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Pensioner who died after Northway collision to be laid to rest next Tuesday

Donations are being accepted for Air Ambulance NI and Macmillan Cancer Care

The funeral will take place next Tuesday of the Co Armagh pensioner who died after a two vehicle collision on the Northway at the weekend.

Sylvia McKee, who was 72 and from Portadown was the passenger in a Peugeot 108 which was involved in a collision with a silver Honda Accord shortly before 2pm on Sunday.

The driver of the vehicle, Sylvia’s husband John who is also in his 70s, sustained serious injuries and remains critically ill in hospital.

The driver of the other car, had been arrested at the scene on suspicion of dangerous driving.

The deceased lived at Lurgan Road, Portadown.

According to a funeral notice, Mrs McKee was the “beloved and devoted wife of John and dearest mother of Nicola, Stephen and the late Sanya, mother in law of Derek and Joanne and a much loved nanny of Sharon, Gemma, Stuart, Jason, Chloe-Anne, Tyler, Zara, Kris, Demi and Isha also a great granny of Tia, Levi, Katie and Sam”.

Her funeral will take place on Tuesday next, August 13, at 12 noon at Seagoe Parish Church, with committal following in the adjoining graveyard.

The funeral notice adds: “Family and friends will be made welcome on Thursday at Milne’s Funeral Home, 59 Seagoe Road, Portadown, BT63 5HS from 10am to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm.

“Everyone will be made welcome at her sister Millie’s home at 9 Manderley Park, Portadown BT63 5ER on Sunday and Monday.”

Family flowers only are requested, but donations in lieu are being accepted for Air Ambulance NI and Macmaillan Cancer Care, care of Milne Funeral Services, 59 Seagoe Road, Portadown, BT63 5HS.

Tragically, the couple’s daughter Sanya died suddenly on holiday in Poland six years ago.

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