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David SMITH 5 October 2021

Smith October 5, 2021 (suddenly) at the Royal Blackburn Hospital, David (ex R.U.C. George Cross, P.S.N.I., retired), much loved husband of Rosemary (née McCrea), formerly of Coolmount Way, Cookstown, loving dad of David and Linda, father-in-law of Scott and devoted grandfather of Seraphina and Eleanor. Everyone welcome in R. Steenson & Son Funeral Home, 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ on Saturday, 16 October 4pm – 6pm. Funeral service in Lisnagleer Baptist Church on Sunday, 17 October at 2.00pm, followed by interment in the adjoining Churchyard. (Due to current restrictions, numbers will be limited inside the church, however the service will be relayed outside). Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if desired, to R.U.C. Benevolent Fund c/o Steenson Funeral Services (Charities a/c), (address as above). “In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:6

Malcolm THOM 5 October 2021

Thom October 5, 2021 (peacefully) at Craigavon Area Hospital, Malcolm, 8A Drumearn Road, Cookstown, devoted husband of Elizabeth, beloved father of Vivienne and Ian, father-in-law of Andrew and Diane and grandpa of Helen, Nicholas, Peter, Zara and Anna. A service of thanksgiving was held in Kildress Parish Church on Friday, 8 October, followed by interment in the adjoining Churchyard. Donations in memory, if desired, payable to Steenson Funeral Services (Charities a/c), 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ for Parkinson’s U.K. and Kildress Parish Church. Forever in our hearts.

Maureen GRIMES 3 October 2021

Grimes October 3, 2021 (peacefully) at her son’s home, Maureen, formerly of Hillhall Park, Lisburn and Stewart Avenue, Cookstown, dearly loved mum of Mark, Jonathan and Simon, dear mother-in-law of Julie, Diane and Kerrie and a loving grandmother. A service of thanksgiving was held in Mark’s home on Tuesday, 5 October followed by interment in Cookstown Cemetery. Donations in memory, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses c/o Steenson Funeral Services, 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ. “The Lord is my shepherd.”

Judith DAVIDSON 30 September 2021

Davidson (née Donnelly) September 30, 2021 (suddenly) after a short illness, Judith, 10 Sandy Row, Cookstown, precious fiancée of Raymond, much loved mum of Ethan, devoted daughter of Sandra and special sister of Donna. Family and friends welcome at the home or in R Steenson & Son Funeral Home, 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ on Saturday, 2 October 6pm – 8pm. Funeral service in Cookstown Gospel Hall on Sunday, 3 October at 2.00pm, followed by interment in Cookstown Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society c/o Steenson Funeral Services (address as above). Happiness and contentment.

Joan McKINNEY 25 September 2021

McKinney September 25, 2021 (suddenly) at Antrim Area Hospital, Joan, 40 Gortagammon Road, Tullyhogue, Cookstown, beloved wife of the late Norman, darling mum of Sharon and Christine, dear mother-in-law of Gary and Trevor, cherished Nanny of Kira, Ethan and Alice, much loved sister of Marion, Irene, Catherine and the late Carole and dearest sister-in-law of Ann, Willie and Tom. A service of thanksgiving was held in Ardtrea Parish Church on Tuesday, 28 September, followed by interment in the adjoining graveyard. Donations in memory, if desired, to N.I. Chest, Heart & Stroke c/o Steenson Funeral Services (Charities Account), 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ. Our family chain is broken, nothing seems the same, but as God calls us one by one, the links shall join again.

Pauline BLEEKS 7 September 2021

Bleeks (née Cree) September 7, 2021 (peacefully) at Corkhill Care Centre, Pauline, formerly of Tullyveagh Road, Cookstown, beloved wife of the late George, dearest daughter of Elma and the late Bill Cree, loving mother of Alison, Melody, Joanne and the late Gary, treasured grandmother of Ryan, Amy, Marcus, Bronwyn, Matthew and Joshua and great-grandmother of Grace and Max. A service of thanksgiving was held in Steenson's Funeral Home, on Thursday, 9 September, followed by interment in Cookstown Cemetery. Will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by the entire family circle.

