Jim Kelleher died on October 2nd last at the young age of 57 after a long battle with cancer. He is my dear sister Kathleen's husband of almost 29 years, and was like a brother to Joe, Brian, and me. I know too that he was like a son to my Mum Phil, and my Dad Joe. He will be sadly missed by many people - his friends, neighbours, colleagues, and the Kelleher family. His funeral today was a beautiful ceremony with lots of music. Requiem Mass was said by his brother Fr Connie, and his brother Humphrey delivered a moving, as well as a warm tribute to Jim. He was laid to rest in Danesfort Cemetery, near his home in Kells, Co Kilkenny.
When I got home this evening I looked through my collection of photos, Jim was very fond of family and loved coming to the O'Loughlins' various homes, and we enjoyed his company on many occasions. Family gatherings will not be the same again. I have selected a few photos to make up the following short video, and have added audio of my Dad singing "If I can Help Somebody", which was one of Jim's favourite songs. Dad sang this again today at mass with my brother Joe:
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.