Streamstown, Westport, Co Mayo and formerly Ederney, Co Fermanagh
Jimmy picked a glorious March morning in the most beautiful place in the world to leave us. Jimmy originally hailed form Ederny, Co Fermanagh. He grew up with his four brothers and a sister on their home farm and enjoyed a simple but idyllic childhood. Jimmy had a great bond and friendship with his own family and would return home to make visits to his parents and his family regularly. Family was the cornerstone of Jimmy’s life.
He spent his entire working life in the motor industry and was a valued asset wherever he worked, regularly getting job offers from within the industry. He taught mechanical engineering in Enniskillen and Galway. This led Jimmy to Mayo and to Westport over 20 years ago. Ederney’s loss was Westport’s gain! Jimmy made friends and quickly sowed his roots in Westport.
In thinking of how to describe Jimmy, the first thing that came to mind was his lovely smile, his soft voice, his kindness, his style and his caring nature. He had a strong faith and was not afraid to depart this world.
Jimmy loved GAA and played for Fermanagh Minors in the 1970s and was still a Fermanagh fan through and through. He was equally a great Mayo fan and hoped and believed they could bring Sam home every year! Jimmy’s passion was golf and he loved to play new courses. Before his sickness he would play golf first thing on Sunday mornings so he could be home in time for 12 o’clock Mass and have the rest of the day to be with the family.
Jimmy you will be remembered as a kind, caring, softly spoken gentleman who enriched the lives of everyone you met. We will miss you and we can take some solace in knowing that your kindness, your sincerity and decency will never be forgotten.
Jimmy is survived by his wife Joanne and son Robert, sister Mena, brothers Tommy, John, Gerry, brother-in-law Colm, sisters-in-law Margaret, Susan, Kathleen, Noeleen, Ciara, mother-in-law Margaret, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.