Loyal and long-serving DUP Councillor, John Finlay, has this evening provided an update to his constituents on his ongoing ill health.
Former Ballymoney Mayor Alderman Finlay has represented the DUP since being elected to Ballymoney Borough Council in 1998, before transitioning to the new Causeway Coast and Glens super Council in 2015.
During tonight’s (Tuesday 7th) annual meeting, Alderman Finlay presented party colleague Councillor Ivor Wallace with his new chain of office as he takes of his new office as Mayor for the incoming year.
Writing on social media, Mr Finlay wrote. “As some of you will know, I haven’t been too well over recent months and year and therefore unable to serve my constituents in the way I would have wished. Today I learned from consultants that my cancer is untreatable and I have only 2-3 months left.
“This is not the news I wanted to hear, but I want to continue to serve the people as best I can for as long as I can. So if you have any issues, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me.
“Although my future is now going to be much shorter than I had hoped, my faith is in Jesus Christ and Him alone for salvation. He has paid the price for my sin by His death on the cross and I know with absolute assurance that when my life here is over, I will be with my Saviour for all eternity. That’s the blessed and happy future that will open up for me.
“Can I urge you to consider what will happen to you when your life is over? Life at best is very uncertain and we don’t know what a day will bring forth. It’s vital that we are ready to go and it is my prayer that your faith would be in my Saviour. Trust Him today.”
The Ballymoney Bubble would like to express our sadness at this news and send our best wishes to John and the family.