Bolger Patrick ‘Pat’ - age 48, of Midland, Ontario, passed away peacefully with his brother Chad Bolger, sister in law Tracy and Alison King at his side on Wednesday May 26, 2021 at Hospice Huronia (Tomkins House) in Penetanguishene.
Pat was born in Brampton, Ontario to Father Stephen Bolger of Eganville, Ontario and Mother Margo Bolger nee Shand (deceased) of Bear Point, Nova Scotia. Pat was a loving father foremost and will be sadly missed by his 3 children Karli Robertson-Bolger, Theo Robertson-Bolger (Mother: Stacy Robertson), and Emerson King-Bolger (Mother: Alison King) all of Midland. He was Godfather to Chad’s 4 children and a beloved uncle to nieces Colby and Lauren, nephews Calum, Kane , Houston, Hayden and Hudson. He will be missed by many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins in Ontario and Nova Scotia. As well as in-laws Fay and Hugh Robertson (deceased) and Ryan Robertson all of Midland.
At a young age Pat moved to Arnprior where he grew up and began skating at age 3. He developed a love of hockey very young, making many lasting and good friendships through the sport during his lifetime. As an athlete Pat not only excelled at hockey but at golf which was his other true passion. In his early 20’s Pat moved to Midland, ON to work, and shortly after start a family. He was a 23 year dedicated employee at Schott-Gemtron and played hockey for the Boston Pizza Hockey League where he built many lifelong close friendships at work and play. During the summer months Pat could be found playing baseball or shooting a round of golf with friends. Pat also was a co-owner/operator of Clear Round Equestrian Center for many years in Penetanguishene with Stacy where he watched Karli ride horses and passed his passion for sports onto Theo. Chad and Pat shared a very special bond as brothers and became best friends especially in the past year. The loss of a fun loving, generous and sarcastic young man like Pat is hard to understand but we were all blessed to have had him for the time we did. Go Canucks!
Memorial donations in Pat’s name are encouraged to be made to Hospice Huronia (Tomkins House) where Dr Cameron, the director, nursing staff and volunteers provided so much love, care and support to Pat, family and friends during his time there. The family cannot express 2enough the gratitude to these wonderful people at Hospice Huronia who are truly angels on earth. A special thank you to the ALS Society of Canada who provided so much needed support to Pat during his extremely brave battle with ALS.
A Celebration of Life will be held in Midland/Penetanguishene for family and friends and announced with date/time/place to be determined at a later date. Pat will be laid to rest in a private ceremony alongside his late mother Margo in Brampton, Ontario at the Brampton Cemetery. The date/time for burial is still to be determined due to COVID restrictions.