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Violet PURVIS 21 October 2020

Purvis (née Knipe) October 21, 2020 (suddenly) at the Ulster Hospital, after a short illness, Violet, late of Bangor and formerly of Lissan Road, Cookstown, Wife of the late Eric, devoted Mother of Dawn, Mother-in-law of Mark, much loved Granny of Harry, Jemma and Peter and a dearly loved Aunt and Great-Aunt. A service of thanksgiving was held in R Steenson & Son Funeral Home on Saturday, 24 October, followed by interment in Kildress Parish Churchyard. Donations in memory, if desired, to Derryloran Parish Church c/o Steenson Funeral Services, 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ. Loved always, sadly missed. “Safe in the arms of Jesus.”

Purvis – Violet. Much loved Aunt and Granny P to the Beattie and Sampson families, Coagh. "I have fought the good fight, i have finished the race, i have kept the faith."

William George (Geordie) McNICKLE 15 October 2020

McNickle October 15, 2020 (peacefully) at home, 58 Killymoon Road, Cookstown, William George (Geordie), dearly loved husband of Isabel, precious daddy of Hilda, Deborah and Stephanie, father-in-law of Derek, David and David, a devoted grandfather and great-grandfather and a loving brother. A private family interment took place in Cookstown Cemetery on Saturday, 17 October. Donations in memory, if desired, payable to Steenson Funeral Services (Charities account), 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ for Derryloran Parish Church or Marie Curie. Loved always, sadly missed. “Safe in the arms of Jesus.”

Phyllis Caroline CREIGHTON 13 October 2020

Creighton (née Charles) October 13, 2020 (peacefully) at Fairfields Care Centre, Phyllis Caroline, formerly of 37 Killymoon Street, Cookstown, loving mother of Edward and Marcus, dear sister of Muriel, Ronnie, Joyce, May, Heather, Colin and the late Gean, Norman, Kenneth, Eric, Denis and Avril and a dear sister-in-law and aunt. A service of thanksgiving was held in R Steenson & Son Funeral Home, on Friday, 16 October, followed by interment in Cookstown Cemetery. Donations in memory, if desired, to Charis Cancer Care c/o Steenson Funeral Services, 11 Loy Street, Cookstown BT80 8PZ. Sweet memories will linger forever.

William Robert (Bobbie) McFARLAND 13 October 2020

McFarland October 13, 2020 (peacefully) at hospital, William Robert (Bobbie), 104 Pomeroy Road, Cookstown, beloved husband of the late Iris. A service of thanksgiving was held in Pomeroy Presbyterian Church on Thursday, 15 October, followed by interment in the adjoining Churchyard. Donations in memory, if desired, to Parkinson’s U.K. c/o Steenson Funeral Services, 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ. Will be very sadly missed by the entire family circle.

Stella Sadie FERGUSON 7 October 2020

Ferguson (née Watters) October 7, 2020 (peacefully) at Ashbrook Care Home, Stella Sadie, The Laurels, 45 Ballyblagh Road, Stewartstown, beloved wife of the late Robert Thomas (Tom), dearly loved mother of Daphne, Alistair and Thomas, mother-in-law of James, Linda and Evelyn, much loved grandmother of Robert, Keith, Sarah, Hannah, Alexander, Rodger, Adam and Marc and treasured great-grandmother of Jack, Ryan, Abigail, Isla, Arthur, Thea and Tommy. A service of thanksgiving was held in St. Patrick’s Church Ballyclog on Friday, 9 October, followed by interment in Ardtrea Parish Churchyard. Donations in memory, if desired, to Ashbrook Care Home c/o Steenson Funeral Services, 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ. Will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. The Lord is my shepherd.

Ferguson (née Watters) – Stella Sadie. Much loved sister of June, Claire and the late Margaret, Alec, Anna and Hetty, sister-in-law of Ethel and David and a dear aunt and great-aunt. Belfast, Canada, Lisburn, Dungannon, Bushmills and Coleraine.

