Joanna McCann, R.I.P.
Of your charity pray for the happy repose of the soul of our beloved younger daughter Joanna Rose McCann, who died last Thursday night in St Vincent’s private hospital, Dublin, fortified with the rites of the Church. She had cancer of the colon which spread to her liver. The end was swift and very peaceful. Over 400 people attended her funeral on Monday, in the Church of the Assumption, Dalkey. Joanna leaves her husband, Johnny, and children Nicky (24) and Stephen (15). I shall probably be writing a blog about her in due course, but for the present I won’t be blogging for a few days. Mary and I would like to thank the dozens of people who have sent e-mails, text messages and letters of sympathy. They have been a great comfort. Requiem aeternam dona eae , Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ea!