We were very
shocked to hear of the passing of our dear friend, Kevin Nolan. He is a big
loss to us at the centre. Kevin volunteered at the Dr Martin since we opened in
September 2012.We can never thank Kevin enough for all he did for us. Kevin and
his wife, Mary, came every Wednesday at 1.oo pm to set up all his equipment,
then sat down to have the chat with the men before playing. Kevin helped to
organised the music every week and was liked and respected by everyone. He
loved to see the older people of the community happy and never accepted praise.
He will be deeply missed by us all here
at the centre, and we would like to extend our deepest condolences to his wife,
Mary, his sons Shane and David, and all his family and friends. Ar dheis Dé go
raibh a anam.
We have decided to
change the date of the previously-announced June Mass to September; a date will
be announced nearer the time. Mass will be held in the centre in remembrance of
all our deceased members of the Dr Martin Day Centre , Kevin Nolan, Kathleen
Keane, Betty O’Keefe, Tommy Lennon, Paddy and Myra Butler, Bean de Paor, Mick
Cuddihy, Joe Loftus, Eileen Coffey, Anne Kiely, Freddy Kelly, Mrs Duggan ,Billy
Delaney. All members of the community welcome, in particular families of the
Tuesday the 21st
of June is our flower arranging day; many thanks to Colette from Bláthanna for
continuing this service, as she has moved premises to Dungarvan shopping
centre. We wish her all the best of luck in her new venture from all at the Dr
Martin Day centre.
Thursday the 23rd of June is our next outing which is a Mystery
Tour; any older members of the community wishing to come please book at the
centre before next Thursday the 16th of June.
- Alice Kiersey, Manageress.