Belfast Telegraph

Young Belfast dad Fintan Lowe laid to rest

By Allan Preston

The funeral took place yesterday of Belfast man Fintan Lowe who died suddenly last week.

The 20-year-old father-of-one from Mount Eagles, a former pupil of Colaiste Feirste, was found dead at a house on the Springfield Road on Friday morning.

Police are investigating the circumstances of his death and a post-mortem examination has taken place.

Officers are also waiting for the results of toxicology tests, which may take a number of weeks to be completed.

Mr Lowe, who was described as a devoted father to his young daughter Ella Patricia, was the son of Jim Lowe and Nicola Linskey.

His remains left the family home on Mount Eagles Avenue yesterday for Requiem Mass in Christ the Redeemer Church in Dunmurry, with burial afterwards in Blaris Cemetery.

Mr Lowe had worked in a restaurant and is survived by six siblings - Trudi Russell, Ethan Russell, Aimee Lowe, James Lowe, Lucy Lowe and Erin Lowe.

His cousin, Caoimhe Ellen Hughes, posted a heartfelt tribute on social media yesterday.

"Today we lay our beautiful little cousin to rest," she said.

"Won't be easy to say goodbye but it's only for a little while till we meet again.

"I can't put into words how much I love you.

"I'm going to miss our late night chats about anything going and parenthood."

She added: "I have had the pleasure of spending a lot of time with Ella in the last few days and she is an absolute credit to you.

"She reminds me so much of you ... caring, gentle and so full of love."

On Saturday, Mr Lowe's former school posted a picture of him online with a tribute in Irish, saying: "We are broken-hearted to hear about Fintan. We are thinking about his family and friends."

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