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MIHM: Patrick “Pat” Joseph of Bayfield, formerly of Cambridge and Elmira

Posted By Haskett Funeral Homes On July 22, 2019 @ 3:57 PM In Obituary,Zurich | 36 Comments

MIHM: Patrick “Pat” Joseph of Bayfield, formerly of Cambridge and Elmira

March 17, 1952 – July 21, 2019

“Gone Home”

Peacefully at Huron Residential Hospice, Clinton, on Sunday, July 21, 2019 of Bayfield, formerly of Cambridge and Elmira at the age of 67.  Cherished and devoted husband of Elaine (Wilkins) Mihm for 33 years. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Francis and Herb Metzger, Carol Service, John and Barb Mihm, Diane and Norm Belanger, Bob Wilkins, Ron and Nancy Wilkins, Ray and Rose McAllister, and Joan Burbank. Pat will be missed by several nieces, nephews, and countless close friends. Predeceased by Arthur and Edna (Sass) Mihm, brother Father Jim Mihm, and sister-in-law Rosemary Wilkins. Pat was the first full time sheet metal worker with the University of Waterloo. He was employed by them for 30 years. Upon retirement, Pat was recognized as an Honorary Member of the University. He sat on the pension and benefits committee, and is a former member of the Board of Governors. Pat was a dedicated member of the Knights of Columbus, and the Historical Golf Society (Hickory Hackers). Even when retired, he continued to raise his hand freely as a volunteer for various events and organizations.

Visitation will be held at Haskett Funeral Home, 49 Goshen Street North, ZURICH on Wednesday from 2- 4 and 7 – 9 PM. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 73334 Bluewater Highway, Zurich (St. Joseph) on Thursday, July 25th at 10 AM, Father Ben Huyge presiding. To honour Pat, please wear bright colours, your best bow tie, plus fours golf attire, or all the above. 

At Pat’s request, in lieu of flowers, donations to Huron Hospice or St. Peter’s Catholic Church would be appreciated by the family.

Condolences for the family of “MIHM: Patrick “Pat” Joseph of Bayfield, formerly of Cambridge and Elmira”

Condolence from Joy Yates on July 22nd, 2019 5:26 PM

The loss of such a fine man breaks my heart. He is an indominable spirit and always made me laugh. Thank you Pat and Elaine for the good times. He will surely be missed! Joy

Condolence from Linda M Hendry on July 22nd, 2019 10:14 PM

Steve and I are so very sad to hear of Pat’s passing. The world has lost a good man, the very best. We share in your anguish, Elaine. May you find comfort in the memory of his love and devotion. Love and prayers, Steve and Linda

Condolence from Pat langford on July 22nd, 2019 11:45 PM

ELAINE and family:
All my love and prayers.

Condolence from Pat and Elaine Jeffrey on July 23rd, 2019 6:50 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Elaine

Condolence from Lindsay & Nancy on July 23rd, 2019 7:08 AM

To Elaine & Family

Our heats go out to you in this time of sorrow. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May Pat’s memories and the love of family and friends help you through this difficult time. You have a special Angel watching over you. Soar with Angels Pat!

Our deepest condolences

Lindsay & Nancy

Condolence from Sherri Anne Arsenatul on July 23rd, 2019 11:02 AM

Pat had such a great spirit and was a force to be reckoned with. He will be dearly missed by so many! My heartfelt prayers to you and your family.

Condolence from Dipali Batabyal on July 23rd, 2019 11:14 AM

My deepest sympathies go out to the family of Pat Mihm. He was a loyal and dedicated volunteer of the faculty, staff and retiree campaign called the Keystone Campaign helping to raise funds for scholarships, bursaries and programs to help deserving students gain access to quality education at the University of Waterloo. His positive and ‘can do’ attitude and ability to mobilize others to help out was just a few of Pat’s many great qualities. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Dipali

Condolence from Scott Davis on July 23rd, 2019 11:44 AM

A true gentleman and a class act … even though he sometimes let others influence the way he dressed (not mentioning any names Sheila Hurley!!). I have many fond memories of collaborating with Pat on the Keystone Campaign and the Hagey Bonspiel.

