Tributes paid to Violet Thompson

Violet Thompson. Picture courtesy of Glenavon FC website.
Violet Thompson. Picture courtesy of Glenavon FC website.

Tributes have been paid to Mrs Violet Thompson, who passed away peacefully at Lurgan Hospital this morning (Thursday, November 26).

Violet Maureen Thompson (née Stewart) was a familiar face at Glenavon Football Club until failing health prevented her from attending matches.

Glenavon FC said on their website: “Sadly we have to report the passing this morning of Violet Thompson. Popular with both supporters and players alike Violet followed her beloved Glenavon home and away, through good times and bad times, for many years.

“Unfortunately ill-health meant that in recent years she was no longer able to attend matches. How she would have enjoyed Saturday’s victory!

“Condolences are sent to her family circle at home and abroad.”

Violet was the beloved mother of Maureen.

The Funeral Service is in the Church of The Nazarene, Mourne Road, Lurgan, on Monday, 30th November, at 12noon followed by private cremation at Roselawn Crematorium.

Family and friends welcome to pay their respects at Malcomsons Funeral Home on Sunday, 29th November, between 6.30pm and 9pm.

Donations if desired may be made for The Salvation Army Christmas Appeal c/o Malcomsons Funeral Service 7 Robert Street Lurgan BT66 8BE.

Will be lovingly remembered by her sorrowing daughter, son-in-law Duncan, grandchildren Dai, Stacey and husband Jonathan, great-grandson Bamber and family circle at home and abroad.