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1943 - 2013
In Ottawa, on March 28th, Patricia succumbed to the after-effects of a cerebral hemorrhage, reuniting with her parents, Angelina McKoy and Johnny Dumas, her sister Evelyn and her brother John Michael. Her extraordinary vitality and her generosity will continue to inspire those who were lucky to know her, and particularly those she loved above all, her children Louis, Jean-Michel (Marie-Maude Fleury Labelle) and Julie Paré, their father Paul, her dear grandchildren Olivier, Mia, Azèla, Léonie, Alexandre, Samuel, Éloïze and Dalia, her sisters Carmel (Daniel Rioux) and Teresa (Claude Couture). A natural achiever, she was successful in the performing arts before becoming a remarkable political journalist and then attaché. After retiring from politics, she became a professional translator and was in the midst of completing her doctoral degree in that field when she was struck down at a shocking speed, to the dismay of her many friends who will miss her lively and authentic companionship. Family and friends are welcome to celebrate her memory on Tuesday, April 9th, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. in the Salon of the National Arts Centre, 53 Elgin Street, Ottawa, and Tribute will start at 2 p.m. Her remains will be put to rest next summer in the Gaspé, in the village of St- Georges-de-Malbaie where she was born. Condolences, tributes and donations may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com
Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Apr. 6, 2013