August 15, 1944 - April 25, 2023
It is with heavy hearts that the family
of Patrick Counsel announce his peaceful passing at the Placentia
Healthcare Centre on Tuesday April 25, 2023, aged 78.
Predeceased by his mother Mary Ann
(2010), father Michael (1990), his brother Michael (1969), his infant
siblings Rita, Joseph and Bernadette, his daughter Sharon (1981),
grandson William (2010), and brothers-in-law Francis Whelan (2021) and
Vincent Carroll (2022).
Left to celebrate his wonderful life are
his wife of 57 years Lucy, sons Philip (Debbie), Jason (Elizabeth),
John (Kristy) and Patrick, and daughter Susie (Brant) along with his 7
grandchildren Kate, Charlotte, Mary Anne, John, Lucas, Adrian and
Nora; his siblings Marie, Tom (Helen), Anne, Donnie (Jim), Marion
(Wayne), Anita (Dick), and numerous relatives and
Pat was born on Red Island August 15th,
1944, and he met the love of his life when he started teaching
alongside Lucy Hennessey on Merasheen. He was a dedicated family man,
an avid outdoorsman and fisherman who enjoyed his days on the water.
He had a long and successful career as an educator and school
administrator, where he brought his love of nature and creative spirit
to help bring learning alive for his students. He was a poet and
songwriter; his voice, guitar and accordion were the soundtrack of his
house on O’Reilly Street. His gentle spirit and lust for
life were felt by all who had the privilege to know
Visitation will take place at
Maher’s Funeral Home in Placentia on Friday, April 28th from
2-4 and 6-9. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy
Rosary Church in Freshwater, Saturday April 29th at 10:30 a.m.
Inurnment to follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery,
Flowers gratefully accepted or donations
may be made to the charity of one’s choice.