Trant, Patrick Nicholas

September 18, 1924 – October 20, 2019

Patrick Trant died at home after a brief illness. He was predeceased by his much beloved wife Eira, twin brother John and his sister Sophia.

Mourned by his children Michael (Airi), Moira (Don), Fred (Marie), Jenny (Karen) and perennial-daughter-in-law April.  Also mourned by his grandchildren John (Dana), Tim (Rachel), Aaron, Ryan, Paul, Claire (Brian), Sara (Dave), Erika (Jason) and by his many nieces, nephews, cousins and a smattering of vigorous great grandchildren.

Our heartfelt thanks to the staff at Balmoral Place, Right at Home, and Home Instead.  You guys are all awesome.

Those who wish to honour Patrick by their presence are welcome to meet his family and friends at the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9 on Friday, October 25, 2019 from 6 until 8 p.m.  A funeral service will take place at the funeral home on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 11 o’clock with a reception following.

In lieu of flowers you are invited to make a donation to the charity of your choice.   www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca

Details

Friday, October 25, 2019
Visiting at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford on Friday, October 25, 2019 from 6 until 8 p.m.

Saturday, October 26, 2019 11:00 AM
Service: Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford

Donations: Charity of your choice, please note that Visa/MC can only be used for charities that accept credit cards, otherwise we recommend mailing a cheque to the funeral home made payable to the charity that you have selected.
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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Christopher Trow
    Tuesday, October 22, 2019

    The Trow family met the Trant family when we moved to Thornhill in the early 1960’s. Back in the last century!
    My brothers and I went to school with Mike, Fred and Moira. I did not get to know Mr. and Mrs. Trant very well until I became an adult and my father Bill Trow became a Lion.
    We enjoyed many dinners and laughs over beers with Pat in his later years. Pat had a great sense of humour and always a fun-raiser at the party.
    My brother Phillip and I visited with Pat this past summer and he recounted some stories about his family when he was growing up and showed us pictures of his father with some very famous world figures.
    I will miss Pat

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    1. Jenny Trant
      Monday, October 28, 2019

      Thanks Chris! You and Phil have been great friends to dad… and your mom and dad before that. xo

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  2. Joseph Carullo
    Tuesday, October 22, 2019

    Lovely gentleman, fun, hard working Thornhill Lion. Will miss him on the dance floor and
    will miss his great Christmas Newsletter every year. May God be with him.
    Condolences to the family.
    Frances and Joseph Carullo.

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  3. Norine Baron
    Tuesday, October 22, 2019

    Thinking of you all – you have lost a big part of your lives. Cherish the memories. See you soon.

    Norine and Garth Baorn

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  4. Karl & Barbara Mahler
    Tuesday, October 22, 2019

    To the Ferguson Funeral Home on behalf of Patrick Nicolas Trant

    From Karl and Barbara Mahler (Thornhill District Lions Club)
    e-mail: Kbmahler@rogers.com
    at
    20 Ida Street
    Thornhill/ Ontario/ L3T 1X5

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    1. Karl L.R. & Barbara
      Wednesday, October 23, 2019

      Our good friend Patrick is forever in our hearts.

      We offer his whole family and friends our thoughts and love.

      May he rest in eternal peace.

      Yours sincerely

      Karl Leopold Reinhold & Barbara

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  5. Sorelle Martinez
    Tuesday, October 22, 2019

    Uncle Pat; a vivacious man who lived life to the full and never forgot us in London. Thank you Uncle Pat. May You Rest in Peace. Love Sorelle

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  6. Valerio Martinez
    Tuesday, October 22, 2019

    Dearest Uncle Pat, your verve, vitality and wicked revelry always took me by surprise. You were very much more than just an Uncle to me. Thank you for all the shared adventures. I will miss you terribly. Despite the awful loss of you not being physically with us, there are so many joyous stories to be told and cherished. I send all my love to the family. My deepest condolences Valerio

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    1. Valerio Martinez
      Tuesday, October 29, 2019

      Thank you Mo, Jenny, Fred and Mike and all the Canadian relatives. The family created a wonderful tribute to Pat’s life and living legacy. The ceremony was a perfect memorial. The kaleidoscopic range of true feelings was exceptional, for all the right reasons. Very emotionally moving, as well as hilarious. To know Pat, was so much fun. My Canadian cousins’ hospitably is always superb. I am grateful and humbled by all the love and care they embraced me with, especially under the circumstances.

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  7. Tricia Bahen
    Tuesday, October 22, 2019

    I had the pleasure of meeting Pat in 2013 when my daughter Rachael married Timothy Trant, Pat’s grandson. He was the life of the party, and his stories of the past, and the adventures that he had were full of grandeur (and told, in his inimitable style) with the most comprehensive vocabulary! (I joked to Pat that I needed a Thesaurus to keep up with him!) He told me wonderful stories of his wife Eira, and their early days. He delighted in the birth of his first great grand-daughter, Alice, who is also my grand-daughter, and loved spending time with the kids when he visited Rachael and Tim. He had remarkable tenacity, and kept impressively active and helpful into his nineties. His passing is the end of an era. Rest in Peace, GrandPat …
    Tricia Bahen

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  8. Napier Simpson
    Tuesday, October 22, 2019

    Pat loved to tell the story of how my father found the house for them in Thornhill which he and Ira went to see and ultimately bought. The Trants were longtime friends of my parents and after many years apart we coincidentally reconnected with the next generation (Don and Moira) through my sister and brother-in-law. Pat will be missed and we will especially miss his letter writing and stories. Condolences.

