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Patrick Michael Callaghan


The death of Patrick Michael Callaghan of Fredericton, occurred at the Dr. Chalmers Regional Hospital on January 5, 2009 at the age of 81.

Born in 1927 at Dumbarton, Scotland, son of the late Thomas and Catherine Callaghan, he served his country during the Second World War with the Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders while stationed in Austria.

After immigrating to Canada, he worked at Base Gagetown when the base was constructed. Later he joined the firm of Robin Kilburn – the window cleaning department after which he worked in the recreation dept of the City of Fredericton as supervisor of O’Dell Park Lodge. He was a member & co-founder of the New Brunswick N.D.P. in Fredericton; a life member of the Scottish Cultural Association of NB and also past president of St. Andrew Society & former member of the St. Andrew’s Pipe Band.

Pat was a soccer enthusiast & co-founder of youth soccer in Fredericton, having coached for a number of years & will be fondly remembered by the many young people he introduced to the game of soccer.

He is survived by his wife Catherine (MacLellan) Callaghan; sons Malcolm of Vancouver and Patrick C. of Halifax; sisters Mary (John) Montgomery, Cathy Gow and Bridget Callaghan; nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents; brother Thomas and niece Anne Marie of Scotland.

Following cremation, a funeral service will be held on Thursday January 8, 2009 at 2:00 PM from Bishop’s Funeral Home Chapel, 540 Woodstock Road with Rev. Jack Dolan officiating. Interment at a later date. The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch # 4 will hold a tribute at the funeral service. No flowers by request, for those who wish memorials may be made to the Shelter for the Homeless or a charity of the donor’s choice.

The family would like to express a special thank you to Dr. D. G. Flower, the nurses and staff of 4NW for their care for Patrick during his stay in hospital.
Service Date
Thursday, January 8, 2009