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Tributes left near to where body of Norman Galbraith found

By Staff Reporter

Published 18/04/2016

Flowers and messages in memory of Ballymoney man Norman Galbraith
Flowers and messages in memory of Ballymoney man Norman Galbraith
Flowers and messages in memory of Ballymoney man Norman Galbraith

Flowers and touching messages of sympathy have been placed close to where the body of a missing man was found in Co Antrim.

The remains of Norman Galbraith (66), who disappeared from his home at Queens Avenue, Ballymoney, last summer, were found in a field off Bravallen Road, around three miles outside the town.

A service for Mr Galbraith will take place in James McMullan & Son Funeral Home this morning followed by interment at Ballymoney Cemetery.

Mr Galbraith, formerly of Articlave near Coleraine, was husband to Doris and father of Christopher and Andrew.

The family circle has asked for family flowers only, but has requested donations in lieu, if desired, to go to the Community Rescue Service, which was involved in the search for Mr Galbraith.

Police confirmed on Friday that the body found the previous day had been identified as the missing man.

Mr Galbraith disappeared at the end of July last year.

They said the death was not being treated as suspicious.

Following the discovery, neighbours and townspeople in Ballymoney expressed their sympathy at the news.

At Bravallen Road yesterday bouquets of flowers placed by family members included sympathy messages.

One message from Mr Galbraith's sister Valerie, which included drawn pink hearts, said: "Love and miss you always."

Mr Galbraith's wife no longer lives in the bungalow from where he went missing.

Mr Galbraith's former next door neighbour, Edwina Milliken, said he had lived beside her for over 12 years.

"He was always very friendly and you would have seen him going away to get a bus or walking around the town," she added.

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