Posted by Ironside retired on December 31, 2003 at 11:50:06:
In Reply to: John Fitzgerald R.I.P. posted by Tempus on December 29, 2003 at 18:25:06:
Knew John Fitzgerald very well as we were at school together, and he was a near neighbour of mine in Charles Street. His death came as a great shock to me when a friend of mine rang me to tell me the sad news that he had died. I was so stunned and saddened on hearing the news. The family did live in a corner house on Charles Street/Richard Street.He was a most excellent television and radio technician, who later found his true field in Video. As anyone who knew him he videoed numerous weddings down all the years. I well remember he would be at the front door of the church filming as the guests were going in with a cheery welcome for everyone as they went in, and an even better welcome for me when I and my wife arrived. Any wedding video he produced was a work of art, a masterpiece, brilliantly filmed with a hell of a lot of care and attention to detail taken. The "finished wedding video" was always eagerly awaited by the new brides. However John would never hand it over too early, until he himself was thoroughly satisfied that it was truly finished, superbly edited, and the best music added to it.!!!. That was our John a consumate professional.
There are wedding videos sitting in many homes at the moment that people will cherish that were produced with such loving care by John. John may be gone but the legacy of the many happy wedding videos that he has left after him in each and every home will be a treasured and fitting tribute to a well loved colleague and friend.
To his wife and family, and his sister Mary I offer my deepest condolences on your great loss.
Keep the Happy Memories.