Passing of Sonny Holt
Sean "Sonny" Holt, who fought so assiduously for decades to have the United Irish General Joseph Holt's exploits recognised throughout Ireland and the world, went to join the love of his life, Annie Holt, nee Doyle, at 12:10am on the 15th January surrounded by his family. A wake is currently being held before the 11:00am Mass at the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church at Aughrim on Friday 16th. He is to be buried beside Annie at the gravesite where our fellowship's tourists paid their respects in 2006 and admired the remarkable headstone which he carved for Annie.
Condolences to the family may be sent to Gerry and Sally Holt, at Arklow Road, Aughrim, Co. Wicklow, Ireland. Floral tributes can be sent through Interflora to Helena's Florist, Bridgewater, Arklow, Co Wicklow. To avoid spam we will not print the email addresses as we do not want to add this extra stress to the grieving family.
We are most grateful to Sonny and Jacquie for having Thomas and Lionel Fowler stay with them in 2006 for Sonny and Thomas to play their golfing version of The Holt Family Fellowship Ryder Cup, Ireland versus Australia which Ireland won through Sonny. Our Fellowship's establishment, growth and the friendships that have grown out of it has only come since my successful search for Sonny and Annie in 1998 and their subsequent generosity of spirit.
VALE SONNY & ANNIE, FAREWELL TWO OF OUR ORIGINAL PATRONS. MAY GOD BLESS YOUR SOULS.
Lionel R. Fowler.