Fr David O’Kane RIP and ObituarySaturday 7th January 2023
We are sorry to share the sad news that Fr David O’Kane died peacefully this morning.
Father O’Kane was in his ninety first year, the sixty sixth year of his Sacred Priesthood.
David was born on 31st December 1932 in Belfast, Co. Antrim and was baptised on 8th January 1933 at St Brigid’s, Belfast. He attended St. Patrick’s College, Armagh and All Hallows College, Dublin.
David was accepted as an Ecclesiastical student for the Diocese of Salford in 1952, remaining at All Hallows College in Dublin
Fr David O’Kane was ordained to the Priesthood at All Hallows College, Dublin on 16th June 1957.
Fr O’Kane served the Diocese of Salford in the following appointments:
1957-1967: St. Patrick, Oldham as Assistant Priest
1967-1969: St. Willibrord, Clayton as Assistant Priest
1969-1976: St. Patrick, Collyhurst as Assistant Priest
1976-1988: St Herbert, Chadderton as Parish Priest
1988-2017: Sacred Heart, Rochdale as Parish Priest
Fr David retired in 2017 and resided at Cathedral House. He moved to Little Sisters of the Poor in April 2022.
Fr O’Kane’s body will be received into St. Herbert’s, Chadderton OL9 0JY for concelebrated Mass on Wednesday 8th February at 7.00pm.
Bishop John will celebrate the Requiem Mass at St. Herbert’s on Thursday 9th February at 12 noon.
Please remember him in your prayers and in the celebration of Mass. May he rest in peace.