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PADFIELD, Christopher Roger (1944-1963)

We do not doubt it was by the mercy of God that Christopher was taken from this hard, competitive world before his gently, sunny nature could be hurt by it.  Yet he will be sadly missed not only by his family but all who knew him.  Mentally handicapped as he was, he not only drew forth much love and devoted care from his parents and family; he gave love too.  Who dares to say that society has not been enriched by a life so apparently useless to it on the material plane?

Published in the January 1964 parish magazine.