McGhee, Richard “Pat” Lindsay of Port Stanley, passed away peacefully, on Thursday, March 20th, 2014, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, at the age of 88. Pat was born March 17, 1926, in Woodstock, the son of the late Jack and Gladys (Holt) McGhee. He moved to a farm in Pense, Saskatchewan in 1928. His life journey led him from Regina to Edmonton , to Winnipeg, to Toronto and then St. Thomas/Port Stanley for the past 15 years. Pat was predeceased by four brothers Ross, Barney, Bob (Thompson) and Allan. Pat and his first wife the late Shirley (Powell) had three sons the late Richard “Dick” McGhee (2000), Tom and Perry and his wife Natasha McGhee, all of Seagrave . Perry has two children Charlina and Isybella. Pat and his 2nd wife Beverley were married in Toronto on December 23, 1977 and Beverley has one son Adam of Winnipeg. Pat farmed, then served with the R.C.N.V.R., worked for a bi-monthly Rural Newspaper, CKRM Radio; CKCK TV Regina; CFRN Radio, Edmonton, 1st Investors, Regina; CJAY TV, Winnipeg to Toronto; St. Thomas, CHLO and Chamber of Commerce , St. Thomas. Pat was a member of Grand Lodge of Saskatchewan-Master Mason (1959): Branch 410 of the Royal Canadian Legion, Port Stanley-Sargent of Arms; Heritage Port Stanley; a member of A.F. and A.M. N.W.M.P. (#111) Regina, Cosmopolitan Club Int. –Past President (Regina); Sales in Advertising, Sales in Marketing; Broadcast Executive-Can.; Variety Club, Toronto; A.F. and A.M. St. Mark’s Lodge #94, Christ Church (Anglican) and Big Brothers/Big Sisters and the Port Stanley Optimist Club.Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Wednesday 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Visitation Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Memorial service will be conducted by Officers and Members of Branch 410, Royal Canadian Legion on Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. and a Memorial service will be conducted by Officers and Members of St. Mark’s Lodge #94 on Tuesday at 6:45 p.m. Remembrances may be made to Big Brothers/Big Sisters or the Poppy Fund of the Port Stanley Legion.