Annie Irvine, of 15 Killycappy Road, Drumkeen, Ederney, passed away on October 7, 2016, peacefully at her home.

Annie, aged 90 years, was born at Stranadariff, Lack, Co. Fermanagh on September 14, 1926, a daughter of Robert and Minnie Walker, sister of Lottie and the late Susan, Lena and Mattie, also half sister of John, Tubrid, and the late Jim, Mealbawn, Lack.

On leaving school at Edenaveagh, Annie went to work for her school teacher, Mrs. Arthur Johnston at Glassmullagh House, as a house maid. Some years later she met her husband to be, Albert Irvine, from the neighbouring farm at Glassmullagh.

They married on January 23, 1945 in Colaghty Parish Church and set up home at Drumsowna More, Ederney, where they both worked very hard on a mixed farm and growing crops, corn, hay, potatoes and so on. Livestock on the farm included hens, pigs, sheep, turkeys and geese.

Most of the work then was done with their two black horses Molly and Charlie. They were blessed with family: William, Heather, Raymond and Alan and the late Wesley who passed away suddenly on October 18, 1977.

Annie lost her husband on November 23, 1982 and retired to her bungalow in Ederney, where she made her home for over 30 years until her death.
She left seven grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren whom she loved very much. 

Annie was well liked in the community and had made many good friends and neighbours.

She was a past member of the “Evergreens” Kesh; “Young at Heart” and “Women’s Fellowship” at Colaghty.

Annie was a faithful attender of Colaghty Parish Church, where her funeral service was held on October 10, 2016. It was conducted by the Rev. Alan Irwin. The church was filled and overflowed to the church hall.

The funeral arrangements were carried out by Funeral Directors, S.R. Elliott and Sons, Darling Street, Enniskillen.