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Date of Passing: Mar 20, 2023

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Suddenly, on Monday, March 20, 2023, the first day of spring, Captain A. Patrick Carroll passed away at age 85.
Pat, as he was known to us, is survived by his wife of 58 years, Helen; daughters, Janice, Susan and Nancy (Caesar) and grandchildren, Meagan, Kate, and Christian, all from Winnipeg.
How to describe Pat? Well, he grew up in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, sports of any kind that he played and then later enjoyed watching. He loved to chat about the Jets, the Blue Bombers or his childhood favourite the Toronto Maple Leafs. Truth be told, there was nothing he loved more than talking to folks and telling them his never-ending stories.
His childhood, in Sault Ste. Marie, was adventurous. His sisters, Shirley, Doreen, Betty, Colleen, Andrea and his brothers, Duaine and Little Andy, told many stories of his shenanigans. As an adult, Dad joined the military and left his home town. He was a career military man. One of his first postings was to Gagetown, New Brunswick where he met Helen. After they were married and had their family, he volunteered to head to the Middle East with us in tow, as a peacekeeper for the United Nations. This was an adventure for the whole family. In 1979, he was posted to his home town of the Soo. This posting was truly a family highlight. We deepened our connections with his large and loving family and got to do the things he did as kid; going to camp, cross-country skiing and playing cards.
Dad decided that Winnipeg was THE place to live and raise a family. His final posting was back to Winnipeg, to our longtime home on Epsom Crescent in Charleswood. Mom and Dad were best friends with their neighbours, Ed and Sylvia Hawryluk. They were part of the family too. Many a night was spent playing cards, mixing drinks and listening to their record collections.
In 1990, after decades of taking courses around career and family responsibilities, Dad graduated with a Bachelor of Arts; majoring in Economics and minoring in Geography. He was intelligent and maintained a curious disposition. His curiosity shone through his constant reading and love of travel. After retiring, Mom and Dad toured many American states including Hawaii, Mexico, and even a trip to Panama to visit with Meagan during her studies there.
Thank you to the Seven Oaks Renal Clinic, Take Time Cleaning, his neighbour Lesley, Misty from the Assiniboine Clinic, home care staff - especially Adriana, and his special friend at the Officer's Mess Caroline Ouimet and her family.
A private family service will be held.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Harvest Manitoba or to the Red Cross.

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Chapel Lawn Funeral Home


As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 25, 2023

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • My first memories of Uncle Pat are of his roaring laughter and playing cards at camp. He was a larger than life Uncle with stories of the middle east peace keeping - shooting moose-fishing-deer hunting and could bend your ear on any subject. The day that he swam the length of the Lake while a bunch of aunts and cousins rowed beside him will always be remembered by us kids. Condolences to Aunt Helen and Family. - Posted by: Chris Leigh (nephew) on: Mar 30, 2023

  • My condolences to my Aunt Helen and cousins Jan, Susan & Nancy. Uncle Pat was always fun and interesting to be around and I will never forget his roaring laughter, it filled the room. He will be dearly missed. - Posted by: Catherine LEIGH (Niece and cousin to the family) on: Mar 27, 2023

  • Condolences to Helen, Jan, Nancy, and Sue. It is always hard to lose a parent. May You find comfort in all the good memories you hold in your heart.❤️ Thoughts and prayers, with lots of love 💕 - Posted by: Loraine Krastel (Friend) on: Mar 25, 2023

  • Sending my sincerest condolences to Jan and family! Had the opportunity to visit with your Dad Jan over the many years of our friendship. He was very intelligent and interesting and I am thankful for those times. I know you are missing him but I also know he is with his loved ones who have gone before. There is a giant canasta game in progress !!!!! - Posted by: Melodie Tamre (Friend of the family) on: Mar 25, 2023

  • My condolences to Janice and her family about the loss of her dad. I only met him a few times years ago but I can still remember his big personality, love of life and his remarkable capacity to connect with people. I liked him. - Posted by: Hal Wallbridge (friend of Janice) on: Mar 25, 2023

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