Monday, 23 January 2012

The Lady Faulkner of Downpatrick CBE, 1925-2012

I am saddened to hear that Lucy, Lady Faulkner, the widow of Northern Ireland's last prime minister, the Right Honourable the Lord Faulkner of Downpatrick PC, has died. She was 87 years old.

Lucy Faulkner, nee Forsythe, married Brian Faulkner in 1952 after they met through their common interests of politics and hunting.

The couple had three children, a daughter and two sons, and lived at the Highlands estate, near Seaforde, County Down.

Lady Faulkner had worked as a Belfast Telegraph journalist before her marriage. She was also the first national governor of BBC Northern Ireland.

Lord Faulkner died as the result of a tragic equestrian accident in 1977.

She died peacefully at home with her three children, the Hon David, the Hon Michael and the Hon Clare at her bedside.

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