|Name||Birth / Death||Submitted by|
|Coyle, Eileen (Shaw)||d.2015||Teena|
|MacAllister, Helena Agnes (Irwin)||d.2015||Teena|
|Madden, Phyllis (Falconer)||d.2011||Teena|
|Thompson, Eileen (Horner)||d.2010||Teena|
CONWAY Packie The death has taken place December 13th 2015 at his home , 85 Meendamph Road, Altishane, Dunamanagh. Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth, much loved father of Mary and Brenda, father-in-law of Raymond and brother of Mary and the late Gerard, Brendan, Tommy, Joe, Barney, Ignatius, Noel and Charlie. Reposing at his home on Sunday (Dec. 13th) from 3p.m. Funeral leaving his home on Tuesday (December 15th) at 11.15a.m. for Requiem Mass in St Patrick’s Church, Killenagh at 12 noon Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing daughters, son-in-law, sister and family circle. Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on his soul.Thomas Quigley & Son Funeral Directors
COYLE Eileen (née Shaw). The death has taken place December 12th 2015 at Altnagelvin Hospital Formerly of 44 Park Road, Strabane. Beloved wife of the late Rupert, much loved mother of Debbie and Dale, dearly loved grandmother of James, Lucy, Daragh and Katie and sister of the late Julie. Reposing at her son, Dale Coyle’s home, 17 Carrigullen Road, Strabane on Sunday (December 13th) from 5.30p.m. Funeral leaving her son’s home on Monday (December 14th) at 1.15a.m. for Service of Thanksgiving in Christ Church, Bowling Green, Strabane at 2p.m. Burial afterwards in Strabane Cemetery. Deeply regretted by her sorrowing son, daughter, grandchildren and family circle. ‘The Lord is my Shepherd’.Donations in lieu of flowers please to the Foyle Hospice c/o Quigley Funeral Directors, 1A Newtown Place, Strabane. Family time please from 11p.m. to 11a.m. Thomas Quigley & Son Funeral Directors
DUDDY Liam The death has taken place December 4th 2015 at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast of Liam Duddy - 104 Mulvin Road, Victoria Bridge and formerly of Gortmore Park, Omagh. Beloved husband of Elizabeth, much loved father of Edel, Kevin, Michael, Mark, Daniel, Aine, Matthew and the late Pauline and brother of John, Christina, Bernadette, Margaret and Anne. Reposing at his home on Saturday (December 5th) from 7.30p.m. Funeral leaving his home on Monday (December 7th) at 9.15a.m. for Requiem Mass in St Theresa`s Church, Sion Mills at 10a.m. Burial afterwards in Glenock Cemetery, Newtownstewart. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing wife, sons, daughters, grandchildren, brother, sisters and family circle. Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on his soul.Donations in lieu of flowers please to the Neurological Unit, Royal Victoria Hospital, c/o Quigley Funeral Directors, 1A Newtown Place, Strabane.
HOUSTON Roy- The death has taken place December 5th 2015 at Melmount Manor, Strabane of Roy Houston – 13 Bridge Street, Strabane and formerly of Elmwood Street, Derry. Beloved husband of Eileen, much loved father of Robert and Declan, dearly loved grandfather of Sarah, Sinead and Oonagh and brother of the late Willie, Danny, Cissie, Nana, Gerry, Frances and Rose. Reposing at his home on Sunday (December 6th) from 5p.m. Funeral leaving his home on Tuesday (December 8th) at 9.30a.m. for Requiem Mass in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Strabane at 10a.m. Burial afterwards in Strabane Cemetery. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing wife, sons, grandchildren and family circle. Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on his soul. Donations in lieu of flowers please to the Foyle Hospice, c/o Quigley Funeral Directors, 1A Newtown Place, Strabane. Family time please from 11p.m. to 11a.m.Thomas Quigley & Son Funeral Directors
MacALLISTER Helena Agnes (née Irwin), late of Lisnamallard, Omagh, passed away on February 4 2015. Dearly loved wife of the late Robert, loving mother of George A., Margaret E.H. (McElwaine), Robert W.A. and J. David S., and a dear mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother. The Funeral Service will take place on Saturday (February 7) at 2 p.m. in her late home. Interment to follow in Dublin Road Cemetery, Omagh (for directions, see right). Will be sadly missed by her loving Family and entire Family Circle at home and abroad.
