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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

This email is to inform you of the passing of Martin Enright on January 20th, 2015. He will be deeply missed.

To honour Martin’s passing and celebrate his life, the following arrangements have been made:

On Saturday, January 24th, at 11:00 AM, a funeral mass will be held at

St. Paul’s Catholic Church

8251 St. Albans Rd

Richmond, BC

Following the service, from 1:00 to 4:00, a wake will be held at

O’Hares Pub

5031 Steveston Highway

Richmond, BC

All are invited to attend.

In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged to the Palliative Care Unit of Richmond General Hospital.


  • Maurice Sheehy
    Posted January 23, 2015 at 11:25 pm

    To: Martin’s Family

    I wish to express my sincere condolences on hearing of Martins passing. Martin and I attended St. Brendan’s College together and later N.I.H.E., Limerick. I last met Martin when he called to see me on his visit home for Angela’s wedding. We had a good chat and laugh about the many funny things we got up during our teenage years. He was a good friend and it was a privilege to have known him. Ar Dheis De go raibh a Anam Dilis. Maurice Sheehy, Ballyduff, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland.

    • Deirdre Enright
      Posted March 10, 2015 at 8:42 pm

      Hello Maurice,

      Thank you for your lovely kind words. Although we have never met, I have heard your name mentioned fondly by Martin over the years.

      He was a very special man and we are very lucky to have had him as a husband and father these past 30 years.

      Wishing you the best of health & happiness.

      Kindest Regards,

      Deirdre Enright.

  • Ian Barker
    Posted January 27, 2015 at 12:32 am

    I was saddened by the news of Martin’s passing after a long and courageous battle. My sincere condolences to Martin’s family.

  • Martin Costello
    Posted February 14, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Martin, we had many a laugh in our teens.
    My deepest condolences to all his family.

  • Deirdre Enright
    Posted March 10, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    Hello Martin,

    It’s been nearly thirty years since we met. Thank you for your kind words. Martin was such a wonderful husband and father & we were very blessed to have had him in our lives.
    Best wishes to you and your family.
    Kind Regards,

  • John Dolan
    Posted April 7, 2015 at 10:53 pm

    A very sad moment as I have just learned of Martin’s demise. Like Maurice, I also knew him at St. Brendan’s and for one year, our cubicles were almost opposite one another so we met and spoke every night. I recall that he was a reserved and thoughtful guy in a class / year of more outspoken individuals. This anecdote will sound trival but my great debt to him has to be his introduction to me (and to the school) of Don Maclean’s wonderful song: ‘Vincent’ one night in 1972. He sang it beautifully. My subsequent career has taken me all over the world but every time since that I hear that song, I think of Martin. He was one of the best.

    Posted May 13, 2015 at 11:41 am

    It was only today 13/05/2015 that i heard of Martins death,I would like to express my deepest sympathy to all Martins family on behalf of the WALKER AND MAGNER FAMILIES IN NEWCASTLE WEST CO. LIMERICK IRELAND.Martin was my cousin.The last time i met Martin it was at his mothers funeral in Ballybunion.Ar Dheis De go raibh a Anam Dheis. LIZ O KELLY {WALKER}

  • Michael O'Leary
    Posted June 10, 2015 at 10:24 pm

    I am typing this in a state of shock. I have just now found this site having heard from my friend, Gerard O’ Sullivan, about the rumour of Martin’s death. We three were the best of friends at St Brendan’s Killarney. I celebrated the end of the leaving cert in 1975 at St Martin de Porres in Ballybunion, Martin’s home. I still have the sunburn marks on my hands!!!
    Martin was a wonderful human being and I am so glad I knew him. We even tried to write songs together. I am incredibly sad that I will never have the opportunity to see him again. My sincere condolences to all his family. January 20 will never be the same again. Michael O’Leary

  • Gerard O' Sullivan ( Kenmare & Dublin)
    Posted June 11, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    To Martin’s family

    It is with deep sadness that I learned of Martin’s death recently . I saw a lovely picture of him catching a huge salmon in BC that he was very proud of .
    He was a great friend of mine and Mike O’ Leary in St Brendan’s Killarney . I often recall a very funny story that he told me and my mother when he visited us for lunch one day in Kenmare . He was a lovely person and I am lucky to count him as one of my old school friends . We will miss him at our 40th School Reunion in Killarney in Sept 15 .

    Sincere Condolences
    Gerard O’ Sullivan ( Class of 75)

  • John Mc Carthy
    Posted July 6, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    Martin was a class ahead of me in the boys national school in Ballybunion. After that he went to St. Brendan’s in Killarney . He returned to St. Joseph’s Ballybunion in 1976. He was in my class and we became good friends. When confronted by those not inclined to study too hard, and there were a few, his catchcry was “Come on lads” He was a very passionate person whether it was study, sport and of course music which he loved. Many’s the Friday night we headed off to Tralee in Tom Shanahan’s car. We usually sung our way home as we hit the boggy road in patches!
    It was with a sense of disbelief that I heard that Martin had died. I am now living in Sydney and despite the technological age news can still take time. He had such a sense of life force about him and I well remember his tackles when we played soccer together.
    My deepest condolences Deirdre to you and your children. He was a fine man and you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

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