I write on behalf of the club to extend our deepest gratitude to all those who helped to lay Canon Tom Marron to rest over the past few days. From the moment that the notice of Canon Tom’s death was made known, members of our club rallied around, often at the expense of their own personal demands to make themselves available in any capacity required.
This was a difficult and emotional time in our parish as we laid to rest a much-loved and respected pastor – a true leader who was strong, yet sensitive and above all, a most humble and modest embodiment of all that is best in humankind. In short, Canon Marron, for us was an unassuming inspiration and a true friend.
Once again our club showed true leadership, dignity, restraint and generosity at a difficult time. We thank those who took part in the services, those who helped with parking, those who attended meetings and helped with arrangements, those who assisted around the chapel and in the hall. Our guard-of-honour was a fine spectacle and a visual demonstration of the esteem that Canon Tom was held in. Particularly impressive were the ladies from St Matthew’s camogie club with their Green and gold jersies and their crossed sticks, I’m sure this vision impressed a bemused Canon who was taking stock of it all from a better place.
Together with the other guards-of-honour in the churchyard our community united and paid a final tribute to a true adopted son of Tempo and a man who will live long in our collective memories for all that he did in his time with us.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam
Sean Murphy (Secretary)