Paul Curran, Gone to lead that convoy in the sky.

Paul first appeared in my comments some few years back. He was always full of wisdom and kindness. I was amazed at how interesting and honest his comments were. 

It was after one such wordy diatribe that I asked him why he did not have his own blog. He waffled on about lack of internet and a decent computer. After some discussion we decided he would contribute to, If We Were Having Coffee, every Sunday Morning on my blog.

Blow me down if he was not soon getting more traffic than my own version of If We Were Having Coffee!!! 

There was no way I could be really jealous though because weather it was a story from his trucking days or the people in and around his apartment block, or even  the people he met and helpped at the hospital he attended for dialysis it was a beautiful epistle or modern day fable. He was an angel, a knight in shining armour he helped so many. Paul helped me and gave me courage and so much strength.

Once Paul disappeared from our pages completely, I got in touch with Mark at markbialczak and then we put out an SOS then Linda G Hill who lives in Canada went round to his appointment and made sure he was okay… That is how much he meant / means to us!

So Paul as much as it grieves me to have to say goodbye it has been a pleasure to have known you. I shall grieve you deeply. Sleep well and be at rest with the universe. 

God bless Paul rest in peace. 

We’ve lost Paul Curran, our master guest columnist and prolific comment-leaver

I am so truly sad for our loss, Paul was one of those special people who made the world a better place. God Bless Paul Curran. xxx

Mark Bialczak

Those of us who’ve grown to love the lively words that bounced from the head and fingers of Paul Curran will never be the same.

The writer from Canada has died, according to his neighbor Steve Watson.

I received this email on the contact tab from my blog:

With great sadness I have to tell you that Paul Curran has passed away. Paul passed last week.

Our guest blogger, Paul Curran. Our guest blogger, Paul Curran.

Your Barrista -- Paul Curran Your Barrista — Paul Curran

Now Your Barrista – Paul Curran Now Your Barrista – Paul
Curran

A series of the column head shots Paul sent me since 2013 to just a month ago.

I found the email this morning. I arrived yesterday. Steve Watson was listed as the photographer in the If We Were Having Coffee Sunday column Paul had me post here on Sept. 11 after his emergency operation.

I could not find an obituary through search engines.

Paul lived in Ottawa, Ontario…

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A Toast To Paul Curran..

This is definitely the saddest post I have had to reblog. Paul has been a great friend and comfort to me over the last few years. I hosted his ,If We Were Having Coffee, blog for a long while and he had many readers. He was a lovely man with a huge heart who reached out and touched not only his readers but everyone he met. He lived a varied and rich life and I am deeply saddened by his passing. God bless you Paul we will all miss you. xxxx

See, there's this thing called biology...

Sad news from Mark, With great sadness I have to tell you that Paul Curran has passed away. Paul passed last week.

What can I say about Paul, he was just the epitome of a gentleman, a great storyteller, a man with a good heart who touched so many lives in bloggerville. He was special and many of us sensed that. Paul and I talked nearly everyday about life, love, faith, the universe. He was a good friend, I must have several  hundred comments and emails from him. We had an on-going conversation that spanned years. Paul was fighting cancer, on dialysis, and yet he spent his time reaching out to people, sharing his stories, bringing some Light to our world.

Paul, you were loved and treasured and you will be greatly missed. A toast to a good journey.

paul

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday : Coin Acrostic Poem

To coin a phrase, since our return from France, ‘My feet have not touched the ground’

It has been one long round of washing, ironing, shopping and FAMILY. So far this week I have not blogged that much! Now looking at my diary for next week do not look much better but hey ho that is just life.

So this week LindaGHill has given us the word Coin to play with this week on the SoCs!

Rules and Pingback here

Right I have already used the word Coin once (twice now 😊). So let us get serious and stop waffling and do this post.

 Coincided

Constantly he tried to catch her eye

Only she never seemed to notice him

It was so painful he thought would die.

Nancy knew, he’d got under her skin

Came the day she was late for work

Incidentally he had missed the train

Deserted platform but Nancy and Kirk

Eyes finally meet, he asks her name.

Did they, to coin a phrase ‘ live happily ever after?

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