Pat was a champion of the University of Waterloo and our institution is better for it. He was also a champion of good humour and we are better for having known him. I will always think fondly of Pat whether on the golf course or sitting around the campfire roasting wieners! ;-)

Blessings to you, Elaine, for your steadfast love, care and compassion. You were a dynamo team so I pray you will have the strength and will to continue with Pat’s legacy as your bedrock. I’m sorry I will not be able to attend the funeral service so extend my prayers to you via this message.



Condolence from Bill and Laurie Malcolm on July 23rd, 2019 1:20 PM

Elaine and family,

We are so sorry for your loss. May memories and the love of your family and friends get you through this very difficult time.

Condolence from James and Marion Bradley on July 23rd, 2019 2:19 PM

Please accept our deepest condolences

Condolence from Margie Warren on July 23rd, 2019 2:25 PM

Dear Elaine,
Believe it or not, you have been on my mind lately. Now I know why. I was so saddened to read of Pat’s death in the KW Record this morning. It seems like just yesterday you were getting married. Rejoice and with thanksgiving remember the 33 years you had with this wonderful man. May those memories bring you comfort and peace. Blessings to you and your family. You are in my prayers at this difficult time.
Margie Warren

Condolence from lenie Storey on July 23rd, 2019 4:01 PM

To Elaine,
You have my condolences for the loss of your husband Pat. Many prayers to you and your family.

Beverly Nuiten

Condolence from Ann & Stu Snyder on July 23rd, 2019 4:41 PM


Sorry we couldn’t attend the funeral or the visitation. our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

Ann & Stu

Condolence from Douglas Ford on July 23rd, 2019 7:19 PM


I am very sorry to hear of Pat’s passing and hope you have found some comfort in the number of people that care about you.

My thoughts are with you.


Condolence from Barbara Coker on July 23rd, 2019 8:50 PM

Very sorry to hear of Pat’s passing and that I won’t be able to go to his funeral on Thursday.
You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Guy Guillemette on July 23rd, 2019 10:24 PM

Dear Elaine,

I am deeply saddened to hear about Pat’s passing. Although we have never met, I offer you my heartfelt condolences, my thoughts and prayers. I knew Pat because of his volunteer work as an organizer of the annual Golf tournament at the University of Waterloo. He was a very giving and special individual.


Guy Guillemette

Condolence from Patti and Steve Cook on July 24th, 2019 6:23 AM

So sorry for your loss Elaine. Pat will live on in so many of our hearts because of the man he was; a friend, a gentleman, a willing participant and full of humour and fun. We will miss him. Let the love of your family and his many friends help support you through this very sad time.

Condolence from Dale Stuebing on July 24th, 2019 6:41 AM

My Condolences to the Family.
I knew Pat through the Knights of Columbus and he was a District Deputy and I was a Grand Knight (1504 Kitchener) and becoming a DD in my district. He took the time to show me the ropes and was always there to provide help and was always full of humour!

Condolence from Douglas Ford on July 24th, 2019 8:43 AM


I am very sorry to hear of Pat’s passing and hope you have found some comfort in the number of people that care about you. Treasure your memories and find peace in knowing that he is at peace

My thoughts are with you.


Condolence from Julian Bayley on July 24th, 2019 10:42 AM

Elaine and family

My sincere condolences to you and the family. I had only known Pat for three years or so and he quickly became a very good friend. I was glad to be able to visit him at the hospice – he will be missed by all who had the good fortune to meet him.

Condolence from Carole Desmeules on July 24th, 2019 11:32 AM

Dear Elaine,

I am deeply saddened to hear about Pat’s passing. I offer you my heartfelt condolences. My thoughts are with you and your family. May the memories of your life together, your family and friends bring your confort and support through this very difficult time.
Sending my love

Condolence from Carol Ann & Gerald on July 24th, 2019 12:25 PM

Pat was truly a gem of a person. He will be missed for his goodness in life. He was an incredible soul, full of strength, love and much more. We can’t imagine the loss you have suffered but will be mourning his passing with you and celebrating the life of a good man. May the love of God, family and friends surround you completely at this time.

Condolence from Karen Kovats on July 24th, 2019 12:26 PM

Dear Elaine
Dave and I remember with fondness your wedding day. We are so sorry to hear about Pat’s passing. May you experience the peace of God that passes all understanding. You are in our prayers.

