The Conference of The Immaculate Conception Cookstown would like to pay tribute to Seamus Coyle on his retirement from our conference, due to ill health.
As a tribute to his dedicated service, the Conference held a very special blessing in their building, where Seamus and other long-standing members were presented with Vincentian medals.
Seamus joined the conference in 1978 and has been an active member during which time he served as President. His kindness won him many friends both with his colleagues and people that he visited and comforted.
He had great insight in forming the SVP ACE Scheme, dedicating many hours with his ACE committee to bring employment to the unemployed in Cookstown and using the manpower to help those who required it in the area. This enterprise enabled The Immaculate Conception conference to purchase their premises with Parish assistance, leading to the set-up of our fantastic flagship centre and shop in Cookstown.
His quiet and non-judgemental manner with families that he visited was an example to us all. He was the quiet sage among us, and he will most certainly be sadly missed from our Wednesday nights’ meeting.
We wish to thank Seamus for all his years of service. For his dedication to the society and his Vincentian brothers and sisters. We wish him God’s richest blessings, and we extend to his wife Philomena our good wishes and prayers for the future.
Left to Right; Deacon Eamon Quinn, Seamus Coyle and Denise McVeigh