The sudden death of a Carrick man in Perth has devastated the entire community, local Cllr. Brendan Byrne said.
Jamesie Maloney, 38, of Aughera, Carrick, died in Perth on Saturday morning, Australian time. He had been home with his family at Christmas and returned to Perth on Jan. 10th.
Cllr. Byrne, a friend of the family, said Mr. Maloney’s family was heartbroken. “They’re devastated, as is the entire community,” he said. “Any time we see a young person dying it affects us all.
“We are all very sorry for them and feel for their loss, since their bereavement occurred so far from home,” he said. “We are very much all supporting them the best we can.”
Mr. Maloney attended Carrick National School and Carrick Vocational School. He worked in Dublin for a number of years before emigrating to Australia less than two years ago, where he was working in building and office renovations and renewals.
“He was really easy-going and a very happy young man,” Cllr. Byrne said. “He had a great character and so many friends.
“Wherever he went he always had a great circle of friends -- that’s the kind of nature he had,” he said.
He is survived by his parents, Paddy and Kathleen Maloney, and his brother Robert and his sister Mary Josephine, and his fiance.