Sadness at unexpected death

Sadness at unexpected death

Shane Harte

We are all very shocked and saddened by the unexpected but natural death of Shane Harte who lived in and worked around Darkley House for almost two years. Shane originally from Castleblayney met a lot of our volunteers to Crossfire Trust and visitors to the house, shop and special projects. To meet Shane was to remember him for his smiles - almost shyness - skill at building and fixing equipment and funny text messages. We valued him and kept believing for better days for him. We believe he has found a rest from turmoil and we try to celebrate his life and appreciate the  honour he brought to us. We plan to create a memorial to Shane and gather his friends together.

Shane’s family gave Ian the wonderful and very fulfilling experience of carrying his remains into the church with his immediate family. Such inclusion was an expression of the heart to heart relationship we all had with Shane.

As Ian says, ‘Shane has convinced me again that reconciliation is possible and what it actually looks like. Shane and I journeyed, trusted each other and grew to a very comfortable place of interaction and cooperation’.

The investment of love into his life continues to grow and achieve its purpose as ‘Love never fails’.