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Baroness Paisley: 'Ian's last words on Earth were: I love you, darling. Then he shut his eyes'


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Baroness Paisley

Baroness Paisley

Baroness Paisley

Baroness (Eileen) Paisley of St George's was a member of the House of Lords from 2006 to 2017 and is the widow of the late Rev Ian Paisley. She is the mother of five children and has 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Q. Can you tell us something of your background?

A. If God spares me, I will celebrate my 89th birthday in November. I had an older brother, William, who passed away 14 years ago, and I have a brother, Jim, and sister, Mollie, who are twins. My parents, Thomas and Emily Cassells, were an ideal couple, who set us a wonderful example of how to live. My father was a grocer and later, with my brother, he opened his own business.