TRIBUTES have been paid following the death of former east Donegal secondary school teacher Brian McGivern.
Late of Crossroads, Killygordon, Mr McGiver passed away peacefully at Letterkenny University Hospital on Sunday following a short illness.
Staff at Deele College in Raphoe, where the late Mr McGivern was a former English, Irish and Career Guidance teacher until his retirement in 2006, have paid tribute.
“Mr Mc Givern made a significant contribution to the former Deele College students in his role as a guidance counsellor,” Deele College said.
“The Board of Management, the Parents Association, Mr Mc Givern’s retired colleagues, the parents, the current Deele College staff and students extend our deepest sympathy to Mr Mc Givern’s wife Maureen. Brian and Maureen are both former colleagues and Deele College staff members.
“Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.”
He was a long-standing member of the Ballybofey, Stranorlar and District Historical Society and was a past office holder in the group.
They said in a tribute: “Brian took an active part in our Society for a number of years.
“He contributed to our past publications and at our meetings regaled us with his many stories from vast life experiences and interests. He will be sadly missed by us all.
“We are thinking of Maureen at this sad time and sending our deepest sympathy to her, to his numerous friends and colleagues and the McGivern family circle.”