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Ireland'Love doesn't die because life is extinguished' - priest's comfort to family at memorial of Mount Everest climber Seamus Lawless

00:05  28 may  2019
00:05  28 may  2019 Source:   independent.ie

Search now a recovery operation for missing Trinity College professor on Mount Everest

Search now a recovery operation for missing Trinity College professor on Mount Everest The search for the missing Irish climber on Mount Everest has now been classified as a recovery operation. Father-of-one Seamus Lawless (39), from Bray, Co Wicklow, fell at an altitude of 8,300 metres while descending from the world’s highest peak. 

The memorial service in memory of Seamus Lawless who lost his life in an accident having climbed Mount Everest at the Holy Redeemer Church in Bray. "The love between Pam and Shay will transcend this new summit. Love doesn ' t die because life is extinguished ."

' Love doesn ' t die because life is extinguished ' - priest ' s comfort to family at memorial of Mount Everest climber Seamus Lawless which took place in The Holy Redeemer Church in Bray this morning. The Trinity lecturer was remembered as a proud Irish man who loved to live life to the full

'Love doesn't die because life is extinguished' - priest's comfort to family at memorial of Mount Everest climber Seamus Lawless Trinity College professor and climber Seamus Lawless

Hundreds turned out to pay their respects at the memorial service for Irish Mount Everest climber Seamus Lawless which took place in The Holy Redeemer Church in Bray this morning.

The Trinity lecturer was remembered as a proud Irish man who loved to live life to the full, with gifts being brought to the alter by his daughter Emma and nieces and nephews in his memory to represent his sense of adventure and the many happy memories he had shared with family and friends.

These included a photograph of the sunrise taken on the day the climber achieved his life goal of reaching the top of Everest, an Everton jersey, and a treasure box brought to the altar by Emma filled with photos of happy memories with her father.

Recovery operation for missing Séamus Lawless may not go ahead due to safety concerns

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The family has now confirmed that a memorial service celebrating Lawless ’ life will be held in the Holy Redeemer Church in Bray, Co Wicklow on ' Love doesn ' t die because life is extinguished ' - priest ' s comfort to family at memorial of Mount Everest climber Seamus Lawless which took

Climbers near the summit of Mount Everest behind a long line of others. Because of the altitude, climbers have just hours to reach the top before they are at risk of a pulmonary edema, when Irish professor Seamus Lawless , aged 39 and from County Wicklow, fell during his descent from the peak

'Love doesn't die because life is extinguished' - priest's comfort to family at memorial of Mount Everest climber Seamus Lawless © INM The memorial service in memory of Seamus Lawless who lost his life in an accident having climbed Mount Everest at the Holy Redeemer Church in Bray. Picture credit; Damien Eagers / INM

A Tara brooch, a Celtic symbol, represented Shay's pride in his country and also the values he held dear - love, loyalty and friendship.

Speaking during the service, Fr Michael O'Kelly said Seamus, known as Shay, had achieved all he had wanted in reaching the summit of Everest.

He said now the love between Shay and his wife Pam had to face a new challenge with the untimely passing of the 39-year-old.

"The last text messages between them were to say he had done it, he was coming home," Fr Michael told the packed church.

"Home took on a new meaning."

"The love between Pam and Shay will transcend this new summit. Love doesn't die because life is extinguished."

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Shay's best friend Robert Watters thanked everyone who had helped in the rescue efforts for the climber and those who had showed their support during a terrible week.

'Love doesn't die because life is extinguished' - priest's comfort to family at memorial of Mount Everest climber Seamus Lawless Séamus Lawless He told mourners how they had been friends since childhood and Shay had been the godfather of his son.

He said he would cherish the day of the christening as it was one of the last he spent with him.

He gave some light relief in what was an emotional service, saying his friend had taken time on his climb to text him when Everton beat Manchester United 4-0.

He remembered Shay as the "big brother" he never had.

"Pam, Emma, Baby Lawless - you will never be on your own," he said.

The Trinitones choir sang at the service, performing Raglan Road and The Parting Glass.

The search for Seamus was called off last week despite best efforts to retrieve his body after he fell descending the world's highest mountain.

Details of memorial service for Bray man missing on Mount Everest announced as search for body called off

Details of memorial service for Bray man missing on Mount Everest announced as search for body called off Seamus Lawless had been missing on the world’s highest mountain since last week and has not been located despite the best efforts of search teams . Seamus, 39, who was a computer science lecturer at Trinity College Dublin, has left behind his wife, Pam and young daughter, Emma. The service will be held at the Holy Redeemer Church in Bray on Monday, May 27 at 11 a.m A post on RIP.ie reads: "Séamus (Shay) Lawless, aged 39, died following a freak accident having summited Mount Everest on the 16th May 2019.

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