Kathleen Patenaude

Kathleen (Kay) Ella Patenaude

(Place)

July 8, 1916 –

October 8, 2010


Kay was born in Ashcroft. She spent her early years on her father’s ranch in Dog Creek and later at 150 Mile House. Kay met Albert Patenaude at a Halloween dance in 1936 and they were married four years later. They picked fruit in Keremeos until Albert found work at Copper Mountain, where they lived for six years. They spent several years in Kamloops. In 1948 the family moved to Allenby where they resided until 1961. That year they moved to Merritt. When Albert retired in 1981 they moved to Duncan for 10 years before returning to Merritt. Albert passed away in 2005 and Kay moved to Nicola Meadows where she resided until 2009 when she took up residence in Gillis House.

Kay is survived by her four children: Ida Hancox (Bill) of Abbotsford, Melvin Patenaude and Terry Patenaude both of Merritt and Gail Peterson (Paul) of Williams Lake; four grandchildren Kathleen (Kathy) Hancox (Mike Kothke) of Tucson, AZ, Kirsten Hancox (Dave Robb) of Waterloo, ON, Sandra (Sandy) Peterson of Vancouver and James Peterson (Ann Bonick) of Kamloops; and many relatives and friends. Kay was predeceased by husband Albert, brother Harold Place and sister Jean Sealock.

Kay was an avid flower gardener and also enjoyed doing needle work and other crafts. She was a member of Trinity United Church and UCW. She also belonged to the Merritt Seniors Association where she loved to play whist and cribbage on Mondays and to attend the monthly potluck suppers. She loved the Nicola Valley except for its cold wind and the city’s drinking water. She will be missed for her smile and friendly disposition.

The family would like to thank Dr. A Smit, Terry Stockwell and the staffs from the Home Care, Adult Day Care, Nicola Meadows and Gillis House Special Unit for their loving care. And a special thank you to those who wrote to her and stopped by to visit.

A time of Remembrance will be held during the Trinity United Sunday Service on October 31, 2010 at 10:00 a.m.

Donations will be gratefully appreciated in her memory to the Trinity United Church Building Fund (100th Anniversary Project), Box 175, Merritt, BC V1K 1B8

Arrangements entrusted to

Merritt Funeral Chapel

telephone 250 – 378 – 2141.

Kay was born in Ashcroft. She spent her early years on her father’s ranch in Dog Creek and later at 150 Mile House. Kay met Albert Patenaude at a Halloween dance in 1936 and they were married four years later. They picked fruit in Keremeos until Albert found work at Copper Mountain, where they lived for six years. They spent several years in Kamloops. In 1948 the family moved to Allenby where they resided until 1961. That year they moved to Merritt. When Albert retired in 1981 they moved to Duncan for 10 years before returning to Merritt. Albert passed away in 2005 and Kay moved to Nicola Meadows where she resided until 2009 when she took up residence in Gillis House.

Kay is survived by her four children: Ida Hancox (Bill) of Abbotsford, Melvin Patenaude and Terry Patenaude both of Merritt and Gail Peterson (Paul) of Williams Lake; four grandchildren Kathleen (Kathy) Hancox (Mike Kothke) of Tucson, AZ, Kirsten Hancox (Dave Robb) of Waterloo, ON, Sandra (Sandy) Peterson of Vancouver and James Peterson (Ann Bonick) of Kamloops; and many relatives and friends. Kay was predeceased by husband Albert, brother Harold Place and sister Jean Sealock.

Kay was an avid flower gardener and also enjoyed doing needle work and other crafts. She was a member of Trinity United Church and UCW. She also belonged to the Merritt Seniors Association where she loved to play whist and cribbage on Mondays and to attend the monthly potluck suppers. She loved the Nicola Valley except for its cold wind and the city’s drinking water. She will be missed for her smile and friendly disposition.

The family would like to thank Dr. A Smit, Terry Stockwell and the staffs from the Home Care, Adult Day Care, Nicola Meadows and Gillis House Special Unit for their loving care. And a special thank you to those who wrote to her and stopped by to visit.

A time of Remembrance will be held during the Trinity United Sunday Service on October 31, 2010 at 10:00 a.m.

Donations will be gratefully appreciated in her memory to the Trinity United Church Building Fund (100th Anniversary Project), Box 175, Merritt, BC V1K 1B8

Arrangements entrusted to

Merritt Funeral Chapel

telephone 250 – 378 – 2141.