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POPE, Patrick Shane

Our beloved Patrick passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at the age of 63.  Survived by his loving wife Shirley Anne; daughter Danelle Pope; his mother Marie Owen; step-daughter Meagan Deans; two step-sons: Michael and Matthew Deans; sisters: Sherry Corkin (Ben), Gail Mitchell and brother Blair Pope (Diane).  Predeceased by his father Gordon Dean Pope and son Michael Pope.   A Service to honor Pat’s strength, compassion and passion for life will be held on Tuesday, December 5th at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.  Should family and friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, www.cancer.ca.  If you wish to send a condolence, post photos, or to share a memory, please scroll down this page to the area called “share your condolences.”

Tuesday, December 5th at 12:00 noon
Springfield Funeral Home
(2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC)

Tuesday, December 5th at 1:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for POPE, Patrick Shane is scheduled for Tuesday, December 5th at 1:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Wynne Wilson says:

    I am so very sorry to hear this shocking news. Shirley, I am glad that the last time we met you and Pat while out walking we had a lovely conversation and even managed to tease him a little. Your loss must feel overwhelming and I can only pray that time will help you ease your pain.

  • Gabriele and George Nater says:

    with heavy hearts we say good bye to Pat. We enjoyed his presence at the Westbank Yachtclub and thank him for all the work he did.

  • steve O'Neill says:

    Dear Shirley and family,

    We are so very sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. We did not know him well, but it was obvious to us that he was was a very fine man. He will be sorely missed around the yacht club and most certainly beyond.

    Steve & Judie O’Neill

  • Martin Gerard says:

    My heart is with you. I send you my sincere love in such a difficult time. Huge hugs & love to all the family.
    Past Commodore WKYC

  • Darlene Syrotuik says:

    I am Pat’s cousin (his dad and my Mom were siblings.) I have many, many happy memories of Pat when we were kids and saw a fair bit of each other. I met him – inevitably – at family funerals over the years and always enjoyed catching up with him. He has always been a great guy to my mind. I’m so glad he found peace and happiness in Kelowna with you, his family. I’m so very sorry to hear of his passing – much too soon. Please accept my sincere condolences.

  • Linda Holukoff & Blair Francis says:

    To Danelle & Pat’s Family, Our deepest sympathy on your Dad’s very sudden passing. We have many good memories of the past in our younger years. May he rest in peace.

    • Danelle says:


      Dad asked about You, Blair, the boys and Felicia often. You raised children together, went through hardship together and had a lot of great memories together.

      Thank you for reaching out! He most certainly loved you all.

  • Brock penner says:

    Shirley and family ,

    I will be keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers over the coming days.
    My sincere condolences to you all.

  • Peggy Fryer says:

    Words never really seem like enough at a time like this. I am so very sorry for your loss.

  • Scott & Carla Thresher WKYC says:

    With Heavy Hearts we say good bye to a Great Man
    Our Deepest Regards to Shirley and Family
    Sorry for your loss

  • Robert (Bob) & Gayleen Smith says:

    We met Pat at the West Kelowna Yacht Club. We did not know him well but wish to express our deepest sympathy to his family & close friends. Robert (Bob) Smith, Past Commodore, Kelowna Yacht Club & wife, Gayleen

  • Gerald Gustafson says:

    Shirley and Family
    Our condolences and Prayers to you and your Family through this difficult time.
    Pat will surely be missed.
    Gerald Gustafson
    Commodore VYC

  • Bob & Brenda Young says:

    Our sincere condolences Shirley, Pat will be missed by all who have had the good fortune and pleasure in meeting him.

    • Danelle says:

      You two are absolute angels.

      I only wish we had met sooner and under better circumstnaces.

      I will be in touch when I am in town next. Sierra and I will want to take you for dinner to thank you for all of your support.

      Love Danelle

  • Dave Dudas says:

    To the Family of Pat,
    Please accept our Deepest condolences on behalf of the Teamsters National Bakery & Laundry Division USA and Canada. Pat will be truly missed by all the Officer, Policy members and Delegate. He was truly a friend to all. God Bless you all.
    Dave Dudas

  • Maureen and Ted Redsky says:

    We will always think of him in fondness ,he always made us smile and laugh.

  • Paul Barton says:

    Shirley, it was a great shock to hear of Pat’s passing. It seems only several months ago that I was penning a congratulations to Pat on his retirement from 987.

    I cannot tell you anything you don’t already know about Pat, other than the fact that he was a good man to me and a friend. We will be making a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society in his honour and in yours.

    I offer our deepest and most sincere condolences to you and your family.

  • Dave Redmond says:

    Our deepest condolences to Pat’s Family for your loss. Pat was a special man and he will be greatly missed. I thoroughly enjoyed the short time I knew him working together during contract negotiations. It was much too soon for his passing.

  • Gail and Roger Elgaard says:

    Shirley, our hearts go out to you and your family. Our deepest sympathies for your loss.

