Oshawa Funeral Home


Errolene Patricia Gittens

November 18, 1936April 24, 2019

GITTENS, Errolene Patricia (November 18th, 1936 – April 24th, 2019) It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Pat at Hillsdale Estates, Oshawa, Ontario, with her daughters by her side. Dear mother of Alison Patricia Gittens of Oshawa, Ontario and Paula Dianne Gittens (Christopher John March) of Richmond Hill, Ontario. Loving grandmother of Nicholas Jeffrey Don Gooding, Griffin Tyler Gittens March and Ethan John Gittens March. Devoted sister of Phedelia Delores Arnold of Edmonton, Alberta. Predeceased by her sisters Colleen Rowena Yolanda Levine and Shirley Jeanett Hyacinthe Heron, and brother William Donovan Bruce Ashby. A retired Registered Nurse of Oshawa, she is lovingly remembered by nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and caring friends. The family greatly appreciates the excellent and compassionate care she received from Dr. Mohapatra and the staff at Hillsdale Estates Long-Term Care, Oshawa. Visitation will be held at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) on Monday, April 29th from 7 – 9 p.m. with prayers at 8:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. MARY OF THE PEOPLE PARISH, 570 Marion Avenue, Oshawa) on Tuesday, April 30th at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society.

“When I am gone, Scatter me to the wind. So that I may find a way to meet you. In all of the places where you would go, Before you ever have a chance to miss me.” ~Nicole Lyons.

May She Rest in Eternal Peace.


  • Visitation

    Monday, April 29, 2019

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Tuesday, April 30, 2019


Errolene Patricia Gittens

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Raymond Joseph

May 2, 2019

Dear Alison, Paula and Family,
Though we try, I do not believe the words exist to truly express the deep sense of loss, especially that of a mother. It is with a bitter-sweet emotion that I bid my "Aunt" Pat goodbye; I will always remember your infectious laughter and your strong, loving eyes. Ali & Paula, stay strong and carry on, and know that I am there for you. God bless you

Valerie Downer

April 30, 2019

To Alison & family
Sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. It is never easy to say goodbye at the “passing of the one who first introduced us to this planet and who loved us along its paths.” May the wonderful memories of her life be there to comfort you. My condolences to you.
Valerie Laurie and all the midwives at Diversity

Carlo Mady

April 29, 2019

To Paula and family. As one of your colleagues at CIHI for the past 6 years, may I offer my deepest and sincerest condolences for the loss of your mom and grandmother. I didn't know your mom, but if you are anything like her, the apple didn't fall far from the tree...May she rest in peace.

Tony Junor

April 29, 2019

I am of mixed feelings. I although I am greatly saddened by her passing , i know in my heart that she no longer suffering. To her daughters Alison and Paula so very sorry for you loss. Take comfort in the fact that you were there when she take her final breath. She would be so proud and thankful for your love and care of her. A long time ago she was very kind to me I shall not forgot your kindness. Watch over girls!

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