Kathleen SIMPSON 27 August 2021

Simpson August 27, 2021 (peacefully), at the Robinson Memorial Hospital, Kathleen, formerly of Millburn Street, Cookstown, beloved daughter of the late Bobby and Mary Simpson, precious sister of Billy, Maureen, Brian, Joan, Stanley, Stephanie, Karen and the late Liz and Tom and a much loved sister-in-law, aunt and great-aunt. A service of thanksgiving was held in Derryloran Parish Church on Sunday, 29 August, followed by interment in Cookstown Cemetery. Donations in memory, if desired, to Robinson Memorial Hospital c/o Steenson Funeral Services (Charities account), 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ. God has you in His keeping, we have you in our hearts.

Crena ADAIR 25 August 2021

Adair (née Black) August 25, 2021 (peacefully), at the Ulster Hospital, Crena, formerly of 3 Glenavon Park, Cookstown, beloved wife of the late Garry, dearly loved mother of Garry and Robin, mother-in-law of Emma and Heather and treasured granny to Tom, Harry, Hannah, Patrick, Ellen, Megan and Erin. A service of thanksgiving was held in First Presbyterian Church Cookstown on Saturday, 28 August, followed by interment in Cookstown Cemetery. Donations in memory, if desired, to Marie Curie c/o Steenson Funeral Services, 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ. “Thine be the glory.”

Constance Linda (Connie) CARMICHAEL 23 August 2021

Carmichael August 23, 2021 (peacefully), at Antrim Area Hospital, Constance Linda (Connie), formerly of 6 Queen’s Avenue, Cookstown, dear sister of Brenda and the late Walter and Norman and a much loved sister-in-law, aunt and great-aunt. A service of thanksgiving was held in Derryloran Parish Church on Wednesday, 25 August, followed by interment in Cookstown Cemetery. Donations in memory, if desired, to Parkinson’s U.K. c/o Steenson Funeral Services, 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ. In the hearts of those who loved you.

Kathleen Elizabeth NEWELL 20 August 2021

Newell (née Catherwood) August 20, 2021 (suddenly), at home, 16 Chambre Park, Stewartstown, Kathleen, dearly loved wife of John, devoted mother to Alistair, Elaine and Kyle, a loving mother-in-law and grandmother, dearest sister of James, Thomasina, Gordon and the late Nathaniel and a dear sister-in-law. A private funeral took place on Tuesday, 31 August. Donations in memory, if desired, to N.I. Chest, Heart & Stroke c/o Steenson Funeral Services, 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ. Loved with everlasting love.

Lindsay COTTON 9 August 2021

Cotton August 9, 2021 (suddenly), at Drapersfield House Nursing Home, Lindsay, formerly of 17 Drumgrass Road, Cookstown, beloved son of the late John and Marion Cotton, dearest brother of Muriel, Wesley and Eveleen and a dear brother-in-law and uncle. A service of thanksgiving was held in Lissan Parish Church on Thursday, 12 August, followed by interment in the adjoining Churchyard. Donations in memory, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society c/o Steenson Funeral Services, 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ. A truly gentle soul who will be missed by all who knew him.

Raymond Leslie HEWITT 26 July 2021

Hewitt July 26, 2021 (peacefully) at home, 26 Main Street, Tullyhogue, Cookstown, Raymond Leslie, husband of Ruth, father of Alison, Helen and Bryan, father-in-law of Philip, Dave and Julie, grandad of James, Ben and Alex, brother of Yvonne, Cecil, Kate and William and brother-in-law of Randal, Renee and John. A loving and much loved husband, father, father-in-law, grandad, brother and brother-in-law. A service of thanksgiving was held in Desertcreat Parish Church on Thursday, 29 July, followed by interment in the adjoining Churchyard. Donations in memory, if desired, payable to Steenson Funeral Services (Charities Account), 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ for Marie Curie and N.I. Hospice. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal.

