With heavy hearts, we share the passing of our father, Patrick, who has been reunited with mom and infant daughter, Donna. Patrick was born on March 17, 1930, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

At the tender young age of 15, he left the family farm in Saskatchewan to come to B.C. He was hired on with The Pas Lumber Company, near Pinantan Lake. In 1948, he changed careers, becoming a fireman on the steam engines with CNR. Later, he became a locomotive engineer (Hog Head) and retired in 1991, after 43 years.

In 1951, dad met the love of his life, Joey. They were married in 1953 and blessed with 7 children, losing an infant daughter in 1955.

He was an avid outdoorsman. Hunting and fishing being his greatest passion. Dad was an amazingly strong and sometimes stubborn man (LOL). At 88 years of age, he made his last hunting trip and was still able to tag and drag his own deer out.

Dad also had a hobby farm which he enjoyed immensely. Tending to his horses which he used for hunting. He was proud to have been a life member of the Kamloops Fish and Game Club.

Mom and dad loved to travel; Reno was their favourite destination.

Dad was a long-time season ticket holder from Kamloops Oilers Hockey Team to the Kamloops Blazers. His last Blazer game was December 2, 2022.

Dad was predeceased by his beautiful loving wife Joey, of 60 years, infant daughter Donna, his parents and older siblings, his mother-in-law and father-in-law George and Ethel Taylor, daughter-in-law Kathy and infant great-granddaughter Ruby Gabrielle.

Dad leaves behind, his children, Brian (Sue), Dale (Marianne), Gary (Judy), Marvin (Veronica), Diane (Jim), Darlene (Allen), 28 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren, who all held a special place in his heart; his brother, Jim (Adele) and sister Enid.

Rest In Peace, Dad. We love you and will miss you dearly. A Celebration of Life will be held on April 8th 2023 at 11:00 at Kamloops funeral home 285 Fortune Dr.

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7 Tributes

  1. ron and carol taylor
    Posted January 1, 2023 at 4:52 pm | Permalink

    we are sorry for your loss

  2. Robert Switzer
    Posted January 2, 2023 at 12:27 pm | Permalink

    My condolences to the Wilmot families!!! R.I.P. Pat!

    Posted January 6, 2023 at 5:52 pm | Permalink

    Diane, Brian, Dale and Family. My heart goes out to you your family. Pat was someone who always made me smile, a true gentleman. He was a true joy to know, my thoughts are with you.

  4. Marcel Greffard
    Posted January 7, 2023 at 10:17 am | Permalink

    our condolences to the Wilmot family family. RIP Pat!
    With love. Marcel,Pearl Greffard and Jim Bryant.

  5. Mary Kelly
    Posted January 7, 2023 at 12:58 pm | Permalink

    My condolences to the family at the passing of your Dad.

  6. donna ross
    Posted January 8, 2023 at 9:07 pm | Permalink

    i met pat at the chase legion crib tournaments. he was a real gentleman.he was raised at maymont, sk near where i was from.always a pleasure to visiy with. condolances to the family.

  7. Jennifer
    Posted January 10, 2023 at 12:26 pm | Permalink

    Grandpa was an amazing man. He was the head of the family and always wanting to joke around with us Grandkids. I have many fond memories of him taking me to the farm, or going ice fishing or showing us all the cool tools he had in his workshop downstairs. He was always there to lend a hand if you needed anything. He will be missed but he will forever be in our hearts. I love you Grandpa! Sending lots of love and hugs to my family ❤️

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