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HANDLON, Patrick “Pat” Martin Eugene

March 10, 1923 – August 3, 2009

Patrick Handlon, beloved husband of Patricia “Pat” Handlon (nee Berling), passed away in Calgary on Monday, August 3, 2009 at the age of 86.

Pat was born in Rainy River, ON on March 10, 1923 the third of four children to Martin and Julia Handlon. In 1942, Pat joined the RCAF 143rd Wing and served overseas in England, France, Belgium, Germany and Denmark. After the war he married Patricia on April 24, 1948 in Decatur, IN. They moved to Fort Wayne, IN, where Pat worked as a welder with the US Rubber Company until the plant closed in 1958. In 1960, “Pat & Pat” moved to Edmonton where his parents and sisters resided. Pat became a realtor in 1961 with Melton’s Real Estate, continuing with Royal Lepage until 1988. During the years in Edmonton he was active with the Knights of Columbus Hockey Program in St. John’s Parish. In his basement shop, Pat was a “woodwright” building many wood projects out of his favourite wood “black walnut”, as well as carving duck decoys.

In 1999 Pat and Pat moved to Hinton to be closer to his son. In 2003, they moved to Calgary, to be closer to their daughter.

Pat is survived by his wife Patricia; daughter Kathleen (Chris) Sudak; son Marty (Peggy), grandchildren Amanda and Brendan; and niece Marianne (Paul) Sephton. He was predeceased by his parents Martin and Julia; sisters Mary Lambert; Cecilia Terris and Geraldine Bissonnette..

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Friday, August 7, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Bernard’s Roman Catholic Church (711 – 37th St. NW), Calgary, AB on Saturday, August 8, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. Graveside Service will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Edmonton, AB on Monday, August 10, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary, Suite 201, 222 – 58th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2S3, Telephone: (403)290-0110, www.alzheimercalgary.com.

In living memory of Pat Handlon, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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  1. Coleen Handlon-Shaull :

    Marty and Peg, Kathy and Chris, so sorry for your loss at this time. You and your extended family are in our prayers.

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  2. Maureen and Dave Pulhug :

    Marty, Peggy, Kathleen, Chris: We are so so sorry for your loss and send our love and prayers to you and all the family. May God bless you and help you through this difficult time.

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  3. Otto and Alma Pretzlaff :

    We extend our sincere condolences to the passing of Pat. We so enjoyed the time we spent with you and the children. May God give you comfort.

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  4. Russ & Kathy Gardiner Norris :

    Mrs Pat, Marty, Kathleen and families..So many great memories, so many good times spent together. Even though distance seperates us now we are always close in our hearts. Our sincerest thoughts and prayers are with you now and in the days to come.
    Much love from your Indiana friends.

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  5. Garnet and Donna MacTaggart :

    We would like to pass on our sincere condolences to the Handlon family.

    I worked with Pat at Melton Real Estate for about 10 years and I always remember Pat to be the first one to help and guide the rookie into our business.

    I’m sorry we will not be able to attend today, but our thoughts and prayers will be with you.

    I will never forget standing at my Mother’s grave side and I turned away and who was standing there but Pat. I will never forget that and it was some 30 years ago.

    May your fond memories of Pat last forever.

    Garnet and Donna MacTaggart

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  6. William Petryk :

    My sincere condolences to Pat’s family. He was a good friend during the short time that I worked at Royal Lepage in Glenora. I remember him as a person who always had time to offer help and advice to new people. He made my time there a positive experience and he will be deeply missed.

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