100th birthday congratulations to David!

Wednesday February 15th 2012

Helping David Johnston (centre) celebrate his 100th birthday are the Rev Canon John Budd and the Bishop of Connor.Congratulations to Derriaghy parishioner David Johnston who celebrated his 100th birthday recently!

David, who still lives in his own home, was joined in the celebrations on January 18 by the Bishop of Connor, the Rt Rev Alan Abernethy, and David’s rector, Canon John Budd.

He and Jack Hassard, then a Derriaghy parishioner and now a Diocesan Lay reader, were churchwardens together at Christ Church, Derriaghy, in the 1950s, at the time that the daughter church of St Andrew’s, Colin, was opened.

In the past he was a keen cyclist and told the Bishop, a cyclist himself, all about pedalling to Dublin and back in one day.

David has three children, twin sons David Jnr and William and a daughter Vi. His late wife Gertrude was at one time Enrolling Member of the MU in the parish.


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