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Hollyburn Funeral Home

1807 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC

OBITUARY

Patricia Louise Wilson

March 9, 1927July 19, 2019

Wilson, Patricia “Pat” Louise Anne (nee Petri) March 9th, 1927 – July 19th, 2019 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a wonderful daughter, sister, wife, mother, Grandma, Great-Grandmother (G.G.) and friend to many. Patricia Louise Wilson passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Lynn Valley Care Centre in North Vancouver. She is predeceased by her loving husband Ray in 2006, her parents Eva and Zeno and her sisters Aurelia and Elma. She leaves behind 6 children: Linda (Jay), Louise (Dave), Carole, Sandra (Ian), Patty (Michael) & Mark (Darlene), 10 grandchildren: Dara (Alec), Adam (Alena), Ryan (Kathryn), Sarah (Sean), Kevin (Brianna), Scott (Ashley), Andrew (Sarah), Samantha (Kevin), Eric and Alex, 3 Great-Grandchildren: Cameron, Kiera and Malia & 4 nieces and nephews. Pat was born at home in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She would tell people she was “Pat Petri from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania!” She moved with her family to Valleyfield, Quebec in 1947 to be closer to their relatives. In Valleyfield she started working at Canadian Schenley Distillers where she met Ray in 1951 and married him in 1953. In 1955 they were transferred west to North Vancouver when Ray got the opportunity to help start the Park & Tilford Distillery. Pat joined him with new baby Linda and the adventure in the west began! She grew to love this beautiful city that she now called home. Pat found a way to become part of the community by becoming a member of the CWL at Holy Trinity, singing in the church choir and coordinating the Parish Religious Education Program. From childhood she loved to sing so she joined the Sweet Adelines Dogwood Chapter and later the Carousel Chorus. Pat had an amazingly positive outlook on life and her smile would light up the room. She adored her family and praised them at every opportunity and she loved spending time with them. Her birthday cards included a penny for each year being celebrated. Her baking, sausage rolls and deviled eggs were staples at any family gathering. Later in life she had the opportunity to travel with family to Hawaii and to go on cruises to Alaska, Mexico and the Caribbean. When her health was challenged with cancer through her 80’s she would tell us that you just had to face these things. Her favorite flower was the pansy, their faces danced she said. In 2017 she moved into LVCC on the 3rd floor of the Manor. She enjoyed the entertainment, especially the sing-along with Sonja Marie. Her love for her family and friends, her positive outlook on life and her absolute passion for singing will live on in our lives. The family would like to extend their sincere thank you to the staff at LVCC Manor 3 for their exceptional care in looking after her and for their support. Prayers will be on Thursday, July 25th at 7:00 PM and the funeral mass will be on Friday, July 26th at 11:00 AM with reception to follow, both held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church located at 2725 Lonsdale Avenue, Father Augustine celebrant. Mom’s favorite colour was blue so please wear blue on Friday in her honour. In lieu of flowers the family ask that you kindly make a donation to the B.C. Cancer Foundation (Donate In Memory BC Cancer Foundation).

Services

  • Vigil Prayers Thursday, July 25, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, July 26, 2019
  • Graveside Friday, July 26, 2019

Memories

Patricia Louise Wilson

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Deirdre Johnson

July 23, 2019

Dear Wilson Family: I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was very honestly the kindness, most big hearted woman I’ve ever met. When you lived in Montreal and my sister Sharon and I would visit she would make sure our tummies and our hearts were full. And again when we came to BC. She took very good care of us she loved to feed us and hug us!! I loved it. When I was waiting for my first grandchild we had a very long phone conversation. She told me all the joys of being a grandma and told me about the births of each of her children. All six of you!! She had an amazing memory for detail then, it was awesome!! I will miss hearing Patty talk about her visits with your mom. I know she’s happily in your dad’s arms right now. And I’m so grateful to have known her. I loved her so much. My love and sympathy is with all of you. Take care and carry on her love of family get togethers. Much love to you all, Deirdre.
xoxoxo💕🌸💕🌹🇺🇸🇨🇦🌟🌺💕🌼💕xoxo

Patrick McDougall

July 23, 2019

Now THIS was a sweet, generous lady. I knew her as Auntie Pat, wife of my Uncle Ray who was my mom's brother. We didn't make it up to North Vancouver from Portland, Oregon often enough, but every one of those trips from my childhood is indelibly stamped with Auntie Pat's undying smile and her endless fussing over her nieces and nephews. Did we get enough to eat? Did we want a snack? Did we want to watch some television? Go outside and play? Her loving concern for us was never-ending and she made us feel so very welcome in her home. In later years I knew her as a resolute, cheerful person who faced every adversity with faith, love and the desire to just keep moving forward. I love her and will miss her. My love and condolences to my dear cousins who I know will miss her deeply, and to their children and extended families. Godspeed, Auntie Pat.

Denise Hurd

July 23, 2019

First of all I’m sending loving thoughts to all the Wilson family who were a part of my life growing up. I met my friend Louise in my last year of junior high. We realized we would be attending high school together and we have been friends for over 40 years. My memory is of being in the company of this fun and loving family. Mrs Wilson greeting us after school with cookies and tea. Her smiling face and sunny personality was addicting. She would dance and sing. And... introduced me to soap operas!!! I loved those years..
Sending my sincere and loving condolences to all of you.
Love you all.
Denise

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