Fr. P. McCusker, S.D.B.
Fr. Peter McCusker, S.D.R.. of the Salesian Missionary College, Shrigley Park, Macclesfield, Cheshire, died last week (Tuesday), aged 58 He had spent the greater pan of his priestly life at Shrieks. working in connection with the Salesian Co-operators and appeals for vncations. Born at Tullylish. Co. Down. he Joined the Salesians as an aspirant at Cowley. Oinxfio9r3d4.. in 1924, and was ordained priest Mr. Eric Muirsmith Mr. Eric Muirsmith died on January 10th at the London Clinic following on an operation from which he never recovered consciousness. Of a well-known Edinburgh family. he was born in 1896 and served in various capacities in two World Wars. Trained as a Chartered Accountant he became Chairman and Managing Director of A. B. Fleming Itc Co. He was also a Director of many other companies and an Underwriter of Lloyds.
Eric Muirsmith was received into the Church by Father Joseph Christie, Si., In 1951. Subsequently he devoted a great part of his leature to various Catholic societies and charities, and became a well-known figure in the Sword of the Spirit and the Society of St. Augustine. Ile gave tremendous help to the St. Hugh's Society and his advice on financial matters was quite invaluable. He received the Knighthood of St. Sylvester from the Pope in recognition of all the help he gave the Vatican Pavilion in the Brussels Exhibition. Recently he also became a Knight of Malta,
A Correspondent writes: "Eric Muirsmith had a great circle of friends whom it was his delight to entertain. He was a magnificent host and he will be greatly missed. There was an attractive reserve In his own demeanour and a deep Faith and resignation which manifested itself fully in his last illness. He spared himself no detail in setting his affairs in order both spiritually and materially. By his own wish a Low Mass of Requiem was said for him at Farm Street by monnanor Gordon Wheeler and the burial took place In the family plot at Warriston, In scousna.