... an affectionate tribute
On Tuesday, November 25th,
2008, the people of St Faith's and the wider circle of his family
and many friends mourned the
sudden death of Kevin Dominic Walsh.
As a tribute to a greatly-loved friend and colleague, this page and
associated links feature pictures and
written appreciations of someone who was so much a part of our church
community and who is so very sadly missed.
As the photographs well illustrate, Kevin loved life and took pleasure
in all that it had to offer
- serving the altar as St Faith's Assistant Sacristan, more recently in
the company of acolyte Sue,
performing in our pantomimes, revelling in the
company of St Faith's Men's Group
and, of course, in the loving company of his family and wide circle of
The message from all who knew and loved him in our church family is:
well done, thou good and faithful servant.
May he rest in peace and rise in glory.
His funeral mass, on the morning
of Tuesday, December 2nd, was full to overflowing, with people standing
at the back of church. In an emotional and colourful service, a series
of heartfelt tributes were paid to Kevin,
not least being the powerful, and moving quality of the liturgy
itself. There was plenty to rejoice at, not least server
and friend Paul Jones's scurrilous account of Kevin's stay in hospital
on a Men's Group retreat, and their encounter
with a spectacularly-endowed nurse.
In the light of this
revelation, the final photo below seems rather tame...
end of the photos for a postscript: 'The Three Graces'.
2009 was 'St Kevin's Night'. Click here to read all about it!
Read the letter
sent by Sue, Laura and Grace, then follow the links below for further
pictures and tributes.
Kevin Walsh R.I.P.
like to thank our wonderful family of St Faith’s and St Mary’s for the
support and kindness we received when Kevin passed away so suddenly. We
are completely overwhelmed and so indebted to you all.
thanks to the Men’s Group, The Catering Team and all their helpers, the
Choir and Servers and Father Neil and clergy for the amazing funeral.
Kevin would have been delighted with the beautiful service, the
tributes and the fact that St Faith’s was full to bursting.
Kevin was a
very special person, who touched many lives. We thank God for his life
and feel so privileged to have shared it.
Sue, Laura and
Photos supplied by the Walsh family
and Denis Griffiths
Now follow THIS
LINK to read a series of
tributes to Kevin: the first
posted by Rick Walker
on December 5th, 2008; a second added by Denis
Griffiths on December 6th, 2008; a third by Geoff Moss on
December 9th - together with
read at her
father's funeral, another from Cathy and Mike Taylor added
December 10th - and Paul
Jones's scurrilous tribute as given by him at
Kevin's funeral - added on December 13th. Recent additons: tributes
from Laura Walsh
(December 17th) and Jude and
Emily (Decmber 19th).
follow THIS LINK to look at a second
page of pictures: 'Out and About with Kevin', added on December 8th,
'The Three Graces'
Liverpool's world-famous waterfront is
marked by three very distinctive buildings, known locally as 'The Three
But there are three girls at St
Faith's by the name of Grace, and Kevin had wanted to have them
photographed and featured in St Faith's Church magazine.
After the recent Christingle service
at St Faith's on Christmas Eve, Denis Griffiths caught this image of
our very own 'Three Graces'
(Grace Evison, Grace Walsh and
Grace Caesar) in front of the church Christmas tree.
second page of pictures
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