Thank you to all those who joined Norma, Richard and Rowena to say goodbye to a much loved husband, father, grandfather and friend.
Held on Friday 27th January at 12pm
St. Edmund of Canterbury Church
213 Nelson Rd, Twickenham TW2 7BB.
For those who couldn’t attend in person, a live webcast was made available to watch and a video recording will be shared below. After the service, those present were invited to join The Ellis family for a reception with food, drink, music and laughter – just the way he would’ve wanted!
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Dear Norma, Richard & Rowina,
Keggas sister SHIRANI from Australia pays a heartwarming tribute to our dear friend PATRICK ELLIS who has been a valuable long time family friend for decades from our teenage days in SRI LANKA who generously shared his unique musical talents thru many songs he sang and recorded with his GOD GIVEN GOLDEN VOICE ‘ coupled with outstanding eloquence that led him to also successfully compile 6 inspiring video Episodes released via YouTube in addition to the Best Selling Book Patrick authored “WHO DARE SELLS”.
Patrick has been an inspiration to us all with his multiple unique talents and also as an honest very generous human being with a heart of gold who lived helping many others who needed his help to be successful in their careers and businesses.
Patrick though you are gone from our sight, but NOT from our hearts, due to the ‘imprint of footprints’ you have left upon our hearts as a loving human being! Your legacy will continue to live on through your legendary music that will inspire many generations to come!
“Patrick, You have turned the grief into a legacy that will forever honour the integrity that you embodied”
MAY YOU REST IN PEACE IN THE ARMS OF JESUS CHRIST.
Our heartfelt deepest sympathies and our condolences on the sad loss of your beloved husband and loving father to Richard, Rowina & doting grand daughter Chelsea
THIS IS A SPECIAL TRIBUTE FROM SHIRANI IN AUSTRALIA
(SISTER OF ‘KEGGA’ – GAMINI PERERA, LOVING LIFE LONG FRIEND OF PATRICK)
PHOTOS & VIDEO:
This beautiful photo of Patrick & Norma was taken whilst on the Caribbean Cruise which was a celebration of Patricks beloved wife Norma’s
Birthday on 5th December.
Patrick enjoying singing whilst on the cruise with the Inhouse Band.
Golden Memories of A Caribbean Cruise Extraordinaire (YouTube link)
Patrick, only knew you for a short time but you live up my world you really did! What a man you were, larger than life itself! Your crazy stories, crazy ideas and funny jokes had me laugh like never before.
I feel blessed for that day you walked into my restaurant and your wise words meant the world.
The world is a darker place now and you will be the brightest star the the sky!
All my love to Norma, Rich and Rowena
All my love and strength
Dear Norma Richard and Rowena
Enjoy your special goodbye to Patrick.
Thank you for the 6 episodes of your interesting life with interaction with many nationalities.
Every episode was different.
Faith in the creator, travels, food, drink, laughter, cultural encounters, etc.
Your singing experiences in different languages tones and tempo was very welcome. Esp. the songs of yester year. Like ‘ Green Green grass of Home ‘.
Fernando family Sri-Lanka.
May you rest in peace Patrick
Genine and Shane Leslie
Uncle Patrick thank you very much for ‘ Who Dares Sells ‘
Was useful during my higher studies. RIP.
A ‘ True Patriotic Sri – Lankan at heart. ‘
‘ Namo Namo Matha ‘
Dear Rowena (Daughter!) and Family, we are so sorry for the loss of your beloved Dad/Husband, Patrick.
We know what a character he was and how close you were. He will live in your hearts forever.
May he rest in eternal peace. Love always. Caroline [McKnight], Martin and Mary xx
Hi, my name is Rudy, please accept my sincere Condolences of the sad passing of Patrick. Having worked with him in the past doing sales training, I would like to say that he was a great ORATOR , publicly or privately. He had the voice tone, the variation, enthusiasm, the love and the passion. He was able to read room very well. Apart from being a good singer, he was very
witty, an intelligent form of humour which you need when interacting with an audience. He probably was the last of the all-round entertainers who was able to sing, tell jokes and compere. Sri Lankas answere to the late Bruce Forsyth or Max Bygrave has been summoned from this sublunary abode. May he rest in eternal peace.
Rudy De Silva
May Patrick rest in peace
Norma, Richard & Rowena,
Heartfelt sympathies on the sad passing of Patrick. I’ll be thinking of you all during this difficult time.
May he rest in eternal peace.
Maeve O’Neill & Diarmuid O’Leary
To dear Aunty Norma, Richard, Rowena, Ellie and family,
Thinking of you all today and sending our deepest condolences on the passing of Patrick. May he rest in peace.
