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January 29, 2024

In Loving Memory ~

To think of Pat is to smile

Patricia Maud Gouge passed away peacefully early on January 29, 2024 in her 97th year, with her loving family by her side.

She is survived by her loving children Bill (Hitomi), Patricia (Calvin) and Joan (John); grandchildren, Sara, Arisa, Sam (Ayala), Peter, Jill, Melissa, and Todd; great grandchildren Noah, Kiara, Sara, Josh, Madison, and Reide.

She was pre-deceased by her loving husband, John, twin sister Joan and brother Bill. Pat was very proud to be a twin herself and to have twin granddaughters. She will be dearly missed by her many friends and extended family.

Pat first knew John in Drumheller where they were both born and raised. They later re-united at UBC where they fell in love and married.

She was devoted to John throughout her life and visited him faithfully every day when he was in the care home despite having to take two buses to get there. Pat was a kind, caring and generous person who was beloved by numerous friends and of course extended family.

She had an infectious enthusiasm for life, and she touched the lives of all she met. Pat had a wonderful sense of humour and was never afraid to make people laugh at her. This was seen in her lifelong enthusiasm for dressing up in costumes which she did right up until Halloween of 2023!

Pat was an active member of the Anglican Church and fully participated in the activities of the parish such as the annual Dickens Bazaar where both she and John would don vintage attire for the day.

As a long-term member of the altar guild, she created beautiful floral arrangements for the church and then delivered them to seniors after the service. She was also an active volunteer at Covenant House and the Cancer Society.

Pat relocated to Qualicum Beach in 2015 where she lived at the Gardens Retirement community. As she did throughout her life, Pat embraced life at the Gardens and participated in numerous activities there. While at the gardens she co-authored a song titled Welcome to Canada which won a Lieutenant Governor General Award.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday March 9, 2024, at 2 pm at St Mark's Anglian Church in Qualicum Beach with a reception to follow at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Covenant House Vancouver would be greatly appreciated.

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 Qualicum Beach Memorial Services Ltd.

Service Details

Celebration of Life
Saturday, March 9, 2024
2:00 PM
St Mark's Anglian Church 138 Hoylake Rd W, Qualicum Beach

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