April 6, 2018 at 1:09 pm #11408
as most of you have now heard, it is with great regret that on Thursday 5th April 2018 Paul sadly passed away.
to say that those close to him are absolutely devastated is an understatement. when I heard the news early yesterday morning I couldn’t believe it at first, and today I still can’t believe it. not too sure when it will actually sink in.
those Kitty members close to Paul raised a glass at the Louis Marchesi pub last night, and emotional is an understatement to say the least. Paul was a great friend and as of September 2016 we joined forces with him as business partners to run the Norwich Kitty and just before Christmas last year we launched the sister company Kitty Konnect. so we were in contact with Paul about the businesses almost every day. Thursdays Norwich Kitty meetings were always a great chance for us to catch up and Paul throughout our friendship was an absolute gent and always happy to help any and everyone.
we will carry on the Norwich Kitty and the Kitty Konnect in memory of Paul and continue to build on the success.
jo and myself will miss the big bald man. taken far too soon. devastated…
so we hope that we will see as many of you at next weeks Kitty meeting at the Coach & Horses so that we can remember the good times and show our support.
much love and RIP Paul, our hearts go out to Melissa, Amanda and Ollie.
jim & jo keeble xxx
April 6, 2018 at 4:42 pm #11411
Yes indeed a great loss and I respected the man totally. He had the perfect non-flashy charm and the ability to put folks at ease. It will take a long time to get over this.
We won’t let him down! We shall carry on!
See you all on Thursday at the Coach & Horses. At this time of writing I’ll be presenting and saying a few words. Probably won’t be your usual Kitty but normal service will be resumed as soon as we can.
If ANYONE wants to chat about all this or look blankly into a pint in silence with someone, you know where to find me – 07777 637683
April 9, 2018 at 8:17 am #11413
I would just like to say thank you to those that eased our collective pain last Thursday, by being at the Louis, and by providing that essential and heart felt support that only good friends can at such a difficult time. Paul leaves very big shoes to fill, but there is a determination within the Kitty, that we do our best to fill them, and do justice to his memory and his legacy.
Please let’s have a good turn out this week, and raise a glass to our dear friend.
April 9, 2018 at 11:35 am #11415
Shocked,stunned and disbelief are just some of the polite words that sprang to mind when I first heard about the death of Paul.
A great friend,client and business mentor.
Without Paul’s help,advice and assistance, via the Norwich Kitty for the past 6 years, my business would never have even got off the ground let alone where it is today. I know there are many other Kitty members who feel exactly the same.
Luckily I thanked him on many occasions, both publicly and privately, but nowhere near enough now that he has gone and I can no longer praise him.
I feel immensely privileged to have known him and personally had bestowed upon me on several occasions Paul’s greatest accolade of being a “Top Man and Mustard” Which as everybody who knew this great and modest man he was himself “Top Man and Mustard Paul”
So as we have ended so very many Kitty evening’s on over the years and Yes his legacy must continue
April 10, 2018 at 4:39 pm #11420
A great loss indeed which I still cannot fully get my head around and my sincere condolences go out to his family.
A true friend indeed which I had the privilege and honour to know Paul both through networking and also socially having spent many an away day with him following the trials and tribulations of Norwich City FC.
His relaxed and humorous style of presenting Norwich Kitty throughout the years and also Kitty Konnect recently was just the way he was in every day life, I have heard many times people commenting after a meeting that “He should be on the TV presenting some kind of game show” he also had that special knack of making new members who had just walked into the room having known nobody, welcome and part of the evening instantly introducing them to every body who walked past which meant that when they left they felt part of the membership within a couple of hours.
I an sure I will see many of his friends at the Coach and Horses on Thursday 12th April where I am sure a lot of wonderful stories will be told of occasions with him in his honour.
You will be sorely missed Big Fella.
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