Anne Knox (née Free) R.I.P.

The death occurred, earlier this month, of Anne Knox (née Free), one of the first tellers in St. Canice’s Credit Union. Anne worked in the Tax Office in Kilkenny along with Gus Murray, one of the founding Board members of the Credit Union. Gus asked Anne, along with another colleague, Marjorie Begley, to become a volunteer teller in the first premises in Osman House on Butt’s Green.
Anne volunteered every Saturday evening from 7:00pm to 9:00pm., and when a sub-office opened in St. John’s parish, Anne spent an hour there every Friday evening. When Castlecomer Credit Union opened, the tellers from St. Canice’s went to help on their opening day. She asked her boyfriend, John Knox, to become a volunteer teller in 1967. John went on to become President and Treasurer, volunteering on the Board for over 35 years. Anne remained on as a volunteer until she married John in 1969.
Anne’s contribution to the Credit Union in its early years was truly inspirational. Her commitment and dedication, along with that of the founding volunteers, have helped to make St Canice’s the Credit Union it is today. May she rest in peace.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis.

The Board, Supervisors and Tellers – all volunteers at the 1966 AGM held in St. Canice’s Boys’ Club, Butt’s Green:

Back Row, Left to right: Michael Culleton, Walter Cullen (Member No. 1), Edward O’Grady, Walter Cullen Junior

Middle Row: George Carpendale, (Secretary), Joe Bollard, (Supervisor), Charlie Smyth, Paddy Power, Michael Kelly, Mick Bolger (Supervisor)

Front Row: Ann Ryan, Eimear Burke, Paddy Cantwell (President), Gus Murray, (Treasurer), Anne Knox (née Free), Marjorie Free (née Begley)

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