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Funeral takes place for west Belfast man who died suddenly in Cyprus

The funeral has taken place for Joe Devine who passed away suddenly in Cyprus last month.

A service for the Belfast man was held at Roselawn Crematorium on Monday afternoon.

Joe Devine was 68 when he died suddenly from a heart attack while watching a game of football on television on October 22.

In September, his daughter Tina (45) was living in the Caribbean when the destruction of Hurricane Irma left her cut off from her family.

"My whole home and life was destroyed there", she told the Belfast Telegraph.

"That was what brought me back to Cyprus and gave me my last few weeks with him, which I'm so grateful for.

"He was worried sick for a week as we had no communication. We were lucky to get out; he was worried for my life and then he lost his."

He is survived by his wife Marie, children Ed and Tina.

He also leaves behind his sisters Anne, Philomena and Paula, and his brothers Gerard and Charles.

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