Comforted by so many cherished memories include 4 daughters: Marietta (Greg), Virginia, Susanna & Tessa (Steffen), 8 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren & many Crofton family members in Canada, brother Michael (Mila) & 2 dear childhood friends Mary & Jill in England.

Patricia was “Little Pat” to our father “Big Pat”, Patrick (1935-2017). Theirs was a love of the ages: meeting in London & engaged within the month, marrying in 1958 & building a busy life & family together over almost 60 years, the best of friends and a true example of a partnership that permitted each their passions. Mum was a creative spirit and loved a good laugh, she was devoted to her family and animals. A weaver, spinner, author, fundraiser, volunteer, sculptor, gardener & avid reader of biographies, she was also an ardent fan of Murder She Wrote, Dogs with Jobs and All Creatures Great and Small. She loved life on the farm surrounded by her sheep & aviary. She would be the first to say she lived a very happy life.

We would like to thank all the wonderful care workers ( Mary, Trish, Gloria & June) and friends who nurtured the spark of her soul, even as she progressed through the journey of Alzheimer’s disease, you were a blessing to us all. We like to imagine Pat & Pat together again, walking through the fields of BallyMurry Farm followed by their menagerie of beloved pets. Enjoy the peace of togetherness because, after all, one day we will all be coming home again!

All things bright & beautiful,

All creatures great & small,

All things wise & wonderful,

The Lord God made them all.

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  • Mike and Nana Spence

    No one could ever have had better neighbours and friends than Patricia and her husband Pat.
    We think of them both often, and the happy times spent with them. Always missed, never forgotten.
    Our condolences to the family.
    Nana and Mike

  • Lon Towstego

    We have great memories of your mother from her time with the church. She loved to putter in the garden. Pat and Pat where also an amazing couple. She was so calm and quiet yet wise and strong.
    May you feel God’s comfort and experience him through other people.

    Ven. Lon Towstego and Marian Towstego

  • Virginia Rego (nee Jackson)

    To the girls,
    Your parents and my parents had a friendship that was supportive and spoke of kinship. My memories are most keen from your days at Prospect Lake and what fun we had playing sardines in the big house, and of course enjoying all that your family shared- hay rides, swimming, riding. Thank you to your parents for creating community and making all feel welcome. Thoughts are with you all at this time in remembrance of your lovely mother.

  • Mark S Dickinson

    Leslie and I are very saddened to learn of Pat’s passing. The two Pats were a remarkable couple who contributed greatly to the betterment of our community and country.
    Our sincere condolences to the whole family.
    Mark and Leslie Dickinson

  • Allan Neale

    I was sorry to hear about Patricia’s passing. I was a long time admirer of both Patrick and Patricia — such a splendid example of two kindred spirits forming the best of marital partnerships. Big Pat and Little Pat were a blessing to our community and all those whose lives they touched. Their spirit will live on in the lives of their daughters, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. In those whose hearts they have blessed, they will live again. Sincere condolences to the Crofton family.

  • Larry Rittenhouse

    Pauline and I wish to leave our condolences. We so enjoyed the company of both Pats in Rotary and then Susanna’s involvement. Thinking of you. Thanks.

  • William and Grace Draper

    A godmother to our Debbie, we note her passing with sadness but also with the joy that comes from knowing she is at rest. Her journey is over but the light of kindness she shared with family and friends will always be cherished.

  • Tanis McNally-Dawes

    Hi Susanna, I just read of your mom’s passing and wanted to let you know that I’m thinking of you and your family. She was a lovely lady and always so welcoming. I have fond memories of visiting you at the farm at Prospect Lake and the kids playing in the surrounding property. In fact, that came to mind immediately and I assume was surely a wonderful place to grow up.

    May she always be in your hearts.
    Take care.
    Tanis

  • David Gurr

    To All of You: The kindness and friendship of both Pats loomed larger than life in much of my own, and my family’s, in times Naval & Civil. God speed and God bless.

  • joan toone

    Terry and I are so sorry to learn of the passing of Pat. She was a lovely person and we had the privilege of knowing both Pats.
    Sincerely
    Terry and Joan Toone

  • Sara Neely

    I send my condolences on the passing of your dear Mum, with many happy memories of the Crofton family from my days at Norfolk House School. Your parents were tremendous cheerleaders for each of their daughters and for the school over the many years of that association with the NHS community. And they were both such fun to be with! Sara

  • Deedrie Ballard

    I have such fond memories of both your Mom and Dad over the years, and more recently I missed seeing her walk with her caregiver by our Townhome at Mariners Landing. Such a beautiful family both Pat and Pat created. Lots of memories to last a lifetime.
    Deedrie

  • Stephanie Gibson

    Pat has been reunited with her soulmate.
    My thoughts are with her family.

  • Callie Parks

    The cherished memories of your Mum will not ever be forgotten by her family and dearest friends. A live well lived.

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