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'We have to face life without him': Jason Corbett's funeral takes place

He was laid to rest in Limerick today.

Tracey and Jason
Tracey and Jason

HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE attended the funeral of Jason Corbett in Limerick today.

The 39-year-old father-of-two died from fatal head injuries he received in a domestic incident at his home in North Carolina earlier this month.

His children Jack (10) and Sarah (8) arrived in Ireland last Saturday morning after Corbett’s sister Tracey and her husband David Lynch were granted custody following a legal battle with the children’s stepmother Molly Martens, who has lodged an appeal.

Both Martens and her father Thomas are currently described by US police as “persons of interest” in the investigation though no one has yet been charged over the incident.

Lynch delivered the eulogy at the funeral, which took place at Our Lady Queen of Peace church in Janesboro.

Limerick’s Live95 reports that Lynch said Corbett never got over the 2006 death of his first wife and the mother of his children, Mags.

“For a time he was as happy as a man could be. After Mags died, he lived his life with dignity but he was a lost soul and the light and spark was never fully replaced.

Today, on the day he was due home with his children to Ireland, we have to face bravely our life without him.
Our lives have been better for having him as part of ours. He enriched our lives.

Lynch said he hopes to help fulfil the dreams Corbett had for his children:

“I know my brother left a lot of things undone and others that he never had a chance to start, but I promise I will continue what he started and hopefully fulfil his dream for him. This is just my small way of saying thank you for everything he did for me.”

Read: White doves to be released at graveside during Jason Corbett’s funeral

Read: Wife of Jason Corbett to plead not guilty if charged with murder or manslaughter

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