elevated IdczL Born: March 5, 1939
elevated IdczL Died: August 10, 2020
elevated IdczL Patrick died peacefully at home under the loving and dedicated care of his family. He will be dearly missed by his wife Bridget, daughters Siobhán and Elaine, and grandchildren Liam, Hannah, and Owen.
elevated IdczL Pat was born and raised on a farm in Duncummin, Emly, Co. Tipperary, Ireland by his parents Edmond and Johanna (nee Condon) in a large and faithful Catholic family. He emigrated with his bride to Canada in 1966, and soon thereafter started a long and dedicated career at the Toronto Star. Pat loved his native Ireland and treasured his visits back home, enjoying many special moments with his large extended family.
elevated IdczL Pat was a true gentleman. He had a sensitive, quiet disposition, and was one of the most thoughtful and generous people one could ever meet. He had a passion for horses and was an ardent follower of North American and European horse racing. Pat was an encyclopedia of family history, a great dancer, and well known for moving between English and Gaelic in one conversation.
elevated IdczL Patrick was sadly predeceased by his son-in-law Tom, as well as his sisters Kitty, Mary, Celia, and Carmel, and brothers Mickey, Vincent, Eddie, and Stan. Along with his wife, daughters and grandchildren, Pat will be mourned by his surviving brother William, and his large extended family in Ireland, England, and Australia, including 12 surviving siblings-in-law, and 35 nieces and nephews.
elevated IdczL Special thanks to Dr. Eric Ling as well as John and Peter on the palliative care team, for their skilled and compassionate care of Pat and his entire family in recent weeks.
elevated IdczL A small private Mass will be celebrated by Patrick’s family on August 13, 2020 in accordance with current public health restrictions, at the Chapel of St. Joseph, Holy Cross Cemetery, Thornhill, Ontario.
elevated IdczL In lieu of flowers, friends may consider donations to Sharelife (sharelife.org) or the Dr. Jay Children’s Grief Centre (drjaychildrensgriefcentre.ca).
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