Monday, July 14, 2008

Thomas Walsh 1927-2008

It's with great sadness that I report the sudden death of my dad, Thomas Walsh, at his home in Tallaght, on 12th July, 2008. Funeral arrangements will be posted in the Irish Independent and Evening Herald newspapers, shortly.

Edit: Arrangements as follows: Removal from Tallaght Hospital Mortuary on Thursday 17th July, arriving at St. Aengus's Church, Balrothery, at 5.30pm. Cremation at Newlands Cemetery following 10.00am Mass on Friday 18th July. Visitors and well-wishers welcome at both the church and the crematorium.

9 comments:

Jim said...

May I offer my sincere condlences on the passing of your dear father. May he be at peace.

Fitz said...

Willie I am truly sorry to hear this news. One of my family heard the news and called me last night.

Please take care of yourself.

Nelly said...

My sincerest sympathy to you and your family.

Aisling said...

Will, we were deeply saddened to hear the news of your father's passing away. May he rest in peace. Kindest regards to you and yours.

Willie_W said...

Thanks everyone. Your kind words and thoughts are most welcome at this time.

Fitz said...

Willie, I am leaving tomorrow and will be out of the country for a couple of weeks. Please take care of yourself and know that you are in my thoughts at this difficult time.

NH said...

Willie, my sincerest condolences. I'm sitting here so annoyed with myself for not checking your blog during the week so apologies for not getting to the mass.

I remember both your parents hospitality every Saturday when 8 or 9 long haired louts would invade their kitchen to attend the "game" Bringing in his inventions and things he found, I still haven't figured out why or how he had the lamp post.

I think as a child you don't realise how important your parents are until you're an adult and when you're an adult no matter what you say or do for your parents I don't know if you can ever repay them for what they did for you.

May Thomas rest in peace.

Willie_W said...

Nigel, you've made me smile -- I'd forgotten about the lamp post! Mind you, as I don't remember what he did with it, there's a possibility it may still turn up as we go though the myriad strange effects he's left behind...

NH said...

I'm not creative when it comes to diy so I can't really imagine there's a lot of things one can do with a lamp post aside from the obvious! I look forward to finding out.