Thursday, 8 November 2007

Today I had a sad moment.

I received an email informing me that an old family friend had died at the end of a long illness.

I am blunt because he was a plain-speaking man. A very old-fashioned Australian bloke. Who was in the Australian Army in Vietnam. Who was an immeasurable source of comfort and support to my mother during very difficult times. Who was a Catholic priest.

For more years than I have existed he was a friend of my family's. Not just of but to my family. I haven't spoken with him in over 17 years but I know he leaves this world a poorer place.

Vale Monsignor Henry Nolan.


  1. That's a lovely tribute to your family friend Tricia. I hope you are ok. Lucy x

  2. Sorry to hear your sad news. I hope you (and your mother) are doing OK.