Tributes paid to ‘wonderful’ Barrow dad-of-five who died suddenly
Last updated at 16:19, Thursday, 19 September 2013
TRIBUTES have been paid to a “wonderful dad” of five who has died aged 49.
Sean Vincent McPoland passed away after suffering a heart attack at home.
The single dad was a loving father to Shauna, 17, and Naomi, 10, who lived with him in Barrow, and three grown-up children, Maria, Michelle and Michael.
Mr McPoland, of Robert Street, had also become a grandfather again just a week before he died on September 4, but sadly he did not get to meet the new baby boy.
The former Alfred Barrow School student had diabetes and had lost both his legs through the condition. Diabetes is a condition which has run in his family.
Mr McPoland’s family said he always looked on the bright side. He had been due to go on a caravan holiday in the South Lakes during the week of his death.
His sister, Gaynor McPoland, 48, of Barrow, said: “Sean was always there for us. He would always help his family.
“He was a wonderful dad, he was absolutely brilliant, he doted on his kids. He stayed at home with the kids and looked after them. He will be very sadly missed.”
The family said they are rallying around his children through this extremely difficult time.
In his youth Mr McPoland had been a keen rugby player, and later enjoyed playing darts and dominoes.
He had been a former committee member with the Central Preston Street Working Mens Club in Barrow.
His funeral service takes place on Monday at Sacred Heart RC Church at 10.30am, followed by a committal at Barrow Cemetery.
Mr McPoland was a Liverpool Football Club fan, and those attending his funeral are invited to wear Liverpool shirts or black. Donations will be for the British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK.
First published at 16:05, Thursday, 19 September 2013
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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Such a sad story. RIP. Deepest sympathy to all Family and Friends xx xx