The Real Thing: Paddy Mitchell

(This piece was written in January 2007, shortly before Paddy’s death, by Jeffrey Bell,  a friend of Paddy’s at Butner Medical Centre.) “THE REAL THING:  PADDY MITCHELL”         By:     JEFFREY S. BELL In prison, you meet a lot of bank robbers – at least you meet a lot of guys who claim to be bank robbers.   Some may have committed less glamorous crimes so they become bank … Continue reading The Real Thing: Paddy Mitchell

Third batch of photos

This is the third batch of photos from Paddy Mitchell’s reception on January 25, 2007 at St. Anthony’s. Click on any photo to see a larger version of it. If you have any photos from the event that you’d like to share on Paddy’s blog, please email them to soozoom@yahoo.com. Thanks! The crowd at St. Anthony’s: Sharon and Jimmy Allen: Sharon Allen, Kevin Mitchell and Lynda Warman: … Continue reading Third batch of photos

Second batch of photos

This is the second batch of photos, all taken at Paddy Mitchell’s reception at St. Anthony’s Soccer Club on January 25th, 2007. Click on any photo to see a larger version of it. Check back later: more photos are coming! Ron Corbett and Willy Stewart: Clippings: Brian Doyle and friends: Susan Scruton and Lynda Warman: Willy Stewart and Kevin Mitchell: Lynda and Ron Warman: Joanne … Continue reading Second batch of photos

First photos from the memorial service

As promised – and at long last – here is the first batch of photos from Paddy Mitchell’s memorial service at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens. Click on any photo to see a larger version of it. Check back later – more photos will be posted soon. (If you have any photos of the event that you’d like to post here on the blog, please send them to soozoom@yahoo.com.) The altar: … Continue reading First photos from the memorial service

‘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