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Remains of father-of-four who died suddenly on holiday to return home

Mr Quinn was a well-known and popular player at Armagh Bridge Club

A well-known and popular grandfather and father-of-four died suddenly while holidaying in Mallorca, Spain.

Seamus Quinn, 79, from Dungannon was a member of the Armagh Bridge Club and had many close friends in the city.

Mr Quinn, a former vice-principal, also began his teaching career in the Borough – at St Patrick’s College in Banbridge in 1960.

His heartbroken daughter told the Belfast Telegraph that he began to feel unwell before suffering a suspected heart attack in his hotel room on September 30.

Friends at Armagh Bridge Club also held a minute’s silence on Tuesday night in remembrance of a player who won many trophies in his time with the Club.

Mr Quinn’s remains are due back in Northern Ireland this evening.

He was the dearly loved husband of Angela, loving father of Eimear, Donal, Peter and John and much loved grandfather.

Mr Quinn’s remains will leave his home, 48 Killymeal Road, Dungannon this evening, to arrive at St. Patrick’s Church, Dungannon for 7.30pm.

His funeral will take place on Monday, October 9 at 10am with burial afterwards in Edendork Cemetery.

Lovingly remembered by his sorrowing wife, daughter, sons, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, sisters and brothers and entire family circle.

Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if so desired, to St. Vincent de Paul c / o P. Quinn & Son Funeral Directors, 68 Scotch Street, Dungannon BT70 1BJ.

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