I addressed the congregation briefly at Sean’s funeral, on 20 October last. This is what I said.
On behalf of Pauline, Susanna and myself, I would like to thank everyone who has come here today … relations, our friends and Sean’s friends, and members of the Munterconnaught community.
Over the past few days, the help and support we have received from our neighbours and friends has been immense. They are wonderful people.
I’d also like to say something about Sean’s friends. They are young and this is a difficult time for them, and especially for Sean’s girlfriend, Clio. They will need to support each other and celebrate their happy memories of Sean and the good times. We were lucky to have him for 19 years. He packed a lot into his short life.
I would like Sean’s friends to know that Pauline and I care about them and that they will always be welcome in our house: the ones we knew already and the ones we have met for the first time in the past few days.
Sean had a happy life. He loved music and he loved sport. He died peacefully at home after a happy day of watching rugby. He didn’t suffer. May be rest in peace.