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PARDUE, Patricia “Pat” Joan

Our dear Pat passed away on August 3rd at Hospice House in Kelowna, with her family by her side. Left to grieve are her husband Jack; daughter Lana (Troy); grandchildren Cassandra and Levi; sister Linda McNaught (Ed); out-of-town sisters-in-law, brother-in-law and their families: Doreen Pardue (Victoria, BC), Helen (Harold) Schmidt (Red Deer, AB), Betty Pardue (Red Deer, AB), Cheryl Pardue (Victoria, BC), and Jerry (Dianne) Pardue (Victoria, BC) as well as numerous cousins, nephews, nieces and friends. Pat was predeceased by her parents Alvin (Glenora) Payne, Jack’s parents Raymond (Lesse) Pardue, and her brother-in-law and his wife, Rae (Marge) Pardue.

Pat’s childhood years were spent in Camrose, Calgary and Red Deer, Alberta. She started her chosen life-long nursing career at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton, and quickly advanced to charge nurse at Alberta School Hospital in Red Deer. Pat completed her RN degree with top marks, and was in the first graduating class of the newly founded Red Deer College. Pat also successfully completed the RN exams in Helena, Montana, which would allow her to work as an RN in the USA.

Shortly after Pat and her family moved to Kelowna in 1977, she was employed at the Kelowna General Hospital for a brief period of time. Not wanting more shift work, she chose to work in family practice. She was employed at the Underhill Clinic and then at Mission Medical on Tutt Street, until her retirement in the 90’s.

Pat was a vibrant, well-educated, knowledgeable, passionate individual who continued with her unselfish caring for others until she passed. She helped people from all walks of life, locally and around the world, and spent many hours volunteering and giving within the groups at Trinity Baptist Church, as well as other organizations. She was a tireless worker and enjoyed it all immensely.

Pat put family and friends first. She was a happy, fun-loving individual, enjoyed by all who came to know her along her life’s journey. She loved her flower gardens, fresh-air walks, vacations, visits with family and friends, and helping others. She has left an everlasting mark and a lingering void within those who shared her life.

This precious individual was called to be with her Lord far too early in life, by a very rare condition that has yet to have a cure.

A celebration of Pat’s life will be held at Springfield Funeral Home on Friday, August 21st at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Pat’s memory to the Canadian Amyloidosis Support Network, Inc. (www.thecasn.org), or a charity of your choice. 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.”

Friday, August 21, 2015 at 10:00 am

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for PARDUE, Patricia “Pat” Joan is scheduled for Friday, August 21, 2015 at 10:00 am. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC


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  • Arlene & Thomas Hawrelak says:

    Jack and Family:
    We share your grief at the loss of Pat. We will miss her bubbly spirit and her laughter.
    May she rest in peace.

  • Bob Baird says:

    Jack and family
    I was so sad to learn of your loss. Pat was such a vibrant friendly person, and will be missed by all who knew her. I remember seeing Jack and Pat out on their daily walks, with Jack trying hard to keep up.
    My thoughts are with you Jack.
    My regards……Bob Baird

  • Bonnie Smith says:

    So very sorry, and surprised, to learn of Pat’s passing. I understand how difficult it is to make sense of this. Just know that the Lord is with us every step of the way even though at times it may not seem very apparent. I am coming to Kelowna for the funeral and will see you on Friday. Love and blessings, Bonnie

  • Ryan Towers says:

    So sorry to have lost our Aunty Pat. She was a very special person whose wit, enthusiasm, and kindness is too infrequently paralleled. What I remember her for most is her astute sense of humour and how she could always be counted on to provide levity in a too often dejected world. May she rest in peace with the angels.

  • Betty Ann Pardue says:

    Sending love and hugs to my brother Jack and his family, Lana, Troy, Cassandra, and Levi. I am so sorry for the loss of your wife, momma, nana. We will never forget her.

  • Bill and Irma Sutherland says:

    Jack….we are so sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

  • Betty Cleland says:

    Thinking of you and praying for God’s immeasurable comfort during this time. May your incredible memories bring you joy as you remember a wonderful woman! Pat truly prioritized family and she expressed great pleasure in being a mom and grandma! Pat’s cheery smile and laughter was always a delight to hear in the preschool cubby room as she brought or picked up Cassandra! Pat’s legacy lives on through her family – what a gift!



  • Elizabeth Clarke says:

    My sympathies and love go out to Jack and family following the passing of my dear friend and Sister in Christ. I knew Pat for about 14 years through Trinity Baptist Church and will miss her caring, loving, humorous personality.

  • June Schaeffer says:

    Dear Jack and family, Please accept our sincere sympathies in the loss of your dearest “Pat”. She always had a lovely smile and a friendly hello. Sunshine fades…Shadows fall…Sweet remembrance…outlasts all….June and Gordon Schaeffer.

  • Jim and Carol Ursel says:

    Jack and Family our sincere sympathy. May your wonderful memories help you in these difficult days.

  • Jacqui and Ken Mills says:

    Dear Jack and family,
    We are so sad for your loss. Pat was a very special person and I had the privilege of sharing her energy and compassion while working with her. Her sense of humour was wonderful. We are both very lucky to have known her. Prayers for all.
    Ken and Jacqui

  • Terry and Kathy Albrecht says:

    We were very sorry to hear about Pat and are thinking about you and your family.

  • Lynne & Gert Glata says:

    Jack and family. While you will all miss Pat tremendously, you will have wonderful memories of such a special person. You can know the Lord is looking after her in your absence.

  • Shelley and Norbert Knuth says:

    We were shocked to read of Pat`s passing as we had just seen you both several months ago. You had been out walking of course. Our prayers are with you and the family. She is at peace now and in a better place. God bless you Jack,Lana, Troy and kids.

  • Jean Swindells and Dinah Batke says:

    Dear Jack,
    We were saddened to learn of your loss of Pat. You have our deepest sympathy, and wishes that happy memories will help you through this difficult time
    Jean Swindells and Dinah Batke

  • cathy Slade says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss Jack. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Cathy Slade

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