Jim was respected by all who knew him

PROFOUND sorrow spread over a wide area when it was learned of the passing of James McCaw which took place at his home 103 Barronstown Road, Banbridge on Friday March 9.

Jim, as he was affectionately known, was the dearly loved husband of Naomi and devoted father of James, William and Trevor.

Jim had been diagnosed just four weeks before his passing. He was a man of many sterling qualities and highly respected by all those who knew him. In his earlier days he would have combined quite a bit and more recently kept to his farm.

He enjoyed motorcycling and would have attended many road races but Jim was mainly a family man and before his marriage would have run the farm with his late mother who predeceased him some years ago.

He suffered a great loss by the sudden death of his brothers Johnny (Kilmacrew) and Bert (Australia). His main interest was centred around his home and family and it is there that his passing will be mostly felt. He is survived by his wife Naomi, three sons James, William and Trevor, sister Mrs Helen Davidson and brother-in-law Geoffrey. To these and all other relatives sincere sympathy has been extended.

The funeral, which was largely attended, took place from his home for service in Holy Trinity Parish Church at which Captain Geoffrey Walmsley who officiated at the Home, Church and Graveside and paid a fitting tribute to Jim’s life. The hymns ‘The Lord’s my Shepherd’ and ‘What a friend we have in Jesus’ were sung. Mr Roly Anketel presided at the organ. The interment took place afterwards in the New Cemetery. 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 Macmillan Cancer Care.

William Bell and Co. had charge of the funeral arrangements.