Mourn­ers re­mem­ber tragic Matthew

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - NEWS - BY SHAUNA CORR

MOURN­ERS heard how a tal­ented gar­dener achieved re­mark­able things in his blessed but short life.

His fam­ily suf­fered a “tragedy” when Matthew Bradley, 24, died after be­ing hit by a car while on a stag do in Liver­pool on Novem­ber 3. Fr Colm Mcbride spoke of “a lov­ing, quiet, witty and gen­er­ous young man” in his homily at St Joseph’s Church in Gle­navy, Co Antrim, yes­ter­day who “was a win­ner” both in the gar­den and on the Gaelic field.

The priest said: “Like any young man of that age it was all about the fu­ture. But his 24 years is Matthew’s life.

“It has been a good life. He has been blessed in hav­ing ex­pe­ri­enced just about all the best things that it can of­fer.

“We cel­e­brate and give thanks for that this morn­ing.”

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