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Funeral details announced for Tandragee man Sidney McIldoon who passed in road collision

Police have confirmed that his wife Irene Muldoon remains in a critical condition after the collision

Sidney McIldoon from Tandragee

Funeral details have been announced for Tandragee man Sidney McIldoon who passed away in a road-traffic collision this week.

Mr McIldoon – who would have turned 85 today (Wednesday) – had been the driver of a car which was involved in a collision with a tractor.

It happened on the Cornascriebe Road, between Tandragee and Hamiltonsbawn on Tuesday.

Police have confirmed that his wife Irene Muldoon remains in a critical condition after the collision.

A death notice reads that Mr McIldoon, of 9 Sunset Hill, was the beloved husband of Irene Bertha, loving father of Dianne, Clive and the late Glen and the dear father-in-law of Stephen and Gillian.

He was also the devoted grandfather of Caleb, Lydia, Dawson and Sawyer brother of Marina, and the late Ruth and David.

His funeral will be held in St Saviours, the Dobbin at 3:30pm on Sunday, February 18, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Family flowers only donations in lieu if wished cheques made payable to Air Ambulance or St Saviours the Dobbin parish Church c/o Joseph Poots and son Funeral Directors 42/44 Bridge Street Portadown BT63 5AE.

It has been requested that the house is strictly private.

A member of the Orange Order, Sidney McIldoon was well respected in those circles, having been the recipient of a special lifetime achievement award at the Order’s community awards in 2019.

Newry & Armagh DUP Assemblyman, William Irwin, commented: “My thoughts and prayers are with the McIldoon family at this very sad and heart-breaking time and it really is so tragic to learn that Sidney has lost his life in this road traffic accident.

“Sidney was a tremendous man with a real passion for helping others and indeed a very great love for the Loyal Orders. I know he will not only be sorely missed by his family but also by the members of the organisations that he was such an active member of.

“I also continue to pray for his wife who remains in hospital receiving treatment and trust that she recovers from this ordeal.”

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