The young widow of Lough Ree victim Daryl Burke gave birth on Saturday to the daughter they both craved – but who will never see her father.
Ella Louise Burke was born to devoted mum Louise and scaled in at 7lbs 4.5ozs at Craigavon Area Hospital – the first girl in the Burke family that now numbers four. She has three brothers, William (7), Callum (4) and Brooklyn (2).
And in the ward where Louise cradled their first daughter, a picture of Portadown Piker Daryl was prominent. Louise had also placed a scan of baby Louise and of her proud family in Daryl’s coffin as he was laid to rest last month.