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Green Acres Funeral Home and Cemetery

1 Green Acres Lane, Navin, MB

OBITUARY

Patrick "Paddy" Martin

July 18, 1948November 2, 2019

On November 2, 2019, surrounded by his family and while listening to some of his “all-time-favourite tunes,” we said goodbye to Paddy. Pat is survived by his loving wife of 31 years Nancy, daughters Ryleigh Martin, and Danielle Gould, son in law Miles Gould, granddaughters Lyla and Paige, and his brother Rick (Debbie). Pat was predeceased by his father Gordon, mother Mary, and brother John (Gail). Pat grew up in St. Vital, attended Glenlawn Collegiate, then went on to earn a degree in Civil Engineering at the U of M in 1970. Pat spent over 40 years working for the Provincial Government, specifically with the office of conservation. The pride of his career was his extensive work on the walking and biking trails throughout the Whiteshell Provincial Park. Pat’s happy place was his home on the Red River, as well as the family cabin on West Hawk Lake. Pat was a lover of the outdoors and most of his days were spent gardening, fishing, golfing, and “rendering” on the dock/deck while sipping a glass of wine, surrounded by his favourite people. Paddy faced life and death with courage and kindness. We are so lucky to have known Pat. He will always be missed and reminisced as “forever a young guy”. A “Party for Paddy” will be held on November 28th at 5:00pm at the St. Boniface Golf Club. The family would like to thank Dr. Joel Geingrich and Cheryl Greaves of CancerCare Manitoba for their never ending hope and support, as well as the amazing staff at St. Boniface Palliative unit. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in memory of Paddy to CancerCare Manitoba.

Services

28 November

Party for Paddy

5:00 pm

St. Boniface Golf Club

100 Youville St, Winnipeg, MB R2H 2S1

Memories

Patrick "Paddy" Martin

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Doug Ursel

November 11, 2019

Nancy, I’m so sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. As a new engineer Pat mentored me and showed me how to do real world engineering and how to get around government bureaucracy such as using a $50 limit purchase order to pay for a $50,000 rebuild. He also taught me to live well and that every Friday afternoon in the summer involved an inspection of the drainage on the Falcon Lake Golf Course. The visitor experience at the Whiteshell and Grand Beach Provincial Parks we’re greatly enhanced due to Pat’s persistence and ingenuity. Wendy and I are traveling in SE Asia and will not be back for the Party for Paddy.
Doug & Wendy

Joyce Joyal

November 9, 2019

Nancy, so sorry about Paddy. Heartfelt sympathies to you and the girls. Though Paddy had a long struggle he was fortunate to have you by his side. Take care, my friend.

Roma Hanson

November 9, 2019

Paddy was a gentle soul and a fine friend. I am so sorry for your loss.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY