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A 'celebration' of life of Denis Lynn to take place in Co Down tomorrow

A 'celebration' of the life of Denis Lynn will take place tomorrow
A 'celebration' of the life of Denis Lynn will take place tomorrow A 'celebration' of the life of Denis Lynn will take place tomorrow

A "celebration" of the life of businessman Denis Lynn is due to take place in Co Down tomorrow.

His family have invited friends and relatives to a service in Downpatrick to remember the entrepreneur, who died in a quad bike accident in Killyleagh on Sunday.

The 63-year-old was the founder and chairman of Finnebrogue Artisan, a large food production firm based outside Downpatrick.

His firm employs about 1,000 people across four sites in Co Down and supplies several major UK supermarkets. Mr Lynn had grown the turnover of the business to £150 million, producing premium sausages, bacon, ham, venison, and wagyu beef burgers.

His death was announced in a company statement, which described him as "our founder, leader and inspiration".

In a further statement yesterday, Finnebrogue Artisan said: "The Lynn family would like to inform friends and family that the funeral service and burial of Denis Lynn will take place at 12 midday on Friday 7th May at 29 Killyleagh Road, Downpatrick.

"It will take place outdoors and the family invite you to join a celebration of Denis’s life. Please adhere to Covid guidelines.

"We have set up an email account, RememberingDenis@finnebrogue.com, for you to send your memories and condolences, which we will compile and publish in due course."

Mr Lynn is survived by his wife Christine, children Kerry, Clare, Tara and Ciara and wider family circle.