Patricia Bowes Hymas

July 10, 1935July 11, 2017

Patricia Bowes Hymas (nee Nichols) 1935 - 2017

Patricia (Pat) passed away quietly and painlessly in Toronto, following several months of resistance to cancer. She was 82. Patricia leaves a caring family of Ken (husband), Claire (daughter), James and Andrew (sons) and Stephanie (step-daughter), beloved grandsons and grand daughters, twin sister Helen of Hayling Island, U.K., brother Jim of Dorchester, U.K. and many relatives and friends both in England and the Beach (Toronto, Canada). Born in London just prior to the Blitz, her family, headed by John Handley and Vera Bowes, moved successively to South Port, Lancashire, Derby and London. Educated in Derby and London, Pat excelled in studies, particularly lawn tennis. She also worked at the BBC. Shortly after marrying Ken in 1960, she moved to Canada, settling in Merritt, B.C. and adapted well to local culture and friendships. In 1963, the family moved to Toronto, where she enjoyed instructing and playing tennis, water colour painting, arts and garden groups, making a wide circle of friends. She traveled on several notable holidays with The Elder Treks and on visits to relatives in England. Declining health forced a move from the Beach after 49 years at 250 Glen Manor to Bradgate, a retirement home in North Toronto in April 2016. Lovingly remembered by friends and relatives, special memories are shared with Clair, daughter and devoted care-giver; Dr. Sydney Smart and the staff at Bradgate, St. Catherine's Society, the CCAC and their skilled team.


  • Memorial Gathering and Reception Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Patricia Bowes Hymas

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Linda Bissinger

July 23, 2017

I first met Pat when a book club started at the library shortly after I moved to the Beaches neighbourhood. Pat would not be the first to offer her opinion on the book being discussed, but when she did, her comments would be pertinent as well as strongly stated. She was never afraid to voice an insight contradictory to one preciously expressed by another member. Book Club was never as interesting once she stopped attending. I would meet Pat on Queen St. often, when she would tell me what she was currently doing. A fine lady!!
Linda Bissinger

Jane & Vic Schasny

July 19, 2017

Pat was a wonderful neighbour when we lived in the Beaches. She will be missed!

Jane & Vic Schasny