Tragic Meath man Shane McGeough wanted to make those he loved 'as happy as can be'
Shane McGeough (38) died from brain cancer just eight months after his diagnosis
Mourners at the funeral of Shane McGeough, the Meath man who died of terminal cancer this week were told of an emotional text he sent to a family member when he was diagnosed with the illness in Adelaide, Australia last October.
Shane’s cousin Fr Dwayne Gavin , who celebrated the service, told a packed St Colmcille’s church in Kells, ‘Shane sent this beautiful text which read, ‘Since getting my diagnosis I know that happiness is something I see in other peoples eyes and I’m going to make those I love as happy as can be.’
Fr Gavin revealed that Shane had married his wife Michelle just last week and had hoped their wedding would have been where friends and family gathered rather than where they were meeting today.
He said, ‘Shane wanted to live he fought for life he had a serious drive to succeed in life.
‘He’d say he was just an ordinary guy but we all knew he was somebody special.’