Cecil Stephens - a man of music and more

Cecil Stephens - a man of music and more
Cecil Stephens, of Castle Street, Ballyshannon was a gifted man who slipped away from us unexpectedly this week, after the briefest of illnesses.

Cecil Stephens, of Castle Street, Ballyshannon was a gifted man who slipped away from us unexpectedly this week, after the briefest of illnesses.

A man of words, of music, a charmer, happy in his own skin, he had a glint in his eye and a laugh never seemed far away. He was ridiculously well read, but kept that quiet, he loved history, books, newspapers, dusty old clippings, photographs and could find mystery in what others might deem banal. His mind was a busy street.

History and music are the two bookstops that buttress an eclectic shelf.

There was an awful lot more to the man who sat in the kiosk at Ballyshannon Post Office than many might ever suspect as he greeted the world and more on pension day with a witty one liner (on a good day), a smile (on a bad one) and both on a great day.

Read Michael Daly’s full tribute in today’s Donegal Democrat.