Death of toddler Harry Magee stuns village community in Northern Ireland, funeral to be held in Glenavy on Saturday
A little boy who died after a tragic accident outside his home in Aghalee has been locally named Harry Magee.
The funeral of Harry, the son of Patrick and Leanne, aged just two years and 10 months, will be held on Saturday in Glenavy.
He was the youngest of three children and brother of Cameron and Charlie and grandson of Charles and Sandra Magee. Her funeral will be at St Joseph’s Church at 11 a.m. and will be private due to current Covid restrictions.
Harry’s death is “very deeply regretted by his dad, his mom, his brothers, his grandparents, his aunts, his uncle, his cousins and his loving family circle,” said an opinion.
Harry’s family have asked for donations to be made to Northern Ireland Air Ambulance, which was called to the scene of the tragedy involving the toddler, who lost his life on Boghead Bridge Road in the outside Lurgan shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday.
The community is “in shock” after the incident.
A resident who did not wish to be named offered his condolences to the family.
“People are shocked and saddened by the news. There is nothing but the deepest sympathy for the family concerned, ”he said.
The young boy could often be seen in the garden of his family home on the country road just outside the village.
The Magee family live several hundred yards from the home of SDLP MP Dolores Kelly. She said Tuesday evening that the incident was “a heartbreaking tragedy”.
“The whole community is stunned and thinks of [the family], “she added.
UUP chief Doug Beattie said it was “terrible news”.
Alliance leader and Justice Minister Naomi Long said the incident was “such a tragedy for the family.”
She said it was “heartbreaking,” adding, “I can’t begin to imagine what they’re going through right now.”