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Shock at sudden passing of ‘young, caring and passionate’ Newtownhamilton man

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Adam Frazer passed away suddenly at his Newtownhamilton home on Wednesday

Tributes have been pouring in following the sudden passing of a “young, caring and passionate” Newtownhamilton man.

Adam Frazer, who had a deep passion for sheep and goats, died suddenly at his home on the Ballymoyer Road on Wednesday.

He was the dearly loved son of Iris and Ivan and much loved brother of Amy and Nicole.

An outpouring of shock and grief has surrounded the former Newtownhamilton High School’s untimely passing. A community stunned and a family heartbroken.

And tributes have shone a light on the kind of person Adam was; a young man who will leave behind very fond memories for everyone who knew him.

“Words cannot begin to describe how the heartbreaking news yesterday will affect everyone who knew Adam Frazer,” wrote one woman.

“I for one am devastated and shocked to hear of the loss of a young, caring and passionate young man, always a pleasure to speak to about goats or sheep or general chit chat and catch up with at the shows, always willing to lend a hand if you needed it.

“The work he put in over the years with the Pygmy Goats and setting a high standard for others to follow never went unnoticed. From what I have seen he has done the same with the Valais Black Nose Sheep. He was always one for giving 100% effort for everything he got involved with.

“My thoughts are with his Mother, Father, Sisters and wider family circle at this sad time. Rest In Peace Adam. You will be sorely missed.”

Lurgan Show also paid tribute following the “devastating loss”.

“Adam was very passionate about the Valais breed and asked Lurgan Show to introduce classes at our 2022 Show for the breed. Our condolences and deepest sympathies go to Adam’s family and friends at this very sad time.”

The Northern Ireland Pygmy Goat Club described Adam as a “dear friend and colleague”.

“Anyone that knows, or has had any interactions with Adam, will be well aware of his passion, in-depth knowledge and hard working devotion towards Pygmy Goats. Knowledge and advice that he was always willing to share.

“Adam has been a member of the club for many years, as well as a past Chairperson, and will be very sadly missed by NIPGC and other clubs.

“He was very successful in the show ring, a result of his dedication to going the extra mile in his research, care and breeding of Pygmy Goats. We are all thinking of Adam’s mother, father, sisters, family and friends at this very sad time. You are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers.”

Brucklay Pygmy Goats, posting on social media, added: “It is very sad news I have heard we have lost Adam Frazer from Newry NI – I met Adam a few years ago when he was adding to his flock and I don’t think I have every met such an enthusiastic young man re. goats and sheep – such a loss to our community.”

A FuneralĀ  will take place from his late home on Saturday September 17, at 1:00pm to St Luke’s Parish Church, Ballymoyer for service followed by interment in the adjoining Churchyard.

House strictly private.

Family flowers only please, with donations in lieu if desired for USPCA c/o K G Cheevers and Son, Funeral Directors, 28 Dobbin Street, Armagh, BT61 7QQ

Lovingly remembered by his sorrowing parents, sisters and the entire family circle.

May he Rest in Peace.

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