Patrice passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully at home in her sleep on May 3, 2018.  She was born on April 27, 1957 in Victoria, BC.

Patrice was much loved and will be desperately missed by her family and her many friends.

For over forty years, Patrice was a tireless child welfare, special education, and foster care worker.  Most recently, she was the Employment Explorations Co-Ordinator for School District 63.

A Celebration of Life for Patrice Day will take place on Saturday, September 1, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. in the Naden Ward Room

CFB Esquimalt, 1586 Esquimalt Rd, Victoria, BC. V9A 5K5

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens
www.mccallgardens.com

  • Lynn Rapanos
    August 18, 2018

    I don’t remember laughing so hard as when I was in Patrice’s presence. She was an amazing person with a one of a kind sense of humour. I know she is making the angels laugh. My condolences to her family at her tragic passing.

  • Sheila Parks
    August 15, 2018

    As I will not be able to attend the Celebration of Life for Patrice on September 1st I am sending my sincere condolences. Patrice was a support worker in my classes at Claremont. She was always welcome and helpful when she entered the room and helped to make the day fun with her sense of humour and style. Her kindness shone through at all times. I am very sorry for her loss.

  • Heather Smart
    August 13, 2018

    I am still having a hard time with the sudden death of my childhood friend, Patrice. We went to Cloverdale Elementary School together, after I started going there in grade 2. I knew her family and was often at their home as we lived just a house away. We were typical girls, having fun and silly times. Then Patrice moved away and life carried on. We linked up in the last few years, initially via social media. Although it had been many years, I could see Patrice was the kind, intelligent, fun-loving person from when we were kids. I feel immense sadness at her passing, because there will never be enough people like Patrice in this world. My heart goes out to David, Brian and all of her extended family and friends. Such a a sweet soul.

  • ROBN HOPE
    July 15, 2018

    We had not seen Patrice in recent years, and heard of her activities through her parents. It was good to see that she made a positive difference in so many foster children’s lives. What a great legacy! We remember Patrice best as David and Brian’s annoying little sister, as most are for their older brothers.
    Our condolences go out to the family and friends suddenly left behind. Indeed, the Fates do not always proceed as expected. Also, our respects and belated condolences for her dad’s passing; notice was received via the family grapevine just a month or so ago. Sadly, no matter how strong, family connections seem to disintegrate once key members move on. Our thoughts are with father and daughter as they complete their final journey.

  • Laura
    June 28, 2018

    I am in disbelief that Patrice is gone, we rode together for many years. She was so much fun,her infectious smile and laugh would always make things seem better. She always had a smile on her face, despite having a high stress jobs. Patrice was so good around the kids she cared for, with her easy going attitude, it didn’t mean she didn’t care for them or hold them to good standards, she just had that way about her, which made them feel cared for, but not micromanaged. She was an intelligent and kind human, she has touched so many people and will be dearly missed. I’m sorry that we didn’t spent enough time together in the last few years .

  • Donna
    June 21, 2018

    Patrice worked with my daughter for many years through SD63. I will remember her amazing sense of humour, which made me laugh when things were not going so well. Along with that, she was also someone who truly cared and was always willing to work through solutions to the many complicated situations that arose. She was a valuable resource and I respected her expertise. I felt that I could always count on her to persevere and provide honest feedback. She managed to get my vegetable avoiding daughter to embrace veggies and for that I will always be grateful. She was a kind soul who was dedicated to those who couldn’t always speak for themselves, and she always saw the light in everyone. To top it all off she did it all with great style. She will be very missed.

  • Brandon
    June 15, 2018

    I lived with Patrice for quite a number of years as a foster child when I was younger. Learning to ride horses and tending to the animals on the farm. She was the first foster parent I had and am always thankful for her taking care of me and teaching me the ways of the world. She will definitely be missed by a lot of people, including the many foster care kids she has had over the years including myself. May you rest in peace Patrice, you will be missed.

  • Rick Mutas
    May 23, 2018

    The news of Patrice’s sudden passing has certainly come as a shock. Although Patrice and I have not kept in touch for many years I remember fondly all the good times we shared. She was a free spirit and will be sadly missed by all who new her. My sincerest condolences to Brain, David and families

  • Kim Kenner
    May 12, 2018

    Patrice was a beautiful and intelligent spirit, I loved the way she thought. I still find it hard to think of her as being physically gone. I am so sad for her family and closest friends. I know she was a good friend. Until we meet again. Kim K.

