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Julia GARDNER 13 March 2020

Gardner (née Dickson) – Julia, March 13, 2020, (peacefully) at the Ulster Hospital, late of Cookstown and Whitehead. Dearly loved wife of the late Johnston, devoted mother to Avril, Nigel, Michael and the late Linda and Robert, a dedicated Grandmother to Scott and Mother-in-Law of Roy. A Service of Thanksgiving was held in R Steenson & Son Funeral Home, 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ on Wednesday, 18 March, followed by interment in Cookstown Cemetery. Very deeply regretted and missed by her entire family and many friends.

John Pitcairn SHEARER 13 March 2020

Shearer March 13, 2020 (peacefully) at the Macmillan Unit Antrim Area Hospital, John Pitcairn, dearly loved husband of Rosemary, 58 Moneymore Road, Cookstown, much loved father, friend and mentor to Fiona, Alan and Colin, father-in-law of Heather and Alison, beloved Pops to Morgan, Blake, Laila and Izabella, dear brother of Etta, brother-in-law of Ian and a much loved uncle. A service of thanksgiving took place in 2nd Moneymore Presbyterian Church on Monday, 16 March, followed by interment in 1st Moneymore Presbyterian Churchyard. Donations in memory, if desired, payable to Steenson Funeral Services (Charities account), 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ for Medecins Sans Frontieres or Sightsavers. Will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all his family and friends.

William John (Billy) IRWIN 1 March 2020

Irwin March 1, 2020 unexpectedly but peacefully at Craigavon Area Hospital, William John (Billy), dearly loved Husband of Hazel, 103 Coolreaghs Road, Cookstown, loving Father to Michael, Laura, Angela and David and a special Granda Billy to his seven grandchildren. A service of thanksgiving took place in Derryloran Parish Church on Friday, 6 March, followed by interment in Ballyeglish Parish Churchyard. Donations in memory, if desired, to Cancer Research UK, c/o Steenson Funeral Services, 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ. Will be greatly missed.

George Allen NELSON 1 March 2020

Nelson March 1, 2020 (peacefully) at home, 98 Knockanroe Road, Stewartstown, George Allen, dearly loved husband of Carol, cherished dad of Richard, Natalie and Scott, father-in-law of Hannah and adoring grandfather of Evie. A service of thanksgiving was held in Derryloran Parish Church on Tuesday, 3 March, followed by interment in Cookstown Cemetery. Donations in memory, if desired, to Motor Neurone Disease Association, c/o Steenson Funeral Services, 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ. Will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all the family circle. Always in our thoughts, forever in our hearts.

Elizabeth Dawn HARKNESS 22 February 2020

Harkness February 22, 2020 (suddenly), Elizabeth Dawn, formerly of Windsor Terrace, Coagh, much loved daughter of the late Samuel and Dorothy Harkness and dear sister of Iona, Brian, Allister, Dennis and Gary. A service of thanksgiving was held in Tamlaght Parish Church on Thursday, 27 February, followed by interment in the adjoining Churchyard. Donations in memory, if desired, to Praxis Care, c/o Steenson Funeral Services, 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ. Will be sadly missed by all the family circle. Peace, perfect peace.

Nicholas Joseph (Nicky) GRAHAM 20 February 2020

Graham February 20, 2020 (very suddenly), Nicholas Joseph (Nicky) ex RUC, PSNI, loving husband of Libby, 104 Claggan Lane, Cookstown, devoted dad to Gary, Steven and Janet, fun loving granddad to Harriet, Isabella, Alfie and Sophie, much loved son of June and the late Jim, a loving father-in-law, brother, brother-in-law and uncle. A service of thanksgiving was held in Desertcreat Parish Church on Sunday, 23 February, followed by a private family burial in the adjoining Churchyard. Donations in memory, if desired, to Desertcreat Parish Church, c/o Steenson Funeral Services, 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ. Will be sorely missed by all the family circle. Beautiful memories treasured forever.

