Jim Fahy was a dear friend to us all in CCI, and we are devastated by his death. Please see Adi Roche’s tribute to Jim Fahy below:
‘Jim Fahy was an ‘anam cara’/soul friend to CCI for many years. He was a giant of a man who loved life, sailing, climbing mountains and having adventures who had a heart of gold which he shared generously with all those who knew and loved him. A committed family man who was devoted to his wife Christina and family but spread his generous heart far and wide to many just causes, Chernobyl being one of those who benefited.
Over many years Jim became my mentor, advisor, teacher and friend. He helped to guide me through many difficult times and did so with kindness and care. Jim felt deeply about the ills of the world and had an instinctive response to injustice of any kind. His sharp, astute insight and wisdom were of profound value to me and many others. He quietly shared his knowledge, advice and expertise with many good causes in Africa, Haiti, Chernobyl as well as local and national organisations. He selflessly gave his time to all who needed it and never refused to help others.
Jim was a compassionate, sincere and wise person and my life has been richer for knowing him and our organisation has been made stronger for his input and guidance. There will be a huge void in all of our lives and we deeply mourn his death.
Ní bheidh a leithéid arís ann. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.’
– Adi Roche.