My sincere condolences to Cath and Ben’s families. On January 19,2010 my daughter Nina was murdered on Antigua. I feel a deep sense of understanding and sympathy with the families. May Cath, Ben and Nina Rest In Peace.
I studied physiotherapy with Ben at the University of the West of England and now i live and work in Singapore. Something today made me think of Ben and i’m sure there’s not a day goes by that all is friends and family don’t think of him, but i just wanted to say that he’s not forgotten. Not now and not ever.
Still find it hard to believe this could have happened to you. Ben you were always laughing and such a truly wonderful person, i know Cath must have been equally as wonderful for you to choose as your partner. the world lost two beautiful people and for what. i hope you are with each other and still laughing. xxx
My husband amd I got married and honeymooned at the same time as Ben and Cath and so this awful tragedy was even more poignant to my family and I. I cannot imagine what pain the families have had to bear. My thoughts are very much with you. Although nothing can ever take away the pain an I know that when you are actually in the heart of grief that words are of little comfort. Their wedding and honeymoon up until that horrific incident would have been the happiest time in their lives, treasure those beautiful memories of their wedding day. Life can be so cruel and unjust but it looks like they lived it to it’s fullest and their untimely death came at a time when they had love and happiness in their heart and we must be grateful for the fact they found each other in life. I hope you find the strength to smile and laugh when you think of the happy times you undoubtedly shared together and I hope those memories one day can help to overcome you pain, anger and sadness.
Cath was my friend she was such a lovely soulful person I still miss her been to visit her and ben yesterday wish they were still here and this terrible thing never happened they are still in my thoughts today and always x
Cath was my dads medical student and she came and lived with us for 2 weeks a while back, she was the only one to come back and see us after her training was done, we all miss her very much, i remember her teaching me to do gymnastics when she visited us one summer. I have a photo of me, my little sister and Cath in my bed room, it has been there for about 6 years now and it is never coming down.
A year on and you are are all in my thoughts.
I had the privilege to live with Ben in halls at UWE. Ben was the first person I met at Uni and was supportive and a good friend from that instant. Cath was beautiful and always friendly, it was a true pleasure to know them.
Much love and God bless x
Cath you were one of the most inspirational women i have ever had the privileage of knowing. I never got to thank you enough for everything you did for my family and most of all my precious son connor. You will be greatly missed…
Ben i did not have the privilage of meeting you but i know deep down you were a special person like catherine who was dedicated to helping others. Such a special couple…
Thinking of you both, our thoughts and prayers go out to both families
All it takes is a passing shadow
as a cloud moves across the sun
To remind us that yesterdays has gone
and a new day has begun
For although the blossoms may tumble
and leaves scatter in the breeze,
What will never, ever fade
is the precious memories
We think about what might have been
and why the fates allow
The happiness of former days
to be touched with sadness now
But like the ending of the day
just after the sun has set
We know that deep within our hearts
we never will forget
And that is when we realise,
the footsteps that they left behind
Though they cant be filled, hold memories
the warmest, most wonderful kind
I used to work with Ben during his time with South Yorkshire Police, knew him a little before but really got the chance to know him at training School. He was a good guy always up for a laugh and we managed to give him the nick name of muscles mullany, I remember as he walked into the class room we would all do our body building repertoire ben used to just shake his head and laugh. Good memories, anyway I was just thinking about old times so I thought i would post this, hes probably up their in his shorts and flip flops looking down on us all.
although British, I have lived in Greece for many years now. during a lazy moment one day at work I logged on the Internet to read the news headlines. when I read about Catherine and Ben Mullany I was deeply deeply shocked. I even called my parents in England that night to ask them what had happened. Even now, it still seems unbelievable that such a tragedy could happen. My thoughts and my prayers go to this wonderful couple, and to their parents and families. I also pray that the Mullany Fund will do great things for those who intend to follow in the medical professions. It is so very sad that two intelligent, kind, caring and loving people were taken from this life at such a young hopeful age, but I am sure that what your Fund is doing will benefit many, and that Cath and Ben would not have wished any differently.
May God Bless you Catherine and Benjamin, your parents and all your families and friends. xxx
I am so pleased to see that this fund has been set up. It is lovely to see Ben and Catherine did not loose their young lives in vain. To both their parents you must be soo proud of what they both achieved in their lives, including the love they found for eachother. I visited Antigua in November, they where both in my thoughts the whole time i was there.
Rest in Peace Ben and catherine, the whole nation will be proud to raise money for such a fantastic cause in your honour!
I am so glad to see that a memorial fund has been established in memory of Cath and Ben. I’ve thought of them many times during the last year. As a 32 year old I recently celebrated my one year anniversary. My husband and I spent our honeymoon at Coco’s. Peace be with you from Kansas.
At this time of the year,especially Christmas,my thoughts are with Cath and Ben.The tradegy are still clear in my mind.But now at least I know that they are celebrating Christmas in heaven with our Holy Jesus.Even though they are not with us now,I still have to wish them Merry Christmas becos I know they are reading all this comments.
To Ben’s family,Merry Christmas
To Cath’s family ,also Merry Christmas and keep on believing in God,for we all know that Cath and Ben are in HIS care.
I read this story on the BBC News and was very saddened!!!! You can see the kindness of this young couple in their faces!! All I can say is the Fund is a wonderful tribute to bring about goodness out of a profoundly sad and disturbing event!!! We must believe in the immortality of love and that somewhere Ben and Catherine are in that vacuum of eternal love, joy, and peace!! God bless their families!!
Cath and Ben are often in my thoughts and my deepest sympathy go to their families and friends who will be going through the most difficult time. The Fund is a great idea to help their memory live on and I will continue to support it.