EAGLESON, Joseph Henry (Joe) M.B.E

EAGLESON, Joseph Henry (Joe) M.B.E. – 2nd August 2021, peacefully at his home in Lisburn. Much loved husband of Lynda, loving father to Alan and Karen, proud granda of Erin and Rhys. Dear father-in-law to Michael and brother to Noel. A private family Service of Thanksgiving will be held in Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lambeg, on Thursday 5th August at 11.00am; followed by interment at Ballynasaggart Parish Churchyard, Ballygawley. The service may be viewed online via https://www.harmonyhillchurch.org.uk/watchlive.htm. No flowers please. Donations if desired, cheques payable to: Marie Curie c/o Ronnie Thompson Funeral Directors, 20 Ballinderry Road, Lisburn, BT28 1UF.

Mackenzie, William Stewart (Bill)

Mackenzie, William Stewart (Bill) – 29th July 2021 peacefully at The Royal Victoria Hospital aged 88 years, late of The Meadows, Maghaberry. Loved and loving husband of Marion (nee Fulton), dearly loved dad of Alistair, Libby, Heather, Anne, Trish and Gilly, father-in-law to Frances, Graham, Simon and Walter. Proud Grandpa to Jill and Sarah, Papa to James and Ellie-Rose. Funeral Service in Alexandra Presbyterian Church, 80 York Road, Belfast BT15 3HF on Tuesday 3rd August 2021 at 10.45am followed by burial in Lisburn New Cemetery Blaris Extension. Family home private, no flowers please. Donations, if desired, cheques payable to 58th Belfast Company The Boys Brigade c/o Ronnie Thompson Funeral Directors, 20 Ballinderry Road, Lisburn, BT28 1UF. Bill will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by the entire family circle. ‘Steadfast and sure, while the billows roll.’

FLOWERDAY, William Frederick

FLOWERDAY, William Frederick (Fred) – 28th July 2021, peacefully at home aged 82 years. Dearly loved husband of Agnes, much loved and loving father to Julie, Andrew and Philip, father-in-law of Chris, Amanda and Judith. Dear grandad to Luke and Lydia. Funeral service private. No flowers please. Donations, if desired, for Marie Curie and Almost Home Animal Rescue N.I., with cheques made payable to Ronnie Thompson Donations Account, c/o 20 Ballinderry Road, Lisburn, BT28 1UF. Will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by the entire family circle.
Peace Perfect Peace.

NELSON, Thomas

NELSON, Thomas – 28th July 2021, peacefully at home, late of Aberdelghy Park, Lambeg. Dearly loved husband of Rene, much loved dad of Thomas and Bryan, father-in-law to Helen and Ruth, grandfather to Philip, Rachel, Sarah, Daniel, Matthew and Ben and great-grandfather to James. Funeral service at St. Paul’s Parish Centre, Ballinderry Road, Lisburn on Saturday 31st July, at 1.00pm; followed by burial at Lisburn New Cemetery Blaris Extension at 2.30pm. Donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society c/o Ronnie Thompson Funeral Directors, 20 Ballinderry Road, Lisburn, BT28 1UF. Tom will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by the entire family circle. The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.

HIGGINSON, Douglas

HIGGINSON, Douglas – 27th July 2021 suddenly aged 78 years. Late of Magheralave Park North, Lisburn. Beloved husband of Myrtle, much loved dad of Paul and Roger, father-in-law to Kate and Elaine. Devoted granda to Evie, Jess, Sarah, Luke and Joshua. Service of thanksgiving to be held in Sloan Street Presbyterian Church on Friday 30th July at 2.00pm, preceded by a private burial. Seating will be limited due to social distancing guidelines, service will also be available online via Youtube; search Sloan Street Presbyterian Church. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, cheques payable to N.I. Air Ambulance c/o Ronnie Thompson Funeral Directors, 20 Ballinderry Road, Lisburn, BT28 1UF. Douglas will be lovingly remembered and very sadly missed by his family. God is our refuge and strength a very present help in trouble. Psalm 46 v 1

