A community fundraiser is underway for Pancreatic Cancer Research in memory of a much-loved Inishowen man, John Grant (Sconny).
John passed away from cancer last January at 50 years of age. He was only diagnosed eight days prior to his death.
John is sorely missed by his wife Katherine, his four young children – Dean, Valerie, Callum and Kaylah, his siblings Caroline, Micky and Paul and all his extended family.
On the week of his anniversary, John’s family are running a fundraiser to support research into the early detection of pancreatic cancer.
They said: “John was one of life’s good guys – he was kind, considerate, respectful, selfless, loving to Katherine and his kids, hardworking and great craic.
“Pancreatic Cancer is often called the silent killer, and with good reason, most people don’t experience symptoms until the cancer is big enough to impact the surrounding organs, and the symptoms are often vague.
“We hope you can help us by donating whatever you can. Every cent raised is going to St. Vincent’s Foundation for Research into the Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer.”
The fund is already halfway to the target of €10,000 thanks to the generous support of so many.
John was well-known in many community circles in the Ballyliffin/Clonmany area. Among various community projects, he coached at Rashenny Football Club and he and his family were founding members of the Donegal Clonmany Scout Group.
Tributes to John remember him as one of the most caring, kind and funniest people around, and if you would like to donate in his memory, no matter how big or small, please visit: www.idonate.ie/fundraiser/JohnGrantFundraiser