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Patrick Michael Forbes

August 13, 1966 - January 4, 2022


Patrick Michael Forbes, of Lake Cowichan, B.C. after a decade of enduring unalterable cancer died in the palliative care unit in the Cowichan District Hospital, in Duncan, B.C. on January 4, 2022. He was 55 years old.

Pat was born in Edmonton on August 13, 1966. Pat was the youngest of three children, Gale Forbes (Kamloops, B.C.), Richard (Rick) Forbes (Edmonton, AB.) born to parents Toni (Lake Cowichan, B.C.) and Richard Forbes (Calgary, AB).

Pat was raised and schooled in the Crestwood community in Edmonton, Alberta where Pat was encouraged to develop his considerable athletic abilities in hockey and soccer. Pat excelled in all athletic endeavours but had a particular penchant and innate hockey skill set which he honed despite underlying health issues. Pat was never happier than when he was on the ice competing in a game.

Pat’s other passions were outdoors; an avid fisherman, hunter, wildlife photographer; Pat became a licensed guide and shared his passion and concern for the remaining wilderness with clients and friends

Pat possessed a particular capacity to make and sustain relationships amongst a wide-ranging variety of individuals, many remained strong and vital friends for over fifty years. Pat’s defining virtue was loyalty, whether family, friend, team, or endeavour Pat’s commitment was wholehearted. Pat was about action, taking things head-on not only getting it done but doing right which meant “it is what it is.” and “doing it right or not at all”.

Pat was fortunate to have a dedicated and skilled health team led by Dr D.K. Froese who meagered Pat’s care with undaunting personal concern, thank you
Pat’s family want to gratefully acknowledge Pat’s loyal friends for their extended concern and empathy in Pat’s final days. We can assure all that Pat genuinely appreciated those acts of caring and compassion.

A celebration of Pat’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Pat’s name to the Cowichan District Hospital or the Cancer Society in your neighbourhood.


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre

H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Gillian Baslee
Relation: Neighbour

So very sorry to hear of your loss. We didn’t know Pat well but he was always so friendly and never missed an opportunity to wave or have a chat. We will miss seeing his smiling face across the road.

From: Debbie Keith
Relation: Friend

Pat always has and always will have a big piece of my heart. ❤️ My deepest condolences to his family.

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