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  9. Con Melady
    Tuesday, October 22, 2019

    I met Pat best out adventuring with son in law Don Ready. He had a real appetite for the open water. ( I don’t know if all the family shared that zeal but do recall that they shared a fully loaded rowing skiff on at least one camping outing) and a scotch to warm himself at the day’s end. I got to know him more completely as a family man, devoted to Eirie(sp forgiveness please) and all his children, grand and great, evident in so many ways, not least the engaging Christmas newsletter. He showed off his writing and editorial talents annuallly in the newsletter particularly in the cut and paste era. Family was always the main focus. He was so proud of every one.
    Late in life he was a persistent and able helper at Don and Moira’s home. He split a fearsome amount of firewood by hand for several years.
    I will strive to emulate his passion for life, adventure, family and persistence. Thanks Pat.

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  10. Darlene Diver
    Wednesday, October 23, 2019

    Moira and family
    Thinking of you and your family at such a difficult time.
    My condolences,

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  11. John Bare
    Wednesday, October 23, 2019

    John Bare from old Thornhill sends his condolences to Mike and the family ! I remember the days in the 1960’s as well when we would play shinny hockey on the little rink with Mike and our friend Bill Alcock! I still have the old goalie stick from those days. I also thank the family for their kindness and hospitality in those days! Mike are you still running 5 minute miles!

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  12. Vivian Wylie
    Wednesday, October 23, 2019

    I remember Pat and Eira with affection as I often saw and chatted with them at Holy Trinity Church, Thornhill. In 1980 when Pat was the Vice-President of Vaughan LACAC he was instrumental in securing a sizeable loan from Vaughan City Council for my husband Bill and me. This was to help when we purchased a heritage home and to save it from demolition had to move it up Yonge Street from its original location. For this we were very grateful. I still have Pat’s letter which he sent to us at that time. My condolences to Pat’s family.

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  13. Anthony and Linda Corsetti
    Wednesday, October 23, 2019

    We met Pat through the Thornhill Lions Club.
    We loved his zest for life, his humour and how he handled himself on the dance floor.
    Always eager to lend a helping hand with fund raising and always a gentleman.
    Condolences to the family.

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  14. Cindy Fisher
    Wednesday, October 23, 2019

    Thinking of all of you as you say so long to your vivacious and charming father and grandfather – I got to know Pat through Don and Moira and always enjoyed a visit with him.
    Audrey Simpson left me a phone message this evening wishing to have her thoughts of sympathy conveyed to the family – it was great that we were able to host a visit with Pat, Audrey, my brother in law Napier and Moira / Jennifer a couple of years ago.
    Con and I will miss his Christmas letters . Cindy

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  15. Hank Ruttan
    Thursday, October 24, 2019

    Our condolences to all Pat’s family and friends on your loss. Pat was always a truly wonderful, warm and positive influence on those lucky enough to be blessed by his company. We always cherished our brief visits with him and regret missing the last few opportunities to see him and family.

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  16. Linda Fraser
    Friday, October 25, 2019

    My parents, Barbara and Dalton Stubley, met Pat and Eira soon after we moved to Thornhill in 1961. They became good friends, and that friendship lasted for many years. After both Eira and my mother died, Pat and Dad still kept in touch until the past few years. My Dad loved Pat’s Christmas letters full of family pictures which always brought a smile to Dad’s face. I used to drop in to see Pat when I was in the area, and saw him for the last time when he was all packed and ready to move to Thornbury. I was happy to see how excited he was to be moving closer to his daughters. He was a delightful man who lived life to the fullest.

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  17. Meigen Anderson
    Saturday, October 26, 2019

    Mom and I are thinking of you all, and remembering Pat fondly having admiration of his stength and will power in his length of days.
    Mom and I both truly enjoyed our day trips out with Pat to museums, the library, beautiful joe was a favorite stop and clendenin dam.
    Pat was a good friend, who had a terrific sense of humour and His laugh was contagious.
    A special man that made a lasting impact on everyone who knew him, speaking for mom and myself he certainly left footprints on our hearts. Love to all in the family.

    Meigen and Ellen Anderson

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  18. Marvin Zuker
    Monday, October 28, 2019

    I hope I am not mistaken, I do not think I am, even after 50 plus or minus years but I do remember Pat because again I believe he was involved in my beginning and early writing days for Pitman/Copp Clark in the late 1960’s going forward that helped launch my interest in writing. A true gentleman who I fondly remember and a very kind individual. I am sure he was truly blessed.

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    1. Jenny Trant
      Monday, October 28, 2019

      You have the right Pat Trant, Marvin….. he very much enjoyed working with authors at Pitman/Copp Clark, Macmillan, Oxford University Press…. and he would be very pleased indeed to be remembered fondly by you. Thank you!

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  19. June Song
    Wednesday, November 6, 2019

    Thinking of you all as I know how much you will miss Pat in your lives. Sadly, I’ve not seen Pat for years but I’ll always remember him as the most charming, vivacious, fun-loving, adventurous family man who always reached out to the “clan” with his engaging newsletters and seemed to live life to the full and had a smile that lit up the room. Our parents, Sybil and Tony, were particularly fond of Pat and Eira and would always look forward to their visits or to visiting them in Canada. Very sad for you all and the gaping hole he has left but his spirit lives on.

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  20. Ivo Kim and Eliza Martinez
    Monday, November 11, 2019

    Very sad to hear about Uncle Pat.
    I enjoyed his company and always admired his general intention to have fun. A great writer and wit, cheeky yet unboastful, clever and kind, he was great to talk to. I would consider his life to have been rich and full, with true love, excitement and adventure.
    I’m very pleased that I knew him and mourn his passing. My heart goes out to you all.
    For, when someone can fill a room so completely, then their absence from it, makes it that much more empty.

    Rest in peace Patrick Trant.

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