Patricia Marie McGiffin

October 21, 1950 – September 21, 2019
Patricia McGiffin passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the age of 68 in Chilliwack, BC on September 21st, 2019. Predeceased by her father Orval George, sister Linda, her sister-in-law and best friend Joanne, and her step-father Samuel Brickman. She is survived by her mother Clara Marie, and her two children, Jeff (Jennifer), Tammy (Bruce), three grandchildren, Nathan, Madison and Nicola, two brothers Ralph (Joy), Doug (Nicki), and sister Heather (Greg), and many other family members. Patricia was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba before moving to Vancouver with her children in 1977. She was able to pursue her education in Vancouver, receiving her Diploma of Associate in Criminology, completing her B.A. at Simon Fraser University, and her Diploma of Psychiatric Nursing at Douglas College. Patricia was a Psychiatric Nurse with YDC in Burnaby, Forensic Hospital in Coquitlam, and finally Abbotsford Regional Hospital. She gained many friendships in her years working at various hospitals and institutions. She has always been highly regarded by many. She was extremely proud of being Metis, and loved learning about her aboriginal heritage. All throughout her life, Patricia influenced other people’s lives with her caring and giving demeanor, putting others before herself. She could never find fault in anyone and always saw their good side. She was extremely proud of her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends at her oasis at Lake Errock. She enjoyed gardening, good food, and art. Viewing will take place at 7 pm on Friday, September 27th, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 32550 7th Avenue, Mission, BC. Funeral Service will take place at 2:30 pm on Saturday, September 28th, 2019, also at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Patricia’s ashes will be committed to St. Laurent, Manitoba, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the War Amps, Salvation Army or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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