It is with great sadness that we, the family announce the sudden passing of Pat Romard at home on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015.
Born in Sydney, Pat was the son of the late Murdock and Florence (MacKenzie) Romard.
Pat attended school at Sydney Academy and upon graduation he began working at Woolworths where he met the love of his life, Lorraine at the ‘Five and Dime’ in 1969. He was a devoted employee as secretary treasurer for Dominion Steelworkers Mutual Benefit Society for 47 years and also for the last two years with Citizenship and Immigration.
Pat was an avid golfer and member of Lingan Golf Club. He was a true Toronto Maple Leaf fan and a great bowler in previous years. Pat enjoyed life to the fullest especially, their time in Margaree and karaoke parties they hosted, where he used to sing his favourite song ‘One Night with You’. Pat will be missed by all that knew him.
Pat is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Lorraine (Gillis) Romard and his only son, Robbie (Tammie) MacNeil; grandsons, Brandyn and Alex; sisters, Mary (Whitfield) Best and Ann Dawe; brothers, Paul (Suellen) and Gerard (Rose); sister-in-law, Jeannie MacNeil; stepbrother, Thomas (Judy); uncle, George Romard; in-laws, Richard (Cathy) Barrington, Peter (Patsy) Gillis, Duncan (Carmie) Gillis, Stanley (Joanne) Gillis and Gerri Gillis; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Pat was predeceased by his brother, Joe Romard, stepmother, Vivian Dooley, grandparents, Amadee and Elizabeth Romard, brother-in-law, Bernie Gillis, nephew, Petey and niece, Louise.
Visitation and memorial service to celebrate the life of Pat Romard will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 10-11 a.m. with service to follow at 11 a.m. in the All Faith Chapel with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Light refreshments will be served in the reception area following the service. Private family burial will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Pat may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of one’s choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
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Sincere sympathy goes out to all Pat's family.I had the privilege of working with him at Woolworth's;he was a fun guy!May he rest in peace.
From: Murray MacCormick
Lorraine: Please accept our sincere condolences on the sudden of Pat. He was such a gentleman and kind person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May Pat Rest In Peace and may the presence and prayers of family and friends comfort you in your loss.
From: Faith and Tim Penny
Very sorry to hear of Pat's passing, he was truly a great guy, always willing to help out, he will be missed greatly by many.
From: Walter Rutherford
Sincere sympathy to Pat's family and friends. You're in our thoughts and prayers. Pat was a great friend and much-loved and respected in the community. Greg said Patty was "the most organized person he ever met". He was wonderful with the 1067 families (including ours) and was a great team player. He will be sadly missed and has left an incredible void in the community. RIP Pat.
From: Greg & Gwen Morrison
Lorraine I was in shock to learn of Pats passing. He was great person who always had a smile, that will stay with me always. Our deepest heartfelt sympathy.
From: Jim and Catherine O'Rourke
Dear Lorraine and Family, I knew Pat all through school. And of course, for much longer than that through my Mother, Joan Hunt. As you know, she loved him very much. He was such a good friend to her. I am so sorry for your loss . Pat will be lovingly remembered by so very many people. Sincerely, Phylllis Hunt
Lorraine and Family, We are all saddened to the news. He was a special person in our Mom's life,and as a result he was dear to us as well.
Thinking of you all, Joan Hunt's daughters, Phyllis, Cathy, Shirley, Tish and Sue
Our sincere Sympathy Lorraine and family. We were so sorry to hear the news of Pat's passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
From: Louise & Sam Fitzgerald
So sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Pat.Our sincere condolences and our thoughts are with all of the family.Too young and too soon.
From: Blair and Rose (Tomko) Oake
I was very saddened to hear of Pat's death and extend my condolences to the family. I met Pat at Lingan golf course many years ago and always enjoyed meeting him and commiserating together about the state of our golf game. He was a good guy, a gentleman, and always had a kind word. He'll be missed.
From: Charlie MacLellan
My sincere condolences go out to Lorraine,Robbie,and the Romard and Gillis families.I remember Pat as such a kind and happy man.He will certainly be missed by anyone who knew him.
From: Paul Leblanc
Lorraine due to my health issues I am unable to attend Pat's service but my heart is with you my friend. Two peas in a pod is how I choose to remember you and Pat. I have many happy memories of our bowling days. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Robbie.
From: Brenda Fraser
We are very sorry to see that Pat has passed away. We send our sincere sympathy to the Romard family.We were unable to attend the service.May God bless Pat and welcome him home to eternal rest.
From: Debbi & Jay Duguid
Loraine and Family; Sorry to hear about Pat.
From: Ted & Sharon Huffman
We are saddened to hear of your loss. Pat was a great co-worker and will be missed.
From: Ian and Brenda Nicholson