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FITZPATRICK, Jacqueline Mae (Jacqui)

Passed away at home with family by her side on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at the age of 75.  Survived by her loving husband Hugh of 58 years, daughter Sheilagh Fitzpatrick of Kelowna, son Dock (Cathy) of Kelowna, daughter Shaune (Terry) Stewart of Lake Country; grandchildren: Jordan (AJ) Wilson, Cecily Wilson, Ariane Wilson, Jonathan (Andi) Fitzpatrick, Taeya (Adrian) Boruta, Kaeli Fitzpatrick, Britney Stewart, Katelyn Stewart, Amanda (Mike) Morley; great grandchildren: Jakob and Zakary Wilson; sisters: Sheila Lang of Saskatoon, Faye (Ken) Morcombe of Penticton, Betty-Ann (Reg) Ernst of Winnipeg and numerous nieces, nephews and her extended family.

Jacqui was born in Regina, Saskatchewan on March 7, 1939.  She moved to Penticton in 1952 with her family.  At the age of 16 she was the favourite Peach Queen festival candidate for the Penticton Junior Chamber of Commerce.  Jacqui met Hugh while working at the Prince Charles hotel.  They eventually married and moved to Rutland.  Jacqui spent many years involved with the Rutland Boy Scouts as a Cub leader (Balou) and supported the Rutland Juvenile soccer by driving young players around the valley for games. She was the leading sales lady at Baird’s Apparel (later Jamie K) in downtown Kelowna until the store closed in 1980.  Jacqui operated the fresh fruit sales at McLean & Fitzpatrick from 1982 to 1985.  She went on to operate the concession at the Rutland Arena as a private contractor.  She will be remembered by the minor hockey community for her many years at the arena starting the hearts of the parents with her 50 cent coffee.  She retired from the concession business in 2000 and turned her attention to her family.  Her focus was her family and her family was her life’s project.  She is already sorely missed.  The world was a better place with her than without.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC with Pastor Ed Weiss officiating.  Should family and friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to Kelowna General Hospital Foundation, 2268 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 1T2.  If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 1:00 pm

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The service for FITZPATRICK, Jacqueline Mae (Jacqui) is scheduled for Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 1:00 pm . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Wendy Pratt Stevenson says:

    I was so sadden to read of Jacqui’s passing. There was nobody who lived life to the fullest as she did. I have many found, happy memories working with her on the old Socred party functions. What a huge loss. All the best to Hugh and the family.

  • Phil & Wendy Olinger says:

    Hugh and your family,
    It is with heartfelt thoughts that we send you this note of condolence. Losing two family members within such a short time is such a sad acceptance to have to bear. I trust that the memories you share will help to give you peace. With deepest sympathy…

  • Linda Thompson (Ruck) says:

    Sheila and the Fitzpatrick family.My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.Sad to hear of your mom’s passing. I remember her well during my time in Guiding and the many hours spent at the Rutland arena.I know she will be missed. Look at each other and know she had a big influence on each of you and now you can carry on with many great memories and traditions.

  • Judy Paziuk ( Leverrier 0 says:

    So sad for your loss, words are never enough to express
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all,
    ~Judy Paziuk

  • Tony and Marlyn Ryder says:

    Hugh and family, very sorry for your loss, she was an amazing woman, who we knew first as a grandmother and then the Rutland concession lady, everyone in minor hockey had good words for her and they words were well deserved.


    My deepest condolences to Hugh and the entire Fitzpatrick family.My thoughts and prayers are with you all.


  • Louise Coutney says:

    So sorry to hear about Jacqui’s passing. She was such a nice person. Thinking about your family at this time.

  • cindy martin says:

    so sorry for your loss. I was cindy draper am off to my daughters wedding but had to say how sorry I am

  • Merv and Anne Lepper says:

    We still can’t believe she is gone. Wherever she is, she will be baking up a storm, shopping, decorating, in constant motion and certainly not sitting down! We miss her already as will all her family. She is finally at rest and that is good – she earned it. Our thoughts and sympathies are with you all.
    Merv and Anne

  • Susan Salhani says:

    Cathy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are very much with you at this time.

  • Jim Stewart says:

    Dear Hugh,

    You and your family are very much on my mind and constantly in my thoughts at this time of sadness. Jacqui always impressed me as a truly vibrant and effervescent person who must have made life much easier for her many friends and acquaintances with her cheerful disposition and invariable happy smile. I very much regret that I will be unable to attend the service for Jacqui and wish to express my sympathy and heartfelt condolences to you and all your extended family.


    Jim Stewart

  • Donna Stevenson says:

    Hugh,I was so saddened to learn you’ve lost Jacqui – she’s fondly remembered as such a loving, vivacious gal – may God bless you and your family.

  • Luci Wilcox says:

    Sheilagh & Huge, Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family. You have suffered a great loss in the passing of Jacqui. She was a great wife, mom, grandma & great grandma. She will be greatly missed but know that she is only a thought away and you can cherish the many happy memories that you have. Sorry that we cannot be physically there but know that we will be thinking of you on Saturday. See you soon. Love from Luci, Mike and Wheet Wilcox

  • Maureen & Art Hancock says:

    We are very sorry to hear of your families loss of Jacquie . Our thoughts are with you at this time and in the days ahead.Amazingky, Jacquie came to mind in a conversation I was having with a friend recently.Many fond memories of conversations with her at the concession while attending games of our boys.
    A beautiful Lady inside and out. Treasure your memories of Jacqui.

  • Jay & Al Cosar says:

    We were so saddened to hear of Jacqui passing. Jacqui was always such a pleasure to talk with over the years we spent sharing the same location with your family.

  • Marie McKiernan says:

    Sheila and family, I am so sorry to hear about your loss, my deepest condolence.

  • Cathy & Randy Bach says:

    Dear Dock and the Fitzpatrick family,
    Our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

    Love Cathy & Randy Bach

  • mike kelly says:

    Hugh and all the FitzPatrick family,
    So sorry to hear of your great loss.
    Our prayers and sincere thoughts go out to you at this sad time.
    Mike and Audrey.

  • Shirley Crowe says:

    Hugh, Dock, Sheilagh, Jordan and all of the Fitzpatrick Family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.

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