MORTIMER, Patricia May (nee Whyte)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mom and nana. Mom’s battle with cancer came to a close with her family by her side on October 22, 2010. Mom was predeceased by her husband Geoffrey Mortimer and leaves behind her three children, Greg (Sandy), Joanne (Brent), Cathy (Jules) and 7 grandchildren . Patsy as dad like to call her, was born in Edmonton Alberta on Oct 12, 1924 but grew up in Red Deer. After completing her schooling she attended the Royal Alexandra School of Nursing and then went on to the U of A and got her degree in Public Health. She met our dad, Geoffrey Mortimer who was an RCMP officer stationed in Alberta and in 1950 they married. They soon started their family and their across Canada adventures. As dad rose in the ranks we moved to Ottawa, Regina, Penhold, Edmonton, Victoria and then back to Ottawa. After retirement they moved to Calgary and then Victoria. Mom had the hardest job in the world as a stay at home mom and managing our busy family. After dad died mom moved to Abbotsford in 1989. She loved the community and the ability to go for walks around Mill Lake with her Nordic poles. She had many interests and enjoyed needle point, curling, playing bridge, knitting, and learning about the latest tech gadgets. She was an avid sports fan and enjoyed following her grandchildren’s adventures and accomplishments. What mom is best known for is her incredible spirit; her sense of humour and her ability to light up a room with her smile.
To Wendy Vaughan-Thomas, thank you for being there for the entire journey. There are no words that can thank you enough for your help, love and support. We are forever grateful. We would also like to express our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Mike Newton and his staff, as well as the nurses at ARH Oncology ward, Dr. Gailbraith and the staff at the chemo therapy ward of the Cancer Clinic, staff at Abbotsford Continuing Care and at Valley Home Support and the doctors, nurses and volunteers at the Christine Morrison Hospice. A very special thank you is extended to the staff at Hallmark on the Park. You provided mom with comfort and love and you have become like family to us. We know mom that you are once again dancing with dad. You will be forever in our hearts. Until we meet again. Celebration of Life will take place Friday, October 29 at 6 pn at Cascade Community Church, Delair Rd. Abbotsford. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Abbotsford or Mission Hospice.