Ronald Keenan was no alcoholic

PUBLISHED: 07:10 11 April 2014

Following your report on the inquest of Ronald Keenan, he was our Dad, and we would like to point out that, in our opinion, he was not an alcoholic.

He did not have a dependence on alcohol, he did not drink from morning till night and he did not rely on alcohol to function, all common attributes of an alcoholic.

Our Dad was an extremely caring, humble and loving man who lived through and for his family.

He was very hard-working and had worked two jobs to support his family until he was forced to give up work due to health problems.

He was generous, kind and selfless, a loving and devoted husband to our Mum for almost thirty years, an adored Grandad to his two granddaughters and a loyal friend to all who knew him.

Our Dad raised us to be hard-working, we all work and are progressing in our lives. He instilled in us morals and virtues, to be good and honest people and he taught us the importance of family, which is reflected in our closeness.

He taught us to be dignified and hold our heads up high, something that has been made difficult by recent events, but not impossible as we hold the truth about our Dad close to our hearts.

It is this truth and the pride we have in our Dad and the legacy he left behind that pulls us through.

He was much more than the person you portrayed, he was an amazing man, he was our Dad and we loved him.

You’ll Never Walk Alone Dad.

Liane, Kirsty, Billy, Joanne and Rebecca Keenan

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