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George Hughes 28 September 2022

Hughes September 28, 2022 (suddenly) at Weaver’s House Care Home, George, son of the late William and Sarah Hughes and dearly loved brother of Eleanor, Norman, Harold, Johnston, Kathleen, Derek, Ronald and Desmond. Funeral arrangements to follow. Family flowers only please. The day Thou gavest, Lord, is ended.

David John Bruce 17 September 2022

Bruce September 17, 2022 at Craigavon Area Hospital, David John (Davy), ‘Alder Lodge’ 9 Killyneedan Road, Sandholes, Cookstown, beloved husband of the late Florence Margaret, loving dad of Harvey, Lyn (Newbury) and Trevor (Doreen), special granda of Steven, Linda, David, William, Amy, Katie and Callum, a treasured great-granda and dear brother of the late Jim, Molly and Billy. A service of thanksgiving was held at his late home on Tuesday, 20 September, followed by interment in Desertcreat Parish Churchyard. Donations in memory, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society c/o Steenson Funeral Services, (Charities a/c), 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ. Sweet memories will linger forever.

Philip Espie 10 September 2022

Espie September 10, 2022 (peacefully) at Antrim Area Hospital, Philip, 111 Stewart Avenue, Cookstown, treasured fiancé of Libby, beloved daddy of Davina and Jill, loving grandfather of Ashley, Louise and Stacey and dearest brother of Eyvonne, Dennis, Deborah, Edwin (Eddie) and Paul. A service of thanksgiving was held in R Steenson & Son Funeral Home on Tuesday, 20 September, followed by a private cremation. Donations in memory, if desired, to Help For Heroes c/o Steenson Funeral Services, 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ. Faugh-A-Ballagh.

Shirley Hudson 10 September 2022

Hudson (née Campbell) September 10, 2022 (peacefully) at Antrim Area Hospital, Shirley, 14 Cooke Crescent, Cookstown, dearly loved wife of Albert, special mother of Derek, Linda and Andrew, devoted granny to Chloe, Ben, Madison, Jake, Molly, Emily and Luke and dear sister of the late Joy and Ida. A service of thanksgiving was held in Derryloran Parish Church on Tuesday, 13 September, followed by interment in Cookstown Cemetery. Donations in memory, if desired, payable to Steenson Funeral Services (Charities account), 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ for Derryloran Parish Church and Ward A3 Antrim Area Hospital. Safe in the arms of Jesus.

Colin Wilson 2 September 2022

Wilson September 2, 2022 (suddenly), Colin, formerly of Cookstown, dearest son of Fred and the late Pam Wilson, dear father of Emma-Jayne, Jessica and Jodie and brother of Samantha and Ivan. A service of thanksgiving was held in R. Steenson & Son Funeral Home on Wednesday, 7 September, followed by interment in Cookstown Cemetery. Will be sadly missed by all the family circle.

Stewart Black 3 September 2022

Black September 3, 2022 (peacefully) at Antrim Area Hospital, Stewart, 5 Toberlane Road, Cookstown, dearly loved husband of Hilary, loving father of Arlene and Ian, father-in-law of Samuel Ferson and treasured granda of Joe and Hannah. A service of thanksgiving was held in Molesworth Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, 6 September, 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 and lovingly remembered by all the family circle.

Joyce Smallwood 30 August 2022

Smallwood (née Mills) August 30, 2022 (suddenly) at Antrim Area Hospital, Joyce, formerly of Cooke Crescent, Cookstown, wife of the late Albert, much loved mum of Hayley and her partner Fred, loving granny of Fallon and her partner Paul, Nicki and his wife Kelly, great-granny of Ariana and dear sister of Tommy, Alan, Ann and the late Beth and Renée. Everyone welcome in R Steenson & Son Funeral Home, 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ on Thursday evening, 1 September 7pm - 9pm. Funeral service in the funeral home on Friday, 2 September at 1.00pm, followed by interment in Cookstown Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if desired, to Dementia N.I. c/o Steenson Funeral Services (address as above). Will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all the family circle.

