Passing of popular Mayo coach operator Joe Lavan

The death has occurred of Joe Lavan, Derrykinlough, Kiltimagh.

The proprietor of Lavan Coaches, Joe passed away peacefully surrounded by his family.

Joe will be sadly missed by his devoted wife Nancy, sons Joe, Shane, Adrian, daughters, Aoife and Niamh, daughters-in-law Mairead and Ella, sons-in-law Viv and Danny, brothers Paddy, Michael, Tom, James and Frank, sisters Mary and Ann, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

Joe had a special place in his heart for his 11 grandchildren: Cian, Sean, Aisling, Jasmine, Senna, Alexandra, Grace, James, Saoirse, Tadhg and Caoimhe.

He was predeceased by his brother Martin and sister Philomena.

Deepest sympathy is extended to the bereaved family on their loss.

Requiem Mass took place earlier today in the Church of the Holy Family, Kiltimagh, with burial afterwards in Kilkinure Cemetery.

May his gentle soul rest in peace.