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(Posted 3 p.m., June 16)
Navan 150 organizers shocked by sudden death of honourary parade marshal
By Fred Sherwin

Navan 150 organizers have been left reeling by the sudden death of the honourary marshal for Saturday's parade and street dance.

Navan, Ireland resident Paddy Pryle died suddenly while visiting St. John's, Newfoundland on Wednesday. He had just landed on the east coast and was on his way to Ottawa to take part in the Navan 150 celebrations this weekend.

His death came as a total shock to organizer John Bradley and everyone else who came to know the 53-year-old driving instructor and father of four through the Navan2Navan twinning program which was established between the two communities in 2012.

Pryle led a group of 40 Irish Navanites on a trip to Navan during the village's annual fair in August. A number of local Navan residents have reciprocated, travelling to Navan, Ireland over the past five years. Many of them have posted messages of condolence on his Facebook page along with his friends in his native Ireland like Tracey Moran who wrote..

"Sometimes a bull stampedes into your life and convinces you to go on an adventure of a life time. For me that was Paddy Pryle who showed me so much about life and how to treat people, about culture about our heritage, music and tradition. He never took no for an answer or said no to helping people. Our adventure was Canada with Navan to Navan but our friendship will go on forever. Sending all my love to Pamela and Family."

Paddy is survived by his wife, Pamela, daughter Cassie, sons Seán, Ross and Oisín, son-in-law, Conor, grandson Ríoghan, sisters, Sr Mary Fiona (Good Shepherd Convent Limerick), Bernie (Ahascragh, Galway); brothers Stephen and Eamon (London) David (Dunshaughlin); mother-in-law, Odie; brother-in-law, James; sisters-in-law, Wanda and Katy; aunts Philomena, and Anne; uncle-in-law Leo; and many nieces, nephews.

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