July 2, 1931 – Calgary, Alberta
May 7, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta
Patrick James Toulgoet, of Calgary, passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at the age of 87 years.
Pat was born in Calgary, AB, on July 2, 1931, near the beginning of the Great Depression. Like many of his generation, growing up during tough economic times shaped his traditional values. He was hardworking, honest, frugal, prudent, and always willing to help others. He was kind, compassionate and caring and gave generously to charities, especially the Calgary Food Bank.
Being the youngest in a large family, he learned to get along with others at an early age. He was very likeable and this was a trait that would serve him well throughout his life. He had a positive attitude, quick wit, and a great sense of humour, even during his later years when he was sick.
Pat graduated from St. Mary’s Boys High School in 1948 and after graduation started in the oil and gas industry with the Energy Resources Conservation Board. He later joined Cree Oil and became an Oilfield Scout. As one of the industry’s earliest Scouts, Pat had some amazing stories about the secretive nature of his job. In the late 50’s Cree was acquired by Shell Canada, where Pat spent his career until his retirement in 1983. He worked his way up through the ranks to Statistician in the Economics and Planning department. His extensive industry experience made him invaluable for tracking and reporting on industry trends to Shell management and government agencies. Pat continued his interest in the industry, spending many hours of enjoyment researching at the Calgary public library.
Pat was a devoted family man, married to Irene for over forty years. Together they raised four children. They divorced in 1997. He received great joy spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandson. Later in life Pat dearly enjoyed the company of his loving companion Barbara Connolly and her family.
A lifelong Calgarian, Pat was a staunch supporter of the Conservative Party, the oil and gas industry, and the Calgary Stampeders. He was well informed and was always up for a lively discussion on East versus West politics, the economy, and the CFL (or any other sport for that matter). He enjoyed the outdoors and spent many Sundays fishing with his family and hunting with his sons.
Pat was a member of the Horton Road Legion and the Senior’s Bridge Group. He also volunteered with the Banff Trail Community Association while his kids were growing up.
Pat is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Gail (Ken) Tebin, and Wendy (Dave) Craig; sons and daughters-in-law, Peter (Lori) Toulgoet, and Dan (Sheila) Toulgoet; grandchildren, Brent, Joel (Michelle), Sean, Alison, and Thomas; great-grandson, Jack; his loving companion, Barbara Connolly; and his many nieces and one nephew.
Patrick was predeceased by his parents, Rene and Marie; his siblings, Emile, George, Anne, Irene, Alec, and Art; and his dear nephew, Jerry.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB), on Monday, May, 13, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home. Condolences may be forwarded through www.McInnisandHolloway.com.
In living memory of Patrick Toulgoet, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY, AB, T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences