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Glenhaven Memorial Chapel

1835 E Hastings St, Vancouver, BC

OBITUARY

Patricia Mary McDevitt

May 14, 1952August 8, 2019

Patricia Mary McDevitt, passed away August 9, 2019 at the age of 67 years. No service by request. Arrangements entrusted to Glenhaven Memorial Chapel, Vancouver, BC. 604.255.5444

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pam labelle

September 19, 2019

There is an aboriginal proverb that reads "We will be known forever by the tracks we leave." Pat left the indelible tracks of a generous, compassionate - yet feisty- spirit in varied locations and on many lives. I was truly saddened to learn of her passing.

Maryanne Lemieux

September 16, 2019

Another photo courtesy of Tara Misra. Pat with friends at work at The Globe and Mail - Luz Deguzman, Tara Misra, and Mary Anne Vanderyagt.

Maryanne Lemieux

September 16, 2019

Our friend Tara has located some photos of Pat with friends from The Globe and Mail. This one is Pat with Henny Robbins, Rita Needham and Tara Misra.

Maryanne Lemieux

September 13, 2019

Pat and I worked together in Toronto at The Globe and Mail for many years. She was always easy to get along with, happy to be part of a close knit team in the Circulation Department. Many friendships Pat made endure to this day, long after her retirement. She was an independent person motivated to create a happy and fruitful life for herself. Pat always had a smile and a laugh to share. I enjoyed her 'girlish' youthful spirit. Pat retired early fulfilling a dream to live 'the west coast' life style in the heart of Vancouver. Taking a cruise holiday was her favourite getaway. Pat was an inspiration to live joyfully and to live with purpose. The memory of the last hug we shared about a year ago when Pat made a surprise visit to The Globe and Mail will stay with me.
Bless your heart Pat McDevitt. You will always be remembered well.

Maryanne

Tanya Fitzpatrick

September 12, 2019

I met Pat 7 years ago when I started working at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver as one of the Coordinators of Volunteers. Pat had started volunteering in 2001. She would come every week on Wednesday afternoons for the Cardiac Coffee Cart Program on the 5th floor. There, she would make tea and coffee to distribute to the patients and visitors. Over her 18 years of volunteering with us, Pat contributed 1, 141 volunteer hours. We will miss our weekly visits from Pat and her hugs, energy and dedication the St. Paul's Hospital. She will be missed.

Susan De Pol

September 12, 2019

I so saddened to hear of Pat passing away.
I worked with Pat for several years at the Globe and Mail in Toronto and we still kept in touch after she moved away to Vancouver .
Pat was always so warm and friendly. We had some great conversations and shared some laughs together.
I will miss her and will cherish the happy memories.
May you rest in peace with Lord.

TARA MISRA

September 12, 2019

Ms. Patricia McDevitt was a gentle, petite lady with a strong sense of loyalty and commitment to the causes and people in her life. She was on the quiet side excepting when it came to politics. She did not partake in gossip and never held a grudge. Pat as we called her, loved to recount the good old days and reminisced about the people who made an impact in her life. She was a devout Catholic rarely missing services and mass. Pat took great pride in her job at the Globe and Mail. The Globe was her second home and the employees her family. She was a passionate and loyal Globe reader, enjoying her daily read with her usual morning breakfast of bacon, eggs, toast and a glass of orange juice.
Pat was a staunch Liberal supporter like her late father and adored Pierre Trudeau, he was one of her icons followed by Justin. In her early years at the Globe she never missed a Liberal Convention. She booked her vacation in advance so she could attend the conventions no matter if it was for one day or three or whether it was held in Toronto or in Ottawa. She also booked time off during the elections for she was also a scrutineer, a job she took seriously and as she joked, it paid very well.
Pat was committed to her volunteering positions, she started at St. Mike's in Toronto where she completed 15 years and another 15 years at St. Paul's in BC. Pat spoke proudly of these achievements and the recognition she received. Pat was also a greeter at the Port of Vancouver Cruise Terminal Canada Place. Pat love of adventure was obvious with the number of cruises that she took to different parts of the world. She loved to talk about the places she had traveled to and she was always encouraging others to go on cruises as well.
Pat is gone but will not be forgotten. May her Soul rest in Peace.
By Tara Misra

Angela D'Angelo

September 12, 2019

I met Pat years ago when I worked in Montreal. Pat came out to visit me. We had a such a good time, we joked and laughed.
I also worked with Pat in Vancouver, she would come over to my house for dinner, it was always so pleasant . I remember when she tried to learn how to drive and my husband took her out to teach her, she tried so hard. She was so appreciative to my husband for helping her out. I have many memories she spoke to me fondly of her father and mother.
She will be missed. Matthew 5: 4Blessed are those who mourn,
for they will be comforted.
Angie

Jim Wilford

September 11, 2019

Pat enjoyed reading, going on cruises with family and friends, and volunteering at The Heart Centre at St Paul’s Hospital. Pat yearned for simple connections in her life and found helping people very rewarding. If you were in the company of Patricia and the topic of conversation became political, it didn’t take her but a minute to tell you that she was a fervent supporter the Liberal Party of Canada. Given she resided in the Vancouver-Centre electoral district her political allegiance was to Dr. Fry. I know how much she was looking forward to supporting her “Hedy” and more broadly Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s vision for Canada in the upcoming federal election this year.

Rest in peace, Pat

Love,

Jim