Patricia passed away December 17 at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver after suffering a heart attack in Quesnel on December 5.
Patricia stoically faced her rapidly declining health with both resolve and grace. Through the difficult final days her kind, loving, nurturing spirit and beauty continued to shine through as she sought to ensure that her many visitors were comfortable and understood how much she appreciated them coming to visit.
Although the setting was less than ideal, she was grateful to be able to celebrate her 66th wedding anniversary with her beloved husband Ron and other close family members at St. Paul’s Hospital on December 13.
She enjoyed many activities including gardening, bridge, collecting antiques (especially Blue Willow dishes), badminton, figure skating, skiing and attending yard sales. She was a dedicated homemaker, an excellent cook, a gracious hostess and a devoted and supportive wife and mother. She enjoyed a glass of white wine and truly loved her garden. Over the years she spent many, many hours sitting in boats, tents, hockey rinks, and other such places in order to be with and support her family.
Left to miss her is her husband Ron,
– children, Ron Jr. (Lynne), Penni, and Gordon (Ellen),
– brother Will (Hilda) and her sisters Ethel and Colleen (Gordon),
– grandchildren Kirsten, Kathryn, Ben, James, Olivia, and Sophie,
– great-grandchildren Henry, George, William and Michael,
– many loved nieces and nephews who knew her affectionately as Aunty Bubs.
Patricia was predeceased by her mother Audrey, father Bill, brother-in-law Corky Hewson and favourite son-in-law Bob Palmateer.
Patricia lived her high school and adult life in Quesnel. She had a plethora of wonderful treasured friends and was always active and involved in her community. She was loved dearly and is greatly missed. If you care to remember Patricia make an extra effort to be kind, thoughtful and assist others in need.
A celebration of Patricia’s life will be held in Quesnel in March, 2016.