Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral of well known Belfast ship worker and Justice of the Peace, Henry (Harry) Fletcher MBE.
The service of thanksgiving for the life of Mr Fletcher was held in St Aidan's Parish Church, Blythe Street last Friday, July 30.
UUP Councillor Jim Rodgers said: “There was a large turn-out from the local community as well as the Orange Order, the Royal Black Preceptory and the Apprentice Boys of Derry. There were also representatives from Helm Housing Association (that used to be known as Belfast Improved Houses), where Harry was the chairman.
“Harry worked at Harland and Wolff shipyard his whole working life and also served two terms for the Ulster Unionist party as a councillor for St George’s area on Belfast City Council.
“He would always be marching at the front of the Twelfth marches as he was the Chief Marshall of Belfast Orange District County.
“I have known him almost all my life and he was a man of high principles. My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this very difficult time.”
Mr Fletcher died on Tuesday, July 27 in hospital.