Summer thanksgiving service for former Cookstown businessman

Tributes have been paid to former Cookstown businessman and prominent Rotarian Alastair Laird who died last Thursday in Antrim Hospital.

Monday, 15th March 2021, 3:04 pm
Updated Monday, 15th March 2021, 3:22 pm
Former business man Alastair Laird who was a leading Rotarian in Mid Ulster.

A private cremation service is due to take place at Roselawn Crematorium tomorrow (Tuesday) and this will be followed by a service of thanksgiving in the summer.

Mr Laird, from Killycurragh Road, Cookstown, is predeceased by his wife Carol who passed away in May 2017 and was well known for her charity work in the district.

He is survived by his son, the novelist and poet Nick Laird, who is married to English novelist Zadie Smith, and daughter Emma and grandchildren.

Cookstown Rotary Club said in an online tribute that they are greatly saddened and would miss Mr Laird’s enthusiasm.


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