Belfast Telegraph

Frank Carson widow Ruth dies in adopted home town of Blackpool

Survived Ulster comedian by nearly three years

By Joanne Sweeney

Comedian Frank Carson's widow Ruth has died in the couple's adopted home town of Blackpool.

Belfast- born Mrs Carson will be buried alongside her husband in Belfast on Saturday.

Frank was described as his wife's "childhood sweetheart" in the family's death notice which talked about how the pair would be reunited again.

A requiem mass will be held for Mrs Carson (nee Campbell) at St Patrick's Church, Donegall Street followed by burial at Milltown Cemetery.

Frank Carson died on February at the age of 85 after suffering poor health, however, he still remained active on the comedy circuit.

The comedian was best known for his catchphrases "It's a cracker" and "It's the way I tell em", Frank rose to fame in the 1960s and continued to be a regular face on television up until the 1980s.

His big break came after winning the popular sixties talent show It's a Knockout three times.

He is remembered as one of Northern Ireland's best loved and successful comedians.

The couple are survived by their three children Majella, Tony and Aidan and an extensive family circle.




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