Patrick George Hannas

April 13, 1968 - March 5, 2023
March 14, 2023 26 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

Patrick George Hannas was born in Edmonton on April 13, 1968, to Margaret and Nicholas Hannas. He is survived by his wife Elina, his mother Margaret, his brother Greg, sisters Patricia and Mary Anne, and nephews Benjamin, Kylo, and Ilya.

Pat dedicated so much of his life to serving in Edmonton, the city he loved so much. He was an active member of the Edmonton Police Service and always found joy in serving his community and helping his friends. Pat loved to play in Edmonton; enjoying the river valley, and seeking out cool experiences and restaurants.

Pat married the love of his life Elina and together with their two pugs, “the boys” Bret and Jemaine, they lived each day to the fullest. He died on March 5, 2023, doing what he loved, helping people. The impact Pat had on so many lives will live on...

Celebration of Life
March 18, 2023, 11:00AM
Gateway Alliance Church
13931-140 Street, Edmonton Alberta


"Of my friend I can only say this: Of all the souls I’ve encountered in my travels, he was the most…human.” 
-       Captain Kirk, Spock’s Funeral, Star Trek II

  1. I’m so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to all the family and loved ones. May he rest in peace.

  2. Rest easy Pat. From helping us move, to showing us the hidden gems in the city for the best cup of coffee, you will be greatly missed!

  3. Our deepest condolences to Elina, Mrs. Hannas and family. A part of our family for years, Pat attended numerous family get-togethers. From birthdays, to holiday functions, and summer bbq’s. Fondly remember a road trip to Lacombe and floor seats/tickets to the Paula Abdul & Color Me Badd concert.
    Rest easy, Pat 💫

  4. pat, not a day goes by that i haven’t thought about you. you’ve made such an amazing impact on my life and you were always there for me when i needed it. i appreciated you coming out to see me everytime you came out to the okanagan. i miss you a ton, rest easy <3 sending love to elina and the family.

  5. My deepest condolences to his loved ones. I had just met Pat and was with him at the time of his passing . Won’t argue with rhe statement of helping others; he was volunteering with the Edmonton SeeHawks Blind Hockey Team, helping improve the on the ice skills of visually impaired kids. To say his passing has had a huge effect upon me is an understatement. I only wish I would have done more. RIP Sir.

  6. My deepest condolences to his family and friends.He was a great caring man. I was a student at Austin O’brien high school and he would always check in on me to make sure everything was good. I will truly miss him.

  7. My thoughts and condolences to Patrick’s family. I worked with Patrick and knew his as a kind and joyful man. He was committed to making the community a better place to live. Patrick you will be missed.

  8. My sincere condolences to Elina, Pat’s family and EPS members.

  9. Elina, family and friends.
    Pat and I met at CUC. He was a wonderful, kind, funny, caring and thoughtful friend to myself and many others. The world has lost an amazing human being to say the least. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely Gillian Jenne.

  10. Most of my memories of Pat are about laughter. We met in our early twenties in Edmonton and we had many mutual friends. We all spent a lot of time together and it seemed like we were always laughing. We watched Oiler games, played slo-pitch, watched movies, and had long and deep talks — all of us together or in smaller groups. Sometimes just he and I would talk about life. I will never forget those years.

    I moved away in 1994 to Manitoba and I didn’t see him more than an handful of times after that. I remember him calling me to ask if I could be a reference for him because he was going to apply to the police force. He always had a way with people and was truly a good-hearted man. I knew he’d do well at anything.

    I wish we had spoken one more time but he and I can talk about that one day in the presence of God. I will always remember and love you, my friend. However. I shall never try Froot Loops with water though. 😉 Oh, and I still have that picture of you and Mike….. 😉

    My heartfelt condolences to Elina (I hope to meet you one day), his mom & family), and the many friends and others who will miss him more than words can say. He will forever remain in my heart as a very good friend.

  11. I had the privilege of meeting Patrick and introducing him to the Edmonton SeeHawks blind hockey team, as he was a natural helping out with our youth program. I didn’t have the pleasure of knowing him, but I’m sure he was a special person as I read through the tribute messages. Wishing patrick’s family and loved ones peace and comfort during this difficult time. The Seehawks will be honouring Patrick’s Memory tomorrow at the Downtown Community Arena with a moment of silence

  12. Deepest sympathy to those who loved Patrick and considered him a close friend. Throughout his years as a constable, Patrick supported city youth in need of support to complete
    high school. Many of his positive acts may be left unsaid, but they are not forgotten.

