Mourners were thanked for the “incredible” support they have offered at the funeral for siblings Dan and Christine McKane.
The funeral for car crash victims Dan and Christine McKane took place in Strabane Cemetery this afternoon.
The siblings, along with their aunt Jane McSorley, died on Thursday morning in a road collision with a lorry on the A5.
Speaking at the funeral, Reverend Declan Boland thanked the “incredible” crowds who turned out for the funeral to support the McKane family.
“You’ve turned up today in incredible numbers because you care and because you want to help this family through their most awful pain and unspeakable horror,” he said.
A representative of the President Michael D Higgins and Sinn Féin Stormont leader Michelle O’Neill were among the mourners.
Dan McKane was described as a “go-to person... in times of need”.
“He would have gone that extra mile for anyone and on anything for them, nothing was a bother to Dan McKane,” Rev Boland said.
Rev Boland said Christine McKane “lived” for her children and grandchildren.
“She had a great laugh, she was no pushover, one look said everything. She was a pocket rocket,” he said.
“A journey to give support and comfort to relatives in Corby ended in utter disaster. We’re stunned, we’re numb and speechless at what happened.”
The siblings and their aunt had been returning from a funeral of a family member in Corby, England, when the crash occurred.
Four other family members were admitted to hospital, with two still currently receiving treatment.
Rev Boland also thanked the first responders who attended the scene of the crash last week, as well as the local priest.
Main image: Strabane Cemetery, Co Tyrone. Image via Flickr