Details of the funeral of Denis Lynn, chairman of Finnebrogue Artisan, have been confirmed-charities line up to praise his support

Dennis Lin visited the Christian Aid Project in Kenya in May 2015.
Dennis Lin visited the Christian Aid Project in Kenya in May 2015.

Lin, 63, is chairman of Downpatrick-based food company Finnebrogue Artisan, who built from scratch and currently employs 1,000 people, with last year’s sales of £ 100 million.

There was widespread compliment to him after his fatal accident in the quad bike accident on Sunday night.

He lived with his family in a remodeled barn in the Finnebrogue mansion.

His company described him as “an innovator and visionary with a contagious passion for making positive changes to the planet and its people,” with his wife Christine thinking. He said he was with his daughters Kelly, Claire, Tara, and Ciara.

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A tribute to the “fantastic” Dennis Lin of the Finnebrogue craftsman after the quad bike accident …

There have been many compliments from the business and political world, but various charities now also pay tribute to the support he has given them.

Rosamond Bennett, CEO of Christian Aid Ireland, said Lin has helped them “for many years.”

“Here in the UK and Ireland, Dennis generously provided thousands of sausages to support our fundraising efforts. Overseas, we participated in projects in both Kenya and Malawi, and farmers responded to climate change. We helped adapt our business models and farming activities to the best of our ability, increasing financial security and prospering as a family unit.

“Dennis likes to visit the projects and communities he supports and has time to share his passion and knowledge of sustainable business models, and his own personal story about the humble beginnings. Today we look back on those good times together, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and all the people of Finnebrogue. “

After graduating from school at the age of 15 and starting a career selling food to restaurants and cafes, Lin went out on his own to develop a wide range of innovative artisan foods.

“I’m shocked and saddened by this horrifying news,” said Jane Hoare, head of funding for the Cancer Fund for Children.

She added: [residential home] Daisy Lodge, and the community and beyond, had such a positive impact. Our thoughts are directed at Christine, his children, and everyone at Finnebrogue during this sad time. “

Joanne McCallister, Head of Revenue Generation at Simon Community NI, said “I’m very sorry” to hear his death.

“I’m happy to work with him several times and host him at a charity event,” she said. “He was the candid speaker I loved and the incredibly generous person. My thoughts on Christine, his children, and everyone in Finnebrogue.”

SDLP MLA Colin said he was a “open-minded Aman” and many of his staff were aware of his “great contribution” to the African community to overcome poverty and poverty.

He added: “Locally, he contributed to a holiday hunger project for children and adolescents. Many locals would not notice this, and it was a loving aspect of his personality and work. “

Liam Hannaway, former CEO of the Newry, Morne and Down District Council, said Lin was “a working gentleman and very generous to many charities that have shown public pride in many ways. I am a benefactor. ” Condolences to his family and colleagues. May he rest in peace. “

According to family notice, his funeral and burial will take place at home this Friday at noon and must comply with current government Covid guidelines.

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