THE mother of a 27-year-old Enniskillen man who died unexpectedly on Christmas Eve has revealed that he agreed to have his organs donated.

Father-of-one Christopher Masterson, of Cornagrade Road, died in hospital on Sunday, after spending several days on a life support machine.

Speaking about his decision to have his organs donated, his mother, Mandy Masterson, told the Impartial Reporter: “Hopefully, it will save somebody else’s life.”

A Funeral Mass for Mr. Masterson was held in St. Michael’s Church in Darling Street, Enniskillen yesterday (Thursday) afternoon.

The service, which was officiated by St. Michael’s Parish curate, Fr. Raymond Donnelly, was followed by interment in Cross Cemetery.

Mr. Masterson is also survived by his five-year-old son Jack, brothers Ryan and Neil and sisters Ciara and Amy-Leigh.

He grew up in Enniskillen and was a former pupil of St. Michael’s Primary School, which has since amalgamated with St. Theresa’s PS to form Holy Trinity, and St. Joseph’s College.

His mother said she had been “devastated” by the loss of her son, who had been living with her prior to his death.

They had enjoyed a close relationship over the years.
“He stuck to me like glue and depended on me a lot.
“He told me everything,” she said.

Mrs. Masterson said that the deceased would be “greatly missed” by all the family.

She said: “Family was important to him.
“He spent a lot of time with his cousins and uncles.”

But she added that he was well-known in Enniskillen and also had a lot of friends outside the family.
“He was very lovable and active of himself.
“He liked socialising with people,” she said.

Admitting that she had taken the news of her son’s death very hard, Mrs. Masterson said the wake house in Drumbeg had been packed with people paying their respects.

Dozens of poignant messages in memory of the father-of-one have been posted on social media this week, after his death notice was published on the ‘Enniskillen Family, Friends and Neighbours’ Facebook page.

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