Patrick CLARIDGE
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CLARIDGE, Patrick "Pat" S.
July 12, 1938 - March 8, 2012
A local Vancouver lad, perhaps best known for his pro-football years with the winning 60s BC Lions, didn't win over his fight with Dementia/Alzheimer. Despite Pat's favourite Churchill quote, "Never, never, never give up!" after 4 years in assisted care passed away pain-free in Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria, BC on March 8, 2012. Pat is sent a fond farewell from his loving wife, Louise; his brothers, Bill, Peter, Richard and families; the Hanna Family; and best friend, Jim Carphin. He is predeceased by his brother, Bruce, who opened the doors to the University of Washington and the Lions. After his award winning football career Pat became a successful businessman in the Investment Field after which he and Louise retired to their beloved Hornby Island in '97. Pat enjoyed golf but loved rugby. He also, spent many years supporting and fundraising for the Vancouver Police Pipe Band. It was Pat's wish for his family, friends, old football, rugby and cop buddies to hoist a glass and bid adieu!
Love Louise


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Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Mar. 17, 2012.
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April 15, 2012
Dear Louise;
I'm so sorry to hear of Pat's passing. He was truly one of a kind, and I have very fond memories of our weekend with the two of you at your house on Hornby Island, back in the day.
Kindest regards,
Suzy Moll
Suzy Moll
March 25, 2012
I'll keep throwing the pig skin around pat. The memories we have from Stanford! I'll miss buddy
Melissa D
March 24, 2012
My condolences to Louise and all of the Claridge family. I have great memories of our friendship and the great times we shared. Ron Stewart vancouver
Ron Stewart
March 24, 2012
And then there were 3 ... wish my family and I could be there to share a hug, a tear, a laugh and a glass! Thinking of you Louise, with lots of love, Beth xo
Beth Claridge-Jones
March 20, 2012
Dear Louise. I have fond memories of Pat at Kitsilano High School. He joined our reunion committee Class of 1956 coming to meetings at my home assisting with mailouts and plans for our class reunion in 1986, Expo year.
Our sympathy to you and the family.from the Kitsilano High School Class of 1956 Reunion Committee
C/O Mrs Marilyn (Luckett) Muckle Chair person
March 17, 2012
A smile that won't be forgotten, from a man we will never forget. Your night nurses miss you Pat...
Edna M.
March 17, 2012
Dear Louise,

I knew Pat from business in Vancouver. I am president of the Churchill Society of British Columbia and particularly appreciated the Churchill quote in the obituary. Winston Churchil provided great inspiration for all of us who have faced significant challenges in our lives. I am delighted that Pat shared that inspiration.

Kindest regards,
Christopher Hebb.
Christopher Hebb
March 17, 2012
Pat left us too soon. I especially remember RP&B nights at the Duff and other locations and other great times with brothers Bill and Bruce, George Forster, Ray Ross, Ron Stuart, Don Vassos, a bunch of old lions and too many others to list here; Pat's maiden voyage to Hill Island on M/V Earlmar; and especially the steadfast friendship to Pat of Jim. Louise, we only met briefly but I was impressed - my good buddy was hooked! My deepest condolences to everyone. It seems appropriate to be sending this message on St Patrick's Day. Our Patrick was a great Irishman!

Sincerely,
Tom Sharp
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