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Tributes flow for "kind hearted" Paudie  28.01.08

TRIBUTES have been pouring in following the tragic and sudden death of a well known taxi driver in Buncrana. Paudie Taylor, a Dubliner who had been living in the seaside town for many years, died tragically on Thursday.
The late Paudie Taylor. The separated father-of-three, who was known by his distinctive blonde ponytail and beard, was described yesterday as a "gentle soul" who would do anything to help people. He got to know many locals through operating a taxi, although friends say he hadn't driven his taxi since last summer.
He had been staying in recent weeks at the home of his friend Don McNeill in the Pairc na hAluine estate, Magherinture. A clearly shaken Mr. McNeill said: "This is a terrible and tragic loss for Paudie's family. He was a lovely man and will be sadly missed by us all.
"I would go so far as to say that I wouldn't know of one person in Buncrana who could say a bad word about Paudie. He was a very thoughtful, kind-hearted and deep person," added Mr. McNeil, a Newfoundlander living in the town for more than 13 years. Another friend, Terence Coyle said people in the town who knew the devoted father were visibly shocked and upset by his untimely death.
"He was a beautiful person from start to finish. He was very kind and compassionate. It's very sad what's happened," he said.
Scores of people have been calling to pay their last respects at the wake held in the Clonglash home of his social worker wife, Miriam Killeney and their three children, Tadhg, 25, Ruth, 18 and Niall 16.
Paudie, who is originally from the Ballsbridge area of Dublin is also survived by his six sisters and two brothers. He will be laid to rest this morning after 11am Requiem Mass in St. Mary's Chapel, Cockhill. For death notice, click here .
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