November 18, 1929 – May 23, 2019
Patzie was a descendant of Chilliwack pioneer families Evans, Wells and Chadsey. She was the youngest of six daughters born to Percy and Marie Evans.
Predeceased by her parents, husband Raymond McDaniel and infant daughter Rebecca. Sisters and brothers in law Lucielle Blow (Lyal), Juanita Kiernan (Ken), Phyllis Goldring (John), Vickie Humphreys (Ralph), Verne Moore (Walt). Survived by her daughter Bonnie Whyte (Rick). Sons Lee McDaniel (Donna), Grant McDaniel, and Michael McDaniel. Grandchildren Jeff Whyte (Alison), Kelly Whyte, Sherri-Ann VanHorne (Matt), Patrick McDaniel (Zoe) and Lucas Stadnyck. Great-grandchildren Jolene, Nick, Jacob, Haiden, Dain, Jordan and Brandon. Plus numerous nieces and nephews.
When a fire destroyed the family home in 1933 they moved into a rustic hunting lodge at the base of Sumas Mtn. at Barrowtown. Summers were spent in a cabin at Cultus Lake. Patzie married Raymond McDaniel December 12, 1945. They had 60 years together until Ray’s passing April 8, 2006. The first five years they lived at Vedder Canal where they jointly operated a farm with her parents and sister Verne and her husband Walt Moore.
The Royal Wood Golf Course sits there now. The 1948 flood forced them to evacuate to Cultus Lake. In 1954 Ray joined the B.C. Forest Service. They moved to Langford, back to Chilliwack, Alert Bay, Hope, Tsawwassen, Penticton, and Aldergrove. Upon retirement they moved back to Chilliwack and lived up Allan Rd. for 26 years. Upon Ray’s death Patzie moved into Sardis before retiring to the Lynnwood.
Patzie was an extraordinary hostess. She liked baking, sewing, painting. She had showcase flower gardens wherever she moved. Patzie loved swimming especially in Hawaii. She was an accomplished poet having one printed in the Chilliwack Progress entitled “My Chilliwack”.
Respecting Patzie’s wishes there will be no funeral service or celebration of life. She will be laid to rest beside her husband Ray under the twin hearts at Chilliwack Cemetery.
A poem by Patzie dated May 5, 1986….
Weep not for me
That I have gone away
Let your sunny tomorrows
Dispel all this days sadness and gloom
For me the Gauntlet of Life is run
And I would sleep
Deep, deep, beneath
The fragment lilies white waxen bloom