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101 good reasons why thugs did not get the better of Pat

Editor's Viewpoint

Hearty congratulations are due to Pat Gillespie, who will celebrate his 101st birthday in Strabane at the weekend.

Some weeks ago three masked intruders forced their way into his home, stole cash and left him shaken.

However, he has recovered with great spirit and wit, and as our story reveals today, many people worldwide have underlined their universal kindness by sending him messages of sympathy, which are well-deserved.

Above all is his incredible spirit, courage and sense of humour in thinking of "running for another 100 years, there's no harm in it".

Happy Birthday Pat!

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