- 47 years old
- Date of birth: Apr 5, 1966
- Date of passing: Jun 27, 2013
|I don't know where I'm going, but I promise it won't be boring. David Bowie|
Karaoke king, passionate chef and bar tender, musician, pop culture whiz, court jester, geek, baby tamer, passionate orator at any time on any subject, an ability to sleep through an earthquake, all with a racous and infectious laugh....
"Dear Clare: We wanted you to know that you, your mom and all of the Roscoe family, continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. We hope that the fun and witty memories of Patrick give you comfort and peace. Our love always, Megan, Asif and the girls."
"My sincere condolences, Clare, to you and your family. Every time I met Patrick, he was filled with such amazing energy, laughter, quick wit, and spontaneous ideas. I know you will draw strength from all of the wonderful memories and heartfelt embraces from everyone who loved him. It was too soon."
"I will always remember Patrick as an energetic and highly entertaining cousin, whose presence kicked things up a notch. His knowledge of music, movies, and the arts in general never ceased to amaze me. His laugh was incredibly contagious and seemed to embody his boundless enthusiasm. RIP Patrick"
"Dearest Patrick...brightest star in heaven now...I had wanted to find you and tell you that I named my first born daughter Cassandra....I had meant to tell you for ages. I am so sorry to have missed the opportunity. You would love her. You and she are kindred spirits. I am sending your family my heartfelt sympathy. You are simply irreplaceable. Love and Hugs Always, "Cassandra""
"To Clare and the entire Roscoe family, I extend my sincere condolences on your tremendous loss. I only met Patrick a few times, but his personality clearly filled a room and drew others to him. May you be comforted by your memories of him, and by the wonderful words and thoughts shared by so many here."
"Pat: I was heartbroken to hear of your sons passing. Such fond memories of great times together in the past. Deepest condolences to you and your family at this difficult time. Joyce Dickey and family."
"I was only a long-distance friend who had the chance to meet him in person a few times. I am so sad he is gone. I am so terribly sad for all of you, his so-spectacularly-loved family and friends who knew him better. I only hope I can touch people's lives a little like he did mine. With all my heart. "love, love, love"
"My deepest condolences to the Roscoe family for the loss of my very great friend Patrick. I have had no words to express my grief until now after a wonderful day with the family, being regaled with stories about Patrick. I cannot thank you enough for helping me to celebrate what he gave to us."
"I just found a quote that Patrick left as a comment on the Youtube clip of October Game playing at a club on Gottingen St. He was clearly very happy to have had that chance and left this comment:
"Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive
but to be young was very heaven!"
- william wordsworth"
"I always smile when I remember cousin Patrick, a truly unique and memorable soul. A Walt Whitman quote makes me think of him: "This is what you shall do: love the earth and sun and the animals, have patience and indulgence toward the people, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem.""
"Patrick was a clear leader in our class at the Halifax Grammar School – not by force, but by sheer, brilliant wit. He was widely-known throughout the school for his to-the-word recitations of scenes from Monty Python, SNL, SCTV, Blues Brothers, Rocky Horror Picture Show, etc., and his performance, in grade 9, of the Yeats poem “The Scholars” is probably the world's best ever! ... Nerf!"
"On behalf of The FitzGerald's we would like to extent our deepest sympathy for your loss. The Roscoe Family have been long stand family friends and this has come as quite a shock. God Bless.
Paddy and Dunny FitzGerald (and Family)"
"Patrick figures prominently in my best memories of growing up in Halifax. He was a great friend, and it is not an exaggeration to say that he changed my life – through music, of course. Following his example, I took up percussion in grade 7, throwing violin lessons out the window in the process! I never looked back, and drums have been a favourite pastime ever since."
"On behalf of all Brothers of Phi Kappa Pi Fraternity, I wish to extend our sincere condolences to Clare, Willie and family on the passing of your son and brother Patrick Roscoe. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.
Greg Brown, President"
"An exceptional boy/man from an exceptional family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. The Feindel family"
"For me, Patrick was incredibly funny, zany, and creative. And his laugh! He had an infectious and singular laugh. My thoughts today are with the Roscoes, the Stewarts, and the Martlands, as they remember their remarkable son, sibling, and cousin, and nephew. He will be greatly missed."
"My heartfelt best wishes go out to those who loved and cared for Patrick. His quick wit and biting sarcasm disguised a gentle and sensitive soul. He had generous talents crossing art and science, and will be fondly remembered for his uniqueness."
"Heartfelt condolences to Patrick's family. An outstanding gentlemen he was and gone too soon."
"My heart goes out to the Stewart, Martland and Roscoe families as they gather in both body and spirit, to say goodbye to Patrick. He was my cousin-in-law and I am grateful to have known him. Eloquent, mystical, musical. I will always remember his infectious laugh.
Halifax did well to defer their fireworks onto Patrick’s day. Tomorrow will be perfect.
"Patrick was both the most serious and the silliest person I have ever met. He was always seeking out the best that life had to offer so that he could share it with friends. He had more talent, wit, and intelligence than any person I have known. I was always amazed at the number and calibre of friends he had; a true testament to him. His absence leaves a giant hole in the world."
"Patrick, my nephew, was always a lively wee man as a child with a remarkable ability to entertain! Whether Dracula suddenly appearing outside the window at Lizard, or playing improvised melodies on the piano, or chatting happily in the Waldorf Astoria about all the shows we should see, he never faile to amuse and stimulate. An extraordinary person, I dearly remember and miss him. xx John"
"I knew Patrick as a youngster and he could light up a room with his smile and laughter .... and what a mischievous grin! I recognized the youngster that I knew as I looked at the photos of the man that he became. To Pat and " the kids", you are always in my thoughts and prayers, but especially now."
