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(known as Mr Pat)

Passed away peacefully into the loving arms of his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ surrounded by his loving family Thursday, November 9, 2023 in his 76th year after a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved husband of Pat Allen (nee Orford) for 55 years. Loving father of Karl (Sandra) and Kevin (Jodi). Proud grandfather of Carly (Brendan), Hannah (Nick), Sarah, Amanda (Jesse), Eric, Josh. Great-grandfather of Mya, Maverick, Liam, Jaxon. Brother of Bill, Dorothy, Kathleen. Brother-in-law to Michael, Chris, Barb, Suzie. He will be missed by Denise (his lead hand at the stables), many nieces, nephews, students and friends. Pat worked at Norfolk Children’s Aid as a group home parent, and Ministry of Corrections at Glendale prior to his 29 year employment at Stelco. He founded Rugged Cross Stables 25 years ago, having an avid love for horses, competing in horse shows, breeding sport horses, and watching his horse RCS Shadrach, who still competes to this day. He was known for his pitching ability in the 70’s when he played ball, in the Tri County Fastball League, for Port Dover, Jarvis J’s and Vittoria. His love of helping others was evident in his mentoring riders at the horse stables, and then convening pickleball, and volunteering at the Simcoe Senior Center. He loved playing pool with his senior buddies, and playing golf at Port Dover and the Greens. He truly had a zest for life and lived his faith with intention. He loved his family, his friends and all his animals. His precious kitties Lucy and Patches and a special dog named Maggie will miss him. Special thanks to the wonderful Home care team, and Victoria Elder care who all took excellent care of Pat. We thank Dr. Foley and Dr. Mien, along with Juravinski hospital and their staff for helping him this past 7 years. If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations to James Robison Operation Smile Canada ca-supporters@operationsmile.org are welcomed. Friends are invited to send condolences and sign the Book of Memories at http://www.cooperfuneralhome.ca. A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, November 21, 2023, at the Greens of Renton from 4 to 8 p.m. for drop in, and a service will be held at 5 p.m., followed by food and fellowship.

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