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Daughter of double bereaved family thanks community for support which ‘has not gone un-noticed’

Alfie and Tanya Herron, from the Craigavon area, died on Sunday and Monday respectively.

Alfie and Tanya Herron

The family of brother and sister Alfred and Tanya Herron have reached out to Armagh I to express their thanks to everyone who has offered support in the recent sad bereavement.

Alfie and Tanya Herron, from the Craigavon area, died on Sunday and Monday respectively.

Alfred who passed away after a short illness in Craigavon Area Hospital was late of Magowan Buildings, Portadown while Tanya passed away  at home, Parkmore, Craigavon, after a long battle with illness.

Speaking to Armagh I, Tanya’s daughter Joanne said: “We would like to thank everyone for every message, comment, cards, support both families have received over the last few days.”

A funeral service for Joanne’s uncle Alfred was held on Wednesday at 11am in Milne’s Funeral Home with committal in Kernan Cemetery whilst Tanya’s funeral service was held in her late home on the same day (Wednesday) at 2pm with committal also in Kernan Cemetery.

“Andrew, Ross and Stuart from Milne Funeral Services went above and beyond and we can’t thank them enough for their professional service and support,” said Joanne.

“We would also like to thank each and every care provider for the treatment they both received especially my mum.”

Paying special tribute to the medical team who cared for her mother, Joanne said: “I’d like to thank Mums consultant Doctor Convery from Craigavon Area Hospital for all his support in the last few months.

“I’d also like to thank all the family and friends who attended both funeral services for all their support”

“We were touched when the young postman Jordon delivering in the Parkmore area while my mother’s funeral service was being held bowed his head in respect.

“We thank each and every single one of you every message comment has not gone un-noticed.”

Joanne also paid tribute to Rev William Orr and Alan Oliver.

In respect of Alfred, donations are for the benefit of Pancreatic Cancer UK and can be made here whilst for Tanya donations are for the benefit of COPD Foundation and Chest, Heart and Stroke NI and can be made here.

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