Rosaleen, the wife of the late Paddy Harte, and family, wish to express our sincere gratitude to everyone who sympathised with us in our great loss. We have been overwhelmed by the support we received over this difficult and sad time.
We wish to acknowledge those who attended the wake and funeral and in particular those who travelled long distances to be there.
Thank you to all who sent Mass cards, letters of condolence and for the many tributes paid through the media. We thank everyone who gave donations towards the Renal Dialysis Unit at Letterkenny University Hospital and the Patient’s Comfort Fund at Lifford Community Hospital.
A special thanks to our kind neighbours, friends and extended family who helped us in so many ways and assisted with refreshments for the many mourners who called to the Diamond. We wish to express our deep appreciation of the Friel family, Raphoe who not only provided catering facilities, but also so much support and friendship.
Deepest gratitude to the chief celebrant, Fr. Kieran Harkin for making the funeral Mass so special and to the clergy who concelebrated the service : Canon Denis McGettigan, Canon Willie McMenamin, Fr. Edward Kilpatrick, Fr Michael Canny, Fr John Joe Duffy and Fr. John Boyle. We are grateful to the Kelly Family, Funeral Directors, for their caring manner in conducting the funeral arrangements and to Paddy Martin, gravedigger. We were deeply touched by the tribute paid at the service by our dear father’s friend, Derek Smyth.
Our heartfelt thanks to those who provided the beautiful music, Celine Crawford, Gabrielle Fitzsimmons, and our cousins Mickey Joe and Jim Harte and the lone piper, Christy Murray, who accompanied the cortege from our home to the church.
Thank you to the pupils of Deele College and the Royal and Prior Comprehensive School who formed a guard of honour.
We sincerely thank all those who cared for our father over these past few years, the carers who helped him at home with kindness and patience, the staff at Lifford Health Centre and Letterkenny University Hospital, in particular, those in the Renal Dialysis Unit who were as much his friends as his carers and everyone in Medical 4.
We wish to pay tribute to the Ambulance Service who were always there when needed and to Martin Holmes who brought our father to the Dialysis Unit over the past number of years.
It was a privilege that our Dad was able to spend his final days in Lifford Community Hospital in the dedicated care and kindness of the staff there.
To remember our father, Paddy Harte, and for all those who cared for him and supported us in every way there will be a Month’s Mind Mass at 11am on Sunday 18th of February at St. Eunan’s Church, Raphoe.Tags: