John Gerald Loughrey
25th October 1945 – 5th August 2016
Late Mid Ulster Branch Member John Gerald Loughrey died peacefully at his home on 5th August 2016 after A lengthy battle with cancer .
Beloved husband of Kathleen, Father of Michelle, Karen, Timothy, Gary and Grandfather of David Cairns a past Associate Member of our Mid Ulster Branch.
The funeral service was held at his home and afterwards to Holy Trinity Cemetery for burial. There was a large attendance of Family, friends and colleagues, many of whom had travelled from afar.
John, who was born in Bray, County Wicklow, Republic of Ireland is remembered as always a gentleman with great affection from those who met him.
In his younger years he served with 53 Battery, 22 Light Air Defence Regiment, Royal Artillery, in defence of the air base in Kuching, Sarawak in 1966. This was a period in his service life that he valued and often talked about it in his many conversations.
John’s working career was with the Northern Ireland Prison Service prior to his retirement.
“Ubique quo fas et gloria ducunt”