Tributes are paid to Dorothy Blacker who was well known with St John Ambulance and also fondly remembered from her days working in leisure centre

Dorothy Blacker

TRIBUTES have been paid to Dorothy Blacker who has passed away.

She was particularly well-known through her work with the St John Ambulance.

Others remember her working in the Seven Towers Leisure Centre in Ballymena a number of years ago.

She died on Thursday.

St John Ambulance Northern Ireland – Northern Area said: ‘It is with great sadness to have learnt of the death of Dorothy Blacker. Dorothy was the President of our Ballymena Unit and an Officer Sister in the Order of St John. On behalf of Northern we wish to extend our deepest sympathy at this time to the Blacker Family. May Dorothy RIP’.

Her work at the leisure centre was also recalled.

One man, writing on social media said: ‘Mrs. Blacker will be well remembered by an entire generation of 70s kids who swarmed to the pool’.

Another person said: ‘Always remember Dorothy in the old reception at the swimming pool taking the ticket money for the pool in the 70s .
Sorry for your loss. RIP.’

Blacker Dorothy (nee Dickey), (peacefully at hospital) called home 31st October 2019. Much loved wife of the late Eddie, loving mother of Stephen, Angela and Janet, mother in law of Alan (McClements) and the late Peter (Dunn) devoted grandmother of John, Stephen, Gary, Mark, David and Megan and great grandmother of Dylan, Kain, Jonah, Scarlett, Kodie, Freyah and Joshah. Funeral service in her home 3 Wakehurst Rd. Ballymena on Sunday 3rd November at 2pm interment afterwards Ballee cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired may be sent to James Henry Funeral Services, 100 Broughshane Street, Ballymena BT43 6EE for St Johns Ambulance, Ballymena Branch. “The Lord is my shepherd”

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