Tributes pour in for ‘hard working,thoughtful, reflective and enthusiastic’ former councillor

Countless tributes have been paid to former Councillor Michael Carr after his passing.

Sunday, 9th May 2021, 5:17 pm

Mr Carr had represented the Warrenpoint area on Newry, Mourne and Down Council as a SDLP Councillor for many years.

In a post former SDLP leader Margaret Ritchie said: “I was saddened to learn of the untimely death of a dear colleague Michael Carr who passed away this morning.

“Michael represented the Warrenpoint area on the Council for many years until 2019.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

“Michael was also a former member of Warrenpoint Harbour Authority.

“He was hard working,thoughtful, reflective and enthusiastic about issues in the Crotlieve area.

“I always enjoyed working with him and valued his friendship and support.

“My sympathies and prayers to Kay, family, and the wider Carr family. May Michael Rest In Peace.”

Michael Carr

Other messages of sympathy include one from former SDLP leader Alasdair McDonnell on social media.

“Deepest sympathy to Kay and the family,” it says. “Michael was a wonderful public servant we all owe him so much. RIP Michael”

Funeral details on funeraltimes.com say that Mr Carr will be sorely missed by his wife Kay, children and wider family circle.

It adds that his funeral Mass can be viewed from St. Peter’s Church, Warrenpoint on Tuesday at 12noon followed by interment in St. Peter’s Cemetery.

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

A message from our editor: Thank you for reading this article. We’re more reliant on your support than ever as the shift in consumer habits brought about by Coronavirus impacts our advertisers.

Please consider purchasing a copy of the paper. You can also support trusted, fact-checked journalism by taking out a digital subscription of the News Letter.