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Scrambler crash boy Marcus Forsythe was a wonderful son, funeral told

By Victoria Leonard

a 15-year-old victim of a scrambler crash was "full of life" and a "wonderful son", mourners at his funeral were told.

Ballymoney High School pupil Marcus Forsythe died following a two-vehicle road traffic collision on the Taughey Road in Ballymoney on Saturday afternoon.

During the service at Murdock's Funeral Home in Coleraine yesterday, Canon Derek Creighton told those present that Marcus had "made the most of every moment".

"His enthusiasm and energy and sheer zest for life made him a wonderful son," he said.

"Marcus was a very popular and well-liked year 12 student at Ballymoney High School, where he was well thought of by both teachers and other students."

Canon Creighton said that Marcus was hoping to become a mechanic, and was "in his element when carrying out repairs and renovations on vehicles".

"No-one could anticipate how tragically it would all end," he said.

Pupils from Marcus' school formed a guard of honour as he was laid to rest beside his grandfather David Forsythe at Coleraine Cemetery.

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