As a mark of respect for the late Denny John Hickey, my weekly report will not appear this week in it’s usual format.
To lose a husband, a dad, a dad-in-law, a granddad a brother, an acquaintance, a friend or neighbour like Denny John is a dreadful cross to bear. His untimely death has left a deep void in the lives of all those who knew and loved and respected him. His devoted family, extended family, friends and neighbours.
Denny John was someone that I knew who worked in Noel C Duggan’s yard over the years where I found him pleasant and obliging at all times. But it was only when his beautiful daughter Denise and my son John D got married that we all got better acquainted and progressed into a life of friendship, co-operation, joy and everything that goes into making life lived to the full. In time Molly and Dan came along and Denny John was always there to record their young lives on film, to play ball with Dan and show him his tricks of the game while Mary encouraged Molly to develop her natural aptitude for cooking and baking. But that is only a mere example. I, having been part of it all never tired of the atmosphere of wellbeing which existed throughout. I could write volumes about it but not now. Some day I will, because such a wonderful story should not be lost to history.
Sickness came as sickness will as is the will of God and has to be accepted. What cannot be cured must be endured. But God promised that no matter how heavy that cross may be that he will give the strength to bear it and that is what we ask of him today that he may lighten the burden of Denny John’s death for the family that he loved so well. His youthful demeaner will live on in their memories in the Land where he will never grow old and where he will continue pray for them all. Our deepest sympathy goes out at this sad time to Denny John’s grieving family, his wife Mary, daughter Denise, son Padraig, Son-in-Law John D. Grandchildren Aoise, Molly and Dan and all his extended family and friends. May God console them all in their grief and grant the soul of Denny John Eternal Rest.
The Results of this weeks lotto draw which was held on Bank Holiday Monday night .Numbers drawn were 8,22, 28,30 and the Jackpot was not won. €100 Went to Teisha Carroll, Drishane View, the seller was Tom and he got €50 sellers prize. €50 went to Maura Cronin, Main St. €20 each to Patrick Murphy, Pound Hill, Irene Duggan, c/o the Camogie Club, Humphrey Healy, The Bridge Bar, Donal & Billy Cronin, Knocknakilla, The Lynch Family, The Kingdom. Agnes Twohig, c/o Colemans. Nora O’Sullivan c/o Colemans, Mary McSweeney, Killarney Rd. Next Draw Sunday October 31st Jackpot €16,800.