ARMSTRONG, Patricia "Pat" December 30, 1920 - October 26, 2013 Grace Patricia Armstrong died peacefully after a full and well-lived life. She joins her husband Ralph, the love of her life, who predeceased her in 1977. Pat was a wonderful mother to Sandy and Leslie and a loving Nana to Sophie, Christina and Ryan who she adored. Pat is also survived by her beloved brother Gordon Batty and wife Ilene of Calgary, nephew Albert Batty and wife Cathy of Arizona, and cousin Michael Harrison and wife June of England. A gifted soprano, artist, photographer, entertainer extraordinaire and life-long learner with a dynamic positive outlook, Pat loved her family and shared her creative gifts and wisdom with all who were fortunate enough to know her. Born in Winnipeg. Pat grew up in Calgary before moving to Vancouver in 1943 where she met and married Ralph. They raised their family in North and West Vancouver, enjoyed world travels, and boating on the west coast. Pat sang in several groups and she and Ralph were a jazz/blues musical duo who hosted many wonderful home and business parties. Pat was an executive member of the West Vancouver Visual Arts Society for many years. Pat enjoyed many good times with her friends of all ages, her neighbours in Bayridge and at Ambleview Place, her friends in the West Vancouver Senior's choir and photo club and volunteers at the West Van Senior's Centre and Harmony Arts Festival. Thank you Mom for all the life lessons and memories that you shared with us and your wonderful sense of fun and adventure. We love you very much. Heartfelt thanks to all the wonderful staff at Capilano Care Centre staff for their care of Mom over the past three years. A Celebration of Pat's life will be held on Sunday November 24 from 2pm - 4pm in the Marine Room at the West Vancouver Senior's Centre, 695 21st Street. Memories of Pat may be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Alzheimer's Society of BC http://www.alzheimerbc.org
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Published in The North Shore News from Nov. 13 to Nov. 14, 2013