Death Notice: Fr.Jack Roche, Carriganima

Fr. Jack Roche CarriganimaThe death has occurred on Monday 22nd September 2008 of Fr. Jack Roche, Carriganima, Cork. Columban Fathers, late of Korea and Bweeng. Reposing at Tarrants Funeral Home, Millstreet today, Wednesday evening, from 5.30pm with removal at 8pm to St. John’s Church, Carriganima. Concelebrated Requiem Mass tomorrow, Thursday, at 2pm in St. Columban’s, Dalgan Park, Navan, Co. Meath, followed by burial in the Community Cemetery. Family flowers only, please.


Farewell to Jack Roche

He went with a sigh
no heavier than a feather.
He sank without fear
into the deep shadow.
He lacks nothing;
he is at peace.
The inner emptiness,
the sense of loss
are ours not his.
The one remaining task
is for the ajŏsshi (the boy)
who guards the pearly gates to ask,
‘Where you go?’
I feel sure he’ll answer,
‘Ŭijŏngbu. I’m going home’.

Fr Jack Roche, 1934-2008, from Clondrohid, Macroom, Co. Cork: whose cheery personality and fluency in Korean won him many friends wherever he served. – from the Far East Magazine December 2013

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