There has been widespread sadness and tributes have been paid following the recent passing of Glenn Fawcett aged 39 years old.

Glen passed away peacefully at home with his mum on September 4, 2020. Glenn was the second child to Selina and David Fawcett born in the Erne Hospital on October 15, 1980. He was also a much-loved brother to his sister Suzanne and brother to Mark.

Glenn was a devoted uncle to his nieces and nephews; Lauren, Bethany and Jordan and was very proud to be Jordan’s godfather.

Glenn attended the Language Unit at the Enniskillen Model School and then attended the Erne School until leaving age after which he continued on to Fermanagh College where he did some catering courses.

During Glenn’s life he continued to volunteer in several of the charity shops with the latest ones being the Hospice Shop which he enjoyed and built up a good relationship with the manageress Siobhan.

When Siobhan got the job of manageress of the St. Vincent de Paul shop Glenn had said: “If she goes I will go too” and that’s where he spent the last part of work before his illness started to show.

Glenn was well-known throughout all the charity shops and was thought of fondly by staff members and all the customers he had met.

Glenn’s illness started to show at the start of the year after having a few falls. He was such a quiet and private person, he never complained about anything, but more problems were coming to light and Glenn had been admitted into the SWAH on February 6, 2020.

Since then Glenn’s health had started to decline, he had spent 13 weeks in hospital in between several wards in the SWAH, Belfast City ICU and Craigavon.

Glenn was also a huge animal lover, he had adopted a cat from Bright Eyes called Tommy. He was besotted with Tommy and loved him like a cat. Glenn was a regular attender at church (St Macartin’s Cathedral) before he took his illness.

Glenn was a big football fan and snooker fan. He supported many teams, as a child he always said he was a Man United fan but as he got older he ended up changing from a Man United fan to an Arsenal fan to Chelsea, Rangers and also Northern Ireland and he followed Enniskillen Town Football Club.

Glenn was a very independent person and anywhere he went you would usually see him on his bike in any weather. That was his main form of transport and he would hardly take a lift anywhere, he would say, “no, I will take my bike.”

Glenn got home from hospital on May 1, he came to his mum’s house and during this time he had carers and nurses a few times a day. Glenn tried to keep positive during this time but as time went on, his illness had really took over and he knew it wasn’t going to be a good outcome, and he fought his illness with courage and strength right until the end.

Glenn is survived by his mum Selina, dad David, sister Suzanne and brother Mark. His two nieces Lauren and Bethany and nephew Jordan. He also leaves his wider family circle of aunts, uncles and cousins and was predeceased by all his grandparents.

Glenn’s funeral service took place of September 7 at 1.30pm in St. Macartin’s Cathedral followed by burial in Cross Cemetery.