Patrick Daniel Flathers

July 13, 1935 – April 28, 2023
In Loving Memory ~
Patrick Daniel Flathers was Born July 13, 1935 in the farming community of Lindale Alberta. Married Hellen Louise Turnquist June 18, 1955. Left Alberta with his new bride to live in Quesnel where Pat worked at the Plywood plant, being able to purchase plywood led to the building of 3 homes, that are still very nice looking homes.
In May 1957, Karen was born and in November 1958 Elaine arrived. In 1960 the family moved to Terrace and that led to many business opportunities, our first son Michael was born that year.
By 1962, the Motel was started with 8 individual cooking units and a mobile home park was added. In 1965 our family was complete with the birth of Wayne.
In 1967, a dealership for Mobile Homes and RV’s was established. In 1972, after the sale of all the businesses, the family travelled across Canada for two months before settling in Nanaimo.
In 1973, Pat began his 12 year career with Nanaimo Realty, he excelled in his work and received many awards. Retirement brought a life of travel, golf, fishing, square dancing, building playhouses, garden sheds, fences and treasured time with the grandchildren.
April 28, Pats long journey with Alzheimer’s ended at The Gardens, Qualicum Beach. The family is so very grateful for the care Pat received for the time he was there.
Predeceased by father Benjamin Wilford Flathers, mother Anna (Homson) Flathers, son Michael, siblings, Glen, Robert and Juanita, brother-in-law Earl and sister-in-law Hilda.
Loved ones he has left, his loving and devoted wife Hellen of 67 years; daughters Karen Partington (Glenn) and Elaine Hilchey (Gordon); son Wayne (Colleen); grandchildren Saul Hilchey (Alice), Heath Hilchey, Mercedes Johannesen (Colton), Emily Flathers (Logan), Laura Reynhoudt (Peter), Sarah Reynhoudt (Max) and Amanda Reynhoudt (Andrew); and great-grandchildren Benjamin & Annabelle Hilchey, Caden, Calvin & Cash Johannesen, Finn and McKinley Hilchey.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, May 13th at Brechin United Church.


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