Lynne Rutledge 27 August 2022

Rutledge (née Davies) August 27, 2022 (peacefully) at Craigavon Area Hospital, Lynne, 19 Rockdale Road, Sandholes, Cookstown, dearly loved wife of Cyril, mother of Charlotte (Kevin) and Rupert (Jo) and grandma to Cillian and Rian. A service of thanksgiving was held in R Steenson & Son Funeral Home on Monday, 5 September, followed by a private cremation. Donations in memory, if desired, to M.S. Society c/o Steenson Funeral Services, 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ. No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away.

Jennifer Dunn 29 August 2022

Dunn (née Young) August 29, 2022 (peacefully) at home, after a long illness, Jennifer, 7 Millane Manor, Cookstown, dearly loved wife of Joe, much loved mum of Claire (Connor) and Joy (Chris), special granny to Daniel, cherished daughter of Joyce and the late Freddie and loving sister of Lesley, Malcolm, Neill, Rodney and Rosalin. A service of thanksgiving was held in Derryloran Parish Church on Thursday, 1 September, followed by interment in Cookstown Cemetery. Donations in memory, if desired, to Hope House Ireland c/o Steenson Funeral Services (Charities account), 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ. Will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all her family circle. At rest with God.

Georgina Shaw 26 August 2022

Shaw (née Robinson) August 26, 2022 at home, 44 The Dales, Cookstown, Georgina, beloved wife of the late Billy, much loved mother of Valerie and Jocelyn, dear mother-in-law of John and Richard, loving nana of Barbara, Caroline, William, Rebecca and Ben, great-grandmother of James and Andrew and dearest sister of the late Mary, Tommie, Peg, Anna and Roseabelle. A service of thanksgiving was held in First Presbyterian Church Cookstown on Monday, 29 August, followed by a private burial in Cookstown Cemetery. 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. God saw the rugged pathway was getting hard to climb, so He closed those weary eyelids and whispered thou art mine.

Desmond (Dessie) Cheevers 13 August 2022

Cheevers August 13, 2022 (peacefully) at Ann’s Care Home, Dungannon, Desmond (Dessie), formerly of Orritor Road, Cookstown, son of the late Thomas and Winifred Cheevers and a much loved brother and uncle. A private funeral took place on Monday, 15 August. Will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all the family circle.

Margaret (Judy) Hammond 12 August 2022

Hammond (née Espie) August 12, 2022 (peacefully) at Corkhill Care Centre, Margaret known as Judy, 71 Ballymaguire Road, Stewartstown, beloved wife of the late Johnnie and dear sister of Jean and the late Bobby, Dickie, Sammie, Ida, Mina, Billy and Nancy and a much loved aunt, great-aunt and great-great-aunt. A service of thanksgiving was held in Brigh Presbyterian Church on Monday, 15 August, followed by interment in the adjoining Churchyard. Donations in memory, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society c/o Steenson Funeral Services (Charities account), 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ. Lovingly remembered by all the family circle. “The day Thou gavest, Lord, is ended.”

Samuel Alexander (Sam) Stewart 11 August 2022

Stewart August 11, 2022 (peacefully) at the Macmillan Unit Antrim Area Hospital, surrounded by his three children, Samuel Alexander (Sam), formerly of Castle Court, Cookstown, much loved Dad to Natasha, Dean, Mykylea and their partners, loving Granda Sam to Hannah, Chloe, Lily, Jake, Freya, Eva and Erin, son of the late James and Hannah and dear brother of Billy, Mary, Tommy, Elizabeth, Stanley, Sandra and the late Anna, Freddie, Dorothy, Isaac and Robert. A service of thanksgiving was held in R Steenson & Son Funeral Home on Tuesday, 16 August, followed by a private cremation. Donations in memory, if desired, cheques payable to Steenson Funeral Services (Charities a/c), 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ for Macmillan Unit Antrim Area Hospital. Will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all his family and friends.

Edward (Eddie) McCartney 6 August 2022

McCartney August 6, 2022 (peacefully) at Antrim Area Hospital, Edward Davidson (Eddie), 18 Claggan Lane, Cookstown, much loved Husband of Martha, dearly loved Father of Karen (late Stephen) and Mark, dearest Grandfather of Ryan (Laura) and Hannah (Michael), Great-Grandfather of Breagh Rose and dear brother of Jim (Gwen), Moira (Dave) and the late Joyce (Stuart). A service of thanksgiving was held in Derryloran Parish Church on Tuesday, 9 August, 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 Cancer Focus N.I. and Parkinson’s U.K. Will be sadly missed by his extended family and friends. Always in our thoughts, forever in our hearts.

