O’DOWD – Patrick Christopher (Paddy)

Born on November 28, 1941. Passed away September 28, 2021.

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 Man

Funeral Notice
Due to Current Covid restrictions the Funeral Service for
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.
  1. 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 Galloway

    Beryl Galloway September 29, 2021
  2. Rest in peace Uncle Paddy.
    Reunited with your angels. X

    Claire Boskovic September 30, 2021
  3. 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 ☘️

    Karen Prestidge September 30, 2021
  4. 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.

    Joel Spence September 30, 2021
  5. My beautiful dad. We love you and miss you so much already.
    Now back with your girl xx

    Jacinta ODowd September 30, 2021
  6. 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. XX

    Kim September 30, 2021
  7. 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 xo

    Kieta, Sergio & baby Cabrera (due January) September 30, 2021
  8. Condolences to Shauleen & Family.. The much respected Music man of Newborough…RIP young Paddy thank you for your contribution…

    Len Rawlings September 30, 2021
  9. One of the Finest Musicians I have Ever known and a True Gentleman was Paddy 🎶❤️🙏🤠
    “ Ride the Wind mate “

    Sandy Clark September 30, 2021
  10. Yo my beautiful , caring dad now with his soulmate mum !! Thank you for showing how a woman should be treated . Love you dad

    Shauleen September 30, 2021
  11. Yo my beautiful , caring dad now with his soulmate mum !! Thank you for showing how a woman should be treated . Love you dad

    Shauleen September 30, 2021
  12. 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!

    Anton Fullerton September 30, 2021
  13. 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! 💜

    Michelle Cann September 30, 2021
  14. Dear Shauleen,Kathleen,Justin,Jacinta and Christopher
    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

    Paddy’s brothers and sisters September 30, 2021
  15. 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 xx

    Rebecca Dadhwal September 30, 2021
  16. 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 about
    Sorry for your loss it’s a sad year for everyone

    Linda Atkinson October 1, 2021
  17. 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.
    Condolences to Shauleen, Kathleen, Justin, Jacinta , Chrisopher and their families..
    Sr Marianne Zeinstra

    Marianne Zeinstra October 1, 2021
  18. 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.
    We hope you have now been reunited with the love of your life, your beautiful Annette, Paddy. Xx

    Jess and Craig Wakker October 1, 2021
  19. 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 Lee

    Jenny , Luke and Lee van der Meulen October 1, 2021
  20. Farewell to a Champion Father & Musician
    Warm thoughts to Shauleen Mark & Family

    Des dalton October 2, 2021
  21. 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.
    Neil Hicks

    Neil Hicks October 2, 2021
  22. Uncle Paddy,
    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

    Laura October 2, 2021
  23. 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.
    Sue Hall nee Brown

    Sue Hall October 2, 2021
  24. May you now Rest In Peace my beautiful Father,
    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 ❤💔.

    Kathleen Octigan October 2, 2021
  25. With sincere condolences to all of the O’Dowd family.
    Christine (née Scully) and David Braniff

    Christine Braniff October 2, 2021
  26. The McFarlane family (ex Marden street – East Newborough )
    Send their sincere condolences to the family .

    Jim McFarlane October 2, 2021
  27. The McFarlane Family ( ex Marden street Newborough residents ) send their sincere condolences to all of Paddy’s family

    Jim McFarlane October 2, 2021
  28. The Amaira family are saddened by the passing of a great man. You can now sing to our loved ones in heaven xx

    Rita Curtis (Amaira) October 3, 2021
  29. 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.

    Sophy Morley (nee Broeren) October 4, 2021
  30. 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 Xx

    Gerardine Middendorp October 4, 2021
  31. 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 Paddy

    Shane Bonacci October 4, 2021
  32. Paddy, What a man!
    So loved and cherished by so many.
    Thank you for our fun times at “Victoriano’s”
    RIP you beautiful soul
    Love Olivia x

    Olivia October 5, 2021
  33. 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.

    Bob and Maureen Savige October 5, 2021
  34. Rest in peace Uncle Paddy now reunited with Aunty Annette. Forever in my heart. Love Rachelle

    Rachelle Manning October 5, 2021
  35. 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.
    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.

    Mary Mutsaers October 5, 2021
  36. 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.

    Emily Prior October 5, 2021

    TERRY GOLDSBROUGH October 6, 2021
  38. Thinking of you all during this sad time, lovely man with a wonderful talent.

    Joe Rooney October 6, 2021
  39. Sincere condolences to the family. Many fond memories of Paddy and his band at the Phillips get together xo

    Liz Poulter October 7, 2021
  40. 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.
    Ray and Barbara

    Ray Octigan October 7, 2021
  41. 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.
    RIP Paddy,
    Margaret Kleinitz

    Margaret Kleinitx October 7, 2021
  42. So sorry to hear of the passing of Paddy, a great entertainer and a jolly nice fellow.
    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

    Roy & Miyuki Vodden October 7, 2021
  43. 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.
    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

    Michelle Lynch October 7, 2021
  44. Rest in peace big brother. You will always be lovingly remembered for your kindness and beautiful spirit . Roberta, Greg Shannon Jemma & Darcy Fox

    Roberta Fox October 7, 2021
  45. Thinking of you all today, sending our love to
    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

    Gerardine October 8, 2021
  46. 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 more

    Jennifer O'Dowd October 8, 2021
  47. May you play in heaven with the Angles Uncle Paddy

    Kevin Jackson October 8, 2021
  48. May the road rise to meet you & may God hold you in the palm of His hand💚☘️
    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

    Chris & Doug Cook October 8, 2021
  49. Rest In Peace uncle Paddy you will be missed

    Bernadette Painter October 8, 2021
  50. Paddy, you were always such a happy and joyful person and it was a pleasure to have known you.
    My deepest sympathies to all the lovely family you leave behind. May you rest in peace with Annette.

    Jeanette Grey October 8, 2021
  51. Sending much love to you all at this very sad time X All our love Allie Blake Taylah Ryder and Mackenzie xox

    Allie Simondson October 8, 2021
  52. My condolences to all the O’Dowd family. We all loved Paddy including myself.

    Paul Sykes October 8, 2021
  53. 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. Xxx

    Jemma Fox October 8, 2021
  54. 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 .
    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’”

    RENNIE Jones Jack and Marley October 8, 2021
  55. Memeries of paddy from school. I have a great story a wonderful soft caring man. From John kelly

    John Kelly October 9, 2021
  56. So Sad to hear of Paddy’s passing. Our Sincere Condolences from the Meany Family,
    (ex Newborough Road). Deepest sympathy to all of Paddy’s Family.

    Michael P Meany October 24, 2021
  57. 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.

    Don Johnstone December 2, 2021