Patrick Mathias Pat Pertus

Obituary of Patrick Mathias Pat Pertus

It is with deep sadness and broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Patrick “Pat” Pertus, of Petit de Grat, that occurred at his home in Petit de Grat on Monday, November 1, 2021, at the age of 78 years. Born, November 9, 1942, he was the son of the late James Francis Xavier and Margaret (Doyle) Pertus. Pat was a very active member of St. Joseph’s Parish Council, Petit de Grat, and enjoyed playing music for the church and also at St. Ann Centre. Patrick was the youngest of two children. He grew up on Isle Madame in Poulamon, NS. He married his sweetheart when he was 22 years old and had 56 beautiful years with his wife and an ever-growing family. He worked as a carpenter and superintendent for Joneljim Construction in Sydney for 30 years, then Patrick and Patricia retired back home on Isle Madame to be with their many dear friends. Patrick was a devote volunteer for the community and the catholic church. He loved to entertain and play music for senior home residents as well as his friends and family. He was a lover of life, music and songwriting, sharing and gathering in music wherever he went and passing that love onto his family. Patrick was always putting family first, his family stretching far beyond as he made friends far and wide. He would travel to visit them as often as he could, and his door was always open to visitors no matter the time of day. He was a friend to all that knew him. One of his favourite travel activities was meeting new friends from different places and in the process making lifelong friends from all over. Patrick loved being outdoors as his other favourite activities were taking his family on skiing trips to Quebec, fishing and taking his family for sails on his boat during the summer months. Patrick doted on each of his children and grandchildren, he was there for every milestone and never missed a trick. He wrote songs for each of his grandchildren at their births, memories are written that will last forever. All of his children, and every person that knew him can say they were blessed to have had him in their lives. We were lucky to call him ours. Pat will be dearly missed by his loving wife of 56 years, Patricia “Pat” (Boudreau) Pertus, Petit de Grat; daughter, Frances (Glen) MacDonald, Sydney; sons, Alex Pertus (Tracy MacPhee), Northside East Bay, Jody Pertus (Patricia Gillis), Lantz; his beloved grandchildren, Breanne MacDonald-Confiant (Paul Jordan), Alicia Pyke (Tyler), James Pertus (Brooke), Morgan Pertus, Nicholas Pertus, Jessica Pertus; great-grandchildren, Nora Pyke, Ellie Pertus; he is also survived by his sister and brother in law, Roma and Jimmy Kehoe, Sydney; nieces, Paulette (Robert) Kraitzek, Claudette (Shawn) Porter; nephews, Michael (Ginette) Pertus, and Arthur Pertus. Besides his parents, Pat was predeceased by his brother, John; sister-in-law Flora Martin. He is also predeceased by his father-in-law and mother-in-law Alexander and Mary Catherine (LeBlanc) Boudreau. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation per request. Funeral Mass to Celebrate the Life of Pat, will be held Friday morning, Nov. 5th at 11 am in St. Joseph’s Church, Petit de Grat with Rev. John DeCoste officiating. Burial to follow in the Étoile de la Mer Cemetery, Petit de Grat. Reception following the committal will be held at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall. In compliance with Nova Scotia's COVID-19 public health regulations, proof of double vaccination and a picture ID must be shown to attend the funeral. Memorial donations can be made to the Isle Madame Food Bank or to the Strait Richmond Palliative Care Society. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to C.H. Boudreau Funeral Home Ltd., Arichat.
Friday
5
November

Celebration of Life

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday, November 5, 2021
St. Joseph's Church
Boudreauville Rd
Petit de Grat, Nova Scotia, Canada
(902) 954-2525
Friday
5
November

Committal

12:15 pm - 12:30 pm
Friday, November 5, 2021
Star of the Sea Cemetery
Highway 206
Petit de Grat, Nova Scotia, Canada
(902)594-2525
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