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MacAULEY Delia late of the Derry Road area of Omagh, passed away on March 23 2013. R.I.P. Much loved sister of Gerard, Sheila (Morrison), predeceased by Mamie, Donal and sister-in-law Lena. Requiem Mass will be held on Tuesday (March 26) at 1 p.m. in The Sacred Heart Church, Omagh Interment to follow in Dublin Road Cemetery, Omagh Sweet Jesus have mercy on her soul.
McCAUL Mary (née Toorish) death December 19th 2015 at Altnagelvin Hospital of Mary Mc Caul 81 Ballyheather Road, Burndennet, Strabane. Beloved wife of the late John-Joe, much loved mother of Robert, Anne, Margaret, Patrick, John and the late Kathleen, dearly loved grandmother of Anna, Michael, Daniel, Mary, Michelle and Emma and sister of Philomena, Bridie, Ivy and the late George, Noel and Joey. Reposing at her home on Saturday (December 19th) from 7.30p.m. Funeral leaving her home on Monday (December 21st) at 10.20a.m. for Requiem Mass in St Mary’s Church, Cloughcor at 11am. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Deeply regretted by her sorrowing sons, daughters, sisters, grandchildren, great grandchildren and family circle. Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on her soul. Donations in lieu of flowers please to Marie Curie, c/o Quigley Funeral Directors, 1A Newtown Place, Strabane.Thomas Quigley & Son Funeral Directors
McGONAGLE Mary- The death has taken place December 18, 2015 at Altnagelvin Hospital of Mary Mc Gonagle (née O`Neill) 207 Duncastle Road, Dunmanagh and formerly of Stranagalawilly, Craigbane. Beloved wife of the late Jim, much loved mother of Marian and James, dearly loved grandmother of Catherine and Aodhan and sister of John, Josephine, Harry, Susan, Maggie, Hughie and the late Annie, Patrick and Bridie. Reposing at her home on Friday (December 18th) from 8p.m. Funeral leaving her home on Sunday (December 20th) at 10.45a.m. for Mass in St Patrick`s Church, Killenagh at 11.30a.m.Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Deeply regretted by her sorrowing son, daughter, grandchildren, brothers, sisters and family circle.Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on her soul. Family time please from 11p.m. to 11a.m. Thomas Quigley & Son Funeral Directors
McNULTY Patsy The death has taken place December 7th 2015 at his home of Patsy Mc Nulty 23 Eden Terrace, Strabane. Beloved partner of Frances, much loved father of Brian and Brendan, father in law of Noreen, dearly loved grandfather of Julia and brother of Michael, Marion, Betty, John and Christopher. Reposing at his home on Monday (December 7th) from 7p.m. Funeral leaving his home on Wednesday (December 9th) at 9.20a.m. for Requiem Mass in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Strabane at 10a.m. Burial afterwards in Strabane Cemetery. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing partner, sons, daughter-in-law, granddaughter, brothers, sisters and family circle. Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on his soul. Thomas Quigley & Son Funeral Directors
MADDEN Phyllis (née Falconer), late of the Bridge Street area of Strabane, passed away on August 3 2011. R.I.P. Much loved wife of the late Michael, dearly loved mother of Gwendoline, Michael, Jennifer, Fr. Peter (P.P., Desertmartin), Kieran and Paula, and sister of Rita and the late John, Peter, Willie and Ena. The Funeral will leave her late residence on Friday (Aug 5) at 10.25 a.m. for Requiem Mass at 11 o’clock in St. Mary’s Church, Melmount Interment to follow in the adjoining cemetery. Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on her soul. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu of flowers have been requested
MAGEE Sonny late of the Ballycolman Road area of Strabane, passed away on September 16.2012 R.I.P. Beloved husband of Kathleen, much loved father of Paul, James and Catherine, dearly loved grandfather of Sinead, Molly, Beth, Katie and John, and brother of Anne, Cathal, Patricia, Carmel, Claire and the late Mary, Liam and Seamus. The Funeral will leave his late residence on Tuesday (September 18) at 11.25 a.m. for Requiem Mass at 12 noon in St. Mary’s Church, Melmount Interment to follow in the adjoining cemetery.Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on his soul.Thomas Quigley & Son Funeral Directors
VAUGHAN Jackie The death has taken place December 2nd 2015 at Altnagelvin Hospital of Jackie Vaughan 14 Laurel Drive, Strabane. Beloved husband of Joan, much loved father of Jacqueline, Patricia, Nora, Marie, Tony and Jacinta and brother of Sarah, Marie and the late Alfie and Hugh. Reposing at his home on Thursday (December 3rd) from 12 noon. Funeral leaving his home on Saturday (December 5th) at 9.25a.m. for Requiem Mass in St Marys Church, Melmount at 10a.m. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing wife, son, daughters, grandchildren, great grandchildren, sisters and family circle. Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on his soul. Donations in lieu of flowers please to the Foyle Hospice c/o Quigley Funeral Directors, 1A Newtown Place, Strabane. Thomas Quigley & Son Funeral Directors
