StFX, Queen’s, Kingston and football community in mourning

Last Friday, Patrick McMenamin passed away at the age of 75.

McMenamin was surrounded by his family at the time of death.

He helped the StFX X-Men to an Atlantic Bowl Championship 1963 and was selected as an All-Canadian at the defensive back position in 1965.

For over 30 years, McMenamin was the head coach of the Frontenac Falcons of the Kingston Area Secondary School Athletic Association (KASSAA). Β During his tenure, he built a powerhouse that often reached championship finals and guided the program to their first County Championship in the school’s history.

In addition to coaching with the Falcons, McMenamin was part of the Queen’s Gaels coaching staff for 14 years. Β He was there when the Gaels won the Vanier Cup in 2009.

Away from football, McMenamin was a physical education teacher at Frontenac for 32 years.

Visitation is today (August 3rd) at Robert J Reid and Sons at 309 Johnson Street in Kingston from 7-9pm.

The funeral will be held Thursday August 4th at 10:00am. Β The location is St. Mary’s Cathedral on 279 Johnson Street.

Donations can be made in McMenamin’s memory at Right to Play Canada ( would like to express condolences to the McMenamin family during this difficult time.

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