Civilian Edith Heaney was a fatal casualty of the Belfast Blitz during the Second World War. She lived with her husband Joseph Andrew Heaney, daughters Susan Heaney and Vera Heaney, and son George Heaney at 14 Percy Street, Belfast at the time of the Luftwaffe attack on the city.
Edith Heaney died on 16th April 1941 aged 41 years old at the Public Air Raid Shelter on Percy Street, Belfast. Her husband Joseph Andrew Heaney, daughter Vera Heaney, and son George Heaney died as a result of the same incident. Daughter Susan Heaney was rescued from the shelter.
Edith’s grave is in Carnmoney Cemetery, Carnmoney, Co. Antrim. A funeral service took place at 1530hrs on 19th April 1941 from City Morgue, Laganbank Road, Belfast.