30 August 2007
It is with sad regret we record the sudden passing of Jim Flynn, 49 Rockenham, Ferrybank, on Thursday July 12.
jim was born into Lower Ferrybank to John and Margaret Glynn in November of 1934 along with his brothers Mickey, John, Jim and Percy and sisters Kitty, Anne and Peggie.
Educated in the local Boys National School, he completed his education in De La Salle and later in CTI, Parnell Street. Jim began his working life in Waterford Metal Industries (The Bucket Factory), but a hip operation in the early 1950s, caused by a fall on the railway sleepers as a young boy, meant Jim spend some years recuperating in St Patricks Hospital.
He then took up employment in the local HMV factory and finished his working days with Tyresoles. All through his life Jim had a keen interest in sport and in his working days with Tyresoles. All through his life Jim had a keen interest in sport and in his younger days he coached hurling to the youth of Ferrybank, later he became secretary of the club and took great pride in Ferrybank winning the junior hurling title in 1968. Pitch &Putt also played a major part in Jims life, winning many trophies for the local P&P club. With his playing days over Jim liked nothing better than watching Tiger Woods on the golf course, or reading sporting books.
Following prayers by Fr Griffin, his remains were removed to Powers Funeral Home on Saturday evening to The Sacred Heart of Mary Church, Ferrybank and were blessed on arrival by Fr James Crotty PP and followed by a large and representative cortege of mourners. Member of the Ferrybank GAA Club gave Jim a guard of honour to the Church that evening.
Following the requiem Mass on Thursday morning, celebrated by Fr. Crotty PP, interment took place in the adjoining cemetery again in the presence of a large gathering. The lessons were read by his sister Kitty Bolger, Tom Flynn and Jim Irish. a walking stick, a picture of the famed 1957 Kilkenny team and an Ollie Walsh plaque were offered as gifts.
The chief mourners were Jims brothers Micky (Dominics Place), John (Wexford) and Percy (St. Killians place) and sisters Kitty Bolger (Ballygunner) and Peggie Power (Lisduggan), brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces. His sister Anne Meyler who passed away four days before Jim died predeceased him.
Courtesy of Waterford News & Star.