Beragh man’s death on family farm is ‘terrible tragedy’

Harry Gibson who died tragedy on his farm at the weekend.

A 25-YEAR-OLD Beragh man killed in a tragic farm accident at the weekend will be laid to rest tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon.

Harry Samuel Gibson, a former pupil of Omagh Academy Grammar School, died after the incident on the family farm at Donaghanie Road, between Omagh and Beragh, on Saturday.

His funeral service is being held in Sixmilecross Presbyterian Church tomorrow afternoon at 2pm, with interment afterwards in the adjoining churchyard.

Rev Norman Smyth, the minister who will be officiating at the service, said Mr Gibson’s death had been a “terrible tragedy” that had been felt throughout the whole community.

Harry was the loving son of Mervyn and Susan, much loved twin brother of Charlotte, dear boyfriend of Alison, a dearly loved grandson and nephew.

The house private. No flowers. Donations in lieu if desired, to Air Ambulance NI, c/o J H Anderson & Sons, 60 Main Street, Beragh.

In a poignant tribute posted on Omagh Academy’s Facebook page earlier this week, Mr Gibson was remembered as “a quiet gentleman who was passionate about farming”.

He was a long-serving member of Seskinore Young Farmers Club (YFC). As a mark of respect, the club have cancelled their meeting tonight.

A post on their Facebook page stated, “We would like to express our sincere condolences to the Gibson family and friends for the passing of our dear member, Harry.”

The Health and Safety Executive NI spokesperson stated, “HSENI aware of this incident, and are making enquiries.”



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