OAKES, Sam (Talbot's Inch, Kilkenny) - June 2, 2021 (peacefully) following a short illness, at his residence, beloved husband of the late Anna (nee Walton) dearest father of Billy, Mary (Ryan) Anita (Sheehan) and Catherine (Healy); he will be sadly missed by his children, sister Ann, (Morrissey) daughter-in-law Barbara, sons-in-law John, Niall, and Jimmy. He will be fondly remembered by his adored grandchildren Sam, Abby, Michael, Avril, Kieran, David, Anna, Bill, Joe, Liam and Sam, brothers-in-law Martin (Morrissey) and Joe (Walton) extended family, relatives and friends. Rest in peace. In accordance with Current government/ HSE guidelines a private funeral for family and close friends will take place for Sam. Requiem Mass will be celebrated tomorrow (Saturday) at 11 o'c. in St. Canice's Church Kilkenny (Max 50 people) followed by interment in Foulkstown Cemetery. For those unable to attend due to restrictions you may view the Requiem Mass on line at the following htpps://www.stcanices parish.ie Family flowers only. House strictly private please.