Obituary of Patrick (Pad) Pearson
In Loving Memory of Patrick (Pad) Pearson September 5, 1932 – July 19, 2021 It is with broken hearts the family of Patrick Pearson announce his passing at the Placentia Health Centre on July 19, 2021 at the age of 88 years old. Predeceased by his parents William and Margaret Pearson, mother-in-law Mary Upshall and father-in-law Charles Upshall, brothers Mike (Gert), Bill, Joe, Benedict, and Leonard, sister Madonna, sisters-in-law Suze (Fred and Ches) and Clotilda (Doug), brothers-in-law Jack and Lew (Eileen). Leaving to mourn his loving and devoted wife of 61 years Frances whom he loved and adored, his eight children Mary (John), Paddy, Charles (Leigh Anne), Clyde (Linda and son Frank), Scott (Stella and children Sabrina and Cody), Keith (Isabel), Kim (Rodney) and David (Mary Lynn), grandchildren Vanessa, Melissa, Kayla (Alex), Ashley (Alex), Patrick and Andrew, and great-grandchildren Mackenzie, Lily, Ava and Leo, brother Arthur (Gertie), special brother- in-law and sister-in-law Harry and Carrie Upshall, sisters-in-law Laura Pearson, Cis Pearson, Winnie Upshall, lifelong friends Judy and Derm Leonard, special niece Yvonne Hickey, cousin Mike Ryan, and a wide circle of extended family and friends. Pad grew up in Petite Forte and worked on the coastal boats in his younger years before resettling in Placentia in 1967. He then spent 27 years working at the U.S. Naval Facility in Argentia. During this time many of his years were spent working on the pleasure vessel Morgan Star, bringing Americans out recreational fishing. He absolutely loved meeting and working with Americans. Pad also loved fishing and hunting turrs with his sons on his time off. Pad loved and adored his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and commented many times that he had the best wife and crowd you could ever ask for. In his final months he made sure to tell his family that he had everything he wanted in life. He will be forever loved and missed by us all. Special thanks to the doctors and the exceptional nurses at the Placentia Health Centre, and public health nurses Nicole Richardson and Kelly Culleton. Special thanks also to Dr. Arthur Rideout who provided many years of exceptional care, Joyce O’Reilly who provided nursing care when needed on weekends, the Lawton’s pharmacy team in Placentia, and Roberta and Jim Moore for their many acts of kindness. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Coombs Funeral Home, Placentia. Visitation will take place on Wednesday, July 21 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Thursday, July 22 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Funeral mass to take place on Friday, July 23 at 2:00 pm at Sacred Heart Parish in Placentia, and is by invitation only due to COVID-19 restrictions. Internment to follow at Coombs Memorial Cemetery, Southeast Placentia.