Gorey community in mourning for ‘Jango’


North Wexford has been plunged into sadness by the death of Colin ‘Jango’ Fleming, (38), a much-loved character, motivator and father of three and friend of many, who has lost his hard fought battle against leukaemia.
He told The Gorey Guardian; “When you are thrown into the deep end, all you can do is try swim, try fight, stay positive, stay strong, but the one thing and the last thing I could nearly say to you is without the help of your family and friends and the community of Gorey and Coolgreany and everyone around you, if you didn’t have them you would have nothing.”
Colin, who worked in McGovern’s Bar, was heavily involved in sport and was manager of the Gorey Rangers under-14 team.
Leading the tributes are Gorey Rangers, who took to social media to express heart-broken sentiments to their hero and to share condolences with his family and friends.
“As news has broken everybody in our club is heart-broken and words can’t describe your loss Colin . You started playing with us from a very young age when you came in from Coolgreany right up to adults you then went on to become club secretary/ treasurer for many years before coaching your very talented under 14 team you had since mini academy. Our thoughts and prayers are with your wife Schalan and three beautiful kids parents, brother, sister and all who know you. Your name will live on in Gorey Rangers forever and you will never be forgotten. Sleep well friend.”
Colin (Jango) Fleming, Park Avenue, Gorey and formerly of Coolgreany, Gorey. Died May 3rd at his parents’ residence. Beloved husband of Schalan and loving father of Charlie, Annie and Jack, son of Tom and Anne and brother of Shane and Janet. Deeply regretted by his loving wife, sons, daughter, mother, father, sister, brother, aunts, uncles, mother-in-law, father-in-law, step mother-in-law, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, friends and neighbours.
Colin is reposing at his parents, Tom and Anne’s residence Coolgreany on Sunday (May 5th) from 2 pm to 8 pm. Removal on Monday (May 6th) at 10.30 am to St. David’s Church, Johnstown for Funeral Mass at 11 am. Burial afterwards in Ballyfad Cemetery. Family flowers only donations if desired to St. Aidan’s Daycare Centre and Hospice Homecare. House private on Monday morning Please.
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