McKay, Donald Patrick (Pat), age 69 of Martensville, Saskatchewan died surrounded by love on July 5, 2019 at St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon SK.
Pat was born in Regina, SK on August 28, 1949. He grew up in rural Saskatchewan living in Estevan and Edenwold before spending most of his childhood in Whitewood. After attending high school in Regina, Pat served in the Regina City police for 2 years before joining the RCMP. In his first posting to Prince George BC, Pat met his one and only, Wendy. They began their adventures through the Northwest Territories and while stationed there, their children Tim and Katie were born. After postings in both the NWT and Yukon, they were transferred south to Manitoba spending time in Winnipegosis, Melita, Lynn Lake and Dauphin where Pat and Wendy eventually retired. They moved to Martensville in 2018.
Pat had many interests in life. He had a life-long love of hockey as a player, coach, and volunteer. He loved to read, fish, and work with wood. Everyone who knew him likely has a wooden bowl spun with care on Pat’s lathe. His biggest love in Iife though was his family. Summer camping trips were always a highlight and many hours were spent on the road doing family road trips. He was a loving husband, dedicated father, and wonderful grandfather.
Pat is survived by Wendy (nee Robinson), his wife of 44 years, son Tim (Sharlene), daughter Katie (Alex), brother Ross (Carol) and sister Sheila. He also leaves behind his grandchildren Liam (13) and Bridgette (6). He will be missed by the Robinson family and numerous nieces and nephews. He goes to heaven to join his father TD “Mac” McKay, mother Margaret, Brother Murray, sisters-in-Law Muriel and Avonda, brother-in-law Geoff, and niece Shannon.
A Memorial Service will be held July 13, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Cherished Memories Funeral Home – 591 Centennial Drive North, Martensville, SK. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St. Paul’s hospital foundation Palliative Care Campaign at www.sphfoundation.org.
Dear Sheila and your family,
My sincere condolences to you all.
May your faith, family and friends help to comfort you at this time of loss and grief.
Holding you in my heart.
Wendy and family,
I had the privilege to know and work with Pat during my time as a member of the RCMP in Manitoba. I worked with many fine members, but Pat stood out as one of the best! He was a consummate gentleman and a wise and trusted leader, whose integrity and penchant for always doing the right thing were hallmarks of his reputation. Pat was a truly great Canadian who made our country a better place. I am saddened by his passing and extend my deepest condolences to you. May he rest in peace.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Pat was a valued member of the Keystone Chorus for many years and we sang on many annual shows with him. Larry Love.
Dear Wendy and family
We are sending our condolences and sympathy prayers to you and family. Ron enjoyed working with Pat. We both enjoyed chatting with you when we met. Pat was a wonderful man is well thought of. Take care and know many are thinking of you
Ron and Linda Marlin
Dear Wendy and family so sorry to hear that you are grieving the loss of Pat. I did not see him often but still remember him at your wedding.and always was interested in your family and stories of your life as you moved around remote areas I had never heard of. Take care of each other and cherish his memories.Maureen Harrison and family.White.Rock. B. C.
Dear Wendy & family
Sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. He was such a gentleman.
Enjoyed his company. He will be missed. Take Care
James Kereluik Dauphin
We are very sorry to hear of Pats passing. He was a great guy to have as a friend and a working partner. I was very fortunate to have him as my Cpl when I started in the RCMP. I can still recall many of the things we became involved in or did and can only laugh at those times now cause they were pretty funny. RIP my friend life has treated you good as you have done to everyone you have touched over the years.
I was sorry to here of Pats passing.We grew up together in Whitewood rember playing hockey with him & wining the Mainline Batam Championship.My deepest sympatey.