A great doctor, patient, point me to the right direction. So sad just learned, a star fell into the universe. I can’t describe the sadness, although I only met Dr. Patry one time; he took all the time to explain to me what happened to me, how the treatment would benefit me, a wonderful person with true care; a intelligent person with genuine compassion. He is missed by his patient, another human being he helped.
I am truly saddened to hear of Dr. Patry’s illness and death. He cared for my husband when he was diagnosed with Younger Onset Alzheimer’s. He gave us the truth and did not sugarcoat the prognosis. He also recognized that I, as the caregiver, needed support and counsel. He was kind, funny, and so smart. I’ll never forget him. I can only imagine how much he is missed by his family. My deepest condolences. A remarkable man. Thank You Dr. Patry.
Dr. Patry will be sorely missed. He was kind and could always make me laugh. He helped make MS a little more bearable. Condolences to his family, friends and the MS clinic staff.
My deepest condolences to you and all your family. Dr Patry had been my neurologist since 2002. He helped make a tough journey easier with his wit, jokes and many discussions ( mostly about travel). I learnt so much from his teaching students in my presence. The world will be a much sadder place and the MS world will poorer for his absence.
Dr. Patry was my Neurologist since 1999. I always found him to be caring, thorough, honest and willing to help with anything he could. I only had the pleasure of knowing him as a patient, but am deeply saddened by his passing. May you find comfort in your memories.
I am completely shocked and deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Dr Patry. He was was my neurologist for many years. He was a soft spoken and deeply compassionate man who always made me feel my life and medical situation with MS was his to look after. What I will really remember, and really miss, is the conversations we had about music and travel. We shared a lot about music and places we had both travelled. My heartfelt prayers and condolences to his family. He will be greatly missed
May 9, 2022
I am overwhelmed with sadness with the passing of Dr. Patry, I just received a letter from the clinic to inform me of his passing, to be honest I thought it to be an appt. time as this is I see him in follow up and was shocked to hear of his passing. Dr. P. was not only my neurologist but I had the extreme honor of working with him at the Calgary General Hospital in the MS clinic, I last spoke with him on a virtual appt. which was NOT the same a year ago 1 yr. ago thanks Covid I always looked forward to my appts. they were filled with some business but mostly stories of the good ole days his last words where get vaccinated and we will see you next yr. I am so sorry for your loss of a such an exceptional man my heart breaks for your family, a huge loss. Rest in peace Dr. P. forever in my heart. Fran Cimino
I am very sorry to hear of David's sudden passing. My deepest sympathies and condolences to Bev and family. I was blessed with crossing David's path in life twice. Once when I coached Andrea, and Emily in hockey, and then again when he became the neurologist diagnosing and treating my mother-in-law's rare form of dementia. In both situations he was a respectful, engaged, focused and caring and always professional. I always enjoyed my interactions with David, he could challenge, but listened to other opinions with athleticism, and always listened and gave careful advice and analysis in treatment of our family member. He is gone too soon, a youthful and vibrant man for his age. Time is so precious, but he certainly filled his life with accomplishment, duty to medicine and his patients, and most importantly to family.
Sending condolences to Dr. Patry’s Family. I was extremely saddened to hear of his passing. He was my neurologist for 9 years and was a part of my life in the worst moments of diagnosis. He always made me laugh and smile! He was a very brilliant man and the funniest thing to me was how particular he was about all of his stamps! My current neurologist was lucky to work with Dr. Patry when he started his recent career.
Reading his life story…wow! What a talented Man and a great Doctor. May he Rest In Peace ❤️
Condolences from a long ago friend. Not at all surprised to read of Dave’s many accomplishments. Even in youth it was clear that service was in his blood and that he would do great things. RIP friend of my youth. Veronica Pilek
Dr.Patry was my neurologist for just over 2 years. He was a wonderful man and a great doctor. Really going to miss our visits and chats.
