Young Barry Rainey ‘a man with a big heart’

Barry Rainey
Barry Rainey

Fun-loving with a big heart was how popular young man Barry Rainey has been described by his family.

The 27-year-old Craigavon man died suddenly at a party in Lurgan’s Flush Place on Sunday morning.

A post mortem examination is to be carried out tomorrow (Tuesday), his family has said.

It is understood that a party had been held at the house on Saturday night.

A relative said the father-of-two was ‘very family orientated’.

With his partner Danielle Campbell, the couple had two little girls, Kyla, aged two and ten-month-old Kaycee.

His parents Sandra and John Rainey are orginally from the Kilwilkie and Princes St areas and Barry was brought up in Craigavon.

A former pupil at Lismore, Barry was described as ‘very funny’ and ‘very family orientated’.

“He thought the world of his mum and was very close to his late grandfather Patrick Fox,” said a close relative.

Yesterday the PSNI said: “Police are in attendance at the sudden death of a man, in the Lurgan area.

“A post mortem is due to be carried out to determine the cause of death.

“There are no further details at this time.”

DUP Upper Bann MLA Carla Lockhart said residents in the area had been distressed when news of the death spread.

“It’s very sad news that a young life has been lost, and a family bereaved, and my thoughts and prayers are with the family,” she said.

“This is a settled area, and the neighbours were very alarmed.”