Enda_FordeMr Enda Forde passed away at his home on Sunday 4th of January. He died as he had lived: quietly, gently and peacefully. Mr Forde was a member of the teaching staff of St Nathy’s College from the time of the amalgamation in 1995 and before that he was a member of staff in the Vocational School, Ballaghaderreen. He was a man whom we are proud to have called colleague and friend and his witty, unassuming presence will be greatly missed.

Perhaps his students put it best when they wrote:

“It was with great sorrow that we, the students of St Nathy’s College, learned of the sudden passing of Mr Forde. As his former students, we are truly shocked and saddened at the loss of a person who played such an important role in our lives. Mr Forde will be remembered with fondness and respect by the many pupils whom he taught during his long career. He was a true gentleman who always sought the best for and from his students. We will always be grateful to Mr Forde for instilling in us an appreciation of History. He had a particular interest in the Renaissance and never tired of discussing the works of Leonardo da Vinci. On behalf of the student body of St Nathy’s College, we would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Mr Forde’s wife and family.

He will be sadly missed.” Zoe Kerrane, Eimear Finan, Jack Surlis & Stephen Hayden.

The College will remain closed on Thursday 8th January as a mark of respect for Mr Forde and to enable staff and students to attend his Funeral Mass in the Church of the Holy Family, Kiltimagh at 12p.m.

An Té a d’fhúlaing páis ar chrann na croise ar a son, go dtuga Sé suaimhneas dó I gcuideachta na haingil agus ar na naoimh.

Fr Tomás Surlis