OBITUARY

Patrick James Callaghan

16 October, 19573 April, 2021

It is with heavy hearts and mixed emotions that we announce that Patrick James Callaghan went to be with his Lord and Saviour and entered into the continuation of Eternal Life on Saturday, April 3rd, 2021 at the age of 63. He is predeceased by parents Jim & Doreen Callaghan. He is survived by his only child Amanda (Ryan), to whom he was a loving Father and always took the time to make sure she knew she was profoundly loved by him. Even though Pat had only one child, there were three boys that were always in his heart and on his mind --- David, Robert and the late Matthew. He will be missed by his long-time friend Karen; he is now reunited with his beloved Cindy. He will be missed by his close friends that were more than just friends, but really more like family to him. These fine folks took an only child, something Pat struggled with, and gave him many brothers and sisters to call upon 24/7 throughout the years! Pat was born and raised in Windsor and he lived there until he was called home. He was a jack-of-all-trades, having many different jobs over the years. He was good with working with his hands and enjoyed making plaques and wood block engravings. He always had new tricks to make things work and he always had an endless roll of duct tape on hand just in case. He loved playing billiards, card games and chess. He enjoyed bowling and taking a photo or two whenever he got the chance. He loved anything and everything chocolate. He sure did have a sweet tooth. He took great pleasure in creating his one-of-a-kind Pat-style poems and then sending them along in a timely card to the people he loved. He loved to laugh and make people smile! He had a love for dogs and loved each one he had dearly, especially his Sheba girl! Pat had great faith in Jesus and took comfort in knowing that to be absent from the body would be to be present with the Lord. In times of joy and in times of sorrow, he found comfort in Scripture! He knew how to laugh, he knew how to care and he knew how to love. He will be remembered for his wild adventures, sense of humour, straight talk, his love of music, dance moves, his love of people and not to mention his forgetfulness, that he, too, oftentimes found humourous. Pat leaves behind many great memories that will be cherished for years to come in the many hearts that loved him dearly. Oftentimes Pat didn’t say "goodbye"; he said “Bye for now” or simply just "later!" So, Dad, in your words, this is just “Bye for now.” I know we shall meet again later, some glad morning. Due to COVID 19 restrictions, Face masks and reservations are required to attend Graveside Services. Please Contact Anderson Funeral Home between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to schedule your reservation.

Pat's Home-Going grave-side service to take place at Heavenly Rest Cemetery on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Tracey Thomas officiating. In lieu of flowers, family would appreciate that a donation be made in Pat's memory to Downtown Mission Food Bank (Windsor) or Campbell A.M.E. Church Soup Kitchen (Chatham).

Services

  • Graveside Services - Must have RVSP to attend

    Wednesday, 14 April , 2021

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Ruth Evans

23 April 2021

I will never forget Pat. I have to stop myself from phoning him. I miss you so much.

Trish Rabideau

17 April 2021

My friend Pat I can't believe I am reading this right now. I want to thank you for all the laughter and love that we shared throughout the years even when I stole your car LOL you are going to be so missed in the rooms and I want to thank you for always giving back what was so freely given to you you were definitely a great predecessor and always will be I heart goes with you I love you Pat

Trish Rabideau

17 April 2021

I can't believe I am seeing this. oh my God I want to say thank you for all the laughter and love that we shared throughout the years, even when I stole your car LOL you will be missed by many thanks for giving back what was so freely given to you in the rooms . you are definitely one of my favourite people I love you Pat and I always will

Nanci Kiefaber

14 April 2021

Pat I was so devastated to hear of your passing. I was in emergency from something going on with my lungs. And when I heard you were gone I couldn’t stop crying. We have shared a lot and have been each other’s supporter in good times and bad times. I have 2 of those plaques you made me, and I will cherish them always. Fly high my friend . Love you and God Bless you. I will miss you and your smile 😊🙏❤️

William Cummings

13 April 2021

Pat i remember when i met you. we had a lot of good laughs and shared alot. You will be truly missed my friend untill we meet again

Jeff Dunn

12 April 2021

You will be missed my Friend , wont forget your laugh thats for sure , rest easy and keep the coffee a brewing

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY