1. Mrs. Zelda McBride
  2. Arthur McBryan

Mrs Zelda MacBride - 16th November 1940-2009
(taken from the Order of Service at Zelda's funeral)

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The souls of the virtuous are in the hands of God, no torment shall ever touch them. In the eyes of the unwise, they did appear to die, their going looked like a disaster, their leaving us, like annihilation; but they are in peace.

If they experienced punishment as men see it, their hope was rich with immortality; slight was their affliction, great will their blessings be.

God has put them to the test and proved them worthy to be with him; he has tested them like gold in a furnace, and accepted them as a holocaust.

Those who trust in him will understand the truth; those who are faithful will live with him in love; for grace and mercy await those he has chosen.

A READING FROM ROMANS (Chapter 8, v.18-23)

I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.

The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed.

For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God.

We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.

Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.

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A part of the Eulogy delivered by Al, Zelda's son :

Zelda's late husband, Eugene, co-founded The Pelicans, an organisation of  ex-students of the White Fathers Missionary Society. Zelda became a very enthusiastic supporter of The Pelicans. She attended all the reunions and was closely associated with fundraising for Africa, in particular helping Fr David Cullen in his work with poor families of prisoners in Zambia and also assisting Bro. Trevor Robinson in his work with disabled young people.

She was much loved and admired by The Pelicans and will be sorely missed by us all. May she rest in peace."

John Morton writes : " This photo was taken in Rome in the Autumn of 1999. It evokes so many memories for me! They both possessed that 'joie de vivre' and the driving force to establish The Pelicans. I miss them both so much and pray that the Lord has taken them to a better place! R.I.P. "

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Arthur McBryan  (Priorian 1923-27)
Peter Finn writes: " obit for Arthur McBryan (with some newspaper errors)..."
                                                                                   (cutting source: Peter Finn)

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