‘Beautiful’ Joshua laid to rest after funeral service

The funeral service took place   in Portaferry. Picture By: Pacemaker Press.
The funeral service took place in Portaferry. Picture By: Pacemaker Press.

The funeral service has taken place of the six-year-old boy who died after he was struck by a vehicle in Newtownards on Wednesday.

Joshua Kelly died following the incident on Scrabo Road at around 3.15pm.

The funeral took place in St. Patrick's Church, Ballyphilip in Portaferry. Picture By: Pacemaker Press.

The funeral took place in St. Patrick's Church, Ballyphilip in Portaferry. Picture By: Pacemaker Press.

The funeral began at his grandmother’s home in Portaferry at 12.30pm before proceeding to St Patrick’s Church, Ballyphilip, for a requiem mass.

He was buried in the adjoining graveyard.

There was a huge turnout in support of parents Clare and Michael, and sister Saoirse.

The principal of St Finian’s, Barry Coulter, described him as “a beautiful, kind little boy who was very popular with his classmates and the staff of the school”.

The funeral took place in St. Patrick's Church, Ballyphilip in Portaferry. Picture By: Pacemaker Press.

The funeral took place in St. Patrick's Church, Ballyphilip in Portaferry. Picture By: Pacemaker Press.

He added that “his smile could light up a room.”

Joshua Kelly.

Joshua Kelly.