Patrick 'Pat' Fitzgerald
27 July , 1919 – 30 May , 2019
Ralph Patrick (Pat) Fitzgerald 1919 – 2019 Just two months away from his 100th birthday, Pat Fitzgerald, of Sydney, passed away May 30, 2019 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, surrounded by family. Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Frank and Stella (Doherty) Fitzgerald, who lived at 139 George Street in Sydney. Pat was a veteran of World War ll, having fought in Europe. After the war he began working for Employment Insurance (Manpower), retiring in 1979. He was a long time resident of Cabot Street, helping to establish the cabot street Co-op housing group. Pat also served as president of the Co-Op grocery store in Ashby in its early days and was a proud founding member of the Sydney Credit Union, holding member number 11. For the last seven years he lived with his son Owen and daughter-in-law, Joyce. Pat will be sadly missed by his daughter, Dorothy (Andy Willan), Hamilton, sons; Art (Debbie), St. Louis, and Owen (Joyce), Sydney. He is also survied by 11 grandchildren, Ryan and Kevin Fitzgerald, St. Louis, Meagan Willan, Berkeley, California, Nick (Jessie) Willan, Ottawa, Bradley and Gregory Fitzgerald, Toronto, Sheri Fitzgerald, Sydney, Scott Fitzgerald, Toronto, Lori (Fitzgerald) Lahey, Sydney, Leanne (Fitzgerald) Stone, Sydney and John Patrick Fitzgerald, Sydney. Pat is also survived by 12 great-grandchildren, Brittney, Kyler, Liam, Graham, Sophie, Madison, Olivia, Haley, Emma, Sarah, Molly and Benjamin. Pat was predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Kaye (nee Doyle) in 2012. He was also predeceased by sons Frank (Cathy), Jackie (Trilby), and sisters Lillian Doucet, Sadie Heffernan, Stella Jennings, Dorothy Hearn and brother Wilfred. Pat was the last surviving member of his immediate family. His children and grandchildren will sadly miss the many stories Dad/Papa told, especially the stories about his time in the Second World War, the Great Depression and his early days growing up in Sydney. There are many fond memories of growing up on Cabot Street, of the corn boils and the backyard rinks. Pat often attributed his long life and good health to keeping active; he particularly enjoyed skating, long walks and gardening. Visitation will take place on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 2-4, and 7-9 pm at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, 755 George St., Sydney. A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Marguerite Bourgeoys church (formerly St. Joseph’s) on Cabot St. on Thursday June 6, 2019 at 11 am. Reception at T.W.Curry Parkview Chapel, following the mass. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
In lieu of flowers we request that a donation be made to the Alzheimer Society, Heart and Stroke, or Hospice Palliative Care of Cape Breton.
To leave online condolences, please visit www.twcurry.com.
- Kaye (nee Doyle) Fitzgerald, Wife
- Frank Fitzgerald, Father
- Stella (Doherty) Fitzgerald, Mother
- Dorothy (Andy Willan), Daughter
- Art (Debbie) Fitzgerald, Son
- Owen (Joyce) Fitzgerald, Son
- Frank (Cathy) Fitzgerald, Son
- Jackie (Trilby) Fitzgerald, Son
- Ryan and Kevin Fitzgerald, Grandchildren
- Meagan Willan, Grandchild
- Nick (Jessie) Willan, Grandchild
- Bradley and Gregory Fitzgerald, Grandchildren
- Sheri Fitzgerald, Grandchild
- Scott Fitzgerald, Grandchild
- Lori (Fitzgerald) Lahey, Grandchild
- Leanne (Fitzgerald) Stone, Grandchild
- John Patrick Fitzgerald, Grandchild
- Brittney, Kyler, Liam, Graham, Great Grandchildren
- Sophie, Madison, Olivia, Haley, Great Grandchildren
- Emma, Sarah, Molly, Benjamin, Great Grandchildren
- Lillian Doucet, Sister
- Sadie Heffernan, Sister
- Stella Jennings, Sister
- Dorothy Hearn, Sister
- Wilfred Fitzgerald, Brother
- Pat was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
- Visitation Wednesday, 5 June , 2019
- Funeral Mass Thursday, 6 June , 2019
- Reception to follow service Thursday, 6 June , 2019
- Burial Thursday, 6 June , 2019
Patrick 'Pat' Fitzgerald
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4 June 2019
Dear Owen, Joyce and extended family,
Sincerest condolences on the loss of Mr. Fitzgerald. I was very fortunate to have known his dear wife, Kate, through our common Currie family history and "Aunt Madeline" in Tampa, FL. Owen, God bless your dad and thank you and Joyce for your love and care all those years.
Xavier McGillivary (Glace Bay now Ottawa)
Viola & Ivan Doncaster
3 June 2019
To all of our dear Fitzgerald family members and loved ones, we are holding you in our hearts, our thoughts and prayers daily. We are so sorry and saddened by your huge loss in the death of Uncle Pat. May your many treasured memories and the love, presence and prayers of family and friends bring you comfort at this trying time. We remain ever grateful for having your dad, papa, great papa as a part of our lives. His great love for all always shone through his kindness and in the stories he shared. His faith was a shining example to all and Heaven was surely ready for Uncle Pat’s arrival. God bless you all! Love hugs & prayers always, Viola & Ivan.
3 June 2019
Owen, Art, Dorothy Ann
So sorry to hear about Pat, he was such a great guy.
We have very fond memories growing up on Cabot Street. (especially back yard rinks)
Unfortunately the MacDonald's, Shauna, Anslem, Terrence, Marg, myself and spouses are travelling to London Ontario attending a Celebration of Life for our aunt Mary MacDonald (MacMullin) June 6th. Mary died in Feb, this year, she would have turned 100 this month.
You will be with us in our thoughts and prayers.
Staff of of Regional Chiropractic
3 June 2019
Owen, Joyce and Family: We are sorry to hear of your Fathers/Grandfathers passing. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.