In loving memory of my brother Barney, when I was y0unger my big brother Barney brought me everywhere, to Chester, to everywhere. You were a great and I will always love you. God bless you Barney, rest in peace. Your little sister, Josie.
In loving memory of the late Bernard Francis Mortimer (Barney) who sadly passed away on 29th August 2014
Barney was born in Dublin in 1933 and was seventh born of a family of eleven. He had seven brothers and three sisters. He lived at the family home in Kimmage, where his youngest sister Josie still lives today. In the 1950's Barney came to England with his friend and neighbor, Jimmy and Richard (Dick)Kenna. Barney worked as a laborer wherever he could find work.
Barney went back and forth to Ireland with the Kenna family until they finally settled in England in the early sixties. It was then that he settled down as a factory worker until he undertook a career change and became a painter and decorator. He lived with the Kenna family until he got his own place in the early eighties.
Although he was now very much independent, he kept in very close contact with the Kenna family especially the youngest daughter Susan. When Susan got married Barney became very much part of the family and doted on her two children Sian and Samantha. He would frequently collect them from school with bars of chocolate which always went down well.
Barney was a long time member of Chelmsley Wood Conservative Club where he spent most of his evenings and made many friends.
Barney will be sadly missed and all his friends are welcome to join us at the service and afterwards at the Conservative Club, Bosworth Drive.