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A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home

217 Portland Street, Dartmouth, NS

OBITUARY

Patricia Gracey Fowler

May 3, 1943November 29, 2019

FOWLER (Stone), Patricia G. “Pat” – of Dartmouth. Pat was one of those people who seem to carry the light and warmth of the Sun around with them all the time. She held her family and friends close in her heart and her warmth and affection enveloped us all. Among those privileged to share her journey in this world was George, her husband of 54 years, who Pat selected on a train going to a university football game in Montreal. George reveled in sharing her always exciting drive through life as have their three children Geordie (Maureen), Andrew (Jocelyn) and Adair (Sean). She reserved a special love and warmth for her three granddaughters, Jessie, Miranda and Ainsley who, to her great satisfaction, returned that warmth and love for their 'Gran'. Pat was the third of four daughters to Art and Beth Stone in Toronto, Ontario. Her three sisters, Carol (Bosko), Barbara (Rick) and Louise (Hugh) were deeply important to her and were amongst her dearest friends. Pat was thrilled to have so many nieces and nephews and enjoyed their children too. A gifted student, Pat graduated from the University of Toronto (Victoria College) in 1964 with a degree in Psychology although Canadian History remained her enduring passion – Champlain was her hero. To the end of her life she maintained a close relationship with several girls and their husbands from her ‘year’, in what has become known as the ‘Vic Gang’. They held regular reunion trips that were the highlights of her life. Pat and George moved briefly to Montreal where Pat worked her first job at Eaton's and in 1968 moved to Dartmouth where they enjoyed the friendship of great neighbours and an abundance of wonderful family times at their home on Lawson Avenue. Pat returned to work part-time at Dalhousie University where she flourished, finding the stimulation she craved and adding yet another cadre of good friends. Unforgettable summers on Elizabeth Island in Parry Sound Ontario as a child prompted Pat and George to buy property on Armstrong Lake here in Nova Scotia and build a cottage of their own, where she enjoyed playing cards, floating in the lake and sitting by the fire. Pat was a loving, strong and highly intelligent woman. She encouraged her family to value traditions, family gatherings, and to live life to the fullest. We are all going to miss her and her wonderful laugh so much. We will gather to remember Pat at 2pm on Wednesday Dec 4, in A. L. Mattatall Funeral Home, 271 Portland St., Dartmouth. Please join us.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Memories

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Shamus Eckstein

December 5, 2019

I have only the fondest memories of Mrs. Fowler and the incredible person she was., My thoughts are with you all .

Dena Miller

December 2, 2019

We were so sorry to learn of Pat’s passing. A great lady with a great smile. You are in our prayers.
Tom and Dena Miller

Sonya Dudka

December 2, 2019

I worked with Pat at Dalhousie University for over 15 years. She was one of the smartest, talented people I had the pleasure to work with. She became a terrific mentor and a great friend. Sincere condolences to all family and friends. She will be missed.

Bobby Buckley

December 1, 2019

Mrs. Fowler was a beautiful lady from a beautiful family. Our love to all of the family.

The Buckleys

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FROM THE FAMILY