Tributes for loving mum
Thursday, 16 February 2017
TRIBUTES have flooded in for the "wonderful daughter, wife, mother and grandmother" who lost her life following a road traffic collision in Ballycastle on Monday evening.
The death of Anne Malone, who was from the town, has been described by her father as a "powerful tragedy" which has left Anne's family and friends devastated.
Speaking to The Chronicle, Anne's father, well known Ballymoney man Joe Donaghy said he had heard about the tragic accident on the radio, but said, "never in my wildest dreams did I think it was Anne."
He added: "It's just unbelievable, it's a powerful tragedy. We can't turn the clock back and we're totally devastated."
The road traffic accident was reported to police just after 4.45pm on Monday 13 February and involved a silver Toyota Avensis.
Independent Cllr Padraig McShane who is a close personal friend said the entire community was numb with grief in the wake of the collision.
He told this paper: "Ballycastle people are just devastated. Anne was very well known within the community. She was a charismatic individual with a zest for life and was a real family woman. To her husband, son, daughter, sister, brothers and to her parents, I offer my most sincere condolences."
Describing Anne has a person with an "infectious smile that would light up a room," Sinn Féin's Cllr Cara McShane said her thoughts and prayers were with Anne's family at this difficult time.
The Ballycastle Cllr said: "My thoughts and prayers are with Anne's family as well as the driver of the vehicle involved. It appears to have been a complete tragic accident under circumstances beyond anyone's control.
“Anne was a very jovial woman, her smile was infectious, she would've lit up a room and always appeared happy and cheerful.
“She was a very family orientated woman, a loving mother and grandmother who was very, very close to her family.
*Read the full story in this week's Ballymoney Chronicle.
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