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Father-of-two Nigel Pim lived a life of compassion before his cruel death at the hands of Covid

Mr Pim undertook charitable work for The Samaritans and was committed to the virtuous principles of the Quakers

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Nigel Pim was 51 when he died in 2021

Nigel Pim was 51 when he died in 2021

Nigel Pim was 51 when he died in 2021

NOTHING reflected the cruelty of Covid-19 more than the death of Nigel Pim (51) in early 2021.

The father-of-two from Fenor, Co Waterford, had helped save the life of his father, Alan, when he donated one of his kidneys for transplant over a decade ago.

Mr Pim was deeply involved in Newtown School in Waterford.

Friends said it was a measure of the man that he was a staunch supporter of The Samaritans and the vital work they undertake, but he always preferred for his volunteer work to be discreet.

Mr Pim's wife, Jeni, is a respected teacher at the Ballymaloe Cookery School in east Cork.

Mr Pim was a second cousin to well-known Cork cafe operator, Richard Jacob, and a good friend of food critic and TV personality, Tom Doorley.

When he died, Mr Pim was studying for an MBA at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT).

His wife, in a moving tribute last year, said her husband was renowned for his kindness and generosity.

"He will never ask if he can make me a cup of tea again,” she said. “He will never be able to share his knowledge because he was so knowledgeable about accounts and everything.”

Mr Pim was a Quaker and took the commitment to compassion, kindness and selflessness very seriously.

He is survived by his wife Jeni, his children Robert and Jordan, his father Alan, his extended family and many friends across Waterford and Cork.

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