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Oshawa Funeral Home

847 King Street West, Oshawa, ON

OBITUARY

Patricia Gail Wooller

29 May, 19472 March, 2018
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WOOLLER, Patricia Gail (nee O'Brien) Passed away peacefully with family by her side, on March 2, 2018 at the age of 70. Predeceased by her loving husband Ron and beloved pet Sasha. Cherished mother of Theresa Delpeache (Darryl), Denyse Gardiner (Michael Hiscock) and Karen-Ann Gardiner (Thomas Harrison). Proud grandma to Ryan, Alyssa, Kyle, Tyler and Taya. Survived by her sisters Beverly Pihl (Juri) and Vicki Scheeler (Reinhard). Patricia will be dearly missed by all of her extended family and friends. Visitation will be held at the OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) on Monday, March 12th, from 10:00 a.m. until time of Memorial Service in the Chapel at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Lakeridge Health Foundation – Cancer Care are greatly appreciated.

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Vicki Scheeler

23 April 2018

Hey Pat,

Thinking about you; there is an awesome HBO special on Elvis Presley, you would love it! He was such a handsome and talented man, gone long before his time. Maybe you'll run into him up there? ;)

Debbie Stillemunkes

13 March 2018

Hey Pat
You were always there when mom brought the family to 500 Kingston Rd to visit. I always hightailed to your place to see Vicki, but sometimes you were there by yourself. I envied Vicki for having two older sisters. You taught me how to tease my hair and introduced me to Elvis. I didn't care about music at the time, but I pretended so I could be with you. One time you asked me if I wanted some milk and I said no to be polite. But I actually wanted it. So, when you went to answer the phone I opened the fridge and drank milk from the container. You caught me and told me to tip the container higher and I almost spilled it all over the floor! I remember mom saying that you took care of your home even though your sisters did not always help. I remember your wedding, going to the cottage after and how happy you were. I especially loved going over to your apartment, so I could help with Theresa. I spent quite a bit of time with you in Stouffville and in the house on Markham Rd. When I had the horse, I could not figure out why people spoke with a country singer accent when in the barn and spoke normal at home? One time I was at dinner in your home when your kids were still young. You made mashed potatoes, my husband’s favourite and apologized for having lumps in them. My husband piped up and said his favourite was "lumpy mashed” I was jealous of you then. He never said anything about my cooking! Many years have gone by and I have known you all my life. Between us we have had enough ups and downs. But you took your problems in stride and taught me some valuable lessons as I watched. You taught me that even when the chips are down you plow ahead and do the best that you can. I was happy when you found Ron and enjoyed many years with him. You were only 6 years older than me, but those years may as well been 20 for the many differences in our lives. The times I spent with you gave me insight only an older sister could provide. For that, I thank you-Debbie

Vicki Scheeler

13 March 2018

A Poem for Our Sister Pat;
We never thought we'd lose you,
But here we are, standing alone, without you by our side,
We're sisters for life, we promised, but now you're gone,
We don't know what to do, without you,
We're trying to hold on, to keep strong,
But it just doesn't feel right,
We're waiting here, with tears and open arms,
Ready for your return,
Even if it takes forever.

Love forever Bev and Vicki

Bev, from the heart,
Pat, I will miss your quirky sense of humour, your constant willingness to help others whether emotionally or financially, your devotion to your girls, grandkids, Vicki and I, as well as your fur babies. Things just won't be the same without you. Rest in Peace until we meet again.

Vicki, from the heart,
Pat, I will miss your crazy sense of humour and your unconditional friendship, love and support. Rest in Peace and go find Ron and Sasha to join them.

Vicki Scheeler

8 March 2018

Sister, Auntie & Friend, our family will not the the same without you. We will love you and miss you forever.

Vicki, Reinhard, and Gus, Kelsie, Chris, and Aiden,
Jamie and Scott

Stacey Wagnell

6 March 2018

We are so sorry we will not be able to attend the funeral. Pat's memory will live on through her wonderful sisters, children and grandchildren, as well as her extended family and friends. Our love and thoughts are with you all.
Dan, Stacey, Logan, Xander & Riley

Kerry-Lee McMaster

5 March 2018

I have known Pat since I was very small. Her house was always a safe place for us to land in as kids, teenagers, and adults. Her love of her family knew no bounds. Her smile, laugh and support will be missed by many. Sending all of my love to her family during this hard time.

Beverley Pihl

5 March 2018

Words cannot express how much we are going to miss you Pat. You were like a second mother to Mike and Kevin when I needed someone to babysit them while I went to work. You were always there for anyone who needed support whether emotionally or financially. I remember the times on the farm when we all had to share the copper tub for our baths and you were always the one who offered (after a bit of persistent encouragement from Vicki and I) to empty the dirty water once we all had finished. Don't worry about your kids and grand kids as I promise that we will look in on them on a regular basis to make sure they are all doing okay. I hope by now that you have met up with Ron and Sasha and are experiencing peace and tranquility in the after life. Love you and will miss you forever.
Bev, Juri, Mike, Kevin, Tania & Brooklyn

Christine Wooller

5 March 2018

To Theresa, Karen-Anne and Denyse ... sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. She is now at peace. Remember the good times you had and treasure those memories always.

