March 27, 1927 – March 30, 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our darling mother, sister, aunt and grandmother, Ellen Patricia (Pat) Fitzsimons in Nanaimo, BC on Thursday, March 30th, 2017. 

Pat was born in Ballintemple, Cork, Ireland on March 27th, 1927. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 44 years, Paddy; sons, Robert and John; and brothers, Joe and Milo. Pat is survived by her brother, Jim (Dorothy) Murphy; son, Barry (Marlene) Fitzsimons; daughters, Elaine (Bob) McFall, Frances (Dan) Lake, and Nora (Marvin) Gerhardt; daughter-in-law, Annette Fitzsimons; grandchildren, Jenna and Christina Fitzsimons, Steven and Emily Fitzsimons, Nicholas and Vanessa Gerhardt; as well as numerous relatives and friends in England and Ireland. 

Mom was a wonderful woman and a role model to us all. She always had a kind word to say. Pat was devoted to her family and loved by all who knew her. She will be greatly missed.

The family wishes to thank the Nanaimo Home and Community Care staff, Dr Debra Harkness and staff for their compassionate care.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Friday, April 7, 2017

at the Catholic Church of the Ascension, 887 Wembley Road in Parksville. Burial to follow at the Yates Cemetery in Parksville.  

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.

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