“Bee Bee” Whearity R.I.P.

Bee Bee Whearity RIPSeafort Villas, in the heart of Sandymount, lost one of its most loved neighbours with the recent sudden death of “Bee Bee” Whearity (nee Forry), beloved wife of Dick. Those who knew Bee Bee were privileged to have a trusted friend. Through her many very quiet acts of kindness nobody will ever know the good she did for those in difficulty in the wider community of Sandymount. A good neighbour is a cherished relationship in these tough times and is so important for both young and old in our community. As her longstanding neighbours Anna Kavanagh and Kay Radford said, “the Villas have taken a severe blow with Bee Bee’s death but her generosity of spirit will live on here.”

Bee Bee’s husband Dick wishes to thank most sincerely all of those who sympathised with him and those who sent him Mass cards and floral tributes. Also a very special thank you to all of his wonderful friends and neighbours from Sandymount and Crumlin and especially those in Seafort Villas.

To Father John McDonagh and Father Peter O’Connor for their helpfulness that everything ran so smoothly in the Star of the Sea Church and particularly for their kind support in helping Dick cope with his very sad bereavement. To the management and staff of O’Reilly’s and all of their patrons and the members of their golf society; to An Garda Siochana in Irishtown; to his stewarding colleagues from the IRFU and especially to his former colleagues in Pickerings Lifts Ltd., some of whom Dick had not seen in many years and finally to Dick’s fellow taxi drivers for all their kindness.

It is fitting that Bee Bee is buried in Shanganagh Cemetery with its views across Dublin Bay; she loved the sea, which was only natural coming from Sandymount. She now joins her former great neighbour from Seafort Villas, Jim Kavanagh, who is also buried there. They can both now reminisce on great memories from the village of Sandymount. May she rest in peace.