Mr Aylmer Lineen

THE death has taken place in Canada of Mr Aylmer Lineen, a former Downpatrick man, at the age of 86.

A former pupil at Down High School, Mr Lineen was a master mariner who served as a senior deck officer with BP, Stena Line and the Merchant Marine.

He emigrated to Canada with his family in 1974 and settled in British Columbia where he worked as a ferry captain. He enjoyed sport and was an accomplished and talented golfer.

A loving husband, father and grandfather, he was a gregarious story teller, who always had a twinkle in his eye and lived life to the full.

Mr Lineen, who passed away on September 16, will be lovingly remembered by his family and many friends.