There was a tremendous sense of sadness throughout the county on February 13th, 2013, when news spread of the passing of 40-year-old Shane Dawson of 4 Siul Na Mara, Lower Point Road and formerly of Ravensdale. The youngest of three sons of Pat and Margaret Dawson, Shane was a keen sportsman and fitness enthusiast, participating in many sports, including gaelic football, cycling and running and completing the Dublin City Marathon as a teenager. He had a distinguished career with St Patrick's, winning a Louth MFC medal in 1990. We, at Lynn Group, were lucky to have Shane's presence in our workplace for a spell back in the mid 1990's. A friendly and considerate person, he volunteered to help out at the 2003 Special Olympics when Dundalk hosted Greece. Shane married Louise in 2004 and became father to Cara in 2006 and Cian in 2012. A loving family man who achieved much during his short life, he bore his illness with great dignity and determination and leaves behind many fond memories to all those who were fortunate enough to have known him. St Patricks GFC provided a guard of honour as his remains were taken to St Joseph's Redemptorist Church.