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elevated tfOXM Patrick Stephen D’Cruz went home on Tuesday January 26, 2021 at the age of 95 after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Beloved husband and life partner of Antoinette Crocker D’Cruz for more than 68 years. Loving father of Marilyn Elphick, Cheryl Bonnecaze (Bernie), Patrick, Daryl (Wendy), and Greg (Sandra Agostini). Doting grandfather of Dr. Alex Bonnecaze, Malik, Aaron and Marcus. He leaves behind 11 siblings and many, many cousins, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. He will also be mourned and remembered by countless friends and relatives around the world.
elevated tfOXM We will always love you, Dad. Thank you for everything you did for us. You will never be far away from our thoughts and prayers.
elevated tfOXM For those whose hearts were touched by Patrick, in lieu of flowers, the D’Cruz family kindly asks that you consider making a contribution to a trust fund set up for his beloved wife Antoinette. Contributions can be made by e-transfer to Antoinette’s lawyer Wylita Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org
elevated tfOXM A private family funeral service will be held at Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home on Saturday February 6th, 2021 at 1:30 pm. For those who would like to view the funeral service remotely, please click the link below. Kindly note that the link will go live 10 minutes before the service.
Marilyn, Cheryl, Patrick, Daryl and Greg,
Bryan and myself would like to send you prayers, hugs and blessings on the passing of your loving Dad and our brother and my Godfather. They really was no one more caring than Pat.
He will be missed very much but knowing that he has met his Parents and other deceased members whom he cared for so dearly just helps a tiny bit. “Gone but never forgotten”.
Love you Pat dearest.
Dearest Aunty Ann and family. Father Micheal (Ronnie) and all Uncle Pat’s siblings.
Our deepest sympathies at the loss of Uncle Pat. He was such special man who touched the lives of so many. He will be missed. May he rest peacefully in the arms of Jesus 🙏.
Those who live & believe in the Lord do not die but live forever! May our dearest cousin Pat (dear friend of my Dad) enjoy Eternal Life for his rich life of service to God, family & all those he met. May God grant our dear cousin Ann(his dearly beloved wife of 68 glorious years together) the strength to bear this loss and all Pat’s children – Marilyn, Cheryl, Darryl, Greg & Patrick and their families the grace to go through this period of loss. Love & God Bless always!
Sadly I didn’t know Pat, but have had the privilege of getting to know his family and extended family. We offer our condolences, love and prayers.
Cousin Colin and Alison x
Dearest Anto ,children,grandchildren and beloved members of the D’Cruz family,
This is Derrick ‘s youngest daughter Ingrid and family who extend our heartfelt condolences to each of you.Dad loved his niece very dearly and shared the great love his family gave him.He was so proud of Pat who was so special that he regarded him as a brother. His generosity,exemplary life made dad want to follow his footsteps. Pat is in heaven and we rejoice that God gave him to us Closing on a note that we’ll all meet on that beautiful shore again.
The D’Cruz family , we are thinking of all of you today . Sorry for your loss. Our lives have been blessed by spending time with your family . Pat had the biggest smile & loved his jokes at family events .
sending virtual hugs to all you
Love Dan and Veronica
I wish to express my Condolences to all who knew and loved Pat. I remember him as a wonderful, kind man who loved to cook and enjoyed people. He surely is with God since he lived values to emulate. I know all of you will miss him and especially Anne who will be in my prayers. I donated to Catholic Charities since I was slow in figuring out how to send the money to Anne.
miss you dad very.much
My sincerest sympathy.
I was very close to my dad, I was his right-hand man,
he taught me how to drive, he taught me plumbing skills, and building skills, he taught me how to landscaping and even plant my own carrot patch-i will really miss my dad
Ann, Marilyn, Cheryl, Daryl, Patrick, Greg, siblings and other family members of Pat.
Deepest condolences. We have lots of fond memories of the wonderful trips that Pat and Ann organized and will forever remain in our hearts. May his soul rest in peace.
I got to meet Pat and Ann when I joined the CanOrient club a few years ago and I am so pleased to that I got to know them…. just wish I had met this fun couple years ago .. .. Sorry to see you go Pat, but you are now in a far better place….. May you Rest in Peace.
My sincere sympathies Ann, Marilyn and family.
May memories comfort you at this time of sorrow. He will be missed at the Westend Seniors.
