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Peter ‘Paddy’ McCaul

Peterborough UK and formerly of 10 Bridge Street, Cavan.

26 Sep, 2023

The death has occurred of Peter ‘Paddy’ McCaul of Peterborough UK and formerly of 10 Bridge Street, Cavan.

Suddenly at his sister Orla Donnelly’s residence at the Woodlands Ballina, Co. Mayo.

Paddy predeceased by his father Vincent, mother Ena and his brother Barry.

Beloved father of Declan and Conor. Sadly missed by his loving sons, brother Declan, sister Orla, brother-in-law David, nieces Sarah and Rebecca, relatives, neighbours and friends.

May Paddy rest in peace.

Reposing at McGowan’s Funeral Home, Ballina (F26V274) on Friday morning 29th September from 10:00am with removal at 11:30am to Lakelands Funeral Home & Crematorium (H12 RF78) where Paddy will repose on Friday evening from 5-7pm followed by cremation.

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  1. So sorry to hear of Peter’s sudden passing. He was a great sober member of the AA Fellowship and set a great example to many people in Recovery.
    Blessings to All the Family in Mayo and Cavan. Rest In Peace Peter you will be sorely missed around the rooms of recovery in Peterborough.

  2. I did not know you for long. But you helped me un my journey you were a very kind man with plenty of wisdom.
    You will be sadly missed by all that you knew.
    Jo (Peterborough)

  3. Deepest sympathy to Orla, Declan, his sons Declan and Connor, and all family members on Paddy’s death. May he rest in peace.

  4. Dear Peter.
    My sincere condolences to your family. I have so many happy memories. You cooked many delicious meals for me, even when you broke your foot.
    Rest in Peace dear friend. You’ll be missed so very much.

  5. My deepest condolences to the family of Peter a truly wonderful person and dear friend may he R.I.P You will be deeply missed by alot of people you helped and trudged the road with xx

  6. I didn’t know you long enough but you were a true inspiration and gent.You have been taken into Gods home and will be missed by all who’s lives you touched.R.IP ye good fella..Love to your family xxx🙏🙏🙏🏕️❤️🙏

  7. So sorry Orla, Declan and family on the passing of Paddy, my thoughts are with you all at this sad time 💔

  8. To the family of the late PeterMcC
    Condolences to the family. Peter was a pure gentle and was willing to help anyone. He will be sadly missed Rest in peace

  9. I met him at the thetford aa camp out and we had a swim in thr river with much hilarity. He had a calm and infectious energy combined with gentle humour
    I had hoped to go sailing with him. He will be greatly missed and i am sorry for your loss

  10. To
    all of peters family

    Wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time.
    Please know you are in our thoughts, and in our hearts.
    Words fail to express my sorrow for your loss. Please know I am with you through this difficult time.
    My heart goes out to you and your family.
    The joy Peter brought to our lives will not be forgotten.

    I am here to lean on if you need anything, please do not hesitate to ask.

    RIP Peter my loving friend – Trina R

  11. Orla,
    So very sorry to hear of your brothers sudden passing.

    Sincere sympathies to you all at this sad time.

  12. Very sad to hear the news about Paddy , my deepest sympathy to Orla , Declan and family , may he rest in peace

  13. Sincere sympathy to Orla, David, Sarah and Rebecca and Orla’s brother Declan and Paddy’s sons Conor and Declan on the sudden passing of Paddy. May he Rest in Peace.

  14. Sincere Condolences to Orla, the McCaul and Donnelly Families on the passing of Paddy.

  15. God bless you Peter.
    You helped so much so often

  16. Peter was a kind and generous man. Often putting other people ahead of himself. Sharing his experience and wisdom so honestly. He will be greatly missed.

  17. Sincere sympathy to Declan Connor Órla David Sarah Rebecca and brother Declan on the sad passing of Paddy. Thinking of ye all at this sad time. May his gentle soul RIP

  18. To Paddys sons Declan and Conor and his siblings Declan and especially Orla I am so sorry to hear of Paddys passing. Paddy was a great character growing up in Cavan Town in the seventies with much sympathy Rory Mc Govern. Also remembering the late Barry.

  19. Sleep well Peter my beautiful friend and great supporter. I will sorely miss our chats and texts and all our laughs. I will make you proud RIP xx ❤

  20. I am so sorry that I could not be here today but my heart and wishes are with the family of Peter.

    Although I did not ever physically meet Peter, I knew him through the stories that Conor would tell me about him. The holidays that he would go on with his Dad, the songs and shows his Dad introduced to him growing up (which Conor then introduced to me), the boat adventures they went on, the camping trips, his Dad’s love for filming funny little snippets of the things he enjoyed and was proud of, his Dad coming to visit him at University and making him the spiciest curries to have, or when his Dad would teach him and Declan to cook new recipes together.

