Patrick passed away on April 3rd, 2009, one week after celebrating his 75th birthday.

He leaves to mourn, his wife Darlene, daughters Kelly and Aaren Jensen, Karon and Geoff Ireland, and his three wonderful grandchildren, Sam and Rachel Ireland and Molly Jensen.

Grieving the loss of their brother is his twin, Fred (Marion) and his brother Peter (Rita) and his three sisters, Kathleen, Ellen and Geraldine and his sister-in-law Julia. Pat was predeceased by his brother Gerard. Pat will also be missed by his mother-in-law Jean Evans and his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Dale and Elaine Jackson and Ken and Kaye Jackson.

Pat was a favourite uncle to many nieces and nephews and a great friend to many. He especially enjoyed his “bored” members and his wonderful friends, Dick, George, Deloy and Bert.

Pat spent many years on the Board of Directors at NOYFSS and was a volunteer at the Cammy Lafleur Street Clinic and at Hospice. Pat spent his working career with the telephone company: Bell, Okanagan Telephone, BC Tel and Telus. He was a member of the Vernon Pacers Running Club and was an active member of St. James’ Catholic Church.

A prayer service was held on Tuesday, April 7th at St. James’ Catholic Church and a Funeral Mass will be celebrated there on Wednesday, April 8th at 11:00 a.m. with a reception to follow at the Parish Center. In lieu of flowers, please support Hospice, NOYFSS or a charity near and dear to your heart.

But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. Matthew 6:6.

Arrangements are in the care of Vernon Funeral Home 250-542-0155.

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