Marilyn and family our sincerest condolences for your loss. We’re all thinking of you. So sorry to hear my friend. Love Amy, Sean, Liam and Ainsley Dunne xo
will forever miss you dad still crying 😢 right now
Dearest Auntie Anne, Marilyn, Cheryl, Patrick, Daryl, Greg and your families,
Our most heartfelt sympathies to each of you during this difficult time. Uncle Pat was such a tremendous person, who touched so many lives. I have countless memories of his cooking, music, gregarious laugh, and tender loving care to all of us.
Our lives were made better by the times we spent with him. We will carry his memory in our hearts forever.
Mare, Dak, and Cat
I was so blessed to have such an outrageously wonderful big brother. Your passing on to New Life has left a deep hollow in my heart but I know that as the days go on your love and care and especially your unforgettable music will gradually fill the hollow and I will be at peace.
I will always love you dearest Pat
Since the passing of dear Pat, the earth has become dark for want of his light, but there is a now a new star in the heavens scintillating in the saffire serenity of the skies. I went on so many memorable trips with Ann and him, so meticulously planned, each one so enjoyable, and will never be forgotten. Thank you Pat for those happy times, all the laughs with your great sense of humour.
My deepest sympathy to you dear Ann, Marilyn and the rest of your dear family. May God in His Divine Mercy give you the comfort and strength you need at this sad time.
I now pray God grants you dear Pat eternal rest, eternal joy, and eternal peace. Farewell my friend!
im deprssed right now over the lose of my dad
Sorry for your lost, our sincerest condolences.
I have found memories of the family,
R.I.P uncle Pat
My dearest Ann, Marilyn, Cheryl, Patrick, Daryl, and Greg, I love you. May you feel comforted and loved by us, your whole family. I will miss Pat so much. The things that made my brother one of a kind will live on in all of us. May we continue to give to each other with all our hearts just like he did. I wish I could hug each of you.
My condolences to the family. Rest in Peace Patrick.
i will forever miss my dear father, close pal,
and someone who instructed me to learn life skills
will miss you dad
To The D’Cruz Family, We offer all of you our deepest condolences on the passing on of Dear Pat.We remember him fondly at Father Michael’s Birthday parties with his good humor and of course his singing.He has no doubt gone to his well deserved rest, May his soul rest in peace.You were such a united family and we are sure that Pat will be missed.We will keep him in our prayers Love and God Bless.
Dear Anne & family/ Fr. Michael D’Cruz & Siblings
We are sad & sorry to hear about Pat’s death. May his soul rest in peace and may the good Lord give you all strength to bear this irreplaceable loss. We will miss him and his jokes at the Westend Seniors Club.
I miss you every moment. You were an amazing man imbued with deep wisdom, compassion, faith and joy. Thank you for everything you did for me . I love you.
Marilyn and family, my deepest sympathies to you all at this time. May your memories of your father bring a smile to your face and your faith guide you through your grief. Love you and thinking of you.
Heartfelt sympathies from the Moniz Family to Anne and family and Pat’s siblings and their families.
He was a.good man, jolly man and we’ll all miss him.
I was really sad to hear this news about your Dad, Patrick. He was a wonderful man and I would see him and his lovely wife Anne at the Canorient Senior Dances.
They were such a lovely couple and delightful to be around. May your Dad, Patrick, rest in peace and may perpetual light shine upon him. My condolences to the families on the loss of their Dad.
Dear Ann and family,
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband, Pat. My parents, Clare and Edwin Martyres knew him well. I met both of you at the Can-Orient Senior get-togethers. He was always very pleasant.
He and your family have been in our prayers since we
heard the sad news. Please know that all of you will continue to be in our prayers and I will offer my Eucharistic prayers, said at mass, for all of you.
May God bless all of you and keep you in His care.
Biren, Gemma (Martyres) and Edward Bose
Heartfelt sympathy to the family.
Prayers for Pat’s soul to Rest In Peace & for
The family to bear this great loss.
He was a great man and loving soul to all.
Will be missed and remembered for the
Great trips he organized for Seniors.
240, 15 and 42. This was my heaviest weight, my age and pant size.
He was diagnosed with Diabetes when I was 15 and knew that he had to live a healthier life which included making modifications to his diet. I decided to follow his lead and this led me to finding my passion (fitness and nutrition)
Although some people talk about achieving their goals, my Dad let his actions speak for themself.
