‘A different era’ ends with Paddy

‘A different era’ ends with Paddy The Ottawa Citizen Friday, January 26, 2007 Page: F3 Section: City Byline: Ron Corbett Column: Ron Corbett Source: The Ottawa Citizen (reprinted with permission) The parking lot behind St. Anthony’s Soccer Club was crowded with cars yesterday, so many people had come to say goodbye to Paddy Mitchell. There was a memorial service for the notorious bank robber at … Continue reading ‘A different era’ ends with Paddy

Eulogy for Paddy Mitchell

Eulogy for Patrick “Paddy” Mitchell delivered by John Grant, January 25, 2007 at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens, Ottawa, Canada Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen, My name is John Grant. I identify myself as The Pinker’s son-in-law. I’ve been asked to speak about our friend Pat. I’ll be brief. So if anyone has a stopwatch, I’ll begin…. We all know that Pat was bigger than life. We’ve … Continue reading Eulogy for Paddy Mitchell

Paddy’s Last Word Series #7: The truth about Christopher Clarkson

[Note: This is the seventh of Paddy Mitchell’s seven final blog entries, written shortly before his death on January 14, 2007, and mailed to Ottawa to be posted on his blog. The series is being published posthumously between January 21 and January 25th.] Howdy Folks,  I received a letter from my son Kevin today, and he included an article from the newspaper about Christopher Clarkson which included a photo of … Continue reading Paddy’s Last Word Series #7: The truth about Christopher Clarkson

Paddy’s Last Words Series #6: New Year’s Eve reflections

[Note: This is the sixth of Paddy Mitchell’s seven final blog entries, written shortly before his death on January 14, 2007, and mailed to Ottawa to be posted on his blog. The series is being published posthumously between January 21 and January 25th.]  It’s Sunday morning, 9:00 a.m. on New Year’s Eve and I’ve just turned off my Sony radio after listening to an hour of N.P.R. (National … Continue reading Paddy’s Last Words Series #6: New Year’s Eve reflections

Important: CHANGE OF VENUE for Paddy’s reception

Due to the growing number of people expected at Paddy’s reception on Thursday, and space limitations at the Prescott, we’ve had to move the reception to a larger venue: The reception will be held from 2:00 to 5:00, Thursday January 25th, at: THE ST. ANTHONY SOCCER CLUB 523 St. Anthony Street CORNER OF PRESTON AND THE QUEENSWAY (Walking distance from the PRESCOTT) [Note: There are … Continue reading Important: CHANGE OF VENUE for Paddy’s reception

Paddy’s Last Word Series #5: Christmas in Prison

[Note: This is the fifth of Paddy Mitchell’s seven final blog entries, written shortly before his death on January 14, 2007, and mailed to Ottawa to be posted on his blog. The series is being published posthumously between January 21 and January 25th.]  My good friend Jimmy Allen also has been an inspiration to me this past year with the success of his book: “This Firefighter’s Life”.   What … Continue reading Paddy’s Last Word Series #5: Christmas in Prison

Paddy’s Last Word Series # 4: Out of the frying pan, into the blizzard

[Note: This is the fourth of Paddy Mitchell’s seven final blog entries, written shortly before his death on January 14, 2007, and mailed to Ottawa to be posted on his blog. The series is being published posthumously between January 21 and January 25th.]  I don’t know if the term “history repeats itself” is appropriate here, but I was just listening to my radio and heard a news broadcast … Continue reading Paddy’s Last Word Series # 4: Out of the frying pan, into the blizzard

Paddy’s Last Words Series #3: Times have changed

[Note: This is the third of Paddy Mitchell’s seven final blog entries, written shortly before his death on January 14, 2007, and mailed to Ottawa to be posted on his blog. The series is being published posthumously between January 21 and January 25th.]  Did you get to read the piece about Samantha?   Because of the delay between my writing on this blog and my receiving it via snail-mail … Continue reading Paddy’s Last Words Series #3: Times have changed