December 2, 1931 - May 19, 2017
After many years of struggle with Alzheimer’s, Patrick passed away on 19 May 2017 at the age of 85. Predeceased in August 2015 by his much-loved wife, Hilda, he leaves behind his children – Nancy (Joe Lukach), Sean, and Susan (Ken Korporal). He will be greatly missed by his granddaughters – Marin and Jess Korporal, and Ruby Lukach. Pat’s gentle demeanour and kindness were the cornerstone to the person he was throughout his life. Even as Alzheimer’s began to claim the man he was, the twinkle in his eyes never left when he smiled – he was still the man, neighbour, father, and grandfather that everyone knew and loved. In lieu of a service or ceremony, a commemorative tree and plaque – in memory of both Patrick and Hilda – will be commissioned to be placed in Ridgeview Park by their old neighbourhood. The family welcomes all who knew them to drop by the park and remember each of them in your own way. Donations to the Alzheimer’s Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences and tributes are welcome at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com.