Tribute to the late George Shiels MBE

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Tribute to the late George Shiels MBE

Councillor Trevor Wilson, Ulster Unionist Party group leader on Mid Ulster Council, has shared his condolences on behalf of the party on the passing of former Councillor George Shiels MBE. 

Councillor Wilson said;

"George Shiels was a good friend and colleague. I have known him all my political life, he was a hard working Councillor and a strong, loyal Ulster Unionist. He was always willing to help people and was instrumental in securing numerous grants for local groups, including the Curragh Hall.

"George was an extremely intelligent man and very knowledgeable about the history of his area. He was also a great advocate of The Arts and often entertained audiences with his humorous stories and his own poetry. When the new Curragh Hall was built George introduced many new initiatives including afternoon tea dances and delivery of meals during Covid. So highly was he thought of in his community that a room in the hall was named after him.

"George’s health had been deteriorating for some time but it simply spurred him on to support the work being done for those with Parkinson’s disease.

"I was so sorry to hear of his passing and offer sincere sympathy to his family. He will be much missed but long remembered as a man committed to helping others."