  13. My sincere condolences to Elina and family. Pat, you will be missed brother! I will always fondly remember our times playing D&D, watching sci-fi films and admiring your latest model that you built. You were truly one of a kind, brother! Rest east Pat, we have the watch now! VVV

  14. My deepest heartfelt condolences to Pats family and friends. I’ve known Patrick from the time he was in field training with EPS. He was a young man with great love for his family and community. Pat was a kind and wonderful person, which came to fruition during his first Christmas season of his career. Because he the most junior person of the squad, he was “voluntold” to dress up as “Santa” for a very special call. Pat and his squad delivered gifts, food and gift cards to a very pregnant single mom and her two small children. He was absolutely in his element giving the gift of joy to those who had so little.
    From time to time I’ve bumped into Pat and he never changed or deviated from his joy of life and deep commitment to his family and career, I know he is already deeply missed.
    Thank you Pat for being a great influence in my children lives, two of which are EPS Officers today. Your dedication and wisdom has touched our family in ways that you could never imagine.
    To Patrick’s family. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful son, brother and husband with my family and the entire community.

  15. Heart breaking.

  16. A friend who will always have a special place in my heart.

    Fellow dog lover and trek fan. I will always remember sitting in the “chill” zone on my birthday listening to vinyl. On the best record player… because Patrick picked it out and he just knew what was the coolest stuff out there.
    The funny collectables strategically placed around with bits of humour. Lillies pad was the coolest pad in yeg.

    Heaven gained a true angel, I can only imagine how many dog kisses Patrick got on his arrival to heaven.

    If there is a memorial place for flowers or donations to be placed in honour of Patrick please let me know.

  17. My condolences to Pat’s family and friends. I will always remember Pat a a member of our ball hockey team. He alway was the fastest player that I wanted on my line and was a true team mate and a kind soul. He will be deeply missed.

  18. Pat was such an amazing mentor, leader, and friend to so many. He loved his career, family, and helping people anyway he could. Your legacy will never be forgotten, thank you for all the advice, guidance, mentorship, and being a reason for who I am today. Rest easy Pat.

  19. I’m am so sad. I’ve known Pat for 20 plus years. He was always such a great friend. I am only just now hearing of his passing. I am truly heartbroken.

  20. Rest in Peace Constable. You were my school resource officer and we all loved you. God Bless you in Heaven

  21. Rest in Peace Constable Hannas. Thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  22. I am sorry to hear this news. I knew Patrick from the time he was probably only 17 years old. Our paths seemed to intersect for most of his life from time to time. I probably picked up my love for Star Trek and pugs from Patrick. I never met his family or his wife, but definitely heard a lot about them. He wrote me to tell me he had finally found the love of his life just a few short yrs ago. He sent me pictures. I am sorry I never met her. We shared a common appreciation for the Japanese culture. I lost count of the times we went out for Japanese food. The last time I saw him was in 2019 and we went out for Japanese food. I am so sorry to hear that he has passed on and send my sincere condolences to his family and wife.

  23. WOW, I’m so shaken as I just found out about Patrick’s death. My condolences to you Elina as I have never met you and am truly sorry for your loss…. I met Pat around Grade 10 through a mutual friend (Peter) and unfortunately lost contact with Pat about 10 years ago due to typical life’s excuses of being so busy. I will truly miss you Pat and am so glad we were able to share our life experiences with each other during, our crazy adventures, existential discussions and beyond outrageous humor that caused us to literally not be able to breathe…and of course our love for sci-fi, tofu (C.U.C.) and of course Polly the Parrot. Thank you for your unconditional acceptance of me and friendship that I shall miss so terribly. Rest in peace my old friend.

  24. To Pat, we grew up together playing hockey, going to elementary and high school together and had many fun days watching sci fi movies and making mix tapes. We haven’t seen each other in a few years since reconnecting a while back so am very sad to hear of your passing. I will remember the summer trip we took to BC and Washington State back in the late 80’s and remember the good times. My sincere apologies to your wife and the rest of the Hannas family. God Bless Pat.

    • To the Hannas family
      So many memories go through my heart broken mind. Countless chapters of childhood and adolescent years open tearfully . Our After school days were woven with sports on the field and sports on the tube .Movies In the living room ,and Atari and computer games too .We grew up when the playgrounds were packed full ,and the neighbourhood roads had kids galore.Before the internet ,social media and hypoallergenic allegories .
      We roamed the streets and played with all sports balls .Always The grand crescendo was attending countless Oilers games and some Esks games too.And It was always The Hannas limousine special from doorbell to Northlands .What I admired most about Pat was his gracious and jovial attitude, his enthusiasm, zest to learn, love and duty for family , community ,and CANADA . We laughed more times than falling stars at night .Sadly As grown adults , tomorrows divided our world into long distant moons . When we did meet ,So many words and experiences percolated our adult tuned minds . We kicked thoughts and feelings around like our childhood play-filled years , with respect and needless rules . Oh dear GOD , why does thou take away a beautiful soul whose time on earth was so brief and filled with loose ends. I have so many choking regrets of many lost years of friendship .All I wanted was One more hug ,one more smile and one more thank You for making my world so much better
      With love
      Your forever friend
      Les Nagy

  25. Pat,
    You were a great guy, a very cool and funny older brother-type that I will always remember. My condolences to your family!

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