THE son of a man who died suddenly over the Christmas period has urged people to ‘take a minute out of every day to ask a friend, family member or neighbour how they are and how their day has been.’
Forty-seven-year-old Martin Logan died suddenly at a flat on the Cornagrade Road area last Wednesday, December 27th. Martin, who lived at Drumbawn Close, was a father of three and was well known around Enniskillen. Following his funeral at St Michael’s Church, he was laid to rest on New Year’s Eve at the Cross Cemetery.
Speaking about his father, Caolan Maguire said, “He was very well known around the community. In his earlier days he played for a number of local sports teams.
“He didn’t care what community you came from, and my dad seen the good in everyone – if you were a good person he would put his time into you. He had friends from the age of 18 to 88, and was well respected.
“His death has left a big dent in the community. He had a really close relationship with his mum, Anne and they would speak daily on the phone. His immediate family will always miss him and always have him in our hearts.”
Caolan who runs the Fermanagh Pets Lost and Found Facebook page recalls how Martin was also an animal lover and owned a dog called Zara. Caolan has urged people to look out for each other by doing something as simple as asking how your day.
“It is very important for people to look out for others – especially at this time of the year. So many people close to us are going through the heartbreak that myself and my family are at the minute.
“It is so important to take at least a minute of your day and ask someone how they are, and how they’re doing. It might seem trivial and unimportant to us, but those few words can make such a massive difference to someone’s day.
“Sometime times it can even pull someone back from the brink,” concluded Caolan.
Martin survived by sons Caolan and Daniel, daughter Kirsty, his mother Anne and father Martin, brothers Gerald, Alan, Joseph, Trevor and sisters Joanne, Chanel and Patricia.