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FITZPATRICK, Ethel Belle (nee Berquist)

July 31, 1929 — March 19, 2013

All of life’s meaningful moments are wrapped up in comings and goings, starts and finishes, beginnings and endings.  THE CIRCLE OF LIFE.

It is with deep sorrow that we, her daughters Shannon and Penny, announce the passing of our beloved mother and best friend on Tuesday, March 19th at the age of 83.  Mom was predeceased by our father Harold John Fitzpatrick in 1990.

She will be remembered not only by us, but by our husbands Joe Soares (Shannon) and David Evans (Penny) and her five grandchildren: Justin, Jeremy, Christina, Erin and Kevin, as well as, her sister Jean Hall, brother Ken Berquist (Shirley) and all her nieces and nephews.

We will always remember her vivaciousness and love of life.  She was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, sister and loyal friend.  So precious to be able to say goodbye and see you again.

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  • Lynda Price says:

    Dear Penny and Shannon,

    My condolences to the two of you. Your mother was truly a wonderful lady and she was blessed to have the two of you.

  • Jackie Price says:

    My thoughts and prayers to the whole family I always enjoyed visits with auntie Ethel when she came to see gramma and as a kid can always remember having to look at her nails and see how beautiful they were and ask her a million questions how she got them so nice your all in my thoughts at this hard time sending my love and hugs to all!


  • David Berquist says:

    Dear Shannon, Penny, Dave and Joe & families. I can’t tell you how deeply saddened I was by this news. I have many happy thoughts and memories about your entire family. You have all be extremely nice on all occasions that I have been blessed to see you. It seems that it was not that many years ago, Aunt Ethel was sitting at the fire pit in the back yard with Aunt Doris and Pearl. She was an exceptionally lady caring and kind whom was always treated me the best in our several visits over the years. I can remember going to the Calgary Stampede with your mom and dad when I was about 12 and you dad buying cowboy boots and a hat and how lucky and happy I was made to feel. Then it was off to the Gondola lift in I believe Banff. I very sorry for your loss and can’t help to be teary eyed while writing this note, Ethel was a terrific lady, mother, and grandmother whom was taken way too early. She will be sorely missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. Love David Berquist and family.

  • Sandy Hill says:

    My love goes out to you both and your families. Your Mom was the greatest. He smile would light up a room. She had a heart of gold. The love and pride she had for you two was more than I can put into words. She will never be forgotten. I love you two, too!

  • Beverley and Jack Whyte says:

    Dear Shannon and Penny
    We have great memories of your mother. All the way from Pump Hill to here in Kelowna. She was a wonderful lady, a good friend and she loved her family more than anything. We didn’t see her much in recent years but talked about her and her great sense of humour often. You might not remember this but your Mom and Dad stood up for us in Vegas. Love Bev and Jack

  • Lois & Dave Stringer says:

    Your annual trips down South were such a celebration! A wonderful relationship with loving memories.
    Many thanks for all the years of books we shared. Prayers and hugs are with you and your family at this time.

  • Ken & Shirley Berquist says:

    To Shannon, Penny & families, as sad as it is to say goodbye to such a beautiful & loving person as your Mother was, always remember how very much she loved each & every one of you. What a proud Mother & Grandmother she was and always shared her happiness of this gift.
    We will indeed miss her and her beautiful smile and love of life…..but memories of Ethel will remain in our hearts forever. Love Always Ken & Shirley

  • Linda Breadner says:

    Dear Shannon, Penny and families

    All the family times we spent together are full of so many special memories, I just never imagined the time I spent with Auntie Ethel in January would be our last time together. Your Mom was a wonderful lady, full of life, laughter and love. I will miss her always. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow.
    With Deepest Sympathy
    Love & hugs

  • Gary and Marilyn Hall says:

    Dear Penny,Shannon,and families:

    We were saddened to hear of the recent passing of your Mom. She had such a lovely smile, and was truly a beautiful person inside and out. May your happy memories carry you through this difficult time.

    Gary and Marilyn Hall
    Canyon Meadows Members

  • Leanne Ryder McMillan says:

    Dear Penny and Shannon,
    It is with great sorrow and a saddened heart that I send this condolence to you both and to your families. I loved your mother dearly and can’t even begin to imagine how much you will miss her. I am so happy to have had the visit with her in Kelowna when Graham and Katie got married. We got a picture of auntie Ethel, my dad, my son Graham and Graham’s son Carter. I guess it would have been 5 generations if I had stood in the picture. I will share that picture with you when i get home. I have many happy memories of being around yourselves and your mom. She will be missed. Take care of yourselves and your families. My thoughts are with you at this time. Love you both!

  • Betty Raabe says:

    Dear Shannon, Penny and family.
    My heartfelt condolences to you, I only got to know your dear mother a short time, but she impressed me with her zest for life, and her love for family and friends. She will be remembered long and lovingly.

  • Jpyce & Fred Ryder says:

    What a shock to get the sad news of Auntie Ethel, she was such a wonderful caring lady.always thinking of others before herself. We shared maney great times over the years which will never be forgotten.Our families have lost a truely remarkable aunt, Shannon, Penny & families our deepest sympathy
    May God comfort and bring you peace.

  • Marilyn&Hal Burton says:

    Dear Penny & Family,
    We are saddened by the loss of your mother.
    Our deepest condolences to your entire family.

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