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Catenians remember Brother Liam from Norwich Circle

Liam McKenna OBE, a member of the Norwich Circle of the Catenians, passed away recently after a rich and varied life.

Liam was born in Glasgow and spent his childhood in Oban. When the family returned to Glasgow, he attended Holyrood Secondary School and then entered the Divine Missionaries in Donamon, Ireland.

After five years he took a year out to discern his future and in 1965 met Cecilia. They were married in 1967 and went on to have five children.

Liam worked for IBM for 20 years and then left to start his own business, recycling computers and telephones. His business grew, and in 1999 the Queen awarded him an OBE for his efforts.

In 2002 he retired and moved to the south of France, where the couple spent ten years.

After he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease his health began to deteriorate. He and Cecilia returned to the UK to be near family and set up home in Norwich. He re-joined the Catenians (his previous Circle was West Surrey), enjoying the meetings. When he was no longer able to attend, he was kept up to date by Tony Baker and Philip Hoy.

He died peacefully in the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital on 11 January, having received the Sacrament and the blessing of the Church.

Pictured above is Liam McKenna.