this fleeting life

Today brings the expected but crushing news that Frank Darcy has passed away. Frank was very active in science fiction circles in Ireland, and is perhaps best known as the organiser of P-Con for the last few years.

How do you summarise a person’s life in a couple of words? It’s at times like this I don’t feel up to the job. The adjectives kind, dedicated, thoughtful, humorous, and generous can all be applied. Warm-hearted and friendly come to mind.

But it can’t even touch upon the depth of Frank, who had a young family, and many dear friends, who will miss him sorely.

My sincere condolences to his wife and children.