René Wilson BOOMER 3 October 2020

Boomer October 3, 2020 (peacefully) at Craigavon Area Hospital, after a short illness, René Wilson, 74 Killymoon Road, Cookstown, dearly loved life long partner of Anne and only son of the late Jack and Mildred Boomer. A service of thanksgiving was held in First Presbyterian Church Cookstown on Monday, 5 October, 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. A heart of gold, a smiling face, someone special who cannot be replaced.

Christina Mary (Ena) SOMERVILLE 28 September 2020

Somerville (née Shannon) September 28, 2020 (peacefully) at Craigavon Area Hospital, Christina Mary (Ena), 58 Windsor Crescent, Cookstown, beloved wife of the late Joe, precious mum of Karen and Dawn, mother-in-law of Derek, darling grandmother of Claire, Ruth and her husband David, Kerrie and her fiancé Alex, Gareth, Craig and his fiancée Amy and treasured great-grandmother of Isla. A service of thanksgiving was held in Derryloran Parish Church on Wednesday, 30 September, followed by interment in Tamlaght Parish Churchyard. Donations in memory, if desired, to MS Society c/o Steenson Funeral Services, 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ. Lovingly remembered and will be very sadly missed by the entire family circle. The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away, blessed be the name of the Lord.

Matthew James Stanley (Matt) BOGGS 25 September 2020

Boggs September 25, 2020 (peacefully) at Lurgan Hospital, Matthew (Matt), late of Elm Lodge Gate House, Bush, Dungannon and formerly of Coolreaghs Road, Cookstown, dearly loved husband of Eileen, loving father of Lynn and the late Mark, father-in-law of Tom and a dear brother. A service of thanksgiving and committal took place in Maghera Presbyterian Churchyard on Sunday, 27 September. Will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all the family. The day Thou gavest, Lord, is ended.

Nancy REID 18 September 2020

Reid September 18, 2020 (peacefully) at home, 13 Drumgrass Road, Cookstown, Nancy, dearly loved wife of Sam, treasured and devoted mother of Pamela, Stanley, Derek and the late Brian, mother-in-law of Alan, Gail and June, loving granny to Daniel, David and his wife Kathryn, Andrew, Caron, Harriet, Fergus, Paul and Connor and a dear sister. A service of thanksgiving was held at the family home on Sunday, 20 September, followed by interment in Cookstown Cemetery. Donations in memory, if desired, to Marie Curie c/o Steenson Funeral Services (Charities a/c), 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ. Will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered. The day Thou gavest, Lord, is ended.

Robert John McFARLAND 8 September 2020

McFarland September 8, 2020 (peacefully) at Antrim Area Hospital, Robert John, 12 Bankfield Drive, Coagh, Cookstown, former husband of the late Janet, loving father of Steven and Gayle, father-in-law of Mark, devoted Granda of Emily, Samuel, Aimee and Jessica and a dear brother of Nan, Kathleen, Shirley and the late Geordie. A service of thanksgiving was held at his late home on Friday, 11 September, followed by interment in Cookstown Cemetery. Donations in memory, if desired, to N.I. Chest Heart and Stroke c/o Steenson Funeral Services (Charities a/c), 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ. “Safe in the arms of Jesus.” “We bless the years we had with you and leave the rest to God.

Raymond TURKINGTON 27 August 2020

Turkington Raymond August 27, 2020 (tragically) as the result of an accident, dearly loved husband of Hilary, Tullylagan Manor, Sandholes, Cookstown, loving father of Neil, Rae, Helen and Lynn, father-in-law of Celine and Garvan, devoted Grandad of James, Emily, Billy, Jimi, Joey, Tilly, Freddie, Florrie, Ned and Charlie and dear brother of Ian, Trevor and the late Vernon and Deryk. A service of thanksgiving was held in Desertcreat Parish Church on Sunday, 30 August, followed by interment in the adjoining Churchyard. Donations in memory, if desired, to Haemophilia Society c/o Steenson Funeral Services (Charities a/c), 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ. Will be very sadly missed by his family and friends.

