Christopher Francis McGlinn, FCILT, MEd, Peace Commissioner.

Wainsfort Road, Terenure, Dublin - formerly of Oak Leaf cottage, Port Laoise.

24th January 2021

McGLINN, Christopher Francis, FCILT, MEd, Peace Commissioner.- January 24, 2021 (of Wainsfort Road, Terenure, Dublin - formerly of Oak Leaf cottage, Port Laoise) passed peacefully in Tallaght Hospital, his two loving sons by his side, Jonathan and Kristian. He will be profoundly missed by his loving and devoted family: His Northern Princess Tuula, 57 years married, his two sons, his daughter in-law-Dearbhail, and his three Grandsons, Fionn, Cían, and Lughaidh; also his brother Derrick, wife Anne, their children Greg, Eric, Dianne; brother Patrick and Sister-in-law Angela (both deceased), and their children Paul, Catherine, Clare, and Helen, and all the extended family. Chris was a kind, giving, selfless, dutiful, honourable, loving man. He touched many hearts. Chris had a lifelong association with Clondalkin Rugby Football Club: Twice Club president, Honorary Secretary for many years, and a Trustee director, presented with the President’s award for service. General manager of Logistics at the Special Olympics 2003. Many devoted years to FAS. His greatest service was the devoted love to his family. 

Requiescat In Pace.

Due to government advice regarding public gatherings, a private funeral will take place on Friday (Jan 29th) at 11am in Terenure College Chapel, Templeogue Road, D6W DK72 followed by internment in Portlaoise Cemetery arriving at 2pm approx. To live stream the service click on this link For those who would have liked to attend the funeral but cannot due to Covid-19
restrictions can leave a personal message on Christopher’s Obituary Notice on the condolence section below.



26/01/2021 by Ray Kelly

My deepest Condolences to Chris’s family. I have known Chris from Clondalkin rugby club for over 29 years since I was 12 years old . He was the heart of our club and I remember many nights in the club listening to Chris sing “ Oh darling do not foresake me “ I was taught how to be a a “ proper rugby tourist “ by Chris and I will miss him terribly . He was a true gentleman and he enriched the lives of all who know him .

27/01/2021 by Sam Lyons & Ab Nasser

In this sorrowful time, we would like to extend to you our heartfelt condolences. We are deeply saddened by the loss that you and your family have encountered. Wishing you all comfort and peace of mind. With love and friendship. Sam & Ab

28/01/2021 by Clare Peatfield (Nee McGlinn) and All The Family in The Uk and Beyond xx

A Promise To Our Amazing Uncle Chris who shall Remain Forever Respected & Loved in Everyones Hearts and Deeds! We Shall All Forever Smile, Laugh, Sing and Dance with Wonderful Memories and Loving Thoughts of Being With You. When someone Smiles with a Glint and has a Skip in their Step, We shall SMILE because we will be SMILING WITH YOU! When someone Laughs, Tells a Joke and Our Sides Nearly Explode, We shall LAUGH because we will be LAUGHING WITH YOU! When someone Sings and Plays Piano and Entertains the Whole Room, We shall SING because we will be SINGING WITH YOU! When someone Dances at a party and whose Great Moves Fill the Floor, We shall Dance because we will be DANCiNG WITH YOU! But When Someone Mocks and is unkind, inappropriate or just downright Rude, We Shall SMILE, LAUGH, SING and DANCE and Skip off in our Thoughts BACK TO YOU! Sending All Our Love and Deepest Sympathies to Our Beloved Aunty Tuula and Cousins Kristian and Jonathan and All Loved Ones. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with You All at This Most Painful Time. We Wish we could be with You in person but are With You All in Our Hearts. Love From All The Family across the Water. xxxx Clare & Mark, Paul & Alison, Kevin and All The Family. XXXX

29/01/2021 by Marjo & Peter O'Neill

Saddened to learn of the loss of Chris, and our deepest sympathy to Tuula, Johathan, Kristian and all the extended family. We have known Chris and Tuula for more than 40 years through the Irish Finnish Society and will retain many treasured memories of Chris.

05/02/2021 by Catherine keeling (McGlinn) John, Joshua and Jordan Xx

A poem for Uncle Chris who we loved dearly A Successful Man By Bessie Anderson Stanley That man is a success – who has lived well, laughed often and loved much; who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who leaves the world better than he found it; who has never lacked appreciation of earth’s beauty or failed to express it.; who looked for the best in others and gave the best he had. You will always be in our thoughts and hearts Xx

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