Pam, aged 84 years, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family in Quesnel, B.C. She was born in Ilford, Essex, United Kingdom, the third of four daughters of Thomas White and Elenor Lindsay Batey. From 1943 to 1949, Pam was in the Women’s Land Army and for this war-time service she was thanked by the Gordon Brown the current Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
In 1951 Pam left England for New Zealand to pursue her training as a nurse. In 1957 Pam moved to Canada and settled in Prince Rupert, B.C., and it was here that Pam met and married Gerry Lemire with whom she had two sons, Simon and Guy. In 1970, the family moved to Quesnel and Pam continued her nursing career at G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital.
Pam enjoyed travelling and made yearly trips back to England to visit her sister Mary. Pam also loved to walk. She walked the 5km Riverfront Trail, six days a week – either meeting her friends there every morning or meeting them at Tim Hortons afterwards.
Pam is lovingly remembered by her sons Simon and Guy, daughter-in-law Tammy, her sister Mary, her brother Ron and all of her family who live in England, as well as her niece Hazel Whitton and nephew Derek Smith and their families. In Quesnel, she will be missed by her best friend Sharon Bennett and by all who knew her and worked with her and last but not least by her cat Charlie.
Her family would like to sincerely thank the staff at the G.R. Baker Hospital as well as the staff at the Dunrovin Palliative Care unit for the wonderful care they provided to Pam.
A remembrance tea will take place at the Sandman Inn, 940 Chew Avenue. Guests are welcome to come and pay respects to Pam any time between 3pm and 7pm.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to honour Pam’s memory by way of donation may do so to the BC Cancer Society.