Tallaght’s Brendan Courtney pays tribute to his ‘exceptional father’

Tallaght’s Brendan Courtney pays tribute to his ‘exceptional father’

Tallaght’s Brendan Courtney has paid a heartfelt tribute to his late father Frank who sadly passed away yesterday morning at Our Lady’s Hospice in Harold’s Cross.

The fashion designer’s dad featured in a RTE show, ‘Need To Talk About Dad’ earlier this year which was narrated by his son.

Brendan’s father, who lived in Kingswood, suffered a stroke a number of years ago, and the family faced a difficult dilemma in deciding what the best way to care for him was – either at home or by placing him in long-term care.

The designer explored the options available to families in a similar situation, while he also looked at the ‘Fair Deal’ legislation which did not extend funds to home care.

Speaking last night online Brendan paid tribute to his father, saying: “It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our Dad Frank.

“He passed away peacefully this morning, after one years care at the Hospice in Harold’s cross.

“He was a fine, fine man and an exceptional father. We love you always Dad.”

The funeral of Frank Courtney will take place in St Kilian’s Church in Kingswood on Friday morning at 10am.

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