THOMPSON Eileen (Horner) It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Eileen Thompson on September 17, 2010, at Antrim Area Hospital. Eileen, dearly loved wife of Stafford, devoted mother and stepmother of Gillian (Larry), David, Paul (Mirella), Stafford (Janet), Susan (Graham), and loving grandmother and great-grandmother, was youthful and beautiful. Her memory will be cherished by all who knew her. Following a service of Celebration on Sunday, September 19 at First Presbyterian Church, Cookstown, Eileen was Interred in Cookstown Cemetery. Donations in her memory, if desired, may be made to Save The Children c/o Steenson Funeral Services, 11 Loy Street, Cookstown, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland BT80 8PZ. "Always in our thoughts, forever in our hearts." The Edmonton Journal Oct. 7 2010
PJ Gillan and Richard Pine
Monday February 12, 2007
KIELY, Benedict - The Irish writer Benedict Kiely, who has died aged 87, overcame the banning of three early novels to enjoy a long and successful literary career. Under Ireland's censorship laws (since relaxed), the books were deemed to be "in general tendency indecent or obscene".
Kiely's first book, Counties of Contention: a Study of the Origins and Implications of the Partition of Ireland (1945), reflected the moderate nationalism that he adhered to all his life. His Poor Scholar (1947) is a critical biography of William Carleton, a pioneer of the modern Irish short story and a major influence on Kiely himself. Modern Irish Fiction (1950) is a work of assured literary criticism.
Born into a family of six children near Dromore, County Tyrone, Kiely grew up in Omagh, where he was educated by the Christian Brothers. His father was a Boer War veteran, who later worked as a survey measurer, or "chain man", for the Ordnance Survey. Although the town was largely free of the sectarianism associated with Northern Ireland, intolerance did occasionally rear its head. Kiely, who as a boy played outside-right for Omagh Corinthians and wore his hair in the manner of Dixie Dean, was suspended from the Gaelic Athletic Association "for being spotted by a member of the Gaelic vigilance committee playing a foreign game with Protestant boys in a Protestant field".
As a schoolboy, he dutifully read the prescribed essays of Addison, Belloc, Chesterton, Hazlitt and Lamb; for pleasure, he read Zane Gray and Edgar Wallace. He was once impressed by a teacher who interrupted a trigonometry lesson to make an impassioned defence of James Joyce - a remarkable introduction to the great writer from an Irish Christian Brother who, as Kiely later remarked, "made us realise that there was a world where books mattered".
In 1937 Kiely entered a Jesuit seminary to study for the priesthood. But during a lengthy convalescence from a tubercular spinal ailment, he decided that the religious life was not for him, and instead enrolled for an arts degree at University College, Dublin (UCD), where he was involved in the production of a poetry broadsheet and was a member of the literature society. He graduated in 1943.
By the time his first novel, Land Without Stars, was published in 1946, Kiely was a leaderwriter on the Irish Independent - his instructions were to "avoid coming to any conclusion about anything". But in 1950 he resigned. The banning of his novel In a Harbour Green (1949) had not endeared him to the management; furthermore, a positive review he wrote of George Farquhar's The Recruiting Officer prompted complaint from readers and Kiely was no longer asked to review plays. A friend suggested he would be happier at the Irish Press, where he then spent almost 15 years as literary editor. He retired from full-time journalism in the mid-1960s, became a visiting professor of creative writing at several American universities, and later lectured at UCD.
Kiely's narrative style owes much to the tradition of country storytelling and shares some characteristics with Joyce and Flann O'Brien. He drew on his abandoned religious vocation and the experience of illness in such novels as Honey Seems Bitter (1952), There Was an Ancient House (1955) and Dogs Enjoy the Morning (1968). The Cards of the Gambler (1953) is regarded as one of his best, and others combine elements of fantasy and reality.
His forte, however, was the short story. An early story, King's Shilling, was published in the Irish Bookman, and later stories appeared in the New Yorker, the Kenyon Review and other American magazines. At his best, Kiely came close to matching Frank O'Connor, who championed his work, and Sean O'Faolain.
