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STEVE PATRICK

Date of Passing: Jan 11, 2014

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STEVE PATRICK It is with love and great sadness that we announce the passing of Steve: husband, father, grandfather and friend, on Saturday, January 11, 2014. Left to cherish Steve's memory are his wife June, of 58 years of marriage; children Kim (Shinsuke), Carolyn (Ken), Sandra, Stephen (Carrie), James (Deborah), Lisa (Danny), Tara; grandchildren, Brennan, Quinn, Madison, Nolan and Amelie; brother, Walter; and sisters, Anne and Tara. He was predeceased by his beloved parents, Alex and Catherine, and his brother, John. Steve was born in Glenella, Manitoba in 1931 and spent his early years watching his parents homestead the family farm, where he learned the value of hard work and overcoming challenges. After moving to Winnipeg, Steve enjoyed a successful 13 year career with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He played on four Grey Cup Championship teams and was later inducted into both the Blue Bomber and Manitoba Sports Halls of Fame. In 1956, Steve established Patrick Realty and Insurance, and was active in the business for over 50 years. He was also a Member of the Manitoba Legislative Assembly from 1962 to 1977, representing St. James Assiniboia. It was during this time he earned the distinction of being Manitoba's "champion of all resolution makers." Later, he served as a Commissioner on the CRTC for 10 years. Steve gave of his time generously. He was a community minded volunteer who strongly believed in public service. He served as chairman of the St. James Cancer Society, Chairman of the Board of the Canadian Paraplegic Association for eight years, and was a founding Member of the Winnipeg Big Brothers Association. As well, he served on the Misericordia Hospital Foundation Board for 10 years and was a proud Charter Member of the Winnipeg-Assiniboine Rotary Club. Subsequently, Steve was recognized for his community service, receiving the Order of the Buffalo Hunt and the Canadian Centennial and Silver Jubilee Medals, to name a few. Steve instilled in his children a love of sport and the outdoors. In his healthier years, he enjoyed spending time with his family at Falcon Lake, fishing, skiing, golfing and working around the cottage. He never missed the opening of hunting season and a typical Christmas involved a family hockey game at Woodhaven followed by a cross-country ski at Little Mountain Park. Until his final days he loved watching hockey and football on TV. However, sports were not his only passion. Steve was an avid reader with a great interest in history and politics. He would regularly hold court on the latest political events and loved to share his knowledge with his children and friends. Steve's friends were a mainstay in his life. After his retirement, he continued to enjoy Monday lunch meetings at Rae and Jerry's, outings with the Bomber Alumni at the Assiniboine, and of course, his weekly Tuesday trip to Perkins with his coffee pals. Everyone who knew Steve would agree that he was a man who successfully combined outstanding achievement, with the personal qualities of honour, warmth, good nature and fair play. Funeral Mass was Celebrated on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Paul the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, 2400 Portage Avenue with Rev. Msgr. Maurice Comeault, P.H., presiding. A private family interment followed in Assumption Roman Catholic Cemetery, 3990 Portage Avenue. The family would like to extend their appreciation to Steve's homecare workers: Jacques, Dave, Dexter and Donovan for their wonderful care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba or the charity of your choice. Wojcik's Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 2157 Portage Avenue, 204-897-4665, is in care of arrangements. wojciksfuneralchapel.com "Thank you Dad for all the experiences and opportunities you made possible. We were blessed to have you as our husband, father and grandfather."
Publish Date: Jan 18, 2014

