Pat spent the last year of his life at Nithview and he always commented on the excellent care they provided him with. The staff at Nithview really took a shining to Pat and almost always commented on how much they enjoyed their talks with him. He always had time for everyone, he always made a point of to at least say hello, and always asked how they were doing. Pat continued with his army modelling at the nursing home, everyone always commented on how authenticate and detailed his creations were.
His mind was still sharp and he a memory that went back for decades on the most detailed of events. If there were a hundred boxes in a room, he could tell you exactly what box to look in to find what he was looking for. He constantly spoke of all the great friends he had from past and present. If he didn’t have something good to say about someone, he wouldn’t say anything at all. The exception to that was we did occasionally hear him not agree with some doctor’s advice. So yes, he could be stubborn when it came to not always doing what they told him he should do.
Pat always had a love for animals and constantly talked about his and other people’s furry pets. He always had a story to tell about Stewart, Sam this and Pew that. To him pets were as much a part of family as the people were.
Pat was in his 80th year, born March 17th, 1941 in Owen Sound. He leaves behind daughter Sherri (Pete) Marshall, son David (Joanne Prince), sister Veronica (Jean), Jane McArthur, and many nieces, nephews and grandchildren. Predeceased by sister Frances Waller, Joanne (Nelson), brothers Terri and Leonard.
As an expression of sympathy, donations can be made to Diabetes Canada or the Animal Shelter in Owen Sound.