Pat slipped away peacefully in the wee hours of the morning at the Kiwanis Pavilion, where she had lived for almost three years, accepting the challenges of dementia. Predeceased by her husband Bill, sisters Kay and Theresa and brother George, Pat is survived by her children Heather (David), Kent (Marianne), Kathryn (Raffaele), David (Paule) and her brother John Hearn. Her nine grandchildren and two great-grandsons continue her legacy.

Born and raised in Moose Jaw, Pat graduated in nursing from the Regina Grey Nuns Hospital in 1949. After marrying in 1950, Pat raised her family while nursing in various provinces, finally retiring to Vancouver in 1969. There she continued nursing at Lions Gate Hospital. Pat loved to ski and was proud of being a “tour guide” at Whistler Mountain. Skating was another delight, with potlucks at the Stewarts’ where there was always a singalong around the piano. Pat moved to Victoria in 1993, giving her granddaughters the gift of her presence in their lives. During her time at the Kiwanis, Pat lived in the moment, enjoying music, dancing and bus rides around the city.

Special thanks to the very special Unit 2A staff whose kindness and compassion filled her final days with humour and fun. Thanks to Dr. Jenkins and Dr. Nicholls for their care. Pat would want to say a special thanks to Carmel, Clive, Chris and Pam for the brightness their visits brought her.

A Private Family Service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, Pat asks that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of B.C. or to the Oak Bay Kiwanis Pavilion Foundation.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens

  • Linda Bachmann
    July 18, 2018

    It was with sadness that we learned of Pat’s passing. On behalf of the RGNH Grads, please accept our heartfelt condolences.
    With Sincere Sympathy,
    Linda Bachmann (on behalf of the RGNN Alumnae)

  • Sheryl Ludke
    June 10, 2018

    Dear Heather, Kent, Kathryn, David and your families,
    I was so saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. Auntie Pat was a gem; kind, loving, fun, and hospitable. Ron and I have wonderful memories of skiing with your parents at Whistler, visiting with them in North Vancouver and Victoria, and when they’d come through Regina. Of course, I have lots of childhood memories of fun times with all of you when we were little. My parents, Don and Vera, always had a blast with your Mom and Dad, laughing until it hurt.
    She truly will be missed.
    Much love to all of you,
    Sheryl, Ron, Andrea and Jo

  • Diane Campbell
    June 9, 2018

    Dear Heather
    Meeting your mom a few times at Kiwanis Pavilion I could see where your caring and warm heart came from. Thinking of you and your family at this new change in life’s journey.

  • Lynn Vooro
    June 9, 2018

    Sincere condolences to Pat’s family. It was a pleasure to meet you Pat and share time with you at OBKP. When you wore your tartan on Robbie Burns day, you looked so elegant. Your delight the day we observed the tiny hummingbird in her nest brightened my day as well. Safe journey.

  • Carmel and Clive
    June 5, 2018

    Pat might forget what day it is but she never forgot to say ,”Thank you” as I was leaving. What a Lady!
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Carmel and Clive

  • Karen and Kim
    June 5, 2018

    Heather and family, sorry for your loss.
    Your Mom had a life so well lived.
    Family, career, sports and culture, she covered all of the bases with a kind loving heart.
    Warm hugs to you. Karen and Kim

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