STEVE PATRICK It is with love and great sadness that we announce the passing of Steve: husband, father, grandfather and friend, on Saturday, January 11, 2014. He is survived by June, his wife of 58 years; children Kim (Shinsuke), Carolyn (Ken), Sandra, Stephen (Carrie), James (Deborah), Lisa (Danny), Tara; grandchildren, Brennan, Quinn, Madison, Nolan and Amelie; brother, Walter, and sisters, Anne and Tara. He was predeceased by his beloved parents, Alex and Catherine, and his brother, John. Steve was born in Glenella, Manitoba in 1931 and spent his early years watching his parents homestead the family farm, where he learned the value of hard work and overcoming challenges. After moving to Winnipeg, Steve enjoyed a successful 13 year career with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He played on four Grey Cup Championship teams and was later inducted into both the Blue Bomber and Manitoba Sports Halls of Fame. Steve established Patrick Realty and Insurance in 1956, and was active in the business for over 50 years. He was also a Member of the Manitoba Legislative Assembly from 1962 to 1977, representing St. James Assiniboia. It was during this time he earned the distinction of being Manitoba's "champion of all resolution makers". Later, he served as a Commissioner on the CRTC for 10 years. Steve gave of his time generously. He was a community minded volunteer who strongly believed in public service. He served as chairman of the St. James Cancer Society, Chairman of the Board of the Canadian Paraplegic Association for eight years, and was a founding Member of the Winnipeg Big Brothers Association. As well, he served on the Misericordia Hospital Foundation Board for 10 years and was a proud Charter Member of the Winnipeg-Assiniboine Rotary Club. Subsequently, Steve was recognized for his community service, receiving the Order of the Buffalo Hunt and the Canadian Centennial and Silver Jubilee Medals, to name a few. Steve instilled in his children a love of sport and the outdoors. In his healthier years, he enjoyed spending time with his family at Falcon Lake, fishing, skiing, golfing and working around the cottage. He never missed the opening of hunting season and a typical Christmas involved a family hockey game at Woodhaven followed by a cross-country ski at Little Mountain Park. Until his final days he loved watching hockey and football on TV. However, sports were not his only passion. Steve was an avid reader with a great interest in history and politics. He would regularly hold court on the latest political events and loved to share his knowledge with his children and friends. Steve's friends were a mainstay in his life. After his retirement, he continued to enjoy Monday lunch meetings at Rae and Jerry's, outings with the Bomber Alumni at the Assiniboine, and of course, his weekly Tuesday trip to Perkins with his coffee pals. Everyone who knew Steve would agree that he was a man who successfully combined outstanding achievement, with the personal qualities of honour, warmth, good nature and fair play. The family would like to extend their appreciation to Steve's homecare workers: Jacques, Dave, Dexter and Donovan for their wonderful care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba or the charity of your choice. Thank you Dad for all the experiences and opportunities you made possible. We were blessed to have you as our husband, father and grandfather. Funeral Mass will be Celebrated on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Paul the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, 2400 Portage Avenue with Rev. Msgr. Maurice Comeault, P.H., presiding. A private interment will follow in Assumption Roman Catholic Cemetery, 3990 Portage Avenue. Wojcik's Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 2157 Portage Avenue, 204-897-4665, is in care of arrangements. wojciksfuneralchapel.com
Publish Date: Jan 15, 2014

STEVE PATRICK On Saturday, January 11, 2014 Steve died at the Grace Hospital, at the age of 82 years. A longer obituary notice will follow. Wojcik's Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 2157 Portage Avenue, 204-897-4665, is in care of arrangements. wojciksfuneralchapel.com
Publish Date: Jan 14, 2014
Publish Date: Jan 15, 2014

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 18, 2014

Condolences & Memories (42 entries)

  • TO: June ("Mrs. Patrick", to me), Kim, Carolyn, Sandra, Stephen, James, Lisa, Tara, Brennan, Quinn, Madison, Nolan, Amelie, Walter, Anne, Tara, extended Family, and Friends; My thoughts, and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. I believe that Steve ("Mr. Patrick", to me), is now Smiling down on each one of you. He is Smiling down on all of you with Pride, Joy, and Love for all time and eternity. Yours truly, Stacey McAlpine and on behalf of the entire McAlpine Family. - Posted by: Stacey McAlpine, and on behalf of the entire McAlpine Family (Friend, and Neighbor) on: Feb 02, 2014

