The Funeral has taken place in Holywood of John and Lynette Rodgers, the couple who drowned while on honeymoon in South Africa.
Hundreds of mourners attended the Service in First Holywood Presbyterian Church where the couple were married only six days before they died while swimming at Plettenberg Bay in the Western Cape on Friday October 23.
Lynette Rodgers, who was 26, was a physiotherapist from Holywood. Her husband John, who was 28, was originally from Ballygowan.
The Reverend Noble McNeely, who conducted the Funeral Service, had officiated at the couple’s wedding.
A friend of the couple, Billy Mawhinney, told mourners: “The tragic events in South Africa have extinguished their bright flame too soon but we will never forget our daughter, son, sister, brother or friend.
“We set out to write a tribute but there are no words to immortalise John and Lynette.”
The Funeral Service was followed by a Private Committal.
Donations in lieu of flowers were requested for Help for Heroes or the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice c/o John Gray & Co, Funeral Directors in Holywood.
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