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Hickey, Patrick

Pat Hickey of Cochrane, beloved husband of Lynn for 36 years passed away on November 13, 2008 at the age of 68 years.  Pat was born and raised in Daingean, Co. Offaly, Ireland. He worked for a number of years at Cronley’s bottling Guinness and farming. Pat played football with the local club and won a senior championship in 1962. In 1968 he left Ireland to work in England where he met the love of his life Lynn, they married had two children then immigrated to Canada in 1976 where they had three more children. Pat began working with cattle at Circle J Ranch and continued on with Alta Genetics when the family moved to Cochrane in 1984. Later in life Pat returned to the construction industry where he worked for Integra Contracting. He volunteered at the Irish Culture Society where he held many board positions. Pat enjoyed camping and spending time with his family and friends. He never lost his love for Ireland and often told stories about back home. Pat loved Gaelic football, Canadian football and hockey. He continued to work hard right up until August when he became ill and fought a courageous battle right until the end.  Besides his loving wife Lynn, Pat is survived by his children; Jackie Rathwell, Gerry Hickey, Genean Hickey, Kevin Hickey and Colleen Hickey, Son-In Law Gerald Rathwell, grandchildren, Hannah and Justin Rathwell; brothers, Noel and his wife Celine Hickey, Ambrose and his wife Josie Hickey, all of Ireland, Eamon and his wife Maura Hickey of England, and Camillus and his wife Anne Hickey of Ireland; sisters, Janette and her husband Sean McCormack, Mary and her husband Liam O’Shaughnessy, all of Ireland; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and extended family. Pat was predeceased by his parents; Pat and Molly Hickey, his brother; Joe Hickey, and his nephew Darren Hickey.  Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church (10 Riverheights Drive, Cochrane, AB) on Monday, November 17, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.   Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church (10 Riverheights Drive, Cochrane, AB) on Tuesday, November 18, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Cochrane Cemetery. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 6007 – 1A Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 0G5 Telephone: (403) 255-6108, The family would like to thank the staff of Unit 37 at Foothills Medical Center.   In living memory of Pat Hickey, a tree will be planted at Fletcher Park, Airdrie by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Cochrane Funeral Home, 369 RAILWAY STREET, COCHRANE. Telephone: (403) 932-4740.

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