Patsie Lavender Glanville
5 September, 1948 – 5 April, 2021
Patsie Lavender Glanville was born in Jamaica on September 5,1948 and went to her rest on April 5,2021. She was the third of eight siblings. Patsy is sadly missed by her sisters, Jean, Ei-leen, Rose Glanville, Florine Barnes, Joy Young and brothers: Robert and Harvey Glanville and eighteen nephews and nieces. Patsie’s parents, Lancell Birth and Mableth Glanvile pre-deceased her nine and three years ago respectively.
Patsie was devoted to serving her Lord throughout her life. Her eldest sister Jean states: “She grew up as a very quiet, easy-going, loving person whose main desire was to serve the Lord. She was baptized at the age of 13 and was a committed member of the Harry Watch SDA church in Jamaica where she served in whatever ministry she was asked. After graduating high school, Pasty went on to obtain her diploma in Bookkeeping. She also tried her hand at dressmaking. She moved to Vancouver in 1989 to join her sister, Eileen and her family. She has lived a life of servitude to God and she will be greatly missed by her sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews, and a host of family and friends.”
Her sister Eileen shared: “Patsie loved to sing, play the piano, read, volunteer in the service of others especially prison ministry, hospital visitation, and coming alongside teams at Union Gospel Mission, spending time with and communicating with family and friends. Her generosity was boundless. Patsie was described as a good listener who always made time to listen.
After moving to Vancouver, Patsie dedicated many years to serving at Oakridge Adventist Church. Her nephew Lynford wrote, “ Words cannot express the sadness and sense of loss that I feel with the passing of my dear aunt Pasty. The reality is that you will grieve forever. Auntie Pasty grew up in the district of Hibirnia, Jamaica where her, my grandparents, instilled the value of having a personal relationship with the Lord, community and the importance of fami-ly. Growing up, I always viewed Auntie Pasty as an angel, immortal and will live forever. For all her nieces and nephews and for those she was around, she had a way of making each of us feel like we were her favourite. I guess that is what angels do.
Some of Pasty's most memorable quotes over the years- "Make sure it's not pork" "Oh sure" "Where is Gerald and Georgina" "When trouble tek you pickney shirt fit you" "Trust in the Lord"
REST IN PEACE
1The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. 3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. 5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
Monday, 26 April , 2021
Patsie Lavender Glanville
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26 April 2021
Patsie was one the first church members I became acquainted with. I was new in the church and Patsie welcomed me with a warm smile. Throughout the years we became friends. So long my friend. Until we meet again.....you will be dearly missed.
25 April 2021
Patsy cared for people at her church.
I delegated her the tedious task to call people to help update their contact info. It was fun working with her.
She also worked in the church library signing books in/out, helped sort donated food at the Vancouver Food Bank warehouse and went to visit care homes with the church singing group.
Will miss her cheerfulness and love for people.
Deepest Sympathy and prayers to Patsy's family!
22 April 2021
I've known my Patsy for almost 31 years. She's like a big sister to me. She lived not very far from where we lived and often giving her rides from her home to church and church to her home on Sabbaths when she is able to go to church. But then we moved, though we're not able to give her a ride anymore, Patsy and I would still talked for hours on the phone almost every Sabbath. She would always asked me about how many grandchildren I have now, my husband, about church or about life. It was never a dull moment talking to her. When I feel discourage, she would lift me up, encouraged me spiritually. She would recite Bible verses not to lose hope but to remain faithful and to fully trust in a God of love and mercy! . I admire Patsy for her wholeheart willingness and kindness to help others in spite of her physical pain. For coming to our Senior's activities eg.choir practice, luncheon and visiting folks in the nursing homes. it was wonderful!
Supposedly one Sabbath before i heard Patsy was admitted to the hospital, we agreed that I was going to her place to drop off some Purdy's dark chocolates which is one of her favourites and also my late Christmas presents. The following week prior to her hospitalization, Patsy called me to cancel my coming to her place in fear of contracting the virus, which I understand and we planned that once the daily case goes down we can make the time for me to come by, not knowing that it will be my last conversation with my dear Patsy. The day I heard of her passing, I felt my whole world crumbled! I cried inconsolable . I lost a wonderful person so dear to me. My Sabbath afternoon will be incomplete without talking to Patsy. Thank you Patsy for listening, for not judging and your comforting words throughout my pain journey as well. I will miss you my beloved. Soon, soon we will meet again in the clouds of glory when Jesus comes to take us home in the beautiful Beulah land. So long my dear! Rest in peace!