‘I know you will always be with me’
IAN MCKEEVER’S fiancee, Anna O’Loughlin from Kilpedder described her sense of loss following his death.
In a Facebook post on Friday last Anna wrote ‘I met Ian exactly a year ago tomorrow, as was typical of Ian so much was lived in this time.
‘From the moment we met we knew we were soul mates. We spent so much time together. Ian was never off duty when it came to his charity work and climbing, so we did that together, climbing, trekking and meeting and making friends from Carrauntoohil to Lugnaquilla.
‘I want to thank everyone who has made this impossible time a little easier, particularly our fellow climbers who despite their own circumstances have been so strong for me. The volume and nature of tributes says so much. Ian, I love you dearly, I miss you terribly, I cannot conceive what to do next without you, but yet I know you will always be with me.’
She also said both her family and Ian’s family wanted some privacy at this traumatic time.
Ian with his fiancee Anna O’Loughlin.