Patrick James Cashin was born on May 18, 1953 to parents Patrick and Catherine Cashin in Gander, Newfoundland.
During his childhood, Patrick enjoyed playing backyard hockey, pond fishing, being a goalie for soccer games, and biking. Patrick attended St.Paul’s Academy in Gander, Trades and Tech in St. John’s, Acadia University in Nova Scotia and Clarenville College in Newfoundland.
Patrick first came to Whitehorse in 1982, and later moved back to Newfoundland. In 1989, Patrick met Doreen in Marystown, Newfoundland and they were married on July 20, 1993 in Gander. In 1998, Patrick and Doreen returned to Whitehorse where Patrick began working as a support worker for Supported Independent Living (SIL). In his spare time Patrick was a board member for Yukon Association for Community Living (YACL), he coached hockey and youth darts, went fishing and camping, enjoyed his photography, and loved to regale friends and family of his adventures in wild bolognas hunts.
Patrick will forever be in the hearts of his wife Doreen, daughter Marie, sisters Alice, Patricia, Madonna, Genevieve, Nancy, Julie, and Kelly, brothers James and Gerard, and many nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday February 20, 2016 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm at Heritage North Funeral Home, located at 412 Cook Street. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Yukon Association of Community Living