A British national, Jonathan Tarr died last Thursday in Sierra Leone after allegedly suffering a heart-attack.
young dad who sadly passed away suddenly while working out in Sierra Leone, West Africa.
The Derry native, who relocated to Whitechurch, Co Cork a number of years ago, was working with SL mining company in West Africa at the time of his death.
Jonathan was married to a local girl in north Cork and the pair had two young children together.
The well-liked family man had no previous health issues but suffered a heart-attack suddenly last week and died soon after.
Mr. Tarr was a former Defence Forces’ member and had previously been stationed in Collins Barracks, Cork.
Funeral arrangements for the young father are yet to be announced.
A post on RIP.ie reads: “Sadly missed by his heartbroken wife, children, parents Sean and Ethana (O’Neill), brother Justin, sisters Emma and Seana, stepmother Jackie, parents-in-law George and Catherine, nephews, nieces, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends.
“Dr. Gerard Murphy, his colleagues and friends in Lunsar and SL Mining especially Patrick, David, Gian Carlo, Greg, Tony, Adam, Shlomo, Dawo, Swida, Lib, Nafi and Hilton.”