Centenarian passes away

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Centenarian passes away thumbnailJohnny Gallagher who passed away peacefully on September 10 at Brookmount Care Home, aged 102.

A WELL-known war veteran who died on Sunday, September 10, a month before his 103rd birthday, has been fondly remembered.
Born Edward John Gallagher in 1914, 'Johnny' was brought up in Portrush and was educated in the Kelly Memorial Hall in Portrush.
He lived to an incredible 102 years old and led a very colourful life.
Daughter, Elizabeth Cunningham said he was "always there for our family and anyone else who needed help. He always wanted to help people, whoever they were."
Reverend Rodney Moody, of Garryduff Presbyterian Church, said that Johnny was a "much loved man" adding, " when I went into to see Johnny he would have told me stories from the war. He seemed to know more about what was going on in Garryduff than me.
“He was a man blessed with a long life and good health for the majority of it. He will be sorely missed by all that knew him."
Ballymoney UUP councillor Darryl Wilson expressed his sadness of the passing of the RAF veteran. In a statement he said, "I was deeply saddened to learn that Johnny Gallagher passed away, only a month until his 103rd birthday.
*Read the full story in this week's Chronicle


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