-Born in Toronto in 1926, died peacefully at Guelph General Hospital on August 2, 2012 after a stroke. Pat taught high school in Ontario for six years before returning to university to do graduate work in Geography, the subject he taught at Kent State and then at University of Guelph until retirement. Pat was a sports enthusiast, participating actively as a student and coaching basketball when teaching high school. He said recently he hoped to live long enough to see the Blue Jays get into the playoffs. Pat never lost interest in world events. He valued his friends, keeping in touch with some even from high school. Just this July he enjoyed another ''boys' breakfast' with other retired colleagues. Pat is survived by wife, Tena, and two daughters, Linda Kommrusch and husband Steve of Fort Collins, Colorado, and Laurie Gough with husband Rob McCart and grandson Quinn McCart of Wakefield, Quebec. In accordance with Pat's wishes, there will be no funeral but friends are invited to remember Pat at his home at 48 Woodside Road on Sat., Aug.,18, from 2-5 p.m. Donations to Doctors Without Borders or the Guelph General Hospital would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the WALL-CUSTANCE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 519-822-0051 or www.wallcustance.com
Saturday August 11, 2012
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