Final farewell for popular Dr Pats

Dr Peter Swoboda. Picture by Cyril Hobbins
Dr Peter Swoboda. Picture by Cyril Hobbins

The life of Peter Swoboda (Dr Pats) was celebrated at a funeral service on Friday as friends gathered to say goodbye.

Dr Pats, who was well known in Kenilworth and its community groups and societies, died on April 28 after ongoing illness.

The many societies and charity groups which the 85-year-old was involved with were represented on the day.

A service and requiem mass was held before burial at Canley Garden Cemetery.

Dr Pats will be buried alongside his only brother, Ben in the cemetery.

Dr Pats is survived by his sister-in-law Uthaya, nephews Peter and John-Paul, and great nephews, Noah and Javier.