"When I think of Patrick, I think of laughter. He had an ability to turn a dull meal into an event to be remembered. As a child, Patrick held an almost mythical place in my mind; constantly challenging my preconceptions...
Your passing leaves a space that cannot be filled, Patrick."
"I am so very, very sorry for you all, and I send everyone my love from too, too far away. Patrick is an impossible person to sum up. I remember vividly, in high school, Patrick's laugh - it was like a whole-body, sort of elastic, or maybe electric reaction! Quite hilarious and contagious. I admired him and his many talents and I shall miss him."
"I worked with Patrick in the 90's. He was a real renaissance guy: he could talk in an intelligent and entertaining way about so many topics. What a great brain he had. I have many fond memories about all of the interesting non-work things we talked about while we were working. His passing is shocking and sad. To his family, I extend my deepest sympathy. Your son/brother made an impact"
"Pat ...Ed and I were so sorry to read about Patrick in this morning's paper...From all the marvellous messages of condolences I have no doubt he was an outstanding son..even though we did not know him well we are willing to accept the tributes of those who did. We send our condolences and love to you and your family and you are all in our thoughts today."
"Although I only met Patrick a few times, I feel like I knew him very well. His family were constantly talking about what a bright, charming, kind, and good person he was. The times I met him only seemed to confirm this. My deepest sympathies to Pat, Will, and the entire Roscoe family. You guys are like my family, I love you all and share your grief. Rest in peace Patrick. GOD bless you."
"We never did that song, Patrick. I hope you gots some good jams now... Phil"
Here's a swallow to the only man in the room bigger than me, even though you're a half a foot shorter. Love you, buddy."
"I knew Patrick less well than I would have liked. We worked together for a short while at Kaleidescape, and his cheerful, witty demeanor was always welcome. As of course was his ability and intellect.
Patrick was one of those people who make your sense of the world better just by your knowing they're in it."
"To the Roscoe Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. My memories of Patrick are very happy ones. He was a kind person, who loved to entertain others."
"I went to high school with Patrick, knew him at CKDU and thereafter around Halifax. He was one of the most creative and fun people I have ever known, with a clever wit and sense of humour that were infectious. I thought of him often and fondly. I am shocked and deeply saddened to hear of his death. I send my best wishes for peace and comfort to his family and close friends."
"Patrick was so loyal, candid and such a good friend ...he had amazing taste, was so well read and could sing like an angel. He was so well spoken and I think he was a great writer and social critic. My sincerest condolences to his friends and family ...we will all miss his loving encouragement wry humor, fun attitude and applied intelligence."
"There's so much to say that it's hard to isolate single thoughts. A ridiculous amount of talent, an endless capacity to recognize and nurture the talents of others, an uncanny ability to add just the right amount of unpredictability to any given situation, and a laugh that will never be replicated. In my grief, my sister told me, 'Your friends never leave you.' She's right. Cheers, dude."
"It was with deep sadness that I heard of Patrick's passing. Pat you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Whenever I thought of Patrick I would smile. He had the gift of bring joy to all the lives he touched."
"I am so sorry to hear of Patrick's passing! All my condolences to his family! My heart goes out to all of them, but particularly Will."
"I always associate Patrick with Toronto, in part because my feelings about both have been similar. As a kid I was suspicious - too many black t-shirts, too much weird music and generally too big for my internal map. As an adult - the opportunity for discussion, the great imperfections, the weird music. How could I not love? You'll always be the Elsa to my Ricard Patrick. Love Kate"
"Patrick was one of his - younger - class whom my class found genuinely interesting. Others in our years grew at whatever rate into wit and sophistication - Patrick was clearly born with the former, and forged his own version of the latter. As I read the recollections of those who knew him over the intervening years, I have a keen sense of deja vu - the child was indeed father of the man."
"A tribute.-Patrick was a reflection of his parents and carried his mother's name and love of music with pride.The tributes to Patrick are shared by his mother and siblings who can all take some credit for who he was. The flow of superlatives in the tributes is a source of comfort for family, all of whom are revived by the genuine expressions of love. With deepest sympathy, Larry and Elise"
"I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by.....
"Kate Bush; David Bowie; obscure movies; Othello for hours AND hours AND hours; office attire on Saturday mornings (socks always optional); childish glee; deep and often dark, but always intense conversation; painted toes; angst; intelligent; generous of home and spirit, this is the Patrick I remember. May you find your peace old friend. To the Roscoe Family, my deepest sympathies. xx"
"Although not my brother by blood, certainly a brother of my heart. Quite possibly the smartest, and most definitely the most effervescent person I've ever had the pleasure to know. Will love and miss you always and I hope and pray that our paths will cross again on the next turn of the wheel."
"Family gatherings will not be the same; we will miss your quirky ways, humour and wit. No more entertainer extraordinaire (for kids and adults alike), quiche maker, Mafia master, and all round delightful, fun, and wonderfully endearing person. RIP Patrick"
"I first heard the name Patrick Roscoe when I was 15. He was legendary. I spent ages hearing about him, even seeing him play but never meeting him. And when i did - I understood. Patrick was a singular human being. I'd never before met anyone like him and never shall again. It's tragic we lost him but it's wonderful that we ever had him. Clare, thanks for this. I'm so sorry."
"The candle image is fitting -- a candle that burned bright and gave off a great warm glow. And one gone far too soon. Thank you, Clare, for setting this website up.
I am lucky and grateful to have known Patrick."
"I have nothing to declare but my genius.
Oscar Wilde, 1882"
"Reading through a series of David Bowie quotes - just about all of them apply to Patrick! Here's another...
I'm an instant star. Just add water and stir.