PARNELL, Patricia Marie
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1925 - 2014
Passed peacefully Monday, April 14, 2014 with her family by her side. Predeceased by her husband Capt. George Parnell. She leaves behind her children Ludmilla, Marek (Carole), and Cedric (Christine); her grandchildren Loic, Domenyck, Felix, Elizabeth, and Liam; as well as her nieces and nephews in France. Born in Paris, France, she graduated from University of St Andrews, Scotland with a BSc., to become a beloved science teacher. She was also a Lieut. in the Royal Air Force serving as an Education Officer. She and her husband immigrated to Canada in 1955 to start their family. Later in her retirement, she was a devoted volunteer helping young children learn to read at École Marguerite- Bourgeoys. In her 87th year, she was nominated as volunteer of the year by the School Commission. She will be dearly missed by family and friends. Special thanks to the ICU staff of Lakeshore General Hospital who showed great compassion in her last days. Visitation will be held on Friday, April 18, 2014 from 10 a.m., followed by a Service at 11 a.m. in the Chapel at Collins Clarke MacGillivray White Funeral Home. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation and to the Last Post Fund would be greatly appreciated.
Published in The Gazette from Apr. 16 to Apr. 17, 2014