Such an amazing man, and a brilliant neurologist. He was my neurologist at the MS clinic, and I always looked forward to our visits. He would always remember small details about my life outside my MS, and we would have great chats, debates and discussions. May he rest in peace, my condolences to his family and work team. ❤️
I was very saddened to read of Dave's death. He has been my neurologist since 1996 and I found him to be an extremely knowledgeable, kind, and humorous person. I knew him professionally as we both worked at Foothills Hospital for many years and then I knew him as a patient. The first time that I met Dave and his nurse Sharon I was terrified of being diagnosed with M.S. as my mother had just died at a young age of this most difficult disease. Throughout my M.S. journey Dave has always provided wisdom, understanding, and compassion towards me and my family. In living with a disease that has no cure the greatest gift that can be given is Hope. Dave always made sure to instill some sort of Hope in me- be it a new medication treatment, research advances, or just confirming that sometimes laughter and wine can be the best treatment for almost anything! Chuck Pahlaniuk said "We all die. The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will." Dave's Brilliance and Legacy will continue. My Deepest Sympathies to the entire Patry family in your loss. Sincerely, Brenda Boswell
Mrs. Patry and family. I worked for Dr. Patry for many years and it was a pleasure to be a part of his team. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time of grief. You all have so many wonderful memories to share and to find comfort in, he will be missed.
Bev and Family,
I have so many wonderful memories of the time I worked with Dave in Neuro. He was such a kind, compassionate man. So many laughs over the years. My thoughts and prayers and with all of you during this difficult time.
I am sorry to hear of the passing of Dr David Patry. He was a great neurologist, educator and MS advocate. My condolences to his family, colleagues and patients.
My thoughts are with the entire Patry clan. I remember a kind and funny man when I think of Dr. Patry.
My deepest condolences to Dr. David’s wife Beverly and Family. He was my esteemed, knowledgeable, kind and compassionate neurologist for over 20 years. I always admired his caring clinical approach with a touch of don’t worry till you have to. Such a lovely human being. Having lost my husband to the same terrible disease rapidly my thoughts are with you at this time.
I will miss the way he would throw back his head for one of the most unusual and engaging laughs I have every heard - his sense of humour was unmatched and he enjoyed it as much as his audience. I was a little afraid of his penetrating intelligence but always grateful for the lessons which were many.
And I will always be grateful that he happily ate all of my foie gras at a large gathering in Lyon so that I wouldn't have to deposit it in a plant.......
He was one for the books and will be missed by all who were lucky enough, as I was, to have known him.
All my best to you Bev and your family.
Dave was an amazing mentor as a medical student, resident, fellow and then colleague. He was always the favourite one to work with as a resident as he made you fell at ease yet taught you an immense amount of knowledge about medicine but also about trivia that he had learned that week. He genuinely cared for people and wanted to know more about them. I remember many times outside his office listening to his stories laughing and laughing - it made the days so much fun. He will be truly missed. My deepest condolences to Bev and the Patry family.
Dr Patry was my neurologist for close to twenty years. His personality; sense of humour, positive attitude, and expertise was such that I looked forward to my annual appointments. He will be missed by many.
I am very sad to hear about Dr. Patry's untimely passing. I worked as his administrative assistant at the Rockyview General Hospital Neurology Clinic over 10 years ago. He was kind, talented, brilliant and very funny! He did such amazing work in his field. He always had time to chat and was very supportive to me and all the other staff. He will definitely leave a great legacy. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, colleagues and patients that he met along the way. Rest in Peace, Dr. P.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Patry family. We have all grown up together, we are now adults, the memories we all have are what are important. My condolences to every part of your family.
Lawrence and Elaine Rizzuto
April 20, 2022
To Beverly and the entire Patry Family, there are no words to express our deepest condolences for your loss.
Thinking of you with prayers but most importantly strength.
Dave had one of the kindest hearts with a gentle soul and a brilliant mind. I learnt from you much more than medicine and these lessons shall stay with me as long as I live. My condolences, Bev and family.
I am greatly saddened to hear of David’s passing. I had the privilege of working with him in various nursing roles over the last 20 yrs. He was a great teacher, and great colleague. Kind, inclusive, respectful. Honestly, I just can’t say enough about him. My deepest sympathies for your loss. David touched so many lives! He will be greatly missed by many.
The world feels a little empty now without Dave in it. I worked with Dave for many years, Initially on H3 at Calgary General Hospital, and then at the MS Clinic, FMC. I always learned from Dave, as he was the consummate teacher- and not just about MS, but about everything! I was always prepared to be quizzed. He always had a story to tell, always a joke to relay. Always an encourager, and always interested in not just each and every patient, but in each staff / team member. He would frequently send texts to us nurses with jokes, or bits of new research he had found or trivia. When at dinners or meetings, you always wanted to sit at Dave's table and your face would be sore form smiling and laughing the whole time.
He will be greatly missed.
My most heartfelt condolences to Bev and the Party family.
