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Ernest FERGUSON 31 January 2022

Ferguson January 31, 2022 (peacefully) at home, 63 Morgan's Hill Road, Cookstown, Ernest (Ernie), much loved husband of Margaret, loving daddy of Jennifer, Lorraine and Kenneth, dearest father-in-law of Colin, Paul and Joan, proud granda to Lee, Luke, Sophie, Matthew, Katie, Kiah, Noah, Rebecca, Jamie and Rachel, great-granda of Elijah and a dear brother and brother-in-law. A service of thanksgiving was held in Cookstown Independent Methodist Church on Thursday, 3 February, followed by interment in Donaghey Congregational Churchyard. Donations in memory, if desired, to Marie Curie, c/o Steenson Funeral Services (Charities account), 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ. A heart of gold, a smiling face, someone special who cannot be replaced.

Joseph (Joey) WILLIAMSON 25 January 2022

Williamson January 25, 2022 (suddenly) at home, 13 Westland Crescent, Cookstown, Joseph (Joey) beloved husband of the late Doreen, loving dad of Justin and Jo-Anne, dearest father-in-law of Juliana and Gary, proud grandfather to Dylan, Katelyn, Luke, Ella and Josh and dear brother of Robert. A service of thanksgiving was held in Derryloran Parish Church on Friday, 28 January, followed by interment in Cookstown Cemetery. Donations in memory, if desired, to N.I. Chest, Heart & Stroke c/o Steenson Funeral Services (Charities account), 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ. Will be very sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all the family circle. Treasured thoughts of one so dear.

Ada CHEEVERS 25 January 2022

Cheevers (née Glendinning) January 25, 2022 (peacefully) at Weavers House Care Home, Ada, formerly of 55 Morgan’s Hill Road, Cookstown, beloved wife of the late Cecil, precious mother of Colleen, Angeline and the late Violet, Glenda and Adrian, a much loved mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother and dearest sister of Bertie.  A service of thanksgiving was held in R Steenson & Son Funeral Home on Thursday, 27 January, followed by interment in Ardtrea Parish Churchyard. Donations in memory, if desired, to Dementia N.I. c/o Steenson Funeral Services (address as above). Lovingly remembered by all the family circle. “Safe in the arms of Jesus.”

Raymond BEST 18 January 2022

Best passed suddenly January 18, 2022, Raymond (Ray/Bestie), 20 Castle Villas, Cookstown, beloved soul mate of Bríd, dearest son of the late Sidney and Winifred Best, brother of Trevor, uncle of Kirsty, nephew of Florence and son-in-law of Joe and Bridie Carson. A service of remembrance was held in his late home on Friday, 21 January, followed by interment in Desertcreat Parish Churchyard. Will be so desperately missed and still loved by Bríd and all his family and friends.

Mary Jane (May) MURPHY 12 January 2022

Murphy (nee Faulkner) January 12, 2022 (peacefully) at Weaver’s House Care Home, Mary Jane (May), 5 Mosside, Donaghey, Dungannon, beloved wife of the late Noel, loving mother of Mavis, Carol, Norman and Linda and a much loved mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother. A service of thanksgiving was held in Donaghey Congregational Church on Friday, 14 January, 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 Alzheimer’s Society. Will be sadly missed by the entire family circle. At Home with the Lord.

Mary Margaret (Molly) CAHOON 10 January 2022

Cahoon (née Bell) January 10, 2022 (peacefully) at her daughter Avril’s home, surrounded by her family, Mary Margaret (Molly), formerly of 16 Ballybriest Road, Cookstown, much loved wife of Thomas, devoted mother of Ernest, Helen (Somerville), Joyce (Shaw), Thomas, Roy and Avril (Harkness), mother-in-law of Jill, Noel, Reggie, Roberta and Alfie and a precious granny, great-granny and sister. A service of thanksgiving was held in Lissan Parish Church on Thursday, 13 January, 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 Faith Mission and Lissan Parish Church. “Absent from the body, present with the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 5:8

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The officers and Brethren of the above Lodge are saddened to hear of the death of Mrs Molly Cahoon the wife of our esteemed Treasurer Brother Tommy Cahoon and Mother of Brother Thomas Cahoon and Grandmother of Brothers David, Aaron, Andrew, Steven and Jonathan Cahoon, also Sister-in-law of Brother Robert Joseph Cahoon Chaplin and Aunt of Brother Derek Cahoon. The Lodge tenders their sympathy to the family circle.