Elma Oxtoby 27 July 2022

Oxtoby (née Anderson and formerly Cree) July 27, 2022 (peacefully) at her granddaughter Melody’s home, 43 Parkmount, Cookstown, BT80 8AY, Elma, late of Chapel Street, Cookstown, beloved wife of the late Bill Cree and the late Bill Oxtoby, dearest mother of the late Pauline, mother-in-law of the late George, devoted nanny of Alison, Melody, Joanne and the late Gary, great-granny of Ryan, Amy and Marcus and great-great-granny of Bronwyn, Matthew, Joshua, Grace and Max. A service of thanksgiving was held in Cookstown Methodist Church on Saturday, 30 July, followed by interment in Cookstown Cemetery. Will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by the entire family circle.

John Leonard (Jack) McKinney 18 July 2022

McKinney July 18, 2022 (peacefully) in hospital, after a short illness, in his 102nd year, John Leonard (Jack), late of Cookstown, loving Husband of the late Lottie, devoted Father of Jacqueline, Grandfather of Paul and adored Great-Grandfather of Emma, Chloe, Ryan and Lucie. A service of thanksgiving was held in Molesworth Presbyterian Church on Friday, 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. Sadly missed. Peace, perfect peace.

Emily Charles 19 July 2022

Charles (née Wilson) July 19, 2022 (peacefully) after a short illness, Emily, 25 Wellbrook Road, Cookstown, dearly loved Wife of Ronnie, precious Mummy of Nicola (Gareth) and Leanne (Roddy), very special Granny to Jack, Rachel, Sam, Matthew, Luke and Zac and devoted Sister of Thomas and the late George. A service of thanksgiving was held in Cookstown Methodist Church on Friday, 22 July, followed by interment in Kildress Parish Churchyard. Donations in memory, if desired, to Charis Cancer Care c/o Steenson Funeral Services (Charities a/c), 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ. “Goodbyes are not forever. Goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean i’ll miss you, until we meet again.”

Sadie Coulter 18 July 2022

Coulter July 18, 2022 (peacefully) at home, in her 94th year, Sadie, 19 Cloghog Road, Cookstown, daughter of the late Daniel and Margaret Coulter and much loved sister of Vina, Florrie and the late Jim, Lily, Gretta, Dennis and Ross. A service of thanksgiving was held in Molesworth Presbyterian Church on Thursday, 21 July, followed by interment in Cookstown Cemetery. Donations in memory, if desired, to Stewartstown Health Centre 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.”

Mary Wilson 15 July 2022

Wilson July 15, 2022 (suddenly) at home, 69 Beechway, Cookstown, Mary, beloved Daughter of the late Harper and Margaret Wilson, dear Mum of Maxine, Heather and Roy, Mother-in-law of Tyrone, Grandmother of Glenn, Grace (Connor) and Bethany (Chiron), Great-Grandmother of Henry and Eden and dearest Sister of Jordan, Harold, Harper, Jacqueline and Betty. A service of thanksgiving was held in her late home on Wednesday, 20 July, followed by interment in St. Swithin’s Parish Churchyard, Magherafelt. 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. Will be lovingly remembered by all her close family and friends. “I thank my God upon every remembrance of you.” Philippians 1v3

Wilson – Mary passed away 15 July 2022. Deeply regretted by your friends Honor and Stephen. “The Lord is my shepherd."

Henry (Harry) Patterson 15 July 2022

Patterson July 15, 2022 (peacefully) at Fairfields Care Centre, Harry, formerly of Church Street, Cookstown, beloved son of the late Henry and Sarah Patterson, dearest brother of Tom, Irene and the late Joe, Bertie, Billy, Sadie, Bobby and Isaac and a dearly loved uncle and great-uncle. A service of thanksgiving was held in R Steenson & Son Funeral Home on Sunday, 17 July, followed by interment in Cookstown Cemetery. Donations in memory, if desired, to Air Ambulance N.I. c/o Steenson Funeral Services, 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ. Will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all his family and friends.

