A thanksgiving service is to be held on Friday for a prominent figure in the Province’s retail scene.
Harold Patterson formerly helped run Lisburn’s Smyth Patterson department store, after taking it over from his father while still a teenager in 1949.
He died on Sunday, January 22, aged 85.
As well as being involved with the firm, he also had a strong Christian faith.
He had volunteered with Youth For Christ, the group founded by US evangelist Billy Graham, and was later recognised for his youth work with an MBE.
A service of thanksgiving is expected to be held in Railway Street Presbyterian Church in the city at noon (preceded by a private family committal).
It is open to all to attend.