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Patrick Doherty, age 81 years, passed away Monday September 5, 2016. He was born and raised in Fort William, son of Patrick & Mary Doherty. He was employed at N.M Paterson for 38 years starting as a messenger at 18, retiring in 1991 as Vice President & General Manager of the Steamship Division. During his retirement, he held position of director and chair of the Thunder Bay Port Authority for 6 years. In his early years he coached some baseball but mainly Elks hockey (Pee-Wee & Tom Thumb); picking them up when needed, dressing them and being a role model for good sportsmanship. Pat enjoyed being out in his boat fishing at Kashabowie with Dan Bodrug & nephew Rob sharing a shore lunch of pickerel. He was a long-time ham radio operator (VE3PD) travelling to Irkutsk, Siberia and the South Pacific lugging equipment with him. He served a term as President of the Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC). He was a long-time conservative where he met his beloved wife Lisa. They were married Dec 29, 2001 and had 15 beautiful & busy years together renovating rentals, camping at Neys Prov. Park, and relaxing in their pool. He is survived by his loving wife Lisa Sundell, children Eric & Rachael (Brandon), brothers Glen (Gertrude) & Jim (Kathy), sisters Val Kulp & Barbara Darrow (Chris), brothers-in-law Doug Stankey & Richard Stankey, sisters-in-law Linda (Carmine) Felice, Sharon Marshall & Diane Stankey, nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family. Predeceased by his parents, Patrick & Mary, bothers Alf & Hugh, brother-in-law Ed, sister-in-law Rose, nephews Wayne & Rob. He will be missed by his good friends, Laurie Bridget & Jim O'Brien & both his McDonald's coffee clubs. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at St. Paul's Anglican Church, 808 Ridgeway Street at 11:00 a.m. with coffee to follow.

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