Josh was very special

TRAGIC . . . Josh Irving.
TRAGIC . . . Josh Irving.

A NEW Stevenston teenager has died following a battle with Hodgkin’s Cell lymphoma.

Josh Irving (17) sadly passed away on Christmas Eve, having been diagnosed with the condition just over a year ago.

He is survived by dad John, mum Maria, brothers Jamie and John Michael and girlfriend Amanda Connelly.

Josh’s funeral was held at St John Bosco’s Parish Church, where he had been an altar server as a boy, on Saturday.

The Times reported last month that his family had been fundraising so the Taylor High pupil could work his way through a wish list.

For the full story, see this week’s Motherwell Times - out on Wednesday.