Francoeur, Patrick John

Dec 27, 1935 - Dec 30, 2023

Ontario Hydro – Customer Service 38 years

It is with broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Patrick at the Great War Memorial Hospital in Perth with his family by his side.  Beloved husband of Doreen (nee Pigeon).  Cherished Father of Shelley (Michael) Sheedy, Renfrew and Melanie (Roy) Dick, Douglas; Step father of Neil (Lora), Vancouver.  The best brother to Earl (Sybil) , Mackey; Mark (Brenda), Pembroke; Loretta Fitzpatrick (the late Art) Ottawa; Teenie Selkirk (Bill), Chalk River.  Predeceased by Raymond (the late Beverly); Donald (Louise Croshaw), Bernard (Angele), Jeanne (the late Maurice) & Muriel (the late Larry Meleskie).

Brother in-law to Betty (Andrew), Ottawa; the late Harry (the late Susan), Cobden; Bernard (Christine), Ottawa; Marie (the late Murray), Almonte; Donald (Sandra), Tweed; Cecilia (Paul), Ottawa; Pauline (Peter), Pembroke; (by first marriage, the late Wayne Kohlsmith), Gerard (Bonny) Chatham; Desmond (Joan), Ottawa; Michael (the late Sandra), Cobden.

Patrick was an incredible Poppa to  8 grandchildren Angie Vander Kooi (Kevin) of Newmarket,  Jonathan Wren (Angie) of Pembroke, Jordan Wren of Castlegar, BC,  Jenna Dick, Rebecca MacDonald (Steven) of London, Patrick Dick (Hilary) of Douglas, Clark & Jane Childerhose of Vancouver and 9 great grandchildren, Noah Vander Kooi, Jacob & Jason Wren, Alana Wren, Zachary & Hazel MacDonald, Audrey, Clifton & Phoebe Dick and adored uncle to many nieces & nephews.

Arrangements entrusted to  the care of First Memorial Funeral Services – Fairview Chapel, Ottawa. Cremation has taken place. A Mass of Christian Burial in St. Pius V Osceola will take place on Friday, January 12th 2024 at 11:00 a.m. Followed by a reception at the Cobden Legion.

Patrick spent much time enjoying the hunt camp with family and friends, and loved his Chrysler trucks, he was always happy in spirit, and loved a good conversation about hunting and fishing. Many memories will last of our trips to Prince Edward Island.  A special heartfelt thanks to Tracy Lettner for all the love and care she has given Pat over the last few years!

As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Ottawa Heart Institute in Patrick’s memory would be greatly appreciated Home | University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation.



  1. Jeff Graham February 24, 2024 at 9:48 pm - Reply

    So sorry to hear of Pat’s passing, I just heard yesterday. He was a great guy. Take care

  2. Valerie Young January 14, 2024 at 2:31 pm - Reply

    My condolences Doreen. I remember Pat coming into Shoppers with a laugh and a smile .

  3. JIM DUNN January 11, 2024 at 9:24 pm - Reply

    My very sincere condolences to Doreen and family. I do share your grief at this very difficult time. Treasure the many memories.

  4. Richard Morris January 10, 2024 at 6:11 pm - Reply

    Our condolences, Doreen, on the death of Pat.
    We will miss stopping to chat with Pat on our trips to the Metro. Pat always had a smile and time for a chat. We will miss him .

  5. Timothy Sullivan January 10, 2024 at 10:43 am - Reply

    My deepest sympathies and condolences to Doreen and families.
    Pat and I had many a laugh and conversations trying to solve the world’s problems while at the Narrows, it saddens me deeply that he is no longer with us.
    Til we meet again old friend on the other side of White Mountain!
    P.S. I guess it’s safe now for me to tell Doreen about our Hydro trip to Darlington way back when, LOL!!!

  6. Martin and Hong Bolduc January 9, 2024 at 2:18 am - Reply

    Dear Melanie and family. We sorry to hear the loss of your father during the holidays season. We are thinking of you and pray God comfort your heart during this difficult time.

    Martin and Hong Bolduc

  7. Jayson Gordon January 8, 2024 at 7:26 pm - Reply

    sorry to hear of the sad news Shelley and Mike. Thoughts and prayers are with you both.

  8. Hollmer Emily January 6, 2024 at 10:32 pm - Reply

    Patrick was my Godfather and I always enjoyed our visits when our paths crossed. He was the kindest person and always had a big hug and smile for me. Will miss you uncle. Rest in peace.

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