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29 November 2020
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In Memoriam

picture of a burning candle

 

O'FLYNN (EWAN)

26th December 1935 - 17th April 2020

In November 1968 Ewan and Joan O' Flynn moved to Esker Lawns with their three young children. A young man from Cork and his wife from Naas, Co Kildare settled in the beautiful village of Lucan where they welcomed three more children and began to involve themselves in the ever growing community that evolved. What wonderful years ensued!

The community of Lucan was a tapestry of the best woven fabric. Their contemporaries had moved from all corners of the country with a view to raising their families in this town and a rich and wonderful spirit developed amongst them. Ewan and Joan were the luckiest of people to have chosen Lucan as their dwelling and we were the luckiest of children to have been raised in a village where Mothers, Fathers, Teachers, Doctors, Clergy and Local Business owners worked together to nurture us.

In October 2018, Ewan moved from Esker Lawns to Marymount Care Centre. He was a Parkinson's patient and needed full time professional care. In the caring hands of our neighbours, the Mc Nulty family, Ewan spent his remaining time loved and cared for. Throughout this time Ewan religiously attended 11am mass each Sunday in St Mary's Parish Church in Lucan. This was a second home to Ewan as he had been the Sacristan there for many years. The love, hugs, kisses and thoughtfulness that he received there each week from friends and neighbours warmed his heart.

Ewan O' Flynn passed away in April 2020 having contracted the coronavirus.

Ewan was beloved. In our home, he was the quiet man. In play he was the creative man and in work he was diligent and honest. He was humorous, dedicated and gentle. We miss him with all of our hearts.

In this month of remembrance, our family would like to say 'thank you' to those who helped make Ewan's life easier. To those who cared for him at Marymount. To his friends at St Mary's Church, the Parish Centre and Lucan Dramatic Society and especially to those neighbours and friends who journeyed with us on April 17th to bring Ewan to his final resting place. We were completely overwhelmed by the show of friendship and affection offered to us as we said our goodbyes to our adored Dad.

We are conscious of how many families and friends in Lucan have lost loved ones this past year. We extend our warmest sympathy to all and include you in our prayers.

The O' Flynn Family.

 

Recent Death

Sr. Ita Egan

We extend our deepest sympathy to the sister and extended family of Sr. Ita, who died on Saturday last (Presentation Day), at the age of 96. Our thoughts are also with her community.

She is fondly remembered from her teaching days in Scoil Mhuire Girls School, and was a frequent visitor to Lucan after moving to Bangenalstown, Co. Carlow, and in more recent years to Shalom Nursing Home in Kilcock.

May she rest in peace.

 

Anniversaries

CULLEN (PAULINE)

1st Anniversary
Our hearts are broken since you went away
The loss and sadness we feel each day
Although we are so very sad
We know that you're happy now
Because you're with Dad.
Love you always Mam.
Robbie, Jackie, Paul, Jude, Garry and Colette and families. Also missing you so, so much your grandchildren.

 

KILDUFF (PATRICK)

22nd Anniversary, 29th November
In loving memory of our dear brother Paddy.
Silent thoughts of times together
Hold memories that last forever
Remembered by all the family

 

McCABE (ELIZABETH - BETTY)

23rd Anniversary, 2nd December
Late of Sarsfield Park.
Sadly missed and loved always by Catherine , Robert, Anne, Eileen and their families

 

O'BRION (ROBERT)

4th Anniversary, 1st December
Late Airlie Heights.
O Lord it's been so lonely
So heart breaking and so sad
But we will never forget
To thank you for the wonderful
Son, nephew and cousin we had
How we miss the sunshine
Of your smile Rob.
Sadly missed by your heartbroken Mam Aine, Barney, Triona, Conor, Liam and Joe

 

MORRIS (JENNIE)

2nd Anniversary, 25th November
Late of Lucan Road, Chapelizod.

Mother
Two years ago on this sad day
Our wonderful Mother was called away
No words we write will ever say
How much we miss you every day
Beautiful memories treasured forever
Of the happy years we shared together
Over the rainbow with Dad.
Sadly missed by your loving daughter Jane and son-in-law Dessie, sons Joseph, Billy, Harry and Jerry

Nanny
Your smile it always lit the room
Your kindness felt by all
Although we miss you everyday
Our love for you goes on.
Love and miss you every day.
Your grandchildren Karen, Lisa, Kevin, Breda, Andy and Rachel xxxxxx

Granny Bus
Five lucky children to have known
The most wonderful Great Granny of all
We know in our hearts you're still smiling on us
In the rainbows your love carries on
We will miss you always.
Your great grandchildren Laurajane, Daniel, Nikki, Kelsie and Craig xxxxx

 

MURRAY-FENNELL (DYMPNA)

3rd Anniversary, 1st December
'I sometimes wonder about the early people
Who worked this land
Not as a leisure interest like me
But in back-breaking labour
Are their mortal remains somewhere
Deep under where I dig?
In odd moments of quiet
I can hear a blackbird warbling
Or the husky cooing of pigeons
I might stop and meditate on time
And eternity and transient things
I don't get much gardening done
But I feel I'm in touch
With the heart of the universe.'
So wrote my mother on gardening here in Lucan. Remembering her with much love today - and every day, Michael