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itkv William Tiernan died in the Bon Secours Hospital, Tuarn, on July 23 aged 66, former parish priest of Samlesbury. William Tiernan was born in Louisburgh. Co Mayo, Ireland. He studied for the priesthood at St Patrick's College, Carlow, and was ordained in 1941 for service In the diocese of Great Falls, Montana. In 1949 he had to return to Ireland from Montana because of ill-health.

Bishop Holland will preside at Solemn Requiem Mass at St Mary and St John Southworth, Sarniasbury, on Tuesday August 5 at 11 am.

Fr Lawrence Tinnion dad suddenly from a coronary attack on July 24 with no previous indication of Illness May he rest in peace. He was born at Saaharn Harbour on November 2. 1929. He was ordained in October 1953 and spent 14 years at St Mary's Cathedral, Newcastle. He joined the staff at Ushaw in 1967 and was there for five years as spiritual director, at a time of importance at the college Since July 1972 he had been Parish Priest of St Bede's, Jarrow Canon Minis's! Reidy, died aged 73 on February 23. He was a former Parish Priest at St. Dunstan's Parish, Keynsliam, Bristol, He died in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. where he had lived since his retirement in 1973. Born in Clonmel Canon Reidy was educated at St John's College, Waterford, where he was ordained to the Priesthood in 1931. Ha spent live years 11931-1936) as an Assistant Priest at the Pro-Cathedral Parish, Clifton, Bristol, Suture going to Keynsham as Parish Priest. He spent 37 years in Keynsnam.

Fr Michael Coghlan, White Father. died at St John end St Elizabeth Hospitai, February 24. Requiem Mass was said on February 28, at St Mary's Cemetery Chapel, Kennel Green

Fr Thomas O'Sullivan dad on February 10, aged 56. He was parish priest of SS Pater and Paul, Barrowford, Nelson since 1972. Thomas O'Sullivan was born near Killarney. Co. Kerry, on 16th November, 1923, and educated for the priesthood at St Brendan's College, Killarney, and All Hallows College, Dublin, where he was ordained in 22nd June, 1947. After various appointments, in 1964 he moved to Withington and Christie's hospitals an chaplain. and In 1968 to St Bernard, Burnage, as parish priest before his move to Berrowford.

Canon Martin Thorne. Holum: Perish Priest of Chingford. died In Whipps Cross Hospital on Saturday March 15, aged 73. He was born in Swinford, Co. Mayo and studied for the priesthood at the Irish College. Rome I non was ordained priest at New Nall, Chelms; ford. nn Aligrist 15. 1932.

Father Gilbert Conroy C.SS,R. Born in Jarrow on Tyne on August 6th 1910. Ordained as a Redemptorist, September 2 1st, 1935. He worked for a long rime in the Redemptorist parish at Frdington Abbey. Birmingham.

He was also Prefect of Students at the Redemptorist House of Studies, St Joseph'S Hawkstone Park, Shrewsbury.

In 1956 he went to the Vice Province in South Africa and since then he worked on the African missions in the Rustenburg Prefecture In the Transvaal.

It was while he was returning to the Modimong mission there in February 21 after celebrating Mass at an outlying mission that he was attacked. His car was stolen and he was left at the side of the road. Some time later SilMtl Africans found him but he was dead on arrival at hospital. He was buried in the mission cemetry Modimong.

His brother Father Oliver Conroy is also a Redemptorist missionary in the Rustenburg Prefecture.

Fr John Paul McMahon, died on February 2 aged 58. An Irishman. horn in Tra/ne, he was ordained at Waterford cathedral on June 2n, 1946. He served its a curate in four parishes of the Liverpool archdiocese: St Joen's, Bootle, St Aloysius, Roby. St Michael's, Liverpool and St Oswald's. Ashton In Makerfield. In 1971 he started a new parish of St Wilfred, Ashton in Makerfield. Fr McMahon died hi a ear crash. The funeral I, on February 8 et Ashton in Makerfield, followed by burial at Tralee.

Mr Cuthbert Bates, director of the St John's Roman Catholic Festival Polyphonic Choir, Bath, from 1963 to 1979, died on April 19 aged 80. Mr Bates founded the Tudor Singers in 1923, and pioneered the revival of Interest in sixteenth and seventeenth century music. In this respect he WBS closely associated with Sir Richard Terry and Edmund Fellowes. In 1946 he formed the City of Bath Bach Choir, and in 1975 the University of Bath awarded him an honorary degree.

BR Linus Hall OEM CAP died aged 78 on June 29 at Pantasaph. Clothed as a novice in June 1922, he was particularly known in the Liverpool area where he quested for many years on

behalf of Pantasaph.




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