Obituary of Patrick Norman Pyrah
Patrick "Pat" Norman Pyrah
(December 8, 1961 - January 23, 2024)
Patrick Norman Pyrah of Camrose, AB passed away peacefully on January 23, 2024.
Pat was born on December 8, 1961 to Norman and Sheila (Fox) Pyrah in Edmonton. Pat’s family moved a lot during his childhood but then settled in Camrose where he has lived happily for 40+ years.
Pat enjoyed sports and reminisced fondly about his time on the Camrose Swim team. Pat is still proud of his Nationals High Jumping record, which has never been broken, that he achieved while going to school at Camrose Composite High.
Pat worked at a variety of jobs which included managing at the Norsemen Inn where he formed many friendships over the years. The most rewarding part of his career was caring for "his seniors" at Bethany Meadows (house C) for twenty years. He had many happy memories and funny stories about his day.
Pat leaves behind his loving wife Cheryl (Badry); the apple of his eye Sean (Lindsay); his granddaughter Gracie; Lisa (Curtis) and Tyler (Tiffany); three more grandchildren Logan, Luc and William; siblings Norma, Heather, Sharon and Shane; many nieces and nephews; many, many friends; and a few special co-workers.
Heartfelt thank-you to the ones who were there for us during Pat’s illness. Special thanks to Pat’s health care team starting with Dr. Awaken for his care and compassion over the years to Pat & Cheryl, to the St. Mary's hospital staff in emergency, his two doctors and nurses on the cancer unit, to Dr. Minders and angels (nurses) on unit 2, and to all his team at the CCI and University of Alberta for fighting so hard for Pat.
As per Pat’s request, a private family graveside service has taken place in the Valleyview Cemetery.
If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Pat's memory may be made to Cross Cancer Institute or to the Camrose and Area Animal Shelter Society.