GALLAGHER BRENNAN, Gary Sean

GALLAGHER BRENNAN, Gary Sean – 25th July 2021 Unexpectedly at hospital, aged 50 years. Late of Cherry Park, Twinbrook, Belfast. Dearly loved partner of Barbara. Much loved and loving dad to Jade, Lauren and Gary. Father-in-law to Stephen and step-dad to Natasha. Proud Granda to Dainton. Dear brother of Tommy, John, Carol, Tony, Darren, Dominique, and the late Oliver, Jim, Tony, Irene, Mairead, Paul and Eugene. Devoted uncle to a wide circle of nieces and nephews. A service to celebrate Gary’s life will be held in St. Pauls Parish Centre (kindly granted) Ballinderry Road, Lisburn on Friday 30th July at 9.15am and afterwards to Roselawn Crematorium. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired, cheques payable to N.I. Chest, Heart & Stroke, c/o Ronnie Thompson Funeral Directors, 20 Ballinderry Road, Lisburn. BT28 1UF. Gary will be sorely missed by his family and wide circle of friends. When you walk through a storm, hold your head up high, you’ll never walk alone.

KERNAGHAN, Margaret

KERNAGHAN, Margaret (Rita) Nee Swan – 23rd July 2021. Peacefully at Nicholson House Nursing Home, in her 94th year. Formerly of Thornleigh Drive, Lisburn. Beloved wife of Stanley, much loved and loving mother to Avril and Randal. Proud Nanny to Gareth and partner Christine, Jonathan and partner Kerry and Glynn and Great-Nanny to Kai. Funeral service in St. Paul’s Parish Centre (kindly granted), Ballinderry Road, Lisburn on Friday at 3.30pm afterwards for private committal at Roselawn Crematorium. House strictly private. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, cheques payable to N.I. Chest, Heart and Stroke c/o Ronnie Thompson Funeral Directors, 20 Ballinderry Road, Lisburn, BT28 1UF. Will be sadly missed and always loved by her sorrowing husband, daughter, son and family. The Lord is my Shepherd.

WILSON, William Mervyn

WILSON, William Mervyn – 23rd July 2021, peacefully at hospital, aged 74 years. Formerly of Steedstown Road, Stoneyford. Dearly loved husband of the late Elsie, a loving and much loved dad to Julie and Robert, dearest father-in-law to Andrew and Sarah and a devoted granda to Sarah, Luke, Ryan, Jack, Alex and Joey. A Service of Thanksgiving will be held in St. Aidan’s Parish Church, Glenavy on Sunday 25th July at 3.00pm. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired for N.I. Hospice and Marie Curie, cheques payable to Ronnie Thompson Donations Account c/o Ronnie Thompson Funeral Directors, 20 Ballinderry Road, Lisburn, BT28 1UF. Will be lovingly remembered and very sadly missed by his daughter, son, their families and the wider family circle. At home with the Lord, forever in our hearts.

BELL, Elizabeth (Betty) nee Megaw

BELL, Elizabeth (Betty) nee Megaw – 23rd July 2021, peacefully at Kintullagh Nursing Home in her 93rd year, late of Temple Rise, Templepatrick. Dearly loved wife of the late Gordon, loving mother of Carolyn, Noeleen, Olwin, Alison and the late Alexandra. Mother-in-law to Colin, Hugh, Barry, Alistair and Stephen. House and funeral private. No flowers please. Donations if desired, made payable to Target Ovarian Cancer, c/o Ronnie Thompson Funeral Directors, 20 Ballinderry Road, Lisburn, BT28 1UF. Loved and remembered always by her daughters, sons-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and all the family circle. Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, his love endures forever.

BENNETT, John Robert

BENNETT, John Robert – 22nd July 2021, at his home, Willowbrook, 1B Temple Road, Upper Ballinderry, formerly of Georgia USA. Dearly loved husband of Ruth, devoted father to Victor and Jeremy and father-in-law to Suzan and Naomi. He loved and was loved by his grandchildren Ellen and Michael and he leaves behind a legion of friends in whose company he shone. His funeral service will be held (following Covid rules) in Magheragall Parish Church, on Tuesday 27th July at 3.00pm. Attendance at the graveside service of committal is unrestricted providing that social distancing is observed. House private. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Magheragall Parish Church Restoration Fund c/o Ronnie Thompson Funeral Directors, 20 Ballinderry Road, Lisburn, BT28 1UF.