Edgar THOM M.B.E. 25 August 2020

Thom M.B.E. August 25, 2020 (peacefully) at Antrim Area Hospital, Edgar, 3A Killycurragh Road, Cookstown, beloved husband of the late Sylvia, much loved father of Sandra, Avril and Trevor, father-in-law of Derek, Trevor and Sherlene, grandfather of Laura, Ryan, Craig, Jamie, Jordan, Alex and Ella, great-grandfather of Jack, James, Joshua and Ruby and dear brother of Madge. A service of thanksgiving was held in Kildress Parish Church on Friday, 28 August, followed by interment in the adjoining Churchyard. Donations in memory, if desired, to Cancer Focus N.I. c/o Steenson Funeral Services (Charities a/c), 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ. Will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.

Heather BRISBANE 22 August 2020

Brisbane (née Nerrie) August 22, 2020 (peacefully) at Antrim Area Hospital, after a long illness fought with great courage and dignity, Heather, 29 Coolreaghs Road, Cookstown, loving and devoted wife of Philip and daughter of the late Samuel and Olive Nerrie. A service of thanksgiving was held at Heather’s late home on Wednesday, 26 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 Laurel House, Antrim Area Hospital. Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints. Psalm 116 v15 God has you in His keeping, we have you in our hearts.

Thomas Kerr CAMPBELL 19 August 2020

Campbell August 19, 2020 (peacefully) at home, 3 Festival Park, Cookstown, Thomas Kerr, beloved husband of the late Marina, treasured father of Walter, Daphne and David, father-in-law of Audrey and Jackie, much loved grandfather to Gary, Jason, Dean, Greg and Loren and very much loved great-grandfather of Lee, Jax and Mason. A service of thanksgiving was held in Molesworth Presbyterian Church on Saturday, 22 August, followed by interment in Donaghey Congregational Churchyard. Donations in memory, if desired, to Marie Curie c/o Steenson Funeral Services, 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ. Sadly missed, lovingly remembered by all the family circle.

John JOHNSTON 16 August 2020

 Johnston August 16, 2020 (peacefully) at Antrim Area Hospital, John, 24 Knockadoo Road, Cookstown, dearly loved husband of Harriet and loving father of Thomas, Ruth and Hannah. A private funeral took place on Wednesday, 19 August. Will be sadly missed.

William James (Jim) FAULKNER 24 July 2020

Faulkner July 24, 2020 (peacefully) at Antrim Area Hospital, William James (Jim), dearly loved husband of Lou, 3 Killycolp Close, Cookstown, much loved father of Geoffrey and Karen, father-in-law of Phillippa and Adam, treasured grandad of Bertie, Ben and Anabelle and dear brother of Fred and the late Geoffrey. A private cremation took place on Friday, 31 July. Donations in memory, if desired, to Parkinson’s U.K. c/o Steenson Funeral Services (Charities account), 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ. Will be greatly missed by all his family and friends at home and in Kenya.

Alexander (Alex) CROOKS 26 July 2020

Crooks July 26, 2020 at Antrim Area Hospital, Alexander (Alex), 34 Main Street, Tullyhogue, Cookstown, dear brother of Isobel, Margaret and the late John and uncle of James. A service of thanksgiving was held in R Steenson & Son Funeral Home on Tuesday, 28 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 by his sisters, nephew, Isobel’s partner John Service and Margaret’s husband John Wright.

