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Leo MONAHGAN

Leo Patrick Monaghan, aged 64, passed away on July 26, 2023, after a valiant battle against cancer. Born in Grimsby Ontario in 1959, Pat was the son of Beverley and Peter Monaghan. He is survived by his mother Beverley (Charles Boudreau), as well as his brothers Michael Shawn, Norman Daniel (Christine), and sister Kelly Quail (Edwin). Pat will be lovingly remembered by his nieces Tamara Monaghan, Leighla Quail, and nephews Thomas Monaghan, James Quail. He was cherished by his Aunts and Uncles, as well as numerous cousins. Pat’s closest companions were Mary and Derrick Squires and Louise and Glen Moore. In his final moments, Pat expressed his deep love for Christine McKenney, and his family and friends are immensely grateful for her unwavering care. Pat’s greatest passions in life were his family, friends, animals, Classic vehicles, and above all, the soulful genre of Blues Music. He made a name for himself through his popular Buckslide Dog treats, and his radio show, the Buckslide Blues Cruise, which reached audiences across Canada and the United States via Canoe FM. Pat received 3 NCRA awards and the Toronto Maple Blues Society recognized him for his significant contribution to the promotion of Blues music. In Memphis, Tennessee, his name has been forever immortalized on the Walk of Fame. Pat’s absence will be greatly felt by his beloved family and his extensive circle of friends.

A private service will be held exclusively for immediate family members at St. Stephen’s Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will be organized at the Haliburton Legion on September 23, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., followed by a second event at the Kitchener Polish Legion on October 15, starting from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. The Legion will provide an opportunity for individuals who wish to speak to participate in an open microphone session. Furthermore, a commemorative event will take place in Kitchener at a later date. In lieu of flowers, kind donations can be made to the Highlands Buckslide Blues Society.

Leo Patrick Monaghan, aged 64, peacefully departed from this earthly realm on July 26, 2023. He fought with exceptional courage against cancer, showcasing a true warrior’s spirit. Pat came into the world in Grimsby Ontario in 1959, the proud son of Beverley and Peter Monaghan. Left to cherish his memory is his mother Beverley (Charles Boudreau), along with his brothers Michael Shawn, Norman Daniel (Christine), and his sister Kelly Quail (Edwin). Pat will also be fondly remembered by his nieces Tamara Monaghan, Leighla Quail, and nephews Thomas Monaghan, James Quail. Numerous Aunts, Uncles, and cousins also hold a special place in their hearts for Pat. Mary and Derrick Squires, as well as Louise and Glen Moore, served as Pat’s best friends, offering him unwavering support throughout his life. It is worth noting that Pat’s final words were a heartfelt expression of love for Christine McKenney, with his family and friends deeply grateful for her dedicated care. Pat placed great importance on his loved ones, both human and furry, as well as his appreciation for Classic vehicles and the enchanting genre of Blues Music. In addition to his Buckslide Dog treats, Pat became a well-respected figure through his radio show, the Buckslide Blues Cruise, which captivated audiences all across Canada and the United States via Canoe FM. His passion and commitment to Blues music earned him three NCRA awards, and the Toronto Maple Blues Society recognized his noteworthy contributions by bestowing upon him a prestigious award. Pat’s name has been forever engraved on a brick on the esteemed Walk of Fame in Memphis, Tennessee. His absence will leave an immense void in the lives of his family and countless friends.

The immediate family will gather in a private service to pay their last respects at St. Stephen’s Cemetery. To commemorate Pat’s remarkable life, a Celebration of Life event will take place at the Haliburton Legion on September 23, lasting from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Another gathering will be held at the Kitchener Polish Legion on October 15, commencing at 1 p.m. and concluding at 5 p.m. During these events, attendees will have the opportunity to share their memories and stories via an open microphone. Furthermore, an additional Celebration is planned for a later date in Kitchener. Instead of sending flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to the Highlands Buckslide Blues Society as a meaningful alternative.

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