Pleasant Valley Funeral Home

4303 Pleasant Valley Road, Vernon, BC


Patricia Ann Tribes

December 7, 1940January 24, 2020


We regret to announce the death of Patricia Ann Tribes on January 24, 2020 after a short illness, with her family by her side. Pat was born December 7, 1940 in Amisk, Alberta, then moved to Edmonton where she received her RN diploma in 1961. She worked as such in Sacramento, CA for a short time, as well as in Steinbach, Manitoba, then back in Edmonton. In December 1965 she met Klaus, and they married in May of 1966. Two sons came along over the next few years, then a move to Vernon, BC. There they opened the town’s original Boston Pizza restaurant on 30th Avenue, which they operated for 38 years, the last 18 of which under the name KT’s Family Restaurant. After that, she enjoyed several happy years of retirement, reading voraciously, supporting her Seahawks, and spending time with family and friends. Pat was predeceased by her mother Myrtle and her father Will Maher. Pat is survived by Klaus, her husband of 54 years, sons Trevor and Ian, and of course her big furry kid, Jake. She requested there be no formal service, but a celebration of her life will be held in the Spring.


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Ken Jantz

February 7, 2020

Klaus , Trevor, Ian and Families ,

So Sorry to hear of Pat's passing. Have fond memories of her greeting us on arrival at your restaurant .

Our thoughts are with you All !

Jantz Family

Vivian Merchant

February 1, 2020

To Klaus, Condolences on the loss of your wife, to Ian, Condolences on the loss of your mother , also to Trevor whom I haven't met. I pray for the Lord to give you strength and hope for the future as you go through this transitional time period. From Vivian Merchant, a frequent customer at KT's.

Don Nudd

February 1, 2020

Klaus: I’m sorry to hear of your loss. The few years I worked at BP I remember Pat as a quiet yet dignified presence. In the background, hovering about the edges, but there and ready to lend support when required. And in such a pleasant and calm way, too.
It’s been said “behind every good man is a good woman”. I know it’s true of myself, and I’m sure you’d be the first to credit Pat with much positive good in your life. Together you raised two fine sons who are a credit to their parents.
We all look forward to the time when “death will be no more” (Rev. 21:3,4).
I send my warm and heartfelt condolences.
Don Nudd
Ucluelet, B.C.