The death has occurred peacefully of Harold (Harry) Cecil Britton, with his family present at the Tilery Nursing Home on January, 23 aged 92 years.

Harry was born ‘between the bridges’ in Market Street in Enniskillen (a fact of which he was very proud), to his parents James and Margaret.

He was the youngest of nine children, with older siblings Tom, George, Loftus, Jim, Violet, Angel and Olive.

Harry’s childhood was spent on the family farm at Drummee and he was educated at The Model Primary School.

Possessing a natural creative talent for woodwork, Harry became a joiner and his work took him to Liverpool and Manchester, where he lived for several years before returning home to Fermanagh.

He worked with Fermanagh County Council as a Clerk of Works until he secured a job with the Education and Library Board as a Schools Maintenance Officer.

Having been raised on a farm, Harry loved the natural world, particularly enjoying fishing and bird watching and was a life long supporter of the RSPB.

He also loved music, especially Irish and Scottish traditional music. He was a self taught musician and in his earlier days was in great demand at local concerts when he would sing and recite traditional ballads and play his tin whistle.

He also enjoyed amateur dramatics and was a former member of the Rossorry Players.

Harry was an Air Cadet during his teenage years and recalled flying from St. Angelo to Iceland with The Royal Canadian Airforce.

One of his proudest experiences was when his grandson, Glen, who had qualified as a pilot, flew him from Belfast to Manchester.

A faithful member of Lisbellaw Parish Church, Harry served as a church-warden and subsequently on the select vestry; a position he held with pride.

Harry’s popularity and the high esteem in which he was held was evident by the large attendance at his funeral.

The service was conducted by Rev. Stephanie Woods. The reading was delivered by his son Colin and the poem “He is Gone” was read by his daughter Catherine.

The hymns chosen were “Amazing Grace” and “All Things Bright and Beautiful”.

A solo ( You Raise Me Up) was sung by Lynda Lindsay, accompanied by Sheena Rasdale, who also played one of Harry’s favourite songs on the tin whistle as his remains were removed from the church.

He is survived by his wife Jean, son Colin, daughters Catherine and Alison, daughter-in-law Cynthia, sons-in-law Gerry and Dara; his grandchildren Samantha and Glen, Cristie and Jack, Aimee and Ella and great grandchildren Lucas and Eva. He will be sadly missed by all his family and wider family circle.

Funeral arrangements were by W.T Morrison Funeral Directors, Enniskillen.