I have know James, since I started to volunteer at Archbishop Ilsley Catholic School, Birmingham since 2009. He was also my youngest daughter Leela Doherty, form tutor.
He made me welcome from the start, asking for funny stories about Leela , he was a colleague but he became a friend. We stayed in contact after he left to return to Ireland. He always asked after Leela, my Husband Tom and other children.
He was a very caring and loyal friend, the many laughs that had will become treasured memories of a good friend.
RIP James, sleep easy my friend ❤️