Patricia M.

Date de décès:
dimanche 11 mars 2018

The Times Colonist, Victoria, BC

Patricia M. Matthews It is with sorrow and gratitude and Huge love that we say goodbye for now to our dear mum, Patricia Matthews (Palmer). She left us quietly on March 11 at the age of 92. We will never forget her kind and thoughtful nature, her ever ready wit, her laughter and fun, and of course that famous sense of humour, which will be missed by all who knew her. Mum would always say she had a good life and felt very fortunate. Her childhood years in Ocean Falls were 'idyllic' and stayed with her for her whole life. During the war years, mum was proud to have served with the WAC, trained as a kinetheodolite operator and stationed in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. After the war, mum returned to Vancouver where she married the love of her life, Jack Matthews. They had a long and happy marriage, working and raising their family in North Vancouver for many years. In 1980 they made the move to Honolulu, and spent fifteen happy years there. Moving back to Canada for health and medical reasons, they lived in Calgary for five years until Jack's death in 1999, after which mum returned on her own in 2000 to BC and the coast. She loved the city of Victoria, the gardens, flowering trees and most especially, the ocean. She always enjoyed a good walk along Dallas Rd, near her home in Fairfield. Mum is lovingly remembered and missed by her son David Matthews (Betty Ann), daughters Kathy Funfer (Dennis), and Susan Scott (Dick), grandchildren Michele, Carolyn, Shawn, Amanda, Laura, Emily, James, and Juli. Great grandchildren, Lylah, Amelia, Sadie, Ethan, Hailey, and wee baby Elliott, also many dear nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her brothers Ken Palmer (1974), and Jack Palmer (February 2018). The family wishes to thank the wonderful doctors and health care staff at Broadmead (West Coast) Lodge, where mum lived since May 2017. Although mum faced some challenges in the last few years, she maintained her dignity and never lost her spark, for which we are ever so grateful. A small family gathering will be held in her memory at a later date. Those wishing to do so may make a donation in her name to Broadmead Lodge, or to a charity of your choice. Published in The Times Colonist on Mar. 17, 2018

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