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Accident victim George Wilson was ‘good family man’

George Wilson and his daughter Amy as a baby

George Wilson and his daughter Amy as a baby

 

A man who is understood to have died after being crushed by a car at his workplace in Fermanagh at the weekend has been described as “a good family man”.

Mourners gathered yesterday for George Wilson’s funeral in St Mary’s Church in his home town of Newtownbutler.

Hundreds packed the church for the ecumenical service which was presided over by parish priest Rev Michael King and Rev Anita Kerr, the local Church of Ireland curate.

Mr Wilson, a 51-year-old father-of-two who was married to Jenny, is understood to have died at the scene at Monaghan Brothers garage in Lisnaskea on Saturday, where he had worked for the past seven years.

His coffin was carried by his work colleagues the short distance from his home at Gortgommon Park to the church for a morning service.

Rev King told mourners Mr Wilson had been a quiet family man, who looked after his wife and daughters Megan and Amy.

Mr Wilson’s nephew Shane, a former Fermanagh GAA player, said the family had been overwhelmed by the support they were receiving from the community in the wake of the shocking tragedy.

“The people in the town, from both sides of the community, have been very supportive,” he told the Fermanagh Herald.

“It certainly reflected on him as a person. The house was packed over the weekend with people of all ages, young and old, calling, and his remains hadn’t yet arrived.”

Rev King visited the family ahead of the funeral and said the family, while still deeply in shock, were talking about “coming to terms” with the sudden death.

The incident is currently being investigated by the PSNI, as well as Fermanagh council.

 

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