Thomas Matthew (Tom) Gibson 28 June 2022

Gibson June 28, 2022 at Antrim Area Hospital, after a short illness, Thomas Matthew (Tom), 96 Knockanroe Road, Stewartstown, dearly loved husband of Nora, loving father of David, Helen and Michael, father-in-law of Carole and Julie, fun grandad of Anna, Eleanor, Niamh, Cara and Isaac and a dear brother and uncle. A service of thanksgiving for Tom’s life took place in Brigh Presbyterian Church on Monday, 4 July, followed by a private cremation. 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 lovingly remembered.

Cookstown Probus Club

The members of Cookstown Probus Club wish to extend their deepest sympathy to Nora and her family on the death of our esteemed member, Tom. Kevin Johnston - President, Stanley Crooks - Secretary

Lynda Oxtoby 23 June 2022

Oxtoby (née Donaldson) June 23, 2022 (suddenly) at home, 13 Castle Court, Cookstown, Lynda, beloved Wife of the late Harry, much loved Mum of Richard, Lesley-Ann, Steven and Carolyn, loving Granny of John and Katy and dearest Sister of Anne, Marbeth, Alan, Richard and the late Johnny. A service of thanksgiving was held in her late home on Saturday, 25 June, 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. To us you were someone special, someone set apart, your memory will live forever, engraved within our hearts.

Meredith (Merdy) Beattie 5 June 2022

Beattie June 5, 2022 (peacefully) at Antrim Area Hospital after illness, Meredith (Merdy), late of Moneymore Road, Cookstown, much loved husband of Lucia. A service of thanksgiving was held in Ardtrea Parish Church on Wednesday, 8 June, followed by interment in the adjoining Churchyard. Will be sorely missed by his wife, children, grandchildren and the wider family circle.

Baby Elouise Wylie 26 May 2022

Wylie – Baby Elouise, born sleeping on 26 May, 2022. Precious daughter of Craig and Grace, 19 Lisnamonaghan Road, Castlecaulfield, cherished sister of Jaxson and Blaire and a treasured granddaughter, great-granddaughter, niece and cousin. An angel wrote in the book of life my baby’s date of birth, then whispered as she closed the book, “too beautiful for Earth”.

Lydia Nelson 24 May 2022

Nelson (neé Currie) May 24, 2022 (peacefully) at Ayr University Hospital, Scotland, Lydia, 2 Midhill View, Turnberry and formerly of 10 Clare Lane (New Buildings), Cookstown, loving wife of the late Robert Alexander (Bobby), much loved mother of Deborah, Wilma, Neville and Gwen, dear mother-in-law of Sammy and Anne, loving grandmother of Alan, Darren, Philip, Richard, Melissa, Christine, Jennifer, David, Rachel and Neville, great-grandmother of 17 great-grandchildren and a dear sister of Florence, Eleanor, Violet and the late Tommy, Fred, Lily and Robert. A service of thanksgiving was held in Lissan Parish Church on Wednesday, 1 June, followed by interment in the adjoining Churchyard. Donations in memory, if desired, to Lissan Parish Church Building Fund c/o Steenson Funeral Services, 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ. “Forever with the Lord, until we meet again.”

William George (Billy) BURNS 20 May 2022

Burns May 20, 2022 (peacefully) at Craigavon Area Hospital, William George (Billy), 23 Crossglebe, Sandholes, Cookstown, devoted husband of Ann, loving father of Richard, Julie-Ann, Carri, Christopher and Sara-Lee, dear father-in-law of Laura, Stevey, Jamie, Ania and Gary, darling granda of Casey, Riley, Connor, Matthew, Callum, Katie, Caolan, Khaleesi, Abigail and Charlie and a dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. A service of thanksgiving was held in his late home on Monday, 23 May, followed by interment in Donaghey Congregational Churchyard. Donations in memory, if desired, to Macmillan Cancer Support c/o Steenson Funeral Services (Charities a/c), 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ. “A heart of gold, a smiling face, someone special who cannot be replaced.”

