O’DOWD – Patrick Christopher (Paddy)
Passed away peacefully at Royal Freemasons Aged Care Moe on September 28th 2021 surrounded by his loving family.
Aged 79 years.
Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Shauleen and Mark, Kathleen and Rhys, Justin, Jacinta and David, Christopher and Kylie.
Adored Grandad to Connor, Keely, Thomas, Chloe, Imogen, Keenan and Finn.
Back in the arms of your beautiful soulmate.
Our music ManFuneral Notice
Mr Patrick (Paddy) O’Dowd will be by invitation only.
Paddy’s service will be live streamed on Friday October 8th 2021 at 11.am
To view the live stream, please CLICK HERE.
Dear Paddy Such a character who was well respected and admired by all. A part of the TAFE teaching service and contributor to many a good time with music and song. Paddy joined the Moe Art Society for a time after he had recovered enough from his stroke, His contribution was admirable and we all enjoyed his company. Deepest sympathy from myself and my family. Beryl GallowaySeptember 29, 2021
Rest in peace Uncle Paddy.September 30, 2021
Reunited with your angels. X
To Shauleen and Mark, Kathleen , Justin, Jacinta , Christopher & families and the wider O Dow’d family Clan , sincere condolences to you all. The heavens will be having a delightful celebration with the return of the music man . Thank you Patty for spreading your joy and passion of music , a talented musician and caring devoted husband, father , grandfather and an amazing community man ☘️ may God hold you in the palm of his hand ☘️September 30, 2021
One of the biggest influences in my musical career when I finished high school, then many years later a colleugue and mentor once again. An inspiration to so many lives in Gippsland and especially Latrobe Valley. Vale to a great man.September 30, 2021
My beautiful dad. We love you and miss you so much already.September 30, 2021
Now back with your girl xx
Paddy I remember your infectious grin, your cheeky ways (always getting the desired reaction from Netty), and your child-like joy with the world. I will never forget the scenic tour you took Jacinta and I on in that old Bedford. Up over Old Coach Rd at snail pace, with your tour-guide ‘microphone’ giving us a running commentary of somewhere we knew so well. That will always stay with me. I will also remember your passion for so many things, even if they were of no interest to you. It was such a joy to be able to introduce you to my son and for you two to have some time chatting together, and to have you remember me so well. I know you and Annette will be at rest now that you are together again. XXSeptember 30, 2021
I am so saddened by this news. Paddy taught me (on rotation) clarinet, the Irish tin whistles and how to sing. I had many a laugh with Paddy, he emceed at both my brother’s 18th and my 30th birthday parties, even getting the most conservative adults up on the dancefloor, dressed up or having a dance. He is a true LV icon, music man and will be sadly missed. Reunited with Annette xoSeptember 30, 2021
Condolences to Shauleen & Family.. The much respected Music man of Newborough…RIP young Paddy thank you for your contribution…September 30, 2021
One of the Finest Musicians I have Ever known and a True Gentleman was Paddy 🎶❤️🙏🤠September 30, 2021
“ Ride the Wind mate “
Yo my beautiful , caring dad now with his soulmate mum !! Thank you for showing how a woman should be treated . Love you dadSeptember 30, 2021
Yo my beautiful , caring dad now with his soulmate mum !! Thank you for showing how a woman should be treated . Love you dadSeptember 30, 2021
Condolences to all the family. Very sad indeed. I have shared many laughs with Paddy over many years as a colleague in playing and teaching music. His infectious enthusiasm for music touched everyone he met! Farewell Paddy!September 30, 2021
Even though we never met Paddy, you left quite an impression and legacy, I’ve heard so much about you from your daughter Jacinta. She speaks of you with love and humour. Your connection through music and the joy it gave you in life. You will be remembered and celebrated. I hope you’re not resting but partying with Annette! 💜September 30, 2021
Dear Shauleen,Kathleen,Justin,Jacinta and ChristopherSeptember 30, 2021
We pray for our brother Paddy may he Rest In Peace.