I believe that the best thing a person leaves behind is how their life is able to impact others long after his physical body has left this world.
Hopefully my Dad has left a similar imprint on your life.
that is very deep greg I will forever miss my father 👨 he really inspired me stba young age when he taught me do much on short.space of time
My Sincere Sympathy to Anne & family on the demise of Patrick. May his soul rest in peace.
My thought & prayers are with you àll.
My heartfelt condolences to Ann & The D’Cruz Family.
May his dear soul rest in peace.
Dear Ann ,Marilyn & family
Very sad to hear the passing of Pat. We are very fortunate to have known him and enjoy his company. may his soul rest in peace.
Our love, sympathy and prayers for all of you.
Rose & Stafford Moreira.
Dear Ann & Family!
We are so sorry to hear about Pat passing! Our deepest condolences to all of you!
We will miss his wonderful smiles and great sense of humor at our weekly West End Senior Club gatherings.
Our prayers are with all of you. May his soul rest in eternal peace and may Our Lord Bless and give you Strength and Peace during this time of grieving!
All our love,
Betty & Pat Manuk & Family
Dearest Anne, and family,
Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of your beloved Pat. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during these sad times.
We will certainly miss him very much and his kind ways, his beautiful singing, joke telling and all the wonderful trips he and you used to arrange. He was a perfect gentleman!
Eternal rest grant unto Pat O Lord, and let your Perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul Rest In Peace. Amen🙏
Dad you were one of a kind. A gentle, kind soul. I loved your smile and laugh. Since the first day you met me, you treated me like a daughter. You will be dearly missed. Forever in my heart ❤️
Please accept our heartfelt condolences at the passing away of dear Pat. May he rest in peace.
Dearest Aunty Ann and family, my sincere condolences to you and the rest of the extended family on the passing of Uncle Pat, may his soul Rest In Peace. He was an exemplary human being ,generous and kind and always welcoming of us. We were blessed to know him and the rest of the family over the years we have been here in Canada and fortunate to benefit many a time from his generosity and kindness. The D’cruz brand of eggplant pickle and meat patties will be greatly missed. May God’s Speed be with all of the family and extended family. Prayers and warm hugs, Craig and Jayden.
Dear Ann, Marilyn, Cheryl, Patrick, Daryl and Greg
Jules and I are grieving with you on Pat’s passing.
Pat helped us settle in when we came to Canada and assisted us on numerous occasions.
He was our go-to person for advice on home improvements and always came forward with a viable solution.
We will miss him very much but know we can count on each other for support.
Darling Aunty Ann and family:
Please accept our heartfelt condolences.
May the lord and our Lady give you all the strength during this sad time.
Uncle Pat will be dearly missed- May his soul Rest In Peace
Love and Godbless,
Barbara Mum, Anthea and Adrian Cabral
My Deepest Sympathy to Anne & family, & all his siblings and their families.
Pat was a happy & loving person, he will be missed by all for all the wonderful trips he organized for the seniors.
May his soul Rest In Peace, Keeping you all in
my thoughts & prayer…🙏
Dear Anne, our deepest sympathies and condolences on the passing of your beloved husband Pat. We remember Pat for the wonderful trips and events he organized with you always by his side. Our prayers are with you and your family. May God grant Pat eternal rest and may his soul rest in peace.
Yours in sympathy
Carmelita & Peter D’Souza
Dear Ann, Elder D’Cruz Siblings esp., A. Althea & all their Families. Rob & I extend our heartfelt condolences, on the passing of Pat. We lift you up in our thoughts & prayers.
Our families have crossed paths over the years at various milestone events. It was great to see your Fam. Photo make the Guinness World Record.
Eternal Rest Grant unto Pat Oh Lord, & let perpetual light shine upon him and may his soul R.I.P. Amen.
Pat and Ann were one of the first people I met when I started working at St. Charles Borromeo Church. He volunteered his time and talents on many occasions. His calming voice, happy demeanor, and smiling face will be a memory that I will always remember. May all your precious memories bring you comfort during this difficult time.
Rest in Peace my friend.