Henry (Harry) Clarke 15 May 2022

Clarke May 15, 2022 (suddenly) after a short illness, Henry (Harry), late of 35 Salterstown Road, Magherafelt and formerly of Cookstown and Portrush, dearly loved husband of Alice, dearest father of Kenneth, Marleen, Colin and Graeme, father-in-law of Hazel, Glenda and Louise, devoted granda of Stacey and Neal, Steven and Leanne, Ben and Alex, Samantha and Nathan, Oliver, Noah and Joshua, great-granda of Ella, Charlie, Harper, Rylee and Maddison and dear brother of Rita. A private funeral was held on Thursday, 19 May. Dearly missed and loved forever.

Robert John (Jackie) McCOMB 16 May 2022

McComb May 16, 2022 (suddenly) at home, 88 Stewart Avenue, Cookstown, Robert John (Jackie), dearly loved husband of the late Maureen (Mo), much loved dad of Karen and Christine, dear father-in-law of Carl, devoted granda of Xahra and Teo, dearest brother of Kathleen, Isobel, Billy, Lynn and the late Jean and Ronnie and a dear brother-in-law and uncle. A service of thanksgiving was held in First Presbyterian Church Cookstown on Friday, 20 May, 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 Air Ambulance N.I. and N.I. Chest Heart & Stroke. Soulmates reunited.

Grenrah (Gren) FERGUSON 9 May 2022

Ferguson May 9, 2022 (peacefully) at Craigavon Area Hospital, Grenrah (Gren), 73 Knockanroe Road, Ardtrea, Stewartstown, beloved Husband of June, much loved Father of Kenneth and Sharon, dear Father-in-Law of the late Carol, loving Grandfather of Leanne (Alex), Victoria, Karen and the late Bryan and Great-Grandfather to Sophia. A private funeral took place on Thursday, 12 May. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by his loving family and entire family circle. Into your loving care Lord.

Vernon Ernest THOM 5 May 2022

Thom May 5, 2022 (peacefully) at Craigavon Area Hospital, aged 87 years, Vernon Ernest, 11 Park Avenue, Cookstown, devoted husband of Gwennie, loving father of Gwyneth, Adrian, Arnold and the late Ernest, dearest father-in-law of Evelyn, Jennifer, Rosie and the late Mike, cherished grandfather of Andrew, Philip, Laura, Vernon, Harry and the late Warren and Lauren, a beloved great-grandfather to his 9 great-grandchildren and a much loved brother and uncle. A service of thanksgiving was held in Derryloran Parish Church on Sunday, 8 May, followed by interment in Kildress Parish Churchyard. Donations in memory, if desired, payable to Steenson Funeral Services (Charities account), 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ for Derryloran Parish Church and Kildress Parish Church. Gone but not forgotten.

Trevor James GLENDINNING 3 May 2022

Glendinning May 3, 2022 (suddenly) at home, 4 Berkley Mews, Tullyhogue, Cookstown, Trevor James, loving fiancée of Kim, dear brother of Raymond, dearest brother-in-law of Adelaide and precious uncle of Adel and Joanne. A service of thanksgiving was held in R Steenson & Son Funeral Home on Friday, 6 May, 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. Will be very sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his fiancée, brother, sister-in-law, nieces, Kim’s children Dean, Lisa and Clark and all the family circle. Gone but not forgotten.

James Isaac (Jim) CHARLES 1 May 2022

Charles May 1, 2022 (peacefully) at Fairfields Care Centre, James Isaac (Jim), formerly of Killycurragh Road, Cookstown, treasured brother of Florence, dear brother-in-law of Alfred and dearly loved uncle to Roberta, Norman, Colin, Karen and their families. A private funeral took place on Tuesday, 3 May. "Safe in the arms of Jesus."

Mary Killen REANEY 30 April 2022

Reaney (née Ekin), Mary Killen, died peacefully on 30th April, 2022 at Weaver’s House Care Home, Cookstown, aged 102 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Samuel Bowden Reaney, Eary House, Stewartstown. A private cremation service was held on Monday, 9 May. Deeply regretted and fondly remembered by the entire family circle.

