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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Valerie Armstrong's organs to be donated following scrambler tragedy

Valerie Armstrong pictured with her husband Seamus

THE family of Valerie Armstrong are to respect the late mother-of-three’s wishes to donate her organs, according to a priest who knows the family.

Valerie Armstrong, from Poleglass in west Belfast, died late last night at the Royal Victoria Hospital. She had been knocked down by a scrambler on Tuesday evening while walking her dog in Colin Glen park.

Fr Vincent Cushnahan, from the Nativity parish in Poleglass, said the death was a “tremendous tragedy.”

“It's the sudden arbitrary nature of this tragedy which is so shocking,” Fr Cushnahan told BBC Radio's Good Morning Ulster.

"It has wrenched a young mother, a young wife, from her children, her husband and the local community. Continue reading
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