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Emergency personnel gather to celebrate life of Parksville paramedic

Natalie Pascus died suddenly on March 26 at age 54
Natalie Pascus. (Photo submitted)

A celebration of life was held Saturday in Parksville for longtime BC Ambulance Service paramedic Natalie Pascus.

Pascus died suddenly on March 26 at age 54, and on Saturday a large group of emergency service personnel got together to pay tribute, including police, firefighters and other paramedics. The celebration was held at the Rathtrevor group picnic site.

“Those who were lucky enough to experience Natalie’s kindness and utter selflessness know that she truly was an earth angel,” read a memorial piece following her passing. “Her beauty and love touched the lives of many over the years. There really are no words to capture how incredibly amazing she was. The world is a little darker without her in it.”

Natalie leaves behind her daughter Mary, their rescue pups Mack and Harlow, kitty Kingston, mother Mary Ellen Clarke, stepfather George Clarke, sisters Andrea (John), Christine (Christopher) and Laura (Mackenzie) and brother Mathew (Heather) and lifelong friend John McKinstry. In addition, many nephews, nieces, friends, family and coworkers.

Natalie dedicated 35 years to the BC Ambulance Service where “she will be remembered for her caring and gentle humour with both patients and colleagues.”

— NEWS Staff, submitted

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