July 12, 1928 – Feb. 29, 2012
Patty passed away peacefully at Willow Manor on February 29, 2012 surrounded by her children. She left this world to be reunited with her beloved husband Ron. Mom was never happier than when her family was gathered around the dining room table enjoying a family celebration. She will be greatly missed by her daughters Laurel (David Brunke) and Robyn (Michael Mahlmann), her son David (Vicki), her grandchildren and great grandchildren Jordan (Melissa, Keirra), Nicole (Chris, Jazzmyn, Jayden, Jaxon), Haley and Emma.
Mom was born and raised in Winnipeg where she met and married the love of her life Ronald in 1948. She became a military wife who could transform any house into a warm and loving home no matter where they were posted. Over the years she became a gourmet cook and an exquisite seamstress and quilter. Her presence will always be with us as we snuggle under one of her beautiful quilts. Mom took great pride in her grandchildren and loved to have them come for the weekend. In 1980 Mom and Dad settled in Chilliwack and became active members of their community. Mom volunteered with the St. Thomas Guild, the Unique Boutique, Chilliwack Senior Resources and was a member of the Chilliwack Rotary Anns and the Chilliwack Quilters Guild. For the past two years Mom had lived in Maple Ridge to be closer to her children.
The family would like to thank the staff at Willow Manor for their genuine caring of our mother and for making her last weeks with us comfortable.
There will be no service by request but a family celebration will be held at a later date. Donations can be made in Mom’s name to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to www.gardenhill.ca