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KOLYNCHUK, Patrick “Pat” James

January 18, 1957 – Saskatoon, SK
August 24, 2013 – Calgary, AB

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden accidental passing of Pat Kolynchuk on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at the age of 56 years.

Pat was born into a very musical family in Saskatoon, SK where he took up the love of drums at a very young age. In the 1970s, Pat and his brother Ken formed a band called “The Collins Brothers” and they played professionally for fifteen years. Besides music, Pat’s other passions were flying and scuba diving. Pat was also known for his ever positive approach to life, his smile and his wicked sense of humour. Of course, coming from Saskatchewan, Pat was a huge Riders fan and was looking forward to seeing his Riders win the Grey Cup this year at Mosaic Stadium – “Go Riders Go!”

Pat is survived by his loving wife Bonnie Mulville; sister Linda Kolynchuk; brother and best friend Ken Kolynchuk; mother-in-law Bernice Mulville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Beth Mulville (Rick Johnston) and Berna Saul (Dave); nieces and nephews, Amber Johnston, Aaron Johnston, Stuart Eales (Daylyn), Michael Saul and Andrew Saul; and his faithful furry companion Kalo. Pat will also be sorely missed by his family, his dear friends, especially Linda Nagel, Dave Klein and their family, and by Drs. Jit Gohill, Arun Lakra and their staff and patients at the Calgary Ophthalmology Centre where he enjoyed working as a licenced optician for the past eighteen years. Pat was predeceased by his mother Josephine (1968), father John (2007), father-in-law Barry Mulville (1999), and niece Stephanie Saul (2010).

As per Pat’s wishes, a private family service will be held at a later date. Forward condolences through www.McInnisAndHolloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. The Kolynchuk/Mulville family would like to thank Constable Bulford of the Waterton RCMP Detachment and the A/Sgt Barker of the City of Calgary Police for their professionalism and support during this time.

In living memory of Pat Kolynchuk, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Jean Van Kleek :

    My heart goes out to Pat’s family at this truly sad time. I knew Pat & Ken as the Collins Brothers when we all used to work on the road. We had some fun times and good music together. I remember Pat as very talented, funny, and great human being. He will be missed by all who knew him

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  2. Dear uncle Pat,
    I so wish we could have spent more time together. You are such an inspiration to me in your fearless, genuine and loving approach to life. I couldn’t be more grateful to have you as family. Not only did you remind us all of the importance of grace, you exemplified the notion of patience and kindness being key to a happy life. You lived like this with a contagious effortlessness. You were most definitely taken from us too soon and I’m already nostalgic for lost moments yet to come. You were pretty darn cool and I will miss you every day.

    Much love to you and Bonnie,
    Amber xoxoxoxo

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  3. Tina Stanleigh :

    Bonnie and family,

    My deepest sympathies. My buddy Pat will be missed! I will always remember how he & I use to exchange jokes every time we worked together. He became my girls favourite when we went to have our eyes examined and they would tell him jokes too! He was truly a one of a kind. May his memory alway be a blessing.

    Hugs & love,
    Tina, Larry, Isabel and Samara

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  4. Gloria Spielman :

    I am so sorry for your loss. Everyone enjoyed the Collins Brothers and that will be a great loss as well. Pat was a good man and will be sorely missed. I am a patient of Dr. Gohill’s as well as a dancer, and Pat was always so pleasant there as well. Please accept my sincere condolences.

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  5. Dear Bonnie, Ken and family

    I was so shocked to hear that Pat had passed away. Pat and I worked together for many years, first with Dr. Parker and then with Dr. Gohill and Dr. Lakra. All the patients loved Pat! He was always smiling, joking and treated all patients with respect and compassionate interest. Many patients remarked to me what a nice Technician he was. He was loved! I enjoyed my years working with Pat, he was always a team player and a kind and caring soul. Pat was never rattled! He took on whatever the day would bring….with a smile. He had a radio voice, very professional, very classy and was a truly gifted musician. I know that Ken will miss his other half deeply as will Bonnie, his loving partner in life
    My thoughts are with you on this very sad day….. Love Adele

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  6. Pat will be remembered always.

