A man who died in a road crash was "kind natured" and "an innocent soul", his funeral heard yesterday.
Mourners gathered at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Steelstown, in Londonderry to pay their final respects to Patrick Healy. Mr Healy (46), from Shantallow in Derry, died in a crash on the Glenshane Road on Tuesday.
Fr John McDevitt said nothing can prepare anyone for a sudden death like Mr Healy's. He said: "Sudden accidental death, which does not give us the slightest warning, or the slightest chance to prepare, plunges us into shock, darkness and confusion. "In an instant our whole world can be turned upside down. Nothing can prepare us for something like this, or save us from its effects.
The priest recalled Mr Healy's interest in cars and motorbikes.
He added: "He has been described as having an innocent soul, kind-natured, never able to say no to anyone."