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Charity CD tribute offers comfort to grieving family

A poignant song penned in honour of Silverbridge man, Brian ‘Bob’ Hearty who died in a tragic road accident last month, has been recorded to CD as tribute to the popular and much-missed young man.

Composed and performed by family friend Angela Reid from Omagh, ‘Truck Run To Heaven’ was sung at the conclusion of Bob’s funeral mass, its moving lyrics prompting an outpouring of emotion from the hundreds of mourners. 

A close friend of Bob’s mum Carmel, Angela penned the track as a personal tribute to offer comfort to his grieving family while commemorating his infectious zest for life and the deep affection in which he was held.  The song title is a reference to the charity Truck Run in Crossmaglen that Bob took part in just hours before his death.

The CD will go on sale this Friday 24th November and initially will be available from a number of local shops and businesses in the area.  A Facebook page ‘Truck Run to Heaven’ has been established to promote the recording and plans are in progress to set up a system through which the CD can be purchased via Facebook.  The entire proceeds from sales are in aid of the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust (KBRT).

Details of where the CD can be purchased have yet to be finalized although, to date, confirmed locations include The Cross Square Hotel; McEntee’s Shop, Cross Cuts Barbers and Shorts Sports in Crossmaglen.

It will go on sale this Friday, coinciding with Bob’s Month’s Mind Mass, which will be celebrated in St Patrick’s Church, Cullyhanna at 8pm.