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Tributes paid to young Cookstown mother following sudden death

Mother-of-two Jolene O'Hagan, from Cookstown, who passed away suddenly on Sunday
Marie Louise McConville

FRIENDS of a young mother-of-two from Co Tyrone who died suddenly say they have been left "devastated".

Jolene O'Hagan, who was engaged to be married, is understood to have taken ill at the weekend.

The Cookstown woman, who is believed to have been in her twenties, died on Sunday in hospital.

She was the mother of two young boys, Alfie and Theo.

Tributes have been paid on social media.

A fan of Dungannon Swifts FC, the club was among those to express their sadness.

"The chairman and committee of Dungannon Swifts were deeply shocked and saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Swifts fan Jolene O'Hagan," it said.

"We pass our deepest sympathy to her partner Johnathan and their two young children. Our thoughts and prayers are with them and all her family and friends at this tragic time".

The Tyrone Somme Memorial Association also said: "Once again our community and membership are plunged into tragedy with the news of the death of young Jolene O'Hagan.

"Our esteemed members Andy and Fiona have been left devastated by this untimely and heartbreaking death, Jolene being the partner of their son Jonathan and mother of their two young grandsons.

"No words can adequately sum up this awful situation but to Jonathan, the two wee boys, Andy, Fiona, the entire Smyth and O'Hagan families our heartfelt sympathy and prayers go out to you all. May God bless, comfort and lead you through these dark days".

Ms O'Hagan's family asked for no flowers but for any donations to be made to Thrombosis UK.

A funeral service will take place today at 1pm at Derryloran Parish Church, Cookstown, with interment afterwards in Cookstown Cemetery.

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