Pat Oltsher passed away Sunday, June 10, 2007 at the age of 52 at the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital in Burlington, Ont.
Pat was born Sept. 8, 1954 in Fort Frances, Ont., and was predeceased by his parents, Paul (1969) and Kathleen (Kay) (1993) Oltsher.
He will be lovingly remembered by his siblings, Paul (Dorothy) of Saskatoon, Sask., Jim (Lynne) of Dryden, Ont., Julia and partner, Jim McKiernan, of Stoney Creek, Ont., and George (Heather) of Barwick, Ont.
He also will be missed by many nieces and nephews.
Pat loved sports; he played fastball with the Barwick Blue Knights and umpired in the district. He also was known as a pretty good curler and a good stock car announcer, and was active in the Emo Kinsmen Club.
He worked for DeGagne Equipment in Emo, Ont. and the CN in Vermilion Bay, Ont., before moving to Burlington in 1984.
He enjoyed people very much, and always had a smile and a story or a joke to tell. We all know how much Pat loved to sing and recite his favourite poetry.
Pat has come home!
Family and friends will be received Friday, June 15, 2007 at 12:30 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Emo, where the funeral mass will be held at 1 p.m. with Fr. Dan Debano celebrant.
Interment to follow at the Barwick Cemetery in Chapple Township, Ont.
Pallbearers will be Ken Wilson, Stewart Gill, Harry Romyn, Don Matheson, Wayne McLeod, and Larry Hunsperger. The honourary pallbearers will be all of his nieces and nephews.
If desired, in memoriam donations may be made to the Chapple Museum in Barwick c/o Municipality of Chapple, P.0. Box 4, Barwick, Ont., P0W 1A0.
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