Death Notice: John Forde, Ballincollig & Millstreet

The death has occurred of John Forde (Ballincollig and late of Millstreet).
On September 7th 2016, peacefully at Cork University Hospital surrounded by his loving family, John, (Late Roches Stores, Wilton), beloved husband of Anne (nee O’Brien) and loving father of Ger, John, Triona and Laura. Much loved grandad of Ethan, Dylan, Jessica, Jill and Arlo and brother of the late Paddy and Jerry. Sadly missed by his loving wife, family, daughter-in-law Gretta, sons-in-law, Michael and Mark, grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, especially Jerry, relatives, neighbours and friends. Rest In Peace.

Lying in repose at Crowley’s Funeral Home, Ballincollig Friday (9th) from 7pm followed by Rosary and Removal at 8.30pm to the Church of St. Mary and St. John, Ballincollig. Requiem Mass on Saturday(10th) at 11am. Funeral afterwards to St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.

1 thought on “Death Notice: John Forde, Ballincollig & Millstreet”

  1. For John Joe Forde in Dereen in Millstreet the journey in life began
    And there from a boy he grew into a man
    As a boy in the nineteen fifties when his hair was dark brown
    He attended the old Primary School in Millstreet Town

    In Duhallow John Joe was well liked and well known
    Well worthy of the title as one of Millstreet’s own
    A tall handsome fellow when in his life’s prime
    Though this is going back many Seasons in time

    Some thirty miles from Dereen from where he spend his younger years in life
    He lived in Ballincollig near Cork City with his children and wife
    One who did work hard for his every pay
    And nothing easy in life ever did come his way

    One who in his lifetime planted Karma’s good seed
    And his passing for his family and friends quite a sad time indeed
    One can say of him quite a nice man to know
    He was one of those who had the inner glow

    He often stood on Clara’s slopes looking down
    On the green countryside bordering Millstreet Town
    It must have been thirty years since i last saw John Joe
    And this in itself seems a long time ago

    He was a decent human being of him one can say
    By Cashman’s Hill in St Mary’s in Millstreet his last remains lay
    Hope his parting from life was a painless release
    The good man John Joe Forde may he now rest in peace.

    “John Joe Forde” is by Francis Duggan

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