Goobie extolls contributions of volunteer, entrepreneur, Patricia Hamlyn
By Mark Squibb/September 30, 2022
Holyrood Mayor Gary Goobie took a few moments during last week’s meeting to pay the Town’s respects to Patricia Hamlyn, who passed away on September 14 at the age of 76.
“Pat, as she was referred, was a very devoted and dedicated volunteer within our town for decades,” said Goobie. “She was deeply committed to our parish, and gave freely of her time with many groups, organizations, and the school. She helped many and did it in her own quiet way.”
Goobie said that Pat, along with husband Harry, who was a long serving councillor, were successful entrepreneurs, perhaps most known for operating the famous Beach Cottage Restaurant and later opening the Station Diner in 2013, the latter now run by her daughter Heather.
“Above all, Pat’s biggest priority in life was to her family, whom she loved dearly,” said Goobie. “Without a doubt, she was the family matriarch. On behalf of council, staff, and residents, we extend our heartfelt condolences to the Hamlyn, Davis, and Keough families during this difficult time. She will be deeply missed.”