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Heartbroken Co Antrim widow recalls final moments with husband who died hours after first walk at end of weeks of shielding

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Christine Harpur from Whitehead

Christine Harpur from Whitehead

Freddie Parkinson

Herman Harpur

Herman Harpur

Christine Harpur from Whitehead

Enjoying a walk on the promenade as the shielding restrictions were eased in June was the perfect celebration for Christine and Herman Harpur.

As they both had pre-existing health conditions which put them at serious risk from Covid-19, the couple of 47 years spent 12 weeks together in their home in Whitehead, Co Antrim.

Despite Christine's pragmatic attitude to adversity, it was, of course, a significant challenge for them both.