Tributes to Aaron who ‘spread joy everywhere he went’

Undated family handout of Aaron Macaulay (centre) who died in a farming accident in Northern Ireland, spread joy everywhere he went, a church minister has said. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday July 31, 2013. Aaron Macaulay, shown here with his sibling (left to right) Jack, Helen, Hazel and Matthew, fell from farm machinery in rural Co Down yesterday and was airlifted to hospital but could not be saved. See PA story ULSTER Farm. Photo credit should read: PA/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated family handout of Aaron Macaulay (centre) who died in a farming accident in Northern Ireland, spread joy everywhere he went, a church minister has said. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday July 31, 2013. Aaron Macaulay, shown here with his sibling (left to right) Jack, Helen, Hazel and Matthew, fell from farm machinery in rural Co Down yesterday and was airlifted to hospital but could not be saved. See PA story ULSTER Farm. Photo credit should read: PA/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

The funeral of ten-year-old Aaron Macaulay, who has been described as a boy who spread joy everywhere he went’, will be held tomorrow (Friday) in Drumgooland Presbyterian Church at 2pm.

Aaron Macaulay fell from farm machinery in rural Co Down on Tuesday and was airlifted to hospital but could not be saved.

The Rev Michael Davidson, minister at Drumgooland Presbyterian Church, said Aaron’s family was heartbroken and devastated.

“Aaron was a very precious little boy, not just to his mum and dad and grandparents and brothers and sisters, but also to our church family and the wider community,” he said.

“He was full of fun, he was full of life, a boy who enjoyed life to the full, a boy who just spread joy everywhere and was guaranteed to bring a smile to your face and to raise a laugh with the things that he would do.”

Aaron has two older sisters, Helen and Hazel, and two older brothers, Matthew and Jack.

His parents, Maurice and Wendy Macaulay, are well-known locally as farmers and members of the church.