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Acknowledgement from the family of the late Francis P Shields


The family circle of the late Francis, (Francie) Shields wish to express our sincere gratitude for the condolences and kindness extended to us following the passing of Francie. Thank you to all the kind neighbours and friends who always supported Francie and to all those who sent Mass cards, telephoned, attended the wake and funeral.


A special word of thanks to Fr Dermot McGirr for his spiritual support and for celebrating Francie’s Requiem Mass and also Fr Peter Madden and Fr Sean McGuigan. Thank you also to Edward James and Hannah for the beautiful music and to the Sacristan, Margaret, for her support and the preparation of the church. We are very grateful to the Knocknagin Hall Committee who provided the refreshments after the funeral.


We appreciate the dedication of all the carers throughout the years who looked after Francie so well and the staff of Garden Street Health Centre, McGlaughlin’s Chemists and finally the staff in Antrim Area Hospital who cared for him in his last weeks.


Many thanks to Michael & Nicholas Gormley (J. A. Gormley Funeral Directors, Maghera & Coleraine) for the professional and dignified manner in which they carried out the funeral arrangements and to those who prepared the grave.


Although it is impossible to thank everyone individually, we trust this acknowledgement will be accepted by all as a token of our appreciation.


The Month’s Mind Mass for Francie was celebrated on Friday 15th December at 10am in St Mary’s Church, Coolcalm, Desertmartin. The Mass was viewed via https://www.churchservices.tv/desertmartin

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