Mr Courtney Arthur Young

Charity details

Wipe Away Those Tears

We are a charity which aims to grant a wish and bring a sparkle into the lives of terminally or seriously ill children in Essex. We have no overheads or administration costs, so every penny that is raised goes towards helping very special children

Wipe Away Those Tears has no cures to offer and all too often some of our wishes will end in sadness, but during desperate times when there seems to be no hope we aim to wipe away those tears and bring a sparkle into the lives of these special children, no matter how big or small.

Wipe Away Those Tears was set up in 2006 with the aim of raising money from a Summer Ball each year. In February 2007 my dear father, Phil O’Shea, sadly passed away.

Instead of flower tributes at his funeral friends and family paid tribute by making donations to wipe away those tears. It seems fitting that the charity I founded received these initial donations in memory of my beloved father.

Registered Number 1122670

Messages of condolence

So sorry to hear about Courtney's illness and death. Enjoy sharing all the special memories that you have of a wonderful man. Sorry I couldn't make it to Mulberry House.

Dr Diana Lowry

Dear Pip and Family We were all so sorry to hear about Courtney. He was such a wonderful person, truly unique. He has given us such happy memories, as he has for so many people, we were so lucky to have known him. Ben and I were so glad we managed to attend his service today, it was very fitting and in such beautiful surroundings, he would have loved it Im sure. With fondest regards, Heather and the boys

Ms Heather Bradpiece

Courtney, whilst I only ever had the privilege of meeting you briefly, I consider myself beyond lucky to have Louise as one of the most special people in my world and it is through her that I was given ~ and continue to be given, insight into the incredible man that you were. In her and Holly, you leave great legacy. May you be peaceful. Sarah

Mrs Sarah Hurwood

My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. Courtney was one of the kindest and most caring people I have had the pleasure to know. He was also the best babysitter! Love Sharon

Ms Sharon Ralph

Dear Courtney Thank you for 65 years together. We have had some fun times as well as the tough ones. You are at peace now with no pain. Love from Pip xxxxxxxx


With deepest sympathy for your loss, get peace and comfort from friends and relatives. Thinking of you all at this difficult time Jane and Michael

Mrs Jane Rea

Service details

Celebration of a Life

20 December, 2021 15:00

Greenacres Woodland Burial Park

Kiln Road, North Weald, Epping, CM16 6AD

Committal Service at Crematorium

20 December, 2021 16:00

Parndon Wood Crematorium

Parndon Wood Road, Harlow, CM19 4SF