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Katrina Rainey described as 'a lady of gold' at funeral

Katrina Rainey has been described as 'a lady of gold' at her funeral
Staff reporter

A Co Derry woman who died after being pulled from a burning car has been described as "a lady of gold" at her funeral.

Katrina Rainey, a former midwife aged in her 50s, died in hospital after she was rescued from a burning car outside her home at Quarry Road, near Knockloughrim, early on Tuesday.

A large crowd attended her funeral service and burial at Knocloughrim Presbyterian Church on Saturday.

During a committal a minister paid tribute to Ms Rainey's human qualities.

"So Father be with us, for today we give thanks for Katrina, for her warmth, her kindness and her goodness, as she was described, a lady of gold," he said.

"As we give thanks, remember the family, they are heartbroken.

"Strengthen and comfort them , especially in the coming days.

"Father, they'll know there is a God in heaven who really cares for them and a mother who loves them dearly."

In 2002 Ms Rainey, a mother-of six and her family faced tragedy when their six-year-old daughter Heather Louise Rainey died after an accident at the family farm.

Heather Louise Rainey died in 2002

Heather's brother and sister, who are two of triplets, were both also injured when masonry fell from a silage pit.

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