Colin Fintan Monaghan
December 14, 1959 - March 19, 2021

Colin Monaghan, passed away on March 19th, 2021.

Dad, you are the most selfless person I will ever know, you sacrificed your dreams and aspirations in
order for your children to fulfill theirs. You showed me unwavering patience and understanding in the eye
of immense social pressure so that, I could have ample opportunity to find my place in this world. You
never gave up on me in my darkest hour and your belief in me never faltered. You bestowed upon me the
greatest gifts anyone could ever give, purpose, direction, Irish culture, and allowed me to become the man
I am today. I will never again know the kind of unconditional love that you showed me when you
should’ve been disappointed, angry, or upset. You always greeted me with a smile even when you were
met with my worst grimace. You’d always save the last ice cream, chocolate bar, cookie, and your last
dollar just so someone else could have it. I miss you my best friend and role model. My days are shrouded
in cloud now that your sunshine is gone. Alas, I’ll see you soon with a good movie, some beer, and some
good Irish music. “And we’ll all go together to pull wild mountain thyme, all around the bloomin’
heather, will ye go, lassie, go?” – “The Wild Mountain Thyme” – The Corries


  • Katie Monaghan Posted March 26, 2021 1:47 pm

    Beautiful words for such a beautiful soul. We will always keep you in our hearts wherever we may be Dad ❤

  • Lorna Smith Posted March 26, 2021 1:53 pm

    RIP Colin
    I was a student nurse when Colin was at Monyhull he was one of my mentors. Lovely caring person.
    He will be sadly missed.
    Sending my condolences to all his family & friends.

  • Gerry O’Hanlon Posted March 26, 2021 2:35 pm

    What a wonderful and fitting tribute to your beautiful Dad.
    I send my condolences, thoughts and prayers to you and to all the family for your loss.

    I’ve been blessed to have been a friend of your Dad from childhood and we’ve stayed friends all along our journey.
    I’ve always felt welcome and treated with love and warmth at the Monaghan clan’s homes in Birmingham and Ireland.

    Although he might not have said he was religious, I have no doubt that the care, kindness, love, warmth and joy your lovely Dad, Colin, showed and passed on to you all l, and to us lucky enough to be his friends, was very much part of God’s love.
    He is now at peace with no more pain, resting in God’s love with the other people we love who have gone on.
    He lives on in you and in us whenever we think of him and show the care, love, kindness, joy and patience he would have shown.
    Love thoughts and prayers to you all,

  • Marti Lambert Posted March 26, 2021 3:32 pm

    Love you Colin , remembering your gorgeous Smile, your warm hug . Your love for us all. May you be at peace and know that we will always love you, never forgotten all our love, Marti, Hans and Becka xxx ??

  • Jane Deehan Posted March 26, 2021 4:40 pm

    I will always look up to you dear brother. A gentle, caring, giving, intelligent, welcoming and hard working role model. You embraced life and gave to all. You are resting now with Mom and Dad and in the hearts of us all. ❤️?✝️

  • Ann and Roland Posted March 26, 2021 6:35 pm

    Words cannot describe how much we loved you Colin. One of the kindest thoughtful people we ever had the pleasure to be friends with. Loved our food chats and pictures exchanged on WhatsApp. Will think of you often and will always treasure in our hearts those fab nights out and parties when you lived in Brum. God bless. X

  • Chrissy Cotts Posted March 26, 2021 8:50 pm

    I met Colin in 2007 in Phoenix, Az. He was the first nurse I was assigned to as a CNA. I have never met a more caring soul, not to just the patients but to the staff. I’m grateful to have met him and he will be in my prayers always.

  • Kieran Posted March 26, 2021 11:09 pm

    Goodbye my dear brave, larger than life, Big Brother. Your days work is done and it’s time to rest. Put down your tools and close your eyes and when they open again you will be in a better place. You will no more have any pain or torment only light and warmth and love. I will carry your memory in my heart always. Your open welcoming kind and generous spirit will be with me always. One day we will be together again lead by you having adventures
    running and playing in the sunshine in fields on Forth Mountain with brothers sisters and cousins. Until then I will hold you in my fondest deepest thoughts, my dear big brave brother. Kieran

  • Brian Monaghan Posted March 27, 2021 11:00 am

    Goodbye for now my beautiful big brother and friend. The lump in my throat chokes me and the tears are blinding me again. They serve as a reminder of what you meant to me and everyone. Know that you were loved immensely by all and I will always look back on you fondly. Never a cross word between us, an Ocean between us but so close in our hearts with the bond we shared from birth. Rest now my dear brother. Love you as I always have. I’ll get that soda bread right one day, know you will be watching over me. Your beloved brother, Brian. X

  • Jacinta Lambert Posted March 27, 2021 11:53 am

    Sleep softly Colin, Jacinta

  • Amanda Posted March 27, 2021 12:30 pm

    Have happy memories of our schooldays together in primary school. You are at peace now Colin with your lovely parents. Xx

  • Geoff Bennett Posted March 27, 2021 2:36 pm

    Be at peace with your parents on green Irish fields where the brook skips wildly and jumps through the best of our hearts road where sorrow loses memory and memory is once again love! Geoff Bennett , you were one of life’s great people!

  • Kimberley and Graham Walsh Posted March 28, 2021 4:52 pm

    What a kind, caring and thoughtful soul. We miss you Colin ……. until we meet again.

  • Kelly & Sean Keating Posted April 1, 2021 8:51 pm

    This wonderful man came into our world when we needed him to care for our Mother. He stayed for several years. Always a smile and a kind word. He became part of our chosen family. The last time I saw him, we made plans to get our families together when the virus was in check. I am so saddened that will not happen. But I am deeply honored to have known him. May the wind be at your back.

  • Sarah Barnes Posted April 6, 2021 9:47 am

    I’ve known Colin most of my Adult life, first meeting as a student nurse at Monyhull. Wonderful memories and stories I can happily look back on with fondness and laughter. He is also responsible for his match making, to which Chris and I will be forever grateful.

  • Carol Posted April 7, 2021 7:57 pm

    Sitting here at the home health office where I first met Colin. His warm smile met me on my first day and welcomed me to a new adventure in my long nursing career. It was very evident from the start that Colin was well liked by everyone and he was the kind heart of the agency where we worked. We became good friends with many of the similar likes. Exotic foods, weird recipes, and music to name a few. Of course we both liked our beer. His was a little more robust than my light beers but it was fun to talk about our similarities. It is hard to understand why these things happen to such a wonderful man but Colin would want us to look back at his time here and smile. I miss you my friend. I feel very lucky to have met you.

  • William Hogan Posted August 22, 2021 8:01 pm

    To Colin’s family, may God bless you and help you through your grief. I just found Colin last year through DNA (Kenney side) and it was lovely getting to know him a little through letters, emails and Facebook. I was looking forward to meeting him but will have to wait a while now. I did get his Christmas cake recipe and will make one in his honor every Christmas. Much love to you all. cousin Bill

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