‘Even death couldn’t separate them’ – emotional tributes to couple who died within hours of each other
Tributes have been paid to a couple who died within hours of each other after 43 years of marriage together.
Devoted couple James (Jim) and Margaret (Peggy) Walsh, of The Bullring in Slieverue, county Kilkenny, died on Friday.
Friends, neighbours and relatives this weekend paid emotional tributes to the couple, who will be buried together after a joint funeral service at the Church of the Assumption in Slieverue.
One woman said on the condolences page on RIP.ie: ‘Such a lovely couple. Even death couldn’t separate them. May they rest In peace.’
Another commented: ‘How bittersweet they both left this world together on the same day, I’ts the end of an era in the village.’
The couple’s joint death notice said James will be ‘sadly missed by his brother Paudie, sister Mary (McRory), brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours and friends.’
It added Peggy will be ‘sadly missed by her sister Ann (Byrne), Maureen (O’Keeffe) and Kathleen (Payne), brother Thomas, Catherine and Gordon, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours and friends’.