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Funeral of crash victim hears of how she was a joyful and helpful woman

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The funeral of one of three children killed in a road accident in Co. Tyrone Thursday held.

Julia McSorley died when the minibus she was traveling in collided with a lorry near the village of Achnacloiche.

She was returning from her sister’s funeral in England with six other members of the family when tragedy struck early Thursday morning, reports RTE.

The 75-year-old mother and her nephew and niece Dan and Christine McKane were killed in a collision on the A5 near the village of Achnacloiche.

Today, she was described as cheerful, helpful and selfless and deeply religious.

Father Roland Colhoun said Ms McSorley was “smiling, kind and bubbly” and someone who “happily put everyone else before herself every day”, reports RTE.

“Julia never wanted to be first, but in many ways, she was number one,” he said, reports RTE.

Prayers were said for the doctors, nurses involved in treating Ms McSorley and the other family members, and for the emergency services personnel who attended the scene.

Her funeral service was held at St Eugene’s Church in Newtown this morning.

Colonel Stephen Howard, Aide de Camp to President Michael D Higgins was present and hundreds of people watched a live stream of the funeral mass online.

Mourners heard Ms McSorley was “generous all the time, generous with her time, with her possessions, and to strangers too,” reports RTE.

Ms McSorley was laid to rest in St Eugene’s Church Cemetery.

A joint funeral service will be held for father-of-two Dan McKane and his sister and mother-of-three Christine McKane at Immaculate Conception Church in Strathban tomorrow.

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