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cmferran95

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Eric grattan - son of Tommy grattan
« on: February 15, 2021, 11:06:18 PM »
I'm looking for a man called Eric Grattan. I believe his father was called Tommy Grattan who owned a car mechanics on the lisburn Road called T. J GRATTAN AND SONS.

Meganmel

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Re: Eric grattan - son of Tommy grattan
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2021, 05:10:18 AM »
Unfortunately both my father Tommy Grattan and my brother Eric are dead.

cmferran95

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Re: Eric grattan - son of Tommy grattan
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2021, 08:07:07 AM »
Is there anyway I could contact you privately? Maybe through email? Would be greatly appreciated.

Meganmel

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Re: Eric grattan - son of Tommy grattan
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2021, 08:30:41 AM »
I no longer live in Belfast. The forum will not allow me to post externally
If you give me your name I will let you have a phone no.  I do not answer unknown callers.

cmferran95

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Re: Eric grattan - son of Tommy grattan
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2021, 09:33:29 AM »
Yes of course. My name is Chantelle Mcferran. I have been trying to trace your brother Eric for a while Via Facebook etc... However I was unaware of his passing - I am very sorry for your loss. I want to be certain that we are talking about the same person 🙈 did your father work with the 3 wheeler cars at their mechanics? I believe the garage was on Ferndale Street, on the lisburn Road? X

Meganmel

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Re: Eric grattan - son of Tommy grattan
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2021, 10:36:19 AM »
I will contact you later.  Just going shopping. Timed slot because of lockdown.

cmferran95

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Re: Eric grattan - son of Tommy grattan
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2021, 11:06:00 AM »
Thank you - it is greatly appreciated.

Meganmel

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Re: Eric grattan - son of Tommy grattan
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2021, 02:26:26 PM »
Can you tell me why you are searching for Eric.  He has been dead for a long time and we were estranged prior to his death. 

cmferran95

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Re: Eric grattan - son of Tommy grattan
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2021, 02:34:24 PM »
Yes of course. If he is the correct person that I've been looking for, then he is my father's biological father.

cmferran95

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Re: Eric grattan - son of Tommy grattan
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2021, 09:32:48 AM »
Apologies. Im not sure why the private messages aren't working. They are saying that you have sent me a message, however, when i click on the new message it is just quoting a message which i had sent you.

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Re: Eric grattan - son of Tommy grattan
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2021, 09:54:12 AM »
There is no one left in. NI that I am still in contact with.  My older brother has dementia
And as far as I am aware is in a nursing home or sheltered housing. His children would be too young to know anything about Ericís past. 
I am no longer in contact with them.
I fully understand your curiosity but as I said I have no further information. So sorry.


cmferran95

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Re: Eric grattan - son of Tommy grattan
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2021, 10:35:15 AM »
Thank you very much for all your help. Im sure this was strange for you. The curiosity of my own fathers upbringing etc has grew stronger as I become older and now have my own family. Unfortunately we dont have much more information either from my fathers mother's details of what happened.

Greatly appreciated & it was so nice to find someone with a connection to my dad through his biological father.

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Re: Eric grattan - son of Tommy grattan
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2021, 10:47:16 PM »
Hi, I am just checking that you received my reply to your personal message okay. Thank you again. 😊