Shannon Sinn Féin Councillor Mike McKee has been remembered as a proud and dedicated local representative but above all, a devoted father and husband.
The 61-year-old died on Friday, following a short illness, and his funeral mass has been taking place this afternoon at St John and Paul’s Church in Shannon.
It was standing room only in Shannon this afternoon for the funeral service of Sinn Féin Councillor Mike McKee.
The 61-year-old Belfast native has been remembered as a dedicated local representative, an entertainer, a sports fan but above all, a devoted father, husband, son and grandfather.
His entertainer colleagues at his business, HT Promotions, formed a fitting guard of honour as the tricolour-draped coffin entered the church, with balloon swords held high in a tribute to him.
Speaking during the service, his daughter Jeanette remembered him as the love of her life.
Mike’s grandsons Óran and Rían brought up gifts representing his life – a pirate flag and a sword – while Sinn Féin’s An Poblacht was also offered as a reminder of his lifelong public service.
His Clare County Council colleagues today also all wore black armbands in a tribute to him.
Following the funeral mass, Mike’s remains were taken to Shannon Crematorium for a cremation service.
Mike leaves behind his wife Eileen, son David and daughter Jeanette, along with his mother Theresa, grandsons and extended family.
May he Rest in Peace.