Although we cannot be with you physically at the funeral we will be with you through our prayers and attend via live stream.
As our mother and our brother Paddy would wish we will pray the rosary in our homes on that day and support you and your spouses and grandchildren so you can attend your dads funeral. We believe as siblings that our way of showing love for our brother Paddy is to show love for all his children and their partners so they can be together for one another during this sad time. Our faith will be with you. May God raise you up on eagles wings and be your strength.
When covid is over we will wrap you in our loving arms.
Love from all your Aunties and Uncles
Uncle Paddy, you were a man who was extremely talented and adored by everyone who met you. You always had so much class and style and just radiated pure love. You will be unbelievably missed by all. May you rest in forever peace with Aunty Annette, your beautiful wife and soul mate xxSeptember 30, 2021
Condolences 💐 to the family sorry for your loss
My name is Linda and I met Mr O’Dowd while working at Old Gippstown with Michael and Ruth Fozard, he treated me with kindness and always acknowledged me when ever I saw him out and aboutOctober 1, 2021
Sorry for your loss it’s a sad year for everyone
Paddy, I loved and admired your enthusiasm and joyful approach to life. You were such a generous contributor to community and church. Thanks for the cuppas and rich conversation. You leave a rich legacy of love, goodness and music.. Reunited now with Annette.October 1, 2021
Condolences to Shauleen, Kathleen, Justin, Jacinta , Chrisopher and their families..
Sr Marianne Zeinstra
Deepest sympathies to the O’Dowd family. Paddy was one of a kind and touched everyone he met with his infectious joy and love of music. Paddy saw the best in people and had a talent for bringing people together. We have so many fond memories of time spent with Paddy playing music and chatting about life. He alway had a funny story or words of wisdom to share. His memory will live on in all who knew him.October 1, 2021
We hope you have now been reunited with the love of your life, your beautiful Annette, Paddy. Xx
Paddy, always interested and interesting. Passionate about life, vivacious, vibrant, energetic and very entertaining yet humble. Generous, honest, kind and truly one of a kind. Paddy made a positive difference wherever he went and with whomever he met. A truly wonderful man and human being. Thank you for the memories, the music and that infectious never-ending beaming smile. The pleasure of knowing you Paddy was truly ours. RIP.
Jenny, Luke and LeeOctober 1, 2021
Farewell to a Champion Father & MusicianOctober 2, 2021
Warm thoughts to Shauleen Mark & Family
My sincere condolences and sympathy to the O’Dowd family. I have had the opportunity to perform music with Paddy a number of times. I remember well that he always had a good word for others. A good and committed musician and a truly nice man. He will be missed.October 2, 2021
Uncle Paddy,October 2, 2021
You always showed everyone such kindness and interest. Your singing and musical talents will be missed at our family gatherings.
Rest easy with Aunty Annette, Grandma, Grandad, Uncle Brendan and Dad. Xx
To the whole O’Dowd family. Sincere sympathy on the loss of Paddy. Growing up in Newborough with the family was amazing. Memories are forever.October 2, 2021
Sue Hall nee Brown
May you now Rest In Peace my beautiful Father,October 2, 2021
Patrick Christopher O’Dowd 28/11/41 – 28/9/2021.
You are now a gift of an Angel in Heaven. A beautiful Spirit, taking the journey to meet and be reunited with all your loved ones, especially your beautiful Wife, my Mum.
Even though my heart is broken, I am left with loving moments and memories in my heart of you, that I draw strength on.
You have enriched so many people and their lives, by your tenacity, spirit and energy for life. You have been an inspiration and may I follow in your footsteps. Love you, your daughter Kathleen, Rhys, Thomas & Chloe ❤💔.
With sincere condolences to all of the O’Dowd family.October 2, 2021
Christine (née Scully) and David Braniff
The McFarlane family (ex Marden street – East Newborough )October 2, 2021
Send their sincere condolences to the family .
