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Alan Patrick O’Brien

March 22, 1956 ~ May 29, 2010

It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Alan Patrick “Pat” O’Brien on May 29, 2010 after a short but unbelievably courageous fight with cancer, at the Carman Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family.

He has left many wonderful memories for his wife Brenda (Owen) and their children Troy, Mitchell and Taya,  his mother Edna and brothers Rick and Ron, sister Theresa and husband Bruce and their children Luke and Sachal, along with Luke’s dad, Jim Hill,  Mother and Father in Law Ron and Karen Owen, Brothers in Law Steve (Doris) and children Roxanne(Brent), Janine, Michelle and Tiffany, and Mike(Christine) and children Jessica, Justin, Austin, Kayla, Samantha, and the children’s great grandmother Wilma Gray.  He was predeceased by his father Al in 1998.  Pat also leaves many aunts, uncles and cousins.   

Pat was born in Carman March 22, 1956 to Al and Edna (Heinrichs) O’Brien and spent his childhood there.  He moved west for a short time but returned to his home town where he met his life partner and love Brenda.  They were married on June 1, 1985 and were just 3 days short of their 25th anniversary. 

His first love was his family. His children have many memories of their annual summer camping vacations and of the many hours their dad spent watching them play hockey, baseball and school sports.  Watching Taya play hockey gave him great pleasure and showed him the true meaning of doing something for fun. The cars will remain always a memory of learning and love for the boys. 

He worked at Unifeed in Carman for 27 years and made many lifelong friends there.

His second love was his friends. Known to them as Winslow, they were a very, very important part of his life.

His third love of course was his motorcycle.  He traveled thousands of miles with his friends. It was part of who he was.

He more recently discovered a new love, the lake.  He spent the last couple summers enjoying the weekends at the lake with many old and new friends.

He believed in hard work and play and was a man of his word.

His attitude towards life provided great strength for his family in those final weeks.

We thank all those who helped us care for him and were there for him through all this. Thank you Dr. Kruk, Dr. Clayden, Dr. Woelk.  Special thanks to Sherri-Lee.

A celebration of life will be held at the Carman Community Hall on Thursday June 3 and 2:00 pm

Memorial donations can be made to a minor sports organization of your choice.

Doyle’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.