Mildred Elizabeth FERGUSON 19 February 2020

Ferguson February 19, 2020 (peacefully) at the Macmillan Unit, Antrim Area Hospital, Mildred Elizabeth, dearly loved youngest daughter of the late John and Irene Ferguson, precious sister of Margaret (Mahood) and Heather (Clements), a very special aunt, great-aunt and sister-in-law. A service of thanksgiving was held in First Presbyterian Church Cookstown on Saturday, 22 February, following a private family committal. Donations in lieu of flowers can be given to Africa Inland Mission, c/o Steenson Funeral Services, 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ. Very deeply regretted and lovingly remembered by her sorrowing family and the wider family circle. ‘See I have engraved you on the palms of my hands.’ Isaiah Chapter 49 Verse 16

Margaret Elizabeth MARTIN 14 February 2020

Martin (née McGarvey) February 14, 2020 (peacefully) at Antrim Area Hospital, Margaret Elizabeth, dearly loved wife of Jim, 129 Lough Fea Road, Cookstown, loving mum of Trevor, Pamela and Kenny, mother-in-law of Faith, William and Leona, special granny of Hannah, Lucy, Chloe and Alexis and dear sister of Tom, Ernie and David. A service of thanksgiving was held in Claggan Presbyterian Church on Sunday, 16 February, followed by interment in the adjoining Churchyard. Donations in memory, if desired, to Claggan Presbyterian Church, c/o Steenson Funeral Services, 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ. Will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all the family circle. “Safe in the arms of Jesus.”

John CAUSEY 11 February 2020

Causey February 11, 2020 (peacefully) at Antrim Area Hospital, John, 14 Toberlane Road, Cookstown, beloved husband of the late Nan, loving Daddy of John, Hilda, Heather, William and Anna, a much loved father-in-law, grandfather and great-grandfather and dear brother of Anna. A service of thanksgiving was held in First Presbyterian Church Cookstown on 13 February, followed by interment in Cookstown Cemetery.  Donations in memory, if desired, to Molesworth Presbyterian Church c/o Steenson Funeral Services, 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ. Lovingly remembered by all his family and friends. “The Lord is my Shepherd.”

Laura DICKSON 9 February 2020

Dickson – Laura February 9, 2020 passed away peacefully. A service of thanksgiving was held in Cookstown Methodist Church on Wednesday, 12 February, followed by a private family interment. In the hearts of those who loved you.

Margaret LENNOX 9 February 2020

Lennox (née McCrea) February 9, 2020 (peacefully) at Altnagelvin Area Hospital, Margaret, beloved wife of the late Robert, 7A Carrydarragh Road, Moneymore, much loved mother of Lorraine, Sarah, David and Keith, a loving mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother and dear sister of Ruby, David and the late James, John, Jean and Molly. A service of thanksgiving was held in Lissan Parish Church on Tuesday, 11 February, followed by interment in the adjoining Churchyard. Donations in memory, if desired, to Lissan Parish Church Rectory Fund, c/o Steenson Funeral Services, 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ. Lovingly remembered by all the family circle. “At home with the Lord.”

Torben FISCHER 7 February 2020

Fischer February 7, 2020 (peacefully) at Antrim Area Hospital, Torben, devoted husband of Isobel, 8 Morgan Drive, Cookstown, loving dad of Sarah, treasured step-father of Carole and Lesley and dear brother of Hans Joergen. A Service of thanksgiving was held in Derryloran Parish Church on Monday, 10 February, followed by interment in Cookstown Cemetery. Donations in memory, if desired, payable to Steenson Funeral Services (Charities a/c), 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ for Laurel House. Will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all his family and friends. A heart of gold, a smiling face, someone special who cannot be replaced.