William Robert (Bobby) JEFFERS 20 July 2021

Jeffers July 20, 2021 (suddenly), William Robert (Bobby), 24 Letteran Road, Cookstown, beloved husband of the late Hazel, dearly loved dad of Maurice, Jonathan and Adam and a loving father-in-law, grandfather and brother. A service of thanksgiving was held in Derryloran Parish Church on Friday 23 July, followed by interment in Cookstown Cemetery. Donations in memory, if desired, to P.S.P. Association, c/o Steenson Funeral Services, 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ. Will be very sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all the family circle.

Aaron Louis WILSON 19 July 2021

Wilson July 19, 2021 (suddenly), Aaron, 18 Crossglebe, Sandholes, Cookstown, much loved husband of Laura and devoted father of William and Luella. A service of thanksgiving was held in Derryloran Parish Church on Thursday, 22 July, followed by interment in Cookstown Cemetery. Donations in memory, if desired, to N.I. Chest, Heart & Stroke c/o Steenson Funeral Services (Charities a/c), 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

Mina SHEPHERD 14 July 2021

Shepherd (née Davidson) July 14, 2021 (peacefully) at home, Mina, 47 Ballybeg Road, Dungannon, beloved wife of the late Edgar, dearly loved mother of June, Thomas, Sterling, Alan and Muriel, mother-in-law of Jim, Adrienne, Annie, Stephanie and Gary and a much loved grandmother and great-grandmother. A service of thanksgiving was held in First Stewartstown Presbyterian Church on Friday, 16 July, followed by interment in the church graveyard. Donations in memory, if desired, payable to Steenson Funeral Services (Charities a/c), 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ for First Stewartstown Presbyterian Church Repair Fund and Marie Curie Cancer Care. “Absent from the body, present with the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 5:8

Isabel Crooks 7 July 2021

Crooks (née Crooks) July 7, 2021, (peacefully) at Fairfields Care Centre, Sadie Isabel, 164 Drum Road, Cookstown, beloved wife of the late Ernest Crooks, dear friend of John Service, mother of James (Lorraine), dear sister of Margaret and sister-in-law of John. A service of thanksgiving took place in R. Steenson & Son Funeral Home on Friday, 9 July, followed by interment in Cookstown Cemetery. Donations in memory, if desired, to Air Ambulance N.I. c/o Steenson Funeral Services, (Charities a/c), 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ. Will be sadly missed by all her family and friends.

John S HAGGAN 5 July 2021

Haggan July 5, 2021 (peacefully) at Craigavon Area Hospital, John S., dearly loved husband of Noreen, 26A Glencon Road, Newmills, Dungannon. A private funeral took place on Thursday, 8 July. Will be very sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife, son Jan, daughter-in-law Maureen, grandchildren Conall and Jana and sister Jill. "In the hearts of those who loved you."

Dorothy JUNK 25 June 2021

Junk (née Wilkinson) June 25, 2021 (peacefully) at home, surrounded by her family, Dorothy, 6 Lisnanane Lane, Sandholes, Cookstown, much loved mum of Patricia and Alistair, mother-in-law of Colin and Marina and devoted nanny of Lynsey and Lee. A service of thanksgiving was held in Sandholes Presbyterian Church on Sunday, 27 June, followed by interment in the adjoining Churchyard. Donations in memory, if desired, to Sandholes Presbyterian Church c/o Steenson Funeral Services (Charities a/c), 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ. Will be very sadly missed by all her family and friends. “Safe in the arms of Jesus.”

Peggy SLOAN 25 June 2021

Sloan (née McVicker) June 25, 2021 (peacefully) at home, surrounded by her family, Peggy, 9 Limekiln Lane, Cookstown, beloved wife of the late Hugh, loving and devoted mother of Trevor, Alan and Christine, mother-in-law of Doreen, Christine and Trevor, treasured grandmother of Laura, Roger, Peter, Stephen, Kathryn, Timothy, Rebecca and Andrew and a special great-grandmother. A service of thanksgiving was held in Cookstown Baptist Church on Sunday, 27 June, followed by interment in Cookstown Cemetery. Donations in memory, if desired, to Irish Baptist College c/o Steenson Funeral Services (Charities a/c), 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ. Remembered with love by all the family circle. “I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” Psalm 23 v 6.