  • Steve was an outstanding member of Rotary for over 40 years and contributed so much to Rotary and its goals during this time. Steve was one of the founding members of this Rotary Club back in 1976 and continued as an active member even though his health was deteriorating and prevented Steve from attending regular meetings in recent times. We have lost a great man and will miss Steve very much. - Posted by: Ed and kathy Hollaman (Winnipeg Assiniboine Rotary Club) on: Jan 26, 2014

  • My deepest condolences to the entire Patrick family. I will always remember Mr. Patrick's "talks" and stories as well as the hunting and fishing trips. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. - Posted by: Norm Butler (Family Friend ) on: Jan 21, 2014

  • Mr. Patrick always had time for an almost daily visit from a 6 year old at his office for my childhood school days at Linwood. A precious, gentle, patient man who probably had more important things to do, yet HE made the time for me ....kinda like being my "cookie-mom". Within the past 5 or 6 years I saw him at the "Big A" with the group and he recognized me. :-) He was very kind to mom when she ran his campaign. Such a wonderful real person ... hoping mom and others were there to greet and welcome him on his new journey. Much respect and kind thoughts for the entire family .... and thank you for sharing with so many .... sure that he made a difference in all those lives. - Posted by: Gini Lauder (daughter of campaign manager & greatful fan) on: Jan 20, 2014

  • To the Patrick Family, we are sorry to hear of your loss. Mr. Patrick was a great Family man and I often sit and recall the trips hunting and the good times we had. He will be missed. - Posted by: Brian & Valerie Collins (Friend of the Family) on: Jan 20, 2014

  • Condolences to June & the Family on the loss of Steve. Our prayers & thoughts are with you at this sad time. Richard & Louise (Zdan) Stephanchew. - Posted by: Richard & Louise Stephanchew (Family Friend) on: Jan 20, 2014

  • Enjoyed my chats with Steve about life in Glenella in the good old days. Stories he shared about time spent with my father, Fred Zdan, events I was not aware of. He will be sadly missed. Carol Tanner (Family Friend) - Posted by: Carol Tanner (Family Friend) on: Jan 20, 2014

  • Our deepest sympathy in Steve's passing. He will be greatly missed. Steve seldom missed the club's monthly luncheon to socialize with the Club's Brother Members except for the final year or so. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. - Posted by: SONS OF UKRAINIAN PIONEERS (CLUB MEMBERS) on: Jan 19, 2014

  • He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much; Who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of their family; Who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; Who has left the world better than he found it; Who has looked for the best in others and given the best he had; Whose life was an inspiration Whose memory is a benediction We are very saddened to hear of your recent loss and would like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family. - Posted by: Robert, Susan, & Kristen Peleck (Family Friends) on: Jan 19, 2014

  • Tenderly... May God's love heal your sorrow. Gently... May the prayers of friends ease your hurting. Softly... May God's peace replace your heartache with warm and loving memories. Please accept my deepest condolences for your family's loss. - Posted by: Michael Ostafichuk (Family Friend) on: Jan 19, 2014

  • The family of the late Gordon E. Johnston was saddened to hear of the passing of Steve Patrick on January 11. 2014. Steve and our father sat together in the Manitoba Legislature from 1962 until 1977, and our dad had great respect for Steve's commitment to his constituents and his community of St. James. Steve and dad met almost weekly for lunch from 1977 until our father's death in 2005, and they no doubt discussed civic and provincial politics and the fortunes of their beloved "Bombers". Winnipeg is a better place because of Steve Patrick, and our sincere condolences go out to June, his kids and their families. - Posted by: Norma Johnston (Family Friend) on: Jan 18, 2014

  • I recall vividly Mr. Patrick during his years as an MLA...He will be missed - Posted by: Joseph Smith (N/A) on: Jan 18, 2014

