Condolence from all the Ryan's Knockalisheen Ballymacarbry I'm sure my mother Madge your old schoolteacher and my father Bill will have a great welcome for you in heaven
In loving memory of our late father Michael "Murphy" Tobin who sadly passed away on 8th January 2015 after a short illness.
Mick was born in Ireland - Dungarvan 19th September 1934, our father was raised by Bridget Ormonde & the Ormonde family, having spent his formative years in Ballymacarbry he would have many happy memories of those early days with friends, school and work colleagues. He spent time working in the forestry & ECB before moving to Nottingham, England in the late 1950's where he would meet our mother Bridget, they would have a family of five children- Michael, Bridget, Marion, Joseph & his favourite son(honestly) Chris he would also have a stepdaughter Sharon.
Mick would always keep his home in Ireland close to his heart, he would later enjoy many years being visited & visiting his lifelong friend & sister in law (to brother Paddy Ormonde) Gracie Ormonde & always thought of her family as he did his own family.
In the latter years of his life Mick was able to spend time with members of his birth mothers family in Ring, Waterford, particularly forming a great friendship with his brother Paddy Costin, but enjoyed meeting all his relatives from Costin/Tobin side.
Our father would also have the extended family of Grand Children & Great Grand Children to dote upon and spoil.
Mick would spend the majority his working life in England working for North Midland Construction where he formed many lifelong friendships. Micks would have various interests over his many years in England, from Football and watching his beloved Ireland to locally following Nottingham Forest where he would go regularly during Forest's glory years of the 1970's. He would also very much enjoy & have a love of his pub games from cards, dominoes, skittles & darts to more recently bingo and open the box at his local working mans club.
Mick will be sadly missed by all his family & friends & his wife Bridget but leaves wonderful and fun filled memories, those that knew him know how he always enjoyed humour & laughter.