Belfast Telegraph

Funeral of young barber Dean set to take place today

By Staff Reporter

The family of Dean McIlwaine will bury him today, two weeks after he went missing.

McCosh Funeral Directors based on Belfast's Shankill Road are covering the cost of the ceremony, saying that "parents should not have to bury a son or daughter".

The young barber's body was found on Saturday at Cave Hill in north Belfast during a search of the area by hundreds of volunteers.

The 22-year-old man was last seen at a Co-Op garage in the Carnmoney Road area of Newtownabbey on Thursday, July 13.

His mother Karen told the Belfast Telegraph 24 hours after his body was discovered: "I don't know how we are going on without him."

She is being supported by Mr McIlwaine's father Rod and his brother Glenn.

Mr McIlwaine's funeral is at 12.30pm at Carnmoney Presbyterian Church, Newtownabbey, and he will be buried at Carmoney Cemetery.

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