Born in Dublin, Ireland. A wonderful son, husband and father. He was predeceased by his son Edward, parents Patrick and Josephine, brothers Donal, Douglas and Aubrey, sisters Bridie and Terry, nephews Padraig and Donal.
He is survived by his wife, Linda, sons Patrick, Daniel, Michael, Gus and daughter Frances, brother Eddie, Sister Mary (Sr. Anne), nieces, nephews and extended family.
Words cannot describe his personality. He made time for everyone, was a teacher, farmer, logger and salesman among other things.
He had a special place in his heart for the First Nations people who suffered cultural indignity just as the Celts did!
He faced adversity without complaining or blaming. He had a deep faith, sense of social justice and always appreciated the good in others.
He was a hero to his family and his strength, humour and love will always be with them!
Rest in peace darling, till we meet again beloved! God be with you!
The funeral service will take place on Saturday July 28th (10 a.m. Requiem Mass) at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Elk Lake Drive (opposite the Commonwealth Pool).
In lieu of flowers please be kind to someone or give to a worthy charity.
Published in The Times Colonist from Jul. 26 to Jul. 28, 2018.