THE Family of the late Peggy Dowling, St. Colman’s, Castlecomer Road, Kilkenny would like to express their sincere gratitude to all who sympathised with them on their sad and sudden loss. And to thank all those who came to their home, the funeral Mass and interment, sent mass cards, messages of sympathy and floral tributes and especially to the ladies from the Clara Guild of the ICA and The Kilkenny Flower Club who formed a guard of honour.
Peggy lived life to the full and was deeply committed to her family, as wife, mother, grandmother and more recently great grandmother and ever the warm and welcoming homemaker.
Her enthusiasm for life and the companionship of her many dear friends whom she always kept close, enjoying long chats over a coffee after morning mass. Of course, Peggy’s closest friends were always hugely supportive of her when she most needed to confide. Her interests in travel, local history, gardening, the ICA and her beloved relatives and extended family saw her driving the length and breath of the County and the Country, visiting and just keeping in touch.
Her capacity for good works and acts of kindness in caring for the elderly and those less fortunate in life or health went largely without comment or acknowledgement, that’s the way she liked it, no fuss. It’s touching how many people came to pay their respects for a personal kindness when they needed it most - and without anyone knowing about it !
Special thanks to Fr Martin Delaney her valued friend and confidant, who officiated at the Mass- with a very moving Homily - and Rosary and to the concelebrants Fr Murphy, Fr Taylor, Fr. O’Keeffe, Fr. Hurley and Fr. O’Connor.Thanks also to the Organist and Soloist who performed at the Funeral Mass Thanks to Johnston Funeral Undertakers for their courtesy and professionalism. Peggy is sadly missed by her husband Tommy, sons Frank, John, Brian, Vincent and Martin, family, relatives and her many numerous and loyal friends.
Peggy left without saying Goodbye, peacefully in her sleep, before the morning alarm call - and left a huge gap in our lives. Peggy sadly died before her time! The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for their intentions.
Months Mind Mass in St. Canice’s Church on Saturday, October 15 at 7.30pm.