Fred Cahoon – Worshipful Master

Bert McCulloch - Secretary

Martha CORBETT 10 January 2022

Corbett (née Kempton) January 10, 2022 (peacefully) at Fairfields Care Centre, Martha, beloved wife of the late Sydney, treasured mother of Ronald, Bert and the late Margaret, mother-in-law of John, special grandmother to Lynette, Jonathan and Edwin, dearest sister of Nellie and the late Johnny and a loving aunt. A service of thanksgiving was held in R Steenson & Son Funeral Home on Wednesday, 12 January, followed by interment in Cookstown Cemetery. “The day Thou gavest, Lord, is ended.”

Eileen REID 3 January 2022

Reid January 3, 2022 (peacefully) at Moneymore Care Home surrounded by her loving family, Eileen, late of Milburn Park, Cookstown, life long partner of the late Kenneth Gourley, devoted mother of Heather, Reuben and Kirsty, dear mother-in-law of Alan, Caroline and Steven, a treasured grandmother, dearest sister of the late Stanley and a much loved aunt. A service of thanksgiving was held in Cookstown Independent Methodist Church on Wednesday, 5 January, followed by interment in Cookstown Cemetery. Donations in memory, if desired, to Almost Home Animal Rescue N.I. 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."

Clive RICHARDSON 26 December 2021

Richardson December 26, 2021 at Antrim Area Hospital, Clive, devoted husband of Eileen, late of 48A Drumearn Road, Cookstown and formerly of Killymoon and loving father of Bettina, Colin (Cheryl), Paul (Cheryl) and the late baby Robert. A private funeral was held on January 3, 2022. Donations in memory, if desired, payable to Steenson Funeral Services (Charities a/c), 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ for Alzheimer’s Society and Guide Dogs For The Blind. “In Heavenly love abiding.”

Ellen Elizabeth BIGGER 21 December 2021

Bigger December 21, 2021 (peacefully) at home surrounded by her loving family, Ellen Elizabeth, dearly loved wife of John, 72 Newmills Road, Dungannon, loving mother of Fiona, Marc and Alistair, dear mother-in-law of Andrew, Anna and Helena and devoted granny of Lauren (Carlos), David (Linzi) and Jonathan. A service of thanksgiving was held in Ardtrea Parish Church on Thursday, 23 December, followed by interment in the adjoining Churchyard. Donations in memory, if desired, to Stewartstown Health Centre c/o Steenson Funeral Services (Charities a/c), 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ. Safe in the arms of Jesus.

June McKENZIE 19 December 2021

McKenzie December 19, 2021 (peacefully) at home, 3 Edinburgh Drive, Cookstown, June, dearly loved wife of Randall, cherished mum of Rhonda, Emma, Graeme and Laura, dear mother-in-law of Helen, Neil, Andrew and Kenneth and doting nannie of Dean, Kenzie, Alex, Bobbi, Abbi, Alfie, Ruby and Rhys. Funeral service was held in her late home on Tuesday, 21 December, followed by interment in Cookstown Cemetery. Donations in memory, if desired, to Charis Cancer Care 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.

Renée CAHOON 12 December 2021

Cahoon (née Mills) December 12, 2021 (peacefully) at Antrim Area Hospital after a short illness, Renée, dearly loved wife of William, 4 Derryloran Place, Cookstown and treasured mum of Denise, Gareth and Fiona. A private funeral took place on Monday, 13 December. Redeemed.

Maureen (Mo) McCOMB 30 November 2021

McComb (née Martin) November 30, 2021 (peacefully) at the Macmillan Unit, Antrim Area Hospital, Maureen (Mo) dearly loved wife of Jackie, 88 Stewart Avenue, Cookstown, cherished mum of Karen and Christine, dear mother-in-law of Carl, devoted granny of Xahra, dearest sister of Edna, Raymond, Dorothy, Avril, Evelyn, Rodney and the late Hazel and a dear sister-in-law and aunt. A service of thanksgiving was held in First Presbyterian Church Cookstown on Thursday, 2 December, 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 Macmillan Cancer Support and Friends of the Cancer Centre, Belfast City Hospital. "Beautiful memories, treasured forever."

Shirley Loretta LEES 25 November 2021

Lees (née McKeown) November 25, 2021 (peacefully) at home, 15 Ballymaguire Road, Ardtrea, Stewartstown, Shirley Loretta,  beloved wife of the late Jack and much loved mother of Daphne, Avril and the late Jackie. Interred privately in Ardtrea Parish Churchyard on Saturday, 27 November. Will be very sadly missed by all her family and friends.

Sarah Jane (Jean) FARR 22 November 2021

Farr (née McCulloch) November 22, 2021 (peacefully) at Drapersfield House Nursing Home, Sarah Jane (Jean), formerly of Cookstown, beloved wife of the late Robert and devoted mother of the late Roberta. A private funeral service was held in R Steenson & Son Funeral Home on Thursday, 25 November, followed by interment in Cookstown Cemetery. Donations in memory, if desired, to Roberta’s Wish c/o Steenson Funeral Services (Charities a/c), 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ. “The Lord is My Shepherd.”

Robert (Robbie) MATTHEWS 24 November 2021

Matthews November 24, 2021 passed away peacefully at home, 38 Lower Grange Road, Cookstown, Robert (Robbie), loving husband of Kathleen, devoted father of Alison, Valerie, Grace and Hazel, dearest father-in-law of Ian, Alan, Alistair and Edwin, a much loved grandfather of Gillian, Roland, Megan, Christopher, Jack, Callum, Dean, Emily, Peter and Katie and dear brother of the late Elizabeth and James. A service of thanksgiving took place at his late home on Friday, 26 November, followed by interment in 1st Stewartstown Presbyterian Churchyard. Donations in memory, if desired, payable to Steenson Funeral Services (Charities account), 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ for N.I. Children’s Hospice and Belfast City Hospital Renal Unit. “Taking refuge in the shelter of His wings.” Psalm 61 v 4.

Beatrice MILLER 7 November 2021

Miller November 7, 2021 (peacefully) at home in Cookstown, in her 95th year, Beatrice, much loved aunt of Alison, James, Hugh and the late Felicity, cousin, great aunt and great, great aunt to family in Northern Ireland, Scotland, England and Canada. A service of thanksgiving was held in 1st Moneymore Presbyterian Church on Saturday, 13 November, followed by a private cremation. Donations in memory, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society c/o Steenson Funeral Services (Charities a/c), 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ. A kind and generous lady who will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her family and friends.

Miller November 7, 2021 Beatrice late of 27 Lissan Road, Cookstown. The Kirk session of 1st and 2nd Moneymore Presbyterian Church deeply regret the passing of their highly esteemed elder, Beatrice Miller and tender their sincere sympathy to the family circle.

Rev Gareth Stewart - Convenor

J Davison - Clerk of Session

Walter Frederick ANDERSON 4 November 2021

Anderson November 4, 2021 (peacefully) at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Walter Frederick, 37 Killycolp Road, Cookstown, beloved son of the late James and Madge Anderson, treasured brother of Margaret, Rhona, Cyril and the late Desmond and a dear brother-in-law and uncle. A service of thanksgiving took place at his late home on Sunday, 7 November, followed by interment in Cookstown Cemetery. Will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all the family circle.

Frederick David (Fred) FERGUSON 20 October 2021

Ferguson October 20, 2021 (peacefully) at Weavers House Care Home, Frederick David (Fred), dearly loved husband of Iris, 113 Stewart Avenue, Cookstown and a dear brother, brother-in-law, uncle and great-uncle. A service of thanksgiving was held in Cookstown Methodist Church on Saturday, 23 October, followed by interment in Donaghey Congregational Churchyard. Donations in memory, if desired, payable to Steenson Funeral Services (Charities a/c), 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ for Cookstown Methodist Church and Weavers House Care Home. “With Christ which is far better.” Philippians 1:23

Adam David NEWELL 16 October 2021

Newell October 16, 2021 (tragically) as the result of an accident, Adam David, treasured son of Andrew and Mary, 63 Bridgend, Coagh, Cookstown, special brother of Megan and Jemma, devoted grandson of George and Yvonne Newell (nanny and papa) and Leslie and the late Jacqueline Bloomer. A service of thanksgiving was held in Donaghendry Parish Church on Wednesday, 20 October, followed by interment in the adjoining 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 so sadly missed by all his family and friends. "Safe in the arms of Jesus."

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. A service of thanksgiving was held in Lisnagleer Baptist Church on Sunday, 17 October, followed by interment in the adjoining Churchyard. Donations in memory, if desired, to R.U.C. Benevolent Fund c/o Steenson Funeral Services (Charities a/c), 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, BT80 8PZ. “In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:6

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.”

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.

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.

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