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  7. Laurie Stringer :

    Ken and Stuart, I’m so so sorry to hear about your loss. All my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Laurie

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  8. Ken and Stuart,

    My thoughts go out to you; know that you’re loved and that we’re here for you.

    Eva Chau

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  9. David Morrison & Terri Price :

    Dearest Bonnie, words cannot express how saddened Terri & I are to hear of your loss. Please know that we are both here for you anytime and for any reason.
    Love, David & Terri

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  10. sharon shaughnessy :

    Ken, and Stuart, my whole hearted condolences go out to you both!! Stay strong, just know that you are being thought of within our hearts, wishing you all the support, along with big hugs!!!!!

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  11. Fred Thoutenhoofd :

    To Ken and all Family members.
    As we march through life and the years go by, it is always a saddening reminder when someone passes on. To be taken from this earth at 56 seems to soon and reminds us of the preciousness of our time on earth.
    The Collins Brothers Show touched many people and I hope Pats’ musical legacy was passed on.
    My sincerest condolences.

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  12. Bill and Joan :

    We are so sorry for your sudden loss of Patrick. He was a wonderful person.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

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  13. Dear Bonnie and Family,
    I am truly sorry to hear of your loss.
    My sincerest condolences.

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  14. Eileen Butler :

    I am a patient at the eye clinic and have known Pat for many years. He was always so friendly and helpful, just a truly nice person. My sincere condolences to his family and his co-workers. He will be missed by many people.
    Eileen Butler

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  15. Jeannette Ross :

    Bonnie, I am so sorry to hear of the sudden loss of your beloved husband Pat. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Pat is now your heavenly Angel.

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  16. Don & Inger Smith :

    As a fellow Licensed Optician, Inger and I knew Pat for many years. Pat and his brother Ken provided the music for our 25th anniversary in Redwood Meadows Community Centre in 2003. They made that event so special that we are still talking about it today! Pat’s kind and warm personality combined with his special sense of humor will be missed by all those who know him. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Bonnie and the family.
    Don & Inger Smith

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  17. Marguerite Nering :

    My deepest sympathy to Ken on the loss of your dear brother Pat who was your best friend, and musical partner. I knew you both in the 80’s when you and Pat were professionally active musically, as was I (I still am.) I also had you play in my home at my daughter’s Christmas wedding in 1989. Loved your music. My condolences to all the family. Take care.

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  18. So sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. My kindest thoughts are with you…
    Skip Kutz,
    Saskatoon

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  19. Bonnie, I am so sorry to hear about Ken. I am certainly thinking of you. griff

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  20. Dali Courtright :

    Dear Bonnie
    I was very saddened to hear of the sudden and unexpected loss of Pat. I know he meant the world to you. I do hope that your fond experiences and memories will guide you through the next days.

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  21. I was shocked and saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Pat. I saw Pat on occasion at Timmies on Richard Road. He was always smiling and friendly. I had the honor of having the Collins Brothers play their music at my daughters wedding (Beka) a few years ago. I worked with Ken at Bishop Carroll and one could never have met two more kind and gentle men. Pat has left this world far too soon. I send you my thoughts, my prayers and love at this most tender time in your lives. Rest in peace Pat. You will be sorely missed by your family.

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  22. Although we didn’t know Pat we want to express our sincere condolences to Pat’s whole family, especially Ken and Stuart who are our favourite/fantastic neighbours here in Calgary. We are so sorry for your loss and we want you to know we are thinking of you.

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  23. Patty Petronech :

    Bonnie & Ken & family,
    I am so saddened to hear of Pat’s passing. He was such a wonderful person with a generous and kind heart. He was a big part of my family for many years and he will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Patty and family

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