By writer to www.derryjournal.com
The 72-year-old, fondly often called ‘Mr Clonmany Pageant,’ was remembered as a unprecedented man, who made an outstanding contribution to the peninsula.
Not solely was Mr Boyce instrumental in operating the Clonmany Pageant, which put the village and peninsula ‘on the map,’ he was additionally a gold medallist on the World Transplant Video games.
One in all Donegal’s longest residing transplant recipients, he highlighted the significance of organ donation and was additionally remembered for his involvement with North West Neighborhood Radio (NWCR).
A powerful supporter of native charities and causes, his contribution – together with that of his spouse, Lucy – to crafting the Inishowen we all know right now is considerably unrivalled.
When contacted by the Journal, Cathal Doherty, on behalf of the Clonmany Pageant Committee, mentioned Hugo was an ‘inspiration.’
‘He was terribly ahead pondering and at all times up for a brand new problem. For his by no means ending dedication to Clonmany and the competition, the group will perpetually be in his debt. Hugo was a unprecedented man, who might be drastically missed by all within the Clonmany Pageant household. He’s irreplaceable and was an inspiration to us all. The competition committee’s deepest sympathies go to his spouse, Lucy and all his household.”
Mr Boyce was instrumental in giving many musicians their ‘massive break’ on the competition, one in all whom was nation music star Nathan Carter. The singer paid tribute to him yesterday. “Hugo gave me one in all my first ever competition gigs in Eire on the well-known Clonmany Pageant & was an enormous a part of the competition because the begin. RIP Hugo.”
Inishowen Cathaoirleach Albert Doherty mentioned Mr Boyce’s contribution to the local people will perpetually be admired. “His improvement and institution of the native competition was admirable. Relaxation in peace, Hugo and thanks.”
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