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THE heartbroken fiancee of tragic Pere Charles skipper Tom Hennessy has written a moving poem to mark what would have been his 31st birthday.

Tom, his uncle Pat Hennessy, 48, Billy O'Connor, 53, Pat Coady, 27, and 32-year-old Ukrainian Andriy Dyrin died when their boat sank off Hook Head, Co Wexford, in January last year.

The poem which appeared in the The Munster Express newspaper this week, was from his partner Louise Doyle and their daughters Christine, six, and five-year-old Jane.

Ms Doyle said she still feels like she is "living a bad dream" while "the kids are still talking about him every day".

She said: "If we go for something to eat, Jane still always leaves a place aside for him." The poem read: "You steamed out of port on that winter's tucked up in bed, sleeping, yawning.

"What happened that night, we will never know...but now and for ever, my salty tears flow.

"Although you had to leave, happy memories will always remain...remembering the times we shared will help to ease the pain...forever loved and missed, Louise, Christine and Jane."


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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Aug 14, 2008
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