The McFarlane Family ( ex Marden street Newborough residents ) send their sincere condolences to all of Paddy’s familyOctober 2, 2021
The Amaira family are saddened by the passing of a great man. You can now sing to our loved ones in heaven xxOctober 3, 2021
To the O’Dowd clan: all of Paddy and Annette’s children and grandchildren and to Paddy’s brothers and sisters. Sincere condolences on the loss of Paddy, the amazing music man of Newborough and the Valley. What a gift and blessing he has been to our parishes in Newborough and Moe and to the wider music scene here and beyond the Latrobe Valley. I have treasured memories of playing and singing with Paddy on various parish occasions over many years. The music of the O’Dowd Family Band was a wonderful gift to those lucky enough to hear them. Paddy, your resilience, courage and determination, in the aftermath of your stroke some years ago, was an inspiration to us all. As you are reunited with your beloved Annette, may the music live on in our hearts and souls. Rest in peace.October 4, 2021
Shauleen, Katheleen, Justin, Jacinta, Christopher and families, Your father, father in law, and grandfather left a permanent imprint on the hearts of everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. He will be greatly missed. Our love and thoughts are will you all Love Aunty Geri XxOctober 4, 2021
So very saddening to hear about Paddy’s passing. He was a brilliant man who loved his music as much as his family & would always stop for a chat with anyone passing through the corridors of GippsTAFE. I was able to interview him as part of my course & it was an honour to hear about his life & times & all the wonderful stories he told. A true gentleman. R.I.P PaddyOctober 4, 2021
Paddy, What a man!October 5, 2021
So loved and cherished by so many.
Thank you for our fun times at “Victoriano’s”
RIP you beautiful soul
Love Olivia x
A good friend is hard to find, hard to lose and impossible to forget. Farewell our gentle friend now reunited with the love of his life.October 5, 2021
Rest in peace Uncle Paddy now reunited with Aunty Annette. Forever in my heart. Love RachelleOctober 5, 2021
I met Paddy and the O’Dowd family 64 years ago. So many precious memories. No matter whenever I met Paddy he always had a smile on his face and a story to tell.October 5, 2021
Irish to the core, musically talented and a fabulous entertainer who played at our daughter’s wedding and lifted the roof off the hall.
John and I send our love and condolences to, Shauleen, Kathleen, Justin, Jacinta, Christopher and their families. Not forgetting Paddy’s brothers and sisters, the O’Dowd’s. Take care and bless you all.
John Mutsaers, Mary Mutsaers (née Scully) and all our family.
So sad to hear of your passing Paddy. Is was a joy to study your music and an honor to have cared for you. Your music was inspiring and remains to give others such joy.October 5, 2021
GOOD OLD DAYS AT EKON R.I.P. PADDY TERRY GOLDSBROUGHOctober 6, 2021
Thinking of you all during this sad time, lovely man with a wonderful talent.October 6, 2021
Sincere condolences to the family. Many fond memories of Paddy and his band at the Phillips get together xoOctober 7, 2021
Kathleen, Rhys and family, we were very sorry to hear of Paddy’s passing. His music was loved by many, he has now joined the choir of angels.October 7, 2021
Ray and Barbara
Condolences from all who were so fortunate to have experienced the wonderful talents of the “ O’Dowd Family Show Band” & Paddy over so many years. From the CYA youth in the Valley to many function from the early 60s until, the band was no more. So many wonderful. memories.October 7, 2021
So sorry to hear of the passing of Paddy, a great entertainer and a jolly nice fellow.October 7, 2021
We have good memories of you performing at the Governor Gipps for clients of Ron & Cheryl Bibby.
Then in 2003 you performed at our wedding.
Good times, Thank you for the music, Rest in peace Paddy .
