“He referred to the dates on his tombstone from the beginning to the end. He noted that first came his date of his birth and spoke of the following date with tears. But he said what mattered most of all was the dash between those years.”
Patrick Joseph (the “Redman”) Doherty passed peacefully on March 27 at The Villages Regional Hospital near Ocala Florida. Surrounded by loving family, Patrick had a heart larger than life itself.
He was born on July 19, 1940 in Dublin Ireland and immigrated to Canada Aug. 5, 1968.
He went to school in Dublin and worked in the shipping yards as a young man.
Seeing the opportunities in Canada he quickly found his entrepreneurial skills and his networking abilities. He co-founded Alltour Marketing Support Services Ltd., the distribution partner of the Canadian travel industry.
In the last quarter of his career he joined Baxter Publishing and established a multitude of partnerships and relationships that lasted well into retirement.
Pat loved people of all ethnic backgrounds, ages, professions and interests. No one was too insignificant for him reach out with a friendly smile and say, “My pleasure to meet you!”
His love of life, golf, travel, piano bars and many industry and Irish community events made him truly “One of a kind!”
He was a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, mentor, friend, business partner and industry colleague.
Patrick is pre-deceased by his wife of 40 years, Catherine (Dolly).
He is survived by his sister, Mary O’Sullivan and brother, Harry Doherty in Dublin, Ireland. His loving daughters Elizabeth , Martina and Sarah. His sons in-law Peter ( Liz) Tony (Sarah), grandchildren Nicole, Patrick (Tasha), Celene (Daniele), Reilly, Aidan, Ryan, Caleb, Gabriel and great grandchild Connor.
Patrick’s spirit created a plethora of friends, so many they can’t be named on this page. His friend’s and family will forever hold his spirit and memory dear.
A visitation will be held April 9 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Glendale Memorial Gardens 1810 Albion Rd., Etobicoke, Ont.
Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. on April 10 at Saint Peter’s Church, 100 Bainbridge Ave. in Vaughan, Ont. Cremation has already taken place.
Arrangements in care of Glendale Memorial Gardens (416-679-1803). In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.