16 May 2014 No Comments by The Northern Standard

THE organisers of a remembrance ceremony to honour motor bikers who lost their lives in different road crashes were shocked last Friday by the tragic death of a 29-years-old Mid-Monaghan biker who was killed in a crash on the main Clones-Monaghan Road, near Smithboro.

The tragedy, which claimed the life of Dywane Millar, aged 29, of Drumkelly, Annyalla, Castleblayney, happened within a half-hour of the 12th annual remembrance ceremony organized by the “Gone But Not Forgotten” memorial committee for all the bikers killed over the years in tragic road accidents..

The ceremony attended by several hundred bikers was held at the Sacred Heart Church, Clones.

Mr. Millar died after his machine collided with a car at Lismeagh, near Smithboro.

The driver of the car, and a female passenger, escaped injury in the crash but were later treated for shock.

Brian MacUaid, a member of the committee which organized the memorial event for the bikers, extended sympathy at the weekend to the victim’s grief stricken wife Rose, and other bereaved family members over his tragic death, including son Nathan and daughter Courtney, to all of whom sincere sympathy is extended.

The dead biker’s body was taken to Cavan General Hospital for a post mortem and gardai closed the border route for a time to enable a forensic examination of the crash scene to be carried out.
Gardai at Monaghan also appealed for any witnesses to the tragic crash to come forward.

Motor bike enthusiasts from all over Ireland travelled to St. Michael’s Church, Annyalla, for the removal of the remains and requiem mass for the late Mr. Millar on Tuesday last.

There was a huge attendance at the funeral, with guards of honour provided by his sporting and biking associates.

The deceased was a very popular member of the local community and was prominently involved in a number of fund-raising events for various needy charitable causes.

He was also a past player and captain at Monaghan RFC, with the club …

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