Patricia Marie Culley

Patricia Marie Culley

“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.”

Thomas Campbell – Scottish Poet.


Passed away peacefully on July 7, 2011 following a

sudden illness, leaving no enemies but many caring friends.

Patricia was born in London, UK on September 19, 1929. She is survived by her ever loving husband, lover and friend, Edward. Sons Paul, Jon (Nicole) and daughter Michelle (Bob). Grand daughters Sarah (Chris), Elissa and Teagan. Also survived by her dear, loving sisters Rosemary (Dudley), Eve and Jennifer (Douggie).

All three sisters despite living geographically sperated from each other are so close and happy in spirit that love wil

never be lost between them.

Patricia emigrated to Edmonton, Alberta in 1966 with

Edward and the four children. Employment included

positions as Physical Fitness Instructor/Manager in Health Clubs. In later years she aquired skill in stained glass art now much in evidence around her home. In 1982, a move to her new home in Oyama meant Goodbye big city, Hello

village life, with activities such as gardening, water sports and interest in environmental issues. She was a onetime secretary for Oyama Community Club.

The loss of her youngest son Dawson in 2002 was a very sad occasion for the family. A happy and memorable event brought relatives and friends together in 2007 for Patricia and Edward’s 60th wedding anniversary.

Both Patricia and Edward, being free thinkers, have found it easier to accept the finality of death as the natural outcome of living.

When words like beautiful, kind, caring and loving are

uttered they could well be describing Patricia. Her demeaner and beautiful smile will be missed by so many people whose lives she touched.

She had wished, at the end, for a quiet gathering of friends at her home where they could pay tributes and memories.

Donations can be made in Patricia’s name to the

Central Okanagan Hospice Society.

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