A sad farewell
There was a huge outpour of grief last Friday as Fiona King (pictured) was laid to rest.
Fiona died suddenly at her home last Tuesday and her sad passing has totally shocked the community.
Her sudden passing is deeply regretted by her heartbroken-hearted children Lana and Brandon, her father Gary and his wife Rita, sister Aoife, grandmother Kathleen Higgins, brother-in-law Jason, niece Rachel, nephew Ben, aunts, uncles, extended family, neighbours and friends.
Her removal took place to St Mochonog’s Church from Murphy’s Funeral Home last Friday and was attended by 100s of mourners.
Her greatuncle, Fr Ben Mulligan, celebrated the mass and recalled so many wonderful times spent with Fiona and her kindness to others. Work colleagues from Sunbeam House also paid a tribute as did her cousin Mark King but special mention must go to her 14 year old son Brandon who gave a wonderful eulogy about his hero and mam at the mass.
While Fiona lost her mam at a young age, the loss of her brother Patrick almost five years ago was a shock she sometimes struggled to come to terms with but her cheery and kind nature always shone through and she has left us all with so many happy memories.
No words written in this column today can help ease the pain of all Fiona’s loved ones but perhaps I can share a poem I came across written by Coleen Marie Bono in 2009 called ‘Wings of An Angel’ which goes: ‘Today is the day I have chosen to die, on the wings of an Angel I shall fly high I feel I could have been better while I was here, but on the wings of an Angel, I shall have no fear. Most of my life I had to put up a fight, but on the wings of an Angel, I will be alright. Things may have been better if I’d taken time to pray, but now I am on the wings of an Angel and I am going to be ok.’ Rest in peace Fiona.