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PATRICK JOHN THOMAS CORRIGAN (PAT)
Date of Passing: May 16, 2022Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
PATRICK JOHN THOMAS CORRIGAN
It is with profound sadness we must announce the passing of Patrick Corrigan on May 16, 2022 at 74 years old.
Pat (Paddy) will be lovingly remembered by his wife Christina, their children, Neil (Mindy) and Patrick, Owen, Colin, Michael, Molly; Sheila (Hammy) and Avell, Alita; Jennifer (Jason) and Emily; Annie (Hudson) and Dylan, Ella; and also his dear mother-in-law Edna Eidse. Mourned by his younger siblings, Lynn (Peter), Lyle (Janice), and sister-in-law Grace, he now joins his parents, Owen and Margaret, his siblings, Sheila (Peter) and Brian - may they all rest in peace.
Born in 1947 in Regina, Saskatchewan, he grew up spending summers helping out on the farm, playing hockey and avoiding chores. He tried out teachers college and Transport Canada but eventually ended up in the bank, where an amazing group of bankers became the most incredible group of friends. In 1967 he found Christina, they married in 1969 and slowly transferred their way through Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Neil arrived in Thompson in 1974, a few short years later they found their first and only home in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Sheila arrived in 1978, then Jenny in 1980, and last but not least Annie in 1983.
As a family, there were countless road trips to visit family throughout Canada and the United States. Many camping trips to his old stomping grounds of Kamsack, Saskatchewan. Each trip included, not always on purpose, a bit of a scenic route to get there. Golf tournaments each summer allowed the bankers to stay close, let loose, and watch all of the families get closer together.
Later in life, Pat left the bank to get his hands dirty in demolition. This change, while drastic, was so good for him. It kept him busy, expanded his already enormous network of friends and most of all up, active and productive. Semi-retired, (retirement was too boring) he spent some days organizing and cleaning the shop, driving from job site to job site and the rest of his time doing what he did best - being an amazing husband, father, grandfather and friend.
Christina and Pat loved to vacation in Mexico, took a walk on the Great Wall of China, and made it to Ireland to kiss the Blarney stone. Like partners in crime, she cooked up ideas and he happily obliged the adventures and outings both near and far. He watched his children grow up, get married (most anyways) and start families of their own. He loved his grandchildren dearly, with a particular soft spot for the youngest three.
Pat was always the first to answer the call (just have to figure out the phone), hop in the car, and help wherever help was needed. He had a beautiful relationship with his mother-in-law Edna, even though her memory is faded, she knows Pat. Gramma has needed more care with each passing year, and Pat always made sure she was taken care of.
The family would like to thank Ted, Graeme and John for everything they did. To everyone whose lives he's touched and is reaching out, we appreciate all the kind words more than you can imagine.
His integrity, honesty, compassion have taught us all to be better, and his memory and laughter will forever be etched in our hearts. We love you so much.
Christina, Neil, Sheila, Jenny and Annie
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada or a charity of your choice.
A celebration of Patrick's life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at Winnipeg Evangelical Free Church, 500 Lagimodiere Blvd., Winnipeg.
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 21, 2022
Condolences & Memories (22 entries)
Our deepest condolences Lynn and Peter and all the family. - Posted by: Gwen Ferraton (friend) on: Jun 01, 2022
Our deepest sympathies to Chris and family, Lynn, Peter, Lyle ,Janice and families. Knew Pat since he was a kid, he always was a kind, funny, compassionate guy. May he rest in peace. Our prayers are with the family. - Posted by: Philip and Gloria Dusyk (old friends from Montmartre) on: May 31, 2022
It must be said, the family has provided a genuine testament to who Pat was, and as you read the obituary, I am sure that there are parts that really resonates with you. That is because it is telling on how dependable Pat was with his relationships. They were consistent. He met you where you were, had a genuineness that embraced everyone equally. Encounters with him were never judgmental and a kind spirit lingered with any exchange. He was blessed with a laugh that was sudden and deep. He could be your greatest teacher when asked for an opinion, and one could not help but leave every encounter lighter then when you had arrived. We are both so shocked at his sudden passing and we are deeply saddened by the event as it feels too soon. It has become a difficult reality to understand and accept. We extend our heartfelt condolences to Chris and the family. We know the journey of healing is complex and diverse, it expands and contracts. All we can do is remember, embrace, and practice those reflections that left us with the greatest impressions on what Pat provided when you were in his time and space. He always allowed for a greater good, practiced building relationships and community, made time for all, and embraced who you were in your moment. Our thoughts are with you. To know one has breathed easier because you have lived, this is to have succeeded. Emerson - Posted by: Robert and Roger (Transcona neighbour and friend) on: May 31, 2022
My deepest sympathies to Tina and family. My fondest memory about Pat is that he loved his wife and family deeply and loved to talk about them with such fondness. He had one of the best smiles that always reached his eyes. His laugh was contagious. Rest in Peace Pat! - Posted by: Carmel Pahl (Friend) on: May 31, 2022
Chris and family, so sorry to hear about Pat’s sudden passing. He was a gentle, caring man, who loved his family and enjoyed his many different friendships. What I remember most is he always loved to laugh and to make others do the same. Rest In Peace Mr C. - Posted by: Ida and Armand Brule (Friend) on: May 28, 2022
We are very sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. Our Condolences to his Family. Pat was a wonderful man. I knew Pat from the MB Seniors golf where we met 7 years ago. You will be missed Pat - Posted by: Alan Freedman (Friend ) on: May 28, 2022
We are so sorry to hear about the sudden passing of Pat. Needless to say everyone is in a state of shock. I know that you have a lot of family and friends who are always at your side to give you support. May you be comforted by them and know that you are all loved by so many. God be with you all and may Pat rest in peace. - Posted by: Rosita Clarke/JoJo Sokolosky (friends) on: May 26, 2022
