by JULIE SPENCE
Gary Morrow, at a Church Children's Club
event last year.
TRIBUTES have been paid to father of two
Gary Morrow from Moira who died following a traffic
collision in the village on Saturday.
Mr Morrow (43) died when his motorcycle
was involved in an incident with another motorcycle and van
on the Hillsborough Road on Saturday just after 4pm.
Mr Morrow's funeral was held on Wednesday
morning at Moira Baptist Church, where he was a Deacon of
Church Elder, Adrian Patterson, spoke
warmly of Mr Morrow, who he said would be "sadly missed."
"Gary's passion was really for his
family, his Christian faith and his Christian work," said Mr
Patterson. "He had been involved with Moira Baptist Church
almost since its inception 20 years ago.
"For 13 years he ran the Junior Youth
Fellowship and was closely involved with youth work in the
"In recent years he was a Deacon in the
church. Gary was our right hand man, he will be very sadly
missed by everyone in the Church family."
One of Mr Morrow's closest friends,
Mister Brown, said his friend was 'a real character.'
"He was really bubbly and out going and
he was such hard worker.
"He loved working in the church; there
was nobody who worked as hard as Gary. He was always doing
wee jobs for people.
"He could turn his hand to anything, he
was always helping other people. We have lost the backbone
"He was a totally devoted family man," he
continued, "he loved his family. He was always talking about
how good Donna was with computers, how well Sarah was doing
at work and how great Ross was with his hands."
Following the church service at Moira
Baptist Church, Mr Morrow was laid to rest at Lisburn New
Cemetery Blaris Extension. Donations in lieu of flowers to
Mega Life Ministries.
Mr Morrow is survived by his wife Donna,
children Sarah and Ross, father Bob and step-mother Maureen.