I met "the Padre" when my Father and his best friend, also my God Father, went back to Queen's for their Arts & Science/ Commerce '52 25th reunion taking myself and my God 'sister' along. We bumped into Padre Laverty at one of the events. It was a brief introduction with a rapid exchange of names, but I saw an amazingly heartfelt familiarity combined with an enviable mutual respect and affection amongst all of them. Two years later I had to attend Queen's and once again bumped into the Padre. His name recall was nothing short of brilliant, as without one second of hesitation he called me out by name and extended, as only he could do, that one in a million feeling of pure love, acceptance and belonging. A man who exuded everything his calling could have possibly required. Nothing but sincerely wishes of condolences to his lovely wife, family, friends and all those who had the privilege of knowing him.
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