  • John McCann says:

    I am absolutely shocked to hear of the passing of Brother Pope. It seems like just yesterday he was telling me all about his plans for retirement. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Condolences to Pat’s family from the members, staff and executive board of Teamsters Local Union No 879.

  • Rita St Mars says:

    Shirley I can’t say how Darc and I felt when we got the e-mail tonight. We loved him so much and he was so happy finding his beautiful soul mate. Our condolences to everyone. He will be missed so much.

  • Sean Cedenio says:

    To The Family Of Pat,
    On behalf of my wife Stephanie and myself, please accept our condolences. I do not know how to say goodbye to a true friend. I came to know Pat through the Teamsters Union, The Bakery and Laundry Division, through many years of conferences, etc. We became friends. Pat was a true Human Being and because of his character and personality, I made many friends in our organization, including David Froelich From Teamsters 987 Pat’s home local. Many good memories is what’s left. May you and the Family find peace and comfort in your continued journeys. God Bless.

  • DEBRA COAKES says:

    It is with a heavy heart that I am sending out my condolence’s in honor of Pat Pope whom I have known for many years as a Member of the Teamsters Union and a Shop

    It is with a heavy heart that I am sending out my heart full condolence’s in the honor of Pat Pope whom I have known for many years through the Teamsters Union Local 987. This news is devastating and shocking so sorry for your loss . Pat you were an amazing and helpful in every way possible. May you R.I.P. Gone but not forgotten. Debra Coakes

  • Michael Sealy Sr says:

    My deepest condolences to Patrick’s family. I didn’t know him well but what I did know, he was a fine person. I’m glad I had the opportunity to meet his acquaintance.
    May he rest in peace with the Lord.

  • Dave and Carolyn Austin says:

    Dear Shirley and Family:
    We wanted to convey our deepest sympathy to you and your children. We were shocked and saddened to hear of Pat’s passing. He always made a point of chatting with us at the yacht club, making us feel at home there. We will dearly miss him and his smile,
    Love and Hugs
    Dave and Carolyn Austin

  • Roger Gallant says:

    It was a shock to learn of Pat’s passing. My wife Elaine and I had the pleasure on several occasions to meet Pat and Shirley at club functions around the lake. Our sincerest condolences to Shirley and Pat’s family.
    Roger Gallant
    Vice-Commodore, Summerland yacht Club

  • Shelly McPeak says:

    To family are hearts are broken to hear the sadden of pats passing he was one tough guy when it came to negotiating a contract for 987 peers great guy to talk to will be sadly missed rest in peace pat

  • Barb Adam says:

    So sorry for your loss, Pat was a great union man and was always there for his members. I was fortunate to meet Pat several times at our yearly Package & Parcel Conference and he made sure he was heard as he was the voice for his members and want us to understand what his members needed. RIP Pat you will be missed.

  • Corina Holba says:

    Pat was a respected professional and we were shocked to hear of his passing. Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. From everyone at Agrifoods International Cooperative Ltd.

  • Clayton Cook says:

    I am sorry to hear about Pat’s passing. I am sure you shared many good times and have many happy memories to carry with you into the future.

    Clayton Cook

  • Ken Atwell says:

    To Pat’s family:
    Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of Pat.
    I met him in the early eighties as a new and aspiring Shop Steward at a dairy plant in Red Deer. He became a mentor and friend that I’m going to miss terribly. He was a brilliant negotiator and strategist; had a fantastic sense of humor, and was tireless in his efforts to help others.
    Over the years being around Pat was always electrifying. His countless anecdotes, stories and insights into everyday living shaped my outlook on life tremendously. Pat was always there like a rock, and was always engineering ways to make things work out just right.
    I never imagined him ever not being around. But I can tell you, it was a pleasure and an honor to have shared time with Pat, and I share your loss more than words can adequately express.

  • David Froelich says:

    A lot of you friends have shared your sorrow over the last few weeks. And I am certainly one of those. You lost your dear husband and I lost a Brother. I have missed him daily, since he retired, but he was only a text message away.
    Pat was my Brother in every sense. Not only did we work together, we played, travelled, shopped and wore Tommys and Bass WeeJuns tasselled black or burgundy slip-ons together. We organized, negotiated, campaigned, consoled each other, talked and planned, grew to know each other personally, shared family stuff and even, as Brothers, squabbled every once in a while.
    He used to be a text message away. Now he’s only a thought away and I re-live happy thoughts of him and me every day!
    And so please accept my sincerest condolences during this very difficult time. My heart-felt prayers are with you.

    David Froelich
    Secretary Treasurer
    Teamsters Local Union No. 987

    • Danelle says:


      You have been a constant in my father’s life and it was a blessing to see you. The next time you find yourself in Vancouver, please connect so we can grab a scotch and toast the man! 778-835-4676

  • Barb Cook says:

    I have only just learned of Pat’s passing. I worked at the Alberta Labour Relations Board for many years and came to know Pat through that connection. He had a great sense of humour and I felt he was dedicated to his job and his family. I am very sorry for your loss.

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