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$40k raised for family of Wicklow man who died in Canada

He was the father of twin sons.

Image: Go Fund Me

TRIBUTES HAVE BEEN paid to an Irish man who died in Calgary.

Sean Maher died in a crash on Sunday morning in the Stoney Trail area of Calgary.

The Calgary Sun reports that Maher (39), from Ballinglen, was driving when his car hit an overpass.

He had a partner and four-year-old twin sons.

A fundraiser has been set up by family friend Eimear Bridget O’Neill in order to raise money for the family. So far, the Sean Maher-Leane Lifely Fund has raised over $40k.

On the Go Fund Me page, O’Neill said:

I am raising money for Leane and her family to help with costs associated with the devastating passing of her wonderful partner Sean Maher. Our deepest condolences go out to his family and friends.Sean was a loving partner and father of twin boys. Originally from Ballinglen, Co. Wicklow.  The money will go directly to the family and will help them cover costs such as flights to and from Ireland, wage loss and funeral costs etc. Your donations are overwhelmingly generous. I can not thank you enough.

A commenter on the page said that Sean talked about his twins constantly, and that his “presence will be greatly missed”.

Annacurra GAA team paid tribute to Maher, describing him as “wonderful”:

Source: Annacurra GAA/Facebook

Police are investigating the road traffic incident.

Read: Former Archbishop of Dublin Desmond Connell dies aged 90>

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