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Funeral held for Queen's University Vice-Chancellor Professor Patrick Johnston

Pacemaker Press Belfast 08-06-2017: The funeral of Queen's University Vice-Chancellor Professor Patrick Johnston took place at St Brigid's Parish Church,in Belfast. Patrick will be laid to rest in Desertegney Cemetery in Buncrana.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 08-06-2017: The funeral of Queen's University Vice-Chancellor Professor Patrick Johnston took place at St Brigid's Parish Church,in Belfast. Patrick will be laid to rest in Desertegney Cemetery in Buncrana. "Final Tribute" to the Vice-Chancellor as the cortege drives through Queen's passing the front of the Lanyon Building at the University. Picture By: Arthur Allison: Pacemaker.
Funeral takes place of Queen's University Vice-Chancellor Professor Patrick Johnston The cortege passing the Lanyon building at Queen's University so that staff and students could pay a "final and fitting tribute" at 1.30pm en route to St Brigid's for Burial in Desertegney Cemetery, Linsford, Buncrana. Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye © Thursday 8th June 2017
Funeral takes place of Queen's University Vice-Chancellor Professor Patrick Johnston The cortege passing the Lanyon building at Queen's University so that staff and students could pay a "final and fitting tribute" at 1.30pm en route to St Brigid's for Burial in Desertegney Cemetery, Linsford, Buncrana. Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye ©Thursday 8th June 2017
Funeral takes place of Queen's University Vice-Chancellor Professor Patrick Johnston The cortege passing the Lanyon building at Queen's University so that staff and students could pay a "final and fitting tribute" at 1.30pm en route to St Brigid's for Burial in Desertegney Cemetery, Linsford, Buncrana. Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye © Thursday 8th June 2017
Funeral takes place of Queen's University Vice-Chancellor Professor Patrick Johnston The cortege passing the Lanyon building at Queen's University so that staff and students could pay a "final and fitting tribute" at 1.30pm en route to St Brigid's for Burial in Desertegney Cemetery, Linsford, Buncrana. Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye © Thursday 8th June 2017
Funeral takes place of Queen's University Vice-Chancellor Professor Patrick Johnston The cortege passing the Lanyon building at Queen's University so that staff and students could pay a "final and fitting tribute" at 1.30pm en route to St Brigid's for Burial in Desertegney Cemetery, Linsford, Buncrana. Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye © Thursday 8th June 2017
Funeral takes place of Queen's University Vice-Chancellor Professor Patrick Johnston The cortege passing the Lanyon building at Queen's University so that staff and students could pay a "final and fitting tribute" at 1.30pm en route to St Brigid's for Burial in Desertegney Cemetery, Linsford, Buncrana. Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye © Thursday 8th June 2017
Funeral takes place of Queen's University Vice-Chancellor Professor Patrick Johnston The cortege passing the Lanyon building at Queen's University so that staff and students could pay a "final and fitting tribute" at 1.30pm en route to St Brigid's for Burial in Desertegney Cemetery, Linsford, Buncrana. Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye © Thursday 8th June 2017
Funeral takes place of Queen's University Vice-Chancellor Professor Patrick Johnston The cortege passing the Lanyon building at Queen's University so that staff and students could pay a "final and fitting tribute" at 1.30pm en route to St Brigid's for Burial in Desertegney Cemetery, Linsford, Buncrana. Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye © Thursday 8th June 2017
The funeral of Queen's University Vice-Chancellor Professor Patrick Johnston took place at St Brigid's Parish Church,in Belfast. Patrick will be laid to rest in Desertegney Cemetery in Buncrana. "Final Tribute" to the Vice-Chancellor as the cortege drives through Queen's passing the front of the Lanyon Building at the University. Picture By: Arthur Allison: Pacemaker.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 08-06-2017: The funeral of Queen's University Vice-Chancellor Professor Patrick Johnston took place at St Brigid's Parish Church,in Belfast. Patrick will be laid to rest in Desertegney Cemetery in Buncrana. "Final Tribute" to the Vice-Chancellor as the cortege drives through Queen's passing the front of the Lanyon Building at the University. Picture By: Arthur Allison: Pacemaker.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 08-06-2017: The funeral of Queen's University Vice-Chancellor Professor Patrick Johnston took place at St Brigid's Parish Church,in Belfast. Patrick will be laid to rest in Desertegney Cemetery in Buncrana. "Final Tribute" to the Vice-Chancellor as the cortege drives through Queen's passing the front of the Lanyon Building at the University. Picture By: Arthur Allison: Pacemaker.
Funeral takes place of Queen's University Vice-Chancellor Professor Patrick Johnston The cortege passing the Lanyon building at Queen's University so that staff and students could pay a "final and fitting tribute" at 1.30pm en route to St Brigid's for Burial in Desertegney Cemetery, Linsford, Buncrana. Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye © Thursday 8th June 2017
The Funeral of Professor Patrick Johnston takes place at St Brigid's church in Belfast on June 8th 2017 (Photo - Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
The Funeral of Professor Patrick Johnston takes place at St Brigid's church in Belfast on June 8th 2017 (Photo - Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
The Funeral of Professor Patrick Johnston takes place at St Brigid's church in Belfast on June 8th 2017 (Photo - Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Leader of the DUP Arlene Foster The Funeral of Professor Patrick Johnston takes place at St Brigid's church in Belfast on June 8th 2017 (Photo - Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
The Funeral of Professor Patrick Johnston takes place at St Brigid's church in Belfast on June 8th 2017 (Photo - Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Leader of the DUP Arlene Foster The Funeral of Professor Patrick Johnston takes place at St Brigid's church in Belfast on June 8th 2017 (Photo - Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
The Funeral of Professor Patrick Johnston takes place at St Brigid's church in Belfast on June 8th 2017 (Photo - Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
The Funeral of Professor Patrick Johnston takes place at St Brigid's church in Belfast on June 8th 2017 (Photo - Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Alasdair McDonnell and wife Olivia arrive The Funeral of Professor Patrick Johnston takes place at St Brigid's church in Belfast on June 8th 2017 (Photo - Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Fionnuala Jay-O'Boyle CBE The Funeral of Professor Patrick Johnston takes place at St Brigid's church in Belfast on June 8th 2017 (Photo - Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

The funeral has taken place for the late Professor Patrick Johnston who was Vice-Chancellor of Queen's University Belfast.

He passed away suddenly on Sunday at his holiday home in Co Donegal aged 58.

He had been a major force in overhauling cancer services in Northern Ireland, and was involved in establishing the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology.

Leaders from the fields of science, politics and business have spoken of their sorrow at Professor Johnston's death calling him the man who "put Belfast on the global research map".

Read more: Professor Patrick Johnston was a true visionary who made difference to society

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Queen's University Vice-Chancellor Professor Patrick Johnston, who died at the weekend
Queen's University Vice-Chancellor Professor Patrick Johnston, who died at the weekend

The funeral mass took place at St Brigid's Parish Church on Derryvolgie Avenue.

The cortege passed the Lanyon building at Queen's University so that staff and students could pay a "final and fitting tribute" en route to St Brigid's for Burial in Desertegney Cemetery, Linsford, Buncrana.

Professor Patrick Johnston with his wife, Iseult
Professor Patrick Johnston with his wife, Iseult

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