Husband of Belfast crash victim Lorraine Burrows grateful for support of his friends
The grieving husband of a woman killed in a Belfast city centre lorry crash last week has thanked friends for their support.
Lorraine Burrows (48) died in hospital hours after she was struck by a lorry in Wellwood Street during Tuesday morning's rush hour.
A recruitment consultant for Keenan Health Care on Adelaide Street, tributes poured in through the week from heartbroken family, friends and colleagues.
Her funeral was held in Belfast's Roselawn Crematorium on Saturday morning, with friends gathering later to share fond memories afterwards at the Ormeau Road's Pavilion Bar.
A family notice described her as the "loving wife to Jonny, beloved daughter to the late Ruby and Desi, and sister to Alice".
Speaking ahead of the service, her husband expressed his gratitude for the hundreds who passed on their condolences on social media.
"Thank you so much for all the messages of support. I now know that things like that really do make a difference," he said.
"Lorraine would have been so happy to see all of the nice comments."
Family friend Denise Stewart added: "My best friend taken far too soon, I will treasure the memories we shared. Tomorrow is promised to no one. Love you forever."
Cranium Hair salon closed its doors on Saturday to allow staff to attend the service.
"Lorraine was much loved by us all and will be sorely missed, it is truly a sad day for us," the staff said in a statement.
Another friend from the salon added: "You were one of the kindest and friendliest women in the world and we will all miss you so, so much Lorraine. Rest in Peace."
Mrs Burrows was known for her fondness for cats and mourners were asked for any donations to be given to the Cats Protection charity.
Her colleagues at Keenan Healthcare added they were "numb with shock," prompting their office to close for the day.
A statement read: "Our thoughts and prayers go to Lorraine's husband Jonny, who was her absolute world, and to all of her family and friends.
"She will be sorely missed at Keenan."
The PSNI have appealed for any witnesses on Wellwood Street at 8am on November 21 to come forward, including those who may have a dashcam on their car which recorded the crash. They can call police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 198 for November 21.