Love Dave and Karen Kovatz

Condolence from Sheila Heltke on July 24th, 2019 2:19 PM

Prayers for my Dad John, Aunt Carol and Aunt Francis. Uncle Pat’s passing was not sudden, however that doesn’t make it any easier to say goodbye.
Elaine please accept our sympathy on Pat’s passing. I am sure that following his illness it is a blessing that he no longer suffers. Dad said you’ve been strong for Pat since the diagnosis. With your education I’m sure knowledge was both good and bad going through this time. But I know you are a loving person, I’m sure that no one could have taken better care of him. I pray that you have a strong support system in place for you now going forward.
Sheila and Hans

Condolence from Gary and Grace Maltby on July 24th, 2019 5:36 PM

Dear Elaine, we are so very sorry to hear of Pats passing. May you find strength in your faith at this time. May your memories support you in the difficult times ahead.

Condolence from Les and Vicky Hammell on July 24th, 2019 6:16 PM

Elaine: we met Pat many times when we were with John and Sandy. He was always cheerful. Our sincere sympathies on his passing. May God give you comfort today and in the coming weeks.

Condolence from Mary Ellen and Dietmar Sommerfeld on July 24th, 2019 9:50 PM

To Elaine and all the Mihm Family,
I am so sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. He was way too young. I will miss him and his great smile. I am sure it will be a rough road for all of you and you will dearly miss your husband and brother. May you feel comfort from all your family and friends that will be close to you in the days to come. I hope you find peace in all the good memories you share of Pat. Love, Mary Ellen and Dietmar Sommrefeld

Condolence from John & Kathleen Siertsema on July 25th, 2019 7:41 AM

Our deepest condolences

We are sorry to hear of Pat’s passing and know that you will find some comfort in the number of people that care about you. Treasure your memories and find peace in knowing that he is at peace. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time..

We are sorry that we did not have the pleasure to have been a neighbour and friend at the Bayfield Mews. John & Kathleen moving to # 40

Condolence from Andy Mills on July 25th, 2019 8:25 PM


I’m very sorry to hear about Pat. I was glad that I got a chance to see the two of you a short time ago at the golf course.

Take care.

Condolence from Cathy Martin on July 26th, 2019 8:15 AM

Dear Elaine,

My deepest sympathy in the loss of your beloved husband, Pat.
Was thinking of you on Wednesday when you held the Funeral Mass at St Peter’s in St. Joseph’s.
The church is close to our family cottage.
Would love to see you in Bayfield this summer and convey to you, Elaine my sympathy in person.
You can get my email addresss from the funeral home if you wish.
Cathy Martin

Condolence from Pioneer Park Association on July 26th, 2019 11:12 AM

On behalf of the Pioneer Park Association of Bayfield, ON., please accept our heartfelt condolences on the passing of Patrick. He was a tireless volunteer at the Quonset Hut helping us sort and arrange the various boxes of donations we received for our annual rummage sale. He was such a kind man. He was a welcome addition to the Village of Bayfield and will be missed by the many friends he made in Bayfield.

Condolence from Dianne Gammon & Richard Leadbetter on July 26th, 2019 1:27 PM

Thinking of you with love and care during this time of loss. I’m sorry that we could not be there for the visitation and funeral. Today, I’m remembering Pat’s twinkling eyes and easy smile as he told a funny story or shared a tale about one of his many interests. He was a lovely man and I was lucky to have known him.

Condolence from Mary Metcalfe on July 26th, 2019 3:31 PM

I was very sorry to hear of your loss. Sending you my deepest condolences.
Mary (Kilbourne) Metcalfe

Condolence from Susan Fogo on July 26th, 2019 4:38 PM

Dear Elaine,
I am so sorry to hear of Pats passing. Your photos of your travels will certainly be a wonderful memory.

“Death leaves a heart ache
No one can heal
Loves leaves a memory
No one can steal”

Thinking of you today and always,
Susan Fogo

Condolence from Judith Kovats on July 27th, 2019 3:58 PM

Dear Elaine
So sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. I’m holding you in my prayers.
Judy Kovats

Condolence from Faye Ballantyne on July 29th, 2019 3:51 PM

Elaine, My thoughts are with you. May all your memories give you strength and joy at this time and in the future.

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