John (Johnny) TALBOT 28 January 2020

Talbot January 28, 2020 (peacefully) at Fairfields Care Home, John (Johnny), beloved husband of the late Anne, 50 Stewart Avenue, Cookstown, loving father of Nigel, Karen and Judith, father-in-law of Michael, devoted granda of Sophie and Emma and dear brother of Tommy, May, Betty, Bobby, Ronnie and Irene. A service of thanksgiving was held in Derryloran Parish Church on Friday, 31 January, followed by interment in Ballygoney Presbyterian Churchyard. Donations in memory, if desired, payable to Steenson Funeral Services (Charities Account), 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ for Alzheimer’s Society. He saw the road was getting rough, the hills were hard to climb, he gently closed your loving eyes and said peace be thine.

Samuel (Sam) McKINNEY 23 January 2020

McKinney January 23, 2020 (peacefully) at Fairfields Care Centre, Samuel (Sam), beloved husband of the late Maureen, formerly of 51 Coolreaghs Road, Cookstown, dear brother of Marion and the late Rachel, Ruth, Day and Bertie and a much loved uncle. A Service of thanksgiving took place in 1st Moneymore Presbyterian Church on Saturday, 25 January, followed by interment in the adjoining Churchyard. Will be sadly missed by his sister, nieces, nephews and the entire family circle. Safe in the arms of Jesus.

McKinney Samuel January 23, 2020 the Kirk Session of 1st and 2nd Moneymore Presbyterian Church deeply regret the passing of their highly esteemed Elder Samuel McKinney and tender their sincere sympathy to the family circle. Rev J Montgomery- Minister, J Davison - Clerk of Session.

Jean GLASGOW 12 January 2020

Glasgow January 12, 2020 (peacefully) at home, 26 Glenarney Road, Cookstown, Jean, beloved wife of the late John, much loved mother of Anne, Vera, Derek and the late John and a dear mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. A service of thanksgiving was held in Orritor Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, 15 January, followed by interment in Cookstown Cemetery.  Donations in memory, if desired, payable to Steenson Funeral Services (Charities a/c), 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ for Marie Curie and N.I. Hospice. Will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all the family circle. “Safe in the arms of Jesus.”

Valerie CARSON 11 January 2020

Carson (nee McMenemy) January 11, 2020 (peacefully) at the Macmillan Unit, Antrim Area Hospital, Valerie, 4 River View, Moneymore, beloved wife of the late Jack, cherished mother of Jackie, David and Laverne, mother-in-law of Johnny and the late Carol, devoted granny Val to Andrew, James, Chelsea and James, great-grandmother of Lily and Jack and a dear sister. A service of thanksgiving was held in St. John’s Parish Church on Monday, 13 January, 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 Macmillan Unit, Antrim Area Hospital and St. John’s Parish Church. Will be very sadly missed by all her family and friends. “The Lord is my shepherd.”

George FAULKNER 8 January 2020

Faulkner - George passed away 8 January 2020, suddenly, at home in Adelaide, Australia. Beloved son of the late Jim and Mollie Faulkner (Festival Park, Cookstown) and dear brother of Hazel (Watt). Will be lovingly remembered by all the family circle.

Robert (Robin) BLACK 5 January 2020

Black January 5, 2020 (peacefully) at home, 24 Lower Kildress Road, Cookstown, Robert (Robin), precious husband of Ruth. A service of thanksgiving was held in Orritor Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, 7 January, followed by interment in Cookstown Cemetery. Donations in memory, if desired, to Northern Ireland Hospice c/o Steenson Funeral Services (Charities account), 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ. Will be very sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife, brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, wider family circle and all his friends. A heart of gold, a smiling face, someone special who cannot be replaced.

Black, Robin - Forever in our hearts. Peace perfect peace. You will always be in the thoughts of your late sister Dorothy’s girls Karen; Geraldine; Dawn; Adelle and their families.

Black, Robin – God has you in His keeping, we have you in our hearts. From brother Raymond, sister-in-law Sandra, their children Neil, Andrea, Jason, Nicola and their partners.

Black, Robin – Sadly missed, lovingly remembered. Forever with the Lord. From brother Ian, sister-in-law Jean and family.