  • I am very sorry to hear of Steve's passing. He was an honourable, compassionate man. Although I worked for him, I considered him a mentor. May God bless him and he rest in peace. - Posted by: CCarl Abbott (past employee) on: Jan 18, 2014

  • I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Growing up I spent as much time at your house as I did my own. I will always remember Mr. Patrick calling me Tiger and sincerely asking me if I was one of his kids. Mrs. Patrick and Family, may the love around you help you through the days ahead. - Posted by: Judy Zinkan (Joyce) (Friend and Neighbour) on: Jan 17, 2014

  • Steve Patrick was a true man for others. Duty, honor and service is what I learned from this Giant of a man. Giant not only in stature but in his contribution to community and Canada. What a privilege it was to know him. I will never forget. My prayers and deepest sympathies go out to all of the Patrick family. - Posted by: Buzz Grant (Family Friend) on: Jan 17, 2014

  • To Steve Patrick's Family, My dad Glenn McWhinney was friends with your dad. I have met some of you but I had not met your dad, although I feel I knew him. He sounds like a wonderful person and a man that had a lot to be proud of. Especially his family. My dad passed away almost 2 years ago at age 82 and I would like to say that our dads toughed it out for their kids and now we must do the same. Steve will be missed. Be strong. Our sincere condolences from Glenn McWhinney's Family (Jill) - Posted by: Jill Palmer nee McWhinney (friend) on: Jan 17, 2014

  • The Anderson/Dunlop family is so saddened by the loss of Steve Patrick, our dear neighbour for many years at Falcon Lake. We got to know the Patrick family over the years and Steve could be characterized as the definition of a gentleman. We have fond memories of many activities shared with three generations of the Patrick /Dunlop/Anderson families, water skiing, in the sauna, kayaking, swimming the lake, inspired by Steve's love of fitness. He will be missed, but his spirit carries on with the next generations. We regret that we are unable to attend his service, as we are out of town. With love, Lee and Wayne - Posted by: The Anderson family (Neighbours at Falcon Lake) on: Jan 16, 2014

  • My sincere sympathy to June and all of the Patrick family. I have always had so much respect and great fondness for Mr Patrick - such a compassionate, unassuming gentleman, who will be missed by so many. May God bless. - Posted by: Darlene Duce (Former employee) on: Jan 16, 2014

  • When Steven called with the sad news on Sunday, it broke our hearts. So many good memories came rushing to mind (hockey with the boys, skiing at Banff, working in the elections, house parties and visits to the lake) to name a few. We will keep June and the rest of the Patrick family in our prayers. We will always remember you Steve. May God have mercy on his soul and may perpetual light shine on him. - Posted by: Bohonos Family (Friend and Neibour) on: Jan 16, 2014

  • Dear Lisa & Family, My heart grew heavy & I was saddened to hear of the loss of your Father. Wishing you comfort and love during this difficult time. One of my favorite quotes by Chief Dan George... May the stars carry your sadness away, May the flowers fill your heart with beauty, May hope forever wipe away your tears, And, above all, may silence make you strong. - Posted by: Nicole LeClair & Wade Wasmuth (Friend of daughter Lisa) on: Jan 16, 2014

  • Steve is an all-time Winnipeg Blue Bomber great and he made a significant contribution to the Blue Bomber Alumni and the community. It was my pleasure to know and work with Steve. He was a good friend and a true gentleman. My sincere condolences to the Patrick family. - Posted by: Trevor Kennerd (Blue Bomber Alumni) on: Jan 16, 2014

  • Our hearts and thoughts are with you in this difficult time. Mr. Patrick, Mrs. Patrick (June-bug) and their entire family have had a tremendous impact on our lives and the character of all the Patricks is a testament to the great leader, mentor and father Steve Patrick was. His legacy and character will live on through his children and children's children for many generations to come. - Posted by: Hudec family () on: Jan 15, 2014