His work is informed by a deep affection for and exasperation with Ireland, and by an inclusive sense of history and tradition. This is underscored by the anger evident in his last two novels, Proxopera (1977) and Nothing Happens in Carmincross (1985), which deal with political violence. In all, he published 10 novels and four volumes of stories, as well as travel books and anthologies. Two volumes of memoirs deal mainly with the Dublin of the 1940s and 1950s. A renowned raconteur, he was also a popular broadcaster. Kiely was awarded honorary doctorates by the National University of Ireland and the Queen's University, Belfast. In 1996 he received the highest honour of Aosdána, the Irish artists' body, when he was elected a Saoi, in recognition of his contribution to literature. In 1944 he married Maureen O'Connell, who predeceased him; they had one son and three daughters. His second wife Frances survives him. Benedict Kiely, writer, broadcaster and journalist, born August 15 1919; died February 8 2007.
Killens Cemetery, Auchacloy/Aghaloo Parish Co. Tyrone
Erected by Patrick McCANN in loving memory of his father Patrick McCANN died 5th April 1878, also his mother Anne McCANN died 4th Aug. 1896, also his brother James, died 24 March 1924, also his sister Annie, died 29th Nov 1926. Also John McKENNA Knocknaroy died 21st June 1972 aged 72 years His Wife Mary Jane, died 29th Dec. 1984 aged 87 years / R.I.P.
Published: Thu, Mar 13, 2008
Johnston BREEN Omagh
THERE was widespread regret at the death of Johnston Breen following a protracted illness which he bore with fortitude and resignation to the end. Johnston (affectionately known as Johnsy) was born on May 10 1919 and lived for most of his life on the family farm in Dunnamona and later on resided at 1 McKinley Bungalows, Cavanacaw. His sister Vera (Mrs Jack Price) predeceased him in 1965. Johnston was a hard working farmer and was widely known for his jovial disposition, especially when he attended the various cattle marts within the Omagh district. He had a wide circle of friends who held him in high esteem, as was evident from the very large number of people who attended his funeral. He was a life long member of Clanabogan Parish Church and served for some years on the Select Vestry. He was very active in a number of parochial organisations, was the founder member of both the badminton and bowling clubs and was captain of each for a number of years. Johnston gave a long period of service to his coutnry, both as a member of the Special Constabulary, the Ulster Defence Regiment and later on the RUC Reserve. He was also a dedicated member of the Orange Institution, the Royal Black Preceptory and the Apprentice Boys of Derry and served for a number of years as secretary and Worshipful Master of Blacksessiagh LOL 226. Johnston played a prominent part in organising many social events in connection with his Lodge, particularly dancing classes and concerts in the hall. He loved to socialise with his friends and neighbours and thoroughly enjoyed the annual cross-commuity senior citizens party at Clanabogan Hall and the annual RUC welfare Christmas party.
Johnston also served on the Board of Governors of Cavanacaw Primary School and Omagh High School, the former Omagh Intermediate School. The funeral service in Clanabogan Parish Church was widely attended. It was conducted by the Rector, Canon Robert Clarke, who paid tribute to Johnston's endearing qualities, his lively wit, his sense of humour and his willingness always to do someone a good turn. His younger brother, Wilfred, the church organist, acted int his capacity as a personal tribute to his brother and incorporated into the introductory voluntaries a piece Johnston always loved to hear, Killaloe, the regimental march of the Royal Irish Regiment. The hymns chosen for the service were Johnston's favourite, 'Safe in the Arms of Jesus', 'Sweet By and By' and 'Abide with Me'. Interment took place in the family plot and the cortege was preceded to the grave by piper, Noel Clarke, Gortaclare. A large number of friends, family and neighbours attended for tea in the Church hall afterwards which was supplied and served by the ladies of Clanabogan Parish Church. Johnston was held in deep affection by his own family and the family circle, especially his 16 sorrowing grandchildren, who will miss him very much indeed. Chief mourners were his wife, Noelle, son Raymond and daughter-in-law Hazel, daughter Irene and son-in-law Raymond, son Fred and daughter-in-law Audrie, daughter Vera and son-in-law Stephen, daughter-in-law Breda, daughter Pauline and son-in-law Stephen, daughter Heather and partner John and daughter Hazel and son-in-law Bill. His brother Wilfred and sister-in-law Ruby. His nephew and nieces Hilary, Ian and Fiona Price and their families. His brother-in-law Bob and sister-in-law Thelma, sister-in-law Rita and sister-in-law Winnie and brother-in-law Derrick and all the members of the McCaffrey, Simpson and Shenton families. Funeral arrangements were carried out by R. G. Adams and Son, Undertakers, Dromore, Co Tyrone.