Patrick John McAllister
It is with broken hearts and loving memories the family announces the passing of Pat (Patrick) McAllister, at the age of 74. On November 28th, Pat, a much-loved partner, father, brother, uncle, and grandfather succumbed to a long and complicated medical issue, surrounded by his loving family.
He will forever be loved by his partner Diane Brickner, his sons Darcy (Jessica), Daniel (Anika), stepson Jake Strashok (Jessica), his sisters Moyra, Norma, and his brother Sean. Grandpa Mac (Papa) will be so dearly missed by his grandchildren Siobhan, Simone, Finn, Melia, and Maisy. He is also leaving behind his brother-and-sister-in-laws, and many nieces and nephews. In peaceful rest Pat joins his parents Margaret and Neal.
Born in London England on St Patrick’s day (March 17th) 1949. He often shared the story of his arrival in Edmonton Alberta in April 1956, with a turtleneck sweater and a heavy Camel hair coat on a scorching afternoon. St Patrick’s day will forever hold special memories and stories, as Pat never missed celebrating his special day with his family, friends, and strangers who would become friends on that day.
Pat attended U of A, graduating in 1973 with a Bachelor of Law and practiced until his retirement in 2016 . He started his career at Bishop McKenzie and concluded his practice at McAllister LLP.
Pat took great pride in his family and he embraced life fully, especially while spending time with his family and friends at his cabin on Lac la Biche. He had his own fleet of RC airplanes that he enjoyed flying, crashing, repairing, and flying again. His love for the sea included longstanding interests in sailing, windsurfing, boating, and kayaking. His competitive side emerged during cards with friends and family, particularly cribbage. Time spent during his short retirement in Palm Springs and Corpus Christi will always be treasured.
Pat was incredibly generous and supported many charities, with a special commitment to Hope Mission and The Canadian Diabetes Association.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday December 13 from 3:30 to 6:30 at the Fransis Winspear Centre for Music 9720 102 Ave Edmonton