Three men from one farming family in Northern Ireland lost their lives last weekend in a tragic accident at their farm in Ballynahinch. Noel Spence and his two sons, Graham and Nevin, died after being overcome by fumes from a slurry tank.One of the men entered the tunnel to rescue the family dog, he was overcome by fumes, then another attempted to rescue him, and he was overcome, then a third man attempted a rescue and he was overcome. Finally, the farmer’s daughter went in and tried to help, but she was overcome ,but was miraculously revived, and she survived, but her father and brothers have gone. What indescribable loss and sorrow and what incredible courage and self-sacrificing love all involved exhibited.
Noel, the father, leaves a wife and two daughters, his son Graham leaves a wife and two children and Nevin, the youngest son was a promising rugby player, well-known in rugby circles.
The family’s church is Ballynahinch Baptist and the funeral for the father and sons will be held there today.The three men were Christians, and their grieving family circle are finding comfort in their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and in the knowledge that they will all be reunited one day in that land that is fairer than day.May the heartbroken Spence family know the comfort and strength that only God can give in this their darkest hour.