Uncle Dave you instilled in all of us the importance of hard work, compassion and love of family and you will be dearly missed. We are shocked and saddened to lose you so soon and heartbroken for Auntie Bev and our cousins. You taught us to live life to the fullest and I will never forgot your wise advice to ignore the prices on the menu and to only drink ‘good’ coffee. Also the importance of colourful socks, good pencils and remembering birthdays. We love you Uncle Dave, Rest In Peace, you will forever be in our hearts.
I am an emergency doctor at south health campus - I am so saddened to hear of Dr Patry’s passing. He was always an amazing colleague to consult - he would spend time educating and took such good care of patients. I learned so much from him and knew he always had time to chat. Condolences to his family - he was really a great person and doctor.
Dave was amazing man who I had the pleasure to engage with routinely over the last 20+ years. His intellect, compassion, stories and zest for life always made every interaction an enjoyable time, often with lots of laughs shared. My heartfelt condolences to Beverly and family. Dave will be missed.
Dave was a wonderful person and great colleague. I fondly remember having our bodies pounded by mustached men with callused hands at a spa in Istanbul or inadvertently walking into a drag queen bar in London and discuss the merits of the Royal Family or seeing him fluster presenters with repeated pointed questions at various MS meetings. His laugh was contagious and genuine, his intellect always sharp. His presence gave meetings a whole different flavor. I will miss him sorely.
My sincere condolences to Beverly, his family, the Calgary team of neurologists and his patients.
Truly a great man. He will be missed by his great family who are a true legacy to the way the man lived his life. My sincere condolences to Bev and the entire Patry family.
Dr. Patry was an amazing educator and was one of my preceptors for over two years during my medical school days. His spirit would light up the room and his teaching style was effortless. I will always remember his smile, laugh, and the box of pastries would be bring in every time. Before we knew it, we all embarked on our respective paths with a little bit of Dr. Patry's influence impressed upon us. He made everyone aware of their value and contribution within the world of medicine. My condolences to the Patry family during this time.
Dave was a caring kind big brother. Both he and Pat looked Gloria and me throughout our childhood. As our mom always said it is important to be friends with your siblings and look after each other. As a young person Dave always worked hard at everything he did. A fine piano player, an athlete , a
lifeguard , a good student and a caring son. Dan an I will miss him and will always remember what a remarkable life he had.
I will treasure the memories of Dave and I at Matlock beach. We would stuff the old wooden boat with chewing gum so that it would stay afloat on the water. We played a lot of sports when we were young, but Dave had a passion for knowledge and wanted to be a medical doctor to help others in life. I am still in shock about the loss of Dave, my big brother , who always looked out for us and as busy as he was , always took time for family. I will miss him, his humour but mostly his laugh! Love you Dave and Rest in Peace! Pat
I have many good memories of Dave. He was the oldest sibling of our family. He was always a caring brother and took on the role of caring for us all. He was a great organist and my Sister Gay and I would sing. I am very much in shock and Dave will be missed by all my family. Love to all and remember Dave's humor and the good he did. He had a great love for all.
Gloria (Dave's sister)
What a beautiful and moving tribute to a remarkable person. Our thoughts and comfort are with you all at this difficult time.
Kyle and Wynne
David and I were first cousins. David’s father (Gaétan Patry) and my mother (Claire Patry Joly) were brother and sister and were both born in Quebec City. They lived their married lives in Winnipeg and Ottawa respectively. Unfortunately, because of our young age and the travel distance between us, we never had much contact with each other, but the “Patry” family in Winnipeg was and still is very much in our minds. I am very sorry to hear of his passing and very much wish we had been closer to him and his family.
Rest in Peace David.
It was an honour and a joy to be associated with David through the years of his practice. His knowledge, skill, humour, and passionate humanity enriched our personal and professional lives. My deepest sympathies to his family on their loss.
I met him once or twice during the meetings and immediately joined his admirers. His largeness of spirit was obvious to all. Please condolences for your loss. We lost a wonderful colleague in our community.
Dave was a wonderful friend and such fun as a colleague. I appreciated his sense of humor and view of the world. He was an excellent physician and will be missed greatly by his patients, friends and co-workers. Wishing the best for his family during this difficult time.
My heartfelt condolences to Beverly and the whole family that Dave was so proud of.
Dave was one of the smartest, funniest, and most intellectually adventurous people I have ever known. He was a great friend and colleague who I will deeply miss. The world was a better place with him in it.
David was a wonderful colleague who always brought his unique sense of humour and wit to every meeting helping to enlighten the atmosphere for all. My heartfelt condolences to his whole family who I have had the occasion to meet in various locations around Canada and the world. I am deeply saddened by his loss, as is the entire Neurology and MS world in this country. He will be sorely missed.