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In Loving Memory of

Patrick Francois Mercier


Obituary of Patrick Francois Mercier

Patrick Mercier passed away suddenly on April 24th, 2022, at the age of 24. Dearly loved son of Frank and Julie (née Brettell). Loving brother of Cheryl (Jeff), Sara, Julien, and Erick (Karen), his twin. He’ll be greatly missed by his grandparents Jim and Madeleine Brettell, his uncles Marc (Al), Joe, Jim (Kelly), his aunt Marlene, and the love of his life Samantha Daniel.He also leaves behind his nieces and nephews: Sandra, Brian, Jeffrey, Travis, Alexis and Liam. Patrick will be lovingly remembered by his many cousins. He will never be forgotten by his loyal and trusty sidekick Salem. He was predeceased by his grandparents Gaston and Denise Mercier.

Although Patrick was a man of few words, if you were lucky enough to get to know him, you would never forget him. He loved music, movies, playing guitar, and hanging out with Samantha and his online friends. He had a unique and twisted sense of humour. He truly was “one of God’s own prototypes.'' A special thanks to Alison who helped him greatly over the last couple of years and to Samantha for making him so happy, they were two peas in a pod.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Essentials Cremation and Burial Services Inc. (905-734-1031). Cremation has taken place and a private family celebration of life will take place at a later date. Memorial donations can be made to Kids Help Phone, The Hope Centre, Open Arms Mission or a local charity of your choice. Online condolences can be shared on Patrick’s tribute page found at

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Monia Glazer
7 months ago

My sympathies to the family, I remember when my son Tommy and Eric and Patrick had the same bus stop, they had been friends ever since, he is being missed 💙 RIP

Dante Tortilla
1 year ago

RIP, never forget

Last edited 1 year ago by Dante Tortilla
1 year ago

I wish this never happened to you. He is a very kind and nice person. I miss you so much, I hope you fell better in haven now. I will always remember you. R.I.P Uncle Pat.

Leo Fasolo
1 year ago

While he was a man of few words, his words had weight and thought behind them. He was a funny guy and knew how to have fun, supportive, inquisitive and just all around a good man to have around. I don’t have any deep ponderings on the nature of life, I just wish that this wasn’t something that happened, to someone who didn’t deserve it. I really liked Pat, I wish that I got to spend more years learning who he was even if it was through something as transient as an online friendship. I hope that there is some solace or peace now for him and I hope that he has found somewhere higher and more worthy of him than in our mixed company down here. God rest your soul Pat, I will miss you.

Shawn Harmon
1 year ago

Patrick was someone I met through mutual friends online. I never really got to spend a lot of time with him compared to my other friends, but the time I did get to spend with him was always enjoyable. He’d always have something to talk about and was genuinely a chill person to be around. To Patrick’s friends and family: I’m so sorry for your loss.

Rest In Peace patrick. Love you dude

Vera Sileikis
1 year ago

I was lucky enough to meet and speak with Patrick. Being Swayze’s brother, it was clear that he had that zany family sparkle and I know that without saying a lot, he was a great guy to know.
The world is forever changed now and the unconditional love in this family will certainly ensure that Patrick is honoured always.

Pat and Brynn Reale
1 year ago

Deepest sympathies to Frank, Julie and the Mercier family. Patrick, safe travels and I hope you are at peace.

Pat and Brynn Reale

1 year ago

Ahh Pat, my littlest brother, I cannot express enough how much you are loved and missed so dearly ❤️. I am so sad to have lost you so soon and so grateful to have had the years I did with you. You were truly one of a kind. I’m not sure how we will go on without you here with us but I know you will always be in our hearts and watching over us. I love you so much xoxoxo

Réjean Leblond
1 year ago

Nous vous souhaitons nos sincères condoléances dans un si triste moment .
Nous sommes avec vous en pensées.
Bon courage.
Oncle Réjean & tante Michelle XX

Aliyah Cimek
1 year ago

As someone who spent quite a bit of time talking with Patrick, this news was shocking. He was one of my best, and only, friends. He came to me for almost everything; advice, venting – you name it. The grief that Kyle and I have experienced is overwhelming, so we truly can’t imagine how the Merciers are feeling.

Although Pat isn’t with us anymore, we will continue to honour him in all ways possible. We plan to plant a tree for him and paint some rocks to put around it.

Our sincerest condolences go out to the Mercier family. Losing a loved one is never easy — especially one as impactful as Patrick.

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Kyle Begin and Aliyah Cimek
1 year ago

Pat was one of my very best friends and one of the few people I genuinely felt I got along with. His passing is something that I’m still struggling to grasp. Though his life was fraught with difficulty and pain, he still found a way to be the personable, superlative, and incomparable friend that he was. He was both quick to crack a joke and happy to lend an ear to your troubles. We shared countless laughs and nearly as many troubles. I can only hope that he found us at least a fraction as comforting and enjoyable to be with as we found him to be. Though it tears me apart to know that I will never have the privilege to speak with him again, I am infinitely grateful to have had the privilege to call him my friend.

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Christine Raby
1 year ago

We are so sorry for you loss. He went to school with my daughter and she had only good things to say. He will be missed.

Janice Cassidy Cassidy
1 year ago

I’m still shocked and sad that you are no longer here. Now when things happen at work Billy says Patrick is that you, since we all joked about Larry the ghost. Everyone misses you even though you said so little. We all miss you. You will never be forgotten you are in our hearts.

Jasmine Finamore
1 year ago

I’m still at a loss to know that you’re actually gone. We met when we started elementary school, you and Erick were some of my very first friends I ever made. Thank you for the memories; the laughs and the smiles. My heart goes out to all of you, his family. You will be missed dearly and remembered fondly.

Shelby Young
1 year ago

I had the wonderful opportunity to go to high school with Patrick, he was absolutely hilarious and always so kind to me.. He will be missed greatly

Pauline Therrien Gratton
1 year ago

We are deeply saddened by your loss, Julie, Frank, Erick, Cheryl and Sarah, we have fond memories of Patrick visiting as a teenager in our home. He will be in our hearts, may his warm sense of humour live on. Our sincere condolences to the family ♥️

Mark McMahon
1 year ago

I cannot imagine the hurt you are feeling, please if you need to talk call on me and we’ll get together.

Jim and Kelly
1 year ago

To Julie,Frank Cheryl and Sara and Erik from Jim and Kelly our most heartfelt condolences to you all with all our love we mourn with you ,for Patrick he will be deeply missed .


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