  • Laurel McIntyre
    May 10, 2018

    Patrice was a very warm and comforting woman with a great sense of humour. She will be greatly missed.
    Our deepest condolences
    Laurel and Steve McIntyre

  • Hughella and Bunty
    May 10, 2018

    Dear David, Brian and family, we were shocked to hear of Patrice’s passing so suddenly. Mom was saying how much she enjoyed talking to Patrice at your dads memorial. She was a very special lady. She will will be sadly missed. Sending our love and hugs to you all. RIP Patrice

  • Lesley Hornby
    May 9, 2018

    I am so very sad to hear of Patrice’s passing. It is such a shock. I was lucky to work with Patrice at Claremont. When Patrice walked in to a room it lit up with her presence. She was like sunshine. I loved her smile and her loving suggestions not just for one student but each and everyone of them. I will miss her so much. R.I.P.

  • Teresa Shaw
    May 9, 2018

    I was so sorry to hear of Patice’s passing. I worked with Patrice at Claremont she was always so helpful and kind offering her experience and knowledge. We are all grieving and will miss her so much. Prayers go out to her family and friends.

  • Andria
    May 9, 2018

    My deepest condolences to David, Roisin, family and loved ones on your loss.

  • Ming and Julie Fitchett
    May 8, 2018

    Dear Brian, David , family and friends of Patrice,
    I am at a lost for words to express our shock and saddness. Patrice and I have a long history of fun,travel,disco’s,skiing and many great times. I was privlaged to be a bridesmaid in her wedding. Even though our paths had not crossed for a few years we still kept in touch.
    She could always make me laugh and our family loved her.
    We send you all our deepest sypathy at this very tough time,
    Sincerely , Julie, Ming and family

  • Rolie Tippett
    May 8, 2018

    I am so sorry to hear about Patrice. We went to high school together and reconnected in recent years making cards together. She was a kind soul, always smiling, and will be missed. My deepest condolences to her family and loved ones.

  • Carol Pallmann
    May 7, 2018

    Patrice was a coworker who became a friend. I admired her many talents and especially her ability to cut through most situations and get to the nitty gritty. She had a tender heart, a great sense of humour, a love of all creatures that needed defending and a zest for life that included appreciating even the small pleasures like a glass of wine on a sunny deck. I will miss her.

  • Karin Heimlich
    May 7, 2018

    I am truly shocked to hear about Patrice’s passing on May 3. We went to middle and high school together and reconnected on Facebook a few years back. Patrice was always a sweet, thoughtful person, a kind caretaker of humans and animals. I do believe she is with her Dad, who she was so very proud of.

    If I hear about a remembrance for Patrice, I would definitely go if I am available.

  • Marianne Neill
    May 7, 2018

    Patrice was a wonderful person and dear friend for 50 years.
    She touched many people’s lives and will be missed greatly.She is among the angels and her mom and dad.
    Rest in Peace..

  • Beulah Cooper
    May 6, 2018

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to Patrice’s family and friends at this most difficult time.

    Beulah Cooper and family

  • Kyrie Bond
    May 6, 2018

    Patrice was a HUGE influence in my life. She made me who I am today. We have known each other for approx 30 years, through horses….and she was kind enough to bring me into her world of care giving. She taught me so much. A strong woman I will always admire. Shocked and saddened.
    Thank you for everything Patrice.

  • Lee Hardy
    May 6, 2018

    A very unique and gifted person. Always my go to when I needed insight into peoples characters. She had a knack of being able to brighten and lighten any situation and helped so many! So kind and caring, she will be missed !

  • Jamie Ann Mauro
    May 6, 2018

    This is very sad news. We know we will all leave this life at some point but when life ends at such a young age and so unexpectedly it is a tragic loss for all who loved her. Erik and I send you our love in this time of great loss and grief .Though we are away much of the summer please keep us informed of the Celebration of her Life” this summer and if at all possible I would very much like to attend . Love to you and yours .xojamie

  • Curtis
    May 6, 2018

    I am so sorry to hear of Patrice’s passing. I worked with her and she was very good at finding job placements for my special needs students. Although I only knew her professionally, she had a very kind and caring air about her. My sincerest condolences to her family and friends. You will be missed.

  • Tony Husband
    May 6, 2018

    Sending love to you all after hearing this sad news. Thinking of you David xx

  • Erica
    May 6, 2018

    I lived with Patrice for several years as a foster child and then continued to rent from her when I “aged out” up until she sold her farm. She had a unique approach that allowed me to stay there when other foster homes didn’t work out. I am very sad to see her go as I am sure all her other former foster children are (and of course her family and friends).

    Hopefully she will be with her dad again now.

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