It was with great regret that we heard of the death of Dóirín Creamer on June 16th. Dóirín had been a great friend to the Centre during her years as a teacher in Loreto Abbey Dalkey and continued to serve on the Centre's Management Committee well into her retirement.
She served as chairperson from 1992 to 1994 and represented the Centre with characteristic style and competence on many an occasion. Charming and courteous with everyone, it was Dóirín who introduced the University of the Third Age (U3A) to the Centre and it was she who presided over it as chair for a number of years.
There was added poignancy to Doirin’s death when her husband Sean died eight days after her. Sean, too, was very well known in the Centre and among local teachers he was a universally admired and inspirational music inspector. He was best known for his work in establishing the National Children’s Choir. Thousands of young people in Ireland are grateful to Sean for sowing the seed of their lifelong interest in music.
Doirin was his enthusiastic supporter in all his musical endeavours and it was indeed through music they met. Both will be remembered with great affection: they have left a wonderful legacy.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamnacha.