THOMAS, Patricia 'Pat' Cora
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March 19, 1944 - November 29, 2013
"A sister is someone special"
With sadness, the family announces the death of Pat Thomas on November 29, 2013 at the Devon Palliative Care Unit in Devon, AB.
Born in Peace River, AB to Agnes and Larry Thomas. A fiercely loyal sister to Elaine (Lloyd) Wood of Wetaskiwin, Betty (Jim) Maurice of Kelowna, BC and Donna (Richard) Leask of Edmonton, AB. She also leaves many beloved nieces and nephews. Pat was predeceased by her parents in 1970 and 1978.
Pat served in the Canadian Armed Forces from 1962 - 1965, and graduated from the University of Alberta in 1975. A passionate educator, she taught school in the N.W.T. for 25 years and then served two terms of office as President of the Northwest Territories Teachers' Association from 1996 - 2000. She retired to Devon, AB where she continued a busy life as a Liberal Party supporter, a member of Our Lady of Mercy Roman Catholic Parish, golfing, bowling, gardening and a regular travel schedule abroad.
Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, Enoch, AB, Highway 60 south with Fr. Les Kwiatkowski, OMI officiating.
In Pat's memory, donations are gratefully accepted to The Edmonton Cross Cancer Institute, Edmonton, Alberta.
Baker Funeral Chapel, Wetaskiwin
Baker Funeral Chapel Inc.
5302 50 Avenue
Wetaskiwin, AB T9A 0T1
Published in The Edmonton Journal on Dec. 5, 2013