MEANEY, Patricia Ann
Passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2011 at the age of 70 years. Survived by her loving husband Geoff; two daughters: Lisa (Ed) of Nelson, BC, Rochelle (Greg) of Westbank, BC; son Wayne of Sydney, Australia; six grandchildren and one brother Colin (Pam) of Sydney, Australia. Predeceased by her father Norman Merchant and her mother Vivienne Merchant. Patricia was born in Lane Cove, Sydney, Australia in 1940. She married Geoff in Sydney in 1963 and embarked on a honeymoon through Europe, settling briefly in England before emigrating to Canada in 1964. She loved Canada and was to spend 31 years there, punctuated by a 16-year return to Australia to realise her shared dream with Geoff of building a Georgian house in Windsor, NSW, doing much of the labour themselves. Patricia loved travel, antiques, decorating and gardening, and held several careers in banking and sales. As a young girl she studied ballet and piano, and in her later years painted oils. She was vibrant and young throughout her life. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, April 8, 2011 at 11:00 am at St. Charles Garnier Parish, 3645 Benvoulin Road, Kelowna, BC with Father Wayne Pfliger as Celebrant. If so desired as an expression of sympathy, flowers may be sent to the church for the service. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.