• J.A.Gormley

Acknowledgement from the family of the late Gertrude Ward (Lavey)

We the family of the late Gertrude Ward R.I.P. wish to express our gratitude and sincere appreciation to everyone who sympathised with us after the loss of Gertrude and to acknowledge the countless gestures of kindness, love and support shown to us, to all those who called at the house attended the wake and funeral, telephoned, sent Mass cards, sympathy cards and letters, who brought dinner and refreshments to the house.

Thank you to the family circle, friends and good neighbours whose help during and after the wake and funeral was invaluable. A special word of thanks goes to our team Geraldine, Saoirse, Jean, Tina, Joanne, Christina, Shannon and Margaret who provided a level of care love and support to mum and ourselves over the years of her illness, which was second to none, which in turn enabled her to remain in her own house.

We would like to thank Dr McGurk and Dr McCormick from Kilrea Health Centre for their care and attention to mum for years, district nurse team from Maghera, the excellent team of girls from One To One Home Care, Maghera Day Centre, Antrim Area hospital A&E and A1 staff and NI Ambulance Service.

We are deeply thankful for the spiritual support provided to mum and ourselves by Fr Graham, Fr Harkin over the years and to Fr Graham for attending mum while in hospital and at home prior to her passing. To Fr Brendan McKeefry (California) and Fr Graham for concelebrating her Requiem Mass, also Una McGill for the beautiful music. Thank you to Mary Convery and her team for providing the refreshments in Erin’s Own GAC Lavey following the burial.

Thanks to Mickey and Nicholas Gormley of J. A. Gormley Funeral Directors, Maghera & Coleraine for their caring, professional and dignified manner in which they carried out all the funeral arrangements.

We will forever be indebted to so many and as it would be impossible to than everyone individually, we hope this acknowledgement will be accepted as a token of our sincere appreciation.

Gertrude’s Month’s Mind mass was celebrated on Saturday 8th October 2022 at 6.00pm at St. Mary’s Chapel, Lavey. The Mass was streamed live on the Church webcam: https://churchmedia.tv/church-of-our-lady-of-mercy

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