Maisie MOFFETT 28 April 2022

Moffett (née Morton) April 28, 2022 (peacefully) at Antrim Area Hospital, after a short illness, Maisie, late of 12 Princess Avenue, Cookstown, beloved wife of the late Alan, much loved mother of Elaine, Alan and Judith, dearest mother-in-law of Marty and Gary, devoted nanny to Jamie, Carly, Stacey, Deon, Tammi and Kent and cherished great-granny G.G. to Lilly, Demi-Lee, Maisy, Jaxson, Izzy and Sam. A service of thanksgiving was held in R. Steenson & Son Funeral Home on Saturday, 30 April, followed by interment in Cookstown Cemetery. Peace, perfect peace.

Moffett (née Morton) – Maisie. Dearly loved sister of Valerie Mills, Elma Brisbane, Carol Brodison, Hilary Samsin (Canada), Jim, Kenny and the late Derek, Bobby, Sammy, Sinclair, Jean (Canada) and May and dear sister-in-law to the Moffett family, Newmills. “At rest.”

Sarah Isobel (Sadie) FREEBURN 15 April 2022

Freeburn (née Henry) April 15, 2022 (peacefully) at home, 60 Tullagh Road, Cookstown, Sarah Isobel (Sadie), beloved wife of the late David William, much loved mother of Robin, Raymond, Maurice, Gloria, Edna, Ronald, Clifford, Gary, Daphney, Shirley and Jennifer and a treasured mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. A service of thanksgiving was held in Orritor Presbyterian Church on Monday, 18 April, 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 Christian Blind Mission. “Absent from the body, present with the Lord.”

Hector McIVOR 14 April 2022

McIvor April 14, 2022 (suddenly), Hector, Killygarvin, Newmills, Dungannon, husband of Laura, father of Gary, Bryan and Ashley, father-in-law of Heather, Jayne and Nigel, grandfather of Kathryn, Richard, James, Harry, Hannah, Matthew and Daniel and brother of the late Violet, Nora, Norman, Havelock, Jack and Eric. A private funeral took place on Sunday, 17 April. Donations in memory, if desired, to Air Ambulance NI c/o Steenson Funeral Services (Charities a/c), 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ. Sadly missed.

Joan WATSON 12 April 2022

Watson (née Gourley) April 12, 2022 (peacefully) at Craigavon Area Hospital, Joan, Tullyard House, 40 Tullyard Road, Sandholes, Cookstown, beloved Wife of the late Percy, dear Mother of Averil, Alan and June and a dearest Mother-In-Law, Granny and Great-Granny. A service of thanksgiving was held in Desertcreat Parish Church on Thursday, 14 April followed by a private burial. Donations in memory, if desired, payable to Steenson Funeral Services (Charities a/c), 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ for Ramone Ward 1, Craigavon Area Hospital. At peace.

Sandra BURTON 9 April 2022

Burton (née Harpur) April 9, 2022 (peacefully) at Antrim Area Hospital, surrounded by her family, Sandra, 4 Sessiagh Road, Tullyhogue, Cookstown, dearly loved mum of Laura and Derek, beloved wife of the late Alan, precious daughter of Georgina and the late Bobbie Harpur, loving partner of Robert Dillon, dearest sister of Thomas and the late Margaret and sister-in-law of Dawn. A service of thanksgiving was held in Desertcreat Parish Church on Tuesday, 12 April, 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 Laurel House and Charis Cancer Care. Will be very sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all her family and friends.

Thomas CAHOON 22 March 2022

Cahoon March 22, 2022 (peacefully) at Drapersfield House Nursing Home, surrounded by his family, Thomas, 16 Ballybriest Road, Cookstown, beloved husband of the late Molly, devoted father of Ernest, Helen (Somerville), Joyce (Shaw), Thomas, Roy and Avril (Harkness), father-in-law of Jill, Noel, Reggie, Roberta and Alfie and a precious granda, great-granda and dearest brother of Robert, Eileen and the late Margaret, Andrew, Nathaniel and George Ernest. A service of thanksgiving was held in Lissan Parish Church on Friday, 25 March 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 Ballybriest L.O.L. 356 and Lissan Parish Church. “The Lord is my Shepherd.”

BALLYBRIEST PURPLE MARKSMEN LOL 356.

