Fr Bob: ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam

Last year was indeed both the worst of times and the best of times for many of us. We remember uplifting tik tok posts of Italians singing opera from individual balconies in their isolation; the terrible beauty of deserted capital city streets; Sam Neil’s gentle ruminations from his New Zealand winery; and for us at Tinteán our many contributors soldiering on and putting to pen their interests, memories and research.

For an all too brief time we had contributions from Fr Bob Arthure who at the age of 94 found a new focus during his enforced sojourn with the monastic community of nuns at Glencairn Abbey. The nuns encouraged him to write blogs about his own life and places of interest to him. You can revisit his last article for us here.

A recent correspondence from Susan Arthure in Adelaide informed us of Fr Bob’s passing:

My darling Uncle Bob died at the age of 95, peacefully…It was a beautiful funeral, live streamed so we could all be part of it, and the outpouring of love through the condolences etc has been lovely.

Our condolences, Susan, and our thanks for introducing us to your beloved uncle. As they say here in Australia, ‘Vale Fr Bob’.