Thursday 29 September 2016

'I remember holding you the day you were born' - brother of tragic Sean Doyle in heartbreaking tribute

Published 01/03/2016 | 14:18

A Horse drawn Hearse carries the remains of young Sean Doyle past children of The Nanno Nagle Junior School to The Church of The Transfiguration at Bawnogue, Clondalkin today.
A Horse drawn Hearse carries the remains of young Sean Doyle past children of The Nanno Nagle Junior School to The Church of The Transfiguration at Bawnogue, Clondalkin today.

The schoolboy killed in an accident between a pony drawn trap and a truck last Friday has been remembered as a lad who would always share what little he had.

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There were heartbreaking scenes of grief in the parish of Bawnogue as the white carriage carrying Sean Doyle’s white coffin was brought to the Church of the Transfiguration by two white horses today.

Tears of pain flowed freely down the cheeks of his classmates from Scoil Talbot SNS as his remains were carried past their guard of honour, and tears flowed again when Sean’s older brother Dillon spoke lovingly and proudly of him.

“I remember holding you the day you were born. The feeling I had when I first looked into your eyes could never be put into words. I knew you were special, we all did.

“They say God only takes the best. I never knew how true this was until now. For 12 years we had the pleasure of watching you grow into a beautiful pure-spirited young man,” he said.

“Sean was the most charismatic person that I’ve ever had the blessing to be around and no matter how little he had he was always willing to share. In this world you never know how long you have with those you love. You always assume you have more time. If I had more time I’d never let you doubt for one minute the love I have for you, the love we all have for you, and the beautiful memories you gave us all,” he added.

Speaking about the tragedy that happened at lunchtime on St Cuthbert's Road in Clondalkin last Friday, when the pony pulling the trap that Sean and his pals were on bolted and collided with a truck, Dillon told of the pain left in their hearts.

“The 26th of February 2016 will forever be the darkest memory in all of our lives. On this day God gained his most beautiful angel, and the hole he left in each and every one of our hearts can never be filled.

“Where there was once the feeling of love, joy and positivity, it has been replaced by emptiness and the longing to hear your voice again Sean. There will never be a day that goes by that we won’t remember the happiness you brought to all of our lives,” he said.

Sean’s family also prayed for the driver of the truck involved in the collision.

“The family wish to let it be known that the driver of the truck on the fateful day Sean was taken from us is in our prayers forever along with Sean,” a tearful woman told the mourners.

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