On Sunday, February 25, the death occurred of Oliver Trainor at his home in Ardmayle, surrounded by his loving family. He had been in declining health for some time but wasn’t one for remaining indoors. He no sooner had made a half recovery when he was out and about.
Oliver was a native of Mount Lodge, Latton, Co. Monaghan and, like many of his generation, he emigrated across the Irish Sea in the 1950s in search of employment. It was there that he met his future wife Breda. They returned with their family to the home country, setting up home in the old schoolhouse at Ardmayle.
His skills in the construction industry were useful in turning this building into a pleasant, comfortable residence. Oliver quickly settled into the local community and became a willing participant in local affairs. He took a keen interest in the refurbishment of St John’s Church at Ardmayle and was very proud of the finished product. He was very supportive of the Ardmayle Heritage Society in helping out and enjoying their programme of events.
Oliver loved the outdoor life, spending much of his spare time in his treasured garden where he grew plenty of vegetables.
He was quite a witty person and had a great turn of phrase. One was always left feeling better for having the fortune to meet him.
Farney County meant a lot to him and invariable he had a story to relate about its traditions and customs. He was a very proud family man with a deep sense of God in his life, which was reflected in his willingness to help out in church related activities.
Oliver’s remains were reposed at his home on Monday evening with removal to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Boherlahan, on Tuesday for Requiem Mass. Burial took place in his beloved Ardmayle. Our sympathy is extended to his wife Breda, daughters Michele and Caroline, sons Sean and Kieran, sons-in-law Thomas and Fred, daughters-in-law Catherine and Paula, grandchildren, brother Patsy, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.