Dear Chris and family our deepest sympathy for the loss of Pat. Pat was always a gentle caring and full of loved for his family and others. We enjoyed many laughs at Sheila’s games and if we met outside that he had many stories to tell. May God be with you and your family at this time. Brian & Cheryl Hauk and Family. - Posted by: Cheryl Hauk (Friend ) on: May 23, 2022
Very sad to see this news. Pat is someone I will never forget and always be grateful for. When I was first starting out in business, there were many struggles and if it wasn’t for Pat and his kindness and assistance I am not sure I would have made it. Even though he worked in a bank, he had compassion and sincerity rather than being all business. It’s been 25 years since then and I am still going strong thankfully to his assistance at the beginning. My condolences to his family, he really was such a kind man. Rest well Pat and thank you. - Posted by: Sherrie Versluis (Business) on: May 22, 2022
Dear Chris, Neil, Sheila, Jenny & Annie. We are sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Pat(Mr. C) We will always have the fond memories of working with such an amazing man. The great stories he used to tell during our many lunches together. He would always share stories of you and the kids which we always loved to hear. Mr. C was the person who got Myles and I to start donating blood and saving lives. He was truly an amazing person and will always hold a special place in our hearts. Sending you all hugs and prayers. Love Myles & Angie Buchanan - Posted by: Angie and Myles Buchanan (Friend ) on: May 21, 2022
So sorry to hear about Pat's passing. Christina our thoughts and prayers are with you and family. We always remember Pat as a kind and gentle man. He always made us laugh. There are no words to express our sorrow and I will be getting in touch Christina. May God bless . Love Paulette and Denis - Posted by: Paulette and Denis Chartier (friend) on: May 21, 2022
Having a hard time accepting someone so full of life and that gave so much could be taken from us so early. We have had God's good grace to be their next door neighbor for 33 years, and a better neighbor we could not imagine. Pat was a great family man who relished the gatherings in his backyard. His constant smile and hearty laugh was contagious. His helping and positive outlook much appreciated by all who knew him. We shall treasure and very much miss his grinning face peering over the fence or on the front lawn and our many chats on weather, gardening, sports (Jets, Bombers, golf), politics, or whatever the flavor of the day. God Bless. - Posted by: Hope and Len Sovak (Neighbor and friend) on: May 21, 2022
My condolences to the family . I met Pat thru the TD Bank he was good friends with my manager at that time . He and Gerry met up a bunch of times . He was always in a good mood and he always went out of his way to say hello . - Posted by: Carole Beaudry (Friend) on: May 21, 2022
Every time I reflect on that man, I can’t help but smile. I had the opportunity to know him for quite a long time. And in that time he was alway a pillar of family. His impact was quite, his laugh gargantuan, the love he had to share immense. You never really know how much someone effected you till they are gone. Thank you for welcoming me into your family Pat. You will forever be remembered. Even to leave behind half of the legacy you created would be something. Big love chief. - Posted by: Loncen (Friend) on: May 21, 2022
Chris and family My deepest condolences to you all at this time of loss. I had just seen Paddy last Saturday at the barbershop show. My prayers are with you at this time. R.I.P. my friend - Posted by: Gordon Sargent (Barbershop friend) on: May 21, 2022
We were so so sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. We’ll always remember his friendliness and laughter. - Posted by: Brian & Julie Beaver (Friend) on: May 21, 2022
It is with great sadness and shock that we read of the passing of one of the good guys of this world. Pat’s friendly disposition and kind heart were so visible to all who met him. His positive demeanour endeared him to many. Pat was a great neighbour with a smile for everyone. Although Pat has passed on, he has left a wonderful legacy of love, kindness and positivity. We are sending lots of hugs and heartfelt condolences to Chris and to the family. May all of your treasured memories help to ease your great loss. - Posted by: Ken and Linda Boughton (Neighbours on Harold E. ) on: May 21, 2022
Chris and family we are sending lots of hugs, prayers and condolences on Pat’s passing. A true friend for over 55 years and we have many great and lasting memories of our times spent together. Thinking of you always during this difficult time. Love Lois and Lorne - Posted by: Lois and Lorne Anderson (Friends) on: May 21, 2022
We would like to extend our deepest condolences for your loss. Paddy was such a vibrant and fun-loving man who will be dearly missed by all who knew him. - Posted by: Tom and Kathy Glenwright (Friend) on: May 21, 2022
Dear Chris and family. We are so sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Paddy. We usually got to have a little conversation when you visited our next door neighbours Lynn and Peter. I worked for the TD bank in Montmartre so was able to follow the postings. He was a great conversationalist and we looked forward to seeing Paddy and you on your Montmartre visits. Sympathies to Lynn Peter Lyle and Janice and families too. Our hearts are broken for you. God Bless You All. - Posted by: Rosemarie and Adelard Douan (Family friends) on: May 21, 2022
Our deepest condolences to Chris, Neil, Sheila, Jenny, Annie and their families. Many memories of Paddy - so much laughter and fun. He was a special guy. Take care. - Posted by: Howard and Rosemary Belliveau (Cousin) on: May 21, 2022
Heartbroken for your wonderful family. I fondly remember Pat's surprise (and delight?) when I would emerge from the basement for dinner/breakfast/lunch/snacks without having announced my presence earlier in my frequent after-school visits and/or sleepovers at the Corrigan house! Pat and Chris forever made all of us kids feel welcome at any (and all) hours. We can now all freely admit how much we appreciated the endless "dad jokes" and his knowing smiles that truly made us feel like part of the family. All the love and hugs to you, especially to my forever friend Sheila. Love ya xo - Posted by: Liz (Long time friend of Sheila's) on: May 21, 2022
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