We Remember

SILZER, Patricia (née Opitz)

January 1, 1970 — April 9, 2020

It is with broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Patricia Silzer, on April 9, 2020, at the age of 86.

Patricia was born to Rose and Joseph Opitz in Saskatoon, SK on June 22, 1933, moving to Englefeld, SK and then to Watson, SK as a child.

Patricia met Jacob through the R.O.S.S. social club and they married on July 8, 1953. They moved to Regina, SK in 1955 where they started their family. In 1970, they moved to Kelowna, BC with their good friends, the Pisio and Bruynzeel families, after spending vacation time in BC. Patricia loved social gatherings, music, and dancing. She was a great cook and had a passion for baking, she was always creating something irresistible.  She was an avid sewer from fine fashion clothing to upholstery. Pat took pride in growing an organic garden throughout the years. Her favourite memories included trips to Alaska and Hawaii and numerous camping trips. She volunteered hundreds of hours in her lifetime including a special needs school in Regina, The Kelowna Elks, Kelowna Blood Donor Clinic, and the Rutland Senior Centre.

Patricia  is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Jacob Silzer; two daughters Kathy and Cindy (Nick); granddaughters Rebecca and Amanda (Mike); great-grandchildren Hayley, Sarah, and Liam; sisters Bettie Fuhrmann , Judy (Ron) Heck and Mary (Jerry) Baumgartner; brothers Tom (Marlene) Opitz and Ray (Marilyn) Opitz and brother in law Emil (Faye) Silzer; by numerous nieces, nephews and their families; special friends Bonnie and Matt who she thought of as a daughter and grandson; and her close cousin Melissa who had a special bond with her. She was predeceased by her parents Joseph and Rose Opitz and her special Aunt Sue.

We would like to thank Spring Valley Care Home for taking special care of Patricia and her family during this difficult time and a very special heart felt thank you to Jamie, Nurse Alex and Gloria.

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