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AN AP­PRE­CI­A­TION Ti­mothy Noel Grace Knockan­dar­ragh, Donard 1942-2017

THERE was sad­ness in Donard at the death of Noel (Ti­mothy) Grace re­cently.

Noel passed away in the care of the staff at Balt­in­glass Com­mu­nity Hos­pi­tal, where he had spent the past six-and-a-half years of his life.

His brother Sean, on be­half of the fam­ily, paid trib­ute to Noel and ex­tended sin­cere grat­i­tude to all the nurs­ing staff, doc­tors, lo­cal clergy and care as­sis­tants in Balt­in­glass Com­mu­nity Hos­pi­tal who cared for his brother through­out the past six-and-ahalf years of his adult life.

‘He was ex­tremely happy and con­tent in his own re­served pri­vate apart­ment. He made many great friends, both in­side and out­side his adopted home. His pass­ing will leave an empty place in our fam­ily home. He will be sadly missed by ev­ery­one who knew him on his daily rou­tine ex­plor­ing the hos­pi­tal com­plex, on his reg­u­lar tour from place to place in his wheelchair both in­side and out­side the hos­pi­tal grounds, where he would bump into peo­ple vis­it­ing their friends in the hos­pi­tal and where he would also en­gage in chat with con­struc­tion staff. Most peo­ple got to know him on his daily tour around the hos­pi­tal wards. Through­out the course of time many peo­ple ad­mired his abil­ity and wis­dom to rem­i­nisce and em­brace in the heart-to-heart chat with peo­ple about many things in times past.

The most im­por­tant thing for him was his free­dom; he adored the out­door life and en­joyed trav­el­ing the coun­try­side. I feel truly hon­oured to de­scribe Noel as an in­tel­li­gent, friendly, kind hu­man be­ing who never had a bad word to say about any­one. May he rest in par­adise forever­more.’

Sean Grace, on be­half of my broth­ers Padraig and Michael, rel­a­tives and friends.

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