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Patrick Buchanan

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October 24, 1952 – April 5, 2024

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Patrick Elford Buchanan. 

Patrick was born to Mary and William Buchanan in 1952 and had a fun-filled and free childhood with older brother Billy in Old St. Vital. During this time, he made many lifelong friends. 

As a young adult, he developed a passion for music and built an enviable record collection. He also became interested in fashion and developed a strong sartorial sense that remained throughout his life. 

After happily working at Manitoba Hydro for over forty years, Patrick enjoyed retirement by spending time with family and friends in the Osborne Village and Corydon neighbourhoods. A loving father and grandfather, Patrick enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren at Peanut Park. Known for his sense of humour, Patrick would regularly make friends, colleagues, and family members laugh with one-liners and turns of phrase. 

Though he struggled with mental illness and addiction for much of his life, he found a way to manage his illness and overcome his addictions in his last years. Throughout it all, he remained a kind and caring person. 

Patrick’s memory will live in the hearts of his family and friends always. 

He is survived by his son Sean (Nicole) and his grandson’s Charley and Pete. 

A private memorial will be held for family members in the coming weeks.

Patrick’s family kindly requests that all of his friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour his memory by sharing photos, memories, and stories, using the comment section on this page.


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Shadreck mzengeza

May 9, 2024 at 9:07 PM

I am saddened to hear of the passing of Pat. I knew Pat for the 13 years I lived in Winnipeg upto the end of 2019. He was warm and friendly to all people he met. May his soul rest in peace.

Cheryl Reid

May 9, 2024 at 9:06 PM

I am so sorry to hear that Patrick passed away.  I worked with him at Manitoba Hydro’s Meter Shop several years ago.  He was a kind, gentle, genuine man who took much pride in doing his job well.  He had a quick wit and the warmest smile.

The first time I saw Patrick after I left the Meter Shop was at a Steve Earle concert.  We chatted and I was so impressed with his knowledge of music and especially intricate guitar work.

I feel fortunate to have bumped into him at St. Vital Centre a few times over the past several months.  He was usually coming from a doctor’s appointment and was treating himself to KFC at the food court!  We greeted each other with a hug and enjoyed our few minutes of catching up.  It brightened my day to see him.

Sean, he loved you and your family dearly and was so thankful to have you in his life.

Rest in peace, dear Patrick.

Carol Robson

May 9, 2024 at 5:47 PM

Truely, a good and kind friend to all.

Enjoyed our talks, and hearing about his son and family.

He will be missed 💕

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