Tributes paid to Fermanagh ‘gentleman’ Noel Johnston

Noel Johnston, Manager, Crom Castle
Noel Johnston, Manager, Crom Castle

Tributes have been paid to Co Fermanagh businessman Noel Johnston.

Mr Johnston, who passed away on Friday, was perhaps best known for managing Crom Castle’s west wing over many years.

On Friday evening First Minister Arlene Foster told of her sadness at his passing.

In a Facebook post she said: “Words cannot express how sorry I am with the news of Noel Johnston’s death.

“The last time I was chatting to him was at the Orange awards in Enniskillen a couple of weeks ago; but today he has left this mortal life.”

She added: “To his mum, wife, boys and sisters I say be very proud of someone who was a good man.”

In another post on Facebook, Rebecca Ryan, said: “Thinking of Ashley, Jamie and Luke Johnston and the family on the loss of their father Noel Johnston a true gentleman, we will remember u”.

And another post on Lisbellaw YFC Facebook site said: “On behalf of Lisbellaw Young Farmers club we would all like to pass on our sincere sympathy and condolences to three esteemed members of our club Ashley, Jamie Johnston and Luke Johnston on the passing of their father, Noel yesterday... Thoughts and prayers to Amanda, the boys and the entire family circle xx”.