Paul Likoudis, a dear friend who inspired me many many years ago with his love of Church and fearless exposes of corruption at the highest levels, has died.
He had been battling cancer for the past three years. He was a young 61.
Paul was news editor for The Wanderer, a Catholic newspaper from 1990 to 2014. He lived in Canada for a number of years special projects editor for the Canadian Catholic Register back in the day Larry Henderson was at the helm. As a consequence, Canada was was close to his heart. He wrote several exposes on the Cornwall sex abuse and scandal and cover-up. He frequently called to find out what was happening in Cornwall. I can assure all of you, Perry and Helen, and all you who were abused, that you were particularly near and ear to his heart.
The news of Paul’s death was, I suppose, expected, but, I am heart-broken. The news of some deaths are never timely.
Paul truly was a good man. I respected and admired him, as did those who knew him well. I will miss him. Over the years he had become a good friend. My husband and I visited Paul and Paulette in NY, and he visited us in Ottawa. The last time we were together was last year. We met in Montreal. Paul, two of his children and Mike and I spent a wonderful and very full day together. He knew at that time that his future was not rosy. He had, however, accepted the prognosis with a strong faith and was intent on ensuring that his soul was in order to meet his Maker.
Here are the funeral arrangements:
Calling hours will at Vedder And Scott Funeral home on Tuesday September 27th from 4pm to 7pm.
122 N Genesee Street
Montour Falls NY 14865
A Mass of Christian Burial Will Be held at 11am on Wednesday September 28 with a reception to be held immediately following at St. Mary’s of the Lake Church.
905 N. Decatur Street
Watkins Glen NY 14891
Please pay for the repose of Paul’s dear soul. And, please remember in your prayers his dear wife Paulette, his children and grandchildren.
Requiem aeternam dona ei Domine et lux perpetua luceat ei Requiescat in pace Amen (Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace, Amen,)