Tributes paid to well-known Randalstown car dealer John Mulholland

John Mulholland

TRIBUTES have been paid to well-known Randalstown car dealer John Mulholland who has passed away.

Mr Mulholland, who was in his mid-50s, was also a familiar face on the Irish rally scene.

John Gerard Mulholland, 1964 – 2019

John Gerard Mulholland1964 – 2019He turned his matchbox cars into a real life, award winning, thriving car showroom, which he filled with love, energy and enthusiasm.He rallied most of the roads in Ireland and further afield. He applied perfectionism and professionalism to everything he did yet somehow managed to have more fun than anyone. Most importantly, he was a Father and Husband. Everything he did, every deal he made, every late hour spent at work was for his family who are now completely heartbroken.If you ever had the pleasure of meeting John, you will know the impact he left on you and the room. His energy was infectious and his passion and charisma for what he did will remain infamous. The self-marketing campaigns will go down as the best in history.John prided himself on treating every customer like a member of his own family, going the extra mile to make buying a car a memorable, joyful time. There was no greater compliment to John, than a customer returning for their next car choice or referring a friend.He thrived on bringing the best out in people, always rooting for the underdog and developing people to be the best versions of themselves. John lived by the mantra of “support those who support you” and the Mulholland family would like to thank everyone that has supported them in the past 14 months, be it through well wishes, prayers or with his allegiance to Friends of the Cancer Centre.A gentleman. A husband. A Father.May he Rest in Peace.—Funeral arrangements TBC.Business as usual.

Posted by John Mulholland Motor Group on Sunday, August 18, 2019

The John Mulholland Motor Group paid tribute to him, saying: “He turned his matchbox cars into a real life, award winning, thriving car showroom, which he filled with love, energy and enthusiasm.

“He rallied most of the roads in Ireland and further afield. He applied perfectionism and professionalism to everything he did yet somehow managed to have more fun than anyone.

“Most importantly, he was a father and husband. Everything he did, every deal he made, every late hour spent at work was for his family who are now completely heartbroken.

“If you ever had the pleasure of meeting John, you will know the impact he left on you and the room. His energy was infectious and his passion and charisma for what he did will remain infamous. The self-marketing campaigns will go down as the best in history.

“John prided himself on treating every customer like a member of his own family, going the extra mile to make buying a car a memorable, joyful time. There was no greater compliment to John, than a customer returning for their next car choice or referring a friend.

“He thrived on bringing the best out in people, always rooting for the underdog and developing people to be the best versions of themselves.

“John lived by the mantra of “support those who support you” and the Mulholland family would like to thank everyone that has supported them in the past 14 months, be it through well wishes, prayers or with his allegiance to Friends of the Cancer Centre.

“A gentleman. A husband. A Father. May he Rest in Peace”.

There were hundreds of tributes paid to Mr Mulholland on social media.

A notice on the ‘Funeral Times’ website said: ‘Mulholland, John Gerard (Randalstown) Beloved husband and father. Passed away at home 17th August 2019, after the most courageous 14 month battle with cancer, surrounded by his beloved wife, Alicia, children, Alicia, Shona, Johnnie and Anna.

‘Funeral Arrangements Later. Enquiries to O’Kanes Funeral Directors. (Tel: 02890 243129) Deeply regretted by his loving wife, children, his father, Dermot, twin brother Paul and brother, Barry. House strictly private.

‘Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu if so desired to the Friends of the Cancer Centre C/o O’Kanes Funeral Directors 116-118 Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2GX or online at www.okanesfunerals.co.uk’

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  • Ivor and Dorothy Logan would also like to send their deepest sympathy to Alicia and all the family. John will be greatly missed.