a notice of a death, especially in a newspaper,
typically including a brief biography
of the deceased person.


Either my Father or his Mother used to recite this to me.

Apologies if it offends any Irish readers,

however, with Ryan’s, O’Donnells and

Gallagher’s on my family tree…. 😊😊


The story goes something like this…

Mick and Paddy were walking home

after an extra long session at their local pub

when they came upon a roadside stone.

Paddy quickly grabbed Mick’s  arm

and quietly uttered the following words.



‘Tread lightly here

for ’tis sacred ground

and nothin’ more 

shall trouble him,

for he was only 22,

and his name was

Miles from Dublin’

Perhaps not quite the obituary required.

However, it was the first thing

which came to mind.





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