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Patrick Stephen Heslop

December 5, 1954 - July 22, 2017


It is with extreme sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Patrick Stephen Heslop, aged 62. Pat left us peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, July 22, 2017.

Pat was born in Regina, Saskatchewan on December 5, 1954 and grew up in a big family. He will be forever missed by his wife, Kelley (Davies) Heslop, his mother Wilda Heslop, his children; Carrie-Anne, Shane (Nicole), Darryl, Alisha (Andrew), grandchildren; Gabriella, Malachai and Amelia, siblings; Kelly (Wilma), Dave (Joanne), Mike and Erica. He also leaves behind Aunts and Uncles, Nieces and Nephews, In-laws and Out-laws, as well as many good friends. Pat was predeceased by his sister Madelaine, his brother Eric, and his father Jack Heslop, a man he truly admired and loved.

While living in Colwood, BC, Pat attended Dunsmuir High School. He was a roofer and a mason, who was very talented at constructing chimneys and fireplaces, he was also a logger. His last job at was at the Catalyst Pulp and Paper Mill in Crofton. He was employed there over 25 years and never did retire.

Pat was considered “Old School”, a “Man’s Man”, he was the truest of gentlemen. He pretended he was “GRUMPY”, but that evolved into “Almost GRUMPY”.  He displayed the best characters a man could have, He was loyal, brave, honest, funny, kind and honourable. He was a much-loved husband, a reliable friend and a beautiful gentle spirit.

Pat had two real passions in life, fishing and antique tube radios. His wife was his fishing partner. They battled back and forth for many years, competing for the glory of the winning fishing LOONIES. His wife has just recently admitted that she accidentally caused many of his fish to get away with her deceptive netting technique.  So we do not know who actually won the most loonies. Hopefully Pat is watching and saying to himself “I KNEW IT!” When he wasn’t fishing, or thinking about fishing, Pat could be found in his antique radio man cave where he spent a lot of time tinkering and refurbishing old radios. He had over a hundred of them. He hardly ever electrocuted himself. Pat served 10 years as a volunteer firefighter for the community of Mesachie Lake, BC, where he lived all of his adult life.

His life was cut short and it will take a long time to get over the huge loss of his passing. We have shared so many wonderful memories and he is going to be deeply missed by all who knew him.

We were fortunate to have had him in our lives and now we will hold our love for him in our hearts.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Mesachie Lake Fire Hall on Saturday, August 5th, 2017, at 12:00pm.



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

From: Shelley (Davies) Coburn
Relation: Pat was my Brother-In-Law and good friend

Ed and I will miss you so much Pat. I will miss your nickname to me and your growling when I called you Grumpy.
Will also miss how you and I would ignore Ed and Kelley when they started talking about their hockey pool, and you would show me your radio’s instead. Or how you load pepper on your meals, and wondering what you were eating, because it was all black.
I also loved how you would look at my sister Kelley with so much love in your expression. To know that she and you had so much love for one another, made your growling less scary, LOL.
You were the best Brother-In-Law, a good friend, and Ed and I will miss you. We will keep the great memories of our time together, until we meet again.

From: Linda Hamilton
Relation: Friend

Sincerest Condolences to Kelly Ann on the loss of your Soulmate, and To The Rest Of the Heslop Clan, on the loss of Your Brother, and Dad, to Whom he all loved Dearly.

From: Joan and Ron McKenzie
Relation: Friend

Our sincerest condolences to Kelley, to everyone who knew and loved Pat. He was a wonderful, gentle man, albeit grumpy (NOT) – he was a friend and shall be missed.

From: John Nardino
Relation: co worker.

I am sadden to hear the passing Of Pat I worked with Pat at caycuse logging for many years in the late 70″s and early 90″s he was a hard worker and full of many laughs and jokes rest in peace Pat and my condolences to his family.

From: Mike Bates
Relation: Coworker

Pat was a great guy to work with. So sorry to hear about his passing.

From: Chris
Relation: Work mate at Crofton mill

I was shocked and sad when I heard of Pat’s passing. I worked with Pat for almost 17 years and he logged with my father for a long time. He was a good man. He never held back on how he felt which I really liked about him. I’ll miss you Pat you O’l grump.
My Condolence to his family

From: Christine hind
Relation: Friend of family

I new pat from a young girl he will be sadly missed by all who new him expesailly his loving family Thinking of You all

From: Mark Noonan
Relation: co-worker at Crofton.

I hope there are lottery tickets in heaven, Pat. RIP. Condolences to the family, he will be missed by many………..

From: Dianna Ikona
Relation: Co-worker

My deepest condolences to Kelley & all of Pat’s family. I could never figure out why his nickname was “Grumpy” but found it funny that every time I’d ask him how he was……of course the answer was “Grumpy”. Pat was a great guy and will be missed by so many. RIP Pat.

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