CHARLES “PAT” PATRICK MCDONALD
October 14, 1958 – January 30, 2015
With his family by his side, Pat (Charles Patrick) McDonald passed away peacefully on Friday, January 30, 2015 after battling ALS for just over a year. His spirit was strong and he fought until the very end. We know he’s in the Salisbury House in heaven, looking down on his family, heart overflowing with love.
Pat was loved by so many and will live on in our memories: whether it was a trip to the beach with all his nieces and nephews at the cabin in Grindstone, dancing at his daughter’s wedding, playing at the park with his grandsons, his work at Canadian Linen, cheering at Jets games, throwing a baseball around or swimming underwater for what seemed like miles, he’ll never be forgotten.
Pat’s four daughters Jessica (Justin), Rachel and her two sons Jack and Van, Justine and Alainna will carry on his legacy with the help of their mother, Cara McDonald. All his siblings, Dave, Robert and Lori; mother Bettiann and father Jack will cherish their memories of him and in-laws Joan and Paul, George and Mary-Jo, Lisa, Kelly, and his many nieces and nephews will love him forever.
On Thursday, February 5, 2015 Pat’s Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. in Westwood Community Church, 401 Westwood Drive.
Donations in Pat’s memory may be made to the ALS Society of Manitoba, 493 Madison Street, Winnipeg, MB R3J 1J2.
Wojcik’s Funeral Chapels & Crematorium, 2157 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada 204.897.4665, is in care of arrangements. wojciksfuneralchapel.com
“In tears we saw you sinking, we watched you fade away.
You suffered much in silence you fought so hard to stay.
You faced your task with courage, your spirit did not bend,
but still you kept on fighting till the very end.
God saw you getting tired, when a cure was not to be,
he closed his arms around you and whispered ‘come to me,’
So when we saw you sleeping so peaceful free from pain,
we couldn’t wish you back to suffer that again.
So keep yours arms around him lord, and give him special care.
Make up for all he suffered and all that seemed unfair.”
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