Our dear Pat passed away on August 3, 2015 at Hospice House in Kelowna, with her family by her side.  Left to grieve are her husband Jack; daughter Lana (Troy); grandchildren Cassandra

and Levi; sister Linda McNaught (Ed); out-of-town sisters-in-law, brother-in-law and their families:  Doreen Pardue (Victoria, BC), Helen (Harold) Schmidt (Red Deer, AB), Betty Pardue (Red Deer, AB), Cheryl Pardue (Victoria, BC), and Jerry (Dianne)Pardue (Victoria, BC) as well as numerous cousins,

nephews, nieces and friends.  Pat was predeceased by her parents Alvin (Glenora) Payne, Jack’s parents

Raymond (Lesse) Pardue, and her brother-in-law and his wife, Rae (Marge) Pardue.

Pat’s childhood years were spent in Camrose, Calgary and Red Deer, Alberta.  She started her chosen life-long nursing career at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton, and quickly advanced to charge nurse at Alberta School Hospital in Red Deer.  Pat completed her

RN degree with top marks, and was in the first graduating class of the newly founded Red Deer College.  Pat also

successfully completed the RN exams in Helena, Montana, which would allow her to work as an RN in the USA.

Shortly after Pat and her family moved to Kelowna in 1977, she was employed at the Kelowna General Hospital for a brief period of time.  Not wanting more shift work, she chose to work in family practice.  She was employed at the Underhill Clinic and then at Mission Medical on Tutt Street, until her retirement in the 90’s. Pat was a vibrant, well-educated, knowledgeable,

passionate individual who continued with her unselfish caring for others until she passed.  She helped people

from all walks of life, locally and around the world, and spent many hours volunteering and giving within the

groups at Trinity Baptist Church, as well as other organizations.  She was a tireless worker and enjoyed

it all immensely. Pat put family and friends first.  She was a happy, fun-loving individual, enjoyed by all who came to know her along her life’s journey.  She loved her flower gardens, fresh-air walks, vacations, visits with family and friends, and helping others.  She has left an everlasting mark and a lingering void within those who shared her life. This precious individual was called to be with her Lord far too early in life, by a very rare condition that

has yet to have a cure.

A celebration of Pat’s life will be held at Springfield Funeral Home on Friday, August 21st at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Pat’s

memory to the Canadian Amyloidosis Support Network Inc. or a charity of your choice.


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