Hundreds pay emotional tributes to the ‘happiest bus driver’ Paddy McCollum

Patrick McCollum

HUNDREDS of people have been paying emotional tributes to former bus driver Paddy McCollum who has passed away.

Mr McCollum, late of 7 Parklands, Antrim, died peacefully at Antrim Care Home on 15th October.

Hundreds of sympathy messages have been put on social media.

One person wrote: ‘Antrim has lost a little bit of sunshine with the passing of this much loved gentleman. The kindest, happiest bus driver. Every day going to school was a joy with Paddy at the wheel.’

Another person wrote: ‘So sorry to hear this sad news. Paddy was a true legend. His care for all are children enriched their lives. He took an interest in everyone and left us all with a smile. Such a positive force and example for our community. Forever in my memory. God Bless Paddy rest in peace.’

The following notice was on the website.

Patrick (Paddy) Mc Collum

Mc Collum (7 Parklands, Antrim) 15th October 2019 (peacefully at Antrim Care Home) Patrick (Paddy) RIP, beloved husband of the late Bernie, much loved father of John and loving brother of Brendan and the late Leo, Harry and Aloysius. Paddy’s remains are reposing at his late residence 7 Parklands, Antrim, where visitors will be most welcome to call and pay their respects between 4pm and 9pm on Thursday and Friday. His remains will leave his late residence on Saturday at 12.20pm for 1pm Requiem Mass in St Comgall’s Church Antrim, burial immediately afterwards in St McNissis cemetery Randalstown. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing son, brother, daughter in law Orna, grandsons Caleb, Jacob and Isaac and all his family and friends who loved him so much. May he rest in peace. Detail enquiries to WJ O’Donnell & Sons Funeral Directors Tel : 028 2563 1406 or visit:

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