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Frederick Patrick (Pat) Clifford

Posted By Egan Funeral Home On April 24, 2020 @ 3:54 pm In Bolton Area,Obituaries | 36 Comments

Pat passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 23, 2020, at age 88, after a period of declining health. Beloved husband of the late Irene (Rene) Clifford. Loving father of Janet (Laurie), Tracy (Mick) and Rory (Darlene). Grandfather of Myles, Joel, Zachary, Zoe, Ella, Imogen, Maeve, Cassidy, Bryce and Peyton. He is predeceased by his parents, William and Rosetta, and nine older siblings.

Pat retired from owning and operating a successful commercial flooring business for over forty years. Pat also liked to give back to the community as a long time member of the Palgrave Rotary club.

Pat delighted in spending time with his family and with close friends, especially the weekly breakfast meet ups. He will be sadly missed by so many relatives and friends.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the staff at the Vera Davis Centre, his home for the past year and half, and the caregivers and doctors who have been excellent at tending to his needs.

Due to current restrictions, a private family interment will be held at Morningside Cemetery. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.EganFuneralHome.com

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Condolence from Silvana Ferrari on April 24th, 2020 4:29 pm

My deepest condolences my thoughts and prayers are with you

Condolence from Adrianne and Dean Marsh on April 24th, 2020 5:57 pm

We are truly sorry for your loss. Your Dad will be missed and he will never be forgotten, may his soul rest in peace.
Doug and Betty Marsh
Dean and Adrianne Marsh

Condolence from Ross and Kathy Farrelly on April 24th, 2020 6:10 pm

Ross and I enjoyed Pat and his late wife Rene. They were both involved and active in the Palgrave Rotary Club for many years. Pat was always positive and friendly and enjoyed conversing with others. He took great pride in being the driving force behind the club sponsoring over a dozen seeing eye dogs He will be greatly missed.

Condolence from John & Shirl Moore on April 24th, 2020 7:12 pm

It is with great sadness to hear of Pat’s passing.

Pat was my employer for 40+ years. Not only was he an employer, he was my friend.

Friend seems like such an inadequate word.

I don’t know of a kinder, loving husband, father or grandfather.

He was one of the most honest, loyal people you could meet, and made a difference in many lives.

Pat lived a big life and had an even bigger heart. I will remember our many phone calls, talks and visits. I will miss you my friend.

My sincerest prayers and condolences to his family and friends.

God take you home safely. Rest now

John & Shirl Moore

Condolence from George & Toula Papadeas & Family on April 24th, 2020 9:08 pm

Our entire family sends it deepest heartfelt condolences on the passing of Mr. Clifford.
He regularly frequented Babalou’s for lunch while we owned the establishment.
His warm smile beamed brightly whenever he would walk in. He was a very kind and generous person to all the staff at our restaurant. I’m sure many will miss him.
May he rest in peace and his memory be eternal.

George & Toula Papadeas & Family

Condolence from Brenda Puckering on April 25th, 2020 5:56 am

I had the pleasure of working with Pat many times over the past 30 years and he was a true professional, always immaculately dressed, and a lovely man to work with. He will be missed.

Condolence from Vicki Deliberato on April 25th, 2020 9:05 am

My deepest sympathy for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family

Condolence from Donna Cragg on April 25th, 2020 9:15 am

Tracy, Ella and family..deepest condolences on your loss at this most challenging time. Pat lived large by the obituary and I recall some of the stories and comments you shared about your dad. He lives on in so many ways, sounds like he left a mark on many. Virtual hugs

Condolence from Fionna and Graham Ferguson on April 25th, 2020 9:32 am

Pat and Rene were such special people. Pat’s selfless contribution to the local community was exemplary for so many years and his championship of the Rotary Seeing Eye program so very valuable.
We personally, were lucky to have been included in his circle of friends. He will be greatly missed.
Our family join with Graham and I in sending condolences to all his family who he was so proud of and devoted to.
Rest in eternal peace with Rene Pat.

Condolence from Geraldine Aguiar on April 25th, 2020 9:47 am

Sending my deepest sympathies to you all. May you find comfort in your memories and may his soul Rest In Peace.

Condolence from Bob Skaltsiotis on April 25th, 2020 10:08 am

Our deepest condolences go out to the family he was and is a great man and his memory will live on forever Through us Rest In Peace my friend
Bob and Foula

Condolence from Darlene Norris on April 25th, 2020 10:40 am

It is with great sadness with great sadness to hear of Pat’s passing our condolences to the family. He was a man of compassion and love, he will be missed dearly, The Norris Family

Condolence from Beata Tidmarsh on April 25th, 2020 11:14 am

Thinking of you and family, so sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Janice Wittich on April 25th, 2020 4:21 pm

Dear Tracy and family. I was so sad to hear of the passing of your father. My sincere condolences. I will always remember him as such a gentleman and his sense of humour. Your memories of him with always be with you. Janice Wittich

Condolence from Cathy Perennec McLean on April 25th, 2020 4:53 pm

Tracey I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family during this very difficult time. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Sharon flood on April 25th, 2020 5:36 pm

Tracey…..I loved being in your Dad’s presence…..Your Mom and Dad made me laugh so much…
He was so witty…Yes I wasn’t the only Rotarian who had a belly laugh….
He can now join his wife…..rip Pat…

Condolence from Nora Jones on April 25th, 2020 7:11 pm

Sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you.
Rory, this brings back memories of the good times at the arena,.

