respect shown to Ian during his illness and for the comfort provided to his family. Ian will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered.

“In life he lived for those he loved and those he loved remember.”

 

Palmer – Jean, 20th February 2024, peacefully, at home, her loving family by her side, late of Main Street, Carrowdore. Beloved wife of the late Will, devoted mum of Karen and Dawn, highly respected mother-in-law of Brian and Eamonn, adored nanny of Hollie and her husband Conor, Nikki, Michael and his partner Veronika, Tanya and her fiancée Callum, Ryan and his wife Rachel, Donna and her partner Eric, Matthew and his partner Rachael, doting great-nanny of Lauren, Katie, Caitlyn, Aleisha, Carson, Ceylan, Harry, Thomas, Benjamin, twins Noah and Rory, Grace and Raya. A Service of Thanksgiving for Jean’s life will be held at 10.00 am on Saturday 24th February 2024 in Holy Trinity Parish Church, Ballywalter, followed by committal in Christ Church Cemetery, Carrowdore.  House strictly private. Family flowers only please. Jean will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered.

“A smile for all, a heart of gold, one of the best this world could hold, never selfish, always kind, these are the memories you leave behind.”

Rogers – John Stuart, 31st January 2024, peacefully, his loving family by his side, late of Harbour Road, Ballyhalbert, formerly of Rhyd-y-fro, Swansea. Deeply loved husband of Deborah, devoted dad of John, dearly loved and highly respected father-in-law of Esther, adored brother of Joan, cherished uncle and great-uncle. A Service of Thanksgiving for John’s life will be held at 1.00 pm on Saturday 10th February 2024 in Ards Evangelical Church, Loughries, following a private family committal. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of John, if desired, may be made payable to either Versus Arthritis or NI Chest, Heart & Stroke directly below or via cash or cheque c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. John will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered.

  “He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters.” Psalm 18:16