Roy & Miyuki Vodden
Dear Shauleen, Kathleen, Justin, Jacinta and Christopher and families. Also to my Aunties and Uncles, my heart is breaking knowing that we cannot be together as a family, in person at Uncle Paddy’s funeral and to play music in his honour at an irish wake.October 7, 2021
When Covid is over and we can be together as a family, we will celebrate, tell stories and sing together in his honour. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Uncle Paddy is now with Aunty Annette, Uncle Brendan, his little brother Gerard, Grandma and Grandad, Uncle Les and My Dad, Phillip. You are in good company! Rest In Peace Uncle Paddy xxx
All our love- Michelle, Troy, Patrick, Isabelle and Zoe Lynch
Rest in peace big brother. You will always be lovingly remembered for your kindness and beautiful spirit . Roberta, Greg Shannon Jemma & Darcy FoxOctober 7, 2021
Thinking of you all today, sending our love toOctober 8, 2021
Shauleen Kathleen Justin Jacinta Christopher and families. And to all the O’Dowd Family
You all have wonderful memories to keep forever in your hearts of your Dad, Grandad, brother and Uncle
He’s now resting peacefully with his beautiful wife Annette.
Love Aunty Geri and the Wilson Family ❤ XX
God Bless you Uncle Paddy we remember and celebrate your life how you honoured your heritage and parents. We are blessed by how your tenacity and love of music was a gift your so generously shared with so many which will live on for generations. Rest in peace and be you in the loving arms of your family and wife for ever moreOctober 8, 2021
May you play in heaven with the Angles Uncle PaddyOctober 8, 2021
May the road rise to meet you & may God hold you in the palm of His hand💚☘️October 8, 2021
Thank you for the music & wonderful friendship.
May you Rest In Peace dear Paddy☘️
Special love to all the O’Dowd family 💚
Chris & Doug Cook
Rest In Peace uncle Paddy you will be missedOctober 8, 2021
Paddy, you were always such a happy and joyful person and it was a pleasure to have known you.October 8, 2021
My deepest sympathies to all the lovely family you leave behind. May you rest in peace with Annette.
Sending much love to you all at this very sad time X All our love Allie Blake Taylah Ryder and Mackenzie xoxOctober 8, 2021
My condolences to all the O’Dowd family. We all loved Paddy including myself.October 8, 2021
Thinking of my cousins Shauleen, Justin, Jacinta, Kathleen and Christopher and their families today saying goodbye to their Dad and our beautiful Uncle Paddy. I’ll always remember Uncle Paddy coming to see me and taking me to maccas to share some wise words when I was having a tough time in VCE, the stories he would share and the times he took Shannon and I fishing in Inverloch and especially how I proud I was when he would perform at school or in town and I could say “that’s my uncle” hoping he wouldn’t spot me in the crowd and make me do any Irish dancing. Uncle Paddy you were always willing to share your positivity, kindness, thirst for knowledge and musical talent with our world and have left a huge legacy in our family but also the Latrobe Valley Community. Rest in Peace. Reunited with Aunty Annette You will not be forgotten. XxxOctober 8, 2021
One of the best. A beautiful soul ,a generous musician ,sharing his music and love of all that is good .Many special moments ,remembered ,sharing the stage and the afternoon with you at Powers Court Harvest Festival .October 8, 2021
My heartfelt condolences to My beautiful friends Justin and Roberta and all your families. My heart aches for you . Paddy, fly with your beautiful girl and the amazing musiicians who await you with open arms.”Simply the Best’”
Memeries of paddy from school. I have a great story a wonderful soft caring man. From John kellyOctober 9, 2021
So Sad to hear of Paddy’s passing. Our Sincere Condolences from the Meany Family,October 24, 2021
(ex Newborough Road). Deepest sympathy to all of Paddy’s Family.
So sorry to hear of Paddy’s passing. I studied music for a year under his excellent guidance at Gippsland TAFE. He was always generous, patient and kind to students, which made him popular, approachable and effective as a teacher. He will not be forgotten by those who got to know him. My condolences to his family and friends. May he rest in everlasting peace surrounded by the wonderful music he made and loved.December 2, 2021