Terry & Nora Jones & Family

Condolence from Ruth and Ed Broeders on April 25th, 2020 8:03 pm

Our deepest sympathy goes to you and the family on losing a father and grandfather. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Virtual Hugs to all.
Ruth and Ed Broeders

Condolence from Mary Falcone on April 26th, 2020 12:49 pm

My deepest condolences for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. May you find peace in embracing a lifetime of memories. Virtual hugs,
Mary Falcone

Condolence from Caroline and Frank Talanca on April 26th, 2020 2:38 pm

Dear Janet, Tracy and Rory.
We are sorry to hear of Pats passing, we have known Pat and Rene since we moved to Caledon in 1976 and had great times at the arena with the boys playing hockey. The tournaments were a riot , Pat always had us in stitches we miss those good old days.

Caroline, Frank, Paul and Susanna Talanca

Condolence from Michelle Veinot on April 27th, 2020 3:46 pm

Tracy and family,
Sending you my deepest sympathies and hoping happy memories are plentiful and bringing you comfort.
Virtual hug to you.

Condolence from Carmen Joseph on April 28th, 2020 9:02 am

In your time of sadness, my thoughts and heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family.

Take Care

Condolence from Vishaka Wanigasinghe on April 28th, 2020 9:32 am

Dear Tracy,
My deepest condolence for your loss. Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.
Sending you virtual hugs…


Condolence from Georgina on April 28th, 2020 9:36 am

Tracy, Ella, Imogen,
Deepest condolences to you and your family – we are all thinking of you at this difficult time!

Condolence from Marti Cross on April 29th, 2020 10:45 am

Please know that I am thinking of you all, during these sad and difficult days. It was such a privilege to know both your Mom and Dad over the past few years. Please accept my most sincere condolences.

Condolence from Murray Graham on April 30th, 2020 2:32 pm

Rory, my deepest condolences to you and your family. I truly enjoyed working with Pat over the years. My thoughts are with you in this sad time.

Condolence from antoniette on April 30th, 2020 3:38 pm

My deepest condolences to the family. I worked with him many times at bingo.
Rest in Paradise.

Condolence from Doug & Sandy Nicholson on May 1st, 2020 9:52 am

Pat was a wonderful Rotarian and I had the pleasure of working on several different projects with him over many years. He was a great example of “Service Above Self”, the motto of Rotary.
Our deepest sympathy to all the Clifford family, he was a wonderful man

Condolence from Nick Giannone -(Retired) Rochon Building Corp. on May 1st, 2020 10:16 am

My deepest condolences. Pat was truly one of a kind.

Condolence from Steve Masters on May 1st, 2020 10:34 am

Though we lost touch many years ago I often thought about Rene & Pat. I always enjoyed their company. Sorry for your loss. Such a talented man.

Condolence from Doug Jones on May 1st, 2020 5:12 pm

My deepest condolences to you and the family.

Condolence from Mary Matson on May 2nd, 2020 10:24 am

So sorry to hear of your dad and grandfather’s passing. Our sincere sympathy is expressed to the entire family.

Brian, Mary, Nicole and Kayla

Condolence from Carol Seglins on May 2nd, 2020 12:50 pm

Pat was a wonderful friend and always admired for his dedication to Rene and all of the family. Ralph and I treasured our friendship with him and admired his commitment to Rotary and the community at all times. He will be missed and always remembered.
My sincere condolences to all of the family
Carol Seglins

Condolence from Mark and Lori Chiarot on May 7th, 2020 10:32 am

Our deepest condolences to the entire family. We have great memories of talking with Pat at the Leaf games. Such a wonderful man.
Our thoughts are with you all.

Condolence from Kaz on May 14th, 2020 10:17 am

My condolences to all who loved him.

Pat was one of my first customers and I was helping him and Rene to keep their electronics running for almost three decades. I still remember most of the ‘patients’ by make and models and what they suffered from.

It was more then business relationship for me, we shared our life stories, talked about our families our views, about our interests, passions, sharing anecdotes and jokes.

I miss him

Condolence from paul bonnici on May 24th, 2020 3:17 pm

Our sincere sympathies go out to your family. Pat will be missed by those who knew him.
We have many fond memories of him and Rene and were proud to be included in their circle of friends.
Thoughts and prayers go out to you all. Paul and Bridget Bonnici.

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