Patrick Authier

Patrick Norman Authier
Surrounded by his children and their partners, Dad, Papa, Grandpa, Brother, Uncle, and Friend peacefully passed away after a lengthy struggle with Inclusion Body Myositis on November 8, 2017 at Chatham Kent Health Alliance. Loving father to Connie Authier (Mike VanDyk), Michelle (Stephen) Seaboyer and Jillian (Brent) Phillips. Proud grandfather of 10 and great grandfather of 6. Baby brother to Leo, Rose Marie (James), Dorothy, Cliff (Marlene), Ed (Ruth Ann) and Margaret (Theo). Brother-in-law to Beulah, Myrna, Rose, and Patsy. Predeceased by brothers Oscar, Wilfred, Lawrence and Felix and sisters-in-law Marguerite and Ruth Ann as well as brother-in-law Leo. Visitation will take place at St Paul’s Congregational Church on Friday November 10, 2017 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm and the Funeral Service will take place Saturday November 11, 2017 at 11am at St Paul’s Congregational Church, 450 Park Ave. W., Chatham. Donations in Patrick’s memory can be made to Muscular Dystrophy Canada. Online condolences are welcome at

10 Comments on “Patrick Authier”

  1. Dear Authier family
    We extend our deepest sympathy to you all in the passing of such a great man…..praying that God will hold you close during this time….how lucky we are to have the promise that we will all be together again in Heaven…those who went before us will be there waiting….what a wonderful reunion that will be…
    Holding you in our prayers!

  2. To the Authier family, may God give you comfort in the loss of your father, grandfather, uncle. Just having met Jill and Brent, I hope that you know that you are in our prayers along with all your family. (Pastor) Marg Moriyama

  3. We would like to send our deepest condolences for the loss of your dad… He fought very hard for many years to live and share his last times with you and you’ve got wonderful memories to cherish from it. His heart and soul is at peace now and the sun is shining so brightly today. Never forgotten and always celebrated. Rip Patrick. Love Tara and Tyler Carpenter xo

  4. We love you and are here for you always. May his heart and soul Rest In Peace in the most beautiful way. He was a wonderful man and will always be remembered, cherished and celebrated. Love Tara and Tyler Carpenter

  5. To the Authier family and Connie, Michelle and Jilly, I am so sorry for your loss. Death of a loved one is so hard to deal with. Pat has fought his fight for many years now until his body has finally told him enough is enough it’s time for you to rest. He will always be remembered and loved, he was a great man and a wonderful dad and grandpa to you girls and the kids. I love you all so much and praying God will give you the strength you need. Lots of Love Deb McIntyre.

  6. A Father to be remembered…….Connie, Michelle & Jillian……….He struggled for such a long time, remaining so determined to stay……..heartache & sorrow have followed his passing, but it is, for such a short time that we grieve…….It is so, so hard to let them go………..He is now in “The Presence of the Lord”, and there is no place that I’d rather have him resting in………And “What a Glorious Day That Will Be” when all this parting is over……..for the sorrow and the tears will be forever gone and the rejoicing will be eternal……Big Loving Hugs are being sent to all who knew him and touched his life……Family and Friends………This isn’t the end for him, but the beginning of all things new…….Be still and let your memories heal your heart and bind you together in the days to come…….Your Heavenly Father is holding you tightly in the Palm of His Hand and He will never let you go……..His love for you is beyond measure.. Lots of Forever Love …….Mom/Nana

  7. Brent and Jill, please know how much we care. I know your dad and my dad were friends. May God bring you peace and comfort you and all the other family touched by the passing of Pat, Joanne our thoughts are you as well as you support your family.
    Sherrill and Gary Kivell

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