J. PATRICK WESTRAN
It is with sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Patrick on May 19, 2008 at the age of 81.
Patrick is survived by daughter Sharon (Ron) Craig of Sicamous, BC; son Robert (Josey) Westran of Kamloops, BC; grandchildren Shanda (Craig) Penttila, Ryan Westran, Brant Westran and Laine Westran; great grandchildren Cassidy Westran, Madison and Nathan Penttila; nieces Joan and Nancy Westran and 2 great nephews .
He was predeceased by wives Audrey and Norie; parents Carl and Rita and brother Byrne Westran.
Pat was born April 24, 1927 in Beausejour, MB, the second son of Carl and Rita Westran. He joined the Navy at a young age and was a World War II veteran seeing action in the North Atlantic on the frigate "Prestonian". Pat met and married Audrey Aldous in Princeton, BC in August of 1949 , shortly followed by the birth of son Bob and daughter Sharon. He took up his career in electrical work at that time and went on to many facets of that profession ending as Chief Electrical Estimator for Northwest Electric Ltd. in northern Manitoba. Pat married Norie Yahn in 1960 and lived and worked in Thompson, Manitoba as well as Saskatoon, SK for many years. He retired to Darlingford, Manitoba then moved back to Winnipeg in 2000 due to health problems. Pat spent many comfortable years there before his recent hospitalization.
The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses on Unit 7 at Seven Oaks Hospital for their outstanding care and compassion. Special thanks to cousin Joe Finlan for always being there.
Cremation has taken place followed by interment in Beausejour, MB with family and close friends in attendance. An online book of condolences may be signed at www.cropo.com.
CROPO FUNERAL CHAPEL 586-8044