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Published in the Ottawa Citizen May 23, 2015 Saturday
Published in The Ottawa Citizen on May 23, 2015
MacAdam, John Patrick (J.P.)
Beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, Pat left this world for the next on May
19, 2015. Born on September 15, 1934, Pat was preceded in death by his father Jack
MacAdam, mother Nellie Gallivan and brother Father Austin MacAdam (White Father). Pat
leaves behind his wife of 32 years, Janet Terris MacAdam. His children: Kelly Gaon, Lane
(Susan) MacAdam and Shaun (Louise) MacAdam are heartbroken at the loss of their dear
father, as are his adoring grandchildren: Jamie, Sierra; Kali, Kirsten, Laura; Elise and
Philippe. Pat's son-in-law Steven Gaon mourns his passing. Also sharing in this loss
is his former wife Helen Castle (nee Lane).
Pat was a proud Cape Bretoner and graduate of St. Francis University who authored 5 books.
He was a brilliant racounteur, researcher and renowned writer who helped elect 2 prime
Ministers (Diefenbaker and Mulroney). Pat was director of public relations and promotion
for CJOH-TV and produced "Question Period". He was a senior writer at Expo
'67 and was Minister-Counsellor (Press and Media) at the Canadian High Commission in
London, England. Pat was a columnist for the Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa Sun and numerous
publications. He was co-founder of Piccadilly double decker Bus Tours. He will be deeply
missed. The family wishes to extend genuine gratitude to the staff and doctors at the
General, Bruyere and St. Vincent hospitals and to friends who visited Pat. Donations to
the "In Memoriam" program at bruyere.org/give
would be greatly appreciated.
Cremation has taken place. A private service will be held.
(See: "A West Wind to East Bay", p.173)
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