Sad passing of ‘gentleman Paddy’

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Tributes have been paid to popular Limavady man Paddy McGillion, who died in a tragic accident at his home at the weekend.

The well-known 56 year-old died on Friday after falling down the stairs.

“We are all totally devastated by the sudden death of Paddy,” said a family member. “Paddy was such a quiet gentleman. He was very caring and well-known. Everyone knew Paddy.”

The family, including his wife Margaret, daughter Meghan and son Seamus, has been inundated with support from friends throughout the community.

Mr McGillion had lived on Irish Green Street with his family for 16 years.

The family member said; “It was a tragic accident. Everybody in the town couldn’t believe it when they heard. Everyone is shocked and saddened.

“Paddy was a great father and a great grandfather to Rihanna,” said the family member. “There is terrible sadness he is gone.”

The funeral mass takes place today at 10am at St. Mary’s Chapel, Limavady.