Ballymoney has lost a political heavyweight – McLean

Ballymoney has lost a political heavyweight – McLean

DUP Cllr Alan McLean has paid tribute to his colleague and friend Cllr John Finlay who passed away in the early hours of this morning.

Cllr Mclean said: "I was deeply saddened to learn of John’s death. Although he has been ill for some time, John carried himself with great dignity and grace until the end. My immediate thoughts and prayers are with his wife Linda and his daughters, Naomi and Rebekah, who will feel the heavy weight of grief and mourning at this time.

"John Finlay was a staunch unionist who was passionate about his party, the DUP, and the people of Ballymoney who he represented for over two decades. He was synonymous with the DUP in Ballymoney and was consistently rewarded by the people for his first-rate work ethic. As a proud member of Dunloy LOL 496, John never shied away from expressing his Protestant faith and regularly preached the good news of the Gospel at services and events across Northern Ireland. Yet despite his strongly held religious beliefs, John was committed to working for all those he represented regardless of their background.

"As a DUP family, we will miss his presence greatly but we take comfort in the knowledge that John is now rejoicing in Heaven with the Saviour he loved so much.

"Ballymoney has lost a political heavyweight. I pray that his family will know God’s love and comfort in the difficult weeks and months ahead.

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