Patrick Soulliere

Obituary of Patrick Soulliere

Soulliere, Patrick Joseph

It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Patrick “Pat” Soulliere, 69 years, on March 8, 2020. Beloved husband of Linda (Reid). Loving father of Twyla Knight (Gerald), Colleen Soulliere (Susie Taylor), Patrick R. Soulliere, and Cindy Soulliere. Cherished Pip of Elisa, Chris and Dan Knight. Survived by his sisters Dorothy Kungel (late John), Elaine Garant (Ernie), Vicki Pawlowski (John), brothers-in-law Gary Snyder, Bob Reid (Alane), sisters-in-law Rose Soulliere and Karen Sarty and by many nieces and nephews who will miss their Uncle Pat. Predeceased by his parents Ida and Maurice Soulliere, Linda’s parents Shirley and Donald W. Reid, favourite uncle Bib Soulliere, and siblings Maurice Soulliere (Deanna), Jim Soulliere (June) (Marie), John Soulliere (Deanna), Mary Leona Snyder, Paul Soulliere, Billy Soulliere (Carol), Cathy Malette (Al), Charlie Soulliere. Pat was born in Riverside, raised a family in Woodslee and retired to Millbank near his grandchildren. He and his wife Linda were together for 50 years and for them, family always came first. Pat was deeply proud of his kids. A beloved dad, Pip, uncle, friend and teacher, Pat had a genuine rapport with children. Pat had an early career as a licenced mechanic and later as an auto shop teacher at many Essex County High Schools. He coached hockey at Essex and Belle River High. He was proud to be Aboogala (Cub Scout Leader) in Woodslee, and S-Bend Horseshoe Host and Champion. In retirement, he restored a 1929 Model A Ford with the help of his friends and grandchildren. Pat loved camping, swimming, and especially loved fishing. Cremation has taken place. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 14 Russell St., Leamington (519-326-2631) Thursday 7-9 pm. A celebration of Pat’s Life will be held at the funeral home on Friday, March 13, 2020 at 2:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Sleeping Children Around the World, Nature Conservancy Canada, or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance at www.reidfuneralhome.ca