Bus crash victim laid to rest in Dungannon

The scene of the tragic incident at Lisburn bus depot, where Linda Stewart Rooney died
The scene of the tragic incident at Lisburn bus depot, where Linda Stewart Rooney died

A mother-of-four who died after being knocked down by a bus, has been laid to rest following a Funeral Service in Dungannon.

Linda Stewart Rooney, who was struck by a bus at Lisburn bus depot on Monday last, December 29, has been described as a “very quiet unassuming person”.

A senior local cleric has also revealed that Ms Rooney’s family “greatly feel for everyone who was involved in or saw the collision”, which is the subject of a full investigation by Translink.

Archdeacon Andrew Forster, from St Anne’s Church in Dungannon, where Ms Rooney’s Funeral Service took place on New Year’s Day, said her family “are truly devastated at what has happened”.

“Linda’s family are very much involved in the life of the parish here”, he said.

“I have met Linda in the past and she was in my view a very quiet unassuming person. Lately she had started a new job and things were looking up for her.

“But everyone was really taken aback by the awful tragedy of this.”

Archdeacon Forster said Ms Rooney was from a large, loving family who are “absolutely devastated” at her loss.

“The family very much feel for anyone who witnessed the trauma of it all”, continued Archdeacon Forster.

Ulster Unionist Councillor in Dungannon, Walter Cuddy, extended his sympathy to the family of Ms Rooney, who is survived by her children Rachel, Rebecca, Kathleen and Adrian, her mother Iris, and siblings Clarice, Estelle, Stephen, Edward and James. Ms Rooney was laid to rest in St Andrew’s Church Killyman.