Black, Robin – In our hearts your memory lingers. From the Anderson family circle.

Black, Robin – Always in our thoughts, forever in our hearts. From Robert & Iris, Alan and Margaret and families.

Black, Robin - Wonderful memories of one so dear. From sister-in-law Hazel and family.

Joseph MULLAN 3 January 2020

Mullan January 3, 2020 (suddenly), Joseph, 3 Coolreaghs Crescent, Cookstown, dearly loved husband of Gwendoline, devoted father of Lyniah and dear brother of Jean, Albert, Winston, Tom, Frances, Doreen, Walter and the late Renee, William-James, William (Billy), George, Robert, Sam and Margaret. A service of thanksgiving was held in R Steenson & Son Funeral Home on Thursday, 9 January, followed by interment in Cookstown Cemetery. Will be sadly missed.

Isabelle Sheelagh KNIPE 3 January 2020

Knipe (née Blackburn) January 3, 2020 (peacefully) at Antrim Area Hospital, Isabelle Sheelagh, 21 Claggan Manor, Cookstown, dearly loved mother of Christopher and Jonathan, wife of Geoffrey, much loved daughter of Kenneth and the late Kay and dear sister of Herbert, Margaret, Linda, Lesley-Ann, Alison and William. A service of thanksgiving was held in Kildress Parish Church on Sunday, 5 January, followed by interment in the adjoining Churchyard. Will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all her family and friends. At rest with God.

Florence COLEMAN 2 January 2020

Coleman January 2, 2020 (peacefully) at Fairfields Care Centre, Florence, 6 Hillside, Sandholes, Cookstown, dearly loved sister of Madge and the late Joe, Ena and Hazel. A service of thanksgiving was held in Sandholes Presbyterian Church on Sunday, 5 January, followed by interment in the adjoining Churchyard. Donations in memory, if desired, to Sandholes Presbyterian Church c/o Steenson Funeral Services, 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ. Will be sadly missed by all the family circle. Beautiful memories treasured forever.

Albert John LAMBE 23 December 2019

Lambe December 23, 2019 (peacefully) at Antrim Area Hospital, Albert John, 22 Lower Grange Road, Cookstown, beloved husband of the late Margaret, dear father of Michael, Caroline, Sharon, Marie, Ronald, Samantha, William and the late Andrew and a much loved father-in-law, grandfather and great-grandfather. A service of thanksgiving was held in R Steenson & Son Funeral Home on Friday, 27 December, followed by interment in Cookstown Cemetery. Donations in memory, if desired, to Dementia UK c/o Steenson Funeral Services, 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ. Lovingly remembered by all his family and friends. Always in our thoughts, forever in our hearts.

Margaret Winifred (Madge) VINE 1 January 2020

Vine (née Bell) January 1, 2020 (peacefully) at Craigavon Area Hospital, Margaret Winifred (Madge), beloved wife of the late Jimmy, 19 Limekiln Lane, Cookstown, dear sister of Muriel, Ivan and the late William and Gordon and a much loved aunt and great-aunt. A service of thanksgiving was held in Molesworth Presbyterian Church on Saturday, 4 January, followed by interment in Cookstown Cemetery. Donations in memory, if desired, to Molesworth Presbyterian Church c/o Steenson Funeral Services, 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ. Very deeply regretted by all the family circle.

William (Billy) BLACK 17 December 2019

Black December 17, 2019 (peacefully) at Craigavon Area Hospital, William (Billy), dearly loved husband of Edith, 7 Sperrin View, Cookstown, much loved father of Gary, Kim, Ian, Derek and Linda and a dear father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother. A service of thanksgiving was held in R. Steenson & Son Funeral Home on Friday, 20 December, followed by interment in Kildress Parish Churchyard. Donations in memory, if desired, to Charis Cancer Care Centre c/o Steenson Funeral Services, 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ. Lovingly remembered by all the family circle.

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