Patrick-DRUM-Obituary

Patrick James DRUM

Auckland, Auckland

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DRUM, Patrick James (Pat). On 9th March 2018 at North Shore Hospice, Pat peacefully passed away surrounded by his loving family. Dearly beloved husband and soulmate of Alejandra, loved and proud father of Alan, Neil, and David. Grandfather of Maria Sofía, Matías, and Lorenzo Soto Hernández. Son...

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Coaching Rugby @ Edron 1989

Our warmest thoughts and regards. Condolences.

Pat with his Edron squad.

Pat, a family man, a coach, a dear friend and a man extraordinaire was one of those teachers that among his duties at the Edron in Mexico City inspired many young people with the true values of rugby. I was fortunate enough to have been one of them. After the Edron, he opened his own school outside Mexico City and made rugby one of its core sports. This being the early 90s Mexico had no more 12 clubs in the whole country. One of my fondest memories of rugby in Mexico is an exhibition game...

Pat, my first Rugby Coach at age 12 at Edron! Taught me the love for the game, and showed us that no matter how tired we were, there was always someone to help us overcome our worst nightmares and push us over the Wall! Remember the wall! RIP dear Pat.

Dear Mr Drum, I'll never forget how you introduced us to the joys of rugger. Your bellow of "Sellllinaaas!" still draws a laugh at alumni get-togethers!

DRUM, Patrick James. On March 9, 2018. Much loved and special cousin of Vincent and Jo Drum, June King, Carmel and Barry Wilson, Nan Cameron, Martin and Glenda Drum and all our families. Thank you Pat for your kind and gentle presence. Rest in peace.