Dromore family's gifts a tribute to Debbie

Dromore man Colin Ward recently presented items to the Royal Victoria Hospital, which looked after his daughter Debbie who died aged just 30.

Monday, 6th June 2016, 11:19 am
Updated Monday, 6th June 2016, 12:27 pm
Dromore man Colin Ward with the Sister and staff of the Royal Victoria Hospital's Regional Intensive Care Unit, to whom he presented, on behalf of the Ward family circle, a number of items for the benefit of patients, families and staff. The items were bought with funds raised in lieu of flowers following the death of Colin and his wife Maureen's only daughter Debbie.

Debbie was admitted into the Regional Intensive Care Unit on 25th September 2015 where she passed away on 2nd October 2015.

She is greatly missed by her Mum and Dad plus her four brothers, Ian, Chris, Ally and Neil, their Wives and Partners and children and her Paternal Grandparents Margaret and William Ward plus all her Aunts, Uncles and Cousins, too numerous to mention individually.

The items were presented on behalf of the Ward Family Circle and were bought and paid for using the funds raised in lieu of flowers following the sad demise Debbie.

The total amount raised was an astonishing £2,290.

On Sat 7th May 2016 Colin presented over the items on behalf of the Ward family circle including 10 Dyson Fans which would be used on the Unit to aid patients, mugs, industrial toasters and large teapots which would be for the benefit of patients, their families and the staff in the Unit.

Debbie was one of lifes characters, who despite being born with Spina Bifida, and having numerous health problems throughout her life lived it to the full and brought a ray of sunshine into the life of everyone who were lucky enough to know her.

The Ward family wish to thank the Doctors and Nurses of the RICU for the amazing, caring way in which they cared for Debbie during her last days.

They also extended their thanks to Pastors Paul Eagleson and David Kinnin from Dromore Elim Pentecostal Church, and the Reverend Nigel Kane, Magherally Presbyterian Church for all their help and support at such a tragic time and the ‘wonderful way’ in which they conducted Debbie’s Funeral Service on the 4th October 2015,

The family also thank Mr Robert Brady, Funeral Director and his staff for the kind, caring and considerate way in which they carried out their duties, Mr Alexander Martin and the Graveyard Committee of Magherally Presbyterian Church and Mr Gavin Hamilton for the beautiful headstone erected in Debbie’s memory.

Lastly, the family thank anyone who came to the house and/or funeral to show their respects to a truly inspirational young woman who will be sorely missed by all those who knew her.