Former Dromara woman Sarah was a weaver in Hilden Mill

The passing of Mrs Sarah Tate took place at Seapatrick Care Home on Thursday February 23. She was the dearly loved wife of the late Jacob Tate who predeceased her a number of years ago and formerly of Dromara.

She was the dearly loved mother of Edith. She had reached the grand age of 83 years. Formerly Miss Sarah Maguire married Jacob in 1965. She was employed as a textile worker in Hilden Mill outside Lisburn and there she learned the skills of weaving.

After this she left to bring up her daughter Edith and then was employed as a caretaker in 2nd Dromara Presbyterian Church. She was a regular attender at 2nd Dromara Presbyterian Church and very seldom missed.

In her earlier days she sang in the choir in St John’s Parish Church. Edith would like to thank the staff of Seapatrick Care Home for the devotion shown to her mother, and the Rev. Kenny Hanna for his visitations and ministrations.

She is survived by her daughter, two grandsons Michael and Stuart and granddaughter Elle, two sisters Louise (Dromara) and Edith (Canada) and one brother Thomas (Dromara).

To these and all other relatives sincere sympathy has been extended. The funeral which was very largely attended took place on Sunday from William Bell and Co. Funeral Home to 2nd Dromara Presbyterian Churchyard. Her minister the Rev. Kenny Hanna officiated at both the Funeral Home and Graveside. Family flowers were placed on the grave and donations in lieu of flowers are being sent to William Bell and Co. Funeral Directors, 23 Kenlis Street, Banbridge, BT32 3LR for The Staff and Residents Comforts of Seapatrick Care Home (Cheques made payable to William Bell and Co).

William Bell and Co had charge of the funeral arrangements.