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Antrim and Newtownabbey councillor Glenn Finlay to be laid to rest on Wednesday


Glenn Finlay

Glenn Finlay

Glenn Finlay

The funeral service of independent councillor Glenn Finlay is to take place on Wednesday in Randalstown.

Mr Finlay – formerly an Alliance Party representative before being suspended by the party in December – passed away suddenly last week.

According to a funeral notice, the service for the father-of-two and grandfather will take place at St MacNissi’s Church at 2pm, before burial at Roselawn.

According to the wishes of Mr Finlay’s family, those attending the service have been asked to turn out in “colourful attire or your favourite band t-shirt" in order to “match Glenn’s personality”.

In a statement last week, an Alliance Party spokesperson said the party was “shocked by the sudden death” of the Glenn Finlay, who represented the Dunsilly ward in the area.

An Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council spokesperson said: “The Council is sorry to learn of the passing of Councillor Glenn Finlay.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time.”

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Mr Finlay had been suspended from “all roles connected with the Alliance Party” due to what they described at the time as “ongoing investigations”. He was still serving as an independent councillor at the time of his death.

A funeral notice said Mr Finlay was the “dearly beloved husband of Kelly, dedicated father of Dylan and Caitlin, much loved grandfather of Grace and loving son and brother”.

“Deeply regretted by his sorrowing wife, son, daughter, granddaughter, mother, father, sister, and wider family circle.

“If you would like to pay your respects to Glenn and his family, Marrion’s Funeral Home will be open daily between the hours of 11am-3pm & 6pm-10pm.”

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