The funeral of Craigavon man Alan Haughey, who died suddenly in a car accident in Australia, is to take place today.
Alan (28) had recently moved to the Perth area when his life was tragically cut short in a tragic accident.
The popular young man had been travelling and working in Australia for four years.
Mr Haughey worked as a mechanic for MMS Engineering which is based in Kalgoorlie, a Western Australian town located 370 miles east of Perth.
He died a week ago on Saturday, November 21, while on his way to a kayaking trip in the Kalgoorlie area.
His body was repatriated to his family home in Drumglass this week.
His funeral will be today (Thursday) at St Anthony’s Church, Craigavon at 12pm.
He is survived by his mother and father Maureen and Terry Haughey and his sisters Christine and Nicola and his brother Mark, his girlfriend Elaine as well as eight nieces and nephews and wide family circle.
The Haughey family have set up a Just Giving page to help raise funds for the organisations which have helped during the past week since his sudden passing.
The page states: “We’re raising £5,000 to The Claddagh Association and the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust because of their help and assistance in getting Alan home.
“Alan Haughey was 28 years old. A lust for life, travel, music and anything mechanical. He will be very sadly missed by all his friends and family.”
Already the page has achieved almost half of the £5,000 they wish to raise.
If you would like to donate, here is the link