Mrs Joan Christie CVO, OBE was a dear friend of Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council. She served as a Lord Lieutenant of County Antrim from 2008 to 2018 and during this time of dedicated service she supported many Council events and activities and in doing so spread the warmth of her smile and personality across the Borough captivating all those lucky enough to meet this incredible lady.
Mrs Christie remained a true friend beyond her term in office and the Council was delighted that she allowed us to establish The Joan Christie Legacy Bursary Scheme in 2019. This Bursary Scheme provides support for all things close to Joan’s heart young people, music, horticulture and special education. Her love and support of our younger citizens will live long in our memory as one of her many passions in life which she dedicated so much of her time to throughout her distinguished career.