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J. Patrick "Pat" Arsenault


J. Patrick "Pat" Arsenault

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of John Patrick "Pat" Arsenault, age 76, of Amherst.  Pat passed away peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at Gables Lodge surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Minto, NB, he was a son of the late Amide and Alice (Carr) Arsenault.

Pat worked at Robb's Engineering for over 26 years, retiring in 1999.  He was a great friend to his co-workers, playing cards with them on Friday nights.  He was well known for his woodworking, and enjoyed sharing his creations with friends and family.  He loved his time in the woods, hunting and fishing.  He and Janey enjoyed drives around the Cumberland country side; and loved dancing together.  He was great at telling jokes and enjoyed spending time with his family, especially watching his girls play ball at the field.  Storey time with his great grandchildren.

He will be dearly missed by his wife, Janey (Ripley) Arsenault, Amherst.  His daughter Karen Arsenault (Scott Hachey), Lynn Mountain, NS.  Pat enjoyed hearing stories about her horses and spending time with her family pets.  His daughter Kimberley Arsenault (Perry Mills), River Hebert, NS, and their child Noah Mills.  His daughter Kathy Pawlett (Keith), Amherst, NS, and her children Daniel and his spouse Autumn (their children Jayce and Marshall), Andrea and Jewel Pawlett. His daughter Katrina (Dellas) Pettigrew, Amherst, NS, her children Keshia Arsenault and her partner Jeff (her child Kyrah), and Kody Arsenault (his son Jackson) and her step-son Josh Pettigrew; siblings Marjorie Clark, Moncton, NB, Jeannette Laurette, Moncton, NB and Frank (Arlene) Arsenault, Amherst, NS; and many nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his sister Mary Holmes.

Arrangements are under the care and supervision of the Jones Family Funeral Centre, 70 Church Street, Amherst (902-667-8777) where cremation has taken place.  A private family gathering will take place at a later date.

Donations in memory of Pat may be made to the charity of your choice.

Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Pat's online memorial at

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Family Gathering at a later date.

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