May 5 1938 – Sept 16 2016
It is with sad hearts that Family and Friends announce the passing of Patricia (Patsy) at age 78 due to complications related to Alzheimer’s disease. Pat is predeceased by: Loving Daughter Shelley, Husband Robert, Mother Florence, Father Thomas, Sisters June and Elizabeth, Brothers John and George, Nephew James, Sisters In-law Madeline, Olive, and Georgina, Brothers In-law Christopher and Ed. Patsy is survived by: Son Robert (Noreen), Sisters Barbara (Barry), Margaret (Ray), Brother Bill (Shirley), Sister In-law Donna (George), Brother In-law Clarence (Georgina). Patsy was born in Mission City BC, and spent the majority of her childhood school years in Haney BC. She later relocated to become a long time resident of Williams Lake, where she enjoyed the bulk of her working career in the employ of Overwaitea/ Save-On Foods. She was a Caregiver to her Daughter and Husband in times of illness, and always considered the needs of others before her own. Pat had an infectious smile, and a sense of humor that made her the life of the party. There was never a better Cribbage partner to be had. Patsy loved to travel, and enjoyed the occasional visit to a Casino for some fun and play or to take in a good show. She was able to enjoy trips with her Friends or her Brother George and Family to some of the most beautiful locations that Canada had to offer. Pat loved spending time with her Brother George and his Wife Donna, and considered their Grandchildren to be hers as well. Some of her happiest years were spent travelling to spend winters in Yuma Arizona. Those years were sadly cut short with a diagnosis of mid to late stage dementia in 2011. Pat continued to melt hearts when she was in the care of the Health Care Professionals at Williams lake Seniors Village (Retirement Concepts). A thank you goes out to the Sta at WLSV, as these Ladies were silent Heroes in their never ending care and compassion for Pat and her resident friends. Pat will also be missed by all her Nieces and Nephews located throughout British Columbia and Alberta, as well as a long list of Friends and Co-workers that passed along loving wishes and prayers throughout her battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Patsy will also be missed by her beloved pet dog (Mandi) that lay silently with Patsy to comfort her during her last days. We promise to love and care for Mandi as Pat did until they meet again one day. Patricia’s last wishes were not to have a service. She would be grateful to those who loved her if they could honor her name with a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia in lieu of flowers.