3 p.m., June 16)
150 organizers shocked by sudden death of honourary parade
By Fred Sherwin
150 organizers have been left reeling by the sudden death
of the honourary marshal for Saturday's parade and street
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.
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.
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
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
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.
story was made possible thanks to the generous support
of our local business partners.)
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