Mary & Carlo
hey everyone thanks ever so muxch for the condolence and outporing of love you have given to me and family-my love goes out to all of you
Pat was a popular member of the Westend Seniors’ club. He called the Bingo numbers, embellished his calls with quips and regaled members with lively jokes. He also organized enjoyable casino and other trips. He and his family will long be remembered, especially after their induction into the Guinness World Book of Records. He will be missed.
Enid & Armand Rodrigues
My heartfelt condolences to you, Ann, your children and the D’CRUZ family (4 of whom I know from the group pic). Ann, you and Pat were a lovely couple and I had the occasion to travel with you and Pat on a few trips, which were so well organized and enjoyable. Pat had a good sense of humour. May God give you courage to bear Pat’s loss and may his soul R.I.P.
My heartfelt condolences to you, Ann, your children, and the D’CRUZ family (4 of whom I know from the group pic). Ann, you and Pat were a lovely couple and I had the occasion to travel with you and Pat on a few trips, which were so well organized and enjoyable. Pat had a good sense of humour. May God give you courage to bear Pat’s loss and may his soul R.I.P.
Condolence Message to Ann continued.
Only recently I sent Pat a congratulatory message for the D’CRUZ family getting into the Guinness Book.
My Dearest Aunty Ann, Marilyn, Cheryl, Patrick, Darryl, Greg, Fr Michael, Aunty Doreen, Aunty Genny and the rest of Uncle Pat’s family
Our heartfelt and deepest condolences to each one of you on the passing of Uncle Pat. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you during this sad and difficult time. May you all find comfort and peace in the happy memories that you have of him.
He was a kind and loving soul. We share happy memories of his singing, recipes, life stories and jokes. We are ever grateful to Uncle and his family who helped us settle into Canada when we first came. Rest in peace dear Uncle Pat.
Aunty Ann, we are paying for you and the rest of the family. Sending your prayers and comforting hugs. God bless.
Brian, Michelle and Dwane Gonsalvez.
Dear Ann, Marilyn, Cheryl, Patrick, Daryl and Greg
Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing on of Pat. May our Lord Jesus comfort you during this sad time. He lived life well and was content with life and all it offered. We remember him fondly and the great conversations we would have.
Love to all
Ozzie and Lolly
I am so sorry to hear of Pat’s passing away. He and Ann have been regulars for practically every event at the Canorient Club for as long as I can remember. He will definitely be missed. I am so sorry Ann and the family for your loss. May Pat’s soul test in eternal peace.
I was very sad to hear of the passing of our dear Pat. He was always a joy to have around, and I have many fond memories of the numerous trips that were organized by him and Ann. Pat will be missed so very much.
My sincere sympathy to dear Ann, Marilyn and the rest of the family. May God grant Pat eternal rest, eternal joy and eternal peace.
To you Ann and your family, with heartfelt sympathies, on the passing away of your dear Pat.
He led a good life serving the Canorient community with caring and kindness. In addition to meeting you both at the Canorient club, I was fortunate to share the First Friday lunches at the Transfiguration church.
I will never forget your kindness and help when I had an accident in Cape Breton during the East Coast trip in 2008.
May Pat’s soul rest in peace and May the Good Lord give each of you the courage to accept this loss.
To the D’Cruz family, many of whom I know from Karachi days and Canada too. Patrick seems to have been such a good role model on several fronts–faith, family and community. May his soul rest in peace. Our condolences to all of his family and extended family. Peace be with you.
Ann, Marilyn and the rest of the family.
My deepest condolences. So sorry to hear of Pat’s death. Hope it was an easy one with no suffering. May his soul rest in peace.
May all the happy and loving memories of him give you all great strength and peace and keep you all moving forward.
You all and Pat are in my prayers.
Our heartfelt condolences to Ann, Marilyn & Family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Pat was a wonderful and caring gentleman. He will be missed by all. May his soul rest in peace.
Margaret & Michael James
My deepest sympathy to Ann Marilyn and the rest of your family, I will
always remember the wonderful trips both day and overnight trips I
went on were very memorable, both Pat and Ann you had a gift to
make everyone so happy.
God bless you all and I will keep you all in my prayers.
To dear Ann, Marilyn and the “whole” family. I was privileged to have met Pat and Ann many years ago. What a wonderful couple. I always loved the trips and Pat and Ann arranged, Branson, Cape Cod, Dover Downs and some a lot closer. Pat was always so helpful, took care of all of us on the trips; he was a wonderful person. I’m so glad I got to know both Pat and Ann. He will be sorely missed by us all. May Pat’s soul rest in peace and may God Bless Ann and the whole family.
