Martin Ford

27 St. Anne's Tce, Sligo.

13 Jan, 2022

Peacefully, in the loving care of the doctors, nurses and staff at Sligo University Hospital. Martin, predeceased by his parents Sheila and Patrick, brothers Owen, Archie and John and sisters Mary and Nora. Beloved brother of Joseph, Eric, Paddy and Breege. He will be sadly missed by his brothers, sister, nephews, nieces, grand-nephews, grand-nieces, in-laws, relatives and large circle of friends.

At Rest.

Reposing at The Foley and McGowan Funeral Home, Market Yard, Sligo on Saturday evening from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Funeral will arrive to Calry Parish Church, The Mall, Sligo on Sunday for Service at 1:00pm with funeral proceeding to Sligo Cemetery for burial after.

You can stream Martin’s funeral service live by clicking ‘Live Stream’ below.

Donations if desired to North West Hospice, care of The Foley and McGowan Funeral Home.

You are welcome to leave a message of condolence for his family below.

Safe in The Arms of Jesus.

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  1. Condolences to all the Ford family on the loss of a lovely man Martin . Thoughts and prayers with you all
    From the gorman family George and josie St Joseph’s tce

  2. Sincere condolences to all of Martins family and friends may he rest in peace

  3. So sorry to hear this news .Our sympathies to Eric and the family .

  4. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. So sorry to hear about Martin’s passing. A great character, may he rest in peace.
    Michael, Eithne and Tara Quirke

  5. My sincere condolences to martins family may you rest in peace Martin

  6. Condolence to the Ford family we are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Martin rest in peace.

  7. Martin, May your soul rest in peace. You will be missed

  8. Sincerest and heartfelt condolences to you all at this most difficult time.
    RIP Martin, you were an absolute gentleman.

  9. So sorry to hear re Martin . He’s safe at home in the heavenly mansion because of Calvary . Praying for all the Ford family … Vinny commons Uk ! X

  10. Deepest condolences to Eric and the Ford family on the passing of Martin. Keeping you all in our prayers 🙏❤️

    Robert and Sharon Gordon. Tullyallen Co Louth.

  11. To all the Ford family. May we express our deepest sympathy on the death of Martin. He was a gentleman glad to have known him

  12. Deepest sympathy to Eric and Ford family. First met Martin half a century ago in Sligo Library. Was trying to absorb Ted Nealon’s great analysis of voting patterns in the 1973 general election while Martin tackled World War battle intricacies in Berlin. We stayed friends.

    His line on politics and protests infuriated some as much as he inspired others over the decades. He spoke his ‘spake’ fearlessly. He utilised every form of media – poetry, pen, placard, he utilised local and national media, north and south.

    Glad to say we published his first poems in Leitrim Observer way back in 1975. He was doubly proud because his mum was a county native. Seen his most recent, among hundreds of poems since, on display in the front porch at St Anne’s church.

    Sligo Weekender told all aspects of his compelling life story over four pages in its issue dated October 14th 2021. Martin’s was a race well run and may he now Rest in Peace.

  13. Precious in the sight of The Lord is the death of his saints.
    Psalm 116

    Prayers and love to Eric

  14. Rest in peace

  15. So sorry to hear of Martin’s passing. Praying for the whole family circle but especially Eric.

  16. Deepest sympathy to Martin’s family and close friends on his sad passing

  17. My heartfelt condolences to the Ford family I have never met Martin but heard so much about him from his brother Joseph Ford.I have watched his funeral service online and it was a beautiful one.May Martin Ford rest in eternal peace🙏

  18. I am very sorry to hear of Martin’s passing. I knew him from my years with the Beach Mission teams in Sligo / Rosses Point in the 1970s / 80s. I always found him welcoming and hospitable and enjoyed many a cuppa with Martin and his brothers in their home.

  19. Condolences to Eric and all the extended Ford family on the death of Martin .
    May ye know Gods comfort ,peace and love .

  20. Eric, im so sorry to hear this sad news- thinking of you and ur family. From david and alison harris and family.

  21. Sincere condolences to Eric & the Ford family on the sad passing of Martin. May he rest in peace

  22. Saddened to hear the news of Martin’s passing. Remembering our conversations fondly, and thankful always for his kindness. Deepest sympathy to Eric and all the family circle, and remembering you in prayer at this difficult time.

  23. Deepest sympathy to Eric and Ford family. I have fond memories of Martin from the time I lived in Sligo and the time spend with him, with Eric and Martin’s dogs!

    Martin always talked about his faith in Christ and he is now at rest with his Lord and Saviour.

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