A well-known Lurgan family is mourning the passing of their mother, just one week after their father was laid to rest.
Tributes poured in after Patrick McCann, who ran the The Cellar Bar in the Co. Armagh town for many years since 1980, passed away peacefully at Craigavon Area Hospital on the morning of January 9.
Today (Monday), the family with “broken hearts” have announced that Patrick’s wife, Anne Gertrude McCann, had passed away just one week on from her beloved husband’s funeral.
They said: “Mum was a quiet, gentle, kind and loving wife and mother. Our mother had the biggest heart and soul, a true lady.”
“Anne will be sadly missed by her children Jim, Paula, Mairead, Lesa, Gregory and Trevor, her grandchildren, great grandchildren, sons and daughters in law and all the family circle.”
The family thanked all for their kind messages of support in what has been a difficult time.
Hundreds paid tribute to Anne, along with her husband, and offered their condolences.
One commented: “Sorry to hear about your mum…she truly was a lovely woman.”
Another described her as a “true lady who will be sadly missed”.
The McCann family purchased the bar in 1979 – the third family to own the premises since since 1845.
The property was rebuilt and the McCanns opened the doors in December 1980, and have been trading ever since, winning many, many awards in the process.