My deepest condolences to the whole family.
Deepest sympathy to Ann and family. We had such great trips with Ann and Pat. He will always be remembered. Keeping you in our prayers.
Amelia and Charlotte.
Ann, Marilyn, Cheryl, Patrick, Daryl & Greg
Please except our heartfelt condolences.
I (Alvin) will always remember the many weekends I spent with all of
you in Montreal. I always looked up to Pat & his amazing ability to fix things around the house, I loved being in his company. He will always be in our thoughts & prayers & so will all of you.
Lots of love, hugs & Blessings
Coral & Alvin
Thank you, Auntie Anne, Marilyn, Cheryl, Patrick, Daryl, and Greg for sharing your beloved with me. He was my Uncle and Godfather and impacted so many lives profoundly. He was a very special person in my life from the age of 8 when we arrived in Canada. He knew of my passion for the Native people and his gift for me was a bow and arrow and feather headdress. Later he was an inspiration musically and his special attention to me in this regard shaped me in ways I am still discovering. I feel him with me often and his presence is powerful. God bless and welcome you home, Uncle Pat.
Dear Aunty Ann, Marilyn, Cheryl, Patrick, Daryl, Greg and your families,
Uncle Pat will truly be missed and forever loved. We will always remember the special times we spent together.
Our prayers and comforting thoughts go out to the extended family.
May loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength.
We love you all.
Ally, Karen & Ken
In deepest sympathy to Anne, Marilyn, Cheryl, Patrick, Daryl, Greg and family. The loss of Pat is a huge burden to bear because of the huge positive impact he has had on all. May we all take comfort in the happy memories we have of him and the knowledge he is now in God’s presence.
With love and prayers, Frank, Denzil, Colin, Christina and families
Dear Antoinette, Marilyn, Cheryl, Patrick, Daryl, & Greg ,
My sincere and heartfelt condolences and sympathy for the loss of a beloved husband and father. I have happy memories of a handsome cousin who always visited us at Christmas and who played the guitar so beautifully. He is now at rest in his heavenly home. May your memories of his love bring you comfort and healing.
Love and prayers, Raie (Coutts)
My deepest sympathy to Ann and all of the D’Cruz family. I will miss Pat to much his passing has left a big hole in my heart. We had such wonderful trips and great times. Pat always tried to make everyone happy. May God rest his soul and let perpetual light shine upon him. May God give you courage Ann and know that Pat is in God’s loving arms. My prayers are with you and all of the family.
With heartfelt condolences and sympathy to dear Antoinette and family on the loss of your beloved husband and father. I have happy memories of my handsome cousin, Patrick, coming to visit us in Karachi and remember how much we enjoyed his music. Pat is now at rest in his heavenly home. May your loving memories of his love and joy he brought to each of you give you solace and peace.
The D’Cruz family
Accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of a beloved husband and brother.
The pain of grief and heartache is the price we all have to pay in the passing of one so dearly loved.
You are a very loving and supportive family so we know you will find comfort in each other.
Dennis & Peggy Castellino
Dear Ann, Marilyn, Cheryl, Patrick, Daryl and Greg,
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you all on the loss of Pat, such a beloved husband, devoted Dad and truly wonderful human being. I never knew how close Pat was to to my late Dad, (U.Archie), until he told me last year – I was touched that he thought to mention it. May dear Pat rest in peace.
With love and prayers to you all.
Christina, Steve, Stephanie
Joe and Rowena D’Cruz
Ann,Marilyn,Patrick,Cheryl,Daryl and Greg.
Rowena and I share your loss as we mourn the loss of a spouse,father and sibling. Pat will forever be missed but we must celebrate his life. May his soul Rest In Peace.
Deepest sympathies to Ann and family, and the D’Cruz siblings. So sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. Have great memories of the trips with Pat & Ann. They were so caring and always checked to make sure everyone was okay. Those were happy times and Pat entertained everyone with jokes and sing-songs.
May happy memories bring comfort and consolation to bear your loss.
Thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
Our deepest sympathies to Auntie Ann, Marilyn, Cheryl, Patrick, Daryl and Greg. May the love you hold in your hearts for Uncle Pat help to heal your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
I will always remember Uncle Pat as our fearless leader and great adventurer. He lead our picnic caravans to parks and beaches where we enjoyed wonderful family moments together. He will remain in my heart forever.
Dear D’Cruz family
Our sincere condolences for the loss of your dad, grandfather, and husband. I have fond memories of him sharing his ‘secret’ cake recipe with me, and attending a past birthday party for him with your family.
He was a kind, gentle man. He will be missed.
Dear Mrs D’Cruz, Marilyn, Patrick, Cheryl, Greg, Daryl,
“Mr D’Cruz”, what a wonderful name to have in my memories of growing up in Pincourt, Que.
Mr D’Cruz fostered such a sense of community for so many of us during our formative years…the Church folk choir, pancake breakfasts, steak bbq’s, the choir Christmas potluck gatherings.
Sending love and sharing in your sadness…
To the entire D’Cruz family, our sincerest condolences for your loss.
We had the pleasure to meet Patrick, on several occasions, at family events. He was a musically talented singer, and a true gentleman.
May your memories of him, and prayers, sustain you at this grievous time.
Dear Ann and D’Cruz family, please accept my deepest condolences at the passing of Pat. He will be remembered as a true and fine gentleman. May he rest with Our Lord in peace. Love and God Bless, Linda LaPorte.
Ann, Marilyn, Cheryl, Patrick, Darrel and Greg and families
We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to all of you. At this time of your loss you are in our prayers.
Pat was a kind, affectionate and loving cousin and we will sincerely miss him. May his soul rest in peace.
John and Veronica Gonsalves
My dear Uncle Pat, what an amazing man! So many happy memories come rushing back. Our summers in Canada and Christmas in Florida! The best cook ever, spending time with Aunt Anto,Marilyn, Cheryl,Patrick, Daryl and Greg. So fortunate to be part of such a loving family! Uncle pat will be so missed, but we will always have our memories! Love y’all!
Dearest Ann and family:
We were very saddened to hear of the passing of our dear friend, Pat and extend our deepest sympathies and condolences. May God grant each of you the strength to bear this great loss. We will forever cherish the fond memories of the several trips we enjoyed with you and Pat. Our prayers are with you all at this time of mourning and grief. May God rest his soul in peace.
To the entire D’Cruz family our deepest sympathies for your great loss of Patrick, but he is now at peace in the arms of his loving God.
Our love, thoughts and prayers are with each of you with God’s blessings
Our sincere sympathies to the D ‘Cruz Family. May the refreshing joy of good memories comfort you all.
So pleased he and Ann were able to attend the monthly Bingo
sessions at Sts. Peter and Paul Church.
May his soul rest in peace.
Marina and Robert Ribeiro extend our sincere condolences to Annandale the D’cruz family on the death of Patrick.We will miss his jokes at theWest End Seniors..he was very observant welcoming guests me back to the club after my heart surgery for which I am grateful. May his soul Rest In Peace.
Please accept our heartfelt condolences at the passing away of Patrick. May he rest in peace.
You will be dearly missed Patrick at the Western Seniors club.
Dear Aunty Ann, Marilyn, Cheryl, Patrick, Daryl,Greg and D’Cruz family. Throughout his life he spread so much joy to his family, friends and community. These days will be some of the hardest times you will face but know that you have this wonderful community of family and friends that your dad lovingly crafted all his life to help support you all your lives. Love Vicki and Chris and family.
Dear Aunty Ann, Marilyn, Cheryl, Patrick, Daryl,Greg and D’Cruz family. Our condolences to you all on the loss of Uncle Pat. Fond memories of him while growing up in Montreal, Cornwall and then Toronto. He was always supportive, personable and had a great sense of humour. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
To Ann & Patrick,
My deepest sympathies go out to the two of you.
I will always remember Pat for his beautiful smile! There was never a time in all the years I’ve known him that he didn’t smile. He was such a beautiful soul.
My thoughts and prayers are with you during these trying times.
Sincere Sympathy to Anne & family on the demise of Patrick – May his soul rest in eternal peace.
We are going to miss you uncle pat. Love you very much.
Our sympathy to Anne and her family, Rev. Fr. Michael D’Cruz, Joe and the entire D’Cruz family on the loss of Pat, we got to know him when we joined the Canorient Seniors Club. Pat always had a smile and a kind word to say to everyone. You will be missed by one and all. RIP
Dearest Auntie Ann and all my cousins,
I pray that you will all find comfort in the many of us who love you so dearly. Distance and COVID may separate us but I am just a call text or email away. xo
You were a fellow Rasci and you will live forever in my heart. You always had an open door and open heart for me, David, Robert, and Matthew. The many hours we spent together in Toronto at the apartment will be cherished.
Uncle Pat, I know you will continue to look over all of us as an angel. xoxo
Dearest Ann and family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and always.
All our love and blessings
Keith and family
What a beautiful service — all in honour of Pat, and of course, Ann and family. May Ann, Marilyn and all the family gain love and support for a man who lived such a generous and good life. We will miss all you, Pat.
The last sentence was to read, “We will ALL miss you, Pat” – Katie
Just was part of the live stream. It was a beautiful service only wish I could have been there.
Auntie Ann, Marilyn, Cheryl, Patrick , Daryl, Greg ,
I will always remember your Dad in so many ways…a leader, his warm smile, his delicious patties, and most of all how caring he was. We will miss him. Love Dilys & family.
Heartfelt condolences to the D’Cruz Family
Wishing you Peace & Comfort
in the midst of your sorrow.
May the beautiful memories last forever
Dear Ann, Marilyn, Cheryl, Patrick, Daryl, Greg and all your families,
We offer you our heartfelt condolences on Pat’s loss. We will remember him fondly for his broad smile and colourful shirts to mirror his happy loving nature. Family gatherings were fun when he and Joe played their guitars for a group sing-along. His famous eggplant pickle, meat patties and chick pea and roasted red pepper spread were always a hit!
Rest in peace “Duckydad” – you will be missed. Love and hugs.
Queenie and Sharon
Dearest Ann, Marilyn, Patrick, Daryl, Gene and D’Cruz family,
Albert and myself wish to send our deepest sympathies to you Ann and family. Thank you Pat for the happy times on the numerous trips that you and Ann organised for many years. Your great sense of humour, will be missed along with your unforgettable music.
Pat we shall never forget you and I hope that I am dancing for you in heaven too, as I did for you daily on earth. May each memory gently touch your heart and bring you all peace.
God bless and may your soul rest in peace.
Love Albert and Jennifer
Dearest Ann, Marilyn, Patrick and all the D’Cruz family. We offer all of you our sincere condolences on the passing of Dear Pat. It was a beautiful service this afternoon. Marilyn, at the beginning, when you said “Goood Morning”, it brought back poignant memories and a tear to my eye. We went on numerous day-and-overnight trips with Ann and Pat, all well planned, well-detailed and each one very enjoyable. He always began with the good morning in a loud voice, followed by his song and prayer (always including our bus driver!!). We loved his wonderful sense of humour, his terrific voice, and his loving care that he and Ann gave to all on the bus and made everyone happy, not forgetting the jokes, sing-songs and Bingo. R.I.P Pat. May God give all of you the courage during this difficult time.
Dear Ann and Family
So sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. We fondly remember him as he helped establish our Council at St. Benedict and his joyful enthusiasm and participation at our events. We know that he has gone to receive his eternal reward. Let the perpetual light shine on Pat and all the souls of the faithfully departed
We always enjoyed his wonderful energy. We are so sorry to hear of his passing.
Deepest Sympathies to all the family.
Our deepest sympathies to the D’cruz family.
Our deepest and heartfelt sympathies on the passing of Pat. For us he will forever be remembered as a man with tremendous spirit and big heart. A man of faith who had a long and fruitful life – well lived.
A well know fact is that Pat along with Ann have been tremendous event organizers, providing seniors within their community many joyous occasions abroad. I have vivid recollections of Pat spontaneously breaking out in song and cheer to stem the boredom of long bus rides from Niagara Falls.
A testament to their willingness to spread love and joy whenever the occasion arises.
Pat had a tremendous sense of humor and quick wit which was forever on display at the numerous functions which he attended either in the Churching community or otherwise.
Perhaps lesser known was his talent for strumming the old six string which he did on odd occasions and in particular on Mom’s 70th birthday.
RIP Pat your legacy will live on forever…..