James (Jim) McFARLAND 13 July 2020

McFarland July 13, 2020 (suddenly) at Craigavon Area Hospital, James (Jim), 20 Magheraglass Road, Cookstown, dearly loved husband of Margaret, devoted daddy of Brian, Roy and Olive, father-in-law of Sharon, Rhonda and Leslie, loving granda of Charlotte, Lillian, Robert, Alfie, Keith and Justin, step great-granda of wee Harley and dear brother of Olive. A service of thanksgiving took place at Jim’s late home on Thursday, 16 July, followed by interment in Kildress Parish Churchyard. 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 his family and friends. “Safe in the arms of Jesus.”

Mervyn DUNCAN 3 July 2020

Duncan July 3, 2020 (suddenly) at home, Clareview House, 141 Crevenish Road, Kesh, Mervyn, much loved husband of Elizabeth, dearly loved father and father-in-law of Andrew and his wife Laura, Helen and her husband Brian, Alastair and his wife Sabrina, Stephen and his partner Trilbie and devoted granda of Fraser, Rory, Anna and Charlotte. A service of thanksgiving took place in the grounds of Clareview on Monday, 6 July, followed by a private family committal in Castlearchdale Parish Churchyard. Donations in memory, if desired, payable to Steenson Funeral Services (Charities a/c), 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ for Castlearchdale Parish Church or N.I. Chest, Heart and Stroke. Will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all his family and friends. “Safe in the arms of Jesus.”

Jess CROOKS 2 July 2020

Crooks (née Kennedy) July 2, 2020 (peacefully) at Moneymore Care Home, Jess, formerly of The Dales, Cookstown, beloved wife of the late Stanley, much loved mother of Daryl and Mark, mother-in-law of Novi and Susie and loving granny of Vigi, Erikha and Mabel. A funeral service and interment took place in Cookstown Cemetery on Sunday, 5 July. Donations in memory, if desired, to Derryloran Parish Church c/o Steenson Funeral Services, 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ. Lovingly remembered by all her family and friends. The Lord is my shepherd.

Lee William HAY 26 June 2020

Hay June 26, 2020 (suddenly), Lee William, 29 Beechway, Cookstown, dearly loved dad of Jack and Jordan, much loved son of Sylvia and the late Billy Hay, devoted brother of Lynsey, Rodney, William and the late Mark, loving partner of Pauline and a much loved uncle and friend. A funeral service and interment took place in Cookstown Cemetery on Monday, 29 June. 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.

Yvonne BARROW 13 June 2020

Barrow (née Sleator and formerly Hughes) June 13, 2020 (peacefully) at Antrim Area Hospital, Yvonne, beloved wife of John, Forthglen, Cookstown, much loved mother of Philip and Douglas and grandmother to Charlotte and Ellenor. A private funeral service and interment took place in Cookstown Cemetery on Thursday, 18 June. She will remain in the hearts of those that loved her.

Leah Edwina BARRETT 19 June 2020

Barrett – Leah Edwina, passed away Friday, 19th June 2020 in New Zealand, aged 44 years. Dearly loved daughter of Phyllis and the late Noel Barrett, Maloon Road, Cookstown, much loved sister of Roger, sister-in-law of Taryn and dear aunt of Caden. A private funeral took place in New Zealand on Wednesday, 24th June. “She will be sadly missed.”

Charlotte (Lottie) FULTON 7 June 2020

Fulton (née Anderson) June 7, 2020, (peacefully) at Rosemount Care Home, Portadown, Charlotte (Lottie), formerly of Giboney Court, Cookstown, dearly loved wife of the late William Robert (Bobby), much loved mother of Ronnie, mother-in-law of Carole, loving and devoted grandmother of Brian (Louise) and Karen (Conrad), great-grandmother of Taylor, Lauren, Ethan, Christian and the late Sarah and dear sister of Mona and the late Willie, Jim, Sadie, Peggy, Annie, Joe and Bobby. A private funeral service and interment took place in Cookstown Cemetery on Thursday, 11 June. Donations in memory, if desired, to Cookstown Free Presbyterian Church c/o Steenson Funeral Services, 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ. Lovingly remembered by all the family circle. “Resting where no shadows fall.”

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