Sad passing of ‘outstanding public representative’ from Dromore

Thursday, 15 March 2018

The sudden and sad passing of former Dromore-based councillor, who also served as chairman on four occasions, Liam McQuaid, has evoked widespread regret and a deep sense of loss throughout the wider West Tyrone area. His funeral will take place this morning (Wednesday) morning.
Highly regarded as an innovator and a strong believer in community development, Mr McQuaid (74) was one of the SDLP's longest ever serving councillors in this area. He passed away on Monday morning at his home in Derrynaseer Road, Drumlish, Dromore. A native of Trillick, he first joined the old Omagh Rural Council in 1966.
He was later elected onto Omagh District Council in 1973, serving until 2005. He also served on a number of bodies and agencies, including the Omagh Enterprise Board, Fintona Regeneration Initiative, the Ecclesville Centre, Dromore 2000 Limited and several government committees, including the Drainage Council.
He was also a champion for Dromore and was actively involved in promoting any positive developments he could. His activities also included playing his part in ensuring events, such as the erection of Christmas lights and developments for the town happened.
SDLP West Tyrone MLA, Daniel McCrossan, paid tribute to Mr McQuaid following news of his death.


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