Following the very sad passing in the space of a few days a month ago of both Kay McCurdy and Loughie McQuilkin, their families have put forward the following messages.
Kay McCurdy RIP
The family of the late Kay McCurdy wish to express our sincere gratitiude to all those who sympathised and supported us throughout our recent bereavement. Thank you to our extended family and friends, to all those who called at the house, attended the funeral, sent cards and letters of sympathy and made dontions in lieu of flowers to the British Lung Foundation.
Loughie McQuilkin passed away this morning. Loughie will return to Rathlin today on the 4.30pm Canna sailing, and will be brought from his home to the chapel at 6.30pm on Saturday, with the funeral mass at 12.00 noon on Sunday. Our thoughts and prayers are with Margaret and the whole McQuilkin family at this very sad time.
May God rest his gentle soul, and his dancing feet.
Kay McCurdy sadly passed away in the early hours of this morning. Kay will return to Rathlin today on the 4.30 Canna sailing. The funeral mass will be at 12.00 on Wednesday. Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole McCurdy family at this time.
Geraldine is very touched and grateful to everyone who supported "Tea and Buns for Otters" on Saturday. A whopping £80.55 was raised to support otter conservation worldwide by the International Otter Survival Fund.
Big thank you to Tania and Yvonne and Stephen and David who did lots to make it happen. Special thank you also to all the kids who came, made brilliant pictures and added extra fun to make it so successful.
Rathlin residents received a special visit from the Gruffalo last week. His first island appearance was in St Mary’s Primary School where eight very surprised pupils gave him a warm and enthusiastic welcome. He seemed to be as big a hit with the teaching staff as with the children.
Tourism NI staff will be on the island on Thursday 14 April to offer forty five minute one-to-one 'stakeholder clinics' for anyone on the island involved with the tourist industry. Please contact the Resource Centre as soon as possible to book a slot.