Patricia GARCIA passed away in the West Coast General Hospital in Port Alberni on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at the age of 80 years. Predeceased by her husband Joe, Pat is survived by her children; Ian (Monica) and Deb (Dan); grandchildren Nikki (Cole), Joe (Whitney), Callie and Brianna; as well as brothers Ron, Gerald, and Tom.
Born in England, Pat came to Canada and made her first stop in Winnipeg. From there she moved to Vancouver where she saw a listing for an outpost nurse in Bamfield. She successfully applied and in February 1960 arrived in Bamfield on the MV Uchuck. That is where she met her fisherman husband Joe; they were married on November 6, 1961. In addition to 37 years as a nurse at the Bamfield Red Cross Outpost Hospital Pat was active in many community organizations including terms as Director, and sometimes chairman, of the ACRD, she was very involved in the community she loved so much. As a team Pat and Joe’s contributions to community life in Bamfield were formidable. In 2007 Pat moved to Port Alberni to be closer to her children and grandchildren.
A Celebration of Pat’s Life will be held from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Saturday, January 16, 2016 at the Italian Hall, 4065 6th Avenue, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 6M4.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Pat’s memory may be made to Canadian Lung Association or the Canadian Red Cross. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.chapelofmemories.ca