McGINLEY Patrick (Paddy)

3rd Anniversary
7th February 2016
It was a sudden parting
Too bitter to forget
Those who really loved you,
Are the ones that won't forget.

I lived in hope, I prayed in vain
That God would make you well again.
But God decided we must part
I watched you pass with a broken heart.

Our hearts are filled with memories
Which we gathered through the years
All the happy times we shared
Are treasured souvenirs.

Loved and missed by your wife, Johanna.

Many a day, Dad's name is spoken,
And many an hour, he is in our thoughts.
A link in our family chain is broken
He has gone from our home, but not from our hearts.

Love from your daughter Tracy, son-in-law Pete, and granddaughter Katie.

We'll always remember, that special smile,
That caring heart, that warm embrace,
You always gave us.
You being there for mummy and us
Through good and bad times,
No matter what.
We'll always remember you, Daddy
Because they'll never be another one
To replace you in our hearts
And the love we will always have for you.

Love from your daughter Michelle, son-in-law Jason, and grandchildren Georgina and Edward.

Those we love don't go away
They walk beside us every day
Unseen, unheard but always near
Still loved, still missed and very dear
Deep in our hearts, there's a memory kept
For a Daddy and a Granda, we'll never forget

Loved and missed from your daughter Joanne, son-in-law Stuart, grandchildren Oliver, Emilie and Hannah.

You held my hand when I was small
You caught me when I fell
You were the hero of my childhood
and throughout my life as well.
Thinking of you now, my heart just fills with pride,
That I have a Daddy like you that will always be by my side.

For My Daddy, all my love, Emma

Published in Derry Journal on Feb. 8, 2019