Patricia Louise Smitheram

July 9, 1934 – September 5, 2019
This morning our Mother left us, passing peacefully in her sleep after a lengthy illness.
Mom was predeceased by her husband of 51 years, Francis, and is survived by 4 sons, Wendell, Brian (Yolanda), Neil (Betty) and Perry, 6 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren.
A longtime resident of Blueberry Creek, Mom was raised in the Similkameen and lived in various areas of beautiful British Columbia prior to settling in the Kootenays. Mom will be remembered as the feisty eldest of 7 siblings, a dedicated Licensed Practical Nurse, a long term partner (and relief driver) in the family trucking business, a committed minor hockey mom, a beautiful soprano voice in community and church choirs, a longtime volunteer with Ladies Hospital Auxiliary, and as a caring, gentle companion to horses and dogs.
Farewell to a wonderful sister, wife, mother and friend.
A sincere thanks to Dr. Vasil and the staff of the Castleview Care Centre for a level of professional care that ensured Mom lived her final years in surroundings of peace, comfort and security.
At Mom’s request there will be no memorial service. For those thinking of sending flowers or cards, please consider a donation to your local animal shelter.
Castlegar Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements.

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