TRAIL, Patrick “Pat” Alton – age 55, of Sundridge, passed away unexpectedly at the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow on December 31, 2018. Born in Toronto, ON. Pat was the only son of Alton Trail, and the late Sylvia (Patterson) Trail, Woodstock, NB. Since moving his family from Ontario to Nova Scotia in 2004, he worked as a forestry machine operator. Pat is survived by his wife of 27 years, Esther (nee Hawboldt); sons, Johnathan, Jeremy and Tyler, all at home; sisters, Patricia Gavel; children, Anthony and Sarah; and Glenda (John Carveth); children, Jenny, Johnny, Jessy, and Jimmy, all of Ontario; and stepmother, Carol. Besides his mother, Pat was predeceased by his brother-in-law, Dale Gavel. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou, on Friday, January 4th from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. A graveside committal service will take place at a later date in Gladstone Cemetery, Four Mile Brook. Family flowers only. Donations in his memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of choice. The family extends sincere appreciation to the staff at the Aberdeen Emergency Department, New Glasgow.