Our Biography for Père Brown

Alf was born in Belfast in Northern Ireland, and left when he was 16 to start exploring the world.

Eventually, he settled in Australia where he had 3 children, Kieran, Daniel, and Meggie.

Alf and Veronique moved to Mauritius 6 years ago, where they began the next stage of their life together.

Alf finally found his paradise on earth.

Alf had a razor sharp wit and was always quick with a joke, a smile and a laugh.

As evidence by the attendance today, he had no pretentions. Alf befriended people from all walks of life. He didn’t care if they were rich or poor, as long as they were good people.

Alf was kind, honest, sincere and loyal. He helped a lot of people and was generous in every way: with his time, with his knowledge, with advice, even with tips for the races – but most of all, with his love.

He was a genuine friend, and his smile made it a pleasure to be in his company.

Alf enjoyed life, and saw the positive in every situation.

He’d often say “don’t worry about the things in life you can’t change. Concentrate on those you can”.

He was also a strong and courageous man. The injuries that he suffered in an accident many years ago, caused him constant pain, and many days were a struggle. Yet he remained cheerful and didn’t let it stop him.

But first and foremost Alf loved his family: his wife Veronique, children Kieran, Daniel and Meggie, and sisters Sandra and Gillian, and would do anything for them.

Alf also loved Mauritius, and made it his home, together with Veronique.

He touched many lives while he was with us, and to the people that knew him, the world feels a little emptier without Alf in it.

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