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Patrick Grattan Doyle


Able Seaman, RCN


Born: 15 Jan 1933          Died: 03 Jan 2021


DOYLE, Patrick Grattan (Pat) - 87 years, of Halifax, passed away January 3, 2021 at his residence. Born in Halifax he was the son of the Late Henry and Mary (Blackburn) Smith and husband of the late Marguerite (Smith).


At the age of 18 Pat enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces and sailed on the HMCS HAIDA as a Gun Navigator. After the Korean War ended in 1953, Pat left military life for new beginnings as a Millwright, in which he worked up until his retirement.


Pat was a loving husband and devoted father. He will be remembered by many and forgotten by few as he lit up a room whenever he entered and that light still burns.


Along with his wife, Marguerite, Pat was predeceased by his sons, Henry and Albert; daughter, Catherine; sister, Jean and brother, George.


Pat is survived by daughter; Theresa; sons, Douglas (Joanne), Sean and Patrick (Susan) as well as many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.


Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 8 at11am from Cruikshank’s Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor Street, Halifax. A private interment at St. John’s Columbarium will take place at a later date.


Memorial donations may be made to: The Canadian Diabetic Association.


Ships served in:


HMCS MICMAC  - Served in MICMAC in 1955 as an AB, RCN


Patrick Doyle

Awards and Decoration:  Canadian Korea Medal,  CVSM Korea,  UN Service Medal Korea


Note: the medals on the left of the photo are those of Patrick's father, C1DV4 Henry Doyle, RCN



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