Ceremony held in Ballintoy for missing teacher

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Ceremony held in Ballintoy for missing teacher thumbnailCatherine Johnston who has been missing since December. A private ceremony was held in Ballintoy at the weekend by staff from Hazelwood Integrated College where the mum-of-one was head of Year 10 and taught science.

A POIGNANT ceremony of Remembrance was held in Ballintoy Church of Ireland over the weekend close to where missing school teacher, Catherine Johnston, was last seen.
The private ceremony was held by staff of Hazelwood Integrated College where the 39-year-old science teacher was head of Year 10.
Catherine, a mum-of-one, disappeared in December and her white Seat Leon car was later found at Ballintoy Harbour.
The service was held this weekend, on what would have been Catherine's 40th birthday.
It was officiated at by the school chaplain the Rev Trevor Kelly in the church which overlooks the sea.
The principal of Hazelwood Integrated College, Kathleen O'Hare, paid tribute to Catherine, saying the service was a very poignant way for the staff to remember her and keep her in their hearts and thoughts.
She added that Catherine's disappearance was taking its toll on those close to her, saying it was difficult for Catherine's parents, her husband and their young son, as well as the science department and the school as a whole, because Catherine was one of those people that everybody knew.


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