It is with much sadness that Patricia’s family announces her passing, at Victoria Hospice on June 4th, 2019, with family at her side. She would have been 56 on August 21st. Patricia will be forever missed by her sons, Jesse and Robert, her daughter Dallas and her Mother and Father; her sister, Sylvia (Noel) and brother Vincent.
Patricia was an avid gardener, antiques collector and art aficionado. She could turn any small space into her own, would be able to barter and make something big from very little. She had her own personal style and substance, never copying or trying to be somebody else.
Patricia will be missed by many family and friends. Through her career as a care aide she became an integral part of her community. She often shared thoughtful, insightful words and actions. She was generous and always honest with people. Patricia had a great, and at times, a dry sense of humour. Words from her employer show how much she was loved for all of her wonderful qualities. To quote Jamie Braman, Acting President & Chief Executive Officer at Island Health:
“I understand from those who worked with Trisha that she will be remembered for her sense of humour and her ability to connect with others. She loved working with people and hearing their stories. Trisha always spoke her mind and was exceptionally well liked on the unit. She touched many, many hearts in Seniors Mental Health and will be deeply missed”
When she believed in someone or something she did not hesitate to stand up strongly for them. Patricia made the world a better place for the rest of us. She would always say to be kind and help others, but don’t let anybody push you around or take advantage of your kindness, her family hopes to keep and share this mindset as much as possible.
Her family is grateful for the help and generosity of many people during this time. Special thanks to long-time family friend Kay Vickers for her invaluable help, as well as Jesse's extremely supportive partner Allisha who was there at her side along with family until the end, and Trisha's good friend and Co-Worker Ann.
A Celebration and Sharing of Patricia’s life will be held on October 18th, 2019 between 6pm and 8pm. in the lounge at 411 Sitkum Road.