Patricia Ann Barnes

BARNES, Patricia Ann On Friday, March 5 at 2 p.m. Mrs. Patricia Ann Barnes passed away at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital in the arms of her son, David Barnes, her daughter, Jenny-Rebecca Barnes, and her son-in-law, Jim Gilliland. Pat immigrated to Hamilton, Ontario from Watford, England in 1955 with her parents Tom and Pauline Farmer on a transatlantic journey aboard a Cunard ship. After successfully becoming Miss Canada, Pat pursued an acting career with the Canadian Players that took her across the country and onto the screen in live television performances. While doing dinner theater, Pat met an up and coming radio broadcaster in Nassau, Bahamas. Pat and Gregory Barnes were married soon after in West Vancouver. Her years in Vancouver brought her two children and a life long friendship with Kelly Barnes (not related). In 1975, the young family moved to Saltspring Island. Pat called the island her home for over 28 years. Pat opened her first store, the Loom Room in 1979. Pat was as skilled in the textile arts as in the theatre. As she explored her art and business, Pat made the transition from retail to wholesale and created The Tangled Web. Pat moved to Qualicum Beach in 2002 where she relived memories of her British heritage in this pretty, “British” seaside town. Here, too, she discovered a passion for fitness and Dragon Boating with Abreast for Life. Her wonderful story telling, passion for life, laughter, commitment to family, children, animals, and community will be greatly missed by her family and friends. A Celebration of Pat’s life will be held at 11 am, Saturday, March 27, at the Parksville Funeral Chapel, Cemetery & Crematorium. Mum – we miss you and will see you in our dreams. Her family welcomes your donation to the BC Cancer Foundation