Nov 4, 1937 – Feb 27, 2018
Mrs. Patsy Colleen Martell, 80, of Kelowna BC, daughter of the late Donald and Frances Dennison and widow of Norman Ernest Martell passed away on February 27, 2018.
Patsy was born on November 4, 1937 in Assiniboia Saskatchewan. When she was 8 the family moved to Medicine Hat, Alberta and then to Edmonton, Alberta. Patsy was always a member of the United Church. First at Avonmore United where she met and married her husband of 47 years, Norman; at Grace United where she and Norman raised their family; at St. Albert United where she played in the Bell Choir; finally settling at Rutland United when she moved to Kelowna in 2010. She was always active in the United Church Women (UCW) serving at times as President and Head of the Catering Unit.
Patsy loved to sew, enjoyed camping, and cruising with family and friends. Favorite locations to visit were Hawaii and Disneyland. Throughout the years Patsy worked as an Administrative Assistant and Office Manager for several companies including her last position with St. Albert & District Further Education.
Patsy will always be remembered for her wonderful smile, her sincerity, and her kind loving spirit.
She leaves to mourn 3 children: Dale (Denise) Martell of Kelowna BC, Alan (Shelley) Martell of St. Albert, AB, and Lisa (Robert) Powell of Frisco TX; 7 grandchildren: Ryan Martell and Kyle Martell of Kelowna BC; Jordan (Nicole) Williams, Ross (Jessica) Martell, and Adriana Martell of St. Albert AB; Stephanie (Benjamin) Walton and Melissa Meyer of Frisco TX; 1 great granddaughter: Sophia Meyer of Frisco TX, 2 sisters: Carol Green of Penticton BC and Vivian Karpyshyn of St. Albert AB and numerous other family members and friends.
Memorial services will be held at 10:00 AM, Thursday March 15, 2018 at St. Albert United Church, St. Albert AB and at 1:00 PM, Saturday March 25, 2018 at Rutland United Church, Kelowna BC.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the SPCA or Rutland United Church, 1370 Rutland Rd. N., Kelowna BC.