Love you all, sending prayers from Bantry
Lisa, Paul, Fionn and Ruby
Sincere condolences to Norma, Rowena, Richard, Ellie, Elsie, Mabel and Nancie.
Patrick will be sadly missed by everyone. He was a character like no other.
Patrick has been in our lives since we moved to London in 1984. He attended our wedding in Ireland in 1986 with Norma, Richard and Rowena. He was there to see our children as babies both in the hospital and at home. He was with us in the very best of happy times and occasions, most recently at Aisling’s 21st birthday celebration back in July, as well at the hardest and most traumatic of times. He was always there to be called whenever there was a crisis and was always a great help – always able to offer a positive outlook and put a different spin on things. We always enjoyed having him around whenever he would knock on the door whatever time of day or night. We will miss him very much. I’m sure he and Daire are together now having some debate over something.
Rest in Peace Patrick.
May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And the rains fall soft upon your fields,
And, until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.
With love from Mary, Catherine, Evelyn and Aisling as well as all the O’Gallachoir and Boyle families
So sad the passing away of my dear friend Patrick whom I have known from our teenage years in Sri Lanka.
I remember fondly his musical talents and his classic humour and his great zest for life.
Probably his last performance was as MC at my daughter’s wedding in August where he sang 4 songs.
He would love that we are celebrating his life with music, family and all his friends.
Patrick rest in peace , you are forever in our hearts.
Patrick’s famous saying was :-
“ Nava Gilunath Band Chun “
( Music carries on even as the ship goes down)
With fondest love
Gamini ( Kegga) Rosalie. Shehana, James and Rohina
We extend our sincere sympathy to the Ellis family at the sad passing of Patrick. Thinking of you at this sad & difficult time.
May his gentle soul rest in peace.
Caroline, Tony, Orlaith & Cathal Murphy.
Such a lovely man was Patrick. A wonderful compare, singer and co band member of The Blue Waves. A family friend alongside wife Norma and children Richard and Rowena for my whole lifetime. PATRICK MAY YOU BE BLESSED RIP. You will definitely be very much missed by us all. GOD BLESS.
Winston Priscilla Cadice and Una-Isabella.
Norma, Richard & Rowena
Sincerest condolences to you and your loved ones at this heart breaking time. Patrick was was a man like no other and will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
I’m sure over the coming weeks you’ll hear hundreds of stories and tributes from people you may not even know, a testament to the number of lives Patrick touched with his character and passion. He was a huge presence during my childhood and a real friend to my parents, often the first they would call if they needed help.
I have such memories of your Dad sat on our sofa, at all hours of the day and night, asking to be given a guitar so he could sit and sing for hours at a time. In fact when Mum went into labour with Aisling, that was the exact scene in our living room. I remember also being taken to various events where Patrick was acting as MC, watching him perform on stage where he seemed most comfortable, and listening to countless stories of beautiful Sri Lanka. My last visit before Christmas, Patrick was showing me footage of the last family trip to Sri Lanka within minutes of me entering the house, and was convincing Paul and I it had to be our next holiday destination.
Patrick had a special relationship with my Dad, their ability to both rile each other up and calm each other down was unmatchable, and the sound of their debates has been sorely missed in our house. I take great comfort thinking of them together now.
Sending all our love and strength to you, and remembering Patrick with fond hearts.
Eternal rest grant unto him, o Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Dearest Norma, Pato was a dear dear close first cousin. We loved him in life. We will not forget him in death Pato had a way of getting depressed relatives and friends out of depression.His famous songs of Elvis Presley. Thank God we have him on UTUBE. So sad I am away across the miles. Love Mano
Josephine Brito Babapulle
To Norma and family
We remember Patrick supporting Toy Library functions. Our thoughts are with you at this time. From all at Hounslow Toy Library for children with disabilities. We hope today went to plan.
It was a pleasure having you and Patrick at our place in California. As you know well, we were childhood friends, and all through our college education at St. Joseph’s College. I knew his mom and his entire family. We met several times a week doing all the fun things teenagers do, including of course the pursuit of beautiful women.
He did ask me to edit some opening chapters on a book he was planning to write on Covid. He never got to complete it.
Patrick was the prototype of a self-made man. He had a natural gift for summarizing an experience in a sentence or two. His laughter and jokes were infectious. Most of all, he loved you, Norma and his son and daughter. He would regale us with encounters he experienced on several cruise trips he had taken.
He never lost the center of man’s eternal destination.
Will remember him in my daily prayers.
Requiescat In Pace
Felicity (Philo) and Rosie extend their deepest condolences.
Dear Auntie Norma, Richard, Rowena and Family.
Sending my condolences to you all on the passing of Patrick. Will be thinking of you all X
May he Rest in Peace
RIP Patrick you will be missed by all who knew you.
Great memories of being a teenager at your house.
Sending love to all the family xx