Thompson Funeral Home

530 Industrial Parkway South, Aurora, ON


Patrick Alfred Gaffney

14 January , 195917 June , 2019
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Patrick Alfred Gaffney, January 14, 1959 – June 17, 2019 At his family cottage in Halliburton – “His Happy Place” after a long battle with Cancer Patrick succumbed to his illness. Patrick was the beloved husband of Lynn and ex-husband to Ginny. Loving father of Ryan and his wife Amy, Kari and husband Steve. Caring step-father of Ryan and wife Cirissa, Tyler and wife Michelle. Adored by his grandchildren, Cameron and Wesley as well as step-grandchildren, Finn, Peyton, and Evie. Eldest brother to Barbara and husband Scott and Susan and husband Peter. Pat was a master electrician, ran a successful electric business, had a love for rock and roll, hockey and more specifically the Toronto Maple Leafs. He was passionately involved with the Masons in Aurora. Pat worked his way up to Past Master with the Masons. His contributions and mentorship of his fellow members will be warmly remembered as well as his active involvement in community fund-raising. Pat was actively engaged in his children’s sports during their younger years coaching their hockey and soccer teams. In later years Patrick enjoyed travelling with his wife Lynn, and their trip to Poland to visit an old friend and colleague will be lovingly remember along with their trips to Cuba. In his spare time Pat enjoyed early morning boat rides on Stormy Lake and fishing where his spirit will live on. Those we love do not go away. They walk beside us every day, unseen, unheard, but always near. Still missed and very near. Friends may call at the Thompson Funeral Home, 530 Industrial Parkway South, Aurora (905-727-5421), on Friday June 21, 2019 at 6-9pm. Funeral service in the chapel Saturday, June 22 at 11 a.m. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Cancer Society.


  • Visitation Friday, 21 June , 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, 22 June , 2019


Patrick Alfred Gaffney

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Linda Roach (Bellar)

30 August 2019

Forever Young!
I Remember, Pat
From Older Aurora.
Hockey, Aurora Heights ?
And Aurora High.
Rest In Peace!

Linda Tapley

26 June 2019

Pat, I’m sure you are already in heaven having a beer with Jerry and maybe sharing a fish you caught. I have lots of memories as you were in our lives for so many years, from you kicking your wooden clogs on the side of
the house when you were dating Ginny to giving advice when we were doing a kitchen Reno. One of my favourites was one time when we came for the weekend and we walked in on you scrubbing the tub in your bathrobe singing your little heart out at full volume to whatever music was playing. I am looking at the tv stand in my living room right now that you made. Rest In Peace Pat. You deserve peace for all you endured. My deepest condolences to all the loving family you left behind. Linda

Mena Continisio

21 June 2019

My sincere condolences to Lynn, Ginny, Kari and Ryan and all of the family for the loss, father, husband. He will be missed but will always be remembered.

Sincerely, Mena Continisio, Financial Planner at RBC

Jeff & Barb Bissell

21 June 2019

Ginny, Ryan, Amy, Kari, Steve, Cameron & Wesley:

Our deepest condolences at this very difficult time.

What a smile Pat had, I sure hope you all continue to see that smile and carry it on.


Jeff and Bab Bissell, Tiny, Ontario

Cathy Kincaide

20 June 2019

There are so many things I could say about Pat. He was instrumental in introducing me to Randy in 1984
( something Randy never forgave him for) ha ha. and was the best man at our wedding. He was very special friend and loved by all of us. Amoung many memories Pat taught me how to drive stick shift, refinish a hutch and stuck up for me whenever he witnessed backtalk from the kids. Our family spent many holidays at the cottage, it was our home away from home. Pat took the kids on many boat rides ,ATV rides, pellet gun shooting and fishing experiences. We will miss you.
Soar free dear friend.
Till we meet again!
Cathy,Randy ,Christian and Chelsea Kincaide

Ted. McClenny

20 June 2019

Pat and I became good friends through our involvement in the Masonic Order in Aurora. As an electrician, Pat was always very helpful in doing what he could around the Masonic Temple which was in his neighbourhood for a time. I also knew Pat's father Mathew in the years when Cousins Dairy was a thriving business in Aurora. REST IN PEACE, my friend.

Rory Foley

19 June 2019

I remember everytime we went to the cottage with uncle Pat he would always make it a great experience for the kids. And I was part of the second generation who had this with him. He
used to play with us,take us on the boat, let us collect his bottles/cans... we had a lot of good times together and I will really miss him.
My condolences to Kari, Ryan, Amy, Cam, and Wes

Robyn Michalak

19 June 2019

Ginny, Ryan, Amy, Kari and Steve, I am so sorry for your loss. You have had so many great times in your life with Pat. As you go through the next few months, hold on to the happy memories. All of your family are there for you. Love you all. Will keep you in my heart and prayers.

Sandy Knox

19 June 2019

I remember when Pat was taking the boys to the cottage years ago for the weekend. He called the house and asked mike if it would be ok if Darryl could have a beer around the camp fire and the boys would be well supervised. We said sure. I found out recently they decided to save their Friday night beer for Saturday night so they could have 2 beers and maybe get a little buzzed.
Good memory for them. The boys were only 10. Only kidding. Closer to 15 maybe.
Sandy and Mike Knox

Lyndsay Foley

19 June 2019