Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle passed away at the Burns Lake & District Hospital to cancer on October 3, 2006.
John was born to Sam (Dewisum’tsik) and Madeline (Ist’en) Patrick in the traditional territory of Fort Babine in 1939. Later he moved to Pendleton Bay where he began his career in the forest industry working in sawmills, this led him to his home in Burns Lake where his family moved to from Fort Babine. John worked in various sawmills, and spent of his career at Houston Forest Products (IWA) where he spent the remainder of his career.
In 1967, John met the love of his life Marie Theresa Patrick (nee Alec), and were married on September 7, 1968. they had their first child in 1969 and three more children when they settled in Burns Lake.
John was diagnosed with cancer in May 2006 in Vancouver, BC, and died after returning home five months later in October 2006 in Burns Lake, BC.
John leaves behind his loving wife of 38 years Marie Patrick and their four children: John Jr. and Diana of Ontario, Gina of Burns Lake, Bernard and Gail (Brett Lowley and family, Eric Lowley, Rena, and son Julian Lowley) of Burns Lake, Eugene and Cindy (Keisha and Allison) of Burns Lake.
John also leaves to mourn: His brothers and sisters; Sylvester Patrick, Burns Lake, Roger Patrick, Burns Lake, Dianne Michell, Edmonton, AB, Mary Lowley, Burns Lake, Dora Patrick, Burns Lake, and numerous nephews, nieces and extended family members
John was laid to rest in Burns Lake on Saturday, October 7, 2006
There will always be a
heartache and often
a silent tear.
But always the precious memory of the days when you were here.
We hold you close
hearts, and there you
to walk with us through
our lives until we
Remembering you is easy, we do it everyday,
but missing you is
that will never go away.