PAMPLIN, Patricia Mary (July 26, 1936 to May 22, 2016) –
Pat (a.k.a. Carvell, Trish, Hon, Babe, Kid, Mom, and Grandma) was feisty. She was determined and generous and caring and kind – and she took guff from no one. Strong in both stature and will, she was the centre of a very happy and close-knit family, or more aptly put, she was the boss (she secretly wished to be Judge Judy). She was fiercely devoted to the love of her life and husband of 61 years, Lorne, and was the best mom ever to Toni, Lori, and Ken (Chrisy), and a loving grandma to Jessi and Grayson. The family was fortunate to spend much quality time between Kelowna, Calgary, Vancouver, the Shuswap and Indio, California and were blessed to enjoy several memorable trips together. Pat had a keen sense for business. While she and Lorne owned and operated a plumbing and heating company, they opened Sunshine Health Foods in Chinook Centre, Calgary with sister Linda and Norman Cornell. The four then took a risk and moved to B.C. to open Smitty’s Pancake House, Kelowna. Later, Pat and Lorne opened Smitty’s Westbank and partnered in a third restaurant in Grande Prairie. A natural athlete, Pat enjoyed robust health throughout her life. She believed in vitamins, cod liver oil, and insisted on at least three vegetables at dinner (all different colours of course). Her house was spotless and always a home and she made a mean flapper pie for those she held dear. She considered going out without curling her hair an impossibility. An avid walker, her two mile ritual was generally a solitary one as she simply moved too fast. She would only slow down when allowing one of the family dogs to read their p-mail. Pat will be dearly missed by those who loved her most and carried in the hearts of so many. She will be remembered by brother Tom Carvell, sister Linda Baxter (Tom), and brother-in-law Ted Pamplin (Rita) and their families. The large circle of friends she so cherished (some even talked her into wearing red and purple) will miss her energy and optimism. Pat was predeceased by her parents, Edward Carvell and Mary Klein (nee Auld), her beloved Aunt Grace, sister-in-law Mary Carvell and niece Chris Judd. At Pat’s request, there will be no formal services. Cremation. Those wishing to make a donation in Pat’s memory are asked to consider the local chapter of the S.P.C.A. Arrangements in care of Everden Rust Funeral Services, (250) 860-6440. Online condo?lences at www.everdenrust.com.