Belfast Telegraph

Funeral next week for wife of car rental firm founder

By Eamon Sweeney

THE wife of McCausland Car Hire founder, the late Harold McCausland, will be laid to rest next week.

Florence McCausland passed away on December 23.

Her husband died in 2005.

The company is one of Ireland's largest car hire businesses.

The funeral service for Mrs McCausland will take place at St Thomas's Church of Ireland at Eglantine Avenue in south Belfast at 10.30am on Tuesday.

Mr McCausland founded his car hire service in the 1960s and later established the well-known car park outside Belfast International Airport which also bears the family name.

He picked up the idea following visits to the United States and it was the first airport anywhere in Ireland to provide valet parking.

McCausland Car Hire was founded by Harold shortly before Silver Cabs closed.

He was in his late 60s when the company opened the car park at Aldergrove in 1987.

The family also opened the well-known Belfast taxi company Value Cabs in 1997 which was run by sons Stephen and Christopher.

After the funeral service, Florence McCausland's committal will take place at Roselawn Crematorium.

She is survived by her children, Stephen, Christopher and Lisa.

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