Christian business figure Harold Patterson to be remembered

Harold Patterson took over the family business aged 19
Harold Patterson took over the family business aged 19
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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.