Special ceremony held to remember Kerlogue's longest serving resident Sheila McCarth

By Amy Lewis

Published 23/07/2016 | 00:00

Ida Redmond, Mary Redmond, Kathleen Codd, Frank Codd ,John Kirwin and Mags Kirwin.
Ida Redmond, Mary Redmond, Kathleen Codd, Frank Codd ,John Kirwin and Mags Kirwin.

Kerlogue Nursing Home's longest serving resident the late Sheila McCarth was honoured in a special ceremony recently in an event that coincided with her 90th birthday.

The Drinagh native resided at the nursing home for 13 years before she passed away aged 89 in May of this year. To mark what would have been her recent birthday, staff and members of Sheila's family gathered at the nursing home to celebrate her life.

'Sheila was great with all of our staff and enhanced their quality of life by listening and chatting to them,' said Director of Nursing Mairead O'Sullivan.

Sheila arrived in Kerlogue over a year after the home first opened. She took to life there with great enthusiasm and became a very involved member of the community.

Sheila was a sociable lady who loved talking to her co residents and staff members and knew all of them by name.

Throughout her time in Kerlogue, she kept very busy and particularly enjoyed playing cards and bingo. She looked forward to the weekly music sessions with Nick, Stephen and Michael and always joined in. Singing was one of her many talents and her rendition of 'Nothing Like A Mother's Love' will remain in the memory of all who were blessed to hear it.

Sheila only request to staff was that we give her a good 'send off' when she died and this wish was granted during her funeral earlier this year and once again at the recent ceremony.

A tree has been planted in the grounds of Kerlogue in memory of Sheila.

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