Cahoon - The officers and brethren of the above lodge are saddened to hear of the death of their esteemed Treasurer Bro Tommy Cahoon and tender their sympathy to his son Thomas, also to his Grandsons David, Aaron, Andrew, Steven and Jonathan and also to his brother Robert Joseph Cahoon and Nephew Derek Cahoon.

The Lodge tenders their deepest sympathy to the entire family circle.

Fred Cahoon - Worshipful Master

Bert McCulloch - Secretary

William John DONNELLY 19 March 2022

Donnelly March 19, 2022 (peacefully) at the Macmillan Unit Antrim Area Hospital, William John, formerly of Ballynagilly Lane, Cookstown, beloved husband of the late Carole and much loved father of Alan and Joanne. A service of thanksgiving was held in R Steenson & Son Funeral Home on Thursday, 24 March, followed by interment in Brigh Presbyterian Churchyard. A heart of gold, a smiling face, someone special who cannot be replaced.

Gretta Margaret LOVE 19 March 2022

Love (née McLernon) March 19, 2022 (peacefully) at Antrim Area Hospital, Gretta Margaret, 31 Westland Crescent, Cookstown, devoted mum of Stephen and Richard, mother-in-law of Carina, cherished granny of Billy, beloved daughter of the late Billy and Shirley, dearest sister of Carol and the late Rachel and Robert and loving wife of Sammy. A service of thanksgiving was held in St. John’s Parish Church, Moneymore on Wednesday, 23 March, followed by interment in Ballygoney Presbyterian Churchyard. Donations in memory, if desired, to Macmillan Cancer Support c/o Steenson Funeral Services, (Charities a/c), 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ. Always remembered, never forgotten, forever in our hearts.

Margaret Elizabeth (Lily) VANCE 18 March 2022

Vance (née Bell) March 18, 2022 (peacefully) at Drapersfield House Private Nursing Home, Margaret Elizabeth (Lily), formerly of 16 Duffless Road, Cookstown, beloved wife of the late Russell, loving mother of John, Margaret and Christine, dear mother-in-law of Kathleen, Raymond, Roy and the late Ernie and devoted grandmother to Stephen, Christopher and their families. A service of thanksgiving was held in Molesworth Presbyterian Church on Sunday, 20 March (a recording of the service is available on the Molesworth Presbyterian Church YouTube channel), followed by interment in Brigh Presbyterian Churchyard. Donations in memory, if desired, payable to Steenson Funeral Services (Charities a/c) 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ, for Drapersfield House and Prison Fellowship N.I. Will be very sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all her family and friends. “Safe in the arms of Jesus.”

Lillian MARKS 7 March 2022

Marks (née Gourley) March 7, 2022 (peacefully) at Drummaul House Care Home, Randalstown, Lillian, formerly of Oriel Road, Antrim, beloved wife of the late Derek, dearly loved mother of David and Fiona, mother-in-law of Kitty and the late Simon, devoted grandmother to her nine grandchildren and a much loved sister and aunt. A service of thanksgiving was held in Lissan Parish Church on Thursday, 10 March, followed by interment in the adjoining Churchyard. Donations in memory, if desired, to Lissan Parish Church c/o Steenson Funeral Services (Charities a/c), 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ. Lovingly remembered by all her family and friends.

Jane Henrietta (Etta) SMYRL 3 March 2022

Smyrl March 3, 2022, (peacefully) at Brooklands Nursing Home, Jane Henrietta (Etta), formerly of Cookstown, beloved wife of the late Bob, much loved mother of Margaret, Violet, Harold, Wendy, Audrey and the late Robin and a loving, devoted grandmother and great-grandmother. A service of thanksgiving was held in Derryloran Parish Church on Tuesday, 8 March, followed by interment in Cookstown Cemetery.  Donations in memory, if desired, to Dementia 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 her family and friends.

Repatriation

Steenson Funeral Services  has considerable experience of repatriating deceased persons to Northern Ireland and also from Northern Ireland to overseas. We can advise on legal requirements and procedures and can help with all the arrangements

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Memorial renovation

Kerbs and posts sometimes become loose on memorials. We can repair the memorial and prevent this reoccurring.  Over the years most memorials will require cleaning. We offer a cleaning service that can restore memorials to almost new condition.

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