21 December 2011
Keith Gibbons dies following battle with brain tumour
Mayo man Keith Gibbons was laid to rest in Galway yesterday (Monday) after a long battle against brain cancer.
Keith, who had family connections in Claremorris and Foxford, was first diagnosed with a brain tumour five years ago, but put up a courageous battle in the face of the debilitating illness. When the tumour returned earlier this year he travelled to a clinic in the United States where he received treatment at considerable cost. A fundraising campaign was organised by friends after Keith’s insurance company refused to cover the cost of the alternative treatment.
On his return from America, Keith developed further complications and his health deteriorated rapidly in recent weeks. He passed away on Friday surrounded by family and friends.
Keith’s remains reposed at his home at Lisheenkyle East, Oranmore, Co Galway, on Sunday evening last. His remains were removed to Mervue Church yesterday (Monday) morning with burial afterwards in Rinville Cemetery.
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