Mr. Patrick Cole

Mr. Patrick James Cole

Wednesday, February 21st, 1951 - Sunday, April 5th, 2020
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Obituary

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Patrick James Cole, age 69, on Sunday, April 5, 2020.

Pat was a proud, lifelong Westfort boy. He was born on February 21, 1951, the first of three children for Jim and Ruby Cole. Pat grew up on Frederica Street, and attended St. Martin School and Westgate High School. He was a gifted young hockey player, and later enjoyed the Navy League and the Sea Cadets. Pat spent his working life at the Great Lakes mill, earning his apprenticeship certificate from Cambrian College and becoming a millwright in the steam plant. He met the love of his life, Joan, and married her on May 19, 1973. They welcomed two beautiful daughters - Joanne in 1976, and Jackie in 1979. Together, they spent every summer at the family camp at East Oliver Lake, sharing good times with Judy, Jan and Bob. After a 42-year wait, Pat's beloved team the Detroit Red Wings finally delivered him not one, but four Stanley Cups. As the years went on, Pat and Joan also celebrated the arrival of grandchildren, along with his favourite grand-dogs Wendel and Nova.

Pat dealt with serious health issues the last six years of his life, and passed away peacefully at Roseview Manor, with Joan, his wife of 47 years, by his side. Pat is also survived by daughters Joanne Wilson (husband Jonathan), Jackie Feese (husband Shannon), and his grandchildren Luke, Tyler and Grace Wilson, and step-grandson Dylan Feese. He is also survived by his mother Ruby Cole, sister Gloria Ferguson (husband Terry), brother James Cole (wife Belinda), and many nieces and nephews.

Pat was predeceased by his father Jim Cole in 2012, and in-laws Herb and Esther Prouty, in 1991 and 2005.

In Pat's memory, donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Cremation and other arrangements are being handled by Everest Funeral Chapel in Westfort. At this time, on-line condolences can be made at www.everestofthunderbay.com
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  • Interment

    Location
    Riverside Cemetery
    Address
    800 Oliver Road
    THUNDER BAY, ON
    Thunder Bay North, Oliver Road across from Lakehead University
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Charlene Habel

Posted at 07:17pm
Patrick and my late husband Ray we’re friends and had coffee often together.
Always had a smile and always stopped and talked to us. Patrick will be sadly missed.
My deepest sympathy and condolences to his Mom Ruby and his Family.

Charlene Habel and Family
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scott verge

Posted at 12:58pm
So sorry to hear the passing of Paddy.Our condolences to the Families.Scott and Janet Verge
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Susan Aris

Posted at 02:15pm
Joan,
I was very sorry to read about the passing of Pat. I have fond memories of all the years we spent together at your house, camp and other adventures we had. My thoughts are with you, Joanne and Jackie at this most difficult time. Take care Susan
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M Larrett

Posted at 11:22am
Our deepest condolences to the Cole/Wilson/Feese families at this sad time. So sorry to hear of your loss. Mandi & Chris Larrett
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Jack

Posted at 08:16pm
It seems like so long ago that we hung out together. Whether it was playing ball, bowling, or partying at Oliver Lake. Those were some fun times. As our children grew, our paths took different directions.....but we will alway remember Pat with warm memories. Joan, we are thinking of you and all the family in these difficult days. Take care. Love Barbara & Jack Moro
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