“A Long Life – Well Lived”
Patrick “Pat” Alexander Lavery passed away peacefully at Hardisty Care Centre in Edmonton AB. He is predeceased by his parents, Margaret and Louis Lavery, and sister Vivian Fraser.
Pat was born in Jasper, AB and after graduating from Jasper High School started a banking career with Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. Ahead of their time, Pat and his future Best Man, Sandy Robinson, took a four-month work hiatus and in 1952 travelled throughout Europe. A memorable side trip by Pat to Rome allowed him to meet with Pope Pius XII.
In 1954 Pat met the love of his life Marie Eleanor (Nora) Olson. The two were married in Jasper on April 11, 1955 and were inseparable for the next 63 years. They soon moved to Edmonton and raised their three children.
Following a successful career in the furniture business, Pat and Nora retired early to Gull Lake, AB. Pat, not one to sit still, was the driving force behind the Bentley Museum, Farmer’s Market and Gull Lake Trail. Pat’s great sense of humour and “shenanigans” are fondly remembered by all.
Pat is survived by his wife Nora; son Brent (Julie) grandchildren Brandon and Brynn; daughter Gail (Arnie) grandchildren Jason, Ryan, Kyle (Lynette) and Brandi (John) and son Wayne (Skye) grandchildren Emma and Sean; great grandchildren are Connor, Claire, and Max.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Hardisty Care Centre and Father Jim Corrigan for their care and support in Pat’s final days.
A Celebration of Life for Pat will be held on May 5, 2018 at 1:30 pm at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 13 Bower Drive, Sherwood Park, AB.
Memorial donations in lieu of flowers are preferred through www.alzheimer.ca/en/ab.