Mrs Annie Roche

Roche 21 November 2020 peacefully at Bohill Care Home, Annie formerly of Westgate, Ballymoney dearly beloved wife of the late Desmond, much loved mother of May and a beloved sister. House and funeral strictly private due to current restrictions. Family flowers only please donations in lieu if desired to Air Ambulance online at or by post to James McMullan and Son, 22 High Street, Ballymoney BT53 6AQ. Deeply regretted by the entire family circle. On her soul Sweet Jesus have mercy

Charity details

The Air Ambulance Northern Ireland

Air Ambulance NI, in partnership with the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS), provides the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) for the region. Serious or life-threatening situations can happen to anyone at any time and on average, every single day in Northern Ireland, one individual finds themselves in desperate need of AANI. The charity’s operational helicopter carries a crew compiling pilot, doctor, and paramedic, 365 days of the year operating for twelve hours every day.  They attend some of the most traumatic medical incidents across the province and are dedicated to delivering the very best possible pre- hospital care, both at the scene and whilst transferring the patient to the most appropriate hospital for their specific injuries. Our EC135 helicopter can get anywhere in the province in approximately twenty-five to thirty minutes and the rapid response is vital in an emergency situation.  If a patient reaches hospital within the Golden Hour (60 minutes after their injury) their chances of survival are dramatically increased.

What is not widely known is that AANI is a charity.  Each day costs in the region of £5,500 and £2m is needed each year to keep our air ambulance service operational.  AANI is fortunate to count on tremendous public support and good will, and we will never take this for granted. It’s not only the medical crew who save lives, but the people who support our service.  Thank you to everyone for your support.

Registered Number 103900

Messages of condolence

Anne was a lovely lady. Thinking of May and family. Karen Kerr, Ian and Elsie Pigott

Mrs Karen Kerr

She was just a lovely lady.

Mrs Iris Millican

Annie, you were such a special lady, you will be very missed, RIP, Mary & Tara

Mrs Tara Morgan

Thinking of you May at this very sad time Margaret & Mark

Mr Mark Boyd

Deepest Sympathy to May on the sad loss of her mummy Annie . Gods garden must be beautiful, he only takes the Best Rest In Peace Annie 🌹 Kevin Bernie &family xx

Mrs Bernadette O Boyle