Patrick Gilbride

Patrick Gilbride

Wednesday, January 20th, 1926 Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

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Obituary for Patrick Joseph Gilbride (Gilbride)

Patrick Joseph Gilbride
At 94 years of age, Patrick (Paddy) Gilbride passed away peacefully at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) on September 16, 2020 surrounded by family.

Patrick was born on January 20, 1926 in Dalkeith Scotland. He emigrated from Scotland to Port Arthur in 1927 with his parents and two older sisters.

Patrick was predeceased by his loving wife Sheila (Mulligan), his parents Patrick and Elizabeth (Neill) Gilbride, his two sisters – Eileen Caswell and Rosemary Liesmer and his granddaughter Sarah Gilbride.

Patrick served in the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve (RCNVR) during World War II. After discharge he attended school and graduated with an Engineering Technology Certificate.

He began his career in 1950 at Northern Wood Preservers and retired in 1982 as Abitibi Price Inc.’s General Manager Sawmills for Ontario. Patrick was also the President and Owner of Dingwells Machinery and Supply until he retired in 1995.

Patrick was active in the community serving on many Boards - Northern Ontario Heritage Board, St Joseph’s Heritage Board, Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce (President), Thunder Bay Habour Commission (Chairman), Lakehead University Board of Governors, Canadian Ports and Harbour Commission (Chairman), Fowler Township Roads Board (Chairman), Corpus Christi Parish Council (Finance Chair) and many other organizations.

He was a devout member of Corpus Christi Church since 1950 and was quietly supportive of many community causes and charities.

He had a love for sailing, skiing and golfing. He enjoyed spending his summers at his camp on Hawkeye Lake. He loved his children and grandchildren and was very interested in their lives and careers.

Patrick is survived by his four children- Maureen Twigg (John) Thunder Bay, David (Dorothy) Invemere, Bc, Patrick, Thunder Bay and Kathleen Fyfe (Joseph) Sudbury Ontario and his seven grandchildren Michael Twigg (Kristin Fossum) Jennifer Twigg (Denny Winkler), Neill Gilbride (Sophie Piché), Shannon Percival (Aaron), Ian Fyfe (Kayla Guse), Joseph Fyfe (Alex Sirois), Sheila Fyfe (Joey Lindon) and four great grandchildren Ruby Twigg, Stella and Maibel Winkler, Leo Gilbride and many nieces and nephews.

A private funeral and family gathering will be held by invitation only.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice, St. Joseph’s Care Group, Dew Drop Inn or the Shelter House would be appreciated.

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The Ciardullo Family, Angela Polowin, and other have planted trees to honor the life of Patrick Joseph Gilbride (Gilbride).
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In memory of Patrick. This gift is from Kevin, Kathy, Victoria, Marc, Andrew, Kristina, Eric, and Claire. We offer our thoughts and prayers.

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The Singbush Family

We were saddened to hear that Paddy passed away. Our thoughts are with you and your family.
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Tom McKinnon

So sorry to hear about Paddy. We enjoyed many years of bridge together. He will be greatly missed. I am very sorry to have missed the funeral, as I was ill that morning. Sending your family our sincere condolences.
Tom and Mary McKinnon
Comment | Posted at 02:05pm via Condolence

Brian Thompson

Maureen and John
our sympathy to you and your family on your father's passing
Comment | Posted at 09:53am via Condolence

Sue Rabishaw

We are so sorry to hear about Patty’s passing and our deepest condolences go out to the entire Gilbride family. We feel very fortunate to have spent so much time with Paddy and Sheila growing up and have wonderful memories being at Hawkeye and on the sailboat. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Sue (Servais), Mike and Matt Rabishaw
Comment | Posted at 09:52pm via Condolence

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