Patrick Grattan Doyle

January 15, 1933January 3, 2021

Doyle, Patrick “Pat” Grattan, 87 years, of Halifax, passed away January 3, 2021 at his residence. Born in Halifax he was the son of the Late Henry and Mary (Blackburn) Smith and husband of the late Marguerite (Smith).

At the age of 18 Pat enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces and sailed on the HMCS Haida as a Gun Navigator. After the Korean War ended in 1953, Pat left military life for new beginnings as a Millwright, in which he worked up until his retirement.

Pat was a loving husband and devoted father. He will be remembered by many and forgotten by few as he lit up a room whenever he entered and that light still burns.

Along with his wife, Marguerite, Pat was predeceased by his sons, Henry and Albert; daughter, Catherine; sister, Jean and brother, George.

Pat is survived by daughter; Theresa; sons, Douglas (Joanne), Sean and Patrick (Susan) as well as many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 8 at11am from Cruikshank’s Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor Street, Halifax. A private interment at St. John’s Columbarium will take place at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to: The Canadian Diabetic Association.

“We love you Dad”


21 January

Committal Service

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

St. John's Columbarium

Bedford Highway
Halifax, NS B4C8G6


  • Funeral Service

    Friday, January 8, 2021


Patrick Grattan Doyle

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Patrick Doyle

January 15, 2021

Dad you worked your butt off and lived life to the fullest when you could and deserved it. I already phoned you twice and still hear your voice. Will always Love you, Your my hero!❤️

Ryan Wolfe

January 8, 2021

Full of wisdom and a teller of truth. He always told you truth whether you wanted to hear it or it not! I remember their door was always open for visits, and you never left their house with an empty stomach. He was a great man. Sad to hear about his passing. My condolences to the family.

Ann Slaunwhite

January 6, 2021

Doug and family members. Sincere condolences on the loss of your dad. Only met him a few times and he was a gentleman for sure.

Diane Clattenburg

January 5, 2021

Rest in peace Uncle Patrick! Until we meet again, love you!

Mary Lahey

January 5, 2021

To my Dear Brother - loved U then love U now and ALWAYS. MARY