Hero cattle breeder died saving husband from aggressive cow on farm
A pensioner who died after she was trampled by a cow had been trying to restrain the animal after it attacked her husband and knocked him to the ground.
Cattle breeder Thelma Gorman (67) - a highly respected figure in the local farming community - was fatally injured on Friday at the farm in Co Armagh she ran with husband Peter.
While the findings of a Health and Safety Executive investigation have yet to be made public, it is understood Mrs Gorman was restraining the cow, which had struck her husband, knocking him to the ground.
It is believed the couple had been due to leave for a short holiday today.
Instead, Mrs Gorman will be laid to rest tomorrow following a funeral service at Armagh Free Presbyterian Church, where a large contingent from the local farming community is expected to show its respects.
A committed Christian, she was a well-known breeder of pedigree Simmental cattle.
She was also a director of the Armagh County Agricultural Show.
Among those mourning her loss is Newry and Armagh DUP Assembly Member William Irwin.