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Funeral for Belfast dad Philip Corr who died during cycling trip

Philip Corr with his wife Kelly
Philip Corr with his wife Kelly
Allan Preston

By Allan Preston

The funeral of a father who died while cycling at the weekend will take place on Thursday.

Philip Corr (41) was found collapsed on the Ballynahinch Road in Dromara on Saturday afternoon.

He was cycling home to Belfast from a trip to Castlewellan.

Police have said they are not treating the death as suspicious at this stage.

A founder of Titanic Quarter Cycling Club (TQCC), Mr Corr, who was originally from Cookstown, had travelled with his club mates to Castlewellan that morning.

His funeral will take place at St Colmcille's Parish in east Belfast on Thursday at 2.30pm followed by committal at Roselawn Crematorium at 4.30pm.

His wife Kelly paid a heartfelt tribute to Mr Corr over the weekend.

In a message posted on social media, Mrs Corr said: "Today a light went out... I can't breathe with the pain.

"He was my everything... he was life... he was everything I could possibly have dreamed and so much more. Philip Corr please walk through the door I don't know how to do all this without you."

A family notice said he was also a devoted father to Nathan, James, Bradley and Sophia.

Mr Corr worked as a project manager for Titanic Quarter and his colleagues shared their condolences yesterday. A message said. "Philip has been a member of the Titanic Quarter team for more than 11 years and was loved and highly respected by all he worked with. We will miss him dearly.

"We send our heartfelt condolences to Philip's wife Kelly, his children and his family circle."

Mr Corr had planned to take part in a charity cycle to raise funds to support positive mental health for students this weekend.

On Sunday £250 was raised on a page set up by Mr Corr, but by yesterday the figure had rocketed to £2,423.48. The 4 Campus Cycle 'Mind your Mood' event is a 100-mile cycle between the four campuses of Ulster University.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked donations are made to the fundraising page at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/philip-corr.

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