Tributes paid to Clare Vet Group founder

Tributes paid to Clare Vet Group founder

Orthopaedic surgeon died in quad bike crash

Tributes have been paid to one of the founders of Clare Vet Group, who died following a road crash in Ballyclare, Co Antrim.

Wilson Kennedy was driving a quad bike on Irish Hill Road at about 8pm on Friday, May 21, when it was involved in a crash with a black Seat Ibiza.

The 69-year-old father of three died at the scene.

A 26-year-old man who was driving the car was arrested and later released on bail pending inquiries.

A statement by Clare Vets said: “It is with deep sadness that we report the passing of one of our beloved senior vets, Mr. Wilson Kennedy.

‘Sorely missed’

“Mr. Kennedy was well known within the community and will be sorely missed by the practice, our clients and the animals that he faithfully served over the years.”

Mr Kennedy was one of the key founders of Clare Vet Group from 1980.

Having grown up on a farm he always had an interest in livestock and enjoyed farming his own sheep.

He specialised in orthopaedic surgery, using advanced methods with specialised instruments and equipment.

When not at the practice he enjoyed time with his wife at their holiday home in Portstewart, walking the dogs and eating out.