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!
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Mar. 17, 2012.