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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

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.

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.

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”.

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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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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