John Raeburn-Smith,

Riverside Drive, Knock, Co. Mayo - died 30th December 2021 after a short illness.

Deeply regretted by his sons Mark, Andrew and Gerard, his daughter Jacqueline, relatives, neighbours, and many friends.

Rest in peace.

Funeral arriving to The Church of St John the Baptist, Knock on Wednesday, 19th January for Mass at 11 o'clock (via Churchfield)

John will be laid to rest afterwards in the local cemetery beside his beloved wife Kathleen.

John’s family would like to thank the staff at Queen of Peace Nursing Home Knock  and Mayo University Hospital, Castlebar for their outstanding care and kindness to John in his last few months.

John was a member of the London Fire Brigade Retired Members Association if you would like to make a donation please do so using this link  https://lfbrma.org  

John’s  Funeral Mass can be streamed live on: 

http://www.facebook.com/murphyobrienfuneraldirectors

or

www.knockshrine.ie/live

Due to Covid 19 restrictions please avoid hand shaking. 

Social distancing to be observed at all times.

You may leave a message of sympathy on the condolence page below.

Enquires to Murphy & O'Brien Funeral Directors, Knock.

Andrea Maloney
Sincere sympathy to the Raeburn Smith family on the death of John. John and Kathleen attended IT classes in St Louis Community School and were a pleasure to have in the class. May John's gentle soul rest in peace.
Danny & Bridie Doherty, Kiltimagh
Sincere condolences to the Raeburn-Smith family on John's passing. We knew him well in Kiltimagh. A complete gentleman who has now gone to join his beloved Kathleen. May his gentle soul rest in peace.
Kathleen Feerick, Kiltimagh
Sincere condolences to John's family on his very sad passing. I had the privilege of knowing both him and his beloved wife Kate through the Cill Aodáin Choral Society. We all had many happy times together. He was such a lovely person, a true gentleman. May John rest in peace xx
Helen Higgins
Rest in peace John!
Your gentle, humorous personality and beautiful singing voice are sorely missed by the Kiltimagh Church Choir and by the Cill Aodáin Choir.
My deepest sympathy to your family.

Cllr. Richard Finn. Claremorris.
Deepest sympathy to the Raeburn- Smith family, extended families, neighbours and friends on the passing of John.
May he rest in peace.

Ita & John Malee, Kiltimagh
Sincere sympathy to John’s family. A lovely man, we were privileged to have known him. Rest in peace John
Vincent McKeon
Condolences to Johns family on his passing, a true gentleman. May he Rest In Peace.
Ann Ivers
So sorry to hear of Johns passing, He was a lovely gentle man and will be sorely missed in Cill Aodain Choral. Condolences to all his Family.
john nolan
My condolences to Johns family and extended.May John rest in eternal peace.
Patricia Bourke
Deepest sympathy on the passing of your dear Dad John. He was a pure gentleman and always lovely company on our choir trips. He will be greatly missed by us all. May his gentle soul rest in peace. Patricia Bourke Swinford and Cill Aodain Choral Society. ❤️
St Joseph Apostolate Group, Knock
Sincere Condolences to the Raeburn-Smith Family on the sad passing of your Dad, Founder of our Apostolate Group, he will be sadly missed. Rest in Peace John
Teresa Mulligan Bohola
Deepest sympathy to all of John's family on his recent passing. John was a pure gentleman who was a pleasure to have known as part of the Cill Aodain Choral Society. Rest in peace now John
Mary Waldron knock launderette
Deepest sympathy to all John's family on their sad loss a true gentleman may he rest in peace RIP john
Liam & Geraldine Conroy
Sincere sympathy to Mark, Andrew, Gerard and Jacqueline on the sad passing of your father John. John was an absolute gentleman with a beautiful voice and will be greatly missed by everyone in Cill Aodain Choral Society. May his gentle soul rest in peace with his wife Kate.
Colette, Martin, & Brian Moran
Our sincere sympathy to Mark, Andrew, Gerard, and Jacqueline on the death of your dear father. He was a very kind, caring, and a true gentleman. May his gentle soul Rest In Peace with his beloved wife Kathleen.
Sean and Sandra Gallagher Killeenfarna Claremorris Co Mayo
Our sincerest sympathy to all of John's family on his sad passing. May he rest in peace.
Rosary Group, Churchfield Park
Deepest Sympathy to the Raeburn-Smith Family on the passing of your Dad John, a faithful member of our group, Rest in Peace John
Adrian, Angela McHigh and family.
Our deepest sympathies to Mark, Andrew, Gerard and Jacqueline on the death of their dear father John. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. He was a true gentleman and it was a privilege to have known him. He had a wonderful voice and was a valued member and friend of the Cill Aodain Choral Society for so many years. He will be sadly missed by us all. May his gentle soul rest in peace.
Breda Johnston
My Sympathy to John's Family and to his neighbours & friends in Churchfield. He used to participate in the Outside Exercise Class and amazed us in how he switched his rollator frame for a pair of Poles and did well! A gentleman. May his gentle and kind soul now Rest in Peace.
Mary Feeney, Hair Salon, Knock
Deepest sympathy to Mark,Andrew,Gérard and Jacqueline on the passing of your dear father.
John was a true gentleman .
Thinking of you all at this sad time.
May his gentle soul rest in peace.

Nonie Maloney (Enfield, Ballintubber)
Deepest Sympathies to John's Family, relatives and friends on his Passing. May he Rest in Peace with the Good Lord.
Nell McNicholas, Kiltimagh
Sincere condolences to all John's family. He was a kind and gentle man who loved his wife and family dearly. Rest in peace John with your beloved wife Kate.
Declan Prendergast, Bohola
Sincere condolences to John's family at this sad time. We remember John as a kind and gentle man, always willing to have a chat. We will miss him from our choir. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dhílis.
Brendan Conroy, Claremorris.
So sorry to hear of John’s passing my sincere condolences to his family,
he was a good friend of mine.May his gentle soul Rest In Peace.

Mona Dempsey & family Kiltimagh
Sincere sympathy to all John's Family on his death. He was a devoted member of the parish choir during his time living in Kiltimagh and even when he went to live in Knock .He was a true gentleman and will be sadly missed. May his gentle soul rest in peace with his beloved wife Kathleen.
Sandra Jennings & Family, Knock.
Deepest sympathy to the Raeburn-Smith Family on the passing of John. He was a gentleman and always had a friendly word to say on his daily visits to Knock Shrine. May he rest in peace.
Christina Cosgrove
My Sincere Sympathy to John Family on his passing.....He was a perfect Gentleman ....I had the pleasure of singing for many years with him in the Cil Aodain Choral Society.....He will be Greatly Missed ....May his Gentle soul Rest In Peace
Monica and Tomás Rowley
Our sincere sympathy to Mark, Andrew, Gerard and Jacqueline. So sorry for your loss. John was a lovely kind person. May he rest in peace.
The Cill Aodáin Choral Society.
We the members of the Cill Aodáin CS offer our deepest sympathy to John's family, Mark, Andrew, Gerard and Jacqueline. John was a valued and loved member of our choir for many years. Farewell John may your gentle soul rest in peace with your beloved wife Kate.
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