Widespread sadness has been expressed following the death of Sammy Fiddis, which occurred on Friday, December 16, 2016, peacefully at the South West Acute Hospital, following a short illness.

His death has caused much sadness in the community where he was held in high esteem by his family, friends and neighbours. 

Born on October 18, 1919, in Wellington Place, Enniskillen, the son of Tommy and Isabella Fiddis, he was educated at the Model School. 
On leaving school, he started work with the Great Northern Railway. He joined the Royal Navy in 1940 during the Second World War. He was seriously injured and sent back to hospital in England, where he met his future wife Pat who was a nurse.

They married on March 12, 1951, in Enniskillen where they acquired their first home at the Broadmeadow, later moving to Corporation Street and then Hollyhill Crescent.

He worked as a Caretaker at the Model School and later as a Caretaker at Enniskillen Courthouse.

Sammy was a jolly man who lived life to the full. He enjoyed sailing and fishing in his little boat on Lough Erne.

The funeral service at St. Macartin’s Cathedral took place on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, and was conducted by Dean Kenneth Hall.

Sammy was predeceased by his wife Pat, brother Tommy and sister Ann. 

The funeral arrangements were carried out by S.R. Elliott & Sons, Darling Street, Enniskillen.