Limerick crash victim Shane Stokes remembered by councillors

Nick Rabbitts

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Nick Rabbitts

Shane Stokes, who tragically died over Christmas

Shane Stokes, who tragically died over Christmas

METROPOLITAN district councillors in Limerick this week paid tribute to Shane Stokes, Lisnagry, who was tragically killed in a British road accident over Christmas.

Shane was laid to rest following a funeral Mass in Milford Church this Monday, with a moment silence observed in the chamber in his memory.

Local councillor Marian Hurley of Fine Gael said: “He was a fine young man. His former classmates at Castletroy College had such a lot of time for him. He was a complete gentleman.”

Cllr Joe Pond, whose son knew the 29-year-old, added: "He came from a lovely family and it's devastating to think a young lad could be caught up over Christmas."

Fianna Fail councillor Vivienne Crowley, who also knew Shane through her sister, also paid tribute.

The three members left this month's metropolitan district meeting early in order to attend the funeral.

Shane died in a road crash in the English midlands on December 23, the night before he was due to fly back to Shannon for Christmas.

He is survived by parents Gerry and Veronica, brother Brian, sister Sarah, partner Ashley, grandmother Kathleen, aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and a large circle of friends.

He was laid to rest in Kilmurry Cemetery, Castletroy.