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Tragic Omagh woman had a ‘heart of gold’

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Tragic Omagh woman had a ‘heart of gold’ thumbnailMrs Mary McIvor pictured at a function in Omagh High School where she was chairperson of Friends of Omagh High.

Omagh and the surrounding community has been stunned and greatly saddened by the sudden death in tragic circumstances of a 43-year-old woman who has been described by a close friend as "one in a million with a heart of gold".

This was just one of the many glowing tributes which flooded in following the death of Mrs Mary McIvor (nee Bell), of Killyclogher Road, Omagh, who was a native of the town  and was well-known by many having played an active role in society.

Huge crowds of mourners - many fighting back tears as they said goodbye to a good and loyal friend - flocked to St Columba's Parish Church in Omagh yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon for a service of thanksgiving for Mary's life.

Mrs McIvor died at her home in the early hours of Saturday where she lived with her husband, Chris; children, Erin (21), a university student and past Omagh High School pupil, Beth (18) and Ross (14), both current pupils of Omagh High School where the deceased was chairperson of the parents' association, Friends of Omagh High.

She is also survived by her mother, Muriel; her brother, Paul and his family. She was predeceased by her father, Tom; and a brother Robert, who also died suddenly in the early 1990s.

 

Full story in this week's Tyrone Constitution...

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