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Final farewell Funeral to be held for tragic Peter Wilson as body found two years after he went missing in Tenerife

His coffin was flown home at the weekend following confirmation by his family that his remains had been found in January.


Peter Wilson

Peter Wilson

Peter Wilson

A man who went missing while on holiday in Tenerife two years ago is to be laid to rest this morning following identification of his body.

Peter Wilson, from Rochfortbridge in Co Westmeath, was last seen on the Spanish island on March 23, 2019.

The 33-year-old had gone to Playa de las Americas to watch the Ireland v Gibraltar match after checked into the Malibu Park Hotel in Santa Cruz.

After the dad of two returned to his hotel he took another taxi back to Playa de las Americas and was last seen close to where the driver dropped him off.

His coffin was flown home at the weekend following confirmation by his family that his remains had been found in January.

In a message on the Finding Peter Wilson Fund Facebook page, his mother Jackie wrote: “After two long, agonising, heart-breaking years, the last three months of them being the hardest waiting to get Peter home.

“Up until that we always held that little glimmer of hope that he would one day walk in the door with his cheeky smile but that hope was dashed on January 11 when we heard that Peter’s remains were found.

“It was devastating news but it’s closure now for all of us, a lot of families of missing persons some whom I’ve met would love to be in our situation today and we will continue to hope and pray that one day they will.”

She also thanked “Every single person who has been on this journey with us from day one, who has been our strength, our support, our encouragement and who have kept us going in our darkest times.

“And with the help of the amazing Kevin Bell repatriation Trust and the kindness of all of ye through all the fundraising etc., ye have all made it possible for us to bring Peter home to us and give him the Christian burial that we want for him,” she added.

On his death notice on RIP.ie it states that Peter Wilson, (young "P") of Derrygreenagh Park, Rochfortbridge, passed away accidentally and tragically in Tenerife.

“Pre-deceased by his angel baby brother Joseph, his grandparents Bridgie, Hugh and Richard,” it states. “He will be terribly missed by his heartbroken family, his devoted "Da" Peter, "Ma" Jackie, "Sis" Debs, his adored daughters Sophia and Darci, his little girls' mammy Denise, his dear Nanny Phyllis, aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family, wonderful neighbours, his work colleagues at Patterson Pump, Peter and Jacky's many friends in Tenerife and Peter's wide circle of friends.”

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It adds: "We have him home.”

People have paid tribute to Peter on the page and offered “heartfelt sympathy to Peter (snr) & Jackie & family on the tragic passing of a dear son, brother & father... at last he has made his final journey home....May he rest in peace.”

Another adds: “Sincere sympathy to Jackie, Peter and all your extended family on the tragic loss of Peter R.I.P. Will be thinking of you all.”

A private family funeral Mass is taking place at 11am in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rochfortbridge with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

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