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Funeral details for tragic Craigavon father-of-five who was due to get married

Jonny Roberts Craigavon

The funeral of a young Craigavon father-of-five, who died suddenly after going missing earlier this week, is to take place on Sunday.

Jonathan Roberts went missing on Monday morning, prompting a wide-scale search.

Tragically that search was stood down following the discovery of his body on Wednesday.

Jonathan, who lived at Larkfield Meadows, was the dearly beloved fiancé of Catherine and loving daddy to Cohen, Chloe, Jay, Kaden and Aria.

He was also the beloved son of Judith Jennett and John Roberts and stepson of Joanne; much loved brother of Conor, Emma-Jane, Jason, Steven, Jamie-Lee, Antonia, Dillan, Alicia and Naomi – also Cohen and Chloe mum Ava.

His funeral will take place on Sunday at 9.15am from his granny’s, Mary Roberts home, 27 Larkfield Meadows to St Anthony’s Church for 10am Requiem Mass. Interment afterwards in St John’s Lylo.

Tributes continue to pour in for a young man who left an indelible mark on so many people.

One person described him as a legend and “a true gentleman who always brought a smile to so many faces. I’m so sad. Praying for Kat all your family and your beautiful children at this sad time. Heaven truly gained an amazing person.”

Jonathan’s daughter Chloe shared a photo of the pair one them with the words: “Forever in my heart daddy sleep tight.”

His sister Antonia said: “Can’t believe I’ll never get see my brother again! Absolutely devastated. Love you forever Jonny. Forever in my heart bro. Going miss you so so so so much. Forever my best friend.”

And his cousin, Renee, posted: “RIP cuz, love and miss you always. You were more than just a cousin, one of the kindest, loving people I know, never forget you xx Jonny Roberts.”

Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to Men’s Action Network N.I c/o Jack McLearnon & Son Funeral Directors 75 North Street Lurgan BT67 9AH. Tele (028) 38322232 or donation box in the home.

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