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Patrick McGillycuddy Stoker

B. 25 December 1920 in Montreal, Quebec 

D. 5 July 2014 in Montreal, Quebec

Paddy, with Dacre Stoker, Carlotta (Stoker) and Ralph Difiore, Thornley Stoker

Jo, Dacre, Paddy, and Jenne Stoker

Montreal Gazette 

July 10, 2014 

Patrick McGillycuddy Stoker 

25 December, 1920 - 5 July, 2014 

Born on Christmas Day 1920. 

 

Surrounded by family, Paddy Daddy died peacefully on 5 July, 2014 at the age of 93. Son of Tom Thornley McGillycuddy Stoker and Mary Hendrie Braithwaite Stoker (Drummond), predeceased by his first wife Shirley Linton St. Barbe Harrison, his half-brother Guy Melfort Drummond and his two brothers Tom Thornley Braithwaite and Desmond Neil (Gail Calder). 

Paddy is survived by his wife Josephine Hadley, his sons, Thornley (Susan), Dermot (Tracy), his daughter Carlotta (Ralph Difiore), his eight grandchildren, Harrison, Bram, Cayley, Patrick, Paige, Thomas, Francesca, Michael, his stepchildren Deb McMeniman (Bill), Tim Lantier, Tony Lantier (Stephanie) and their children Christopher, Jennifer, Johnathan, Eric, Matthew, Simone and Gabrielle. 

A graduate of Selwyn House School, Bishop's College School and Upper Canada College, Paddy joined the RCAF in 1942, during his studies of architecture at McGill University. He served overseas in the Yorkshire 6th Group bomber squadron and after VJ Day regrouped in Nova Scotia for the Japanese theatre. Returning to McGill, Paddy graduated in 1951 and went overseas for further study. He set up his architectural practice in 1952 and retired in 1992. 

Paddy was a great patron and lover of the arts, as well as an ardent supporter of numerous cultural, educational, and philanthropic initiatives. A private family service has been held and a celebration of Paddy's life will take place in the fall. In lieu of flowers, please make a generous donation to Bishop's College School or the charity of your choice.