A sad farewell

Bray People - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

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.

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