It was standing-room-only when we went to pay our respects at the celebration of the life of Jake Mulvaney. A fitting tribute to how well he was loved. He had lots of friends and was very very popular.
Norse Road Crematorium will seat 150 but the people attending would have filled those seat ten times over and more when the coffin entered to the strains of Coldplay’s ‘Fix You’.
From that point on there wasn’t a dry eye in the house fuelled by some wonderful personal tributes.
His brother said how proud she was of him and the troubled times were always outweighed by the moments of magic.
The poem “The Dash” was read. It was the first time I had heard that. It refers to the hyphen that appears on almost every headstone. The hyphen that is placed in-between a person’s date of birth and the date of their death.
An insignificant looking ‘dash’ which, when you stop to think about it, covers a person’s entire lifetime…
I recommend that you to spare a few moments to read the poem. It truly is something memorable.
The family instructed to keep the curtain open and we all filed past the catafalque with many touching the coffin. A fitting moment of finality.
We feel for Eddie, after losing his wife through cancer he now has to suffer every father’s worst nightmare of losing a “wonderful son”.
I don’t know how he can be so strong and must me mulling questions over in his mind I never ever want to consider.
Eddie is a very brave and strong man who deserves our admiration. Our thoughts are with you
Rest in Peace Jake.