Jonathon’s tal­ents will be fondly re­mem­bered by all

Bray People - - News -

THE LATE Jonathan Car­roll was a na­tive of Grey­stones, and was ed­u­cated at Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege, Bray. Jonathan was a keen an­gler and was noted for his ex­per­tise in many dif­fer­ent species of fish.

He was a very good fly fish­er­man and caught record amounts of sal­mon and trout on the Bunowen River. He was an ex­cel­lent helms­man, an avid diver and a very good golfer, and was a mem­ber at West­port Golf Club. In the prime of his life he ad­vanced his div­ing and motorcycling skills with a view to be­com­ing an in­struc­tor in both.

In his pro­fes­sional life he worked at Se­lect In­te­ri­ors, his fam­ily busi­ness in Grey­stones where he was an ex­cel­lent sales­per­son.

He also worked for Hay­den Hire, his cousin Ciaran’s busi­ness, and later at CP Hire, Grey­stones. While work­ing in Grey­stones he helped the St. Vin­cent de Paul and many lo­cal clubs in­clud­ing the Row­ing Club.

Jonathan helped with the Christ­mas Lights cel­e­bra­tion ev­ery year. In Septem­ber 2007 he made a trip from Grey­stones to Cairnar­von in Wales with a flotilla of ribs to raise money for the Grey­stones Sea Scouts. Jonathan also par­tic­i­pated in the mo­tor­bike An­nual Across Ire­land char­ity event each Au­gust.

He moved to Old Head, Louis­burg to live ten years ago where he con­tin­ued to en­joy life on and in the sea an run his own busi­ness, Glass and Glaz­ing Ser­vices. He loved all crea­tures, of­ten leav­ing a lob­ster where he found it in­stead of tak­ing it home for din­ner. He made many friends there in­clud­ing Martin who con­firmed that they did ac­tu­ally climb up a 30-foot wave in the At­lantic off Old Head.

He dived to re­trieve some con­tents from Martin’s boat when it sank hav­ing been un­tied from its moor­ing by van­dals.

He ran his own busi­ness, ‘Glass and Glaz­ing Ser­vices’ at Old Head.

He had pre­vi­ously worked at Law­less glaz­ing in Louis­burg, where he would have liked to di­rect the busi­ness still com­ing his way.

Jonathan be­came se­ri­ously ill with pneu­mo­nia in Oc­to­ber, and sadly passed away at Mayo Gen­eral Hospi­tal in Castle­bar at the end of Novem­ber, de­spite the great ef­forts of all the doc­tors and nurses in the I.C.U. He has been in­terned with his great-grand­par­ents at Red­ford Ceme­tery in Grey­stones.

Jonathan will be sadly missed by his Mum San­dra, Step­dad Niall, Sis­ters Wendy and Heidi, his girl­friend Tash, his nieces, neph­ews, cousins and all of his friends across the coun­try. May he for­ever be a free spirit.

The late Jonathon Car­roll.

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