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MCKERNAN, James Patrick “Pat”

March 21, 1950 – January 18, 2012

It is with great love and heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of James Patrick (Pat) McKernan on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at the age of 61 years.

Although his life here with us was much shorter than any of us had hoped, Pat lived a very full, meaningful and vibrant life and will be remembered above all as a devoted family man.

Pat is survived by his beloved wife of thirty-eight years, Lucille (Lucy) McKernan, children Jenn (Jeff), Shaun (Casi), Ryan (Lisa), grandchildren Max, Sam, Maddie, Ellie, Brody and Shelby, and siblings Michael (Cindy), Gerry (Chris), Dennis (Nana), Maureen, Kevin (Dana), and Tim (Linda).

He was predeceased by his parents Lillian Margaret (Betsy) and Reginald McKernan and twin granddaughters Katherine Diane and Emma Grace Stephenson.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayer Service Mass at St. Michael Catholic Community Church (800 – 85 Street S.W.) on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.

A Celebration of Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, 620 Colborne St., Suite 301, London, Ontario, Canada N6B 3R9, Toll Free 1-800-265-5106.

In living memory of Pat McKernan, 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. Pat was a great friend and colleague to those of us in the oil and gas corporate security community. He will be missed. Our most sincere condolences to you all.

    The members and executive, The National Energy Security Professionals (NESP)
    G. Hurd- Chairman

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  2. Dan and Debbie Popowich :

    Lucy and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. We were privileged to have known Pat , and we enjoyed our times with you and Pat so much. We will miss him but will never forget him.

    Dan and Debbie Popowich
    White Rock, BC

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  3. Catherine Fortune :

    Even though Pat and I have not seen each other in over 40 years, I feel great sadness in hearing of his death. As cousins, we lived thousands of miles apart and only met a few times, but he was always sincere and fun loving. May he rest in peace. My prayers are with the family.
    Catherine Fortune

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  4. Lucy and family, our deepest sympathy for your loss of a great husband, friend and grandfather.
    Our prayers are with you and your family.

    Petra

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  5. Donna Zacharias :

    Dear Lucy and family
    I am so terribly sorry to hear of Pat’s passing.
    My thoughts & prayers are with you and your family at this sad time.

    Donna Zacharias

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  6. Carole Weisbrod :

    Lucy and family, I do not know what to say at a sad time like this. I am deeply saddened by the loss of Pat and I know only too well what you and the family must be experiencing at this time. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers and we will talk soon. Love Carole Weisbrod

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  7. Barbara Olliver :

    Lucy,

    My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Barbara Olliver

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  8. Dear Lucy

    we are so sorry and deeply saddened for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family. May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days ahead.

    God bless you

    Shadi & Heidi Shihata

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  9. mariette forest :

    Lucille and family, you are all on my mind and in my prayers during this difficult time. Lucille, I’m certain Pat knew just how much you loved and respected him. Stay in touch..a friend…Mariette

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  10. Hello Lucy, I just wanted to pass on my condolences.
    I still chuckle at some of my experiences with Pat in Dawson Creek. I was a recruit and the first time I worked with Pat, it was the middle of winter, around 2:00 am we knocked on the back door of the pool and went in a swam laps.
    Tim Cuddie, Kelowna

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  11. Pat was an respected member of the Calgary Corporate Security Community. His enthusiasm and wise counsel will be missed. My heartfelt wishes to the family.

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  12. Gerry and Shannon Taylor :

    To Lucy and the rest of the McKernan family. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you for the untimely loss of Pat. It’s been an honor to have known Pat for the last 40+ years and to have considered him to be a very special friend. He was an exceptional man and he will be missed by all.

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  13. Raymonde Malawski :

    Dearest Lucille and family,
    I thought of you all day, especially these past hours. Pat will be missed dearly.

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  14. Dear Lucy and Family,

    Our deepest sympathy for your most precious loss. Our prayers for Pat’s safe journey home to The Father,
    where all is healed, all is joy, and all is peace and goodness. Trust in the promises of our Creator.
    May he bring you healing and peace in your sadness.

    Shelley Todd and Boys

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  15. Garry & Joanne Spence :

    Lucy…we were shocked to hear of Pat’s passing. Our thoughts are with you. Whenever I think of Pat I see his smiling face and can hear him laughing. I remember with great fondness our times running the seawall in Stanley Park enjoying the good life in Vancouver. He will be missed…our condolences.

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  16. Joanne Young and Howie Dingle :

    We both had the opportunity to work with Pat and admired and respected him greatly. We will miss him.

    Our condolences to the family.

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  17. Sid Tolchinsky :

    I was very sorry to hear about Pat’s passing. I worked with Pat at Imperial Oil and had many dealings with him in my role in Informaton Security and his in Corporate Security. I always respected Pat, especially his up-front and honest approach.

    I appeciated the Celebration of Life for Pat and getting to hear about his family life and life in the RCMP.

    My deepest sympathies to the family and I hope his memories provide much peace.

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  18. Stan Yaholkoski :

    Lucy and Family, it was with heavy heart that I read of Pat’s passing. I knew Pat from Prince George Sub/Division when he was in charge of the Commercial Crime Section. He was a fun loving and gentle person. We had some interesting conversations not to mention projects. Pat was truly in a class of his own and well respected by all of us. It was an honour to have had our paths cross. We share your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  19. Rusty/Joyce Gibbins - Kamloops B.C. :

    Our most sincere condolences and prayers to Lucy and the entire McKernan family. I worked in the RCMP with Pat for three years in Prince George. Because of our size we were always placed side by side during the Rememberance Day Parades. Not once could we get our step together. His laughter and smile will really be missed.

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  20. Bev and Kerry Burleigh :

    Dear lucy and family – please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss of Pat. Although many years have passed since we last visited, please now that our memories of you both are filled with love and respect. Pat was a joy to work with – his sense of humor mixed so well with his deep commitment to his job and family. Ah – you were so young and in love! We will always retain fond memories of our association in Dawson Creek. We are arranging to have a Mass said in Pat’s memory. We know you will be strong in the days to come because Pat has that kind of influence. From Kerry – Pat was one of the “Best” he ever worked with. God bless you all.
    Bev and Kerry Burleigh

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  21. Dick and Lee McCarthy :

    Hello Lucy and family…We just learned of Pat’s passing and we are so sorry. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Pat was a gentleman and it was an honour to know him.

    Please accept our sincere condolencences.

    Dick, Lee and Mike

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  22. John Stevenson :

    Dear Lucy and Family: Sharon and I have learned only recently of Pat’s passing. He was a true gentleman. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Sincerely, John and Sharon Stevenson, Vancouver, BC.

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  23. Tim & Liz Kennedy :

    Lucy: Just returned to Canada and learned of your loss. Our deepest sympathy to you and the family. Paddy was one of the really “good guys” and will be sorely missed. Our prayers are with you.

    Sincerely,

    Tim & Liz

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