We the King family, Anne, Colin, Cahir and Maurice, wish to express our heartfelt gratitude and sincere thanks to all those who sympathised and supported us during the recent death and devastating loss of our much loved husband, father and grandfather Maurice.
The family wish to thank Fr. Paul Alexander and Fr. John McManus for their spiritual role during this time. We express our gratitude to Fr. Paul Alexander for celebrating Requiem Mass, for his very moving homily and for the graveside prayers and words of comfort at the funeral.
We would also like to thank Dolores Kearney and Adrian Magee for their contribution to the Mass.
Thank you to all our family, friends and neighbours for the practical help and support given during our time of grief.
We thank those who offered their condolences with floral bouquets, Mass and sympathy cards, verbally and online via social media and also for the newspaper tributes to Maurice.
The family thank Dr. Jayne Creaney and the staff of Stream Street Surgery and also the staff of Downe Hospital. We are very grateful to the Downpatrick District Nurses, the care workers of Lydian care and Marie Curie for their professional and dedicated care.
We express our gratitude to all those who travelled long distances to attend the funeral and to the many people who lined the route and gathered at the chapel and cemetery to pay their respects.
Grateful thanks to Charles Rourke & Sons Funeral Directors and to Mr. Thomas Edgar for preparing the grave.
Thanks to the staff and clients of Downe Veterinary Clinic and the wider community for sharing our burden during this trying period.
Finally, Thank you to those who donated generously in lieu of flowers to Marie Curie.
The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for all your intentions.
Maurice’s months mind Mass will take place in St. Patrick’s Church Saul at 7pm on 29th October, 2021
KING, Maurice MVB MRCVS died on 29th September 2021, peacefully at home surrounded by his family.
Beloved son of the late Mary-Theresa and John Henry King, Burrenbridge, he is survived by his adored wife Anne, children Colin, Cahir and Maurice, grandchildren Niall, Isla, Eleri and Gabriel, his brothers, sisters and entire family circle. May he rest in peace.
Requiem Mass will be celebrated in St. Patrick’s Church, Saul on Saturday 2nd October at 11am.
Due to current regulations numbers in the Church will be restricted. Those wishing to, may view Requiem Mass online via saulandballeeparish.com/webcam
Donations in lieu of flowers may be made, if desired to Marie Curie via justgiving.com/fundraising/mauriceking
Very deeply regretted by his sorrowing family, friends and colleagues.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
Enquiries: Charles Rourke & Sons Funeral Directors.