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Tributes paid to ‘absolute gentleman’ who died in Portadown Road collision

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Tributes have been pouring in for a county Armagh man who died tragically on Friday afternoon.

Former Richhill AFC manager Jim Wilson, 67, who lived at Dobbin Road, Broomhill, died following a one vehicle collision on the main Armagh to Portadown Road around 3.45pm.

His funeral will take place this Thursday, at 2pm, to St Aidan’s Parish Church, Kilmore, followed by burial in the adjoining churchyard.

Donations in lieu of flowers are being accepted for Southern Trust Craigavon Heart Failure Specialist Services.

On their Facebook page, Richhill AFC posted: “On behalf of Richhill A.F.C we would like to pass on our sincere condolences to former Broomhill FC players Simon, Mark, Matthew, Aaron and the entire Wilson family on the passing of former Richhill FC Manager Jim.”

Jackie McCoo wrote: “Thoughts are with the Wilson family Jim and me worked very well together forming present day R.F.C. and those days we always had good craic sadly missed!”

Another added: “Really sorry to hear this sad news. Jim was a real gentleman condolences to all the family x”

One simply put: “A true gentleman and much respected family!! RIP Jim!!”

DUP MLA William Irwin added: “I was shocked to hear about his passing. And I want to extend my deepest sympathies to his family at this time.”

The death brings the number of people who have died on Northern Ireland’s roads so far this year to 28.

Mr Wilson will be sadly missed by his wife, Anne, sons and daughters, Simon, Mandy, Mark,
Nicky, Matthew, Suzanne, Victoria, Lisa and James, and family circle.

Our thoughts go out to his family and friends at this sad time.

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