Passed away peacefully with family at his side on April 28, 2013 at 51 years of age. Beloved husband of Julie (nee Morris) with whom he celebrated 27 years of marriage. Son of the late Jack and Dorothy O’Rourke. Son-in-law of John and Irene Morris. Treasured father of Michael, Mark and John O’Rourke. Dear brother of Rick and wife Cherie, Gary and wife Cheryl. Brother-in-law of Jeff and wife Jacqueline Jackson. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Pat enjoyed playing bass guitar with several local bands over the years, including The Fugitives with his brothers. He worked many years as a custodian at Ursuline College and St. Joseph’s School in Chatham. Cremation has taken place. On Saturday, friends are invited to meet the family after 10 a.m. at St. Ursula’s Parish (205 Tweedsmuir Ave. Chatham) followed by the funeral mass at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation or the Hotel-Dieu Grace Foundation would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Kennedy Funeral Home (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. North Essex, Ontario. You may send your condolences online at

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