Patrick died suddenly and unexpectedly of natural causes at home in Kanata Ontario on January 7, 2023, doing one of the things he loved to do most, preparing a bonfire to enjoy with his friends. He was 61.
Patrick was the beloved son of the late Gordon and late Margaret Carson née Hicks, the loving brother of Jane (Pierre Paulin) and adoring uncle of Amélie. He is fondly remembered by his uncle Brian Walton (the late Anne, née Hicks) of Victoria BC and the remaining 39 of his 45 first cousins and their families, in particular Kate and TJ, as well as a wide circle of adoring friends and colleagues who will greatly miss his entertaining stories, his teasing wit and his bellowing laugh.
Patrick grew up in Manotick, attended South Carleton High School and went on to study Television Broadcasting Production at Fanshawe College in London Ontario. He followed that up with a diploma in Network Cabling Apprenticeship at Algonquin College in Ottawa where he also taught for a time. For the majority of his career, he worked in both technical and sales roles with local telecommunications companies. Most recently, Patrick’s passion for woodworking led him to a coveted position in the woodshop at Lee Valley where he was respected for his enthusiasm, positive attitude and team building skills.
Patrick was a generous soul who was one of the first to volunteer to assist in local disaster relief efforts such as the Dunrobin tornado and charitable works such as Boom 99.7’s Community Angels. He got great joy in giving to others.
A Memorial Visitation will be held at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Road (between Bayshore and Baseline Road) on Saturday, January 28 from 3 to 5 pm, words of remembrance will be held at 4 p.m. An informal reception at the Heart and Soul Café in Dunrobin will follow. For those unable to attend the words of remembrance in person a live stream option will be available by scrolling below.
Cremation has taken place. Interment to follow in the spring.
Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice. You may also wish to consider contributing to future disaster relief efforts to carry on Patrick’s good works.