  • My deepest condolences and prayers to the entire family. Mr. Patrick was an important role model for me, growing up in Winnipeg as his daughter Sandra's friend since the age of ten and now some forty plus years later, as life long friends of the family. Having spent much time at the family home on Red Robin Place and at the family cottage, I was the recipient of many wonderful life lessons, experiences and opportunities provided by Mr.Patrick, as a result of his old world values, caring and generosity. Mr. Patrick included me in family ski vacations, to Aspen and Banff (one along with Gordie Roland and his family). I cherish those fun times and memories. Along with skiing, there was snowmobiling and many other great experiences including many discussions about values, history, politics. I feel blessed to have had Mr. Patrick play such a prominent role in my life growing up; he was always respectful, kind, caring and generous. He gave of himself not only to the community but to all those that were lucky enough to know him. May Mrs. Patrick and the entire family find comfort in knowing how much Mr. Patrick was loved, appreciated and respected. - Posted by: Debra Jensen (nee Allbutt) (Family friend ) on: Jan 15, 2014

  • My children and I are saddened by the loss of this wonderful family friend. I am so sorry that the miles have separated us these past twenty years but am happy for the time we did spend together. Our thoughts and prayers are with June and the entire family at this sad time. - Posted by: John Zdan Vancouver BC (A friend also from Glenella) on: Jan 15, 2014

  • My heart goes out to the whole Patrick family. Mr. Patrick was one heck of a guy! I have numerous fond memories of his stories and his wisdom from 30 + years ago. I always greatly admired him. He will be greatly missed by those closest to him. Sheri Pollard - Posted by: Sheri Pollard (Friend) on: Jan 15, 2014

  • Dear June and Family, I have fond memories of happy evenings spent with Steve and you. He was a very kind, sincere man and always considerate of others. This is a great loss. My condolences to you. - Posted by: Iris Sawiak/Sherryl Melsted () on: Jan 15, 2014

  • Lori and I wish to let June and all of her children and grandchildren know that their Steve was very special. Our prayers and thoughts go out to all of you. - Posted by: Tim & Lori Chimuk (Family Friends) on: Jan 15, 2014

  • May peace and comfort be yours, as you celebrate the life of your husband, father, grandfather, and friend. His memory and legacy lives on in each of you. Thank you for sharing many of your favorite 'Dad' stories with us. Blessings! - Posted by: Lorna and Michael Proch & Family (Friend of Family) on: Jan 15, 2014

  • Dear June and family - So surprised and saddened that son Barry called Kay last night to tell us that we had just lost Steve. We have been living at opposite ends of Red Robin since there were few houses on the street, and just recently Steve and I shared next beds for several days at Grace hospital where he was very active and articulate as we chatted about his glory days in sport, with many mutually known sports folks, some of whom were also neighbours. That's why the news came as such an unexpected surprise. So our community in general and our personal community have both been much diminished. June, we have been blessed with a life well-lived and a host of wonderful memories. - Posted by: HAROLD McCORT (Neighbour and friend) on: Jan 15, 2014

  • June and family My prayers are with you and the children. I feel fortunate to have been able to know such an outstanding individual as Steve. He will never be forgotten. Bless you all. - Posted by: gary whyte (family friend) on: Jan 15, 2014

  • I consider myself extremely blessed to have had the opportunity to work for Mr. Steve Patrick for approximately 15 years. Steve was so very kind, always supportive and more of a teacher, a mentor than a boss. He would occasionally come and sit in the front office when it was quiet and relay a story. If you listened carefully there was always an underlying message to be learned. The messages were seldom work related but more so about life, about the choices we make and how our actions define us. Steve was so very knowledgeable, so very supportive and I know that I am a better person for having known him. To his dearest June, their 7 beautiful children and their dear grandchildren I offer my deepest sympathy during this difficult time. Steve, Thanks for the Memories, You'll Live Forever in My Heart. - Posted by: Joan Haas (Long Time Employee) on: Jan 15, 2014

