A Mother’s Heartache

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A Derry mother has spoken of her heartbreak following the death of her son in a road crash at the weekend.

Waterside father-of-two Peter Fugill (36) died after his BMW car struck a verge about a mile from Newtownstewart in the early hours of Saturday.

The Kinsale Park man was pronounced dead at the scene of the single vehicle collision.

Speaking to the ‘Journal’ yesterday, mum Bernadette McFeely, said she was devastated at the sudden loss. “It’s hard to believe it, I’m still trying to accept it. Last night when the food was being cleared, I thought I’d put some away for Peter coming home and then it hit me that he wasn’t coming home. It’s devastating.”

She had earlier identified her son’s remains in a hospital morgue. “He only had a cut on his face, that was the only mark but they told me he died from chest injuries.”

Mrs McFeely, a native of Lonemoor Road who now lives in Fallowlea Park, described her son as “a quiet but bubbly big fella” who will be dearly missed by his teenage daughters Charlotte (14) and Grace (13). “He loved those two girls so much, they were his life and he was so proud of them,” she said. Peter’s girlfriend of five years, Marie, was also “utterly heartbroken” at the tragedy, his mum added.

Peter’s remains will be laid to rest at Ballyoan Cemetery tomorrow following Requiem Mass in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Trench Road at 10am.

His remains are reposing at Adair and Neely Funeral Home, Duke Street, Waterside which is open from 7-10pm tonight.