Paul David Brady

Paul David Brady

Age: 21

'Bubbly and outgoing' Paul David Brady was an avid Reds season ticket holder along with his brother, Michael. He'd worked hard to carve-out a trade for himself as a refrigeration engineer and was planning an extended holiday in Australia at the time of his death.

His mother Marian said, "He was fun-loving, the joker in our family, always smiling and such a joy to be around."

Portrait by his brother Michael Brady

Paul David Brady was born on August 23, 1967 and was 21 at the time of his death.

Paul lived at home with his parents, Marian and Harry, his two older brothers, Michael and Ian, and his younger sister, Janet. Paul's dad has since died.

Paul had a very bubbly and outgoing personality, was very popular with his mates and had lots of friends, both male and female.

From a very young age, Paul loved playing football and cricket and spent many happy hours with his friends in the park playing both of these sports. When he was about 11 or 12, he developed an interest in fishing and would often go sea fishing with one of his dad's friends, leaving the house sometimes at five o'clock in the morning.

Paul was an avid football fan with a love for his team. I was also a mad Liverpool supporter - I still am. We both had season tickets on the Kop and followed the Reds home and away. The away matches were always special days, which Paul thoroughly enjoyed.

Paul decided that he did not want to continue at school and go on to university like his older brother, Michael. He left school at 16 with six GCSEs and went straight from school into an apprenticeship as a refrigeration engineer. It was a job he loved.

Paul was very practically minded and excelled when working with his hands. He did so well in his job that at the age of 18 he was given his own van and was trusted to work on his own.

When he supervised his first large installation, a large industrial cold store, he received a letter of praise and congratulations from his employers. At the time of his death, he had his own apprentice working under his supervision.

Paul was extremely popular. He was a great communicator. He loved to socialise and was very much a people person. He loved travelling abroad with his friends and enjoyed many holidays in France and Austria, as he especially enjoyed skiing.

A gang of them had been skiing in the February prior to his death. When he came home he told us all about the fun he had on the slopes. He was also planning to take an extended holiday in Australia with some of his friends and he was seeking approval for an extended time away from work from his employers.

We have so, so many special memories of Paul it would be hard to pick out just one. He was fun loving, the joker in our family, always smiling and such a joy to be around. And it goes without saying that we all miss him to this day.

 

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