Maria CUDDY 20 June 2021

Cuddy (née Gilkinson) June 20, 2021 (peacefully) at the Royal Victoria Hospital, surrounded by her loving family, Maria, 20 Terrenew Road, Castlecaulfield, Dungannon, beloved wife of the late Harry, much loved mummy of Jennifer, Robert, Judith and Lorraine, mother-in-law of Ian, Arlene, Derek and Paul, a devoted granny and great-granny and dearest sister of Sandy and the late Tommy, Derek and Irene. A service of thanksgiving was held in St Michael's Parish Church on Tuesday, 22 June, followed by interment in adjoining Churchyard. A recording of the funeral service will be available via the church website from Tuesday evening onwards. Donations in memory, if desired, to Air Ambulance N.I. c/o Steenson Funeral Services (Charities a/c), 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ. Will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all the family circle. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

Gilmore MAGEE 18 June 2021

Magee June 18, 2021, (peacefully) at Antrim Area Hospital, Gilmore, 106 Morgans Hill Road, Cookstown, beloved husband of the late Madge, adored daddy and father-in-law of Darryll and his partner Geraldine, Kyra and her husband Andy and Gail, devoted granda of Jessica, Sophie, Drew, Jason, Matthew, Gem, Leah and Morgan, great-granda of Kayden and Arlo and dearest brother of Ronnie and the late Ernie. Funeral took place from his late home on Sunday, 20 June for burial in Cookstown Cemetery. Donations in memory, if desired, to N.I. Chest, Heart & Stroke Association c/o Steenson Funeral Services, 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ. Will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all his family and friends at home and abroad. “At home with the Lord.”

Eileen McCARTNEY 7 June 2021

McCartney (née McCloy) June 7, 2021, peacefully, surrounded by her loving family at the Macmillan Unit Antrim Area Hospital, Eileen, dearly loved wife of George, 77 Sweep Road, Cookstown, much loved mum of Ian and Gillian, dear mother-in-law of Julie and Paul and devoted grandmother of Matthew, Harry, Jamie and Leo. A service of thanksgiving was held in Derryloran Parish Church on Wednesday, 9 June, followed by interment in Cookstown Cemetery. Donations in memory, if desired, to Motor Neurone Disease Association N.I. c/o Steenson Funeral Services, 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ. Absent from the body, present with the Lord.

Vernon Ernest (Ernie) THOM 6 June 2021

Thom – Vernon Ernest (Ernie), June 6, 2021 (peacefully) at Antrim Area Hospital, late of Garden Village, Antrim and formerly of Cookstown. Dearly beloved Husband of Evelyn, father of Vernon and the late Lauren and Warren, much loved son of Vernon and Gwennie and dear brother of Gwyneth, Adrian and Arnold. A service of thanksgiving for Ernie's life was held in Bairds funeral home, Antrim on Wednesday 9th June 2021, followed by interment in six mile cemetery. Donations in memory, if desired, made payable by cheque to Mid Antrim Animal Sanctuary c/o Bairds of Antrim, 71 Church Street Antrim BT41 4BE, Or visit www.bairdsfuneralservice.com to donate online. Lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife and entire family circle.

Leon Richard (Geordie) STEWART 4 June 2021

Stewart June 4, 2021, at Craigavon Area Hospital, after a short illness, Leon (Geordie), late of Milburn Close, Cookstown and formerly of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. A service of thanksgiving was held in Brigh Presbyterian Church on Sunday, 6 June, followed by interment in Desertcreat Parish Churchyard. Donations in memory, if desired, to RAF Benevolent Fund c/o Steenson Funeral Services, 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ. Will be very sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all his friends and family. Peacefully sleeping free from all pain, we wouldn’t awake you to suffer again.

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