Devastated sister ‘will always adore’ brother killed during golf trip
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The heartbroken sister of a man killed during a golf trip has paid tribute to him.
Edward McDermott – known as Teddy – died on February 26 after being hit by a van in Thetford.
An inquest into the death of the 78-year-old, of Clayhall, has been opened and adjourned until August 5.
Mr McDermott’s sister Maureen, known as Fan, said: “Teddy was an elegant, happy man, always cracking jokes, enjoying his retirement on the golf course and his interests – Probus, travelling, gardening, jazz, and his beloved Arsenal Football Club. He was a brother I adored, and always will.”
She said he was born in Ballinasloe, Galway, to Bridget and Patrick, and excelled at school, becoming an altar boy at the Catholic Church.
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He trained in the catering industry before serving in the Royal Air Force for three years.
On finishing his national service, he became a publican before later starting his own electrical business.
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He leaves son Nicholas and wife Barbara, to whom Maureen said he was devoted.
Friends Joan and Jeffrey Green also said Mr McDermott would be “sorely missed”.
Mrs Green said: “Sadly we only had the pleasure of his friendship for a few years. He was a gentleman, kind and very thoughtful – he will be sorely missed.”