McCartney Robert Hill, 20th September 2021 (peacefully) at hospital, late of 43 Rankinstown Road, Ballymena. Beloved son of the late Margaret and Robert and much loved partner of Marina. A … [Read More...]
PART OF THE COMMUNITY
A fifth generation family owned business, James Henry Funeral Services have been serving the community in Ballymena since 1892.
We are pleased to support Broughshane Waterfowl Park.
The park, is one of only two places in the world where all seven species of swan can be found.
Volunteers from the Broughshane Village teamed together in 2010 and turned a derelict pond with a large area of swampland into a fantastic habitat for ornamental wildfowl.
Pictured are Mr Sam Henry and Mr John Robinson, on behalf of James Henry Funeral Services, who had the pleasure of visiting the park and meeting with Mr Trevor Dunlop, Chairperson, Eleanor Haywood, Treasurer and Mr Gary Haywood, Committee Member.
Guidelines for making a donation in lieu of flowers
Unfortunately, we cannot take card payments for donations.
We can accept cheques made payable to the charity directly, or, to James Henry Funeral Services.
Cash donations should be accompanied with the names of the deceased and the name and address of the donator.
If the donations are to be divided between a number of charities, cheques must be made payable to James Henry Funeral Services. The donations can then be divided as per family wishes.
Due to COVID-19 there are significant changes with regards to arranging funerals and public gatherings at funeral services.
For the wellbeing and safety of all, the following advice is given:
- • The number of people at a funeral is determined by a risk assessment where the funeral is to take place.
- • Some cemeteries still have restrictions.
These are uncertain times for us all but we will continue to provide our professional and caring assistance.
Any queries please contact our office on 02825652456.
COVID-19 – GUIDANCE FOR CARING FOR THE DECEASED AND MANAGING FUNERALS
The Department of Health last issued updated regional guidance for managing funerals on 29 July 2021. Following the NI Executive decision to ease some restrictions from 16 August, it has been necessary to make some amendments to that guidance to ensure that it aligns with the current situation.
The main change relates to funeral services at private dwellings. As there is no longer a restriction on the numbers permitted to gather outdoors at a private dwelling, it is an appropriate time to, once again, permit funeral services to be conducted at private homes when there is a negligible risk of transmitting COVID-19 infection.
However, you should be aware that numbers inside the dwelling are still restricted to a maximum of 10 people from no more than 3 households. This number includes clergy/officiants but does not include children aged 12 or under.
There is no limit to the number permitted to gather outdoors for a funeral service at a private dwelling. The guidance also contains new paragraphs (49-52) relating to viewing of remains at a private dwelling and some minor wording changes for easier reading.
SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR CREMATIONS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC FROM TUESDAY 6th JULY 2021
In response to the ongoing review of Coronavirus Regulations by the Department of Health (Northern Ireland) and the updated Funeral Director Guidance for Managing Funerals, Belfast City Council has completed a further review of the restrictions currently in place for cremations at the City of Belfast Crematorium.
In light of that review, from Tuesday 6th July 2021, it will be possible to permit a short indoor committal service (maximum of 15 minutes) to be held within the Crematorium Chapel. It must be emphasised that it will be only possible to currently have a short committal service and therefore we would encourage families to seek to hold fuller funeral services at other appropriate venues.
In accordance with the Department of Health guidance, and following a risk assessment at the City of Belfast Crematorium, they can accommodate up to a maximum number of twenty eight (28) mourners within the Crematorium Chapel. This limit means the mourners can be safely accommodated within our Chapel facility with mitigating factors in place that will reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission including appropriate social distancing measures and the wearing of face coverings as required by the regulations.
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Hamilton Rachael (nee Mallon), 22nd September 2021, peacefully at Braefield Nursing Home, formerly of Dunclug Park, Ballymena. Much loved wife of the late Dessie, loving mother of Stephen, Paul and … [Read More...]
Shaw George called home 21st September 2021, peacefully at his home, 18 Sandmount Park, Galgorm. Dearly loved dad of Barry and Tracy, loving father in law of Carolyn and Peter and a devoted granda to … [Read More...]
Dickson Millar, taken suddenly, 24th August 2021, doing what he loved. Deeply missed by daughters Keeva & Charlotte, sons-in-law Neil & Michael, wife Fran and grandsons Mason & … [Read More...]
McAuley Patricia Josephine (Pat) 18th September 2021 peacefully at hospital R.I.P. Much loved wife of Carl 4 Galgorm Gardens Ballymena, loving mother of Joanne and Ruth dear mother in law of Andrew … [Read More...]
Bell George, 16th September 2021, peacefully at Hospital, late of 3 Richmond Park, Ballymena. Beloved son of the late Jack and Hannah, loving brother of Ray, Jean, Heather, Margaret, Norman and … [Read More...]