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Member Paddy, sad news

Post by Boothy » Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:01 pm

A few of you will no doubt remember Paddy who had the yellow S1 that Ollie dropped a K20a into. I managed to put him through the windscreen of my purple S2 111s on the way back from a norlog meet at Oulton Park.
He lived around the corner from me and even though he sold the Elise a couple of years back we stayed good friends.
I’m sorry to say he passed away last week, he was only 49, It was very sudden and as yet they don’t know why.
To say I’m shocked and gutted is an understatement, he was planning a party for his 50th in November I can’t believe he’s not made it.

Stay safe guys and remember not to take anything for granted.

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Post by mikeydude » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:31 am

I am very sorry to hear this...I remember Paddy
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Post by Dave C » Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:41 pm

Not sure if I have been around long enough to know him but sad news to hear of someone passing too soon all the same

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Post by S1OWO » Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:02 pm

I purchased his yellow s1 from him I think he was moving abroad at the time. Sorry to hear he has passed away. RIP

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Post by andyelise135 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:21 pm

Sorry to hear that Boothy and that's no age is 49, I lost a mate to cancer at the weekend after a long battle with it certainly makes you think. RIP Paddy
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Post by nelly111s » Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:45 pm

I remember Paddy - he had a yellow S1? Also remember his shins after the crash!
That's really sad news.

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Post by pheskie » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:44 pm

Hello Boothy,
Just dropped on the site tonight for a catchup and was shocked to see your post on Paddy.
Its tragic to lose a mate at any age, but just 49 shows life can be cruel.
Paddy was a nice guy, I remember him well from my time in Bolton and I remember the accident at Turner Bridge on the way back from Oulton Park. I was a few minutes behind you on the road and arrived on scene as they had just got Paddy out of the car. I asked if he was ok and you said his face looked like a pizza, very descriptive and a phrase that has stuck in my memory.
He will be missed, but remembered by his friends here on Norlog.

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Post by Boothy » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:10 pm

Thanks guys, yes everyone that was Pad. I had forgotten about his shins :blink: they met the tray under the S2 dashboard. My main memory was the crunching noise as he pulled his arm out of the wing mirror... I genuinely thought his hand had come off.
He brought a coffee cup with him in the morning and stuck it in the net behind our heads and that was shattered to bits.
He had taken his belt off to get his phone from his pocket shortly before the moron pulled out on me, just goes to show timing can nearly be fatal.

Hi Paul, nice to see your still on the forum. It’s nice to hear I still had my incredible levels of descriptive vocabulary whist in a state of shock ;)

I was told today it was a heart attack. I’m still pretty shocked by it as you would not of seen it coming, I’m sure where ever he is he’s looking down with a smile and terrorising everyone on the roads up there :Drunk:

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