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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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Published in The Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal on Sep. 10, 2016.
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September 16, 2016
Nothing heard. God's Speed Patrick. - de ka1aaa..... Out.
Ray Sabb
September 15, 2016
Amateurs tune into life
Patrick, our world was made better, by your being active in a wonderful hobby shared by many wonderful people around the world. Thanks for your involvement in the amateur community and in your contributions to your local municipalities.
I wish your family continued love and condolences, for you now have moved onto higher frequencies.....

75 - 2 de VA3IDJ
VA3 IDJ - Desiree Terrebonne
September 14, 2016
Elks Eagles (Tom Thumb) coaches Pat & Alf Doherty 1968-69 season
Gary Spence
September 14, 2016
Elks Eagles (Tom Thumb) coaches Pat & Alf Doherty 1967-68 season
Gary Spence
September 13, 2016
Our condolences to Lisa, and Pat's family.

Pat (and his brother Alf) was my hockey coach between 1966 and '69. I still remember Pat making a special trip to McKellar Hospital to bring my trophy after we won the championship, and I was unable to attend the party due to a broken leg. ~ Later I knew Pat through our mutual hobby of ham radio which he loved. I remember meeting him at the airport after he had been to the Cook Islands to operate his radio in an exotic location, and how tanned he was.

There's 3 pics of Pat as a hockey coach starting with this one. Just use the > arrow to advance the pics..They are of Pat's Tom Thumb team.

RIP VE3PD..Gary VE2GK and Coral Spence VA2CS

Gary Spence
September 12, 2016
We are so sad that our family has lost Uncle Paddy, he was so loved and respected by all of us. To Lisa and all the family, we are sorry we can't be with you at this time but you are in our hearts and thoughts. -Love Pat, Barb, Tyler, Trish, Shawn, Cadence and Makena
Patrick Doherty & family
September 12, 2016

Pat was a wonderful neighbour, friend and second home to our youngest son. We were neighbours for over 15 years of growing potatoes, caring for dogs, home repairs, making flooring and sharing family get togethers. Kevin cut his grass every Saturday while watching TV and eating him out of house and home. Pats garage was the local do it yourself repair shop. We all shared lots of fun times and laughs.
You have our deepest sympathy for your loss.

Bill Georgie Shawn Kevin Mary Jane Cannon
Bill Cannon
September 11, 2016
Please accept our condolences - our thoughts are with the family during this difficult time - special love and thoughts to our dear and long time friend Barb Darrow.
Jim GIlbert
September 10, 2016
i am so sorry for your loss, you dont know me but my husband worked with him at patterson in the late 60's early 70's and he spoke highly of Pat joan binette
September 10, 2016
My condolences to Patrick's family and friends and a special thought to my dear friend Barbra Darrow, I'm so sorry for your loss
Joe Barron
September 10, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are with Patrick's family and friends. Too my dear friend Barbra Darrow, I'm so sorry for your loss.
My condolences .
Joe Barron
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