Patrick Joseph Power

November 30, 1954 to March 31, 2024


Patrick ‘Pat’ Joseph Paul Power, 69, of St. John’s, NL, passed away on Sunday, March 31, 2024, at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital. After an eighteen -year extension to his life following a liver transplant, Pat was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer just a short time ago.

He was born on November 30, 1954, to Edward (deceased) and his surviving mother Catherine in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

He was a devoted husband to Diane (nee Marshall) whom he married on June 18, 1976. They had three children, Baby Power (deceased), Jennifer (Christophe Bredèche) and Patrick (Cynthia) who were his pride and joy. He was also the loving Poppy to Tyler Caissie-Power (Erin Dornan), Devin Caissie-Power (Breanna Pitchuck) and, Liam Bredèche. He was grateful to have met his great-grandson Grayson this past month.

Pat was a man who loved family, he had caring and connected relationships with all of his surviving siblings, Ed (Jo), Catherine, Jim (Anne), Anita ‘Didi’, Gord (Madeline) and Marnie (Paul), as well as with his nieces and nephews, Lisa (Tom), Anita Louise (Terry), Ed (Courtney), Greg (Devon), Joe, Emily (Geoff), Alison (Dean), Eleanor Claire, Jessie, Matthew, Nikki (Tony), Loran ( Kristy), Grayson (Allison), Jayme and, Marc.

Pat profoundly touched the lives of everyone he knew, keeping strong ties many, from his St Bon’s and Brother Rice days to his nomadic years across Canada. Whether he was coaching his son’s hockey team, or cheering on a loved one’s activities, he incited confidence with his encouragement. He was a force to be reckoned with when it came to debate or a game of cards. His love of language and his passion for correct articulation inspired his children and grandchildren, who continue to regularly open their dictionaries. Pat was never one to turn down a game of golf with his special buddies, Gerry Hickey, Paul Norman, and John Norman, as well as his own three brothers, and he never missed a hockey game when the Montreal Canadians were playing.

We wish to thank Dr. Jennifer Leonard, Community Health, the Pain Management and Palliative Care staff and the St. Clare’s Emergency Department who have been supportive and caring with our family. A special thank you to our paramedic Scott Hillier whose empathy and professionalism meant so much to us in Pat’s final days!

We commend the entire team of the Atlantic Canada Multi-Organ Transplant Program, most especially, Dr. Mark Walsh, Dr. Zuhaib Mir, and Dr. Kevork Peltekian.

Now we begin the business of cherishing him in our hearts, and per his direct wishes- celebrating his life and living ours. He will be cremated without any services per request. The date for the celebration of his life will be announced at a later date.

In keeping with the spirit of Pat’s love of the handwritten word, we encourage you to mail a memorial card to Diane. All are welcome to post memories and final words here as well.

Donations in his memory may be made to:


The Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation

Memorial Donations


The Organ Donation Program which can be chosen in the dropdown menu



”Pat, you were my sweetheart, my confidant, my love, my reality checker, and my confidence booster.  You were my better half and my best friend!  May you rest in peace sweetheart!”





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Jim, Gord and the rest of the Power family. So sorry to just hear of Pat’s passing. I have many fond memories from days gone by, from visiting him in Ontario, to playing cards, softball, etc. He was always a pleasure to be around. At least now, he can rest in peace.

Diane and family, I am so very sorry to hear of Pat’s passing . He always had a smile for everyone. I remember getting together with the Powers, Hussey and Hickey and laite clam. We always had a great time. Diane I am thinking of you and the kids. My thoughts are with you all. Sincere condolences 🙏
Debbie Osmond (Laite)

Dear Anita, Nikki, and families,
My deepest condolences on the passing of your dear brother, Pat. It’s never easy to lose a loved one. May he rest in peace! God bless you all in the days to come!

Korona Brophy

Diane, Gord & all of the Power family our condolences on Pat’s passing. My friendship with the Power family goes back about 50 years when a chance encounter brought myself & Gord together. We developed a close relationship that we still maintain today. You can’t meet one of the Power boys without meeting them all. The other boys were a bit older so I got to meet them at different events, crib tournaments, bar hopping or just a visit to the heartbreak hotel. Pat was the guy with the million dollar smile painted onto his face. I don’t ever remember seeing him any other way. He & Diane were joined at the hip & were such an admirable couple. It was touching to hear about the caring relationships he had with his family. Those connections will help you all pull together & remember all of the good times you all shared with Pat. Rest in peace Pat.

Diane & family we wish to send our sincere condolences to you & your family , Pat was a kind , happy person , thinking of other’s , we loved our visit two years ago to Pippy park with you & Pat , it was very kind of you guys of fresh cod , wine & your painting , thinking of you & your family in this difficult time , stay strong , Pat will be missed by many . Harry & Judy

Diane & family, so sorry to hear of Pat’s passing.. A very kind, gentle and considerate person. Always looked forward to a game of golf with him. He will be missed., but never will be forgotten.May his soul rest in peace.
Sincerely ,
John & Patricia Norman

Diane, Gord and rest of the Power family. Sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. Our sincerest condolences.
Brian and Bun Porter.

I am so very sorry to hear of your brother’s passing.. Please know that I am thinking of you and your family. Sending you love.

Diane, Jennifer and Patrick and family.
Sincere condolences on the passing of Pat.
Sending healing prayers and comfort during this difficult time.

Dear Diane, Jennifer & Patrick and all of the Power family. Our deepest condolences to you on the loss of Pat. A larger than life personality and a very dear friend. So many memories. Sending much love to you all.

So sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. I’ll remember the happy times we spent playing darts, and Pat’s big smile. My sincere condolences to Diane and Family, and also to Gord and the rest of the Power clan.

Have known Pat and Gordon from our days long ago at St. Bon’s. Reunited again coaching our sons at minor hockey. Have bumped into him a couple of times since including the golf course. Enjoyed his company and he will be missed. My condolences to Diane and the family, RIP Pat.


sorry to hear of the loss of your brother.

Our deepest condolences to you and the Power family.

Elaine & Gord St. Croix


On behalf of faculty and staff, Faculty of Education, we extend our deepest sympathies to you and the Power family on the loss of your brother Patrick. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

Faculty & Staff

Dear Diane & family,
We are so sadden to hear of Pat’s passing. . Such a great guy and joke teller. He was always up beat & jolly. He worked with us at Newfoundland Distributors & was loved by all. Never forget his dancing at our Christmas party, said he was crazy legs. It’s so hard to say goodbye to someone loved so much. He will be remembered forever in your hearts.

Marnie, I am saddened to learn about your brother’s passing. I have nice memories of you, Paul and Marc from years ago. Thinking of you and all family as you say good-bye to Patrick.
Wayne Barry

Diane our sincere condolences to you and all the family. Pat was a fantastic person and it was always a pleasure to be around him. He will be missed