    Many of the qualities that Conor would describe his Dad to have, I have always seen in Conor. Whether that’s his incredible sense of humour, his ability to fix and build just about everything with his bare hands, his culinary skills, his abundance of intelligence and wisdom in multiple things, or his dashing good looks. I know that Peter will live on through both of his sons and then through his grandchildren in the future, and the many generations to come.

    Peter raised his sons really well and I will forever be grateful to him for raising a kind-hearted and caring person that I can call my friend. I know that he was proud of both Declan and Conor.

    I extend my deepest condolences to Peter’s loved ones and may you find comfort within one another through this time.

  21. We were fortunate to spend time in Pete’s company, a funny and kind man who will be sadly missed by all those who knew him.
    Rest in peace lovely man 🥰❤️

  22. Sleep tight my beautiful friend, I will be forever grateful to have had you in my life if even only for a short time. Your generosity knew no bounds. You have left a big hole in my life, I miss our chats and all the amazing videos of your trips, photos of your hard work on your boat, and all the beautiful words of hope and love you would send. God called you home and now there’s only peace.  All my love.

  23. To Conor Declan and family our sincere condolences. Peter was a great friend and an hilarious mate. Will be sorely missed by us all
    Colin (Wills) family and friends. Peterborough UK

  24. To all the Family my sincere sympathies on the sad passing of Orlas Brother may he Rest in peace 🙏 🙏🙏

  25. My deepest condolences to Peter’s family. Declan and Conor, your Dad was just a wonderful human being.
    Peter – Goodbye my friend. May you Rest in Peace and Joy with those of yours, who have gone before you.

  26. We love you Peter thank you for the happy times on the boat you will be really missed.
    Love Alex scallett and Jenson

  27. To Conor and Declan, to all Peter’s family

    Please accept my deepest condolences. My thoughts are with you on this difficult time

    Peter was a man of big dreams, entrepreneurial ideas, curiosity for technology and kind heart for people around him.

    The sailor started his last journey in his beloved Ireland

    May the waters of the ocean of eternity be still for him…

  28. Sincere condolences to Orla and the McCaul and Donnelly families on Peter’s passing.
    May he Rest in Peace.

  29. Deepest condolences to Orla, Dave & girls and family. Very sad and hard time to go through the loss of a brother & uncle. Thoughts and prayers for you all xxx

  30. So very sad to think we’ve lost Peter, a true and loyal friend to me of over a quarter of a century, and now taken too soon.
    Heartfelt condolences to Connor and Declan, and all his family in Ireland. He was kind, funny irreverent, but never disrespectful, and would give freely of his time, experience, strength and hope to all who needed help, yet never took himself too seriously. A thoroughly decent chap we shall always miss, and will remember with warmth and a smile🙏

  31. My deepest condolences to Peter’s family. Declan and Conor, your Dad was a wonderful human being.
    Peter – May you Rest in Peace and Joy with those, that went before you.
    Safe journey, my friend.

  32. My deepest sympathies to Orla and family on the passing of Peter. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.

  33. Although we never met in person, I felt closer to Peter from across the Big Pond than to many others here on Cape Cod. He always brought such joy and wisdom whenever he joined us through Zoom meetings. My oldest daughter just passed and Peter’s emails during that time helped me through the worst part. Thank you, Paddy, for coming into our lives. Who will I flirt with now???!!! My thoughts and prayers are with you & your family & you WILL be greatly missed!

  34. I am so sorry to hear of Peter’s death. May memories of Peter sustain you now & forever. We only met on zoom-such a calm & comforting presence he had!

  35. You left us too young pete, may you rest in peace.
    I am so happy you get to stay in your beloved Ireland.
    We finally made it to Ireland Beautiful place and Beautiful people.
    Your send off was great, your family all did you proud. Until we meet again bye ❤️❤️

  36. Condolences to all the family especially Declan and Conor. I hope you all take comfort in sharing your memories of Peter. He was a unique man and will be missed by us all and never forgotten. Have fun and peace up there with the angels Pete. 😇 RIP ❤️ 🙏 xxxx love always Giovanna, Alfonso and Dario ❤️❤️

  37. Sincere sympathy to Orla, David, Sarah and Rebecca and the extended McCaul family on the sudden passing of Orla’s brother Paddy (Peter). May He Rest in Peace

  38. One of the most beautiful people I have had the honour to meet. Haven’t known very long but massive impact on me. You caring words I will never forget. Made me laugh so much and beautiful caring hugs. Every marshmallow will be for you my friend. I’d brought one for our next camp, bless your heart. Love to all who loved Peter. Thinking of you all xxx

  39. Deepest sympathy to you Orla and all the family on the sudden passing of your dear brother. Thinking of you all at this sad and difficult time rip. Clive, Juliana, Yvette and Jarlath Doherty.

  40. I had never actually met Peter but I did do a little “business” with him from across the pond. I purchased an engine from him, and he seemed like the nicest, kindest and most sincere human being I have had the pleasure to associate with. I thought that I should reach out and show respect to his family, may Paddy rest in Peace..

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