Tribute paid to John Black

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Lurgan District Loyal Orange Lodge No 6 has paid tribute to Deputy District Treasurer John Black, who passed away yesterday (Tuesday).

John Saville (Johnny) Black passed away on September 1, peacefully following a short illness.

Late of 6 Rosewood Park, Lurgan he was the beloved partner of Jane and loving father of Alexandra and Robert.

His funeral service takes place in Knocknamuckley Parish Church tomorrow (Thursday) at 2pm followed by interment in the adjoining Churchyard.

No flowers please, at family request. Donations if desired may be made for Cancer Focus NI C/o Malcomsons Funeral Service 7 Robert Street, Lurgan, BT66 8BE.

He will be lovingly remembered by Jane, Alexandra and Jon, Robert, Grace, brothers Philip and Douglas, sister Alison and the entire family circle.

A spokesman for Lurgan District Loyal Orange Lodge said: “It is with deep sadness that we learned of the death of our highly esteemed Deputy District Treasurer, Wor Bro John Black. To his son Robert, Deputy District Secretary and his twin Brother Douglas, District Treasurer and the entire Black family, we extend our heartfelt sympathy and prayers at this very difficult time.

“Following the service and at the conclusion of the Ministers graveside oration there will be a traditional & dignified Orange farewell in ritual form. All brethren welcome, regalia will be worn at this part of the service. This is the wish, not only of the family but Bro John himself.”