Patricia Ann BACHMEIER

Pat passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by her family, on December 27, 2003. She was born on November 12, 1941 in Ottawa, Ont.

Pat was first and foremost the most loving wife and mother. She was absolutely devoted to her family. She was beautiful, smart, caring and compassionate, especially to those less fortunate than herself. She offered her time and talents of cooking, knitting and crocheting for the benefit of others. Her generosity was greatly admired. We will miss her dearly, but her spirit will always be with us and lives on in her husband, four children, and 11 grandchildren (plus one on the way) that she adored.

She valued friendship very highly and in this regard was the best and most loyal of individuals as her wide circle of friends will attest to. She faced her illness with immense courage and spirit, which stemmed from her deep faith in God and although she left us too soon, we are comforted by the fact that she has gone on to a far better place.

Pat is survived by her devoted husband Joe; mother Alice Foley; children, Cori (Don), Marty (Christine), Shirley (Brad), and James (Helen); and grandchildren, Stephen, Jennifer, Jonathan, Dustin, Nicolas, Jessica, Courtney, Megan, Alex, Michael, and Joshua.

Prayers were held at St. Mary’s Church, 8909 Mary St., Monday, Dec. 29, 2003. Funeral Mass was held at St. Mary’s Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003. Father Eugenio Aloisio celebrant.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. McLean’s Funeral Services in care of arrangements.