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Biography

While it is possible to receive good counsel from a wide circle of family and friends, few could do it with the skill and aptitude of Patricia Gail Wooller. She had a true talent for helping others reach their full potential and brought out the best in those who sought her help. Patricia was a forward-looking woman whose personality was filled with empathy toward everyone she met. She could be quiet and reserved, but her style of communication was authentic and direct. An excellent communicator, Patricia was a master at using imagery when she explained her ideas and concepts. She seemed to have an endless supply of innovative concepts and strategies for how to help those around her. Her sensitivity, kindness and generous attitude made her a wonderful friend for all who knew her.

From the time she was born on May 29, 1947, Patricia showed a deep concern for others. She was a giving and caring individual, ethical and full of integrity and warmth. Patricia came into this world at Toronto East General, in Toronto, Ontario. Her parents were Theresa Pearl O'Brien and Victor Thomas O' Brien. Patricia was raised in Sutton, Ontario.

Because fellowship was so important to her, Patricia promoted harmony with her siblings. She was raised with two siblings. She had older sister Beverly, younger sister Vicki. Patricia was something of the family diplomat. She helped to settle problems and conflicts and kept the family running smoothly.

As a young girl, Patricia interacted well with other children. She was helpful. She was an independent person who had a vivid imagination. Patricia had a number of interests in her youth. She was an active child. Patricia took part in the 5-pin bowling league and played the flute in the Sutton Optimists marching band. In her spare time, she liked riding her bike, playing with dolls, and caring for the family farm animals.

Able to maintain a positive focus on the potential good to be found in others, Patricia was always ready with solid advice and guidance to offer her group of friends. She was generally friendly to all who knew her, yet to some she seemed quite independent. For those who really knew Patricia, they recognized that she could be full of surprises. Patricia enjoyed a small but solid group of true friends. She would willingly support those friends when they needed it. Because of her ability to read people, she had an uncanny knack for knowing when a friend needed help. While growing up, some of her best friends were Diane, Ronnie, and Garry. Later in life, she became friends with Lyla.

Patricia was romantic, even poetic at times. She was completely devoted to family and friends, able to show her emotions without going overboard about it. On June 8, 2002 Patricia exchanged wedding vows with Ronald Fredrick Wooller at In her daughter Theresa's backyard by a Justice of the Peace in Whitby, Ontario.

All who knew her would agree that there was a certain kind of magic in how Patricia was able to bond with her children. While she could be a firm disciplinarian, she could also fill the role of being a collaborator with her kids. Patricia was always a mentor who helped her family reach its full potential. Patricia was blessed with three daughters, Theresa, Denyse and Karen-Ann. She was also blessed with five grandchildren, Kyle, Tyler, Ryan, Alyssa, and Taya.

Patricia projected a subtle but positive influence in her workplace. She was comfortable working behind the scenes to help everyone get their job done and she worked hard at all times to help others to reach their highest potential. While her colleagues did not view her as a high-spirited type, Patricia was effective at working with others to gain acceptance for her ideas. Patricia could be a perfectionist at times, but was not one to seek out personal recognitions. She possessed excellent insight and a strong ability to meet schedules. She was an innovator who worked well independently, and she enjoyed the task of meeting a constant array of challenges. Her primary occupation was working in Customer Service. She held various customer service roles, at various companies, most recently 5 years at Tim Horton's.

As an imaginative and inventive person, Patricia was comfortable showing her creative spirit. She enjoyed her leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. Once Patricia took on a new project, she saw it through to its completion. She enjoyed word search, puzzles, reading, and Bingo! She was content to enjoy her hobbies alone but was also willing to share her interests with others.

Patricia was one who put forth her best effort in every aspect of her life, and that carried over to her participation in sports as well. Her sense of diligence inspired others and in turn drew best efforts from her teammates. Patricia was also something of a sports fan and enjoyed following her favourite events whenever she got the opportunity. Tops on her list were figure skating.

Patricia possessed strong skills in long-range planning and project completion, a quality that positively influenced her travel and vacation planning. Favourite vacations included Myrtle Beach, Calgary, and her many camping trips.

Patricia was a lover of animals and cherished her pets. One of Patricia's favourites was Sasha, a lab/collie mix. They were best friends for 13 years. Her family was rounded out by her Tuxedo cat Bendy, and her other cats, Scamper and Micky.

Patricia passed away on March 2, 2018 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa, in Oshawa, Ontario. During her brave battle against cancer, she was suddenly taken from us by pneumonia. She is survived by her children Theresa, Denyse and Karen-Ann and her sisters Beverly and Vicki. Services were held at The Oshawa Funeral Home. Patricia was laid to rest in Thornton Cemetery in Oshawa.

Though she could be a private person at times, Patricia was always able and willing to give of herself. She was so in tune with others that she often seemed able to read their minds. Patricia carried with her an almost mystical sense of life. She was a person who was highly original in her thinking and used metaphors and symbols to describe many aspects of her life. A poetic, intuitive “teacher”, Patricia Gail Wooller shared herself freely and family and friends will remember Patricia for the strength of her convictions.

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