Obituary:
Downey (Updated Arrangments), Paul

Downey (Updated Arrangments)

March 07, 2021

Downey (Ballymoney/Coleraine/Belfast) 7th March 2021

Peacefully Paul R.I.P. (Consultant Surgeon) late of 16 Route Meadows, Ballymoney.

Beloved husband of Janet; loving father of Stefan, Susan, Nicole and Emma and dear grandfather of Shea and Sarah.

Brother of Gerard, Nuala, Catherine, Pádraig and the late Peter and Noreen.

Paul’s Requiem Mass can be viewed on Our Lady & St. Patrick’s, Ballymoney YouTube channel on Wednesday at 11am.

The family home is strictly private and funeral Mass numbers are strictly limited to family only.

St. Pio pray for him.

Deeply regretted by his sorrowing wife, son, daughters, sisters, brothers, Maura and the entire family circle.

No flowers please.  Donations in lieu, if desired, to Macmillan c/o McKiernan & Sons, 45-47 Maghera St. Kilrea. BT51 5QL.


22 messages


  • Brenda Maguire

    08 Mar 2021

    So very sad at the loss of such a wonderful friend. Our condolences to all of Paul’s family and friends at this very sad time

  • Anonymous

    08 Mar 2021

    Our sincere sympathies to Mr Downey’s wife and family circle. He was a gentleman and wonderful surgeon. Will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Caroline O'Toole

    09 Mar 2021

    I am so sorry to hear this news about Paul. My thoughts and prayers are with his family

  • Brian Duggan

    09 Mar 2021

    On behalf of Paul’s urology colleagues in Northern Ireland, I would like to extend sincere sympathies to all the family. We are saddened at his untimely death. He was a highly respected urologist and an expert in the surgical management of renal stones. Our societies in these islands, the British Association of Urological Surgeons and the Irish Society of Urology will formally express condolences on behalf of the profession.

  • Asif Raza urologist

    09 Mar 2021

    My deepest condolences to pauls loved ones

    I knew him well as a trainee in edinburgh and he always was very kind to me.

    He messaged me only recently congratulating me on a new position. So sad to hear of his untimely passing.

    He will be missed by me and always remembered by me as a dear friend and great colleague and wonderful doctor.

  • Sam McClinton

    09 Mar 2021

    Very sad to hear this news – Paul was a great colleague and friend on the Section of Endourology committee many years ago. My sincere condolences to his wife and family for their loss.

  • Ajay Pahuja

    09 Mar 2021

    No words can describe how sorry I am to hear the news. I will always be indebted to Paul for helping me in my career progression. Please accept my deepest condolences for your family’s loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Alan McNeill

    09 Mar 2021

    So sorry to hear this news. Condolences to all of the family from those of us who got to know Paul during his time in Edinburgh.

  • Ngiaw Khoon Saw

    10 Mar 2021

    So sad to hear his sudden departure. He was an amazing mentor & friend. My deepest condolences to Paul’s family.

  • Enda " Bones " Clarke

    10 Mar 2021

    I was saddened to hear the sad news of the death of Dr Paul Downey. He was my Consultant for a few years in Coleraine and ws real gentleman and a character. I was attending a kidney stone clinic and on my first visit I walked in and said “ is this the stones clinic “ and as quick as a flash Paul said “ ye I am Mick Jagger and looking over to the female nurse says and she’s Keith Richards “ I always looked forward to seeing him, he give me great health care and put a smile to my face in times of pain. Heaven has gained a great man we have lost a wonderful doctor, May Paul Rest in Peace,

  • Caoimhe and Craig McLeod

    10 Mar 2021

    We are so sorry for your loss. Thinking about you all at this sad time.

  • Siobhan Chatburn ( née Moore)

    10 Mar 2021

    Condolences to Paul’s family & loved ones. I shall forever remember his wicked sense of humour during our time at the Belfast School of Music in 1980. In these last few weeks, his sense of peace & gratitude for the happiness in his life has been such an inspiration. May he rest in peace.

  • Irish Society of Urology - Thomas Lynch

    10 Mar 2021

    The President Thomas Lynch and members of The Irish Society of Urology of urology are saddened to hear about the untimely death of our colleague Paul and wish to extend our sincere sympathy to all of Pauls family as this sad time.

  • Paula Sutton

    10 Mar 2021

    Sending my most sincere condolences to Paul’s wife, family and friends at this terribly sad time. I knew Paul way back in the 80s, through the Belfast Youth Orchestra. He was always great fun, full of banter and craic, and I’m so grateful to have been in touch with him once again before his passing.
    You are all in my prayers during this difficult time.

  • David Tolley

    11 Mar 2021

    Farewell my friend. Your support and skills were so appreciated by those whom you cared for and worked with as patients and colleagues to advance the development of endourology in these Isles- my sincere condolences and thoughts are with the family for their loss.

  • Nagaraj and Jo Rao

    11 Mar 2021

    We are so sad and sorry for the loss of such a wonderful person. Our memories of great times both professionally and socially during your families time in Manchester will be cherished always. Fondest love to all of you X

  • Sara Ramsey

    11 Mar 2021

    I am very sorry to hear such sad news. My condolences to his family. He was a respected endo urologist, but some one to try and hunt out at meetings or conferences as you knew the craic would be great.

  • Adrian Joyce

    14 Mar 2021

    Very, very sad news – really enjoyed working with Paul on the Section of Endourology, where he would always give a positive contribution and suggestions for our meetings. Paul was a great raconteur and will be very much missed by all. Our sincerest condolences to his family and friends and our sincere sympathies.

  • Irene Mc Laughlin

    14 Mar 2021

    Mr Paul Downey one of life’s true gentlemen with an amazing ability as a Consultant Endo Urologist. It was my great privilege to have been given the opportunity to work with you. Your patients and staff within your theatre meant so much to you, you always treated them with respect and dignity and they loved you in return. Paul sadly you were called to your eternal home much too soon and you will be greatly missed by Janet , your entire family and all who knew you.
    Goodbye my good friend sleep in peace.

  • Patricia Linton

    18 Mar 2021

    Patricia Linton
    My sincere sympathy to Paul’s wife, family and friends. I worked as his secretary in Causeway Hospital and admired his care and communication with patients both verbally and in letters. He also was very grateful to colleagues for all their help in caring for patients. As we all know he had an incredibly quick sense of ‘wit’ and called himself the plumber!
    As a colleague he was highly skilled in Endo Urology, but he was also a gentleman with a very kind heart.
    In my thoughts and prayers.

  • Eric Lupton

    19 Mar 2021

    This is sad news indeed. It was a pleasure working with Paul in South Manchester where he made a big contribution to the development of Endo-Urology. We had some good times professionally and socially and we were sorry when he decided to move back to Northern Ireland.
    Please give my sincere condolences to Janet and all of Paul’s family. He was clearly well thought of wherever he worked and lived.

  • Joe Chattin

    26 Mar 2021

    Deeply saddened by the untimely death of Paul. Our sympathies to his loving family.
    Paul was a marvellous and unforgettable friend ; a true wit – it was a joy to be in his company. An excellent and dedicated surgeon.

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