Pat joined the Newfoundland railway in 1949 (age 17) as a Telegraph Operator and Express Clerk, then moved to Retail Sales and Retail Management, followed by a career in Life Insurance sales. He joined the Knights of Columbus in 1952 and served as the Financial Secretary with the Archbishop Howley Council. He then served as the State Deputy for Newfoundland for two years. He was instrumental with others in forming the bishop O’Reilly General Assembly of the 4th Degree and was a charter member of the Assembly, serving as Faithful Admiral. As State Deputy, Pat was active in having Labrador City Council affiliated with the Newfoundland State Council. He was an active member of the Father Funcken Council in Kitchener and the Father Funcken 4th Degree Assembly.
Cremation has taken place. A private celebration of life will be held on September 2, 2020. Messages and condolences may be left for the family at www.tricitycremations.com or 519.772.1237. Please visit Pat's obituary notice on Facebook.