Belfast Telegraph

Tributes to pioneering journalist Joy Rolston

By Staff Reporter

The funeral has taken place of a veteran Northern Ireland journalist.

Joy Rolston, the former editor of the Armagh Guardian, passed away at the Southern Area Hospice in Newry on Saturday. Her funeral service was held yesterday at Cheevers funeral home on Armagh's Hamiltonsbawn Road. Afterwards she was buried in the Presbyterian Cemetery.

A death notice at the weekend said she was "lovingly remembered by the entire family circle and friends".

Joy, who was 80 and pre-deceased by her husband John, was a pioneering journalist in Northern Ireland,

She reported on a number of terrorist incidents in Co Armagh, including the murders of the Speaker of the old Stormont parliament Sir Norman Stronge and his son James at their historic home at Tynan Abbey near Caledon.

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