January 23 1934 – August 19 2015
Patrick passed away quietly on August 19 2015 at Vernon’s Jubilee Hospital after a short illness; he was surrounded by his family and was cared for by Dr. Boucher and the kind staff of VJH.
Pat is survived by son Gary Davidson, and wife Jie, daughter Darlene Dill and husband Norm. Pat’s Sister Kathy Porteous and husband Don, sister-inlaw Annette Davidson, grandchildren Kristen Dill and husband Kip, Bryce, Shayla and many nieces and nephews.
He will be sadly missed by family and friends, remembered for his love of adventure, nature and pursuit of knowledge a trait that boded well for his many careers. He was a true outdoorsman and pioneer in many disciplines, a builder of this great province and country.
In his teens he dreamed of moving out West from his grandmother’s farm in Ontario, joining his mother and step father in Vancouver. While following his dreams he began his great adventure, a journey that found him going back to school and acquiring trade qualifications for the many fields he worked in and enjoyed. In the early years he was a Vancouver City policeman, Commercial Fisherman and Steam Engineer. After Steam Engineering he worked as a Gas Fitter, Electrician, Construction Contractor, Plumber, House Builder and Renovator, Property Developer, Inventor and Municipal Inspector through to retirement. He was a proud member of the Masonic order attending lodge meetings for many years.
He loved life and was always busy either building houses or shops, prospecting, fishing, and some hunting although in his later years just enjoyed the wildlife on his door step.
Pat spent his remaining years living close to his family in the Okanagan.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Boucher and Annette, the nursing staff of Vernon Jubilee Hospital and the staff of Heritage Square.
May Dad take solace in a life journey well lived, well-travelled and greatly enjoyed.