  • To the Patrick Family, We send you our deepest sympathy for your loss. We know that a truly great man, husband, father, grandfather and friend will be missed by so many. May the days ahead be blessed with comforting memories. The Chalifoux Family - Posted by: Joel Chalifoux () on: Jan 15, 2014

  • We are so very sorry for your loss and send our deepest sympathies. Each of us will always have fond memories of big Steve along with all the Clifford stories. It was an honor to have known him and to share in his friendship. He was an extraordinary, kind, man.....a true humanitarian who raised a beautiful family that we know are there for each other at this very sad time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God bless you. From, The McElrea Family - Posted by: The McElrea Family (Friends of the family) on: Jan 15, 2014

  • Steve Patrick was the first to welcome us to the cottage neighborhood, with a bottle of wine, when we moved in over 20 years ago. We value the friendship with the family over the years, and wish to extend our deepest sympathy on the passing of their husband, father and grandfather. - Posted by: Edith Ruddock and Family (neighbor at Falcon Lake) on: Jan 15, 2014

  • To the entire Patrick Family...my heartfelt condolences. I have many fond memories of time spent with Mr. Patrick...lunches at the Assiniboine...going to the arena with him to watch one of his boys play hockey...going with him to Bomber Games...building a deck with him and Stephen in Stephen's backyard...that was interesting:) ... Advice lessons in his office...always fun times:). He was a Great Man who genuinely cared about Family, People and Community. I visited Mr. Patrick in the hospital a handful of times this past summer ....Each and every time...like always the same three questions to the start of the conversation ...How are the kids? How are you? Did you sell anything today? Then we would have conversations of things that I had forgotten ....till he reminded me of them:). Along with many others...I will miss him. - Posted by: Darrell Lewicki (Friend) on: Jan 15, 2014

  • So Sorry to hear of Mr. Patrick passing. On behalf of my family we send our condolences to the entire family. Mr. Patrick was a very kind and caring person who talked to everyone and everybody. He had a deep love of his Community and Great Pride that He played for his Hometown Winnipeg Blue Bombers. God Bless the entire family, and our prayers are with you all. - Posted by: Timothy Buzunis (Family Friend) on: Jan 15, 2014

  • So sorry to hear about Steve. He was a gentleman and always very kind. HE suggested that I try Insurance out several years ago and I am still in the business. I live in BC now but my roots are deep in Winnipeg. Steve was so well known and so well liked. I will always remember him fondly. - Posted by: laurie mckenzie-tann (past employee) on: Jan 14, 2014

  • To the family, please accept my heartfelt sympathy for your loss of Steve; my thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Growing up together as neighbours on a farm, country-school schoolmates, and a lifetime friendship -- though many miles separated us as adults -- our memories I shall always cherish. He was a fine, caring man. I shall miss him. - Posted by: Mike Puhach (neighbour, schoolmate, lifetime friend) on: Jan 14, 2014

  • Steve Patrick was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1988 as an athlete in football but his life and legacy were so much more than that. Our sympathies to the entire Patrick family on the passing of a great man. - Posted by: Rick Brownlee (MB Sports Hall of fame) on: Jan 14, 2014

  • We are so sad to hear about your loss. When grief and sorrow weigh upon us take comfort in knowing your family and friends are there. I will always remember his kindness. God bless you always. The McInnis Family - Posted by: The McInnis Family (Friends) on: Jan 14, 2014

  • To the Patrick Family We are all so very sorry to hear of your loss. Steve (Mr. Patrick to some of us) was truly one of the greatest men we had the pleasure of knowing. Truly remarkable in every way. God Bless all of you at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. - Posted by: The Rowland Family (family friends) on: Jan 14, 2014

  • My deepest of sympathy in the passing of your husband, father and grandfather. Even though I have not seen all of you in a very long time, I do think back on all of the memories at your home and cottage. As I remember, Mr. Patrick was always a very generous and caring man. God bless you! - Posted by: Michelle Demorest-Voth (Friend of Family) on: Jan 14, 2014

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