- 73 years old
- Date of birth: Oct 21, 1938
- Place of birth:
New Westminster, Canada
- Date of passing: Mar 3, 2012
- Place of passing:
Leaburg, Oregon, United States
|Strong coffee and classical music as loud as your system would allow- a sunny day, dogs underfoot, and always a big hug for all. Miss you!|
This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Patrick Donnelly, 73, born on October 21, 1938 and passed away on March 3, 2012. We will remember him forever.
"the act of friendship is a act based in love and respect , never in spite .if you treasure life , and respect others , then you gift yourself the love you deserve , that was our Patrick .you were so loved and sadly missed each and every day . Bill"
"I am Missing you today, Patrick, and everyday. Ironically, this afternoon on NPR there was a broadcast about Irish men who fought in the war, and at one point, they were instructed to put a green leaf in their helmet, so that if and when the time came, they could immediately be identified as Irish. I thought of you, and immediately wanted to call- then again, no one will ever mistake us for anything but Irish!
I curse our tempers, and I curse how stubborn we are in the Donnelly family. We did not know. But I do now, and even though I will always be a Donnelly, always respect my family and my heritage, I do not have to acknowledge and or perpetuate the dysfunction that ultimately kept you and I apart during the time when you needed me the most. I hope that my Dad will do better, that he will not repeat your actions at a time so crucial.
I think of you all the time, and believe that the coolest parts of me... are from you... I love you. Sheri"
"as time passes and memories fade , you still remain for ever in our thoughts and heart .Bill"
"What I did not know is how often I would speak to you- it's been a rough year and we miss you so much. I talk to you all the time. It took about a year for me to stop being angry so that I could finally let myself grieve. I will never, ever understand why I did not receive a call, why I was kept from you during your last days... Patrick, (Papa Pat to Max and Elle) we love you...."
"not a day goes by that a thought of you comes to mind. The great times we had oh those many years ago . I can still see my jacket missing its lining because you needed it for one of your design projects .all the love you shared with your family and friends , always giving and never expecting anything in return , that was our Patrick who is always in our memory and heart."
"It is hard to believe that a year has gone by that you have gone to a better place. I visited your memorial in the early fall and it was a moment where I could be quiet and remember the amazing person you were. I only had good memories of you and you will never be forgotten. Until we meet again. Hugs to you above. Xoxo"
"My memories are within me and my brother will be ForeverMissed. He was a loving brother of 72 years."
"I can still hear your voice, so gentle, so calm. I always thought you were the coolest uncle ever! I have always looked up to you and had thought I would have followed after your foot steps and become a hair stylist. Life got in the way and I never accomplished that dream, but your savvyness and chic style will always live through me. Uncle Pat, you will be forever missed! Love, Terri Lynn"
"Its not the flesh and blood but the heart that makes a great freindship. there was none bigger than Patrick,s when it came to family friends and espically his animals .your gift of always seeing the brightside of life was infectious.you always gave more than you recieved .your passing will leave a void in the lives of thoses who loved you.always in our heart dear Patrick"
"Things I loved . . .the way he would laugh at me even when I didn't know I was being funny, I loved his passion for art and painting , I loved how he loved going to michaels crafts every week, & how excited he got just knowing we were going, I loved his faithfulness , waiting for the coffee stand lady til next week if the closed sign was out. I just can't think of one thing not to love ."
"I can't believe your gone, someone so full of life one would have thought he would live forever, makes it hard to believe he really is gone.., but I do know we will meet again someone as caring & compasionate I know God wouldn't let go unnoticed .I seen the love he had to offer and the effort he made to make others happy & the true love he had to offer, many great memories !"
"One last hug is in order. Your salt and pepper beard against my cheek. Your kisses, always full on the lips. I miss your scent- CK, salon, and your beloved animals, a mix that was all your own. I miss your voice. Black turtlenecks and round glasses, you command the room. I miss your passion/compassion. I miss the very cynical you. I miss us, who we were when together. I am thankful for you"
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