Golf Community Saddened By The Loss Of Pat McTeer
Patrick John McTeer (Paddy) – March 4, 1962 to January 23, 2024
(reposted with permission)
It is with deep sorrow that we share the passing of Pat McTeer on January 23, 2024, in Mazatlán, Mexico. Pat was a remarkable individual, cherished as a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend by many.
His multifaceted talents included being both an athlete and a musician. Whether on the ice with the City Hockey League or showcasing his drumming skills at home, Pat's passion for life was evident. A dedicated golfer from a young age, he approached every aspect of his life with enthusiasm, be it work, play, or relationships.
Pat graduated from the Fairview College Turf Grass Management Course and held positions at golf courses in the East Kootenay prior to joining Bootleg Gap where he served as Superintendent through construction to the beautiful championship course it is today, hosting the 2022 BC Senior Men’s Amateur Championship and will host the 2025 BC Men’s Amateur Championship. This is a remarkable legacy of professional achievement.
His love for sports extended beyond his professional life, as he avidly followed hockey, golf, and football, engaging in fantasy leagues with a multitude of friends. Pat's warm smile had a magnetic effect, fostering countless friendships that he held dear.
Within the City Hockey League, Pat found a brotherhood that he cherished, frequently regaling others with tales of their shared adventures, often accompanied by tear-filled laughter. His unconditional love extended to his family, friends, and the extensive network of colleagues in the golfing community, creating bonds that transcended professional connections.
Pat and Shannon loved to travel and spent as much time as possible on the beach in the winter. Their favorite spot was Isla Mujeres, Mexico where they made many happy memories. Pat always affectionately referred to Shannon as “Shiney”. Their love was one of romance, respect, kindness and friendship nurtured over their 19 years together. He was the husband/partner that most women dream of.
Pat’s children meant everything to him, and he transcended that affection to Shannon’s children who also adored him. Jennifer’s connection to her father is not only father-daughter, but also a strong friendship making sure they did things together like golfing and simulator golf. Jennifer had a passion for figure skating and Pat volunteered as President of the Kimberley Figure Skating Club to be actively involved. Pat was very proud of Jennifer’s dedication to Volleyball and her achievements on the Simon Fraser University Women’s Varsity Golf Team.
Nathan recalls fondly that this dad was always there for him as a supportive, patient, and loving father who could always cheer him up. His best memories are anytime on the golf course, or road hockey when his dad would rip shots at him in the driveway and when they went to Vegas on his 21st birthday. Nathan and Pat spent countless hours strategizing about fantasy hockey. Pat also always made time for long phone chats with his kids.
Pat is survived by his loving wife, Shannon Girling-Hebert, his mother Jean McTeer, his brother Terry McTeer, his children Jennifer Schmidt (Dominic) and Nathan McTeer (Sarah), stepsons Eric Hebert (Alexa) and Evan Hebert (Amanda), and his grandchildren Ava, Shane, Maxwell, Gracie, and Delilah. He also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews Alexandra Limoges (Mike), his great-niece Audrey, Brenden McTeer (Liana), Catherine Fraser (Hunter) and grand-niece Lily, Davis McTeer, Auntie Marie Fraser, and a close-knit family of cousins, including Faith, Paul, Pat (Zena), Cavan Jeffery and Heather Fraser (Jonathan and Erin), Kevin Fraser (Pablo).
Pat was predeceased by beloved father Ken (Cowboy) McTeer, his dear sister-in-law Paula McTeer, both sets of grandparents (McTeer and Holland) and Uncle Sandy Fraser.
Pat's absence leaves an irreplaceable void in the lives of his family and a vast circle of friends. His grandchildren affectionately remember him as the best Grandpa ever, engaging in imaginative play with superheroes, LEGO, cars, or Barbie.
A very special expression of gratitude to Shannon’s Lifelong Best Friend Forever, Lori Miller, for her loving support, care and guidance during this unimaginably difficult time. And to the many friends and family members that have reached out with love whether it be flowers, food, companionship or hugs.
In lieu of flowers, please consider Kimberley Minor Hockey, Meant 2B Loved Pet Rescue, or Angel Flight.
A celebration of life will be held at the Kimberley Conference Centre (ski hill) on Sunday, February 25, 2024, at 4:00 pm – A very special thank you to Simkins Golf Management for their generosity and kindness to the family of one incredible human.
Rest easy Paddy – you’ve earned it.