A woman of a cheery and friendly disposition

WIDESPREAD sympathy spread throughout the district when it was learned of the passing of Mrs Dorothy Adelaide Sands, 135 Chinauley Park, Banbridge.

She was the dearly loved wife of Edward George Sands and was affectionately known as a woman of cheery and friendly disposition.

Formerly Doris Gregg from Dromore, she met her future husband at a church social in Dromore in 1940 and was married three years later in 1st Dromore Presbyterian Church.

Eddie and Doris went to live in Dromore for a short time but then returned to Edenderry Gardens in Banbridge. After the birth of her three boys, Doris started to work in Cowdy’s factory and then in Thomas Ferguson Edenderry Factory.

She was a keen cyclist and Eddie made her a seat on the back of her bicycle so she could cycle with one of her children as they came along. She also took a deep interest in Banbridge Cycling Club of which her husband is a founder member.

Doris loved her garden and growing a variety of flowers and she also enjoyed going out in the car at weekends, travelling to Newcastle. Travel generally was a passion and during her life she enjoyed visits to Vienna, Portugal, Scotland, Isle of Man and Jersey.

A member of Scarva Street Presbyterian Church, her main interest was centred around her home and family, with a special interest in her grandchildren and great grandchildren who were all very special to her.

She is survived by her husband, three sons Derek, Brian and Harry; daughters-in-law Patricia and Glynis; five grandchildren, Tony, Kelly, Claire, Mark and Ryan; six great grandchildren, Kyia, Logan, Cameron, Ellie, Shannon and Morgan; two sisters, Mrs Gladys McDowell, and Mrs Evelyn Flannaghan. To these and all other relatives sincere sympathy has been extended.

The funeral took place privately from her home at 135 Chinauley Park on Friday last for a service in Scarva Street Presbyterian Church at which her minister, the Rev. Andrew Watson, paid a fitting tribute.

The hymns ‘The Lord’s My Shepherd’ and ‘What A Friend We Have In Jesus’ were sung. Interment took place in the New Cemetery and family flowers were placed on the grave.

Donations in lieu are being sent to William Bell and Co, funeral directors, 23 Kenlis Street, Banbridge, for Macmillan Nurses.