PARDIAC, Patricia Ilene

Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on July 18, 1927, passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer on March 14, 2011. She is predeceased by her husband, Gus (2008); sister, Laura Earle; brothers, Earl Johnston and Bert Johnston; brother-in-law, Walter Hearn; sister-in-law, Irene Cook; brother-in-law, Bert Pardiac; and nephews, Ron Pardiac and Al Johnston.

Patricia is survived by her son, Cliff (Val) Pardiac; son Richard Pardiac; daughter, Debbie (Don) MacLean; grandchildren: Don, Gary, Mike, Jason, and Jeff, and great-grandchildren: Jake, Sara, Adam, and Jonathan. She is also survived by her brother, Bud Johnston; sisters-in-law, Leona Hearn and Christine Pardiac; brothers-in-law, Don (Bonnie) Pardiac and Roy (Janet) Pardiac, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mom moved to Vancouver shortly after she finished school, where she met Gus in Steveston. After they were married, they moved to Deep Bay where they started their family. Mom worked alongside Dad in all of his many ventures. They loved to travel, spending many winters in Yuma as “snowbirds.” They spent summers travelling in their RV all across Canada and enjoyed the north, spending time in the Territories and Alaska.

A great hostess, mom loved visiting with all of her family and friends. The coffee pot was always on, and a meal couldn’t be missed. She was famous for her great pastries and excellent cooking. She was a member of the Qualicum Bay Lions.

Special thanks to Dr. Denegre, Francis, and the doctors and nursing staff on the third floor at NRGH. Thanks also to the girls at Stanford Place Care Campus who made Mom’s last days comfortable.

Donations can be made, on Mom’s behalf, to The Weekend to End Women’s Cancer “BC Sisters” Team. A service will be held at the Cumberland Cemetery on June 11, 2011 at 1:00pm, with a Celebration of Life following.

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